The Spectrum

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 ...

February’s Mystery Athlete of the Month

February’s Mystery Athlete of the Month

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2018


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This month’s mystery athlete has been on Blake’s fencing team for four years, specifically on the Varsity Men’s Epee for three years. He won second place for Men’s Team Epee at State in 2016-2017, and fourth place in 2018,  as well as seventh place in Men’s individual Epee in 2017. Last ...

Girls’ Basketball flourishes in new season

Girls’ Basketball flourishes in new season

Zachary Slavitt and David Bix

February 7, 2018


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Blake Girls’ Basketball finds itself in an unfamiliar position this year, tested by youth and inexperience. Despite having four returning juniors from last year, the demographic is overall young with five freshmen, several of whom will be playing their first season at the varsity level. The program...

Jumping Into Boys Swim and Dive

Jumping Into Boys Swim and Dive

Ava

February 7, 2018


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Connected, unified, committed, hard-working, fun, excellent- these words can be used to encapsulate the Blake Swim and Dive team. The Blake swim team is co-op of two schools, but it is anything but divided. Some members describe their team with words that show the united nature of the team. One nin...

No Captains, No Problem

No Captains, No Problem

Jai Kademani, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


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As the winter sports season approaches, Blake Boys Basketball is certainly a team to keep an eye on. With a plethora of young talent and few senior players to mentor them, the upcoming season looks to be an exciting one. One of the main talking points of the Bears’ upcoming season is the lack of...

Mystery Athlete of the Month

Varun Agarwal, News Editor

December 8, 2017


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The mystery athlete of this month has been playing basketball ever since she "could walk." She's currently serving her first year as a Captain and has gotten all-conference honors in her past seasons. She believes that the most fun part of her basketball career has been coming together as a team and...

Potter leads Girls’ Swim and Dive State Tournament efforts

Potter leads Girls’ Swim and Dive State Tournament efforts

Isaac Gittleman, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


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Maddy Potter '19 dominated in the Class A State Tournament meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center on November 18. The Girls' Swim and Dive team finished 6th among Class A foes, but Potter won two different individual titles in the 100 Yard Butterfly and the 200 yard Individual Medley. Potter...

New cycling team off to great start

New cycling team off to great start

Zach Slavitt, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2017


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Mountain biking enthusiasts have started competing as part of the new combined school cycling team, or B3. The team is made up of four Blake students and two Breck students. B3 trains with the much larger Edina Cycling Team, with whom they share a coach. With just six members, B3 is one of the small...

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