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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

Senior Jersey Miller skis up the big hill on her second lap of the girls classic-interval qualifier on Feb 13. Miller helped lead the team to a third-place spot after the first day.

Girls’ Nordic stirs up success at state

Maya Nieves February 24, 2024

Park girls Nordic battled hard at the state meet on Feb. 14 and 15 and ended up in fifth overall with a total of 16 teams. The team was ranked third going into the two day race that was held at Giants...

Nordic coach, Doug Peterson waxes a ski on Feb 1. The team uses the basement space as their headquarters and to do ski maintenance.

Dungeon, no Dragon

Hanna Wilsey February 11, 2024

Despite common knowledge, there is a room located in the school basement nicknamed “the dungeon.” This space was historically used for the wrestling team, as it contained a small weight room and cushy...

Senior Addison Chenvert jumps into the air above her teammates celebrating the announcement of their Section 6 win Feb. 5. They tied Wayzata in points and won by a tiebreaker.

Skiing to success

Ena Mekic and Alyssa Johannes February 8, 2024

After a long season, Park girls Nordic won the 6A Section Tournament on Feb. 6, qualifying for state next week. Park boys Nordic placed in fifth and did not qualify for state.  According to Nordic...

Successful start, successful end?

Successful start, successful end?

Rowan Jansen January 29, 2024

Park’s nordic teams competed in the conference championship Jan. 26, resulting in the girls team winning first place and the boys coming out in third.  Coach Conor Weberg said this meet gave him...

Senior Addison Chenvert focuses on strength Jan. 17. Girls Nordic prepares for their race on Jan. 25 at Hyland Hills.

Lifting up the competition

Audrey Kuendig and Lucia Versalles January 25, 2024

Park’s girls nordic team has been having a successful season. Their progress is not only attributed to their hard work on the hills, but is also the product of their dedication to showing up in the gym...

Crushing it in the cold

Crushing it in the cold

Anna Williams and Claire Williams January 25, 2024

Because the beginning of the season faced weather-related delays, Park girls nordic has been challenged with accommodating an absence of proper training conditions. These adversities have impacted their...

Senior Tommy Keller races to the finish line Jan. 13. The varsity boys nordic team at Park raced at Theodore Wirth Regional Park.

Boys’ Nordic on fire in frigid temperatures

Jacob Martenson and Ryan Steinberg January 15, 2024

Park Boys Nordic won Loppet Invite on Jan. 14 with incredible performances from their top competitors. According to head coach Doug Peterson, the team felt very at home at Theodore Wirth and took advantage...

Parks Nordic team practices at Theodore Wirth Park Dec. 7. The skiers await more snow, but until then they practice the best they can to prepare for upcoming meets.

Park perfects practices

Anna Williams and Emma Egan December 15, 2023

For the past month, Park’s girls nordic team has been practicing in preparation for the upcoming meets. According to head coach Doug Peterson, the management of their schedules around these practices...

All you need is glove(s)

All you need is glove(s)

Ryan Steinberg, Staffer December 1, 2023

Winter sports are very popular at Park, but equipment can be a barrier for a lot of kids. Sports such as nordic skiing and hockey require a lot of equipment, while basketball doesn’t require as much....

Nordic hosts a coupon fundraiser

Nordic hosts a coupon fundraiser

Claire Williams and Lucia Versalles November 22, 2023

To kick off the Nordic ski season, the team came together as a program to raise money for seasonal expenses. All the athletes got into teams and split up by going door to door selling coupons that support...

Used with permission by Hanna Wilsey

Alaskan adventures

Hanna Wilsey April 1, 2023

This month, I had the opportunity to travel to Fairbanks, Alaska for the 2023 Junior Nationals nordic ski competition. Over the course of a week, I raced three different times at varying distances. The...

Crowd gathers for drinking and music during the 2022 Luminary Loppet. This years Loppet will take place Feb. 18.

City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival preview

Aidan Shafton and Eliah Fink January 17, 2023

Every year, the Loppet Foundation holds a festival called the City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival. This festival takes place throughout the Twin Cities metro area, much of it on various lakes around the...

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