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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...

Yoga Classes Are Offered as an Easy Way to Fill Sports Requirement

Yoga Classes Are Offered as an Easy Way to Fill Sports Requirement

Emma Martinez Sutton, Managing Editor

October 14, 2019

Yoga at Blake provides a relaxing, fun, and different way for students to earn their required sports credit. This winter sport lasts from about November to February and meets twice a week after school in the Cherne; it will most likely take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays this year.  Shenelle Haines...

Combined Swim and Dive Team Collaborates

Combined Swim and Dive Team Collaborates

Maggie Seidel, Student Life Editor

October 11, 2019

As the Blake Girls’ Swimming and Diving team dives into the water, Providence and Blake swimmers both sport the same swimcap. Despite their separation during their days at school, the team is incredibly unified in the pool.  Grace Ersfeld-O’Brien ‘22, Blake student and team member of 2 years, says, ...

Athlete Spotlight: Ali Fine Shoots for Success

Athlete Spotlight: Ali Fine Shoots for Success

Lillian Anderson, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2019

This month’s spotlight athlete Ali Fine ‘20 plays for the Blake Girls Varsity Soccer team, acting as a key member of the team both in spirit and in skill as one of their captains. She’s been playing soccer since she was 3 years old, and had always dreamed of being on a Division I team.  She ...

New Girls’ Tennis Coach Brings New Energy to Successful Team

New Girls’ Tennis Coach Brings New Energy to Successful Team

Audrey Anderson, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2019

The Blake girl's tennis team welcomes a new assistant coach to the team this year: Victoria Bravo. Bravo hopes to convey to the team that she is not only a coach, but she is also there to act as a support system for each player on the team.  Bravo’s approach to coaching players during matches changes...

Boys’ Soccer Looks to Win Second Straight Championship

Boys’ Soccer Looks to Win Second Straight Championship

Jack Prince, Opinions Editor

September 25, 2019

On November 2, 2018, U.S. Bank Stadium witnessed the impossible. Fans, spectators, family members, coaches, and players all looked on as Keegan James ‘21 nailed a 55- yard kick to win the Boys 1A State Championship. The Bears won their first 1A title since 2008, beating unseeded Bemidji. ...

Despite Losing Key Players, Wolfpack Thrives Under Media Spotlight

Despite Losing Key Players, Wolfpack Thrives Under Media Spotlight

Daniel Lesov, Online Editor

September 22, 2019

Wolfpack’s star player causes the team’s popularity and players’ motivation to soar with the media’s attention. Jalen Suggs, a two-sport and five-star varsity athlete for Minnehaha Academy, holds college offers in both football and basketball. Recently, he has been catching many people’s atten...

Girls’ Golf Hopes To Continue Great Culture

William Lyman, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019

“It’s right next to a prison,” says Anna Secor ‘20 of Parker’s Lake Golf Center, the off-campus home of the Blake Girls’ Golf team. The placement of the course, just off of Vicksburg Lane in Plymouth, adjacent to the Hennepin County Adult Corrections Facility, has become a running joke on ...

Girls’ Basketball Leads Player to 1000 Points

April 21, 2019

The Girls’ Basketball season is coming to a close. The captains this season are Morgan Phillips ‘19 and Sara Gregor ‘19. According to Phillips, this season came with various challenges, including a tough first couple of games and a new coach. The girls’ previous coach left for family reasons an...

Softball Leaps Into Future

Softball Leaps Into Future

William Lyman, Co-Editor in Chief

April 19, 2019

It was 5:13 pm on Monday, April 8, as Kenna Vavrichek ‘21 stepped up to bat during the bottom of the 3rd inning. It was the inaugural game of the Girls’ softball 2019 season against Legacy Christian Academy, the sunniest day of the year yet. The team was up 10-2, with only one out. Vavrichek hits ...

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