The Spectrum

Students Participate in Broad Range of Activities After School

Students Participate in Broad Range of Activities After School

Lachen Reid, Staff Writer

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

Robert Grace, Contributing Writer

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 jobs as a teacher and as a coach. Because of this, many have to prioritize and organize their time so that...

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

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

Emma Martinez Sutton, Managing Editor

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 in the Cherne; it will most likely take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays this year.  Shenelle Haines...

New Girls’ Tennis Coach Brings New Energy to Successful Team

New Girls’ Tennis Coach Brings New Energy to Successful Team

Audrey Anderson, Contributing Writer

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 system for each player on the team.  Bravo’s approach to coaching players during matches changes...

Boys’ Soccer Looks to Win Second Straight Championship

Boys’ Soccer Looks to Win Second Straight Championship

Jack Prince, Opinions Editor

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 1A State Championship. The Bears won their first 1A title since 2008, beating unseeded Bemidji. ...

Despite Losing Key Players, Wolfpack Thrives Under Media Spotlight

Despite Losing Key Players, Wolfpack Thrives Under Media Spotlight

Daniel Lesov, Online Editor

September 22, 2019

Wolfpack’s star player causes the team’s popularity and players’ motivation to soar with the media’s attention. Jalen Suggs, a two-sport and five-star varsity athlete for Minnehaha Academy, holds college offers in both football and basketball. Recently, he has been catching many people’s atten...

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

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

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

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

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...

Wattson shines in Boys’ Soccer win over St Thomas Academy

Wattson shines in Boys’ Soccer win over St Thomas Academy

Will Svenddal, James Kililea, Andrew Leslie, Contributing Reporter

September 5, 2018

The #2 ranked Blake Boys' Soccer defeated #8 ranked Saint Thomas Academy 2-0 Tuesday night in very rainy and humid conditions. Captain Jake Lundberg '19 led the Bears with the game winning goal early, and also had a plethora of scoring chances throughout the contest. Henry Wattson '21 was dialed in between the...

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