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Boys’ basketball falls to Cooper 61-63

Senior Erik Piehl goes up for a layup against Robbinsdale Cooper March 6. During their Sections game Park fell to Cooper ending its season.

Sadie Yarosh

March 12, 2020

After a tough loss, which ended Park’s 2019-2020 season, against Robbinsdale Cooper March 6, sophomore Deontez Ross said the team stuck together and stayed persistent. “We played hard for the most part. The game didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to, sadly, but we all played hard, we stayed ...

Girls’ basketball finishes off season

Junior Joelle Sheffield dribbles the ball around Wayzata freshman Brynn Senden during the Section game against Wayzata Feb. 29. Park lost to Wayzata 64-71.

Sofia Seewald and Maddie Schutte

March 10, 2020

Park girls' basketball finished off its season after losing to Wayzata 64-71 Feb. 29. Below are the team statistics from the 2019-2020 season. ...

Boys’ basketball pulls off close win 73-70

Sophomore Will Dvorak dribbles down court toward the basket. Park won 73-70 against Washburn. The team will play its second Section game 7 p.m. March 6 against Robbinsdale Cooper.

Sadie Yarosh

March 6, 2020

With five minutes left in the second half, the tension increased as Park and Washburn started to get physical, leading to the Washburn bench getting ejected from the game. This led to the 73-70 win in Park’s first Section game. Washburn had to play the rest of the game with six players and only one bench s...

Girls’ basketball pulls off 74-40 win

Senior and captain Jordyn Turek looks for a team member to pass the ball to. Park won its first Sections game 74-40 against Southwest Feb. 26.

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald

February 28, 2020

Keeping a strong lead ahead of Minneapolis Southwest for the majority of its first Section game, senior captain Jordyn Turek said the team was able to play more of the roster which prepared the team for its next Section game. “This team wasn't a very strong team,” Turek said. “So our goal was to k...

Boys’ swimming places second at Sections

Junior Hayden Zheng swims the 100-yard breaststroke during Varsity Sections Feb 22. Zheng qualified for State Feb. 29 at the University of Minnesota.

Tobias Khabie

February 23, 2020

After Park boys’ swimming placed second at Sections Feb. 22, coach Amanda Forsberg said the team’s success was greater than she had anticipated. “They far exceeded my expectations. So it's been a great season, they put in the hard work and it paid off today,” Forsberg said. Park will ha...

Boys’ swim gives full effort at first day of Sections

Sophomore Hiro Mckee swims the 100-yard butterfly during the Varsity Sections meet Feb 20. The second day of the meet will be Feb. 22 at the Art Downey Aquatic Center.

Tobias Khabie

February 22, 2020

After the boys’ swim team competed in the first day of Sections Feb. 20, senior and captain Will Mathews said he was very satisfied by the team’s performance. “They put some amazing times on the board, I couldn't be prouder,” Mathews said. “They started off day one where they need to be. They ...

Boys’ hockey season comes to an emotional close

Seniors Jacob Johnson and William Pinney embrace each other following the Feb. 20 Sections loss against Cretin-Durham Hall. The final score of the game was 3-6.

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

February 21, 2020

After the Feb. 20 Sections loss to Cretin-Derham Hall, Park players gathered around each other on the ice in tears and in support of each other. Senior Will Pinney said the emotions were running high throughout the game. “They were a really good team. The energy on the ice was unreal. It definite...

Gymnastics’ falls in Sections

Junior Marissa Boettcher preform her bar routine at Varsity Sections Feb. 15. Park placed sixth overall in the meet.

Talia Lissauer

February 19, 2020

Although only a select number of gymnasts were able to compete in Sections, junior Courtney Hanson said the entire team still showed up and motivated those competing. “I think the team cheering for us really helped,” Hanson said. “Even those who weren’t competing still came to watch and ch...

Boys’ hockey celebrates senior night

Senior Bobby Doss shoves Bloomington Jefferson’s junior Pierce Thomka while reaching for the puck. Park finished the regular season with an overall record of 16-9-0.

Maggie Klaers and Marta Hill

February 16, 2020

As senior Alex Riley reflected on his last game at Park, he said it was a bittersweet experience. “It was kind of sad, but kind of cool to see everybody kind of saluting us and honoring us and almost like a little send off,” Riley said. “A little sad, especially since you've been playing hock...

Theater stays positive in the face of loss

Abigail Prestholdt, Writer

February 3, 2020

Theater performed their one-act “Love/Sick” at Sections, placing fourth overall against other schools in Minnesota. Theater director Jodi Schifsky said the performance was well done and although the theater team did not do as well as they hoped, they still took advantage of the experience. ...

Volleyball seeded second in Sections

Junior Kendall Coley and senior Makaila Winward block the ball from coming to their side of the net. Girls' volleyball was seeded second in their Section.

November 1, 2019

At the end of the girls’ volleyball season, Park was seeded first in its Section. However, after the announcement of the seeding placement, Jefferson suddenly became number one in Section 6AAA. Athletic Director Andy Ewald said for the past few years the coaches were using a computer system to det...

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