The Spectrum

Girls’ Golf Hopes To Continue Great Culture

William Lyman, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019


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“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


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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


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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 ...

KK Haug and Madeleine Wethington Win Best Player in their Sport in the Same Year!

KK Haug and Madeleine Wethington Win Best Player in their Sport in the Same Year!

Brian Brener, Sports Editor

March 15, 2019


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Strong mentors and a passion for their sport has led to Blake receiving the Ms. Soccer and Ms. Hockey award in the same year. KK Haug ‘19 and Madeleine Wethington ‘19 have both been models of excellence on the field and ice this season. Haug is the second Blake Bear to take home Ms. Soccer. Haug fini...

Fencing Finds Popularity Among Younger Students

Ava Pilhstrom, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


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The Blake Fencing team has a substantially large team with about 40 people, and the grades of athletes vary from 7th graders to 12th graders. Each of the three teams saber, foil, and epee, both have enough people to form full teams which is great considering that most schools have smaller teams comp...

Crazy Winter Still Slowing Spring Sports

Jack Prince, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


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On a Saturday afternoon, the Girls’ Lacrosse team sprints between lines in the gym. Only a hundred yards away from their home turf, the team is unable to practice due to another year of huge snowfalls. In the Spring of 2018, most every sports team had their first two weeks of games either cancelled...

Synchronized Swimming Offers Opportunity, Community for Swimmers Across Metro

Synchronized Swimming Offers Opportunity, Community for Swimmers Across Metro

Caroline Hardy, Managing Editor

March 15, 2019


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“One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,” chant the seven members of Blake’s extended synchronized swimming team routine. Amidst the blanket-like humidity and roar of the short team in the water of the John Hartmann Pool, these swimmers learn their routine of nearly four minutes with ease,...

Lucy Kiernat Heads to Universiade Games

Lucy Kiernat Heads to Universiade Games

Caroline Hardy, Managing Editor

March 5, 2019


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From March 1 through 9, Lucy Kiernat ‘19 will represent the United States in bandy at the 29th Universiade games in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The second most popular winter sport worldwide, bandy is similar to hockey. Eleven players roam on a rink four times larger than a traditional hockey rink with the...

College Basketball Championship Poised to Dominate Sports World

College Basketball Championship Poised to Dominate Sports World

Brian Brener, Sports Editor

March 4, 2019


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As we enter into March, we are approaching the biggest and most exciting sports event of the year, March Madness. At Blake, March Madness takes over the school for the first two days of the tournament. These days feature the top 64 men’s college basketball teams in the nation, meaning that there are ...

Boys’ Basketball Improved But Still Struggling

Boys’ Basketball Improved But Still Struggling

Daniel Lesov, Online Editor

February 27, 2019


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  The Boys’ Basketball team is in the midst of a rebuilding season, continuing to develop under third-year coach Tyler Biwan. With a 10-13 record this season, the team continues to work to hit their goals as post-season play nears. The team is 2-5 in the IMAC conference, which has proven to be a ...

Branding Aims To Establish Uniformity

Branding Aims To Establish Uniformity

Landon Peterson, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2019


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The school has undergone many changes in recent years, and one example of this is the changes to logos and apparel. The Blake “brand,” or the way the school portrays itself, is important as the face of the school and the way other schools see us. To further examine the way the “brand” is made...

Boys’ Basketball Building a Future

Boys’ Basketball Building a Future

Jonah Halper, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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The Blake Boys Varsity Basketball team is powered by young talent. Although there are only four underclassmen, three are starting, exemplifying the skill that they bring to the team. The team has three sophomores: Team captain Robert Grace, Gabriel Ganz, and Jasper Liu. In addition freshman Theo Liu h...

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