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eSports virtual game makes real world cash

eSports virtual game makes real world cash

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

March 12, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

According to the coach of the eSports program Jacob Utites, eSports is involved in the college process.   “We have college recruiters coming in and offering scholarships to students for college,” Utites said. “We have also had some students win scholarships by playing in high school; Our ...

Park boys’ basketball starts Sections with win against South

Park boys’ basketball starts Sections with win against South

Kate Schneider

March 6, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

According to junior Erik Piehl, the game against South was a successful start to Sections, despite some moments where Park fell behind. “I think it went really good. We started off the game really good. Then it the middle of the first half (South) went on a run and our score got closer, but ove...

Girls’ basketball triumphs in final conference game

Girls’ basketball triumphs in final conference game

Nolan Kelly

February 26, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

In Park’s final regular-season game against Chaska, Park not only won, but gave the crowd a particularly enjoyable experience, according to senior Jamelia Addison. “The game was really good,” Addison said. “If you missed it, you missed a good, entertaining game.” According to Addison,...

Boys’ swimming blows out Bloomington Jefferson

Boys’ swimming blows out Bloomington Jefferson

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

February 7, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to sophomore Zach Affeldt, the team had a successful meet against Bloomington Jefferson despite coming off of peak week which is the most intense practices of the season. “It went really well even though we were supposed to not win by as much, which was really impressive since we were comin...

Gallery: Boys’ hockey wins their second conference game

Gallery: Boys’ hockey wins their second conference game

January 20, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized, Winter sports

Park boys' has played Chaska and Chanhassen in the Metro West conference. Park lost to Chaska Jan. 10 and won 4-1 against Chanhassen Jan. 19.

Park boys’ basketball beats Bloomington Jefferson in close game

Park boys’ basketball beats Bloomington Jefferson in close game

Kate Schnider

January 15, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Coach David Breitenbucher said the team lacked speed the first half but was able to pick it up during the second half. He also said the team cannot stop trying once they have a large lead, as the team almost lost it in the last seconds of the game. “I think in the first half we needed to play with a lot more e...

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


Filed under Uncategorized

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...

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