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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

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...

Fifth-grader Judah Lissauer and eighth-grader Ari Lissauer sled down a hill on Cedar Lake Jan. 16. Sledding is one of many winter activities students are using to stay entertained during COVID-19.

Winter activities are ‘snow’ joke

Lilly Strathman February 4, 2021

With a layer of snow covering Minnesota, it can be easy to spend the freezing winters confined inside, however, science teacher and assistant Nordic coach Pat Hartman said he encourages outdoor winter...

Senior co-captain Mimi Kniser crosses the finish line during the first race of the season Jan. 14. Kniser placed first in the girls’ varsity race.

Nordic prospers at first meet of the year

Ben Sanford January 20, 2021

Park proved to be successful at its first Nordic meet of the season, winning three out of its four races Jan. 15. Assistant coach Patrick Hartman said he was anxious to see how the meet turned out but...

A community member skiis at Theodore Wirth Park Dec. 23. Skiing is a great way to stay active while fitness centers are closed.

COVID-19 safe winter activities

Ayelet Prottas and Oliver Smith January 4, 2021

As the weather gets colder in Minnesota, normal activities students partake in might be unavailable. Here are some safe and fun ways students are keeping busy.

Senior co-captain Mimi Kniser warms up before captains practice Nov. 12. Kniser leads the medium length group.

Nordic hit with new COVID-19 restrictions

Ben Sanford November 14, 2020

In light of a surge of COVID-19 cases across Minnesota, Nordic has made some adjustments to its practices in order to stay safe. Senior captain Mimi Kniser said the captains are lowering the number of...

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,...

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Nordic team places in Conference meet

Sofie Geretz January 31, 2020

According to coach Pat Hartman, his favorite part of the Conference meet was seeing the girls’ team finish strong in their skate race. “I think the girls’ finishes in the skate section of the...

Junior Max Gohman races in the classic meet at Elm Creek Jan. 24. Park boys varsity placed third with a score of 242.

Nordic team persists in harsh weather

Sofie Geretz January 27, 2020

Reflecting on a colder than average meet, senior Ella Hammerstrand said the Nordic team persisted and worked hard throughout the race. “It was super cold and we didn't even know if we were going to...

Sophomore Tait Myers races downhill in a classic ski race Jan. 4 at the Loppet High School Invite at Theodore Wirth Park. Myers and his relay partner senior Rakesh Plantz placed ninth in the boys classic relay competition and the boys team placed eighth overall.

Nordic skis in Loppet Invite

Sofie Geretz January 5, 2020

After cheering on her teammates, senior and captain Maggie Klein said the race was different than usual because the team competed in relays. “This meet is unique because there were relays, (which) we’ve...

Junior Danny Walsh double poles at the start of the Metro West Classic race Dec. 16 at Hyland Park Reserve. The ski team went to Giants Ridge Ski Resort Dec. 26-28 to train for future meets.

Nordic goes on annual winter ski trip

Sofie Geretz December 31, 2019

Junior Max Gohman said the ski trip at Giants Ridge aids athletes in preparation for the upcoming State meet and brings together the team. “The winter trip is at Giants Ridge, near Biwabik in northern...

Juniors Max Gohman and Benn Katzovitz grab breakfast before going out to fundraise. The Nordic team knocked on neighborhood doors to sell coupon books Nov. 23.

Nordic team sells coupon books

Sofie Geretz November 25, 2019

Nordic parent Ann Walsh said the coupon selling fundraiser Nov. 23 was unique because of both the local businesses’ and the community’s involvement. “What's really special about the Nordic coupon...

Junior Rakesh Plantz races Jan. 10 at Theodore Wirth Park. Theodore Wirth was the same location where Plantz raced in the Section 6 meet Feb. 4. According to Plantz the boys team placed 6th out 12 teams after racing in icy conditions.

Sections performance inspires Nordic team

Kaia Myers February 5, 2019

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...

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