The Spectrum

Softball finds its sweet spot

Softball finds its sweet spot

C.C. Lucas, Creative Director

May 1, 2015


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“The end goal is always somehow to get to state. Somehow or another we got there last year,” explains Greta Morgan ‘15, a first baseman and second-year captain for the girls’ softball team. With a major update to the team roster, the Bears are ready to compete.      Joe Waalk, the team’s ...

THE WAKE

THE WAKE

Gavin Siegert, Staff Writer

April 30, 2015


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People have many names for it—glass, butter, placid—but everyone is seeing the same thing, perfectly flat water—something that us water sports enthusiasts kill for. Flat water allows for perfect cuts on a water ski, the ability to pop off the wake on a wakeboard, and the excitement of flying across...

THE SERVE

THE SERVE

Armaan Gori and Hannah Korslund, Contributing Writers

April 30, 2015


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Dominance reigns on the green courts. The boys’ tennis team has become one of the school’s most successful programs, period. They are at the top of their division and have set their sights on hoisting the state trophy for third consecutive year. Leading the team, captain Charlie Adams ‘15 enforc...

THE STROKE

THE STROKE

Isabel Hall, Features Editor

April 30, 2015


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There are two sides to every story, so they say. Sometimes, the side unseen is where all the action takes place. Nowhere is this more true than in the twisting, twirling world of synchronized swimming, where supreme strength meets artistic impression. When compared to other sports, synchronized swimming...

An “ultimate” alternative

An “ultimate” alternative

Hudson Dougan, Staff Writer

March 19, 2015


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The frisbee. It conjures memories of playing fetch with your dog or having a toss in the park. To many, however, this national pastime is now a serious high school sport—Ultimate Frisbee. Ultimate isn’t a “new” sport, but it has seen a rise in popularity as students look for a spring sport...

Track team’s significant growth to bring an unparalleled season

Track team’s significant growth to bring an unparalleled season

Will Kaback, Sports Editor

March 19, 2015


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The sun beats down on the the wide expanse of field. A jet black path of tar and rubber carves through the grass to form an enormous oval. A large pack of middle and high schoolers traverse around this track in a blob shaped group, their various shades of neon athletic wear juxtaposing sharply with the...

Social media changes the way students experience sports games

Social media changes the way students experience sports games

Crey Bankes, Contributing Writer

March 19, 2015


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What was the score of the game last night? Who played well in the match this weekend? Where do they play tomorrow? All these questions can be answered through the use of social media. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube, are very common places to find scores, statistics,...

Loading the bases

Loading the bases

C.C. Lucus, Creative Director

March 19, 2015


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Last year was perhaps the beginning of a golden age for baseball. The Varsity team walked into the season ready to tackle to competition, and surpassed even the most far-fetched expectations by winning their Section and going to the State Tournament. “I will never forget the dog pile that we had...

An “ultimate” alternative

An “ultimate” alternative

Hudson Dougan, Staff Writer

March 19, 2015


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The frisbee. It conjures memories of playing fetch with your dog or having a toss in the park. To many, however, this national pastime is now a serious high school sport—Ultimate Frisbee. Ultimate isn’t a “new” sport, but it has seen a rise in popularity as students look for spring sports...

Not so lax anymore

Not so lax anymore

Maxine Whitely, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2015


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Lauren Fine ‘16 has always maintained a commitment to lacrosse. Every spring, she makes her way out onto the newly grown grass, ready to spend a season outdoors and stay active with friends without worrying about a high level of pressure from her self-selected Junior Varsity team. This spring, she wi...

Nordic skiing’s smashing success

Nordic skiing’s smashing success

Maxine Whitely, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2015


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     As snow began to fall, nordic skiers anxiously awaited an accumulation of good powder. At the Blake Middle School, practice was comprised of cold dryland and rollerblading. While this got the athletes stronger and more prepared, there was nothing better than getting feet in skis and skis on the ...

Bearstangs Look to Finish the Season Strong

Bearstangs Look to Finish the Season Strong

Lucy Nelson, Arts and Cultures Editor

March 10, 2015


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The Bearstangs swim team is starting to resemble a juggernaut. The swimmers have only lost to Minnetonka and St. Thomas Academy thus far and are preparing to compete for first at the State meet. “It’ll be really close between us and St. Thomas for first,” co-captain Humphrey Pruett ‘15 states. F...

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