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Park football makes history

Park football makes history

Sam Birnberg, Adam Johnson, and William Phelan

November 5, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

The St. Louis Park Orioles edged out Cooper 13-12 to win the Section 5AAAAA championship, reaching the State Tournament for the first time in the program’s history. Senior quarterback Jonny Sorenson said the defense prevented a last minute, two-point conversion by Cooper to earn the win. Acco...

Girls’ swimming prepares for Sections

Girls’ swimming prepares for Sections

Sophie Yarosh and Maddie Lund

October 27, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports

As junior Sarah Anderson prepares for Sections, she said the team will work on crazy things, such as swimming with clothes on. “Normally, for MEA (break) we do sweatsuit practices, which is swimming with a sweatshirt and sweatpants and diving in (and) getting out,” Anderson said. Anderson said i...

Cross country prepares for Sections

Cross country prepares for Sections

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Ella Hammerstrand

October 25, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

As the Sections meet continues to approach, cross country runners begin to slow down the pace of practice, according to assistant coach Kelson Mackenzie. “So we do what’s called a taper, which is where we do some really fast runs but we keep the recovery very long” Mackenzie said. Accordin...

Boys’ soccer falls in Section finals

Boys’ soccer falls in Section finals

Jenna Cook and Tjessa Arradondo

October 23, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Park’s varsity boys’ soccer team’s season came abruptly to an end on Oct. 17 with a 5-1 loss to the Wayzata Trojans in Section finals. The loss left the team with a 9-4-1 record in the regular season. Junior midfielder Ben Klepfer said the loss was hard to deal with for him and the rest of th...

Boys’ tennis focuses on future leadership

Boys’ tennis focuses on future leadership

Alec Pittman and Atticus Raasch

June 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring sports

Looking back on how much the players improved over the season, head coach David Breitenbucher said he feels the seniors had a big impact on the attitude of the team. “Oscar Laing was captain with Adam (Johnson) and Oscar always came to practice everyday with a good attitude. Oscar is great and has...

Boys’ golf prepares for Sections

Boys’ golf prepares for Sections

Maddie Lund and Hanna Schechter

May 31, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring sports

Boys’ golf captain Billy Nicholls said he feel confident going into Sections after placing third in their conference championship. Nicholls said the team is in a good position to compete for Sections. “I think there are little things that we need to clean up but for the most part, over all we’ve bee...

Boys’ tennis loses team Sections

Boys’ tennis loses team Sections

Alec Pittman and Atticus Raasch

May 30, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring sports

After being eliminated by Apple Valley in their opening Sections match, senior captain Oscar Laing said the boys’ tennis team underwent multiple feelings. “There were mixed emotions,” Laing said. “Some were pretty happy to be done but others were more let down by the performance, they didn...

New section leads to postseason success

New section leads to postseason success

Joe Brandel

November 18, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports

Despite the lack of a diving team, the girls’ swim team placed second in the 2A sections meet. The team advanced swimmers in nine events to the state meet Nov. 19-20 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Junior Kailey DeLozier said she was impressed with the team’s performance and its ...

Boys’ Hockey hopes to glide through competition

Hannah Broderson, Opinions Editor

February 20, 2013


Filed under Winter sports

Team hoping to succeed in last two games as sections approach As the boys’ hockey team faces its last two games of the season head coach Shjon Podein said he feels the team is prepared for sections, but he said first they needs to focus on finishing the season well. The team plays the Minneapol...

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