The Spectrum

Boys’ Basketball Building a Future

Sophomores Gabe Ganz '21, Robert Grace '21, and Jasper Liu '21 and junior Patch Fechtmeyer '20 warm up before practice

Jonah Halper, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018

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...

Boys’ Swim and Dive Poised to Dominate

Noor Naseer, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

This season for the Blake/Breck Boys’ Swim and Dive team looks very promising according to captain Christopher Chang ‘19. The team recently had their tryouts which consisted of the T-30 trial. During the T-30, swimmers swim at the fastest pace they can maintain for thirty minutes, to see how man...

James ’21’s goal propels Boys’ Soccer to first State Championship since 2008

Sara Richardson, Catherine Barry, Staff Writers

December 2, 2018

The Blake Boys Soccer Team won the Minnesota Class A championship because of the astonishing goal by Keegan James ‘21. After 105 minutes of play, with the score tied at zero against Bemidji, Jake Lundberg ‘19 had the idea of Keegan shooting the ball from over fifty yards out. Keegan says tha...

Blake Girls Volleyball: Keeping the Spirit Alive

Asya Shogren, Food Editor

November 6, 2018

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

Place kicker Theo Crosby kicks off in a game against St. Paul Central on October 5.

Sam Deignan, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2018

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 Senior duo used to be supervised by Athletic Director Nick Rathmann, but now operate the box completely on their own.

Averi Sullivan, Sports Editor

October 3, 2018

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...

Wattson shines in Boys’ Soccer win over St Thomas Academy

The Bears get set to kick off against St Thomas Academy. This win brought the Bears to 4-0-0 on the season.

Will Svenddal, James Kililea, Andrew Leslie, Contributing Reporter

September 5, 2018

The #2 ranked Blake Boys' Soccer defeated #8 ranked Saint Thomas Academy 2-0 Tuesday night in very rainy and humid conditions. Captain Jake Lundberg '19 led the Bears with the game winning goal early, and also had a plethora of scoring chances throughout the contest. Henry Wattson '21 was dialed in between the...

Boys’ Soccer starts season with major home victory

Bears set up for a set piece  in the second half. Going into the game, the Bears were ranked second in the state and Orono was ranked fifth.

Isaac Gittleman, Online Editor

August 23, 2018

    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

Even on the hottest days, Joe Mairs ‘20’s Bernese Mountain Dog Gary is a staple at boys’ tennis matches.

Asya Shogren, Features Editor

May 25, 2018

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

Cheryl Minde ‘20 throws a discus during a practice. The team practices all of their various events along the fields and track at the Hopkins campus.

Zach Slavitt and David Bix, Staff Writers

May 25, 2018

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

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, ...

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