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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

The News of The Blake School Since 1916

The Spectrum

Hughes winds up to hit a driver to start up a round.

Boys’ Golf Wins Big

Dillon Kaiser, Staff Writer June 4, 2024

So far, another winning season for the Blake Boys Golf team as they continue to dominate the greens with their skills and determination.  Jimmy Hughes ‘26, part of the boys’ varsity team, says,...

Faith Zhao ‘27, Schoen, Izzy Duncan ‘26, Gabby Geer
‘27 and Wethington competed at the dual against Providence.

Girls’ Golf Swings To Wins

Charlie Dean, Staff Writer June 3, 2024

The Girls’ Golf team has won all six of their matches so far this year, and are the favorites for their conference and section meets. And, they don’t have anyone older than a sophomore on their team. The...

Sam Leslie 24 hits a high backhand in a match against Providence.

Elated Tennis Team Battles in Top Competition

Rayan Nasir, Staff Writer May 31, 2024

The Blake Boys Tennis Team is one of the best teams in the state. Currently, they are ranked 3rd in the top class, class AA, which consists of extremely well-rounded teams like Wayzata (ranked 1st in state)...

Nick Russeth 27, Tyler Vandersall ‘24, Michael Hackett ‘24, and JT Sugalski ‘24 gather in a team timeout.

Baseball Pitches Wins

Rayan Nasir, Contributing Writer May 3, 2024

The 2023-2024 baseball season is underway. Last year, the team made it far in sections but did not make it to the state tournament.  This year, the players are ready to leave a mark and have the baseball...

Back: (from left to right) Geneva Schneider ‘25, Kaining Zhang ‘26, Sacha Newberry ‘29, Pihlstrom, Sam Tomzic ‘25, Claire Cao ‘26, Mittra, Caitlin Strauss ‘27 Front: Elizabeth MacNeill ‘27, Eloise Moratzka ‘29, Lucy Zhang ‘29, Sinclair Christie ‘26, Madeleine DesJardin ‘28, Isabelle Walker ‘28, Ashley Stricker 25 and Kelly Smith ‘98 pose wearing cowboy hats, a
nod to the “Giddy Up” theme.

Students Skate to Shania Twain

Gabriella Marmet, Managing Editor March 14, 2024

“My favorite part about figure skating is expressing myself artistically, because a lot of the other sports I do are very technical. Figure skating is technical, but you can also put a lot of expression...

Charley Bowels 26 dribbles the ball during their last game of the season.

Meet The Players: Girls’ Basketball

Lilah Johnson, Staff Writer March 13, 2024

Junior captain Naima Michael-Crushshon ‘25 has been a part of Blake basketball since she was in seventh grade and has been on varsity since she was a freshman. The thing she likes most about playing...

Medalists at the Cupid’s Arrow 2024 tournament in Rochester.

Fencing Gives Unique Culture

Camila Pardo, News Editor February 28, 2024

Most Upper School students, faculty, and staff have only familiarized themselves with the school’s fencing team through the abundance of equipment dispersed near the gym, but how much is known about...

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, when the Fencing team doesn’t practice, the shelves are left empty and unused.

Nordic, Fencing Storage Wars

Charlie Dean, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

While the fencing team has a designated place to store their equipment, the Nordic team doesn’t, leading to lines of ski bags propped up against walls throughout the school, an annoyance to security,...

This infographic illustrates the differences between Nordic and Alpine skiing.

Nordic vs. Alpine Skiing: What’s The Difference?

Evie Chow, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

Nordic or Alpine? These two branches of skiing are both highly popular winter activities, but it brings up the age-old question. Which is better? Nordic skiing, also known as cross-country skiing, is...

Landon Bell ‘26, Captain Oliver Duininck ‘24, and Joe Erickson ‘26 celebrate for
the camera with teammates during the Jan. 16 game against Breck at Blake Ice Arena.

Losing Streak Lost

Steven Cao, Copy Editor February 1, 2024

The Boys Hockey team was on rough ice. The last time Boys Hockey had a record below .500 was seven years ago. The Bears started the 2023-2024 season with 12 straight losses, mostly against the top...

Okoronkwo during the record-breaking game against Minnehaha Academy.

Basketball Record Broken

Amelia Bush, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2024

On Jan. 10, Grayson Okoronkwo ‘24 scored 31 points during a game against Minnehaha Academy, breaking Blake’s all-time scoring record. “It felt surreal. Until the game started, I didn’t really think...

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