The Spectrum

Cancellation of Spring Season Leads to Plans for Summer, Impacts Recruitment

The Aamoth Stadium lays empty during this time

Catherine Barry, Food Features Editor

May 23, 2020

Among all the chaos that has come with the outbreak of COVID-19, student-athletes whose sports are in the spring are devastated that they won’t have a season due to the close contact and high risk of contracting COVID-19.  As of May 13, Governor Tim Walz announced that some small non-essential b...

Review of Five Popular Youtube Workout Accounts

POPSUGAR is one of many Youtube accounts that create videos that stimulate workout classes

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor

May 15, 2020

Review 1: POPSUGAR Fitness POPSUGAR is a lifestyle brand that has a variety of fitness videos as well as health and beauty articles. The workout was the most physically intense out of the other videos, but it was my favorite. POPSUGAR Fitness has a variety of videos from floor pilates to dance ca...

Athlete Spotlight: Synchronized Swimmer, Casey Stocking

Casey Stocking '20 is one of the original members of Blake's synchronized swimming team.

Shagun Sinha, Contributing Writer

May 15, 2020

Senior Casey Stocking '20 is a captain of the synchronized swim team for Blake. Stocking became a member of the team in 7th grade when the team had just begun. She heard about the sport from an assembly announcement, and she decided to join. Having previous experience from swimming and gymnastics, Stockin...

May Mystery Athlete

May Mystery Athlete

Kate Rekas, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

This month’s mystery athlete is on the Blake softball team. She is currently a senior who started playing softball at seven years old and has played for Blake for four years. This month’s athlete loves the sport and dedicates her time to it because of the fun it brings. Through practice on both the Bl...

Quarantine Impacts Off Season Training

Lachen Reid '20 works out in his home gym.

Ben Aronow, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2020

Quarantine has added a lot of complication to staying in shape. With routines disrupted and the option of working out in a gym or with other people off the table, the Coronavirus crisis has thrown a wrench into many aspects of people’s training regimen. Being sequestered at home with a limited amo...

Spring Sport Athletes Share Training Schedules, React to Cancellation of Season

Lacrosse player Ava Pihlstrom '22 follows workouts that have been put together by BGL's coach

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor

April 18, 2020

Before the spring sports’ seasons were officially cancelled, different teams were staying active and preparing for their upcoming seasons. Eliot Mitchell ‘21, explains that her lacrosse coach “made a spreadsheet and we have five workouts a week and then like wall ball and stick challenges and things like that...

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

The Boys' Hockey team competes against the Eagles from Eden Prairie in the state semi-final game, eventually losing 4-1.

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

Lucio Bollettieri ‘22 is a distance swimmer, mainly swimming the 200 free, 500 free, 1000 free, and the mile. He placed fourth at state for the 500 free.

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

Ali Fine '20

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...

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