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Nordic begins strength and conditioning

Nordic begins strength and conditioning

Sofie Geretz

December 6, 2019

According to senior and Nordic captain David Klein, strength and conditioning is pivotal to the quality of a season. “We started doing the strength training program because Nordic is a very, very intense physical sport,” Klein said. “If you're not working the right muscles and you're not workin...

Nordic team sells coupon books

Nordic team sells coupon books

Sofie Geretz

November 25, 2019

Nordic parent Ann Walsh said the coupon selling fundraiser Nov. 23 was unique because of both the local businesses’ and the community’s involvement. “What's really special about the Nordic coupon sale is it's really mostly local businesses,” Walsh said. “It's always heartwarming to see th...

Nordic kicks off captains practices

Nordic kicks off captains practices

Talia Lissauer

October 21, 2019

The welcoming community that the Nordic ski team provides is why senior David Klein said he continues to participate in captains’ practice and the regular season. “I love seeing all these people that I don’t really get to interact with, that’s really fun for me,” Klein said. “ It’s o...

Nordic team trains during summer

Nordic team trains during summer

Noah Orloff and Dani Orloff

May 31, 2019

Sophomore Danny Walsh, who participated in Minneapolis Ski Club last year and will be a Nordic captain this upcoming season, said Minneapolis Ski Club was a two to three hour commitment per day. “They're really hard and you've got to get up really early, but it's really rewarding,” Walsh said. ...

Sections performance inspires Nordic team

Sections performance inspires Nordic team

Kaia Myers

February 5, 2019

Junior captain Rakesh Plantz said he was pleased with how the Nordic team skied at Sections. “I think our team did really well, considering the circumstances. It wasn’t the best conditions for the actual meet, but both teams finished sixth, and we did have one boy who got to state ... so I’m ...

The costs of winter sports

The costs of winter sports

January 16, 2019

The different sports played at Park in the winter have a wide variety of equipment with differing prices. Girls' gymnastics costs the least with gymnasts paying for warmups, leotards and grips according to freshman Sophia Romero. Hockey is on the opposite end of the spectrum with players buying pads,...

Skiers compete at first meet after break

Skiers compete at first meet after break

Kaia Myers

January 11, 2019

According to sophomore Maya Lee, the Nordic team had a successful first meet back after winter break. “Everyone seems to be doing really well and (our) technique seemed good. Everyone seems pretty happy with how they did,” Lee said. “I feel like I did alright. I wasn’t feeling as good as ...

Nordic competes at largest ski meet in the country

Nordic competes at largest ski meet in the country

Kaia Myers

January 9, 2019

According to Nordic head coach Doug Peterson, the team’s latest meet last weekend in Mesabi, MN drew competition from across the United States. It is the biggest Nordic race for high schoolers in the nation. The top ten skiers from both the girls’ and boys’ teams were selected to compete at thi...

Nordic ski performs well at first classic meet

Nordic ski performs well at first classic meet

Kaia Myers

December 22, 2018

Nordic coach Kaitlyn Lindaman said the team skied really well despite the icy course conditions. Due to these conditions, the skiers had to use their poles to propel them forward instead of a skiing motion. “I know there were some nerves going into the race because the conditions are obviously n...

Senior tries out for Junior Nationals

Senior tries out for Junior Nationals

Kaia Myers

December 18, 2018

Senior Nordic captain Cece Schmelzle said she is trying out for the 2019 Junior National Cross Country Championships team. “People from the different divisions compete to try out and make their Nationals teams. (The tryout process) entails four weekends of racing in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. ...

Nordic Ski races in first 5k of the season

Nordic Ski races in first 5k of the season

Kaia Myers

December 16, 2018

The Nordic team had their first 5k Metro West skate race on Dec. 13 at Hyland Park. Sophomore Olivia Etz said the longer distance gave the skiers an opportunity to work on pacing themselves as opposed to faster skiing.   “It was definitely harder than our last race, which was shorter. It was sh...

First Nordic meet cancelled

First Nordic meet cancelled

Kaia Myers

December 3, 2018

Nordic Ski’s first meet of the season, scheduled for Nov. 29, was cancelled. Co-head coach John Dyste said the race had traditionally been scheduled at this time every year with the stipulation that, if it doesn’t snow, it’ll be a running meet. “If we had snow, this wouldn't be a running r...

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