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Softball perseveres with few players

Softball perseveres with few players

Claire Bargman

May 7, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

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

Softball struggles in third game

Claire Bargman

April 24, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

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

Softball faces multiple weather challenges

Claire Bargman

April 16, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

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

Softball finds its strengths and weaknesses

Claire Bargman

March 18, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

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

Girls’ softball remains optimistic

Claire Bargman

March 4, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

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

Spring sports’ tryout schedules

Emma Leff

March 4, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

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

Park defeats Benilde on senior night

Park defeats Benilde on senior night

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

May 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

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

Team finishes tournament strong despite setbacks

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

May 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

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

Park falls to Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

May 3, 2018


Filed under Spring sports

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 ...

Softball wins three games in one day

Softball wins three games in one day

Abby Intveld

April 29, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring sports

At the bottom of the eighth inning of their final game on April 28, junior Savannah Romero said tensions were high as the team fought to maintain its two-point lead. “It was stressful, but we kept pushing ourselves more and more because losing was not an option. Richfield is a team we needed t...

Six games rescheduled after April snow

Six games rescheduled after April snow

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

April 25, 2018


Filed under Spring sports

The varsity softball team will play its first six games of the season within three days, according to coach Bobby Crumpton. The team will play its first game April 26 at Aquila Park, followed by a double-header at Chanhassen April 27 and will play three games at the Richfield Middle School April 28 ...

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