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Meet the Athlete: Rakesh Plantz

Meet the Athlete: Rakesh Plantz

Marta Hill

November 4, 2018


Filed under Meet the Athlete

How long have you been running cross country? I’ve been on the team since eighth grade, so this is my fourth year. Why did you become captain in the middle of the season? I think I became captain in the middle of the season because coach said I had displayed leadership traits that he wanted ...

Team finishes tournament strong despite setbacks

Team finishes tournament strong despite setbacks

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

May 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

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...

Sophomore multi-sport athlete works to improve golf skills

Sophomore multi-sport athlete works to improve golf skills

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

May 9, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Uncategorized

After participating in varsity girls’ swimming this past fall, sophomore Lily Rostal said she decided to continue playing golf this spring to further develop her abilities as a golfer. “To improve I’ve just been doing a lot of practicing — practice is the key to being better at golf,” Rost...

Park falls to Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Park falls to Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

May 3, 2018


Filed under Spring sports

Park was up 1-0 at the bottom of the sixth inning, but Benilde had bases loaded. Benilde scored two runs and Park struck out at the top of the seventh. Senior captain Megan Perkins said she was disappointed with the team's loss. “Yesterday we also lost, so we talked about how today was going to be redemption ...

Softball wins three games in one day

Softball wins three games in one day

Abby Intveld

April 29, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring sports

At the bottom of the eighth inning of their final game on April 28, junior Savannah Romero said tensions were high as the team fought to maintain its two-point lead. “It was stressful, but we kept pushing ourselves more and more because losing was not an option. Richfield is a team we needed t...

Six games rescheduled after April snow

Six games rescheduled after April snow

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

April 25, 2018


Filed under Spring sports

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 ...

Senior to begin final year of golf

Senior to begin final year of golf

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

March 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

While the game of golf is often relaxing, mental toughness abides as a crucial aspect to being a successful player, according to senior girls’ golf captain Carly Livingston. “I like that it’s outdoors and that it’s kind of a relaxing game. It’s really all mental because if you get down o...

Girls’ tennis selects new captains

Girls’ tennis selects new captains

Eli Curran-Moore and Anna duSaire

November 17, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports

As sophomore Racquel Fhima looks forward to being one of three captains for next years tennis season, she said each of the captains contribute something different to the team. During the end of season banquet Racquel Fhima, junior Susi Hu and junior Sydney Hosfield were selected to be captains for the...

Boys’ varsity soccer reflects on improvement

Boys’ varsity soccer reflects on improvement

Tjessa Arradondo

November 16, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports

According to assistant coach Pat Hartman, the boys’ varsity soccer team has come a long way since losing its first two games this fall. “We have really skilled players, but I think one of the biggest things was our team unity was really high this year. It wasn't about being an individual scoring...

Team plays at U.S. bank stadium

Team plays at U.S. bank stadium

Anna duSaire and Jane Anderson

May 4, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring sports

Senior captain Connor Cornell said playing at U.S. Bank Stadium was an experience he will remember in the future. “It was a once in a lifetime kind of thing. It was super nice and it was really fun, something I’ll remember always,” Cornell said. Varsity head coach Brian Kelly said immediately...

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