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Drone team dominates competition

Senior Cory Kleve and Junior Johnny Falzone give a thumbs up, approving the drone race to begin. Park placed 1st in the Hydra FPV drone race March 8, qualifying the team for state.

Sam Swisher and Claire Bargman

March 10, 2020

The Park drone team competed in the Youth Drone Sports Championships at Benilde March 8. According to Senior Will Schwietering, the event highlighted how unique drone racing is as a sport.  “Drone racing is unlike any other sport, it's like robotics but everybody gets to build their own part of their robo...

Three vs. Three Basketball tournament brings out competitiveness, sportsmanship

Senior Sammy Ruff goes up for a layup during the 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament Feb. 19. Ruff played for team Squirrels, which lost in the finals to team Trio Trouble.

Tobias Khabie

February 20, 2020

Competition and hard work were key to winning the three vs. three tournament as a part of Sno-Daze week, according to sophomore Deontez Ross, who along with sophomore Will Dvorak and junior Tyshawn Lyons, won the event. “It was tough, there was some competition,” Ross said. “No one played lazi...

Student Council holds dodgeball tournament for Sno Daze Week

Junior Marissa Boettcher prepares for a throw at the Sno Daze Dodgeball Tournament. The tournament was held on Feb. 18

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Adam Gips

February 19, 2020

After participating in the Sno Daze dodgeball tournament Feb. 18, sophomore Freya Wade said she enjoyed the event because of the enthusiasm and overall joy for the game. “I liked the competitiveness and how we all took it seriously and how we just had fun at the end of the day,” Wade said. Studen...

Quiz bowl prepares for tournament

Junior Audrey Long practices answering with quick reaction time as Junior Thor Anderson quizzes her Feb 11. The Quiz Bowl team has an upcoming tournament Sat Feb. 15.

Sam Swisher

February 14, 2020

Before the Quiz Bowl team competes Feb. 14, advisor Peter Dangerfield hopes the team will do well in the tournament so they can advance to the playoffs.  “My goal for this team is to finish in the top fifteen percent, which would definitely make the playoffs and then probably finish in the top...

Information to know for the Nov. 9 volleyball State match

Junior Faith Johnson waves to the student section during the introductions before the Nov. 9 State match. Johnson plays as a right-side hitter.

Maggie Klaers

November 8, 2019

Following a victory against Moorhead Nov. 8, Park will face Lakeville North in the consolation bracket championship match. If Park wins, they will be fifth overall in the State tournament....

Debate team practices for upcoming tournament

Junior Liz Hodges practices while debate coach Samantha Leo times her. The debate team is currently preparing for an important upcoming tournament Nov. 8-9 at Apple Valley High School.

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

November 3, 2019

As coach Aedan Helweg reflected on his time teaching the debate team, he explained how the club can be beneficial for other aspects of life. “Debate is awesome, it’s a great way to prepare for just about everything you can prepare for — college and your professional career,” Helweg said. ...

Debate team begins competitions

Junior Meredith Reise states her argument on standardized testing Sept. 5 at the Lakeville North debate tournament. This was Park's second tournament this season.

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

October 6, 2019

Debate team member and junior Liz Hodges said she has noticed her growth as a competitor over the last year in her recent debate tournaments. “Last weekend was our first competition of the season and during my first round I was really proud of myself, because I won on both offensive and defencive...

Boys’ ultimate sets goals for tournament

Senior Semaj Mitchell tosses disc to teammate at practice April 17. Boys' ultimate's next tournament is the Madison Mudbath April 27-28.

Kaia Myers

April 21, 2019

As senior Gavin Charpentier contemplates the upcoming Madison Mudbath ultimate tournament, he said he is looking forward to getting closer with the team. “I think since (the tournament is) early in the season, it's going to be a great way for the team to bond together closer since we’re goin...

Boys’ ultimate team to play in competitive tournament

Boys' Crush ultimate team huddles after practice during the fall season in preparation for the upcoming season. They will compete in the Wind Chill Invite at 6:15 p.m. Feb. 2 at Champions Hall in Eden Prairie.

Sofia Seewald

February 1, 2019

After participating in several practices over the last few months, freshman Danny Shope said he believes the boys’ ultimate team, also referred to as Crush, is ready to play in the highly competitive Wind Chill Winter Invite tournament coming up Feb. 2. “We’ve been practicing all fall, and we’ve even been doin...

Girls’ basketball participates in tournament

Park competes in their first game during the Pat Patterson Tournament at Hamline University. This was the first game in a two day tournament at Hamline.

Ella Hammerstrand and Nolan Kelly

November 25, 2018

The girls’ basketball team competed in the Pat Patterson tournament at Hamline University according to Head Coach Arsenio Richardson. He said Park’s first loss to Stillwater was downcast yet optimistic. “It's a tough way to go out in an opening game,” Richardson said. “But we have twenty...

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