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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

Eighth-grader Guinevere Lee tries to stay hydrated May 12. Guinevere Lee is a middle schooler participating in high school track.

Staying safe in the summer heat

Aidan Shafton June 8, 2022

When playing spring sports, people like me often get so sucked into the competitive nature of the sport they are playing, that they forget about the danger of the heat. They forget to apply and reapply...

Sophomore Ella Nguyen prepares to hit the ball in sections against Armstrong.  Park ended up winning 10-6.

Softball soars through sections

Alex Geretz, Aidan Shafton, and Noah Leventhal June 6, 2022

Park softball conquered Armstrong Tuesday. May 31, with a final score of 10-6 in the fifth section game. Coach Alan Wachutka said the team's strong drive to succeed pushed it far ahead of competition.  “[Park]...

Junior captain Stefano Giovanelli pitches the ball May 27. Giovanelli threw a no-hitter, contributing to a 6-0 win against Minneapolis South.

Pitch perfect

Katie Nelson May 31, 2022

Highlighted by a no-hitter performance from junior Stefano Giovanelli, Park rallied from no runs in the fourth inning to a 6-0 win over Minneapolis South May 27. Although going up against the seventh seed...

Junior Carter Degan defends the goal against Minneapolis. Hopkins-Park won 12-0 in a blowout victory.

Boys’ lacrosse dominates Minneapolis 

Aidan Shafton, Alex Geretz, and Noah Leventhal May 31, 2022

After a 12-0 win over Minneapolis, junior Carter Degan said he played well in his first varsity appearance. “It was nice getting a chance to play on varsity,” Degan said. “It was a good change...

Park synchro team preforms its routine on May 17 at dress rehearsal. The team will compete at state starting May 26.

Synchro gears up for state

Abby Meisler and Nina Miller May 24, 2022

After the synchro team completed its dress rehearsal in preparation for postseason competition, sophomore Mae Turman said the team felt content with its performance. “The sections dress rehearsal...

Junior captain Kamryn Halley celebrates a successful at-bat with assistant coach Al Wachutka. Park lost 1-10 against Benilde St. Margarets May 20.

Softball fails to get revenge

Lilia Gonzalez and Najma Hussein May 24, 2022

Softball headed into the game May 20 against Benilde St. Margaret's with the hopes of getting revenge from their last game. Unfortunately, Park ended with a loss of 1-10. According to sophomore Ella Nguyen,...

Senior Kristofer Hokenson pitches the ball May 20. Hokenson earned 17 strikeouts against Benilde-St. Margarets.

Baseball victorious against rival

Oliver Smith and Danny Shope May 23, 2022

After numerous lead changes in an extra innings effort May 20, Park prevailed 5-4 against rival Benilde-St. Margaret’s. With playoffs approaching, head coach Brian Kelly said this game was another...

Freshman Ximena Gomez Rodriguez throws the disc into play May 17. Crush beat South 9-7.

Crush defeats South in close battle

Modesty Manion, Jacob Khabie, and Luca Aimo May 23, 2022

Despite the downpour May 17, Park’s girls ultimate team prevailed, winning the game against South 9-7.  According to coach Kevin Ruda, the team struggled initially, but it kicked it into high gear...

Senior Ryan Rasmussen drives toward the goal. Girls lacrosse won 18-3 in a blowout victory against St. Paul Academy May 12.

Girls’ lacrosse trounces St. Paul Academy

Jacob Perszyk and Tenzin Gyaldatsang May 18, 2022

Following a 18-3 blowout victory against St. Paul Academy, coach Kate Pearson said the team's effective game plan led to the win May 12. “It went really well. We played together as a team and we were...

In his first at-bat, Senior Stanley Regguinti connects with a pitch against Chanhassen May 16. Regguinti helped Park extend its winning streak to 6 games.

Baseball wins sixth straight game

Oliver Smith and Ari Lissauer May 18, 2022

Going into their second game against Chanhassen this year, the boys baseball team was riding a five game win streak. Junior captain Stefano Giovannelli said going into the game, the team knew they had...

Freshman Rowan Jansen practices throwing in between innings. Girls softball lost 2-4 against Waconia.

Softball falls to Waconia

After holding Waconia to one run for a majority of the game May 6, Park softball ultimately lost 2-4.  According to coach Chris Gabler, the team played hard, but could have won if it stayed more focused.  “It's...

Junior Leila Campbell swims her solo routine. The dress rehearsal took place on Tuesday May 17.

Synchro team starts off hot

Abby Meisler and Nina Miller May 11, 2022

After winning all of its meets this year thus far, the girls’ synchronized swimming team is aiming for a high-achieving season. According to head coach Carolyn Guddal, to reach its goals the team prepares...

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