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Home Gyms Become Essential For Athletes

Home Gyms Become Essential For Athletes

Gabe Ganz, Sports Editor

April 2, 2020

In a time of closure for all public gyms and workout areas, athletes of all levels find themselves struggling to find methods of staying in shape. However, for the athletes lucky enough to have workout equipment in their homes, this is not an issue. Home gyms offer a unique workout experience personalized...

Boys’ Hockey Takes Third in State Tournament

Boys’ Hockey Takes Third in State Tournament

March 11, 2020

The Boys' Hockey team was section champions and made it to state semi-finals where they fell 4-1 to Eden Prairie

Boys’ Hockey Finds Success With 2A

Boys’ Hockey Finds Success With 2A

Catherine Barry, Food Features Editor

March 9, 2020

The Boys' Hockey team has had a very successful season thus far with their new Head Coach Rob McClanahan. McClanahan was on the U.S. Olympic team in 1980 and a part of the team that beat the Soviet Union who had held the gold medal for many years prior. He is a well-known hockey player and now uses ...

Athlete Spotlight: Bearstangs Swimmer Lucio Bollettieri

Athlete Spotlight: Bearstangs Swimmer Lucio Bollettieri

Nya Manneh, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Lucio Bollettieri '22 has been a member of the Breck-Blake boys swim team, the Bearstangs, since seventh grade. After going through a few club teams, he is now part of the Hurricane swim team in Hopkins and swims for the Bearstangs during the high school season.       Despite the notion that sw...

Athletes Explain Commitment Process, Dedicated Work

Athletes Explain Commitment Process, Dedicated Work

Ava Pihlstrom, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2020

The process of committing to a school is not as simple as one may think, and it ultimately requires a person to be dedicated to their sport and willing to take extra steps to achieve their goal of commitment. For soccer player Howard Henderson '20, the process was more centered toward finding a schoo...

Wethington Continues USA Legacy

Anderson Blum, Editor Emeritus

February 7, 2020

Currently with a record of 16-5-1 and having recently won two big games against Forest Lake and Maple Grove, there is a lot of excitement surrounding Blake Girls' Hockey as the team approaches the postseason. Regarding the team's progress over the past few months, Addie Burton '20 says, "We had a few...

Athletes Discuss, React to Body Image in Sports

Athletes Discuss, React to Body Image in Sports

Bernie Whitely, Staff writer

February 7, 2020

Body image is extremely relevant in sports, especially in today’s society. There is an intense pressure placed upon athletes to look a certain way and represent the ‘ideal picture of health’. Often times, the way an athlete looks physically is equated with their level of fitness, skill, and ov...

Fencing Finds Numbers in Positive, Welcoming Environment

Fencing Finds Numbers in Positive, Welcoming Environment

Ben Lim, Contributing writer

February 7, 2020

There are three different forms of fencing: épée, foil, and sabre. The difference between the three is the sword type. Épée is the heaviest, foil is light and flexible, and sabre is for thrusting and cutting. Foil is the most popular form out of the three. In foil the strike area is only the upp...

Girls’ Basketball Optimistic for Start of Season

Girls’ Basketball Optimistic for Start of Season

Nora Fox, Opinions Editor

December 12, 2019

With some fresh faces on the team, Blake Girls’ Basketball is optimistic about their upcoming season. The girls hope that their strong team bond and new players will carry them all the way to sections. With the loss of last years’ seniors Sara Gregor ‘20 and Morgan Phillips ‘20, who were key play...

Boys and Girls State Soccer Photos

Boys and Girls State Soccer Photos

Elena Gill, Staff Photographer

November 8, 2019

Menge Earns Spot in Hall of Fame

Menge Earns Spot in Hall of Fame

Tyler Holmes, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

On Sunday, October 21, Paul Menge stood on a podium in front of 5000 onlookers during the State Soccer Banquet in Saint Paul. Boys and girls teams from around the state watched as Menge was introduced by Bill Vance, the Totino-Grace boys soccer coach, a longtime colleague and Jen Vance's husband.  ...

Coaches Cherish Connections with Student-Athletes

Coaches Cherish Connections with Student-Athletes

Robert Grace, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2019

Within our community, there are about 12 teachers and faculty members that currently coach a sports team for Blake, not including former coaches. Therefore, it is imperative that they balance both their jobs as a teacher and as a coach. Because of this, many have to prioritize and organize their time so that...

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