The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Skison never stops

Skison never stops

Maren Wilsey May 4, 2022

A popular saying in sports is that athletes are made in the off-season. I hear this especially often from my nordic skiing teammates. Naturally, this results in my efforts for offseason training to be...

8th grader Kaylee Crump skates her way to the finish at the state meet Feb. 17. Crump finished in 102nd place.

Nordic seizes the day

Sophia Curran-Moore, Lily Nugteren, and Mya Stanberry February 24, 2022

Park has some new awards to display on its shelves. After excelling in Sections last week, the girls’ nordic team qualified for the state tournament. The team finished the meet in fourth place and according...

Senior Brady Truett skis near the finish line at the Metro West-Mpls conference Jan. 18. Park placed within the top five for all four races

Nordic perseveres through the heat

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley January 20, 2022

Competing in Metro West-Mpls conference at Theodore Wirth Jan. 18, facing ten separate schools, Nordic placed within the top five for all four races. Senior Tait Myers said his only goals for the meet...

Freshman Lucas Tangelson crosses the finish line Jan. 11 at the Metro West conference. Park won three of its four races.

Nordic competes in first classic race of season

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley January 12, 2022

Winning three of its four races Jan. 11 at the Metro West conference at Elm Creek, senior captain Victoria Schmelzle said everyone was focused on winning their meet. “The girls definitely wanted to...

Sports are crucial during the pandemic

Sports are crucial during the pandemic

Maren Wilsey January 10, 2022

I’ve been a very active person my entire life. As long as I can remember, I’ve been involved with some kind of sport. Through the many ups and downs of life, that was one of the few constants I had.  As...

Sophomore Javi Shimming practices running with poles alongside the rest of the Nordic team Dec. 2. The overlap of participants in Nordic and Cross Country has assisted team members in staying in shape.

Overlap between cross country, Nordic builds community

Jacob Khabie December 6, 2021

When junior Rachel Katzovitz first started participating in Nordic skiing, she had no intention of joining the cross country team the following year. However, according to Katzovitz, joining the cross...

Embracing failure creates community

Embracing failure creates community

Danny Shope December 1, 2021

I was laying face down, twenty yards from the finish line. I didn’t stay down for long, though. As quickly as I could, I clumsily untangled my skis, got back up and spit out a piece of snow as I made...

Freshman Thomas Shope glides on his ski Feb. 17. During this meet, Park swept all 4 races.

Nordic prevails preceding sections

Ben Sanford February 21, 2021

After winning all four races at its meet on Feb. 17, Nordic is feeling strong going into sections. According to senior captain Mimi Kniser, the team put its best foot forward to succeed at its most recent...

Senior co-captain Mimi Kniser passes a Richfield competitor Jan. 21. Kniser is one of six captains for the 2020-21 season.

Gallery: Nordic sweeps Metro West conference race

Ayelet Prottas January 25, 2021

During the second race of the 2020-21 season, Nordic won all four races against the Metro West conference at Hyland Park Reserve. Senior co-captain Danny Walsh took first in the boys’ varsity race, freshman...

Senior co-captain Mimi Kniser crosses the finish line during the first race of the season Jan. 14. Kniser placed first in the girls’ varsity race.

Nordic prospers at first meet of the year

Ben Sanford January 20, 2021

Park proved to be successful at its first Nordic meet of the season, winning three out of its four races Jan. 15. Assistant coach Patrick Hartman said he was anxious to see how the meet turned out but...

Used with permission from Claire Bargman.

Nordic practices go online

Ben Sanford December 4, 2020

Due to new COVID-19 regulations put in place by Gov. Tim Walz that started Nov. 21 and a rise of cases in the state, Nordic has made the decision to move its captains practices online. According to...

Used with permission from Danny Shope

Junior starts off third season as a captain

Andrea Melear November 15, 2020

As a junior, Danny Shope has earned the position of captain for the upcoming Nordic season. When looking into the season, Shope said he is very enthusiastic about this year. “I'm really excited, but...

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