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Boys’ swimming defeats Benilde

Boys’ swimming defeats Benilde

Talia Lissauer, Maddie Schutte

January 13, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to junior Zachary Weiser, although the team has continuously beat Benilde in the past, it entered looking for a competitive meet and the results delivered. “We have never lost to Benilde,” Weiser said. “We were expecting a win but we knew that they are always really good competiti...

Girls’ basketball victorious on opponent’s court during conference game

Girls’ basketball victorious on opponent’s court during conference game

Nolan Kelly and Creston Halstead

January 9, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

After a victory over Bloomington-Kennedy, Park felt resolute with their performance, according to coach Arsenio Richardson. “We have a talented team, we have a strong opportunity to contest — to be conference champs,” Richardson said. After previous games, Park focused on their weaknesses, some...

Girls’ basketball contending in pre-conference game

Girls’ basketball contending in pre-conference game

Creston Halstead, Nolan Kelly, and Ella Hammerstrand

December 20, 2018


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Park showed endless energy and effort throughout their 73-38 victory against Fridley on Dec. 18, according to sophomore Faith Johnson. “I thought we did pretty good,” Johnson said. “I thought that we had a lot of effort in the first half and the second half.” No game so far has matche...

Gymnastics celebrates win against Richfield

Gymnastics celebrates win against Richfield

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

December 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to sophomore Courtney Hanson, the girls’ gymnastics team defeated Richfield in their first dual meet of the season Dec. 11, scoring 124.8 points. Head coach Dawn Thielen said the first meet was a success and the results reflected that. “I think we had a really great first meet. We di...

Boys’ hockey wins home opener

Boys’ hockey wins home opener

David Bryant

December 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to senior Gerald Perelman, playing with grit and passion led him and his team to start with a 1-0 lead. “The word we are focusing on this year is gritty, so working hard. That means even if it's not the pretty play it's the right play,” Perelman said. The boys’ hockey team wo...

Girls’ basketball sees early season success

Girls’ basketball sees early season success

Ella Hammerstrand and Nolan Kelly

December 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

After their victory over Tartan, Park felt accomplished with their performance, according to sophomore Kendall Coley. “It was somewhat up and down but we pushed our lead so that made it easier when we had our downs,” Coley said. “It made it easier to get back up.” The team still has a long...

Boys’ hockey wins season opener

Boys’ hockey wins season opener

Claire Bargman and David Bryant

November 28, 2018


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Upon the boys’ hockey team’s first win in the first game against Breck, sophomore Lucas Hand said the win was a strong start to set the tone for the season. “The best part of the game was us winning of course, the win is a big start of the season for us so I was pretty happy about that,” ...

Girls’ basketball participates in tournament

Girls’ basketball participates in tournament

Ella Hammerstrand and Nolan Kelly

November 25, 2018


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The girls’ basketball team competed in the Pat Patterson tournament at Hamline University according to Head Coach Arsenio Richardson. He said Park’s first loss to Stillwater was downcast yet optimistic. “It's a tough way to go out in an opening game,” Richardson said. “But we have twenty...

Girls’ hockey beats Orono in first season game

Girls’ hockey beats Orono in first season game

Sophie Olmen and Rachel Salzer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

After the first game of the season, junior Anna Nicholls said one thing that stood out to her was that the team put in effort throughout the whole game. “I think we all played our hardest. First game is always a little rough, but we worked together as a team, as a family, because that’s our mo...

Football takes home win in first section game

Football takes home win in first section game

Maddie Schutte and Kate Schneider

October 28, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

After a successful season, the football team started the section tournament off strong with a 49-21 win against Southwest. According to head coach Ben Wolfe, the team was very prepared going into the game on Oct. 23. “I think preparation was a big factor,” said Wolfe. “Physically our kids...

Girls’ cross country wins conference

Girls’ cross country wins conference

Tamar Gewirtz and Talia Lissauer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

After the race, head coach Chris Nordstrom said he thought the girls’ team had placed second, but when scores came up he couldn't wait to tell everyone about the win by two points. “I knew it was super close, I actually thought we had gotten second,” Nordstrom said. “Results came up on my phon...

Boys’ soccer wins second section game

Boys’ soccer wins second section game

Claire Bargman

October 13, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Senior Sam Diamond said Park boys’ soccer has an upper hand on other schools because the whole team can control the ball with great skill. “Every single player on our team is just really good on the ball, and you don't find that in too many high school teams so I think that’s probably our biggest...

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