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Senior Jordan Moore dribbles down the court in a game against Benilde Feb. 5. Athletes struggling in classes will now be required to attend tutoring on Wednesdays.

Tutoring required for struggling athletes

Molly Schochet February 26, 2021

Shortly after registering for the swim team this season, junior Zachary Nathan received an email asking him to come to athlete tutoring on Wednesdays.  “I had an F in a class, even though I had turned...

Senior Erin Brousseau passes the puck to a teammate in a Jan. 30 game. The girls' hockey's State Tournament is currently scheduled to start Mar. 26 at the Xcel Energy Center.

State tournament approved for winter sports

Tobias Khabie and Kate Schneider February 8, 2021

After hearing her team would have the opportunity to compete in the State tournament, senior girls’ basketball captain Sadie Yarosh said she was thrilled, as in the fall, her soccer team didn’t get...

Sophomore Teddy Dahlin attempts to score a goal against Chaska. Park won 6-5 in a close game against Chaska.

Boys’ hockey makes an unexpected comeback against Chaska

Emmy Pearson February 3, 2021

It's the third period, Chaska is in the lead. With only a few minutes left in the period and tension building on the ice, Park scores four goals, tying the game and sending it into overtime. Head coach...

Senior Paris Johnson goes for a layup while being heavily contested in the game Jan. 26. Park lost to Chaska 69-54 in its best game yet.

Boys’ basketball loses to Chaska

Henry Harper January 31, 2021

Going into the fifth game of the season, the team finally hosts its first home game. Junior Brady Walsh said the team is starting to improve greatly despite what the scoreboard says. “Things are finally...

Senior McCabe Dvorak and junior Stanley Regguinti fight off two Edina players. Athletes have not been wearing their masks properly after Gov. Tim Walz new guidelines.

Masks critical for sports

Bahaja Alisahal January 28, 2021

In the past few weeks, people have witnessed Park athletes not wearing masks to or from games. If the athletes have been participating in games without wearing masks, they’re at risk of catching COVID-19....

Senior Maddie Olsen practicing the vault jump Jan. 15. The gymnastics team lost to Hopkins.

Gymnastics hopeful despite loss against Hopkins

Jayde Claussen January 27, 2021

With the ongoing pandemic, athletes have had to adjust to safety precautions, which has changed the layout of many competitions. In their first meet of the season, Park lost to Hopkins. According to co-head...

Senior Tyshawn Lyons dribbles towards the hoop for a contested layup Jan. 21. Park lost to Cooper 78-61 in a hard fought game.

Boys’ basketball loses to Cooper

Henry Harper January 25, 2021

Four weeks into the basketball season, the boys’ basketball team continues to hunt for its first win. Junior Trevor Piehl said the team did not play up to its potential from the very beginning of the...

Mandatory masks in practice cause big adjustment

Mandatory masks in practice cause big adjustment

Isra Mohamed January 24, 2021

Gov. Tim Walz allowed high school sports to resume Jan. 4 with masks having to be worn at all times during practices and games. This has taken some time to get used to but I am still grateful to have a...

Senior co-captain Mimi Kniser crosses the finish line during the first race of the season Jan. 14. Kniser placed first in the girls’ varsity race.

Nordic prospers at first meet of the year

Ben Sanford January 20, 2021

Park proved to be successful at its first Nordic meet of the season, winning three out of its four races Jan. 15. Assistant coach Patrick Hartman said he was anxious to see how the meet turned out but...

Seniors Paris Johnson and Tyshawn Lyons sit on the sideline ready to check in to the game Jan. 14. Park lost to Edina 68-86 in the first game of their season.

Boys’ basketball loses to Edina

Henry Harper January 19, 2021

With COVID-19 restrictions, basketball wasn’t guaranteed a season this year. However, heading into the first game of the season, junior Cameron Delorme said the team was excited to get back on to the...

Seniors Claire Bargman and Olivia Etz ski at the track during Nordic’s first practice Jan. 4. The Nordic team has been split up into four pods with 25 people each.

Staff Editorial: Students should reevaluate their pods

January 15, 2021

With new changes in the community like the return to sports across Minnesota, the pod size of students has steadily grown. Opinions vary in the definition of what a pod is and how big it should be. The...

Senior Jack Wandmacher tries to skate pass Edina’s senior defenseman Owen Davis. Park tied 4-4 with Edina.

Boys’ hockey ties first game of the season against rival Edina

Emmy Pearson, Design Editor January 15, 2021

It’s the last period of the game with a few seconds left, Park leads 4-3. Edina intercepts the puck, skates up the ice and scores on Park with 20 seconds left, tying the game.  According to assistant...

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