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Girls’ soccer loses to Chanhassen

Senior Dare Kroeten goes to strike the ball Sept. 24. Park lost 1-0 against Chanhassen.

Ryan Barnett

September 19, 2020

Heading into the first game against Chanhassen of the season, assistant coach Lydia Brubaker knew the girls had a challenging game ahead of them. With Chanhassen’s 3-2 record going into the game, the team would be tough to beat. “Chanhassen is always a really quality opponent, so we needed to come ready to pla...

Girls’ tennis loses first match to Benilde

Junior Raquel Schlichting uses a backhand motion to hit the ball to her opponent Aug. 26. Park lost all of their varsity matches to Benilde-St. Margarets.

Jacob Khabie

August 30, 2020

According to coach Abby Rose, despite a 0-7 loss, she is still satisfied with how her team performed Aug. 26, and is looking forward to the season ahead. “Even though the score doesn’t necessarily reflect it, it was a good match,” Rose said. “We get to play BSM two more times this season,...

Boys’ hockey celebrates senior night

Senior Bobby Doss shoves Bloomington Jefferson’s junior Pierce Thomka while reaching for the puck. Park finished the regular season with an overall record of 16-9-0.

Maggie Klaers and Marta Hill

February 16, 2020

As senior Alex Riley reflected on his last game at Park, he said it was a bittersweet experience. “It was kind of sad, but kind of cool to see everybody kind of saluting us and honoring us and almost like a little send off,” Riley said. “A little sad, especially since you've been playing hock...

Meet the Athlete: Jordan Dolinar

Meet the Athlete: Jordan Dolinar

Grace Schultz

February 10, 2020

What's it like being on the gymnastics team as a freshman? It's a lot of fun, I really enjoy the sport. It's nice seeing all the girls from the team at school. I was on a team in middle school and I didn’t get to see my teammates at school. The older girls are inspiring, so it’s nice to have some...

Boys’ basketball defeated by Henry Sibley

Captain senior Aaron Ellingson looks to pass the ball to a teammate Dec. 10 against Henry Sibley. Park will face Hopkins at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at St. Louis Park High School.

Adin Zweigbaum

December 11, 2019

After giving up a strong lead, Park boys’ lost to Henry Sibley, according to sophomore Deontez Ross. “We started off strong, but we let them gain a lot of momentum,” Ross said. “At the end of the first half we let them get back into the game, they got comfortable, and we let them make a b...

Girls’ soccer suffers tough loss

Senior Aliviah McClinton fights for the ball in the game against BSM. Due to the game the soccer teams record is now 5-3-2.

Sam Swisher and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

September 26, 2019

According to sophomore and goalie Sophia Romero, a lack of focus contributed to the team’s shortfall in its Sept. 24 game. “I think especially in today's game we had a slight lack of focus and we needed to lay the ball off a lot faster,” Romero said. Coach Benjamin Kent said the team has...

Meet the Athlete: Tommy Tight

Meet the Athlete: Tommy Tight

Sofia Seewald

June 7, 2019

When did you start playing golf? I started playing golf when I was about 5 years old. Why did you decide to start playing golf? I started playing mostly because my dad was playing a lot and he got me into it. What is your favorite part about playing golf? If you hit a good shot, it could end up ...

Boys’ lacrosse challenges opponent

Junior Parker Brynildson avoids Kennedy's senior Andy Trenary and looks to move the ball upfield. Despite losing, Park forced Kennedy to use multiple timeouts throughout the game.

Nolan Kelly, Ella Hammerstrand, and Creston Halstead

May 23, 2019

 After a season of shutouts and blowouts, Park finally felt that it was able to unleash some of its potential, according to assistant coach Aaron Peterson. “Today we proved that our hard work is paying off, even though the score did not reflect what we really wanted,” Peterson said. During...

Meet the Athlete: Rakesh Plantz

Meet the Athlete: Rakesh Plantz

Marta Hill

November 4, 2018

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

Junior Maranda Hoogenraad throws the ball back to the pitcher May 12. The Orioles beat Southwest 10-7.

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...

Sophomore multi-sport athlete works to improve golf skills

Sophomore Lily Rostal prepares to hit a golf ball during a match against Benilde St. Margaret's. The event took place May 4 at the Dwan Golf Course.

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

May 9, 2018

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

Senior captain Annabelle Schutte pitches for Park May 1. Park lost 1-2 to Benilde-St. Margaret's.

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

May 3, 2018

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 ...

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