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Park looking to overtake Chanhassen

Park looking to overtake Chanhassen

Adin Zweigbaum

January 8, 2020

According to senior Aaron Ellingson, Chanhassen demands near perfection on the court, and it is crucial to eliminate any possible mistake. “I always remember (Chanhassen) is very disciplined, and they will make you pay if you make mistakes,” Ellingson said. Coach Dave Breitenbucher said Cha...

Cutting through the complaints: is the sports budget fair?

Cutting through the complaints: is the sports budget fair?

Kaia Myers and Grace Schultz

January 8, 2020

In light of complaints from athletes about their programs not receiving enough funding, the question comes down to whether there is enough money given to the athletic department, or if the budget is unevenly distributed.

Boys’ hockey loses to Minneapolis

Boys’ hockey loses to Minneapolis

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

December 11, 2019

After suffering a loss against Minneapolis with a final score of 3-5, coach Zach Strouts said one of the team’s most notable qualities is perseverance. “Our goaltending is one of the best in the state,” Strouts said. “One of the best things that we have is the fight level. The boys just don'...

Girls’ basketball stays positive after loss to Park Center

Girls’ basketball stays positive after loss to Park Center

Maddie Schutte and Molly Schochet

December 4, 2019

After starting off the season playing three of the top five teams in the state, coach Arsenio Richardson said the team has improved and kept its spirits high despite being defeated by Park Center. “Park Center is the number four team in the state — they are undefeated,” Richardson said.  “We...

Boys’ swim optimistic about upcoming season

Boys’ swim optimistic about upcoming season

Tobias Khabie

November 27, 2019

The Park boys’ swim team has high hopes this year, as it is aiming to take the conference title after missing out the last few years, according to swim coach Amanda Forsberg. “I would like to try to win the conference this year, we haven't done that for a couple years. That would be a really ...

Winter sports host tryouts

Winter sports host tryouts

Maddie Schutte

November 11, 2019

Listed below is the information for winter sports tryouts and pre-tryout practices to prepare for the season. Additional details and contact information for coaches can be found at gopark.org.  ...

Girls’ basketball overcomes Kennedy in first Section game

Girls’ basketball overcomes Kennedy in first Section game

Nolan Kelly, Ella Hammerstrand, and Creston Halstead

March 2, 2019

According to junior Shayla Miller, the game was especially difficult and intense because, if they didn’t win, their season would be over. “We knew they were going to battle, they were going to fight,” Miller said. “It’s their last game of the season now, so we knew it was going to be toug...

Boys’ hockey endures emotional loss

Boys’ hockey endures emotional loss

David Bryant

February 20, 2019

Junior Will Pinney said that despite the slow start the team made a massive comeback after being down by three goals with 13 minutes left in the third period. “After that third goal scored on us we showed a lot of energy and we started playing as a team and passing the puck to make some huge pl...

Team focuses on cooperation

Team focuses on cooperation

David Bryant

February 17, 2019

Sophomore Drew Boyum said despite the team's loss to the rivalry versus Benilde always leads to a competitive game. “This game has history, so I feel like people want to come out and watch it and it gets us pumped up,” Boyum said. The boys’ hockey team lost to Benilde 0-5 at the Rec Cente...

The costs of winter sports

The costs of winter sports

January 16, 2019

The different sports played at Park in the winter have a wide variety of equipment with differing prices. Girls' gymnastics costs the least with gymnasts paying for warmups, leotards and grips according to freshman Sophia Romero. Hockey is on the opposite end of the spectrum with players buying pads,...

Girls’ basketball competes in challenging conference matchup

Girls’ basketball competes in challenging conference matchup

Nolan Kelly

January 15, 2019

Early during its game on Friday, the girls’ basketball team took the lead against Chanhassen. With a combination of good decision making and ball handling, Park played a strong game, according to junior Jordyn Turek. “I really liked our ball movement on offense,” Turek said. “I feel like we w...

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