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MSHSL Makes Changes Guidelines, Allows Fall Seasons to Begin

Pictured above is the 2019-2020 Blake Volleyball team. They entered the fall expecting not to be able to play until the spring, but due to the new MSHSL guidelines, delivered September 21, they are now able to begin their fall 2020 season rather than waiting until spring.
Football and volleyball finally back after long holdout
October 1, 2020

Before Monday, September 21, Minnesota high school volleyball and football seasons were supposed to take place in the spring amid Covid-19 concerns. But throughout the morning of September 21st, members...

Girls’ Swim & Dive Team Swims on Despite New Restrictions

Girls’ Swim & Dive Team Swims on Despite New Restrictions
New rules, changes won’t stop competition
October 1, 2020

Like many other sports this year, Blake Girls' Swim and Dive has had to make many adjustments and sacrifices in order to have a season. The team has been split into two different groups that practice during...

Cancellation of Tennis Season Present Opportunity for Growth

Lessons can be learned from senior wisdom
May 26, 2020

Due to Covid-19 spring sports have been canceled. When I learned this I barely thought about it because I’m only a sophmore in highschool. I have two more years of tennis that I get to enjoy and experience....

Cancellation of Spring Season Leads to Plans for Summer, Impacts Recruitment

The Aamoth Stadium lays empty during this time
Athletes speak out as to how quarantine has affected their scouting and off season plans
May 23, 2020

Among all the chaos that has come with the outbreak of COVID-19, student-athletes whose sports are in the spring are devastated that they won’t have a season due to the close contact and high risk of...

Home Gyms Become Essential For Athletes

Home Gyms Become Essential For Athletes
April 2, 2020

In a time of closure for all public gyms and workout areas, athletes of all levels find themselves struggling to find methods of staying in shape. However, for the athletes lucky enough to have workout...

Boys’ Hockey Finds Success With 2A

The Boys' Hockey team competes against the Eagles from Eden Prairie in the state semi-final game, eventually losing 4-1.
March 9, 2020

The Boys' Hockey team has had a very successful season thus far with their new Head Coach Rob McClanahan. McClanahan was on the U.S. Olympic team in 1980 and a part of the team that beat the Soviet Union...

Bearstangs Win State Tournament

Bearstangs Win State Tournament
Close bonds aid in team’s success
March 4, 2020

Following outstanding performances and receiving the first place title at the 2020 Minnesota State High School League Boys Section 2A Swim & Dive Championships, the BreckBlake Boys’ Swim and Dive...

Students Participate in Broad Range of Activities After School

Students share their evening schedules.
November 8, 2019

Different endeavors that take place after school comprise students' evening hours.

Coaches Cherish Connections with Student-Athletes

Coaches Cherish Connections with Student-Athletes
Teachers who coach get to know students better outside of school
November 6, 2019

Within our community, there are about 12 teachers and faculty members that currently coach a sports team for Blake, not including former coaches. Therefore, it is imperative that they balance both their...

Yoga Classes Are Offered as an Easy Way to Fill Sports Requirement

Yoga Classes Are Offered as an Easy Way to Fill Sports Requirement
Haines hopes to entice students with relaxing and low commitment yoga classes
October 14, 2019

Yoga at Blake provides a relaxing, fun, and different way for students to earn their required sports credit. This winter sport lasts from about November to February and meets twice a week after school...

New Girls’ Tennis Coach Brings New Energy to Successful Team

Bravo strategizes with Ellie Nixon '23
Bravo alters style of teaching to appeal to different players
September 25, 2019

The Blake girl's tennis team welcomes a new assistant coach to the team this year: Victoria Bravo. Bravo hopes to convey to the team that she is not only a coach, but she is also there to act as a support...

Boys’ Soccer Looks to Win Second Straight Championship

The Bears line up for the national anthem before a home game. The team has scored 58 goals this year already with Benji Pomonis leading the way with 13 goals.
Despite Key Personnel Losses, Bears Eye State Repeat
September 25, 2019

On November 2, 2018, U.S. Bank Stadium witnessed the impossible. Fans, spectators, family members, coaches, and players all looked on as Keegan James ‘21 nailed a 55- yard kick to win the Boys...

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