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Sharing culture through dance

Sharing culture through dance

Maggie Klaers

January 17, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Irish dance is a staple of Irish culture and heritage — it was around way before the Riverdance tour took the world by storm. It originated as religious dancing rituals of the Celts and developed into a more disciplined sport that combined with traditional Irish music into what we see today as mode...

Boys’ hockey loss redirects team focus

Boys’ hockey loss redirects team focus

David Bryant

January 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter sports

Assistant coach Zach Strouts said despite the slow start the team showed potential throughout the third period. “I think the team had a good period where they competed because they wanted it more and even though they did have a few bad breaks the team worked pretty damn hard,” Strouts said. ...

Staff Editorial: Locker room policy requires clarification, exceptions

Staff Editorial: Locker room policy requires clarification, exceptions

January 15, 2019


Filed under Staff Editorials

The locker rooms are supposed to be locked during school hours, and only used before or after school to store sports equipment. The Echo Editorial Board believes this is the best possible option for success, however there are caveats to this issue. It is difficult for students to adjust to this policy, not becau...

Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Kate Schneider

December 21, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

According to coach Rob Griffin, Minnetonka is a high-scoring team and in order to win, Park has to stay in control of the ball and the speed of the game. “To beat them, we’ve got to play our game, we’ve got to be able to control the tempo of the game. Minnetonka scores around 80 points a ga...

New captains for fall 2019 sports

New captains for fall 2019 sports

December 17, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

After a hardworking season this fall the new captains that will lead the team next year are announced. Learn about the new captains below. ...

Participation in eSports grows

Participation in eSports grows

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

December 4, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Sports

According to senior Jeremy Frham “Overwatch” requires quite a lot of skill in order to succeed at gameplay. “‘Overwatch’ is a team based strategy game,” Frham said. “It takes a lot of coordination and knowledge of the game to fully understand it.” Head coach of the Esports program...

Memories that keep on

Memories that keep on

Sophie Olmen

December 3, 2018


Filed under Sports Columns

As I begin my final season of basketball for my high school career, many thoughts run through my head. I began playing the sport in kindergarten, and I have played it since. From parks and recreation, with everyone playing together, to varsity at the high school — and many teams in between. Including...

Nordic Ski looks forward to an eventful season

Nordic Ski looks forward to an eventful season

Kaia Myers

November 20, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to Nordic Ski head coach Doug Peterson, the team is diligently working toward their goals, which includes state for some skiers. “I believe that the team is going to be competitive because they look like they are pretty hard workers and have pretty good character,” Peterson said. “I th...

Playing through the pain

Playing through the pain

Emma Leff

November 1, 2018


Filed under Sports Columns

At a cold, rainy soccer practice last April I remember lining up to kick a long ball. As soon as I had kicked it, I knew something was wrong. My quad was extremely tense and it hurt to walk. I tried to ignore it. Our tournament started in two days and I did not want to miss it. As I warmed up for ...

Three seniors unite to create superfans

Three seniors unite to create superfans

Jenna Cook

October 8, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

Senior Aidan Henry said he enjoys running Park pride social media accounts intended to get students to attend school sporting events. “There’s a lot of glory involved. It’s fun, I enjoy it. I like making jokes. I’ll make videos sometimes for sports to get people to come,” Henry said. A...

Girls’ volleyball wins first match of the season

Girls’ volleyball wins first match of the season

Rachel Salzer and Sophie Olmen

August 31, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

According to girls’ volleyball head coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon, winning the first match of the season in three straight sets was great for the team. “I think we did awesome,” Meierotto-Simon said. “Just to start the season winning 3-0, that’s pretty huge especially since we’re so y...

Kevin King works with Park sports captains

Kevin King works with Park sports captains

Tjessa Arradondo

May 29, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Purpose, group involvement and leadership are some of the behavioral principles the development coach for Park’s athletics department Kevin King said he teaches his student captains. “In addition to our classroom meetings, I try to meet with the captains one-on-one, and I attend practices and...

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