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Girls’ swimming concludes season at State

Girls’ swimming concludes season at State

Sadie Yarosh

December 5, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

According to junior Hattie Kugler, Park performed well at State, and she was proud of the team’s success. “I think overall everyone did the best that they could and everyone came together as a team and it was really good,” Kugler said. Senior captain Claudia Stone said some individuals and re...

Girls’ swimming places second in Sections

Girls’ swimming places second in Sections

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

November 13, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

According to senior captain Claudia Stone, Park preformed well at Sections with certain individuals and relays qualifying for State. “Sections went very well overall. We were able to qualify two relays and three individuals to State. This is a huge accomplishment especially because it’s for class...

Freshman runner places at State tournament

Freshman runner places at State tournament

Talia Lissauer and Ben Sanford

November 7, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Freshman Josie Mosby ran in State for the second consecutive year, and according to head coach Chris Nordstrom, she ran an amazing race and accomplished all of her goals. “Josie ran a really smart race and did a great job of moving up throughout the entire race,” Nordstrom said. “One of her...

Freshman qualifies for State

Freshman qualifies  for State

Talia Lissauer and Tamar Gewirtz

November 2, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

Senior Cecelia Schmelzle is very proud of the team and Mosby for doing so well in this Conference. “We had Josie qualify for state so that’s always exciting,” Schmelzle said. “Everyone else had a great race, and we have a really good Conference.” According to coach Chris Nordstrom, Mosby...

Boys’ soccer ranks top ten in the state

Boys’ soccer ranks top ten in the state

Claire Bargman

October 2, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Varsity boys’ soccer coach Chato Alvarado has coached Park teams for 19 years, but this year he is making an extra big impact. Alvarado said the boys’ soccer team is fifth in the state and is expected to keep playing well and get as far as possible. He said he assess the week based on the te...

Synchro makes state for 23rd straight year

Synchro makes state for 23rd straight year

Atticus Raasch

May 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

After an undefeated season, junior Hope Cassman said she was excited to be part of a team that has won their section for the past 23 years. “I think our season has gone well,” Cassman said. “We’ve won all of our meets so far, I think we’ll do well at state all of our teams are in really g...

Freshman takes home State title

Freshman takes home State title

Muna Ali

April 3, 2018


Filed under Student Profiles, Winter sports

Having swum competitively for eight years, freshman Hayden Zheng said he ended this year’s season with an individual State title in the 100 yard breaststroke. “I thought I did really well at this past State, you know, getting the individual State title. I was very happy with that,” Zheng said....

Boys’ swimming flies through State

Boys’ swimming flies through State

Eli Curran-Moore, Hanna Schechter, and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

March 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to boys' swimming head coach Amanda Forsberg, after section finals Feb. 24, five Park swimmers qualified for the State preliminary meet March 2 and State finals March 3 at the University of Minnesota Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. “(The team) did really well. Hayden Zheng won the 100 breast. I don’t...

Junior speeds toward State

Junior speeds toward State

Abby Intveld and Ndunzi Kunsunga

February 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Waiting anxiously for her results at nordic Sections Feb. 5, junior Cecelia Schmelzle said she was excited when she found out she qualified for State. “It was close. I didn’t know right away if I made it or not, so I had to wait a little bit,” Schmelzle said. “I’m really excited. I’ve worked r...

2018 to be last year of free ACT

2018 to be last year of free ACT

Emma Kempf

January 18, 2018


Filed under News

According to district director of assessment, evaluation and research Prachee Mukherjee, this February is the first year the state will not reimburse all students for the February ACT. “As of (this) spring, what the state has said is that it will reimburse all students who are eligible for free and r...

Football coach named All-Metro Coach of the Year

Football coach named All-Metro Coach of the Year

Alex Balfour

December 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Until head football coach Ben Wolfe received a phone call Nov. 18, the day the annual All-Metro Offensive Team was named, he had no previous knowledge regarding his serious consideration for the All-Metro Coach of the Year award.   “Our athletic director Andy Ewald called me on Friday, the day...

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