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Girls’ track and field preseason quiz

Girls’ track and field preseason quiz

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant

March 22, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Play the quiz below to see how much you know about track and field and facts about the Park’s track team. Loading Girls' Track and Field var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( [document.getElementById("embed-quiz-414187"), "quiz", "414187", { autostart: false, width...

Locker rooms closed for spring season

Locker rooms closed for spring season

Marta Hill

March 19, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

When girls’ lacrosse captain junior Sarah McCallon reflected on the locker rooms being closed for the entire spring season, she said she thought the inconvenience will pay off in the long run. “I think (the construction) will be worth it in the end. It will be nice to have new facilities and new...

Sophomore works on Sports-Check It Out

Sophomore works  on Sports-Check It Out

Noah Orloff

March 16, 2019


Filed under In the Spotlight

How did you start your business and what were your inspirations? My inspirations (came from) seeing only in the Somali community there were three sports we played, basketball, football and soccer and I wanted to bring more variety to the community. They started out with a program called AdVenture Ca...

Senior recognized with Athena Award

Senior recognized with Athena Award

Marta Hill

February 22, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter sports

When senior Sophie Olmen was called down to the athletic office and told she had won the Athena Award, she said she was surprised she was the winner. “I was shocked. This year there was a lot of really good competition for the award, and I felt really honored that I got it,” Olmen said. Acco...

Current winter sports’ statistics

Current winter sports’ statistics

Sofia Seewald

February 19, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

Here is a list of all Park winter sports’ varsity scores and statistics since Feb. 19, according to Nordic Ski coach John Dyste and Minnesota Sports Hub — updated by the StarTribune. For more information on individual athlete statistics, visit StarTribune MN Hub websites. ...

Gymnastics team’s final competition

Gymnastics team’s final competition

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

February 18, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

According to coach Dawn Thielen,  the girls’ continued to make improvements at Sections. “The team did pretty great at this last meet,” Thielen said. “We had some great personal scores, on beam and vault especially.” Senior Savannah Romero said she did not think the scores properly represented the t...

Team focuses on cooperation

Team focuses on cooperation

David Bryant

February 17, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Sophomore Drew Boyum said despite the team's loss to the rivalry versus Benilde always leads to a competitive game. “This game has history, so I feel like people want to come out and watch it and it gets us pumped up,” Boyum said. The boys’ hockey team lost to Benilde 0-5 at the Rec Cente...

Gopher Skate the Cities

January 30, 2019


Filed under Video

Sharing culture through dance

Sharing culture through dance

Maggie Klaers

January 17, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Irish dance is a staple of Irish culture and heritage — it was around way before the Riverdance tour took the world by storm. It originated as religious dancing rituals of the Celts and developed into a more disciplined sport that combined with traditional Irish music into what we see today as mode...

Boys’ hockey loss redirects team focus

Boys’ hockey loss redirects team focus

David Bryant

January 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter sports

Assistant coach Zach Strouts said despite the slow start the team showed potential throughout the third period. “I think the team had a good period where they competed because they wanted it more and even though they did have a few bad breaks the team worked pretty damn hard,” Strouts said. ...

Staff Editorial: Locker room policy requires clarification, exceptions

Staff Editorial: Locker room policy requires clarification, exceptions

January 15, 2019


Filed under Staff Editorials

The locker rooms are supposed to be locked during school hours, and only used before or after school to store sports equipment. The Echo Editorial Board believes this is the best possible option for success, however there are caveats to this issue. It is difficult for students to adjust to this policy, not becau...

Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Kate Schneider

December 21, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

According to coach Rob Griffin, Minnetonka is a high-scoring team and in order to win, Park has to stay in control of the ball and the speed of the game. “To beat them, we’ve got to play our game, we’ve got to be able to control the tempo of the game. Minnetonka scores around 80 points a ga...

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