The Echo

eSports holds meeting in preparation for spring season

Junior Angel Diaz smiles during the eSports meeting March 5. According to coach Jake Utities, the meeting was in preparation for the eSports spring season.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

March 9, 2020

Just like in athletic sports, eSports coach Jake Utities said the tenets of collaboration, perseverance and friendship are also key to eSports.  “This program gives an opportunity for those that are typically not celebrated at the school to have that opportunity, to give them that ability to b...

Cutting through the complaints: is the sports budget fair?

Cutting through the complaints: is the sports budget fair?

Kaia Myers and Grace Schultz

January 8, 2020

In light of complaints from athletes about their programs not receiving enough funding, the question comes down to whether there is enough money given to the athletic department, or if the budget is unevenly distributed.

Boys’ Lacrosse defeated in first Sections game

Junior Flynn Spano cradles the ball with his stick while running the ball toward the opponent's goal. 
The score of Park's final game of the season against Totino-Grace was 0-14.

Nolan Kelly, Creston Halstead, and Ella Hammerstrand

June 6, 2019

Despite ending its season on another shutout, Park knows that it made leaps and bounds towards rebuilding its team, according to junior Alexander Hager. “We are 0-14 but I have seen some improvement throughout the season,” Hager said. “I've seen the team grow.” Despite working with a y...

Boys’ lacrosse challenges opponent

Junior Parker Brynildson avoids Kennedy's senior Andy Trenary and looks to move the ball upfield. Despite losing, Park forced Kennedy to use multiple timeouts throughout the game.

Nolan Kelly, Ella Hammerstrand, and Creston Halstead

May 23, 2019

 After a season of shutouts and blowouts, Park finally felt that it was able to unleash some of its potential, according to assistant coach Aaron Peterson. “Today we proved that our hard work is paying off, even though the score did not reflect what we really wanted,” Peterson said. During...

Fence installed in Park field May 16

Construction workers install a pole that will be part of the fence surrounding the construction of the new fitness center. According to facilities manager Tom Bravo, the center should be completed by January 2020. Other renovations on the school will begin in fall 2019.

Marta Hill

May 17, 2019

On Fridays, both girls’ and boys’ Ultimate Frisbee have captains practice on the high school field and will now have to share the smaller space, according to senior Daniel Hunegs. “(The boys’ and girls’ teams) usually split the space and I think both teams get the amount of space they wa...

Girls’ lacrosse loses to No. 3 ranked team in state

Alivia McClinton avoids three of Chanhassen's defenders during the game May 14. Park's overall record is 4-5. Their next game is against Colombia Heights.

Sophie Olmen and Breanna Thompson

May 16, 2019

According to sophomore Grace Schultz, coming into the game they knew Chanhassen was a great team and they needed to stay positive. “Coming into the game we were all nervous because Chanhassen is a really good team, but we were all confident in ourselves and with our teammates to try our best and ...

Girls’ lacrosse on three-game winning streak

Sophomore Keeley Bersten scans the field for an open player May 2. Park beat Robbinsdale Cooper 14-2.

Sophie Olmen and Breanna Thompson

May 9, 2019

After defeating Robbinsdale Cooper 14-2, junior Emma Roloff said the game allowed the team to work on trying out different skills. “Overall we had a time out in the first half and the coaches told us to work on more skill,” Roloff said. “(the game) was kind of a practice with transitions, at...

Boys’ lacrosse shows improvements

Junior Tristan Rooney looks to keep possession of the ball and avoid Chaska defenders. Park scored its first and only goal during the first quarter of the game.

Nolan Kelly

May 8, 2019

According to coach Eric Buckley, the team shows assurance of eventually outmaneuvering and punishing its opponents. “The kids are adjusting to the pace of varsity and we really saw that on a fast break, almost scoring a goal off of it,” Buckley said. Buckley said despite losing 1-14, the team...

Baseball beats Benilde after three years

Sophomore Drew Boyum throws the ball against Edina High School April 17. The team's current record is 5-3.

Talia Lissauer

April 27, 2019

After a three-year losing streak to Benilde, the teams’ ongoing support for each other and the ability to stay focused is what contributed to the teams’ 7-1 win, according to sophomore Jack Wandmacher. “We love each other, we play as a team, no one gets down and we don't get too high. We are ...

Boys’ lacrosse captain optimistic after recent losses

Junior Alexander Hager runs to advance the ball toward the opponent's goal. Park defenders allowed zero goals during the second quarter of their game against Hopkins April 16.

Nolan Kelly

April 24, 2019

According to long-stick midfielder, junior Alexander Hager, he has been playing lacrosse since eighth grade and has begun targeting his efforts as a new captain on building better chemistry on the team. “I have a lot of good friends on the team and there is a sense of brotherhood. They are like...

Boys’ tennis preseason quiz

Senior Isaac Swartz swings a forehand returning a shot against Bloomington Jefferson during their match April 24. 2018.

Rachel Salzer and Anika Hanson

March 22, 2019

Test your knowledge in this quiz about boys' tennis Loading Boys' Tennis Pre-season Quiz var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( [document.getElementById("embed-quiz-414426"), "quiz", "414426", { autostart: false, width: "100%", height: "640px" }] ); ...

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School
Spring Sports