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Drone team recognized statewide

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.
State championship adapted for COVID-19
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....

Girls’ basketball finishes off season

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.
Team record, stats
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.

Boys’ basketball wins tight game against Kennedy

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.
Park takes victory 47-44
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...

Park scores a victory after 14 years

Junior Faith Johnson looks to pass the ball to one of her teammates. Park won against Robbinsdale Cooper 77-73 Jan. 30.
Junior scores 1,000th point in game against Cooper
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...

Girls’ basketball loses to Cooper for 14th year in a row

Juniors Kendall Coley and Raegan Alexander to block Robbinsdale Cooper defender junior Meme Wheeler Jan 3. Park lost to Robbinsdale Cooper 62-69. At one point during the second half, the team was down by two points.
Team struggles in first half, sways outcome
January 7, 2020

After girls’ basketball lost to Robbinsdale Cooper Jan. 3, junior and captain Kendall Coley said the team’s lack of strength and focus in the first half led to an undesired outcome. “The first...

Four ultimate players selected to play on Minnesota All-Star team

Senior Amelia Ryan reaches to catch the disc during the game against Edina Nov. 30. Marta Hill, Amelia Ryan, Lauren Schmelzler and Danny Shope played on the Minnesota All-Star team at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Athletes compete at U.S. Bank Stadium
December 5, 2019

Members from the Park ultimate program were chosen to play on the Minnesota All Star Team against Edina Dec. 1 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Senior Amelia Ryan said the atmosphere was very different than regular...

Girls’ swim break new records at first Sections

Junior Esther Putzier swims the 100 yard butterfly for Park's first Section meet Nov. 6. The second Section meet will be 6 p.m. Nov. 8. at Richfield Middle School.
Team practices to prepare for next meet
November 9, 2019

According to St. Louis Park girls’ swim team coach Amanda Forsberg, she is hoping to bring people to the State meet on Nov. 8 and has faith the girls qualify for State due to how well they did in the...

Gymnastics provides welcoming atmosphere at captains’ practice

Juniors Josie Briant and Raina Kronfeld and sophomore Ryan Rasmussen perform a dance in front of the gymnastics team Nov. 4 at captains' practice. The gymnastics team's first meet is Dec. 7.
Park prepares for upcoming season
November 9, 2019

Preparing for her fifth year in high school gymnastics, junior Marissa Boettcher said it is necessary to practice amongst new and old gymnasts to create a supportive team. “I think it's important...

Synchro takes the podium

Junior Annie Breyak does a pop up in her extended solo at Park synchro's dress rehearsal May 14. Breyak placed fifth in the extended solo division at State May 24.
Team awarded third at State
June 4, 2019

After placing fourth at State for the last few years, captain Hope Cassman was excited when the team won third place her senior year. “I would say getting third overall was our biggest accomplishment...

Girls’ golf player heads into second round of Sections

Sophomore Izzy Segal watches her ball after she hits it May 2 at Theodore Wirth Golf Course. Segal was the only girls' golf player to make Sections this year.
Sophomore Izzy Segal optimistic about going to State
June 2, 2019

With hopeful State prospects, sophomore Izzy Segal said she anticipates playing to the best of her ability at Sections. “I’m looking forward to playing and putting around at the course again. I...

Baseball wins three consecutive games

Sophomore Drew Boyum throws the ball against Edina High School April 17. The team's current record is 5-3.
Team hopes to continue winning streak
April 22, 2019

After seeing teammates continuously supporting each other, whether they made an error or had a good play, coach Brian Kelly said the supportive environment has led the team to its three-game winning streak....

Boys’ ultimate basics quiz

Senior ultimate crush player Jack Ostrovsky signals to teammate to pass the disc during a game in the 2018 season. The team has been doing extra training drills to improve its strength for the 2019 season.
Test your knowledge on the boys' ultimate team
March 19, 2019

With the boys' ultimate season underway, play this quiz to learn more about how the team works and when it practices. Loading Boys' Ultimate var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( [document.getElementById("embed-quiz-413495"),...

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