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Debate team begins competitions

Debate team begins competitions

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

Boys’ ultimate sets goals for tournament

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’ ultimate team to play in competitive tournament

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

Girls’ basketball participates in tournament

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...

Volleyball competes in Hopkins tournament

Volleyball competes in Hopkins tournament

Ruthie Posada

October 6, 2018

The Hopkins all-day volleyball tournament, Oct. 6, brought tough competition for varsity volleyball teams from all across Minnesota according to Coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon. According to Meierotto-Simon the team went 2-2. She said although they came home with 11th place out of 15, she said she t...

Team finishes tournament strong despite setbacks

Team finishes tournament strong despite setbacks

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

May 14, 2018

Tensions were high at the top of the sixth inning in the third game of the day, until junior Maddie Schmitz hit a home run for the Orioles. “It was exhilarating,” Schmitz said. “It brought everyone’s spirit up to finally push and finish the game.” Park beat Southwest May 12 with a sco...

Six games rescheduled after April snow

Six games rescheduled after April snow

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

April 25, 2018

The varsity softball team will play its first six games of the season within three days, according to coach Bobby Crumpton. The team will play its first game April 26 at Aquila Park, followed by a double-header at Chanhassen April 27 and will play three games at the Richfield Middle School April 28 ...

Dodgeball tournament to help school in Kenya

Dodgeball tournament to help school in Kenya

Sumaya Mohamed

April 19, 2018

With two seconds remaining in the championship round, senior and member of team Softball Sam Garcia felt beyond thrilled when she caught the ball, winning that round for her team as well as being named MVP. “I don’t know it is crazy. I just came here to play and have fun and I was named MVP ...

Ultimate chooses tournaments for the season

Ultimate chooses tournaments for the season

Ella Hammerstrand and Carissa Prestholdt

April 13, 2018

According to junior ultimate captain Daniel Hunegs, the head coach of the team decides what tournaments the team will play in based on player’s flexibility regarding practices and holidays. “Spencer, our head coach, determines (the tournaments). We were deciding between two tournaments,” said H...

IB Diploma candidates to hold dodgeball tournament

IB Diploma candidates to hold dodgeball tournament

Nicole Sanford

April 6, 2018

As the school year comes to a close, senior Mahamed Mahamed said he, alongside seniors Megan Perkins and Hanna Schechter, are organizing a fundraiser in the form of a dodgeball tournament to complete the requirements for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. “The CAS project is basically a ...

Previous runners-up win Homecoming badminton

Previous runners-up win Homecoming badminton

Sumaya Mohamed

September 12, 2017

Bitter from last year’s defeat in the championship match, senior Luke Mobley said all of his focus was on winning this tournament. Mobley said the highlight of tonight's event was taking home the championship. “We came here last year and fell a little short. We had to get redemption. We got...

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