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Blake Girls Volleyball: Keeping the Spirit Alive

Asya Shogren, Food Editor

November 6, 2018


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The Blake Girls’ Varsity Volleyball team has had it rough with coaches and records, but this year’s team is not at all phased by their past. The team preaches-es only positivity and their spirit keep them close and confident. To BGV, the past is just the past. Coach Steve Kaback has sta...

Wolfpack Surges Past the Competition

Wolfpack Surges Past the Competition

Sam Deignan, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2018


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As the SMB Wolfpack football team finishes up another undefeated season, the spotlight remains on members from Minnehaha Academy. However, despite their few numbers, members from the Blake community have quietly put together an impactful season. James Killea 20, attributes the Blake players' succe...

The View From The Top: Inside The Announcer’s Box

The View From The Top: Inside The Announcer’s Box

Averi Sullivan, Sports Editor

October 3, 2018


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Stepping foot into the Aamoth Stadium announcing room, affectionately called "The Box" by those that work in it, feels like walking into a world entirely of its own. Complete with grand glass windows, complicated looking soundboards, and around eight senior boys, the box feels foreign and int...

Boys’ Soccer starts season with major home victory

Boys’ Soccer starts season with major home victory

Isaac Gittleman, Online Editor

August 23, 2018


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    Boys' Soccer defeated Orono 4-1 at home to open their season. Three unanswered goals by Jack Lagos '22, Ben Lee '19, and Howard Henderson '20 mid way through the first half put the bears ahead quickly and this deficit was too big to overcome for Orono. The Bears led 3-1 at the half,...

Boys’ Tennis receives support from Gary the Bernese Mountain Dog

Boys’ Tennis receives support from Gary the Bernese Mountain Dog

Asya Shogren, Features Editor

May 25, 2018


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As the courts opened up late for the spring this year, the Boys’ Tennis team’s season commenced with a new member–Gary. Tennis matches often host an audience of numerous parents accompanied by dogs, yet this Bernese pup has been a particularly popular attraction for new audiences. Students stop...

Track teams succeed at conference meet

Track teams succeed at conference meet

Zach Slavitt and David Bix, Staff Writers

May 25, 2018


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The boys’ and girls’ track and field teams are wrapping up another successful season. The girls are doing very well this year, winning the conference championship on May 17 despite having significantly fewer members than other teams in the conference. About the boys’ team, captain Sean LeBlanc ...

Softball changes class

Jack Prince, Student Life Editor

May 1, 2018


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After playing a few seasons in Class AAA, the Girls’ Softball team is moving down a class to AA. The team is looking for more success in the postseason after ending last season with a 0-2 record in the section playoffs. The team is excited to rebound this year. Captain Lucy Kiernat ‘19 says, ...

Boys’ Golf delays outdoor activities

Zach Slavic & David Bix, Staff Writers

May 1, 2018


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Boys’ Golf looks to have another successful season this year after winning state last season. Losing three key graduates from last year’s team, college golfers Reece Sanders ‘17, Ian Murray ‘17, and Peter Gullickson ‘17 and facing an inability to properly practice due to the snow, the team will...

Ultimate frisbee begins season

Ultimate frisbee begins season

Daniel Lesov, News Editor

May 1, 2018


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This spring, one of the more expansive programs at Blake, the ultimate frisbee team, looks to reach new heights. The team finished 7th in State last year, which was a huge accomplishment, but they have much higher goals this season. As David Bix ‘20 states, “The goals are to finish in a top-tier state ...

Boys’ Lacrosse prepares for season

Boys’ Lacrosse prepares for season

Daniel Lesov, News Editor

March 16, 2018


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With spring coming, one of the nation’s rising popular sports is coming back into the fold. Blake Boys Lacrosse enters the season with many high expectations and team goals for this year. Last season the team went 7-6 and lost in the Section 5 final to Benilde-Saint Margaret’s 9-5. The team has ...

Baseball gears up for new season

Baseball gears up for new season

Zach Slavitt & David Bix, Staff Writers

March 15, 2018


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The Blake Baseball program is growing and is poised for yet another season as a state contender. Last year the team made it to the section final and this year Michael Fraley ‘20 says “I expect that we should get to the same point, and maybe even get to state.” Captain Matt Olive ‘20 expects ...

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