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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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As temps rise, so does Blake sports domination

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Considering all of the great moments that have occurred in the fall in winter seasons for Blake athletics, one may think that there might not be any more excitement for our sports teams. However, the spring season may end up to be the most entertaining sports season of the year. This season, many Blake sports have aspirations of writing their name in history and have set high expectations for themselves, setting our school up for a fun time this spring. Now, with that being said, lets take a look at each team and what you should expect from them this coming spring.

First, let’s shift our attention to the diamond. The boy’s baseball team, after having success in the conference last season and a making a solid section run, looks to build off that success this season. Led by Kentucky Morrow ’13, Robert Dworsky ’14, Tom Mahoney ’14, and Mark Lyman ’15, the team is striving to produce more wins and make a stronger run in the section playoffs. On the other hand, the softball team, led by captain Caroline Hunsicker ’13, is looking to achieve their goal of winning a conference championship this season with a young team and 12 returning players.
On the track, both the boys and the girls teams are looking to continue the great success. The girls team, who won the state title at the Class A level by a tiny margin last season, wants to improve on last season by qualifying more athletes in more events and continuing to work hard and improve as the season moves along. The boys team has similar goals. Many athletes are looking to make it to state and win their respective events, and they hope they can win the Class A championship with outstanding performances from these stars.

In golf, the boys team, led by Jake Meyers ’14, Karl Lovaas ’14, and Ian Murray ’17, have one goal in mind as they begin their season: make the state tournament. With a strong and experienced crew surrounding them and a conference title from last season under their belts, watch the golf team make big noise this spring. Don’t expect any less from the girl’s team either. The girls, led by McKenzie Sanders ’13 and other experienced captains, have the same goal of making the state tournament that the boys team does. However, more than anything else, the girl’s golf team wants to strive to have fun and enjoy their time on the course this season.

On the courts, the boys tennis team wants to make the state tournament again this season. This year, however, the boys team is looking to do better than their two consecutive third place finishes. With all but three members from last years team returning, the team’s goal is to stay a cohesive unit throughout the season and win the Class A championship over Breck, who won state in 2011 and 2012. Besides defeating them in the state tournament, the team wants to sweep Breck in the regular season doubles matches as well.

Finally, lets move to the lacrosse field. The girls team, who has won the state championship over Eden Prairie three years straight, wants to win their fourth consecutive title this season. With thirteen returning players and D1 recruits Ann Slusser ’14 and Lydia Sutton ’14 leading the way, expect the girls to have a tremendous season.

After having an incredible section playoff run and falling short of the state tournament by one last-second goal, the boys lacrosse team wants to have greater success this season. With 18 players returning from last year’s varsity team and new head coach Frank Clark at the realm, the boys lacrosse team wants to bring a state championship back to Blake, something the team hasn’t done since 2008. Besides their strong desire to win state, the boys team wants to create a reputation of being talented and respectful men on and off the field as well.

Knowing what to expect from each of our sports teams competing this spring, it is evident that this spring sports season should provide great entertainment and success for the Blake community.

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