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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

Sophomore Ella Nguyen prepares to hit the ball in sections against Armstrong.  Park ended up winning 10-6.

Softball soars through sections

Alex Geretz, Aidan Shafton, and Noah Leventhal June 6, 2022

Park softball conquered Armstrong Tuesday. May 31, with a final score of 10-6 in the fifth section game. Coach Alan Wachutka said the team's strong drive to succeed pushed it far ahead of competition.  “[Park]...

Junior captain Kamryn Halley celebrates a successful at-bat with assistant coach Al Wachutka. Park lost 1-10 against Benilde St. Margarets May 20.

Softball fails to get revenge

Lilia Gonzalez and Najma Hussein May 24, 2022

Softball headed into the game May 20 against Benilde St. Margaret's with the hopes of getting revenge from their last game. Unfortunately, Park ended with a loss of 1-10. According to sophomore Ella Nguyen,...

Senior Georgia Charpentier readies to throw in hopes of getting an out April 22. Softball will have its next game May 2 against Bloomington Jefferson.

Softball swings into a victory

Halima Bigirindavyi and Najma Hussein May 2, 2022

As softball started its first game on the dirt, the team celebrated their first victory of the season with a score of 15-3.  Senior Georgia Charpentier said the game was a good start to the season.  “I...

Freshman Meg Ridgeway passes the ball to a teammate April 29. Park lost to Chanhassen 17-0.

Spring Sports Captains Infographic

Katie Nelson and Maren Wilsey May 2, 2021

Spring sports are back in full swing, but due to the pandemic some changes have been made. This infographic contains goals some of the sports captains have for their season, as well as some ways their...

Freshmen Tommy Walsh and Thomas Shope throw a frisbee around at Minikahda Vista park April 3. Spring sports are in full session as of April 5.

Spring sports infographic

Maren Wilsey April 8, 2021

Spring sports are starting but due to the pandemic they might look different than usual. This infographic shows the restrictions imposed on sports and the steps needed to sign up. 

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.

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

Softball loses in Sections

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...

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

Softball perseveres with few players

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...

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

Softball struggles in third game

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...

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

Softball faces multiple weather challenges

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...

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.

Softball finds its strengths and weaknesses

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....

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