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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 30, 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...

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...

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