The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

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

Skison never stops

Skison never stops

Maren Wilsey May 4, 2022

A popular saying in sports is that athletes are made in the off-season. I hear this especially often from my nordic skiing teammates. Naturally, this results in my efforts for offseason training to be...

Echo File Photo by Carissa Prestholdt

Victoria Schmelzle receives Athena Award

Abby Bartleson March 7, 2022

When senior Victoria Schmelzle found out she had won the Athena award, she was proud of herself because her hard work paid off.  Every year, a high school student athlete is presented with the Athena...

Senior Selam Maher passes the ball after being pushed to the ground March 5. Maher was the only senior on the team this season.

Wayzata win ends Orioles’ season

Molly Schochet March 7, 2022

Senior Selam Maher held back tears as the buzzer went off, marking the end to her final game of her high school career . While the team's loss marked an end to a chapter in her life, Maher said she...

Sophomore Evelyn Schmitz drives towards the basket March 2. Park won against Robinsdale Cooper 71-54.

Girls’ basketball triumphs over Cooper in Sections

Spectators stood up and cheered as the game ended with a 71-54 win for Park. Junior Shantell Harden said she was glad the team made it to Sections, since it was an excellent chance to compete against a...

Boys swimming places second in section finals

Lilia Gonzalez March 3, 2022

Park achieved its goal of getting second place at section finals Feb. 26 despite high competition and no diving points, according to senior captain Andre Barajas. “(It’s) already a pretty hard...

Senior Will Dvorak shoots a free throw during the second half of the game March 1. Dvorak had 17 points.

Park defeated by Chaska

Tenzin Gyaldatsang March 3, 2022

Down by nine with two minutes left, senior Evan Donesky threw up a three-point shot from the far-right wing. Despite being heavily contested, the ball clattered into the rim, cutting down Chaska’s lead...

Junior Rachel Katzovitz skis at sections Feb. 10. The girls Nordic team qualified for the State meet for the first time since 2004.

Nordic victorious at Sections

Lily Nugteren, Sophia Curran-Moore, and Mya Stanberry February 13, 2022

After a long day of competing against other schools in the area, Park’s nordic team was tremendously successful at Sections, according to sophomore Jersey Miller. “Finally getting to be at that...

Benen Cotter swims the 100-Butterfly during senior night. The meet was their last home meet before sections.

Senior swimmers recognized at senior night

After a hard-fought senior night win for Park Feb. 8, senior Hiro McKee said he was thrilled with how the meet went and is looking forward to sections. “The meet went great. Everyone had high...

Senior captain Hiro Mckee swims the 100-yard butterfly Feb. 3. Parks next meet is 6:00 p.m. Feb. 8 at St. Louis Park High School.

Boys’ swimming prevails in close matchup

Aidan Shafton, Lilia Gonzalez, and Zoe Ziessman February 8, 2022

After a close win over Jefferson, senior Andre Barajas said he was positive Park would get the win despite being evenly matched with Jefferson. “I felt pretty confident that we would win,” Barajas...

Senior Ben Farley steps on the ice during the senior recognition ceremony Feb. 5. Park lost to Waconia 0-7.

Boys’ hockey falls to Chaska

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Katie Nelson February 6, 2022

Despite the honoring of the seven seniors on the roster, Park’s senior “night” took off on the wrong foot, leading to its downfall against Chaska.  According to head coach Matt Penner, the team’s...

Senior Benen Cotter swims the 100-yard breaststroke Jan. 27. Parks next meet is 6:00 p.m. Feb. 3 at St. Louis Park High School.

Boys Swimming beats local rival

Lilia Gonzalez February 2, 2022

Coming into the meet against crosstown foe Benilde St. Margaret's, senior captain Hiro Mckee, said the team had very high expectations for its meet, as it usually ends up beating Benilde. “We were...

Park completes second straight overtime win

Park completes second straight overtime win

Aidan Shafton January 25, 2022

After a 70-62 comeback win for Park, head coach Dave Breitenbucher said the end of the first half came with struggles making the comeback more difficult.  “In the first half we turned the ball over...

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