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eSports teams compete from home

eSports teams compete from home

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...

Sports apparel prices lead to student doubt

Sports apparel prices lead to student doubt

Adam Gips and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

March 13, 2020

Recently, student athletes have had to contemplate whether to buy overpriced apparel to show support for their teams. Sophomore Danny Shope said sports apparel is beneficial for team bonding, but is sometimes overpriced. “One of the main objectives of sports apparel is to unify the team, and if ...

Student Council holds dodgeball tournament for Sno Daze Week

Student Council holds dodgeball tournament for Sno Daze Week

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Adam Gips

February 19, 2020

After participating in the Sno Daze dodgeball tournament Feb. 18, sophomore Freya Wade said she enjoyed the event because of the enthusiasm and overall joy for the game. “I liked the competitiveness and how we all took it seriously and how we just had fun at the end of the day,” Wade said. Studen...

Aquafins performance recognizes seniors

Aquafins performance recognizes seniors

Grace Schultz

February 9, 2020

Reflecting on her favorite part of the team, senior Annie Breyak said Aquafins has connected her with people she admires.  "All of the people and friends I've made and all of my coaches are such good role models, so it's really nice having them in my life," Breyak said. Aquafins, St. Louis Pa...

Lack of coach affects athletes

Lack of coach affects athletes

Sam Swisher

February 4, 2020

After going unfilled this year, the fourth coaching position on Park’s Nordic team made junior and captain Danny Walsh realize the lack of coaches has an effect on the team's performance.  “It definitely has affected the team's season because the team is so big, it's difficult for everyone on the ...

Unexpected growth in Nordic program causes complications

Unexpected growth in Nordic program causes complications

Samantha Klepfer

January 31, 2020

As the Nordic ski team kicked of their season, they were faced with a problem: one bus did not fit all 81 skiers. According to coach John Dyste, the teams’ practices ended up being canceled because they couldn’t fit everyone. “We canceled going anywhere (for practice) one day,” Dyste said. “We h...

Concussions prompt football retirement

Concussions prompt football retirement

Adin Zweigbaum

January 22, 2020

My hand shakes as I click the arrow and send, ending my football career forever. There were a lot of factors that played into this decision, however, the primary reason for quitting football was the fact that the risk was far greater than the reward. As a person who has suffered two traumatic head injur...

Gymnastics pulls off big win at Breck

Gymnastics pulls off big win at Breck

Talia Lissauer

January 17, 2020

Reflecting on their meet against Breck, junior captain Maddie Olson said the team was strongest on beam, but will continue to work on the execution of the routines. “Our varsity beam went really well. We had a lot of girls stick their routines and our floor went really well. We got some high scores...

Junior commits to prestigious academy

Junior commits to prestigious academy

Gabriel Kaplan

January 9, 2020

What exactly is the IMG Academy? It’s a sports academy in Bradenton, Florida for top athletes. It’s basically just a normal high school. We live on campus, there are dorms and then (they provide) some of the best training facilities in the country. How long will you be there for? I know for sure I’m going to b...

Park looking to overtake Chanhassen

Park looking to overtake Chanhassen

Adin Zweigbaum

January 8, 2020

According to senior Aaron Ellingson, Chanhassen demands near perfection on the court, and it is crucial to eliminate any possible mistake. “I always remember (Chanhassen) is very disciplined, and they will make you pay if you make mistakes,” Ellingson said. Coach Dave Breitenbucher said Cha...

Hopkins/Park girls’ hockey prepares to play Osseo

Hopkins/Park girls’ hockey prepares to play Osseo

Tamar Gewirtz

January 8, 2020

Hopkins/Park is looking to improve weaker aspects from past games in preparation for its upcoming game against Osseo, according to junior Abby Meyer. “We’ve been working on multiple plays, like power plays and penalty kills, what to do in the offensive zone, where to set yourself up once you ge...

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