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Snow delays track

Senior Donovan Hill practices with his fellow track teammates by walking over hurdles before running. The recent snowstorm April 11 caused the team to again be indoors.

David Bryant and Hayley Westwood

April 18, 2019

Freshman Renee McSherry said because of the April snow, pole vaulting practice is only allowed limited amounts of time indoors as they can’t practice outside and other sports also occupy the gym. “I pole vault so we are normally inside, but they were expecting us to be outside by now, so now we can...

Softball faces multiple weather challenges

Sophomore Marissa Boettcher bunts the ball during an indoor practice April 15. Park softballs' current record is 0-1.

Claire Bargman

April 16, 2019

Softball coach Kristin Johnson said that games in cold weather can become more of a mental block than a physical challenge. “Both sides are in the same situation,” Johnson said. “So then it becomes are you prepared mentally to be able to handle that, or are you going to use that as an excuse...

Administration closes school April 11

Snow falls April 10 outside Park. According to district communications director Sara Thompson, all St. Louis Park Public Schools are closed April 10.

Marta Hill

April 11, 2019

St. Louis Park Public Schools will be closed to students and staff April 11 because of winter weather, according to district communications director Sara Thompson. “All schools will be closed and all daytime, after school and evening programs, activities and events are cancelled due to severe ...

Polar vortex calls time out

Park athletics and activities, including boys' hockey, experienced cancellations and delays because of extreme winter weather. According to athletic director Andy Ewald, other schools across the metro area were also impacted by the cold.

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

February 26, 2019

As the usual school routine becomes restored after weeks of extreme weather, sophomore basketball player Will Kietzmann said the snow cancellations caused the end of the season to become very busy. “We had our Cooper game rescheduled,” Kietzmann said. “It was ok but it kind of affected us playing thr...

St. Louis Park Public Schools closed Feb. 20

Students wait outside for their school bus after the early dismissal at 2:10 p.m. Feb. 7. St. Louis Park Public Schools will be closed Feb. 20 due to the forecasted snowstorm.

Dani Orloff

February 19, 2019

According to district communications director Sara Thompson, St. Louis Park Public Schools will be closed Feb. 20. Students and staff should not report to the high school. Thompson said the ACT test scheduled for juniors Feb. 20 will be postponed and administered on the designated make-up day March...

Two-hour late start announced for Park schools Feb. 8

Students file into a school bus after the early dismissal at 2:10 p.m. Feb. 7. Park schools will have a two-hour late start Feb. 8 due to the forecasted winter weather.

Dani Orloff

February 7, 2019

According to District communications director Sara Thompson, St. Louis Park Public Schools will begin two hours late Feb. 8 because of the forecasted winter weather. According to the National Weather Service, East Central and Southern Minnesota will have a wind chill advisory tonight until tomorrow morning...

Late start Jan. 28 due to severe winter weather

St. Louis Park Public Schools will have a two-hour late start Jan. 28 due to snow and cold wind. Pictured is door 12, where athletics will continue after school as usual.

Dani Orloff

January 27, 2019

According to a phone blast sent out by District communications director Sara Thompson, St. Louis Park Public Schools will have a two-hour late start Jan. 28. According to Thompson, the late start is because of the heavy snowfall and low temperatures. "Kids Place childcare will begin at 8:30 a.m....

Girls’ golf perseveres through tough match

Freshman Maia Seidel hits an approach shot during a match May 9 at Brookview Golf Course. The next varsity match is 7:30 a.m. May 14 at Rush Creek.

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

May 11, 2018

According to senior Carly Livingston, the girls’ golf team faced some challenges during its most recent conference match May 9. “A couple girls on the team played really well, and the other half didn’t just because Brookview is a pretty hard course just because there’s a lot of water hazards,...

Weather creates new challenges for spring sports

Girls' lacrosse plays against Benilde St. Margaret's April 19. Park lost 5-12.

Kate Schneider

May 7, 2018

A record 13 inches of snow fell on St. Louis Park in mid-April, according to Kare 11, crushing athletes’ hopes of practicing outside. The blizzard caused many games to be canceled or rescheduled, which the athletic office must handle, according to athletic director Andrew Ewald. “We’ve had...

Girls’ golf combats weather

Girls' golf captain senior Carly Livingston practices her swing indoors at the Life Time Fitness in Park. The teams has been practicing indoors due to the cold weather.

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

April 15, 2018

Beginning her second year on the girls’ golf team, junior Erica Dudley said the cold spring weather could make for a more stagnant season than in years past. “We just don’t get to play that much this season,” Dudley said. “I’m upset that we don’t get to play outside. I don’t love pla...

Cold weather sidelines outdoor practices, games

Senior Caleb Mesick scoops the ball out of the snow to toss it to his fellow teammates during boys’ lacrosse practice April 4 at the
stadium. Spring sports have had difficulties practicing outdoors because of a reported 9 inches of snow, according to Minnesota CBS.

Adam Johnson

April 11, 2018

The recent snow, coupled with cold temperatures, has forced most spring sports to use indoor practice facilities as game schedules remain uncertain, according to Athletic Director Andrew Ewald. Ewald said, in his 18 years at Park, he has seldom experienced similar weather conditions interfering with spr...

Girls’ lacrosse kept indoors due to weather

Freshman Jarielyz Lopez-Barrera cradles the ball towards the net with teammate and freshman Kathryn Schugg close behind during tryouts April 5.

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

April 10, 2018

Due to the cold weather, junior captain Grace Lynch said the girls’ lacrosse team has been pushed inside for their first week of the season. “(The weather) is forcing us to be inside, and it is really frustrating because lacrosse is played outside, so if we are inside, we are out of our element...

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