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Boys’ lacrosse challenges opponent

Boys’ lacrosse challenges opponent

Nolan Kelly, Ella Hammerstrand, and Creston Halstead

May 23, 2019

 After a season of shutouts and blowouts, Park finally felt that it was able to unleash some of its potential, according to assistant coach Aaron Peterson. “Today we proved that our hard work is paying off, even though the score did not reflect what we really wanted,” Peterson said. During...

Baseball falls to Benilde

Baseball falls to Benilde

Maddie Schutte, Talia Lissauer

May 15, 2019

After beating Benilde earlier this season in a 7-1 game, junior Aaron Ellingson said Benilde’s fast pitcher caused the team to take a hard loss in their second time facing them. Park lost to Benilde 4-0 Monday, May 13. “It didn’t go great,” Ellingson said. “We had previously beaten (Benilde) t...

Park boys’ basketball ends season with win

Park boys’ basketball ends season with win

Kate Schneider

March 6, 2019

Coach David Breitenbucher said despite low expectations for Park basketball, the team had one of their best seasons and heads into Sections with a positive outlook. “Some people picked us to be at the bottom of the conference, we finished right at the top. Then we got a good seed in Sections — ...

Girls’ basketball triumphs in final conference game

Girls’ basketball triumphs in final conference game

Nolan Kelly

February 26, 2019

In Park’s final regular-season game against Chaska, Park not only won, but gave the crowd a particularly enjoyable experience, according to senior Jamelia Addison. “The game was really good,” Addison said. “If you missed it, you missed a good, entertaining game.” According to Addison,...

Park falls to Benilde-St. Margaret’s on senior night

Park falls to Benilde-St. Margaret’s on senior night

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

October 25, 2018

According to assistant coach Branch Johnson, the girls’ swimming team had a lot of energy during its meet but lost to Benilde-St. Margaret’s 51-43 on senior night Oct. 23. Senior Claudia Stone said her favorite thing about senior night is swimming an event with the other seniors on the team. ...

Park sweeps Benilde St-Margaret’s

Park sweeps Benilde St-Margaret’s

Dahlia Krebs

October 17, 2018

Playing and beating Park’s rival Benilde St-Margaret’s after Park was defeated last year felt fantastic according to girls’ volleyball captain, junior Makaila Winward. “They’re our rivals so we were really ready for this game and last year we didn’t play well against them at all, so to co...

Boys’ swimming victorious against Benilde, prepares for Sections

Boys’ swimming victorious against Benilde, prepares for Sections

Eli Curran-Moore and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

February 6, 2018

According to freshman Hayden Zheng, who broke the 100 backstroke pool record previously held by Chaska-Chan with a time of 00:53.85, the team felt very confident going into and coming out of the meet after its 63-30 victory over Benilde. “We felt pretty confident. Forsberg, our coach, has always hyp...

Gymnastics celebrates senior night

Gymnastics celebrates senior night

Alex Balfour and Hannah Leff

February 2, 2018

Striving to create a memorable senior night, junior gymnastics captain Savannah Romero said the team made heartfelt gifts for their senior teammates. “We had all the girls pitch in some money so we could get them a gift. We all wrote little notes and put them in jars for the seniors,” Romero ...

Volleyball senior night ends in loss

Volleyball senior night ends in loss

Hannah Leff

October 23, 2016

When senior Paige Steward walked into the gym last Monday, Oct. 17, she knew it was an important game. Girls’ varsity volleyball celebrated senior night on Oct. 17 for their last regular season game against Bloomington Kennedy.  The Orioles lost 2-3. According to Steward, the game was an emoti...

Girls’ swim team honors seniors

Girls’ swim team honors seniors

Isaac Wert

October 16, 2016

Assistant coach of girls’ swimming Amanda Forsberg said senior night is a long-running tradition among high school sport teams. “It’s the last home meet of the season, where we honor the swimmers for their dedication and effort over the last three to six years,” Forsberg said. Forsberg said...

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