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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

Senior Jimmy Hager runs the ball, splitting the Armstrong Defense Oct. 29. Despite the offensive efforts, the Orioles lost the game 62-31.

Orioles leave it all out on the field

Anya Panday, Alicia Mainjeni, and Sarah Peterson October 31, 2022

The Orioles prepared to battle Armstrongs Falcons during the second round of sections Oct. 29. To celebrate the Halloween weekend, students from both teams wore costumes ranging from cows to ‘80s workout...

Sophomore Avery Foster runs the ball upfield Oct. 25. The Orioles beat the Lakers 21-0 during the first round of sections.

The calm before the score

Anya Panday, Alicia Mainjeni, and Sarah Peterson October 27, 2022

After ending the regular season with a 2-6 record, The Orioles headed into their first section game Oct. 25, with supportive students filling the bleachers decked out in Park's colors. Squaring up against...

Senior Daniel Bevell defends a Southwest player, trying to win the ball Oct. 13. At the end, Park lost to Southwest 4-1.

No success at Southwest

Maren Wilsey and Anna Williams October 17, 2022

After a highly anticipated game, demanding a resilient effort from Park boy’s soccer, the section match against Southwest High School ended in a 1-4 loss. With the loss came the conclusion of their season...

new soccer photo for web

Girls soccer falls to Hopkins in season finale

Cole Taylor and Cole Denham October 17, 2022

Head coach Anne Beaton said she knew they were going to have a tough sections match up against Hopkins Oct. 13. Although the game didn’t go the way she wanted, Beaton said she believes the final score...

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...

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