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Volleyball wins consolation semifinals

Volleyball wins consolation semifinals

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley

November 8, 2019

Following the loss to Eagan Nov. 7, Park volleyball made a comeback in the Minnesota State High School Tournament with a win against Moorhead Nov. 8. According to coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon, the game against Eagan helped them adjust to the high-stress environment of State. “We used yesterday...

Park breaks losing streak against Hopkins

Park breaks losing streak against Hopkins

Talia Lissauer

October 16, 2019

After beating Hopkins for the first time, senior Franny Bevell said the team worked hard all season for this meet and it went just as she wanted it to. “We prepared all season for this meet, we have (had) a lot of hard practices so we have put a lot of hours and dedication into this meet,” Bevell...

Girls’ tennis defeats Holy Angels

Girls’ tennis defeats Holy Angels

Talia Lissauer

September 24, 2019

After playing in her first singles match in a long time, junior Anna Jensen said she played well but struggled with endurance. “I haven’t played singles in a while so it was good to play singles again, and I won so that was good,” Jensen said. “I got pretty tired quickly just because I’m...

Girls’ swim team triumphs at meet

Girls’ swim team triumphs at meet

Tamar Gewirtz

September 24, 2019

According to junior Gabbie Kruse, the girls’ swim team has been improving quicker than last year, resulting in a successful swim meet against Bloomington Jefferson High School on Sept. 19.  “At our meets we’ve been trying really hard. We’ve been doing really good and it's just been a great...

Girls’ ultimate beats Blake

Girls’ ultimate beats Blake

Kaia Myers and Isabel Kjaer

May 9, 2019

As junior captain Ally Feller reflected on her team’s recent game against Blake, she said she was proud of how the players worked together in a tough game. “We all played really well. We were all really into it until the very last point, which we won on a universe point,” Feller said. “A uni...

Baseball wins three consecutive games

Baseball wins three consecutive games

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

April 22, 2019

After seeing teammates continuously supporting each other, whether they made an error or had a good play, coach Brian Kelly said the supportive environment has led the team to its three-game winning streak. “I’ve looked into the dugout multiple times over the last three games and seen someone w...

Synchro beats Richfield in figures meet

Synchro beats Richfield in figures meet

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

April 11, 2019

Park’s success at its second figures meet against Richfield resulted from hard work and preparation, according to synchro captain, senior Hope Cassman. “I think the meet went well we had a lot of time to work on figures, so it really helped us compete against Richfield,” Cassman said. Acc...

Baseball wins season opener

Baseball wins season opener

Maddie Schutte and Talia Lissauer

April 10, 2019

According to coach Brian Kelly, A close tie made the game stressful for some players, but the team persevered and went home with a 1-0 win against Bloomington-Jefferson in the first game of the season. “It was zero to zero in the first seven (innings) and we were able to scratch out a run in the...

eSports virtual game makes real world cash

eSports virtual game makes real world cash

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

March 12, 2019

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

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

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

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...

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