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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Sophomore Rowan Jansen and senior Sofia Hoffman skate towards the puck Jan. 16. Park lost 4-5 against Anoka during overtime.

Two girls’ hockey teams unite

Crystal Diaz, Rachel Arkis, and Abby Bartleson January 25, 2023

The Park girls’ hockey team is co-opted with Hopkins. Due to a lack of players, both schools united to create a single competitive girls’ hockey team between the two schools where they can focus on...

Sophomore Micah Curtis shoots the ball Jan. 20. Park lost against Benilde-St. Margarets 85-61.

Boys’ Basketball falls short against rival

Zoe Ziessman, John Hunter, and Abby Bartleson January 22, 2023

After a back and forth, bustling rivalry game against Benilde-St. Margaret's, Park was defeated 85-61 Jan. 20. Regardless of the loss, sophomore Micah Curtis said the game was a good learning opportunity...

Junior Camryn Witham prepares to receive pass Jan. 16. Park lost to Anoka 4-5 in overtime.

Girls Hockey loses to Anoka

Crystal Diaz and Rachel Arkis January 19, 2023

After a loss against Anoka, Hopkins-Park reflected and set new goals for upcoming games. The team lost 5-4 against Anoka Jan. 16. Head coach Ryan St. Martin said the team had difficulty managing a goalie...

Junior Keegan Hartford dribbles the ball down the court Jan. 17. Park lost against Chaska 47-60.

Boys’ basketball faces tough loss

Zoe Ziessman, Scott Schmidt, and Jacob Perszyk January 18, 2023

After a difficult game, Park lost 72-60 against Chaska Jan. 18. Assistant coach Rob Griffin said he was disappointed with the turnout of the game, and said that the team is still working on playing together. “(The...

Senior Mason Amelse controls the puck in the Orioles’ offensive zone. Park took on Minneapolis at home in a tie game Dec. 23.

Orioles fly to a tie

Alicia Mainjeni, Maya Nieves, and Anya Panday December 24, 2022

The game was close, with the Orioles tying the score with less than 15 seconds on the clock. Park’s Orioles took the ice to play the Minneapolis Lions Dec. 23. After eight minutes of overtime, the Orioles...

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Lodging at Lutsen

Eliah Fink, Noah Leventhal, Aidan Shafton, and Alex Geretz December 18, 2022

The Park Alpine skiing team took a trip to Lutsen the weekend of Dec. 2. The team is new to Park this year and their practices started this past week. Junior Anna Turcotte said skiing on Lutsen Mountain...

Sophomore Magnus Smith completes his race Dec. 15. The boys swim team beat Hopkins Thursday.

Park swims lengths ahead of Hopkins

Aidan Shafton, Noah Leventhal, Alex Geretz, and Eliah Fink December 16, 2022

Boys’ swimming had a smooth start to the season Dec. 15. In their first meet of the year, Park beat Hopkins by a waterslide. Sophomore Magnus Smith said he was impressed with the team’s performance,...

Sophomore Micah Curtis jumps with the ball Dec. 9. Park won 85-76 against Washburn.

Boys’ basketball victorious at first home game

After a triumphant 85-76 win against Washburn Dec. 9, assistant coach Rob Griffin said he was proud of how the team performed because of the progress players have made. “We have played a lot better...

Junior Henry Schrader skates the puck towards the Orioles offensive zone Dec. 9. Park battled Waconia at home, Friday night.

Orioles sink on the rink

Alicia Mainjeni, Anya Panday, and Maya Nieves December 10, 2022

Parks Orioles went against the Waconia Wildcats during Parks second varsity home game Dec. 9. With less than a minute on the clock, the Waconia Wildcats scored a game-winning goal to beat Parks Orioles...

Senior Teddy Dahlin races after the puck against the Hawks Dec. 1. Park took on Chaska in a defensive game Friday night.

Pucker up buttercup

Maya Nieves, Alicia Mainjeni, and Anya Panday December 3, 2022

Parks Orioles squared up against Chaskas Hawks on the ice Dec. 1 and took a 6-1 loss at their first home game of the regular season. The Orioles engaged their supporters with many activities to celebrate...

Teammates gather to try lifting the deadlift bar. Players participate in strength and conditioning every Wednesday.

Boys’ basketball jumps into season

Abby Bartleson, Scott Schmidt, and Jacob Perszyk December 2, 2022

After training for many months before the basketball season started, sophomore Marley Curtis said he is excited for the upcoming season and to get back in the groove of things. “I'm looking forward...

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