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Sports apparel prices lead to student doubt

Sports apparel prices lead to student doubt

Adam Gips and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

March 13, 2020

Recently, student athletes have had to contemplate whether to buy overpriced apparel to show support for their teams. Sophomore Danny Shope said sports apparel is beneficial for team bonding, but is sometimes overpriced. “One of the main objectives of sports apparel is to unify the team, and if ...

Junior competes in Nordic State meet

Junior competes in Nordic State meet

Sofie Geretz

February 23, 2020

Reflecting on his performance at State for Nordic, junior Danny Walsh said the races were difficult because of the amount of competition. “It went okay, I didn't do as well as I was hoping, but it was all around a solid race,” Walsh said. "Every second basically, someone else places, so it's just...

Lack of coach affects athletes

Lack of coach affects athletes

Sam Swisher

February 4, 2020

After going unfilled this year, the fourth coaching position on Park’s Nordic team made junior and captain Danny Walsh realize the lack of coaches has an effect on the team's performance.  “It definitely has affected the team's season because the team is so big, it's difficult for everyone on the ...

Nordic skiers put to work at Theodore Wirth Park Trailhead

Nordic skiers put to work at Theodore Wirth Park Trailhead

Sofia Seewald

February 4, 2020

With the Nordic team practicing daily at Theodore Wirth Park Trailhead, sophomore Ryan Fitzpatrick said he decided to spend a few extra hours at the tubing hill to make some money. “Since I’m on the Nordic skiing team, I’m there every single day. It’s an easy commute,” Fitzpatrick said. ...

Nordic team places in Conference meet

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 race were really good and that was pretty fun to watch,” Hartman said. According to sophomore Da...

Unexpected growth in Nordic program causes complications

Unexpected growth in Nordic program causes complications

Samantha Klepfer

January 31, 2020

As the Nordic ski team kicked of their season, they were faced with a problem: one bus did not fit all 81 skiers. According to coach John Dyste, the teams’ practices ended up being canceled because they couldn’t fit everyone. “We canceled going anywhere (for practice) one day,” Dyste said. “We h...

Nordic team persists in harsh weather

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 race because it was so cold,” Hammerstrand said. “But everyone went out there and gave it their al...

Nordic competes in large, joint meet

Nordic competes in large, joint meet

Sofie Geretz

January 8, 2020

After racing in a Nordic race with significantly more competition than usual, junior and captain Danny Walsh said the stakes were much higher than average meets. “This was the joint meet with Minneapolis, so a lot more people were in each heat and it was kind of hectic the first half of the race...

Nordic skis in Loppet Invite

Nordic skis in Loppet Invite

Sofie Geretz

January 5, 2020

After cheering on her teammates, senior and captain Maggie Klein said the race was different than usual because the team competed in relays. “This meet is unique because there were relays, (which) we’ve never done before,” Klein said. “Normally, we stick with one style for an entire meet, s...

Nordic goes on annual winter ski trip

Nordic goes on annual winter ski trip

Sofie Geretz

December 31, 2019

Junior Max Gohman said the ski trip at Giants Ridge aids athletes in preparation for the upcoming State meet and brings together the team. “The winter trip is at Giants Ridge, near Biwabik in northern Minnesota where the State meet is,” Gohman said. “It's good practice for those who are doing...

Science teacher coaches Nordic for the first time

Science teacher coaches Nordic for the first time

Maria Perez Barriga

December 17, 2019

Excited to have science teacher Pat Hartman coach Nordic, junior Ivy Houts said having an additional coach for the team has made a positive impact on Nordic.  “It's really helpful to have another coach, especially one that knows what he is doing and (can) help new skiers. He is a great addition to ...

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...

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