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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

Senior Ben Farley pitches June 14. Park got fifth seed for the state tournament, against fourth seed Maple Grove.

Maple Grove strikes out Park

Elena Ortiz-Fishman and Maren Wilsey June 21, 2022

For the first time in 70 years, Park’s baseball team capped off its season by playing Maple Grove in the State Class AAAA quarterfinals June 14-15. The team participated in a two-day tournament,...

Esports coach Jake Utities talks to the team in preparation June 2. The team will be playing in the state finals June 4-5.

Esports team reaches state

Aidan Shafton, Alex Geretz, and Noah Leventhal June 5, 2022

After making the Minnesota Varsity League State Championship for the second year in a row, sophomore Oliver Salita said he expects the team to place better than they did in last year’s tournament. “I...

Senior Ada Turman glides out of the water during her solo May 27. Parks synchro team competed at the State meet held at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

Just keep swimming

Katie Nelson June 1, 2022

Just two days before its final competition of the season, Park synchro was hit with devastating news — three swimmers had tested positive for COVID-19. Although an unexpected ending to their season,...

Junior gets accepted into the Minnesota All State Jazz Band

Junior gets accepted into the Minnesota All State Jazz Band

Aidan Shafton June 1, 2022

How does it feel to be accepted into the Minnesota All State Jazz Band?  It feels great, this is my second time being accepted and it feels just as good as the first time. Last year I only made it...

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...

Boys ultimate practices at Oak Hill park May 18. State is just around the corner.

Ultimate ushers in postseason

With ultimate State fast approaching, boys’ varsity captain Micah Davis said playing ultimate is always an opportunity to gain knowledge and really values team bonding.  “We have practices two...

Senior Andre Barajas swims the 500 yard freestyle March 5. Barajas made it to the podium, placing 8th in the state.

Boys swimming finishes season at State

Lilia Gonzalez and Najma Hussein March 8, 2022

The Boys swim team made it to Class AA Finals which took place March 4 and 5 at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. It was a success for the team, with two out of three swimmers competing in the championships. According...

8th grader Kaylee Crump skates her way to the finish at the state meet Feb. 17. Crump finished in 102nd place.

Nordic seizes the day

Sophia Curran-Moore, Lily Nugteren, and Mya Stanberry February 24, 2022

Park has some new awards to display on its shelves. After excelling in Sections last week, the girls’ nordic team qualified for the state tournament. The team finished the meet in fourth place and according...

Freshman Nora Lindeman runs at the state meet on Nov. 6. Lindeman finished in 104th place at the MSHL state meet.

Underclassmen make State run

Tobias Khabie and Oliver Smith November 15, 2021

Mid-way through her Sections race, freshman Nora Lindeman received the news from her coach that she was on the cusp of securing a spot at State. According to Lindeman, this was all the motivation she needed...

Seniors Bella Steward and Maya Lee pop out of the water during a dress rehearsal May 18. The synchronized swimming team competed in sections May 22.

Synchro places second in Sections

Kate Schneider May 30, 2021

After a challenging season due to COVID-19, sophomore Rachel Katzovitz said the synchronized swim team worked its hardest and came together to support each other at Sections May 22.  “I think, overall,...

Senior Hayden Zheng swims the butterfly stroke in practice March 10. Zheng committed to Stanford after finishing his Park swimming career with eight State titles.

Senior caps off career with two more State titles

Adam Gips April 21, 2021

After winning two State swimming titles in his senior year, senior captain Hayden Zheng said even with COVID-19 he had an exhilarating season. “It was a great season considering everything ... the...

Junior Andre Barajas stands on his block waiting for his race to begin Feb. 18. Barajas and four others qualified for the Minnesota State swim meet.

Boys’ swimming ends season at State

Kate Schneider March 23, 2021

Boys’ swimming qualified for State in seven events, sending five swimmers to the meet, the most sent in team history. Senior captain Hayden Zheng said the State meet is his favorite of the season...

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