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Information to know for the Nov. 9 volleyball State match

Junior Faith Johnson waves to the student section during the introductions before the Nov. 9 State match. Johnson plays as a right-side hitter.

Maggie Klaers

November 8, 2019

Following a victory against Moorhead Nov. 8, Park will face Lakeville North in the consolation bracket championship match. If Park wins, they will be fifth overall in the State tournament....

Some teachers take personal day to attend State tournament

Teachers Bobby Otto and Chad Austad cheer on the Park volleyball team during its first state match. Otto led cheers throughout the match to promote Park pride.

Marta Hill, Isabel Kjaer, and Kaia Myers

November 7, 2019

As the Park varsity volleyball team prepares to play in the State tournament Nov. 7, assistant Principal Jessica Busse said the number of teachers who can go to the game is determined by the number of students who are attending. “A lot of people are wanting to go, and that's great, we fully sup...

Park community shows support for volleyball team at State

Seniors Ava Bishop, Sarah McCallon, Emma Roloff and Sydney Ring yell after the referee makes a call against Park. The dress code Nov. 7 was blackout.

Colin Canaday, Harris Keekley

November 7, 2019

“O-R-I-O-L-E-S” erupted throughout the Xcel Energy Center  arena as more than 500 fans cheered on the Park volleyball team in their first State appearance on Nov. 7. Senior Rakesh Plantz said he noticed Eagan brought a lot of energy to the game and decided to counter it. “We provided the...

Busing offered to students for volleyball State match

Junior Kendall Coley hits the ball over the net during the Sections Finals Nov. 2. The State matches will be played as a double elimination Nov. 7 and Nov. 8.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

November 5, 2019

When freshman Clare Miller found out busing would be available for Park volleyball’s upcoming State matches, she said she was joyful because of the convenience it would offer.  “I think it might make people feel better knowing they’re going to be able to get home alright and there’s no chaos,...

Quiz Bowl eliminated in State tournament

Senior Erica Dudley laughs with her fellow Quiz Bowl members during Quiz Bowl practice in preparation for Nationals.

Emma Leff, Marta Hill, and Anika Hanson

February 21, 2019

When the State Quiz Bowl team was eliminated by Chanhassen, senior Daniel Hunegs said he was disappointed because the team had previously beaten Chanhassen. “I'm glad that we qualified, but I think we are all a bit bummed that we won our first game but lost our next two. We felt that the team we ...

Park’s historic season ends at St. Cloud

Senior Kai McKee and junior Akili Farris embrace in the last seconds of the State Quarterfinals game against Brainerd. Brainerd defeated Park 24-7 in Park's first ever State appearance. Park also had their first winning season since 1972.

Sam Birnberg, Adam Johnson, and William Phelan

November 14, 2017

Park’s historic season came to an end as the football team fell to the Brainerd Warriors in the 5A State Quarter-finals by a score of 7-24. The Orioles finished the regular season with a 7-3 record, the Section 5AAAAA Championship and the State playoff berth. Head coach Ben Wolfe said despite the fina...

Park football makes history

Senior captain Jonny Sorenson drops back to throw it long against Robbinsdale Cooper. St. Louis Park will play Brainerd in their first ever State Tournament appearance.

Sam Birnberg, Adam Johnson, and William Phelan

November 5, 2017

The St. Louis Park Orioles edged out Cooper 13-12 to win the Section 5AAAAA championship, reaching the State Tournament for the first time in the program’s history. Senior quarterback Jonny Sorenson said the defense prevented a last minute, two-point conversion by Cooper to earn the win. Acco...

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