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Boys’ swim optimistic about upcoming season

Boys’ swim optimistic about upcoming season

Tobias Khabie

November 27, 2019

The Park boys’ swim team has high hopes this year, as it is aiming to take the conference title after missing out the last few years, according to swim coach Amanda Forsberg. “I would like to try to win the conference this year, we haven't done that for a couple years. That would be a really ...

Girls’ swimming competes in finals Nov. 16

Girls’ swimming competes in finals Nov. 16

Marta Hill

November 16, 2019

After placing second in the 100 yard breaststroke at State Nov. 16, senior Hattie Kugler said going into State she was fully invested in the meet. “This is my last race ever because I’m not going forward with (swimming), so I was just like why not make it the best I can have,” Kugler said. ...

Park breaks losing streak against Hopkins

Park breaks losing streak against Hopkins

Talia Lissauer

October 16, 2019

After beating Hopkins for the first time, senior Franny Bevell said the team worked hard all season for this meet and it went just as she wanted it to. “We prepared all season for this meet, we have (had) a lot of hard practices so we have put a lot of hours and dedication into this meet,” Bevell...

Park loses to Chanhassen

Park loses to Chanhassen

Tamar Gewirtz

October 4, 2019

According to junior Elie Grassley, the girls’ swim team swam well and had fun despite losing 35-57 to Chanhassen Oct. 3. “It went really well overall. We were all cheering a lot and everyone had really good times and swam really well and tried their hardest,” said Grassley. Senior captain Hatti...

Senior commits to Claremont McKenna College

Senior commits to Claremont McKenna College

Maria Perez Barriga

May 28, 2019

After visiting Claremont McKenna in February, senior Lexi Lee said she decided to commit to swim for the college because of the atmosphere and location. “I really like the school, and I will be able to swim on a swim team there as well. It’s also in California, which is an added bonus,” Lee sa...

Girls’ swimming sprinter commits

Girls’ swimming sprinter commits

Katie Hardie

May 14, 2019

After searching for a school that could cater to both her career and athletic interests, senior athlete Sara Anderson decided Minnesota State University at Mankato would be the best fit for her. “The main thing I was looking for when I started my college search was a good nursing program,” An...

Senior commits to The University of St. Thomas

Senior commits to The University of St. Thomas

Rachel Salzer

January 21, 2019

As it gets closer to the end of another school year, more and more seniors start deciding the next step in their future. For senior Claudia Stone, committing to swim at the University of St. Thomas felt like the right thing to do. Stone said she has been swimming since the age of 5 and decided to swim in c...

The costs of winter sports

The costs of winter sports

January 16, 2019

The different sports played at Park in the winter have a wide variety of equipment with differing prices. Girls' gymnastics costs the least with gymnasts paying for warmups, leotards and grips according to freshman Sophia Romero. Hockey is on the opposite end of the spectrum with players buying pads,...

Girls’ swimming places second in Sections

Girls’ swimming places second in Sections

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

November 13, 2018

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...

Girls’ swimming defeats Richfield

Girls’ swimming defeats Richfield

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

September 28, 2018

According to head coach Joe Yaeger, the meet against Richfield Sept. 27 went well overall with challenging practices to prepare them for upcoming meets. “I thought the meet went very very well. The girls have had a hard last week, week and a half with the practices. They really came through and...

Sophomore multi-sport athlete works to improve golf skills

Sophomore multi-sport athlete works to improve golf skills

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

May 9, 2018

After participating in varsity girls’ swimming this past fall, sophomore Lily Rostal said she decided to continue playing golf this spring to further develop her abilities as a golfer. “To improve I’ve just been doing a lot of practicing — practice is the key to being better at golf,” Rost...

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