The Spectrum

Despite Section Loss, Boys Hockey Breaks Records

Nick Hughes, Staff Writer

March 15, 2012


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Coming into section play the Blake Varsity Hockey team had a record of 16-9-0. They entered the Section 2A bracket as the No. 3 seed behind Delano (No. 2 seed) and Breck (No.1 seed), two teams that they had seen during the regular season. Blake’s first section game came against the No. 6 seed St....

Linpossible is Nothing

Chris Hall, Staff Writer

March 15, 2012


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Jeremy Lin has created a phenomenon in the sports world of late because of  his an unlikely rise to stardom in the NBA. He came out of obscurity spending most of his time on the bench rather than on the court until his breakout game, scoring 25 points against the Nets. Also Lin is the only Asian-American...

Bearstangs Poised to Make a Splash at Section Meet

Cole Norgaarden '13, Staff Writer

March 12, 2012


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The Breck/Blake Boys Swim & Dive Team (known as the Bearstangs) are in the midst of another intense season in the pool, representing a beacon of cooperation between two rival schools in the competitive world of high-school athletics. This year seniors, Will Erickson ‘12, Bob Blease ‘12 and John Blake ...

Blake Basketball Shoots for the Stars

Chris Hall '14 & Chris Hofstadter '14, Staff Writers

February 24, 2012


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The Bears (20-3) are having a phenomenal season. The Bears set a school record on February 21 for the most wins in a single season.  As of February 23, the Bears share the first place ranking in the Tri-Metro Conference with De La Salle (16-5). The Bears are 1-1 with De La Salle this season, and this...

Nordic “Thinks Skiing” Despite Gloomy Snowfall

Janice Chung '15, Page Editor

January 24, 2012


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Despite the faded grass, declining temperatures, and lack of snow, the skiers of Blake’s Nordic Team are working hard, poles in hand; but the future of this year’s season appears bleak. In an effort to understand what the season is like for our Nordic skiers, I interviewed captains Matt McFarland ’12 a...

En Garde: Get the 411 on Fencing

Jason Shu '15, Contributing Writer

January 24, 2012


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It could be said that fencing is one of the most mysterious of the athletics offered at Blake. When asked about it, I’m sure that many people would first think of a picket fence before the sport. However, such a unique sport just can’t go unnoticed.  In fact, according to Wikipedia, fencing used...

Hit from Behind: Unseen Consequences of Jablonski’s Injury on the Hockey Community

John Flanagan '15, Contributing Writer

January 24, 2012


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It was if a dam had broken. Since December 30th, the state of Minnesota and the nation have been awash with some of the most passionate and heartfelt support for a single cause in recent memory. Twitter, Facebook, newspapers, and the Web are plastered with the red and white logo that has been created in...

Smooth Fast & Natural: Blake Skiers Impress on National Slopes

Chris Hall '14, Staff Writer

January 24, 2012


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Some Blake skiers go beyond the Blake ski team, compete at a national level and do extraordinarily well. I recently got a chance to sit down with Jack McNeill ’13, who has been racing competitively with USSA/FIS on the national level races since he was seven years old. Currently, McNeill is ranke...

Skating to Stardom: National hockey team member Dani Cameranesi ‘13 looks forward to Blake season

Adelaide Winton '15, Staff Writer

December 7, 2011


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During the past year, junior Dani Cameranesi ’13 was selected to play for the U-18 National Women’s Hockey Team. Cameranesi said it was an honor to be able to play with such skilled players, and she plans on using her experience playing on such a high caliber squad to bring talent and new ideas to...

Girls Dive Team Make History; Girls Swim Team Narrowly Misses School Records at one of the Fastest Class A State Meets on Record

Zahara Kathawalla '15, Staff Writer

December 7, 2011


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There is a unique moment when you dive into the clear blue water when your mind stops and you feel like you can fly. That sensation is what the members of the girls swim and dive teams experienced almost everyday for the past four months. The swim team participated in one of the fastest state meets in...

Girls Soccer Class A State Champions

Anna Leslie '14, Staff Writer

December 7, 2011


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After demolishing almost every they played, the Blake Girls Soccer team beat Benilde St. Margaret in the finals of the state tournament on November 3. After a tense 39 minutes and 39 seconds against the Red Knights, Grace Boatman ’13 scored after receiving a pass from Hannah Randolph ’13, to give ...

New Class, Same Game: Boys Basketball Shoots for the Stars in a Season full of Firsts

John Augustine '14, Contributing Writer

December 7, 2011


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In Minnesota, high school basketball, teams are organized primarily by school size, ranging from the smallest schools (Class 1A) to the largest (Class 4A). In previous years, Blake’s  girls and boys basketball teams have been in Class 2A. This year both teams have moved up to 3A from Class 2A. This...

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