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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

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Meet the Athlete: Josh Middleton

Katie Nelson January 21, 2022

When did you start playing hockey? I started the first year I could play on Mites, so that's when I was six or seven years old.    Why did you decide to play hockey?   It looked super...

Park students cheer on boys basketball during their games Jan. 11 against Orono. Masks are currently required for all spectators at Park sports games that are indoors and in the building.

Spectator Safety

Crystal Diaz and Johanna Kaplan January 20, 2022

Despite a recent rise in COVID-19 cases, sporting events, particularly boys’ hockey and boys’ basketball, attract lots of fans. Because of this, senior Sophia Romero said she feels wearing masks is...

Junior Jordan Dolinar competes on the bars during a meet at Park Center Dec. 8. Coach Dawn Theilen said the teams positive attitude has helped with its success throughout the season.

Gymnastics raises the bar

Liam Woodward and Zoe Ziessman January 11, 2022

After placing second out of seven teams on Jan. 8, coach Dawn Thielen said she was proud of the team's performance considering the adversity they faced coming into the event. “This was a rough meet...

Sophomore Javi Shimming practices running with poles alongside the rest of the Nordic team Dec. 2. The overlap of participants in Nordic and Cross Country has assisted team members in staying in shape.

Overlap between cross country, Nordic builds community

Jacob Khabie December 6, 2021

When junior Rachel Katzovitz first started participating in Nordic skiing, she had no intention of joining the cross country team the following year. However, according to Katzovitz, joining the cross...

Embracing failure creates community

Embracing failure creates community

Danny Shope December 1, 2021

I was laying face down, twenty yards from the finish line. I didn’t stay down for long, though. As quickly as I could, I clumsily untangled my skis, got back up and spit out a piece of snow as I made...

Takeaways from athletics in a pandemic

Takeaways from athletics in a pandemic

Katie Nelson December 1, 2021

Toeing the line of my last cross country race of this season, surrounded by 300 other runners, I was reminded of the stark contrast between this season and last. As most athletes can attest to, the pandemic...

Senior Elsa Berglan hits the ball over the net at the sections game Oct. 24. Park lost 0-3 against Edina, ending their season.

Volleyball loses in Sections to Edina

Harris Keekley, Char Priadka, and Colin Canaday November 2, 2021

After a long season, Park volleyball lost in three sets to Edina knocking them out of the section playoffs and ending their season. According to freshman Amara Schroeder, the high stakes of the game...

Senior Will Dvorak looks to pass the ball against Waconia Oct. 15. Park scored all of its 29 points in the fourth quarter.

Senior night miracle

Grace Stillman October 19, 2021

Adversity creates opportunity, the motto of Park football team, rang true Oct. 15 after Park scored 16 points in the last minute of the game to beat Waconia 29-28. According to head coach Jason Foster,...

Senior captain Nick Kent assesses the play during the game Oct. 5. Park lost 3-2 to Orono.

Meet the Athlete: Nick Kent

Char Priadka October 6, 2021

When did you first begin playing sports? I’d probably say I started around three or four years old, just playing with my family. I started on an organized soccer team when I was seven. How did...

Junior Amanuel Shetaye fights for the ball with a DeLaSalle player. Parks 9-game winning streak was halted as DeLaSalle won the match 2-0.

Boys’ soccer win streak falters to DeLaSalle

Tobias Khabie and Jordyn Deschamps October 4, 2021

Coming into a challenging matchup against DeLaSalle, senior Jovan Dennison said despite the opponents high ranking, the team didn't treat the game any differently from usual. “We kind of have the...

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