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Synchro holds Dress Rehearsal

Synchro holds Dress Rehearsal

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

May 21, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

According to assistant coach Carolyn Guddal, synchro holds a dress rehearsal to prepare for the final competitions of the season. “The purpose of dress rehearsal is to give a practice run before we compete at Sections and State," Guddal said. "Because the locker room area at the high school is...

Girls’ track wins conference champions

Girls’ track wins conference champions

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant

May 21, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Sophomore Alanna Franklin said achieving the conference champion title is a clear example of the hard work the team has put in throughout the season. “We worked really hard this year to catch up with the bigger schools. This entire season we have had a smaller team so we have pushed to be the b...

Boys’ golf celebrates win over Southwest

Boys’ golf celebrates win over Southwest

Ruby Stillman, Sofia Seewald, and Ethan Meisler

May 17, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Copious training was helpful for the boys’ golf team performance at their last match when they defeated Southwest by a significant margin of 21 strokes, according to junior Charlie Harper. “We’ve been practicing a lot (and) working hard as we have Sections coming up, so we were very well prepa...

Boys’ basketball loses to No. 1 seed Hopkins

Boys’ basketball loses to No. 1 seed Hopkins

Sophie Olmen

March 9, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

After falling to Hopkins in the Section semifinals to close out the season, senior Adam Bauer said the team put up a tough fight and gave it all they had. “I think we just played our heart out. I think we played one of our best games of the year,” Bauer said. According to coach Rob Griffin, t...

Park boys’ basketball starts Sections with win against South

Park boys’ basketball starts Sections with win against South

Kate Schneider

March 6, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

According to junior Erik Piehl, the game against South was a successful start to Sections, despite some moments where Park fell behind. “I think it went really good. We started off the game really good. Then it the middle of the first half (South) went on a run and our score got closer, but ove...

Boys’ swimming takes third place at Sections

Boys’ swimming takes third place at Sections

Maddie Schutte

February 25, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Despite countless snow days during the intense training season, coach Amanda Forsberg said the team stayed determined which contributed to its success at sections. “I think they were really focused. It’s been kind of a grueling season. They have had to overcome a lot with the snow days,” F...

Gymnastics prepares for Sections

Gymnastics prepares  for Sections

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

February 25, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

According to sophomore Marissa Boettcher, the entire girls’ gymnastics season leads up to the Sections meet, which will take place Feb. 16. “Sections is our biggest meet of the season. It is what we train for,” Boettcher said. “(It is important) to be prepared because there are good teams th...

Boys’ swimming heads into Sections

Boys’ swimming heads into Sections

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

February 20, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to senior captain Max Bechtold, peak week is the intense week before tapering, where they work significantly harder in practices. “We just got off of peak week — it’s a week where (Coach Forsberg) gives us increased yardage, a lot of difficult sets,” Bechtold said. “It’s gene...

Gymnastics team’s final competition

Gymnastics team’s final competition

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

February 18, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

According to coach Dawn Thielen,  the girls’ continued to make improvements at Sections. “The team did pretty great at this last meet,” Thielen said. “We had some great personal scores, on beam and vault especially.” Senior Savannah Romero said she did not think the scores properly represented the t...

Girls’ hockey loses to Edina in Section game

Girls’ hockey loses to Edina in Section game

Sophie Olmen and Rachel Salzer

February 10, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

According to junior Anna Nicholls, the team put up a fight against Edina, the No. 2 team in the 6AA Section. “The game went actually pretty well today. I think we really took it to them, and we didn’t just let them have the game. We lost but we didn’t set back; we went to them,” Nicholls s...

Park competes at Winter One Act Sections

Park competes at Winter One Act Sections

Marta Hill, Emma Leff, and Anika Hanson

February 6, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

After “The Amish Project” won the first round of the Winter One Act competition, it fell short of qualifying for State at Sections Feb. 2, according to theater director Jodi Hatzenbeller. “We performed very well, and got third place. The Academy of Holy Angels took first, and then second place ...

Sections performance inspires Nordic team

Sections performance inspires Nordic team

Kaia Myers

February 5, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

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 ...

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