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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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Left: The Bears defeated SPA 33-20 in 1966. The Bears were led by former head coach and biology teacher Dom Mezzenega, defeating the Spartans for the fifth time in six years. Right: After merging football programs with SPA, athletes from both schools now take the field together, as shown here at the homecoming game in Oct. 2022, a 24-0 victory for the Wolfpack.

Rivalry History: Bears and St. Paul Academy Go Back Over 100 Years

Steven Cao, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

One of Blake’s biggest rivalries against Saint Paul Academy, or SPA, has a very interesting history and connection today. Both schools are very similar: both are private schools which were founded in...

Boys Varsity Basketball gathers together before a game to motivate each other, showing a connection that stretches beyond the game.

Teammates Share Bond Both On and Off Court

Jason Rotenberg, Food Editor January 30, 2023

Team chemistry means everything when you are playing a sport. Many professional sports teams nowadays strive to form super teams, when multiple good players in a sport sign with a team to try and win a...

Ski team seniors pose for their team pictures at Aamoth. Back: Phillip Mariano ‘23, Gaurav Haldar ‘23, William Connor ‘23, Oscar Walsh ‘23, AJ Khan ‘23, Tyler Girk ‘23, Alex Chiesa ‘23, Jackson Moon ‘23, Alex Ha ‘23, Carl Mariano ‘23, and Josh Smith ‘23. Front: Edinburgh, Lily Erlandson ‘23, and Kate Rekas ’23

Athletes Look Forward to Their Final Seasons as Bears

Rowan Wallin, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2022

As the winter sports season begins, seniors reflect on their last season as a Blake Bear. Nico Valiente ‘23, a senior swimmer for the Bearstangs, is hopeful to “reconnect with the team.”  Valiente...

Girls’ Basketball Team Loses Majority of Roster, Still Optimistic

Girls’ Basketball Team Loses Majority of Roster, Still Optimistic

Gabi Marmet, Arts and Culture Editor October 27, 2022

With only three returning Varsity players for Girls Basketball, the team is searching for new players to join the team in hopes for a great season. The program has lost about 13 seniors who went to college,...

Teammates stand anxiously waiting for a shot to be made.

Strong Chemistry Leads to Success of Boys Basketball Team

Jason Rotenberg, Staff Writer February 3, 2022

The Boys’ Varsity Basketball team is off to a hot start this season with a record of 5-2 so far. Assisting the team to their five wins are two of their highest scorers, Grayson Okoronkwo ‘24 and captain...

Blake Boys’ Basketball 2020-2021 pictured above: [left to right top row] Tyler Middlestadt, Joshua Park ‘22, Grayson Okoronkwo ‘24, Theo Liu ‘22, Max Hubler ‘22, Dane Borene ‘24, Kunga Shidhe-Chokra ‘22, Tyler Biwan [left to right bottom row] Jasper Liu ‘21, Robert Grace IV ‘21, Gabe Ganz ‘21, Will Fazio ‘21, Elijah Short ‘21

Boys’ Basketball Seniors Lose Shot at Sections

Maggie Seidel, Managing Editor May 7, 2021

When the ball dropped on the eve of 2020, the Blake Boys’ Basketball team did not expect two years of heartbreak to ensue. Will Fazio ‘21, Gabe Ganz ‘21, Jasper Liu ‘21, Robert Grace IV...

Five year coach Tyler Biwan says Our guys are ones who will hang around a little bit after practice and goof around and we promote that as coaches. We want our guys to come early, stay late because being in hybrid mode right now, for many of them that’s the only time they’ll see each other everyday. We’re gracious that we get that opportunity and we harness that by hanging around pre and post practice.”

Boys Basketball Team Makes History, Gears Up For Sections

Noor Naseer, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2021

     Currently ranked number four in class AA, the boys’ basketball team is making history. Not only is this the highest the team has ever been ranked, but they also have a record of 15-2, with losses...

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