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Club sport sparks involvement

Club sport sparks involvement

Ruthie Posada

January 7, 2020

As a sophomore, I knew I needed to be more involved in school activities, frequently finding myself bored. I wanted to join a sport, but I didn’t know if I could handle the serious competition. After attending Herzl Camp for the past six summers, the camp’s most treasured sport, ultimate Frisbee suddenl...

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.

Adin Zweigbaum and Sadie Yarosh

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 season games. “I had an amazing experience playing at U.S. Bank Stadium,” Ryan said. “(...

Ultimate celebrates successes with community game

Senior Anna Kasper flicks the disc to her teammate June 5 at Oak Hill Park. The Park ultimate boys' and girls' teams played the coaches and alum during this end of the year team bonding game.

Isabel Kjaer and Kaia Myers

June 6, 2019

After coming off a point on the field, junior and captain Allison Feller said the event serves as a bonding activity for middle and high schoolers, coaches, parents and alumni. At the same time, the occasion also provides a training opportunity among various groups of people. “This is a multi-g...

Fence installed in Park field May 16

Construction workers install a pole that will be part of the fence surrounding the construction of the new fitness center. According to facilities manager Tom Bravo, the center should be completed by January 2020. Other renovations on the school will begin in fall 2019.

Marta Hill

May 17, 2019

On Fridays, both girls’ and boys’ Ultimate Frisbee have captains practice on the high school field and will now have to share the smaller space, according to senior Daniel Hunegs. “(The boys’ and girls’ teams) usually split the space and I think both teams get the amount of space they wa...

Girls’ ultimate beats Blake

Junior Svea Bleske jumps to block a Blake player from catching the disc. Girls' Crush ultimate won the game against Blake 9-8 April 30.

Kaia Myers and Isabel Kjaer

May 9, 2019

As junior captain Ally Feller reflected on her team’s recent game against Blake, she said she was proud of how the players worked together in a tough game. “We all played really well. We were all really into it until the very last point, which we won on a universe point,” Feller said. “A uni...

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...

Girls’ ultimate competes in first game of the season

Sophomore Marit Gabel reaches to catch the disc at practice April 17. According to coach Liz Bixler, current practices are focused towards ultimate's next game April 23 against Hopkins.

Kaia Myers

April 18, 2019

As junior captain Ally Feller reflected on the team’s first game, she said it was an excellent chance to get the team acclimated to playing together. “It was our first game so we didn’t play as well as we could have, but it was a really good learning opportunity. We worked out the kinks of ...

Boys’, girls’ ultimate merge for preseason strength

Senior Max Holden participates in a workout session to strengthen for the ultimate season Mar. 3. The boys and girls ultimate teams have been working out at Power and Finesse Fitness in order to prepare for the upcoming season.

Yonit Krebs

March 18, 2019

This year is the first time that boys’ and girls’ ultimate decided to participate in a program run by Power and Finesse Fitness for athletes, according to senior Jack Ostrovsky, who attends the preseason conditioning. “We haven't done this in the past, and there's a lot of anticipation for t...

First scrimmage motivates girls’ ultimate

Senior Grace Hamond throws disc to teammate at girls' ultimate first scrimmage of the season against Hopkins. The scrimmage Feb. 26 took place at Hopkins Junior High. Hopkins defeated Park with an undefined score.

Kaia Myers and Isabel Kjaer

February 28, 2019

When senior Grace Hammond looked back on her team’s scrimmage against Hopkins, she said saw value in it because the scrimmage helped players learn the logistics of the game. “A scrimmage is more about learning and less about points. This scrimmage, because it was the first one of the season, wa...

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...

Crush takes up fall league

Freshman Cole Blavat throws disc during a warm-up drill at a captain's practice Sep. 24. The boys ultimate team recently started a fall league to get more practice.

Sofia Seewald

October 5, 2018

Senior Ethan Kahn, one of the four captains for Park’s ultimate team, Crush, said the team chose to join the Twin Cities’s ultimate fall league this year due to a yearning for success. “The captains were talking one day, and we decided it was finally time to register for fall league because...

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