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Weather limits track schedule

Weather limits track schedule

David Bryant and Hayley Westwood

April 18, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Freshmen Renee McSherry said due to the April snow, pole vaulting practice is only allowed limited amounts of time indoors as they can’t practice outside and other sports also occupy the gym. “I pole vault so we are normally inside, but they were expecting us to be outside by now, so now we can...

Preseason track meet prepares team for improvement

Preseason track meet prepares team for improvement

David Bryant and Hayley Westwood

April 10, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Junior Anna Keith said the first track meet of the season on March 30 was not typical because of the lack of teammates. “It's really different. It's more individual. Not a lot of hurdlers came, so it's a lot of warming up by yourself and being independent,” Keith said. Boys’ track head c...

Gymnastics takes third at meet

Gymnastics takes third at meet

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

January 21, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

The Park girls’ gymnastics team competed against Henry Sibley High School in an invitational meet Saturday, Jan. 19. According to head coach Dawn Thielen, the team did well despite some setbacks. “We made a few mistakes, but overall the girls were really good at staying focused on what wa...

Gymnastics prepare to compete at Henry Sibley Invitational

Gymnastics prepare to compete at Henry Sibley Invitational

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

January 18, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

Junior Molly Miller said she is looking forward to her team applying new skills at the invitational meet Saturday, Jan. 19. “I am excited to see what my teammates and I can do because during practice we are working on a lot of new skills,” Miller said.   According to head coach Dawn Thie...

Math Team begins final push to qualify for State

Math Team begins final push to qualify for State

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson

January 14, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

After not practicing over winter break, Math Team adviser Kristin Johnson said she hopes the team can regroup and prepare for its upcoming meet. “Hopefully we are going to get back in gear and just review the topics that will be showing up on the next test, and then we run practice tests from pr...

Math Team competes at first meet of the season

Math Team competes at first meet of the season

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson

November 12, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

When junior Math Team member Rafe Covin completed his events at the Math Team’s first meet of the season, he said he felt confident despite the meet’s difficulty. “I thought (the meet) went pretty well. The questions are usually pretty hard, and I got a couple right, so that was good,” Co...

Synchro prepares for a successful season

Synchro prepares for a successful season

Carissa Prestholdt

March 19, 2018


Filed under Spring sports

According to freshman Maya Lee, creating relationships with her teammates is crucial to having a rewarding year. “I want to do more team bonding activities, (and) I want to do some sleepovers with my team,” said Lee. “Because we are going to be writing our own routines, we will be able to spend ...

Boys’ swimming flies through State

Boys’ swimming flies through State

Eli Curran-Moore, Hanna Schechter, and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

March 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to boys' swimming head coach Amanda Forsberg, after section finals Feb. 24, five Park swimmers qualified for the State preliminary meet March 2 and State finals March 3 at the University of Minnesota Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. “(The team) did really well. Hayden Zheng won the 100 breast. I don’t...

Gymnastics prepares for Sections

Gymnastics prepares for Sections

Hannah Leff and Izzy Levtion

February 15, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

Junior gymnastics captain Savannah Romero said she felt relieved when she found out she won all-around at the team’s last regular meet of the season on Feb 9. “It’s been something I’ve been working towards all season. Some meets I’ll have some good events and a few bad ones but it finally a...

Gymnastics holds parent night, loses to Chaska-Chan

Gymnastics holds parent night, loses to Chaska-Chan

Alex Balfour, Hannah Leff, and Izzy Levition

January 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

When freshman Josie Bryant received her personal record on floor with a score of 8.9, she said she felt a wave of support and excitement from her surrounding teammates. “I was super proud of myself. I didn’t know I was capable of getting that high of a score,” Bryant said. “It was super speci...

Junior chosen as gymnastics captain

Junior chosen as gymnastics captain

Alex Balfour, Izzy Leviton

December 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

As junior Savannah Romero participates in her fifth varsity gymnastics season she said she looks forward to her new position as a team leader. According to Romero, her coaches recently chose her to be a captain for the current season after one of the senior captains quit gymnastics. “I was e...

Boys’ swimming falls to Hopkins in first dual meet

Boys’ swimming falls to Hopkins in first dual meet

Eli Curran-Moore and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

December 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Amid the roar of cheering spectators and teammates, senior captain Adam Recknagel said the best moment of the boys’ swim meet for him was seeing freshman Hayden Zheng break two previous records in the 200 free and 100 breast. “(The best moment was) during the meet when Hayden broke two records tha...

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