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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Sophomore Ella Nguyen prepares to hit the ball in sections against Armstrong.  Park ended up winning 10-6.

Softball soars through sections

Alex Geretz, Aidan Shafton, and Noah Leventhal June 6, 2022

Park softball conquered Armstrong Tuesday. May 31, with a final score of 10-6 in the fifth section game. Coach Alan Wachutka said the team's strong drive to succeed pushed it far ahead of competition.  “[Park]...

Senior Brady Walsh gets handed the ball during the sections semifinal at Hopkins March 8. Park lost the game 55-64.

Season ends in a royal fall

Oliver Smith, Henry Harper, and Harris Keekley March 14, 2022

As the last seconds ticked off the clock and the season came to a close, senior Evan Donesky said he reflected on his basketball career, having played with many of his teammates since middle school. Donsky...

Senior Louise Marshall and junior Emma Samuels rehearse a pivotal scene Feb. 3. In the show, Catherine Donahue goes to the company doctor to receive medical aid, following radium poisoning.

Winter One Act places top three at Sections

With a 35-minute runtime and a 10-minute period preparation time, Park’s theater program was faced with a challenge.  After placing second in subsections, Park advanced to the Winter One Act...

Junior Zach Johnson wears the Oriole costume as he stands for the national anthem Feb. 17. Park lost to Woodbury 0-6.

Boys’ Hockey falls to Woodbury

Jacob Perszyk and Tenzin Gyaldatsang February 22, 2022

After a 0-6 blowout to Woodbury, Boys’ hockey head coach Matt Penner said that the team's mistakes early on cost them the game. “You look at the scoreboard, it doesn't look good. But there was a...

Senior Ben Farley pushes Armstrong defender Jordan McClom Oct. 30. Farley averages 36 yards per game.

Football ends season in loss

Aidan Shafton November 10, 2021

After a 35-26 loss against Armstrong Oct. 30, junior Stefano Giovanelli said offensive struggles hindered the team’s efforts throughout the game.   “Our offense came out pretty slow....

Freshman Nora Lindeman runs at the state meet on Nov. 6. Lindeman finished in 104th place at the MSHL state meet.

Cross country finishes strong at sections

Sophia Curran-Moore November 9, 2021

After freshman Nora Lindeman spared no effort in sections, she said she pushed herself to her limit to qualify for state. “It was really hard. I gave it my all. I was racing one girl down in the last...

Senior Elsa Berglan hits the ball over the net at the sections game Oct. 24. Park lost 0-3 against Edina, ending their season.

Volleyball loses in Sections to Edina

Harris Keekley, Char Priadka, and Colin Canaday November 2, 2021

After a long season, Park volleyball lost in three sets to Edina knocking them out of the section playoffs and ending their season. According to freshman Amara Schroeder, the high stakes of the game...

Freshman Casey Howard rounds a corner in the boys varsity 5,000 meter race. His team finished in 8th place at the Metro West Conference Championships.

Cross country reigns victorious

Sophia Curran-Moore October 20, 2021

Park cross country brought home three medals at the Brookside invitational Oct. 12. Senior Henry Nelson said it was exhilarating, particularly because it was one of the last races he’ll ever be able...

Senior Alma Beaton defends the ball in the second section game against Hopkins Oct. 16. Park lost 4-0.

Hopkins ends girls’ soccer season

Maren Wilsey October 18, 2021

After losing its second sections game to Hopkins Oct. 16, senior and captain Sophia Romero said despite the loss, she was proud of the team’s performance.  “I would have loved to continue on and...

Taking Control, freshman Johnny Ryan steals the ball from Armstrong defender Johnathan Castro Oct. 14. Park won 4-2 against Robbinsdale Armstrong.

Boys’ soccer takes victory

Jordyn Deschamps October 16, 2021

As the boys’ soccer team prepared for its first game of sections against Armstrong Oct. 14, Senior captain Nick Kent said he felt confident that his team could win. “I was honestly super excited,a...

Junior Anna Williams fights for the ball in a sections game against Southwest Oct. 14. Park won the matchup 1-0 in overtime.

Girls’ soccer advances on OT goal

Tobias Khabie October 16, 2021

With the scoreboard remaining unchanged all game, sophomore Hanna Wilsey said she knew she had to do something to break the defensive battle. With under two minutes left in sudden death overtime, Wilsey...

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