The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Mystery Athlete Reveal

Mystery Athlete Reveal

December 16, 2022

This month's mystery athlete is Grayson Okoronkwo '24! Congrats on 1000 points!

Henry Webb ‘25, a freshman at the time, had the need for speed while racing at an intense swim meet, striving for victory.

Bearstangs Bring High Hopes

Max Yousha, Staff Writer December 8, 2022

After an amazing season last year, the Bearstangs have a lot to live up to this season. The team ranked second nationally last year, and first in the state, the best in school history.  During the...

Forward Samantha Negaard ‘23 dumps the puck into the zone while Abraham and Malika Chebaclo ‘25 tag up.

JV Girls’ Hockey Team Returns

Allyson Jay, In-Depth Editor December 8, 2022

As the chilly fall weather quickly turns into brutal winter days, the girls’ hockey team begins to ramp up into their 2022-2023 season. With the start of the season comes the usual tryouts and scrimmages,...

Ski team seniors pose for their team pictures at Aamoth. Back: Phillip Mariano ‘23, Gaurav Haldar ‘23, William Connor ‘23, Oscar Walsh ‘23, AJ Khan ‘23, Tyler Girk ‘23, Alex Chiesa ‘23, Jackson Moon ‘23, Alex Ha ‘23, Carl Mariano ‘23, and Josh Smith ‘23. Front: Edinburgh, Lily Erlandson ‘23, and Kate Rekas ’23

Athletes Look Forward to Their Final Seasons as Bears

Rowan Wallin, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2022

As the winter sports season begins, seniors reflect on their last season as a Blake Bear. Nico Valiente ‘23, a senior swimmer for the Bearstangs, is hopeful to “reconnect with the team.”  Valiente...

The girls’ volleyball team huddles up, discussing their gameplan with one another before they carry on with the game.

Girls’ Volleyball Ending an Era

Oscar Walsh, Opinions Editor November 13, 2022

The girl's volleyball regular season came to an end in mid-October, as six seniors took to the final games of the season for their last moments on the court in their high school careers. No players graduated...

Fall Attendance for Girls’ Sports on The Rise

Fall Attendance for Girls’ Sports on The Rise

Georgia Wilson, Contributing Writer November 9, 2022

Fall sports are a popular time for sports, especially for girls. This year, girls at Blake have the opportunities to play sports such as volleyball, cross country, tennis, soccer, and swim & dive.  During...

Carrison coaches from the sideline during an intriguing meet on October 12th against the Hopkins Girls’ Swim Team.

Girls’ Swim Coach Quits Mid-Season, New Coach Recently Hired

Max Yousha, Staff Writer November 7, 2022

After almost 5 seasons as the Blake Girls’ Swim and Dive coach and the C Squad Boys’ Tennis coach, Luke Johnson has moved on from the team.  Johnson left the team in September, midway through this...

A spectacular kick from this month’s athlete during the Homecoming game helps the team on their way to victory.

October Mystery Athlete Reveal

November 6, 2022

This month's mystery athlete is Paulie Nathanson '24!

Girls’ Basketball Team Loses Majority of Roster, Still Optimistic

Girls’ Basketball Team Loses Majority of Roster, Still Optimistic

Gabi Marmet, Arts and Culture Editor October 27, 2022

With only three returning Varsity players for Girls Basketball, the team is searching for new players to join the team in hopes for a great season. The program has lost about 13 seniors who went to college,...

Both girls and boys Cross Country teams huddle together after their muddy race in Decorah IA at Luther College.

Revamped Training Program at XC

Zoey Ueland, Managing Editor September 29, 2022

This is the first year the cross country team is competing without their star runner of the past few years, Shef West ‘22. Despite rebuilding with a “young” team, they are persevering and gearing...

September Mystery Athlete Reveal

September Mystery Athlete Reveal

September 29, 2022

This month's mystery athlete is Jules Noteboom '23!

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