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Girls’ Swim and Dive makes a splash

Girls’ Swim and Dive makes a splash

Brian Brener, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Girls’ Swim and Dive team has had a strong start to the season as they defeated their rivals, The Breck Mustangs, 97-89 on September 14th. Then, only two days later, the Bears won the Laker Invite at St. Kate’s. Maddy Potter ‘19 led the team in their success at the Laker Invite, winning the 100m but...

New Coaching Staff Leads Girls’ Volleyball Team

New Coaching Staff Leads Girls’ Volleyball Team

Matt Martinez-Sutton, Comedy Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After coaching the Girls’ Volleyball Team for two years, science teacher Kjirsten Walt decided to step down as head coach following the birth of her son, Leif. Now, the team welcomes two new coaches, physics teacher Steve Kaback and Mikayla O’Connor, who played club volleyball at the University...

Girls’ Lacrosse shooting for championship

Girls’ Lacrosse shooting for championship

Madeline Wethington, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Nine returners lead the Girls’ Lacrosse Team who is hoping to get revenge from last year’s heartbreaking loss to Eden Prairie in the state championship game. The team was recently ranked as the number two team in the state and is led by Nellie Ide ‘17 and Emily Johnsrud ‘17, who were reco...

Boys’ Lacrosse Shooting for State

Boys’ Lacrosse Shooting for State

Bennett Hawley, Co-Editor in Chief

March 24, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The last time the Blake Boys’ Lacrosse team stepped out on the field was Tuesday, June 14th, when they came up short against Prior Lake in their first game in the State Tournament in the pouring rain at Minnetonka High School. The team now enters the 2017 season with young talent and the brand new ...

Boys’ Golf pursues a three-peat

Boys’ Golf pursues a three-peat

Drew Rosenblum, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The Blake Boys’ Golf Team in the last few years has been nothing short of incredible. Coached by Marshall Hoiness, and led by golfers Reece Sanders ‘17, who won state individually in 2015, Derek Hitchner ‘18, who won state individually last year, and Ian Murray ‘17, who averaged 37 shots on nine ho...

New players, new coach, new season

New players, new coach,  new season

Blake Brazner, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Grab your peanuts and cracker jacks--it’s time for some baseball. Coming off an 11-12 season, Boys’ Baseball looks to push the envelope in 2017. Led by captains Will Bean ‘17, Will Leadholm ‘17, and Jackson Lee ‘18, the Bears have high aspirations for the season, which will be the first und...

BGH earns another State title

BGH earns another State title

Drew Rosenblum, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Another year, another state title.  BGH has now won four of the last five state titles, and there is no reason to believe it will stop here. In the section finals, Blake beat Breck 5-4.  In the state quarterfinals, Blake beat Alexandria 3-0. In the state semifinals, Blake defeated Northfield handil...

Sasha Takes Us Under the Ice of Blake’s Boys Hockey Team

Varun Agarwal, News Editor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Sports

“The team might start slow, but we are young and our time will come. It’s all about trusting the system and believing. I believe!” remarks Blake Boys Hockey Captain Sasha Shogren ‘18. Coming off a four game win streak, BBH is picking up heat coming into the season with a record of 4-1. BBH’s ...

Boys’ Soccer to State!

Boys’ Soccer to State!

Steven Nye, Staff Photographer

October 27, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Video

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Aamoth stadium gets a makeover

Aamoth stadium gets a makeover

Emily Hykes and Isaac Gittleman

September 29, 2016


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Over the summer, one of the middle school’s biggest assets–Aamoth Stadium–underwent some significant upgrades and the long-anticipated turf project was completed. Construction began on March 7th last year and finished August 15th this summer. 9700 square yards of turf material were brought in t...

Track Minnesota participants take home summer victories in Houston

Track Minnesota participants take home summer victories in Houston

Abbie Nelson, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Olivia Ohrt ‘18, Shiv Jhanjee ‘18, Cameron Downey ‘17, and Robbie Grace ‘19 all spent the summer training with one of Minnesota’s top track teams, Track Minnesota. Coming off the spring high-school track season at the end of June (at Class A state, Grace competed in the 100m, 400m, an...

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