The Echo

Football falls to Waconia

Senior Derric Standifer reaches for the ball to complete a pass in the endzone for a touchdown Oct. 16. Park lost to Waconia 49-14.

Molly Schochet

October 17, 2020

After a hard-fought battle with Waconia at its home opener, Oct. 16, Park lost 49-14. Head coach Jason Foster said that he saw many opportunities in the game that didn’t go as he hoped.  “(The game) was tough because we made a lot of self-inflicted wounds that led to some scores, early and late...

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

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

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 was sure of the team’s abilities. “I was confident in my team and thought we could easily win,” Christiansen said...

Girls’ soccer falls to Minneapolis Southwest in sections

Junior Paloma Da Silva Acosta steals the ball from a Southwest Lakers player in the Oct. 14 game. Park lost with a final score of 1-0.

Emmy Pearson

October 15, 2020

Reflecting on the last game of the season and another 1-0 loss, junior captain Sophia Romero said although she was disappointed with the outcome, she thought the team played cohesively.  “This is one of the only games this season where I truly felt like we were unified as a team going in, and we cou...

Girls’ soccer dominates Robbinsdale Cooper in 2-1 victory

Junior captain Alma Beaton dribbles the ball around a Robbinsdale Cooper player during the match Oct. 6. Park won with a final score of 2-1.

Adam Gips

October 7, 2020

After the 2-1 victory against Robbinsdale Cooper, senior Claire Bargman reflected that the girls run into trouble when they don’t stay in the game psychologically. But in this game, they maintained their concentration. “We’ve had a hard time staying in the game mentally because we work hard and ...

Girls’ tennis falls to Benilde

Sophomore Zoe Gutz reaches for the ball to hit back to her opponent. Gutz played a tough singles match but ultimately lost.

Grace Schultz

September 19, 2020

After losing 7-0 against Benilde-St. Margaret's, the girls' tennis team had numerous difficult matches and were unable to defeat the Red Knights. Coach Greg Holmbeck said he is proud of the girls and how they have improved throughout the season, given they’ve played Benilde previously this year.  ...

Girls’ soccer narrowly wins first game

Junior Alma Beaton attacks on offense Aug. 27. Park beat Bloomington Jefferson 1-0 in its first of two contests this year.

Adam Gips and Shaydi Falcon

September 5, 2020

Inspired by the 1-0 victory of the girls’ soccer team against Bloomington Jefferson, senior captain Alanna Franklin reflected on the aspects of the first game that produced a lot of offensive attacks.  “We were really excited for our first game, so we had a lot of energy to bring to the table,...

Procedures for attending fall sports events

Sophomores Charlie Poulter and Miles Rider, along with other Park students, spectate the girls’ varsity tennis match Aug. 26. Spectators were encouraged to wear masks and social distance by the Park sports administration.

Emmy Pearson and Lauren Thon

September 4, 2020

Attending St. Louis Park High School sporting events in the fall of 2020 will look different than the past years. With the COVID-19 pandemic still present precautions become necessary for spectators. These requirements were set by the MN Department of Health and the State High School League. This infogr...

COVID-19 strips away my last track and field season

COVID-19 strips away my last track and field season

Carissa Prestholdt

May 18, 2020

As soon as Gov. Tim Walz decided to temporarily close all schools March 18, I knew my senior year track season was not going to be normal.  After running track and field at the high school since the eighth grade, there was a possibility of my last season being cancelled. For a while, I still had...

Anna Keith honored with Athena Award

Senior Anna Keith competes in the five-kilometer race at the Roy Griak Invitational Sep 28. The Athena Award honors outstanding female high school senior student athletes.

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

May 18, 2020

Every year, an outstanding female high school student athlete is awarded the Athena Award, and when senior Anna Keith found out she had won the award, she said she was excited. “Honestly, I was surprised. I thought personally I wouldn't be the one winning. I thought it would be other girls winnin...

Athletic passions continue despite COVID-19 pandemic

Sophomore Henry Nelson runs in the Metro West conference championships. Nelson finished the 5 kilometer race with a time of 19:16.

Henry Nelson

April 8, 2020

As the COVID-19 virus spread throughout the world, I was immediately concerned about my track and field season and if it was still going to take place. Throughout the school year, I had been looking forward to this year’s season. I had previously joined the Nordic skiing team, in order to prepare an...

eSports teams compete from home

eSports coach Jake Utities points during the eSports meeting for the spring season March 5. Utities is a tournament organizer for Minnesota Varsity League's State championship, which moved online for League of Legends and Overwatch because of COVID-19.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

March 17, 2020

With two substitutes filling in for absent players, senior Joseph Lindstrom said he was satisfied with the team's play at the online-championship that resulted in a loss against Wayzata in the inaugural season of Minnesota Varsity League. “It was just difficult because we had two people that were sub...

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