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No Captains, No Problem

No Captains, No Problem

Jai Kademani, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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...

Mystery Athlete of the Month

Mystery Athlete of the Month

Alyssa Story, Social Media Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

November's athlete of the month is a dedicated varsity tennis player who has been playing since she was seven years old. She has won three state championships on the Blake team and many tournaments outside f school. She enjoys the competitive atmosphere of tennis tournaments and the relaxing nature of...

Blake Bears Basketball season forthcoming! Stay tuned.

Rex Shen, News Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

For the fall season will come to its end, the winter season will begin. Check out the Blake Bears Basketball team coming soon... ...

Girls’ Swim and Dive makes a splash

Girls’ Swim and Dive makes a splash

Brian Brener, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Girls’ Swim and Dive team has had a strong start to the season as they defeated their rivals, The Breck Mustangs, 97-89 on September 14th. Then, only two days later, the Bears won the Laker Invite at St. Kate’s. Maddy Potter ‘19 led the team in their success at the Laker Invite, winning the 100m but...

New Coaching Staff Leads Girls’ Volleyball Team

New Coaching Staff Leads Girls’ Volleyball Team

Matt Martinez-Sutton, Comedy Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After coaching the Girls’ Volleyball Team for two years, science teacher Kjirsten Walt decided to step down as head coach following the birth of her son, Leif. Now, the team welcomes two new coaches, physics teacher Steve Kaback and Mikayla O’Connor, who played club volleyball at the University...

Girls’ Lacrosse shooting for championship

Girls’ Lacrosse shooting for championship

Madeline Wethington, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Nine returners lead the Girls’ Lacrosse Team who is hoping to get revenge from last year’s heartbreaking loss to Eden Prairie in the state championship game. The team was recently ranked as the number two team in the state and is led by Nellie Ide ‘17 and Emily Johnsrud ‘17, who were reco...

Boys’ Lacrosse Shooting for State

Boys’ Lacrosse Shooting for State

Bennett Hawley, Co-Editor in Chief

March 24, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The last time the Blake Boys’ Lacrosse team stepped out on the field was Tuesday, June 14th, when they came up short against Prior Lake in their first game in the State Tournament in the pouring rain at Minnetonka High School. The team now enters the 2017 season with young talent and the brand new ...

Boys’ Golf pursues a three-peat

Boys’ Golf pursues a three-peat

Drew Rosenblum, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The Blake Boys’ Golf Team in the last few years has been nothing short of incredible. Coached by Marshall Hoiness, and led by golfers Reece Sanders ‘17, who won state individually in 2015, Derek Hitchner ‘18, who won state individually last year, and Ian Murray ‘17, who averaged 37 shots on nine ho...

New players, new coach, new season

New players, new coach,  new season

Blake Brazner, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Grab your peanuts and cracker jacks--it’s time for some baseball. Coming off an 11-12 season, Boys’ Baseball looks to push the envelope in 2017. Led by captains Will Bean ‘17, Will Leadholm ‘17, and Jackson Lee ‘18, the Bears have high aspirations for the season, which will be the first und...

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