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The best sports has to offer: The NCAA Tournament

The best sports has to offer: The NCAA Tournament

Chris Hofstadter, Staff Writer

March 14, 2013


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March brings a lot to Blake students. Spring sports start up, spring break arrives, classes ramp up, and March Madness begins. “There is literally nothing more important than this basketball tournament,” remarks Tom Mahoney ’14, and he couldn’t have said it better. Every year for the last two weeks of Ma...

Sleep deprivation: is it worth your athletic performance?

Sleep deprivation: is it worth your athletic performance?

John Miller, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2013


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Here at Blake, sleep is often sacrificed to keep up with grades. Various projects, papers and homework assignments often prevent students from having a sufficient amount of sleep. However, our lives do not only consist of academic pursuits, and sports make up a large part of our lives. It is commonly ...

Bittersweet ending to Girls JV hockey season

Bittersweet ending to Girls JV hockey season

Claudia Chute, Staff Writer

March 5, 2013


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It’s reasonable to assume that while reading the sports section in the newspaper you trust that all sports dirt has been laid out in front of you, whether accomplished out on the ski slopes or in the arena. But frankly, you’re likely oblivious to the way the majority of your friends’ seasons are g...

Bearstangs finish strong, swim to state

Lauren Rondestvedt, Contributing Wrtier

March 1, 2013


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The greatest school rivalry ever has been put aside as the combined Blake/Breck Boys Swim and Dive team competes as teammates rather than competitors. A powerhouse in the pool, the boy’s section 2A meet was no different. Taking first place Monticello by a mere two points, the boys proved that each an...

Boys’ and Girls’ Alpine Ski Teams Heading to State Tomorrow

Boys’ and Girls’ Alpine Ski Teams Heading to State Tomorrow

Jackson Kelner, Online Sports Editor

February 12, 2013


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Last Thursday, February 7th, the Boys' and Girls' Alpine Ski teams competed in the Section 5 ski meet at Afton Alps. There were many outstanding individual performances. For the girls, Maddie Dekko '16, Hailey Bork '14, and Tessa Ide '13 took 4th, 5th, and 6th place, respectively. For the boys, Jack...

Basketball Galore

Carolyn Patterson, Sports Editor

January 24, 2013


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The basketball season is in full swing and both the girls’ and the boys’ teams look good. Each team has many strong players who contribute to the points, but also to the attitude and behavior of other players on the court. Each team has a few losses, but those losses do not come without glory. Both...

Seniors report on boys hockey game through podcast “The Bear Minimum”

Jonah Sandy, Editor-In-Chief

January 24, 2013


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Through their new internet radio program The Bear Minimum, George Vojta '13 and Hubbard Velie '13 broadcasted up-to-the-minute commentary on tonight's Blake-Breck boys hockey game, which ended several minutes ago with Breck winning 10-0. Through the internet application Spreaker, Vojta and Velie...

Raquets say Repeat: Blake Girls Tennis takes State

November 8, 2012


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Cheers echoed throughout the Reed Sweat bubble, Tuesday, October 23 as the girl’s tennis team claimed their second consecutive Class A State Championship. They dominated quarterfinals 7-0 and repeated these sweeping statistics again in semi-finals, and finals. However, their season as a whole speaks...

Blake Girls Soccer makes it to State Championship

Blake Girls Soccer makes it to State Championship

Claire Carpenter, Page Editor

October 30, 2012


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On Monday the Blake Girls’ Soccer squad beat Totino-Grace 2-0 to advance to their second consecutive State Finals. The Blake fans were able to relax a bit as both goals were scored before halftime. Midfielder Lydia Sutton ’14 scored the first goal of the game, assisted by Maddy Moe ’15. Just...

Blake Soccer Named Powerhouse

Blake Soccer Named Powerhouse

September 27, 2012


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Lydia Sutton ‘14, dribbles past a Wayzata player. Leading scorers for the reigning State Class 1A Champs are Natalie Sill ‘13, Nicole Kozlak ‘13 and Lydia Sutton ‘14. Watch for them as they take on St. Paul Academy (11-3-0) at noon on Saturday! ...

Fly balls in Florida

Nick Hughes '15, Staff Writer

April 27, 2012


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From March 25th to April 1st, during the last week of Spring Break, the Blake varsity baseball team took sixteen players trying out for the Varsity team to Florida to have a trip filled with baseball and fun. The team went of Disney World, and the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida in hopes...

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