The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

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

Sports teams need a boost

Sarah Kluckhohn, design February 27, 2024

Park’s sports budget is fed by the school district’s general fund, which is partitioned out to all areas of the district. According to sports director Andy Ewald, the athletic department receives a...

Nordic coach, Doug Peterson waxes a ski on Feb 1. The team uses the basement space as their headquarters and to do ski maintenance.

Dungeon, no Dragon

Hanna Wilsey February 11, 2024

Despite common knowledge, there is a room located in the school basement nicknamed “the dungeon.” This space was historically used for the wrestling team, as it contained a small weight room and cushy...

Expectations vs reality of the senior season

Expectations vs reality of the senior season

Modesty Manion January 26, 2024

Many high school athletes have been participating in their respective sports for a large portion of their lives. Especially now that middle schoolers are allowed to be on high school teams, a student-athlete...

Senior Addison Chenvert focuses on strength Jan. 17. Girls Nordic prepares for their race on Jan. 25 at Hyland Hills.

Lifting up the competition

Audrey Kuendig and Lucia Versalles January 25, 2024

Park’s girls nordic team has been having a successful season. Their progress is not only attributed to their hard work on the hills, but is also the product of their dedication to showing up in the gym...

Senior Kiya Hegdahl drives to the rim Jan. 24. Park fell to Shakopee 65-53.

Park falls to Shakopee

Ted McCarren and Max Rider January 25, 2024

Park girls basketball faced Shakopee on Jan. 24 in their latest matchup. Park played strong in the first half, but eventually lost some energy in the second, ultimately losing 65-53. Junior Jamaria...

Senior Sam Fuller fights for the puck after the faceoff Jan. 18. Park beat Waconia 5-0.

Park boys hockey completes shutout

Jamar Hester Jr and Zara Fakier January 21, 2024

Park’s boys hockey team faced the Waconia Wildcats and won 5-0 on Jan. 19. As the season continues, wins like this are getting more and more important for their section seeding. According to varsity...

Senior Henry Salita prepares for his heat in the 100-meter back stroke against New Prague on Jan. 18. His victory in this heat helped Park beat New Prague

Park takes on the Trojans

Alan Gardner and Maya Nieves January 21, 2024

Boys swimming swam to victory against the New Prague Trojans Jan. 18. The team battled hard and ultimately came out with a victory of 53-41, keeping their winning streak against New Prague secure.  According...

Freshman Ella Koethe steals the puck from Minneapolis. Hopkins-Park took home a 2-2 tie Jan. 11.

Girls hockey takes on Minneapolis

Rylie Unangst, Rachel Arkis, and Serena Bovee January 16, 2024

On Jan. 11, girls hockey took on Minneapolis in a head-to-head match with the final score being 2-2. Between periods of this match, there was a scrimmage between youth players due to it being youth night....

Sophomore Owen Anklam scans the ice for the puck. Park fell to Benilde 1-4 Jan. 9.

Meet the Athlete: Owen Anklam

Ryan Moran January 14, 2024

When did you start playing hockey? I started playing hockey when I was probably two or three years old with my dad and brother, at Nelson Park by Peter Hobart. We just like to go down there, skate and...

Infographic by Kayleigh Bishop

Nordic season struggles with snow delay

Abby Bartleson January 8, 2024

While the typical winter months would be filled with snow, like in previous years, Park is experiencing somewhat of a “snow drought.” Many sports at Park in the winter are set indoors, except for Nordic...

Athletic trainer Josh Broders helps stretch Josh Middleton after school Dec. 13. Broders works with students to recover from and avoid future injuries.

The talent of trainers

Claire Williams December 14, 2023

Park’s athletic program has been admired for athletes' individual performances, as well as the success of its teams in competition. Success extends beyond the field and the gym, and the perspectives...

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