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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

Senior Bennett Kouame warms up before a game Oct. 9. Kouame was one of three seniors to win the All-State award.

All-State soccer selections announced

Katie Nelson November 16, 2021

After finishing his final soccer season of his high school career, senior captain Nick Kent was delighted to find out he had been selected as part of the All-State soccer team.  “I was really excited...

Students cheer on the football team at the homecoming game Sept. 25. During the pandemic, the absence of fans was missed by athletes.

Fans return to sporting events

Avery Stahl October 27, 2021

High school athletics have long been associated with strong fan presence. Athletic coordinator Rob Griffin said it is paramount for strong performances from athletes. “As an athlete, you can come...

Taking Control, freshman Johnny Ryan steals the ball from Armstrong defender Johnathan Castro Oct. 14. Park won 4-2 against Robbinsdale Armstrong.

Boys’ soccer takes victory

Jordyn Deschamps October 16, 2021

As the boys’ soccer team prepared for its first game of sections against Armstrong Oct. 14, Senior captain Nick Kent said he felt confident that his team could win. “I was honestly super excited,a...

Junior Anna Williams fights for the ball in a sections game against Southwest Oct. 14. Park won the matchup 1-0 in overtime.

Girls’ soccer advances on OT goal

Tobias Khabie October 16, 2021

With the scoreboard remaining unchanged all game, sophomore Hanna Wilsey said she knew she had to do something to break the defensive battle. With under two minutes left in sudden death overtime, Wilsey...

Senior captain Nick Kent assesses the play during the game Oct. 5. Park lost 3-2 to Orono.

Meet the Athlete: Nick Kent

Char Priadka October 6, 2021

When did you first begin playing sports? I’d probably say I started around three or four years old, just playing with my family. I started on an organized soccer team when I was seven. How did...

Junior Amanuel Shetaye fights for the ball with a DeLaSalle player. Parks 9-game winning streak was halted as DeLaSalle won the match 2-0.

Boys’ soccer win streak falters to DeLaSalle

Tobias Khabie and Jordyn Deschamps October 4, 2021

Coming into a challenging matchup against DeLaSalle, senior Jovan Dennison said despite the opponents high ranking, the team didn't treat the game any differently from usual. “We kind of have the...

Freshman Johnny Ryan cheers after winning the game Sept. 14. Park won 1-0 against Benilde-St. Margaret’s.

Boys’ soccer remains victorious

Ava Ashby and Jordyn Deschamps September 16, 2021

After a clean win 1-0 against Benilde Sept. 14, senior captain Nicolas Kent said he was tense at first, but overall was very thrilled.  “I was super excited, it was a very fun game. A little...

Challenges of playing two sports

Challenges of playing two sports

Anna Benishek May 20, 2021

As the ultimate frisbee season started up this year, I was debating about joining. Ever since freshman year, I’ve been eager to be a part of the team; however, soccer has held me back from playing.  Freshman...

Junior Nick Kent maneuvers the ball in one of Parks soccer games. Boys soccer lost 1-0 in the second round of sections.

Park suffers defeat in the second round of sections

Lilly Strathman October 23, 2020

After experiencing a 1-0 loss to Minneapolis Washburn, the boys’ soccer team was disappointed but inspired. Head coach Chato Alvarado said he was pleased that the team showed perseverance throughout...

Junior Claudy Zua runs to steal the ball from the opposing team Oct. 14. Park won 4-0 against Hopkins.

Boys’ soccer beats Hopkins 4-0 in first sections game

Jack Kroells October 16, 2020

After boys’ soccer shut out victory against Hopkins, players were joyful and celebrated the win, preparing for the games ahead. Coming into the first section game, senior Owen Christiansen said he...

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