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Club synchro teaches life lessons

Club synchro teaches life lessons

Isabel Kjaer

December 13, 2019

I have always loved swimming. The feeling when you first get in the pool and touch the waves makes my heart race. It feels like I’ve been swimming my entire life, starting with lessons when I was 4 and then moving on to synchronized swimming. I started synchronized swimming in third grade with my...

Boys’ hockey loses to Minneapolis

Boys’ hockey loses to Minneapolis

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

December 11, 2019

After suffering a loss against Minneapolis with a final score of 3-5, coach Zach Strouts said one of the team’s most notable qualities is perseverance. “Our goaltending is one of the best in the state,” Strouts said. “One of the best things that we have is the fight level. The boys just don'...

eSports adviser helps create Minnesota league

eSports adviser helps create Minnesota league

Kate Schneider

December 9, 2019

eSports adviser Jacob Utities said he’s feeling very confident so far this year because of the opportunities given to new players and how eSports is continuing to grow in numbers. “I’m really looking forward to a lot more opportunities for both my teams and all the high schools in the area t...

Four ultimate players selected to play on Minnesota All-Star team

Four ultimate players selected to play on Minnesota All-Star team

Adin Zweigbaum and Sadie Yarosh

December 5, 2019

Members from the Park ultimate program were chosen to play on the Minnesota All Star Team against Edina Dec. 1 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Senior Amelia Ryan said the atmosphere was very different than regular season games. “I had an amazing experience playing at U.S. Bank Stadium,” Ryan said. “(...

Gymnastics rolls into new season

Gymnastics rolls into new season

Talia Lissauer

December 3, 2019

Preparing for her first gymnastics meet of the season, junior Rachel Stein said there are many things to look forward to for the upcoming meet. “I'm really excited to get back out there and feel the adrenaline of everybody watching you do your floor routine,” Stein said. “By the time our first mee...

Boys’ swim optimistic about upcoming season

Boys’ swim optimistic about upcoming season

Tobias Khabie

November 27, 2019

The Park boys’ swim team has high hopes this year, as it is aiming to take the conference title after missing out the last few years, according to swim coach Amanda Forsberg. “I would like to try to win the conference this year, we haven't done that for a couple years. That would be a really ...

Staff Editorial: Volleyball attendance sets example for how all activities should be supported

Staff Editorial: Volleyball attendance sets example for how all activities should be supported

November 17, 2019

The girls’ volleyball team made history when it made it to the State tournament for the first time ever Nov. 7. The news was blasted throughout the school, with posters and a pep fest, as it should be. The atmosphere and experience the game was unforgettable. However, this support is not present for all...

Meet the Athlete: Mohamed Mohamed

Meet the Athlete: Mohamed Mohamed

Maria Perez Barriga

October 31, 2019

How long have you been playing soccer? Since I was five. What do you like about playing soccer? The feeling you get when you win and the energy that you get toward your teammates. What position do you usually play? I play attacking midfielder.  What has been the biggest highlight ...

Ball chasing brings new perspective

Ball chasing brings new perspective

Anna Benishek

October 10, 2019

This past summer, my parents received an email from my club soccer coach asking for girls ages 14-16 to ball chase at the new Allianz Field. At first, I was confused as to why the Minnesota United team needed a ball chaser, but I later realized it was for the U.S. Women’s National  Team. I remember wa...

Meet the Athlete: Aliviah McClinton

Meet the Athlete: Aliviah McClinton

Sofia Seewald

October 10, 2019

 What do you like most about playing soccer? I like the competition and it’s a hard-working sport — you have to put in a lot of effort.   How long have you been playing soccer? I think I started in third or fourth grade.   Why did you decide to start playing soccer? I was friend...

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