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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

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Victoria Schmelzle receives Athena Award

Abby Bartleson March 7, 2022

When senior Victoria Schmelzle found out she had won the Athena award, she was proud of herself because her hard work paid off.  Every year, a high school student athlete is presented with the Athena...

Freshman Thomas Shope glides on his ski Feb. 17. During this meet, Park swept all 4 races.

Nordic prevails preceding sections

Ben Sanford February 21, 2021

After winning all four races at its meet on Feb. 17, Nordic is feeling strong going into sections. According to senior captain Mimi Kniser, the team put its best foot forward to succeed at its most recent...

Used with permission from Claire Bargman.

Nordic practices go online

Ben Sanford December 4, 2020

Due to new COVID-19 regulations put in place by Gov. Tim Walz that started Nov. 21 and a rise of cases in the state, Nordic has made the decision to move its captains practices online. According to...

Senior co-captain Olivia Etz organizes the team into the groups Oct. 22. The groups were divided by the length they could run during practice.

Nordic continues its captains practices

Ben Sanford October 23, 2020

With the Nordic season approaching, senior captain Max Gohman said the team is slowly increasing the number of practices it has weekly. “We’ve been having Nordic practices every week on Sundays,...

Loppet ski event

February 9, 2020

Sophomore Ryan Fitzpatrick double poles at the start of the five kilometer race Jan. 7 at Theodore Wirth Park. At the Metro West Classic Dual meet, the girls placed third out of nine teams and the boys placed sixth out of nine teams.

Nordic competes in large, joint meet

Sofie Geretz January 8, 2020

After racing in a Nordic race with significantly more competition than usual, junior and captain Danny Walsh said the stakes were much higher than average meets. “This was the joint meet with Minneapolis,...

Sophomore Ivy Houts skis into the finish line of the meet Jan. 10 at Theodore Wirth Park. Girls varsity placed third out of nine teams.

Skiers compete at first meet after break

Kaia Myers January 11, 2019

According to sophomore Maya Lee, the Nordic team had a successful first meet back after winter break. “Everyone seems to be doing really well and (our) technique seemed good. Everyone seems pretty...

Sophomore Mimi Kniser begins her race by double polling into a classic ski technique. The meet Dec. 20 at Elm Creek was the qualifying race for the Mesabi East Invitational on Jan. 5.

Nordic competes at largest ski meet in the country

Kaia Myers January 9, 2019

According to Nordic head coach Doug Peterson, the team’s latest meet last weekend in Mesabi, MN drew competition from across the United States. It is the biggest Nordic race for high schoolers in the...

Senior Libby Ramsperger and senior Eléna Jommi share their excitement about the upcoming season at their third day of practice Nov. 13. The team is currently focusing on dryland training and core since there is no snow yet.

Nordic Ski looks forward to an eventful season

Kaia Myers November 20, 2018

According to Nordic Ski head coach Doug Peterson, the team is diligently working toward their goals, which includes state for some skiers. “I believe that the team is going to be competitive because...

Junior Cecelia Schmelzle skate skis during the first race of the State Meet on Feb. 15. The meet was held at Giants Ridge in Biwabik, MN.

Junior speeds toward State

Abby Intveld and Ndunzi Kunsunga February 16, 2018

Waiting anxiously for her results at nordic Sections Feb. 5, junior Cecelia Schmelzle said she was excited when she found out she qualified for State. “It was close. I didn’t know right away if I...

The 2018 Luminary Loppet takes place Feb. 3 on the frozen Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis.

Annual event highlights Minnesotan traditions

Marta Hill and Isabel Kjaer February 2, 2018

As junior Anika Hanson prepares to attend her tenth Luminary Loppet, she said she looks forward to the lights, excitement and overall vibe of the night. “It's really fun to have the whole lake light...

Nordic prepares for upcoming meet

Nordic prepares for upcoming meet

Amaia Barajas January 8, 2017

The first meet of the season was last week and according to senior captain Jackson Sokolowski the team is prepared and ready for Mondays meet. Sokolowski said he has faith in the performance of the...

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