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Softball season end quiz

Freshman Sophie Schmitz pitches during their last Section game against Armstrong May 23. Park lost 9-14 and finished the season with a record of 2-16.

Claire Bargman, Sadie Yarosh, and Sophie Livingston

June 3, 2019

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Softball loses in Sections

Senior Madison McIntosh swings to hit the ball May 23 against Robbinsdale Armstrong. Park lost its final game 9-14.

Claire Bargman

May 27, 2019

According to sophomore Hannah Howell, softball Sections are double elimination so the team worked hard after their first Section loss against Bloomington Kennedy May 20. “We had practices outside in between Section games where we got a lot of work in and thought about what we did the last game an...

Softball perseveres with few players

Sophomore Marissa Boettcher pitches during the softball game against Richfield May 4. Park lost the game with a score of 9-10.

Claire Bargman

May 7, 2019

Although almost the entire starting varsity softball team was gone during its game May 4 against Richfield, coach Bobby Crumpton said the younger players stepped up to the plate. “That (roster) was half the freshmen and JV teams, four of five seniors and the one junior (on our team) went to Prom, so...

Softball struggles in third game

Senior Savannah Romero throws the ball to sophomore Hannah Howell April 18. Park's current record is 0-3.

Claire Bargman

April 24, 2019

As captain and senior Maddy Schmitz improved her batting in the first weeks of the season, she said she was excited to show off her hard work. Coach Bobby Crumpton said certain players had exceptional games despite losing 4-25 to Chaska April 24. “I thought (captain and senior) Sophie Olmen...

Softball faces multiple weather challenges

Sophomore Marissa Boettcher bunts the ball during an indoor practice April 15. Park softballs' current record is 0-1.

Claire Bargman

April 16, 2019

Softball coach Kristin Johnson said that games in cold weather can become more of a mental block than a physical challenge. “Both sides are in the same situation,” Johnson said. “So then it becomes are you prepared mentally to be able to handle that, or are you going to use that as an excuse...

Softball finds its strengths and weaknesses

Senior Maddy Schmitz pitches the ball to a teammate during softball tryouts March 13. The teams' first game will be 4:30 p.m. April 9 at New Hope Learning Center against Robbinsdale Cooper.

Claire Bargman

March 18, 2019

According to softball coach Bobby Crumpton, both the new and experienced players have great skill, and he’s optimistic about the teams future. “Our younger classes are just amazing, amazing talent. I have a great senior class too, and I’m trying to really get the young girls ready to play,”...

Girls’ softball remains optimistic

Sophomore Hannah Howell works on hitting technique during Park softball captains practice Mar. 3rd. Tryouts will begin Mar. 11th after school in the old gym.

Claire Bargman

March 4, 2019

Softball captain, senior Savannah Romero said the upcoming softball roster has tons of talent and is looking forward to seeing what the team will accomplish this year. “It looks like we could actually have a winning season this year, so I am really excited. Our senior class this year has some real...

Spring sports’ tryout schedules

Senior Halle Weinmann carries the ball up the field during a game against Chaska May 8, 2018. Girls' lacrosse tryouts for the 2019 season begin April 8.

Emma Leff

March 4, 2019

The 2019 season for spring sports is quickly approaching. According to, the registration cost for all spring sports is $160. Registration forms are available in the athletic office or online at Here is a list of the starting dates and tryout dates for every spring sport at Park....

Park defeats Benilde on senior night

Junior Savannah Romero prepares to catch the ball thrown by junior Maddie McIntosh May 16. The Orioles defeated Benilde-St. Margarets 6-5.

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

May 18, 2018

Coming after a disappointing loss to Benilde, sophomore Margaret Klein said it was important for the team to play a better game and win. “The last game we played against Benilde, we lacked energy and we were just like ‘eh,’ but this game we really wanted to win because it was our last game and it ...

Team finishes tournament strong despite setbacks

Junior Maranda Hoogenraad throws the ball back to the pitcher May 12. The Orioles beat Southwest 10-7.

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

May 14, 2018

Tensions were high at the top of the sixth inning in the third game of the day, until junior Maddie Schmitz hit a home run for the Orioles. “It was exhilarating,” Schmitz said. “It brought everyone’s spirit up to finally push and finish the game.” Park beat Southwest May 12 with a sco...

Park falls to Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Senior captain Annabelle Schutte pitches for Park May 1. Park lost 1-2 to Benilde-St. Margaret's.

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

May 3, 2018

Park was up 1-0 at the bottom of the sixth inning, but Benilde had bases loaded. Benilde scored two runs and Park struck out at the top of the seventh. Senior captain Megan Perkins said she was disappointed with the team's loss. “Yesterday we also lost, so we talked about how today was going to be redemption ...

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