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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Higuchi’s piece of advice for future athletes going through the commitment process, “Just taking the time to get to know yourself and what you are looking for in a college experience and taking that into account when making your decision.”

Students Reflect on Commitment Process

Yoni Zacks , Sports Editor December 3, 2022

TROUNG: VMI SWIMMING  “It was super scary, I’m not gonna lie. I was nervous. But the coach, he was a younger coach, he was a super cool guy.” Nam Truong ‘23, a future college swimmer, described...

Pictured: Freshmen interviewed in the article.

Class of 2026 Experiences Upper School

Payton Smith and Maddie Newhouse , Contributing Writer September 29, 2022

When the 2022 school year began, the upper school gained a brand new group of kids into the building: the freshmen. The change can be frustrating, and people usually don’t want to make adjustments. Sometimes...

Sam Hardy 24 on defense guarding an Orono player. Bears won 4-8 against Orono.

Despite Loss Tight Team Bond

Charlotte Opp, Food Editor June 1, 2022

This season the Boys Lacrosse Team has been a tough competitor against many teams and was undefeated for a total of 9 games before losing to Bloomington Jefferson, a top team. Currently, the team is at...

Graham Heathcote 22 jumping in the air, warming up for game vs. Wayzata. Boys varsity team won against Wayzata. This was a monumental win for boys varsity Ultimate team.

Ultimate Team Keeps Growing

Evan Vezmar, Opinions Editor June 1, 2022

The sport of Ultimate Frisbee has gained in popularity at Blake over several years and has led to the establishment of a JV and Varsity boys’ team and a girls’ Varsity team. While not part of the Minnesota...

Junes Mystery Athlete Reveal

June’s Mystery Athlete Reveal

June 1, 2022

This month's mystery athlete was Julia Blum '22!    

Boys varsity team won Conference match vs. St.Paul Academy, Breck, Minnehaha Acadmey, Providence Acadmey and Mounds Park Academy.

Golf Starts Slow

Andrew Richardson , Staff Writer June 1, 2022

 “The weather has been absolutely atrocious.” Jason Gelb '22, senior captain of the golf team, sums up the season thus far with these words, which seems to define every spring in Minnesota. At the...

Rossalyn Moore 25 and Eva Redmond 25 are in full spirit mode to support the bears.

Bears Crush Mustangs First Annual Event

Kate Rekas, Staff Writer June 1, 2022

The Defend the Den event on May 16th was considered a success by its organizers as well as the Blake Boys baseball team. Not only did Blake beat Breck in a nail-biter that ended with a score of 8-7, but...

Mystery Athlete Reveal

Mystery Athlete Reveal

April 29, 2022

This month's mystery athlete was senior and softball player Molly Haag!

The team lost to Orono 1-6 at their match on Thursday Apr. 21, 2022. The match was at Blake on one of the first sunny days in April. Pictured: Varsity players cheering on their fellow teammates, while waiting for their matches to start.

Boys’ Tennis Team Express Goals, Hopes for 2022 Season

Allyson Jay , Managing Editor April 29, 2022

After a long, relaxing spring break, the boys’ tennis team quickly ramped up with tryouts and practices, soon after their official spring season started. Sam Leslie ‘24, one of four captains this year,...

March Mystery Athlete Reveal

March Mystery Athlete Reveal

March 10, 2022

This month's mystery athlete was Jake Svenddal!!

Wyatt Dayhoff ‘22 and Liao getting ready for the 200 IM at section prelims. Liao finished 3rd at section finals with a time of 1:58.71 seconds which qualified for state!

Bearstangs Ranks #2 in the Nation

Amelia Bush, Arts and Culture Editor March 10, 2022

Bearstangs crushed it at class A state with 495.5 points. The team is ranked second in the nation with six seniors and two Olympic trial swimmers on their team. The team dynamic is supportive and encouraging...

Pictured: Girls Alpine state team and coaches: Robbie Massie ‘03, Betsy Strachota and Chris Girk. 
Girls placed 3rd as a team and individually, Ava Pihlstrom ‘22 was fifth, Vivien Pihlstrom ‘25 was eighth, Mackenzie Higgins ‘24 placed 34th, Kate Rekas ‘23 was 52nd, Hughes was 66th, and Lily Erlandson ‘23 fell and wasn’t able to finish.

Girls’ Alpine Ski Team Makes Historic Run at State

Noor Naseer , Editor Emertius March 10, 2022

The Girls’ Alpine Ski Team just capped off a historic season. Not only were they conference champions, but they also got second place at sections and advanced to the state tournament as a team for the...

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