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Juniors Margaux Polllock and Meg Ridgway on Jul. 20. Margaux and Meg helped assist a youth  lacrosse team during the summer.

Teen coaches impact younger players

Maya Nieves December 5, 2022

When Junior Margaux Pollock was asked to become a coach for a youth girls lacrosse team, she immediately said yes. In need of a partner, Pollock said she reached out to her friend and teammate Junior Meg...

Senior captain Kristofer Hokenson throws a pitch against Chaska April 11. Park will feature a senior-heavy team this year as it aims to win its Section.

Baseball aims for home run season

Tobias Khabie and Oliver Smith April 12, 2022

Ever since junior captain Stefano Giovanelli and the rest of the team fell to Hopkins in the section finals last year, Giovanelli said the team has been itching to get back on the field again and improve...

Freshman Silas Cowell taunts his Quiz Bowl opponent Dec. 14. The next meeting is at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in room A301.

Quiz Bowl builds welcoming community

Adam Gips and Danny Shope January 14, 2022

When Quiz Bowl coach Peter Dangerfield first became a teacher at Park seven years ago, the club became an opportunity to connect with students while engaging in a passion. “I love doing the trivia...

Sophomore Camry Witham prepares to steal the puck from Holy Angels Nov. 30. Hopkins-Park lost 3-1.

Meet the Athlete: Camryn Witham

Abby Bartleson December 3, 2021

When did you first start playing hockey? I was on my first hockey team when I was seven, but I started skating years before that. How did you get interested in playing hockey? My family is a big...

Junior Molly Horstman Olson passes the frisbee while dodging a defender during a scrimmage September 26. Ultimate is looking to gain more players as they prepare for the upcoming season.

Ultimate ready to Crush spring season

Tobias Khabie October 18, 2021

Although its season doesn’t start until spring, Crush ultimate is hard at work as its fall league is in full swing. Senior captain Joe McGurgan said while the fall league is less intense than the regular...

Varsity runners run during practice Sept. 29. The cross country team will face St. Michaels at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at St. Michael Recreation Center.

Cross country prepares for upcoming race

Sophia Curran-Moore October 4, 2021

As the team prepares for its next meet, sophomore Griffin Krone said he feels assured that the team will triumph over their opponent. “I’m confident the team is in a really good spot. I think we...

Football varsity assistant Rob Griffin meets with the players Nov. 11. The team came together to support their teammate in a time of need.

Football team comes together to support teammate

Tobias Khabie December 31, 2020

After hearing a fellow player was involved in a shooting, the football team pulled together to support their teammate. According to junior captain Christian Arteaga, the team jumped into action and prepared...

Junior Danny Shope throws a frisbee around Junior Beau Finley Nov. 17. The ultimate team has cancelled captains practices but, is continuing to have pickup games.

Boys’ ultimate host safe captains practice

Lauren Thon November 30, 2020

With spring sports being just around the corner the boys’ ultimate team has started its captains’ practices. According to junior and boys’ ultimate captain Danny Shope, the team has been getting...

After the traditional state championship for drone racing was cancelled due to COVID-19, Hydra FPV transitioned to a virtual event. Senior Rafe Covin and junior Clayton Horstman placed first in the team competition May 17 and senior William Schwietering and junior Marcos Tapia Vizcarra finished in fifth, according to drone team advisor Mark Miller.

Drone team recognized statewide

Marta Hill May 23, 2020

While the pandemic forced most end-of-year competitions to be canceled, including all Minnesota State High School League events, Park’s drone team was still able to compete in the state championship....

Junior Joelle Sheffield dribbles the ball around Wayzata freshman Brynn Senden during the Section game against Wayzata Feb. 29. Park lost to Wayzata 64-71.

Girls’ basketball finishes off season

Sofia Seewald and Maddie Schutte March 10, 2020

Park girls' basketball finished off its season after losing to Wayzata 64-71 Feb. 29. Below are the team statistics from the 2019-2020 season.

Senior Erick Piehl dribbles the ball against a Kennedy defender during the game against Bloomington Kennedy Feb 4. The game ended with the score 47-44.

Boys’ basketball wins tight game against Kennedy

Talia Lissauer February 6, 2020

Although the team was able to pull off a win, coach David Breitenbucher said he was upset by the little mistakes made throughout the game. “I felt like the fact that we got the win and gutted it out...

Junior Faith Johnson looks to pass the ball to one of her teammates. Park won against Robbinsdale Cooper 77-73 Jan. 30.

Park scores a victory after 14 years

Sofia Seewald February 1, 2020

After years of losses, junior and captain Kendall Coley said Park girls’ basketball fought hard to finally break its losing streak to Robbinsdale Cooper.  “We really came out in the second half...

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