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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...

Girls’ swimming ends season with State run

Girls’ swimming ends season with State run

Sophie Yarosh

November 25, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports

As sophomore Hattie Kugler reflected on her final high school meet of the season, she said the team’s support at State encouraged her throughout the meet. “(The meet) was pretty good. We had a lot of cheering, and our team really came together like it did at Sections,” Kugler said. Coach...

Swimmers qualify for State

Swimmers qualify for State

Maddie Lund and Sophie Yarosh

November 15, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports

When junior Lexi Lee touched the wall finishing the 200 yard medley relay and saw her teammates screaming and jumping on the swim deck, she immediately knew the relay qualified for State. “One thing that was super exciting was we got the exact State cut, and we got to 1:51.26,” Lee said. “Tha...

Football team bleaches hair before State

Football team bleaches hair before State

William Phelan

November 8, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports

According to senior captain Peyton Morrison, the football team got together Nov. 6 and 7 in order to dye their hair. “On Monday and Tuesday, the whole team got together at my house to bleach our hair before our first State game,” Morrison said. Morrison said that all of the players dyed their ha...

Lorentz returns to State

Lorentz returns  to State

Alissa Meredith

November 10, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

As senior captain Natalie Lorentz reflects on her competition in the State tournament, she remains proud of her accomplishment despite her upset in the quarterfinal. Lorentz said during her first match, she felt confident in her play, which secured her the win over Rochester Mayo’s sophomore Emma Trncic....

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