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Senior Thomas Shope catches a frisbee Sept. 16. Crush won with a final score of 15-6.

Crush crushes the competition

Thomas Halverson and Paxon Myers September 19, 2023

Park’s ultimate frisbee team, Crush, played against Roseville Sept. 16. This was their second game from this fall season and they started the season undefeated after beating Minnetonka Saturday September...

Junior Saul Zis blocks Mounds View Mustangs player April 13. Crush won their first game of the season 15-5.

Crush reigns successful against Mounds View

Abby Bartleson and Rachel Arkis April 15, 2023

Following their first game of the season, boys’ ultimate took home a triumphant win. Crush went up against Mounds View on April 13, and ended with a final score of 15-5. Head coach Spencer Hagen said...

Junior Thomas Shope blocks senior Ryan DuSaire while scrimmaging March 25. This was the first varsity Ultimate practice of the season.

Crush hits the field for another season

Abby Bartleson and Rachel Arkis April 7, 2023

Even with the bitter cold Minnesota winter and lack of indoor practice space, Parks’ boys ultimate frisbee team has been practicing weekly in order to spring into their new season. Assistant coach Tyler...

Discs in the dome

Discs in the dome

Eliah Fink December 1, 2022

My experience with St. Louis Park Ultimate Frisbee began this year. I had played other sports as a freshman and sophomore, but this year I decided to try something new. The first thing I noticed was how...

Senior Kiera Trill throws the frisbee to a teammate at the Crushtober tournament Oct. 30. The annual Crushtober event consists of several different schools competing against each other.

Girls’ ultimate takes on Crushtober

Leo Justesen November 7, 2022

Park’s Girls’ ultimate frisbee team played a tournament Oct. 30 called “Crushtober.” Crushtober is an eight-hour-long Ultimate Frisbee tournament for both Girls’ and Boys’ teams. It lasts four...

Freshman Ximena Gomez Rodriguez throws the disc into play May 17. Crush beat South 9-7.

Crush defeats South in close battle

Modesty Manion, Jacob Khabie, and Luca Aimo May 23, 2022

Despite the downpour May 17, Park’s girls ultimate team prevailed, winning the game against South 9-7.  According to coach Kevin Ruda, the team struggled initially, but it kicked it into high gear...

Junior Isabel Nathan practices throwing a frisbee during ultimate practice April 13. Due to lack of MNHSL distinction, ultimate frisbee is not categorized as a sport.

Ultimately not a sport

Jacob Khabie and Modesty Manion April 28, 2022

As spring begins, Park’s ultimate frisbee teams yet again begin its seasons as clubs, without the distinction of being called a sport. According to junior Greta Runyan, this re-categorization would benefit...

Junior Micah Davis looks for a teammate to pass the frisbee to Oct. 1. The Ultimate team held an exhibition game to promote the sport.

Crush Ultimate plays exhibition during halftime

Aisha Hersi and Johanna Kaplan October 8, 2021

In an opportunity to showcase its sport, the Crush Ultimate Frisbee team held an exhibition during halftime of the Oct. 2 football game against Orono. According to junior captain Molly Horstman-Olson,...

Senior Elizabeth Kniser knocks the disc away from an opponent May 25. The team lost by one in overtime.

Girls’ ultimate suffers close loss to St. Paul Academy

June 3, 2021

When Girls’ Crush Ultimate scored at the last minute to tie up with St. Paul Academy, the game came down to the final point. Senior Mimi Kniser said this nail-biter finish ended with a 10-9 loss for...

Challenges of playing two sports

Challenges of playing two sports

Anna Benishek May 20, 2021

As the ultimate frisbee season started up this year, I was debating about joining. Ever since freshman year, I’ve been eager to be a part of the team; however, soccer has held me back from playing.  Freshman...

Freshman Thomas Shope passes a frisbee during practice at Minikahda Vista park is approved.

Ultimate frisbee hosts first information meeting

Anna Benishek April 5, 2021

With spring sports starting soon, ultimate frisbee began its season with two informational meetings. Many returning and new players attended the meeting to learn the new precautions regarding COVID-19...

First professional preseason tournament as team captain

First professional preseason tournament as team captain

Jack Kroells November 19, 2020

Playing on the same field as the top players in the state brought a whole new riveting game experience. Everyone was on their top game, and the energy on the field was thrilling. Last spring, my ultimate...

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