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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 ...

Girls’ swimming places second in Sections

Girls’ swimming places second in Sections

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

November 13, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

According to senior captain Claudia Stone, Park preformed well at Sections with certain individuals and relays qualifying for State. “Sections went very well overall. We were able to qualify two relays and three individuals to State. This is a huge accomplishment especially because it’s for class...

Football ends season with loss against Robbinsdale Cooper

Football ends season with loss against Robbinsdale Cooper

Maddie Schutte and Kate Schneider

November 1, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

After finishing out the season with a 49-14 loss against Robbinsdale Cooper, senior Adam Bauer said creating a better team bond early in the season would have helped the team to play better. “We had a rough start to the season because we didn’t come together as a team until mid-season. If you...

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