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Teachers Find Balance In Deep-Rooted Loyalties To Sports Teams

Teachers Find Balance In Deep-Rooted Loyalties To Sports Teams

Sara Richardson, Opinions Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Extreme sports loyalties run deep, deriving from family traditions and childhoods in communities where sports are front page news. From fire hydrants painted green and yellow for the Green Bay Packers, batteries being thrown at Red Sox fans at Yankee Stadium, and loyally wearing a Vikings jersey every ...

Crazy Winter Still Slowing Spring Sports

Jack Prince, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

On a Saturday afternoon, the Girls’ Lacrosse team sprints between lines in the gym. Only a hundred yards away from their home turf, the team is unable to practice due to another year of huge snowfalls. In the Spring of 2018, most every sports team had their first two weeks of games either cancelled...

Wolfpack Surges Past the Competition

Wolfpack Surges Past the Competition

Sam Deignan, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

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 View From The Top: Inside The Announcer’s Box

Averi Sullivan, Sports Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

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...

February’s Mystery Athlete of the Month

February’s Mystery Athlete of the Month

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, TOP STORIES

This month’s mystery athlete has been on Blake’s fencing team for four years, specifically on the Varsity Men’s Epee for three years. He won second place for Men’s Team Epee at State in 2016-2017, and fourth place in 2018,  as well as seventh place in Men’s individual Epee in 2017. Last ...

Connecting teachers with their college athletic careers

Connecting teachers with their college athletic careers

Daniel Lesov, News Page Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Mr. Batiste attended Colby college in Maine and played football. Mr Batiste was one of the best defensive players for the team in the late 2000s. Mr Batiste has translated his playing to Blake as he is one of the assistant coaches for the Wolfpack Ms. Calderone played college softball at the Universi...

Jumping Into Boys Swim and Dive

Jumping Into Boys Swim and Dive

Ava

February 7, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Connected, unified, committed, hard-working, fun, excellent- these words can be used to encapsulate the Blake Swim and Dive team. The Blake swim team is co-op of two schools, but it is anything but divided. Some members describe their team with words that show the united nature of the team. One nin...

No Captains, No Problem

No Captains, No Problem

Jai Kademani, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

As the winter sports season approaches, Blake Boys Basketball is certainly a team to keep an eye on. With a plethora of young talent and few senior players to mentor them, the upcoming season looks to be an exciting one. One of the main talking points of the Bears’ upcoming season is the lack of...

Mystery Athlete of the Month

Varun Agarwal, News Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The mystery athlete of this month has been playing basketball ever since she "could walk." She's currently serving her first year as a Captain and has gotten all-conference honors in her past seasons. She believes that the most fun part of her basketball career has been coming together as a team and...

New cycling team off to great start

New cycling team off to great start

Zach Slavitt, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Mountain biking enthusiasts have started competing as part of the new combined school cycling team, or B3. The team is made up of four Blake students and two Breck students. B3 trains with the much larger Edina Cycling Team, with whom they share a coach. With just six members, B3 is one of the small...

Mystery Athlete of the Month

Mystery Athlete of the Month

Alyssa Story, Social Media Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, TOP STORIES

November's athlete of the month is a dedicated varsity tennis player who has been playing since she was seven years old. She has won three state championships on the Blake team and many tournaments outside f school. She enjoys the competitive atmosphere of tennis tournaments and the relaxing nature of...

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