Park Sports Roundup


Wolfpack wrestlers take second in South St. Paul tourney Park seventh grader Landon Brooks and sophomore Gunnar Mullen won individual championships and Park had four second-place finishers to lead the Wolfpack to a second- place team finish In the South St. Paul Veldman wrestling invite Saturday.

Park finished second in the 18-team tournament with 183 points.

Seventh-ranked Brooks (24-2) won the 113-pound individual title, defeating Kyler Sherk of St. Francis 5-4 in the finals.

Mullen (31-5), also seventh ranked, had two falls and a major decision in the earlier rounds, then won the 145 title by injury default.

Nate Murphy (3-3) took second at 160, losing by a 4:22 fall in the finals. Sam Lankow (26-12) of the Wolfpack was second at 170, losing on a 19-4 technical fall in the weight finals. Eighth-ranked Alex Carr was second at 182. He was pinned in 1:49 by Bo Flagstad of St. Francis in the finals. At 285, Park’s Doug Sabin finished second, losing on a 2:10 pin to Allen Pearson of Tartan.

Ninth-ranked Zach Carr of the Wolfpack finished third at 120 pounds, earning a 2-1 decision over Shane Schwab of South St. Paul in the third-place final.

Will Deautsch (13-14) was sixth at 152, Kyler Jubinal (17-17) was sixth at 126, Joey Chilton (15-16) finished sixth at 132. Taryn Blasy (8-9) was sixth at 220.

The top 10 teams were: 1, St. Francis, 229.5. 2, Park, 193. 3, Buffalo, 166.5. 4, South St. Paul, 161. 5, Maple Grove, 146. 6, White Bear Lake, 97.5. 7, Cloquet- Esko-Carlton, 58. 8, Tartan, 53.5. 9, Robbinsdale Cooper, 51. 10, Minneapolis Patrick Henry, 49.

Davis leads Park gymnasts to team win Ashley Davis, Emily Dahlstrom and Clara Opichka went 1-2-3 in the all-around to lead Park toa win over visiting Mounds View/Irondale in girls gymnastics Wednesday.

The 22nds-ranked Wolfpack scored 134.275 in the all-around to 130.70 for Mounds View/Irondale.

Davis edged Dahlstrom in the all-around 35.250 to 34.250 with Opichka close behind in third with a 32.4 score. Natalya Rugel was seventh with a 24.275 allaround mark. Davis finished first in both the floor exercise (9.275) and the bars (8.825). Davis, Dahlstrom (9.225) and Opichka (8.5) went 1-2-3 on the floor.

Dahlstrom won the beam competition with a score of 8.5, followed by Opichka, second, 8.475, and Davis, fourth, 8.050.

Davis was third on the vault with a score of 9.1, followed by Dahlstrom, fourth, 9.050 and Rugel, fifth, 8.875.

Rainna Jameson was second on bars (7.750).

Park has a big meet this week at eighth-ranked East Ridge on Thursday, starting at 6 p.m.

Boys basketball team drops three games Robbinsdale Cooper 70, Park 62 Park’s basketball woes continued Saturday afternoon against Robbinsdale Cooper where the Hawks rallied for a 70-62 non-conference win at Minnesota Transition High School’s Southside Showcase.

The Wolfpack led 3630 at the half but were outscored 40-26 after the break. It was Park’s eighth straight loss.

Park slipped to 2-10 on the season.

Senior guard OT Omot had one of his highest scoring games of the season and led the Wolfpack with 25 points. David Ola-Kazim scored 17 and Tayvion Stewart 13.

Park (1-8, 2-10) plays two games at home this week. Hosting league rival Cretin-Derham Hall (5-5, 9-7) on Thursday and then meeting Minneapolis Edison (12-4) in a non-conference contest Saturday afternoon starting at 1 p.m.

Roseville 63, Park 62

The 2022-23 season close-game heartaches continued for Park Friday as the Wolfpack boys dropped a 63-62 road game to host Roseville Friday.

It was Park’s seventh straight loss the fourth defeat by a single point this season. Another loss came by two points to this same Roseville team in the season opener.

Park fell to 1-8 in the Suburban East Conference and 2-9 on the season.

Roseville improved its record to 4-5 in the SEC and 9-7 overall.

Park trailed by one at the half, 33-32, then both teams put up 30 points after the break.

David-Ola-Kazim led Park with 18 points Friday. OT Omot scored 10, Miskar Esayas 9, Henry Schluetter 8 and Anthony Giadyu 7.

Park plays two games at home this week. Hosting league rival Cretin-Derham Hall (5-5, 9-7) on Thursday and then a non-conference contests against Minneapolis Edison (12-4) Saturday afternoon starting at 1 p.m.

White Bear Lak 64, Park 39 White Bear Lake took charge early, leading 35-26 at the break and cruising to a 64-39 win over the visiting Park boys in Suburban East Conference boys basketball Wednesday.

It was Park’s sixth straight loss as the Wolfpack fell to 1-7 in the SEC and 2-8 on the season.

White Bear Lake went to 7-2 in the SEC and 9-4 overall with the win.

OT Omot had a nice night with 23 points, but no other Park player scored more than five. David Ola-Kazim, Tayvion Stewart and Anthony Giadyu had five points each.

Girls hockey team has 0-3 week Woodbury 2, Park 1 The visiting Woodbury Royals got a measure of revenge from an earlier 6-3 loss to Park with a 2-1 decision Saturday afternoon at Cottage Grove Ice Area.

It finished a tough week for the Wolfpack, who went 0-3 in Suburban East Conference play.

It was also Park’s fourth loss by a single goal this season.

Woodbury led 1-0 after one period and 2-0 after two. Park’s Taylar Nadler scored on a power play in the third to cut the Woodbury lead to 2-1, assisted by Maggie Jensen and Molly Villas. But the Wolfpack couldn’t manage to find that tying goal the rest of the game.

Woodbury improved to 9-6-1 in the conference and 16-8-1 on the season.

The Wolfpack (4-11-1, 9-13-1) wrap up the regular season with a non-conference contest Friday, playing at Dodge County in a game starting at 7 p.m.

White Bear Lake 7, Park 4 White Bear Lake roared back from a 4-3 deficit after two periods, outscoring visiting Park four goals to none Thursday in a 7-4 win at the White Bear Lake Sports Center.

The two teams were tied at 2-all after two periods. Park held a 4-3 lead after two periods, but then fell apart in the third.

Taylar Nadler, Alaina Post, Lauren Osland and Jacey Markfort scored goals for the Wolfpack girls.

Cretin-Derham Hall 3, Park 0 Visiting Cretin-Derham Hall turned the tables on host Park Tuesday night, skating to a 3-0 triumph in Suburban East Conference girls hockey. Park has won the first game of the season against the Raiders 4-3 at Highland Ice Arena.

Cretin took a 1-0 lead in the first period and then added two more goals in the third to capture the victory. Cretin’s last goal was an empty nest shot.

The Raiders outshot the Wolfpack 22-20.

Tori Stepka stopped 19 of 21 shots in goal for the Wolfpack.

Dance team finishes eighth Park’s dance team finished eighth in both the jazz and kick Class AAA divisions Saturday, Park in the Mounds View Invitational.

Park was eighth of eight teams in the jazz division with 240 points. Eagan won the division with 374.

The team finished eighth of nine teams competing in the kick division, scoring 226 points. Minnetonka was first in kick with a 374.