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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Nordic competes at largest ski meet in the country

Nordic competes at largest ski meet in the country

Kaia Myers

January 9, 2019


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According to Nordic head coach Doug Peterson, the team’s latest meet last weekend in Mesabi, MN drew competition from across the United States. It is the biggest Nordic race for high schoolers in the nation. The top ten skiers from both the girls’ and boys’ teams were selected to compete at thi...

Nordic ski performs well at first classic meet

Nordic ski performs well at first classic meet

Kaia Myers

December 22, 2018


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Nordic coach Kaitlyn Lindaman said the team skied really well despite the icy course conditions. Due to these conditions, the skiers had to use their poles to propel them forward instead of a skiing motion. “I know there were some nerves going into the race because the conditions are obviously n...

Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Kate Schneider

December 21, 2018


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According to coach Rob Griffin, Minnetonka is a high-scoring team and in order to win, Park has to stay in control of the ball and the speed of the game. “To beat them, we’ve got to play our game, we’ve got to be able to control the tempo of the game. Minnetonka scores around 80 points a ga...

Girls Basketball focuses on future improvement

Girls Basketball focuses on future improvement

David Bryant, Breanna Thompson, and Hayley Westwood

December 22, 2017


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  Freshman Raegan Alexander said the team did not perform well on the defensive side of the court as the girls' basketball team lost to Minnehaha Academy 56-68 Dec. 15, bringing their record to 4-2. “Our defense just wasn't as good as we thought it would be. We worked on it all week and ha...

Boys’ swimming races through first Conference Relay

Boys’ swimming races through first Conference Relay

Eli Curran-Moore and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

December 11, 2017


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The boys’ swimming team participated in their first unscored conference relay Dec. 7. Senior Captain David Salamzadeh said it was great to see new swimmers putting in work in order to push the team forward. “I was really excited, I think everybody did really well and it was cool to see a lot of new ...

Boys’ swimming sets goals for the season

Boys’ swimming sets goals for the season

Eli Curran-Moore and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

November 30, 2017


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Looking eager to get back in the water, the boys swim team appeared jovial, yet focused. According to head coach Amanda Forsberg, the team will greatly benefit from the new underclassmen members of the team. “We finished really strong last year. We lost three great seniors but I think coming back we look to ...

Winter sports to recruit new players

Winter sports to recruit new players

Nicole Sanford

October 26, 2017


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According to boys’ swimming senior captain Adam Recknagel, any high schooler can join the swim team and will be placed in either exhibition, junior varsity or varsity events, depending on their speed. “There’s no tryouts, (so new swimmers) don’t have to worry about that, anybody can join,...

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