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Junior Emily Foster swims down the pool at Pioneer Ridge Middle School Oct 17. Park lost the meet to Chaska 98-85.

Girls swim team loses final regular season meet

Roberto Alvarez and Caedon Exsted October 18, 2023

Park’s girls swim team took on Chaska for their last meet of the regular season Oct. 17. Park fell short in the end, losing with a score of 98-85. Park held on but fell short in certain areas, which...

Synchronized swimming judges look on as senior captain Rachel Katzovitz performs her walkover figure March 23. Katzovitz ranked first place at the meet Thursday.

Synchro kicks their way to victory

Alex Geretz and Eliah Fink March 27, 2023

Girls’ synchronized swimming won big last Thursday at their first meet of the season. The team beat Richfield in figures March 23 with a final score of 22-7. Four of the top five swimmers were...

Park gymnasts prepare to compete on vault Feb. 18. The Orioles placed fifth at the 6AA Sections meet at Hopkins High School.

Orioles flip to fifth

Anya Panday February 24, 2023

On Feb. 18, Park’s Orioles finished out its gymnastics season at the 6AA Sections meet, with a chance to qualify for the state meet. After flipping, tumbling and jumping on four different events, the...

Senior Ezra Hudson participates in the 100-meter hurdles April 26. Parks next meet is 4:00 p.m. May 2 at Chanhassen High School.

Field competitors give their all

While track and field usually brings sprinting to mind, there’s more to the sport than just running. Park also competes in discus, shot put, hurdles and jumps. Senior Giulia Ruffoli said her favorite...

Junior James Hager competes in the 100-meter hurdles April 11. Park’s next meet is 3 p.m. April 11 at Armstrong High School.

Track competes in first outdoor meet of season

Amongst a mass of people congregated around a small track, freshman Autumn Walberg said her first outdoor race was exciting because of the energy the crowd brought. “It’s a quad meet so there are...

Senior Gabby Diaz performs her routine during a meet against St. Anthony Dec. 14. Despite losing the meet, the new members of the team have shown a lot of progress throughout the season thus far.

Gymnastics drops first home meet

Liam Woodward December 22, 2021

After gymnastics lost its first home meet against St. Anthony, senior Ryan Rasmussen said she is happy with how the team performed despite the loss. “Even though we didn't win I feel like everyone...

Freshman Caleb Teichman pushes past his limits in the boys JV 5,000 meter race. His team finished in 12th place.

Park steps it up

Sophia Curran-Moore October 5, 2021

As the runners lined up to start the race, junior cross country captain Auden Whitlow said she had high hopes for her team. “I hope that they’re all able to have the race that they want to, because...

Eight graders Sela Myers and Nora Lindman run alongside a Bloomington Jefferson runner Sept. 4. Park began their season by hosting their first home meet in 20 years.

Cross Country starts off strong at home opener

Maria Perez Barriga September 5, 2020

The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams participated in their first meet in a newly designed course at St. Louis Park Middle School against Benilde St. Margaret’s and Bloomington Jefferson. Senior...

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Nordic team places in Conference meet

Sofie Geretz January 31, 2020

According to coach Pat Hartman, his favorite part of the Conference meet was seeing the girls’ team finish strong in their skate race. “I think the girls’ finishes in the skate section of the...

Junior Max Gohman races in the classic meet at Elm Creek Jan. 24. Park boys varsity placed third with a score of 242.

Nordic team persists in harsh weather

Sofie Geretz January 27, 2020

Reflecting on a colder than average meet, senior Ella Hammerstrand said the Nordic team persisted and worked hard throughout the race. “It was super cold and we didn't even know if we were going to...

Freshman Jordan Dolinar performs her floor routine Jan. 15 at Breck School. The gymnastics team won their meet against Breck with a score of 126.525.

Gymnastics pulls off big win at Breck

Talia Lissauer January 17, 2020

Reflecting on their meet against Breck, junior captain Maddie Olson said the team was strongest on beam, but will continue to work on the execution of the routines. “Our varsity beam went really well....

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