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Boys’ Hockey Chance for Success on Hold with New Restrictions

Players celebrate with starting goalie Aksel Reid after their 3-2 victory over Blaine High School at Hockey Day Minnesota 2020.
December 11, 2020

Fresh off a third place finish in last year's State Tournament, the Blake Boys' Hockey team has been preparing for the 2020-2021 season for months. However, the ability to showcase their young talent has...

Figure Skating Team Takes Great Strides to Build Community

Athletes pose as a team at the end of their routine from last year’s skating exhibition held at the Blake Ice Arena.
After its creation last year, team draws skaters from all skill levels to compete
December 11, 2020

Last winter, figure skaters in the middle and upper schools were able to join a new Blake team that consists of some practices and an exhibition. This year the team will participate in virtual events due...

October Mystery Athlete

Players pose with their plaque after winning the Section with a 4-3 win over Breck.
November 10, 2020

This monthís mystery athlete is very accomplished. She has been playing tennis since she was 9 and has been playing in tournaments since she was 10. She has been on varsity since she was in 7th grade,...

MSHSL Makes Changes Guidelines, Allows Fall Seasons to Begin

Pictured above is the 2019-2020 Blake Volleyball team. They entered the fall expecting not to be able to play until the spring, but due to the new MSHSL guidelines, delivered September 21, they are now able to begin their fall 2020 season rather than waiting until spring.
Football and volleyball finally back after long holdout
October 1, 2020

Before Monday, September 21, Minnesota high school volleyball and football seasons were supposed to take place in the spring amid Covid-19 concerns. But throughout the morning of September 21st, members...

Girls’ Swim & Dive Team Swims on Despite New Restrictions

Girls’ Swim & Dive Team Swims on Despite New Restrictions
New rules, changes won’t stop competition
October 1, 2020

Like many other sports this year, Blake Girls' Swim and Dive has had to make many adjustments and sacrifices in order to have a season. The team has been split into two different groups that practice during...

Cancellation of Spring Season Leads to Plans for Summer, Impacts Recruitment

The Aamoth Stadium lays empty during this time
Athletes speak out as to how quarantine has affected their scouting and off season plans
May 23, 2020

Among all the chaos that has come with the outbreak of COVID-19, student-athletes whose sports are in the spring are devastated that they won’t have a season due to the close contact and high risk of...

Review of Five Popular Youtube Workout Accounts

POPSUGAR is one of many Youtube accounts that create videos that stimulate workout classes
Quarantine has forced many people to workout at home, youtube accounts provide a variety of workouts
May 15, 2020

Review 1: POPSUGAR Fitness POPSUGAR is a lifestyle brand that has a variety of fitness videos as well as health and beauty articles. The workout was the most physically intense out of the other videos,...

Athlete Spotlight: Synchronized Swimmer, Casey Stocking

Casey Stocking '20 is one of the original members of Blake's synchronized swimming team.
Stocking shares how she got her start on team, favorite parts, and biggest challenges
May 15, 2020

Senior Casey Stocking '20 is a captain of the synchronized swim team for Blake. Stocking became a member of the team in 7th grade when the team had just begun. She heard about the sport from an assembly...

What Will You Miss Most About Your Season?

“It’s really hard for me to not have the closure of a final season with JV Lacrosse. This would be my sixth season on the team and I was looking forward to a great season with my teammates and coaches before ending my lacrosse career. I'm gonna miss everyone and all the memories that come with the season. I can only hope that all this craziness is over by next spring so everyone else gets their senior season and maybe I can visit the team!”
-Maggie Ankeny '20
Athletes share what aspect of their season they will miss most after receiving the news that all spring sports are cancelled to due coronavirus
May 8, 2020

   

May Mystery Athlete

May Mystery Athlete
A senior softball player loves team atmosphere
May 1, 2020

This month’s mystery athlete is on the Blake softball team. She is currently a senior who started playing softball at seven years old and has played for Blake for four years. This month’s athlete loves...

Quarantine Impacts Off Season Training

Lachen Reid '20 works out in his home gym.
Lack of workout buddies and access to gyms causes athletes to adapt
April 24, 2020

Quarantine has added a lot of complication to staying in shape. With routines disrupted and the option of working out in a gym or with other people off the table, the Coronavirus crisis has thrown a wrench...

Spring Sport Athletes Share Training Schedules, React to Cancellation of Season

Lacrosse player Ava Pihlstrom '22 follows workouts that have been put together by BGL's coach
Spring athletes and captains share how they are staying connected and look towards the summer and future seasons
April 18, 2020

Before the spring sports’ seasons were officially cancelled, different teams were staying active and preparing for their upcoming seasons. Eliot Mitchell ‘21, explains that her lacrosse coach “made...

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