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Senior Annie Holden hits the ball in the game against Chanhassen Nov. 10. Park won with a final set score of 3-1.

Girls’ volleyball wins long match against Chanhassen

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley November 12, 2020

After an arduous battle against Chanhassen for the second time in its season, girls’ volleyball beat Chanhassen 3-1 following a grueling 39-41 third set. After a close 3-2 win last time Park played...

Senior Annie Holden hits the ball in the game against Bloomington Kennedy Nov. 5. Park won with a final set score of 3-0.

Girls’ volleyball beats Kennedy a second time

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley November 7, 2020

Once again beating Bloomington Kennedy in three sets Nov. 5, senior Anna Bauer said that a big focus of this match was the serve. “Since the serve is the first part of the point, it really sets the...

Junior Elsa Bergland dives for the ball in a game against Robbinsdale Cooper Oct. 27. Park won with a final set score of 3-0.

Girls’ volleyball beats Cooper in three sets

Harris Keekley and Colin Canaday October 29, 2020

Winning in three sets against Robbinsdale Cooper Oct. 27, although the team was expecting an easy win, the players started out on the wrong foot, according to assistant varsity coach Sydney Griffin. “We...

Senior Hannah Howell hits the ball over the net in a game against Bloomington Jefferson Oct. 23. Park lost with a final set score of 1-3.

Girls’ volleyball loses tough match to Bloomington Jefferson

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley October 25, 2020

Playing a close game, girls’ volleyball lost a tough match against Bloomington Jefferson Oct. 22 putting its record at 4-1. Head coach Emily Minnick said that in order to win sets, the team needs...

Senior Kendall Coley blocks the ball from coming over the net in a game against Chanhassen Oct. 15. Park won with a final set score of 3-2.

Girls’ volleyball wins close match against Chanhassen

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley October 17, 2020

Playing a gruelingly close match against Chanhassen Oct. 15, girls’ volleyball rose to victory against Chanhassen with a final set score of 3-2. Assistant varsity coach Sydney Griffin said that going...

SLP girls' volleyball celebrates after scoring another point against Bloomington Kennedy during the Oct. 13 match. Park won with a final set score of 3-0.

Girls’ volleyball beats Kennedy in three sets

Harris Keekley and Colin Canaday October 14, 2020

Winning in three sets, girls’ volleyball beat Bloomington Kennedy Oct. 13. According to Head Coach Emily Minnick, a primary factor that led to the win was maintaining energy. “We just stayed...

The girls' volleyball team high fives the fan section after a victory against Moorhead Nov. 8, 2019.

Introducing the new head volleyball coach

Colin Canaday October 9, 2020

After an unprecedented victory in sections last year, Park’s volleyball program is welcoming in head coach, Emily Minnick. Having experience not only in playing volleyball, but also teaching and coaching...

Senior Macy Martinson protects the ball from the ground at practice Oct 7.  The first varsity volleyball game of the season is at 9 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Benilde-St. Margaret’s Activity Center against Benilde-St. Margaret.

Football and Volleyball updated schedule

Molly Schochet October 8, 2020

In a board meeting held Oct. 10, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) voted to allow Football and Volleyball to begin in the fall. Due to COVID-19, the rules for spectators have changed for both...

Whitney Meierotto-Simon, former head coach of the girls’ volleyball team, strategizes with the rest of the group Nov. 8, 2019. The fall seasons of volleyball and football were both reinstated Sept. 21, 2020 despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff editorial: Football poses risk, volleyball safe enough to play

September 26, 2020

On Sept. 21, the Minnesota State High School League decided to reinstate the fall seasons of volleyball and football. Considering the nature of the sport and surging COVID-19 cases in Minnesota, football...

Park alumni Addie Warg and senior Kendall Coley celebrate after a point at the Minnesota state volleyball tournament Nov. 7, 2019. The Minnesota State High School League voted to reinstate the fall seasons of volleyball and football Sept. 21.

Minnesota State High School League votes to allow volleyball and football to start

Tobias Khabie and Molly Schochet September 21, 2020

In a virtual meeting held by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Sept. 21, the board of directors voted to allow the volleyball season to begin Sept. 28. According to WCCO, the season will begin...

Math teacher Robert Otto leads the cheer at the State volleyball tournament against Moorhead Nov. 8. According to the School Board students and administration should give more attention and enthusiasm to other clubs and activities.

Staff Editorial: Volleyball attendance sets example for how all activities should be supported

November 17, 2019

The girls’ volleyball team made history when it made it to the State tournament for the first time ever Nov. 7. The news was blasted throughout the school, with posters and a pep fest, as it should be....

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