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

May 31, 2023

This month's athlete is Harrison Oxford '23!

Alex Won ‘24 and Liam Coley ‘25 at a practice. Currently, the Bears are ranked sixth in their conference.

Trap Shooting Team Shares Goals, Aims for Improvement

Hamza Banatwala, Contributing Writer May 30, 2023

Trap shooting is seen as a competitive sport including the use of firearms to shoot clay targets, commonly known as clay pigeons. The targets are launched from a machine that is referenced as the “trap,”...

Students take on the Mustangs in a tug of war while both mascots cheer them on.

Den Successfully Defended

Anna Tao, Staff Writer May 26, 2023

On May 2, Forum hosted their second annual rivalry event against Breck. With astounding wins in both girls and boys lacrosse and eventful half-time games, the event roused spirit and excitement in the...

Although the season lengths are different, students like Eckes feel like they have similar amounts of practice time across their sports.

Spring Sports Season Shorter than Counterparts, Extra Challenging

Faith Zhao, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

“Whether it's a short season or a long season, you give me as many nights like that as possible and that's as good as it gets.”  This is the beauty of spring sports.  The average season length...

Mystery Athlete Reveal

Mystery Athlete Reveal

April 28, 2023

This month's mystery athlete is Greta Wattson '23!

Boone Tutterow 25 stands with his teammate Andrew. The final score was a tie, 28-28.

4th Annual Unified Basketball Game Rallies

Jonah Yousha, Staff Writer March 18, 2023

The energy level in the gym was high, and spectators, coaches, and teammates were up smiling and cheering. The annual Special Olympics basketball game, held on Mar. 13, was a huge success. The boys’...

February Mystery Athlete

February Mystery Athlete

March 10, 2023

This month's mystery athlete is Naima Michael-Crushshon '25!

From February 3 to February 28, 121 students were polled on who they think Blakes biggest rival is.

Students Say: Breck Provide Best Rivalry

Amelia Bush, Managing Editor March 7, 2023

Picture this: you wake up energized for the day, you get to play your rival team, something you have been looking forward to all year. You feel ready and your team gets pumped as you step onto the feel....

Before their section finals rematch against Edina at Parade Stadium, the entire roster gathers together to in front of the goal crease to preapre. The game was the last time that 11 seniors, including Higuchi, Wethington, and the other three captains, wore the white, blue and green.

BGH Overcome Injuries, Make Section Final

Sonia Lerner, Staff Writer March 6, 2023

The end of the eason for Girls’ Hockey has come to a close for a team led by 11 graduating seniors. Injuries have continuously confronted the team, including a broken wrist for senior captain Jackie...

A Jan. 2023 Blake-Breck hockey game. The Bears won 5-0, with a “Buck Freck” sign being spotted in the student section. The Bears swept the season series against the Mustangs.

Rivalry History: Bears and Mustangs Share Unique Cameraderie

Kate Rekas, Opinions Editor March 1, 2023

It often seems as though Breck and Blake have always been known as rivals. The Breck School was founded in 1886, fourteen years before its rival was established in 1900. While we often like to think we...

Left: The Bears defeated SPA 33-20 in 1966. The Bears were led by former head coach and biology teacher Dom Mezzenega, defeating the Spartans for the fifth time in six years. Right: After merging football programs with SPA, athletes from both schools now take the field together, as shown here at the homecoming game in Oct. 2022, a 24-0 victory for the Wolfpack.

Rivalry History: Bears and St. Paul Academy Go Back Over 100 Years

Steven Cao, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

One of Blake’s biggest rivalries against Saint Paul Academy, or SPA, has a very interesting history and connection today. Both schools are very similar: both are private schools which were founded in...

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