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Girls’ volleyball wins long match against Chanhassen

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

Football wins first game against Orono

Junior Will Dvorak runs to find a open teammate to throw the ball to Nov. 7. Park won 35-27 against Orono.
Team breaks losing streak with 35-27 win Nov. 7
November 11, 2020

After falling far behind undefeated Orono, who was ranked second in the state, at the start of the game, head coach Jason Foster said the team completely turned the tide in their favor with their first...

Girls’ volleyball beats Kennedy a second time

Senior Annie Holden hits the ball in the game against Bloomington Kennedy Nov. 5. Park won with a final set score of 3-0.
Team prepares for next match against Benilde
November 6, 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...

Girls’ volleyball beats Cooper in three sets

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.
Team struggled in first set
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...

Girls’ volleyball wins close match against Chanhassen

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.
Continues season with big win
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...

Boys’ soccer beats Hopkins 4-0 in first sections game

Junior Claudy Zua runs to steal the ball from the opposing team Oct. 14. Park won 4-0 against Hopkins.
Team focuses on fundamentals
October 16, 2020

After boys’ soccer shut out victory against Hopkins, players were joyful and celebrated the win, preparing for the games ahead. Coming into the first section game, senior Owen Christiansen said he...

Park beats Robbinsdale Cooper preceding sections

Freshman Stephanie Stone swims the butterfly during her meet Oct. 8. The final meet for the JV girls was on Oct. 13.
Seniors reflect on years of swimming
October 14, 2020

In its final meet of the season before sections, Park won against Robbinsdale Cooper. The success gave the team confidence and excitement leading up to sections, which begins Oct. 24. According to senior...

Girls’ volleyball beats Kennedy in three sets

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.
Masks prove challenging to play in
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...

Boys’ soccer struggles to start off strong in first half

Junior Danny Lainsbury runs to take the ball from the opposing team Oct. 1. Park won 3-2 against Bloomington Kennedy.
Team recognizes its mentality needs improvement
October 4, 2020

Reflecting on the boys' soccer 3-2 win against Bloomington Kennedy Oct. 1, senior captain Alex Ruiz thought there were questionable choices during the first part of the game and the team wasn't ready for...

Boys’ soccer defeats Bloomington Jefferson 4-0

Junior Joseph McGurgan goes to kick the ball Sept. 15. Park won 4-0 against Bloomington Jefferson
Team looks to improve on settling into the game
September 16, 2020

With Park’s previous 3-0 win this season against Bloomington Jefferson, junior Danny Lainsbury said that he felt confident in the team’s ability to win, but stayed focused and didn’t assume they...

Boys’ team keeps shutout against Robbinsdale Cooper

Sophomore Amanuel Shetaye goes to pass the ball to a teammate. Park’s next game will be 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at the St. Louis Park School Stadium.
Park finishes strong with a 5-0 victory
September 11, 2020

As Park won with another shutout against Robbinsdale Cooper, which brought their record to 3-1-0, the team reflected that it was a difficult game.  According to Junior Nicholas Kent, it was a tough...

Girls’ soccer narrowly wins first game

Junior Alma Beaton attacks on offense Aug. 27. Park beat Bloomington Jefferson 1-0 in its first of two contests this year.
Late goal pushes team past Bloomington Jefferson
September 4, 2020

Inspired by the 1-0 victory of the girls’ soccer team against Bloomington Jefferson, senior captain Alanna Franklin reflected on the aspects of the first game that produced a lot of offensive attacks.  “We...

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