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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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Chamber Orchestra accompanied A Capella Choir at 8:45 a.m. on Feb 17 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

MMEA Participants Perform Conference

Yoni Zacks, Managing Editor February 28, 2024

As state tournaments for sports take center stage, the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) Midwinter Conference provides arts students with their moment in the spotlight. Choir Director Natalia...

Wyatt Dayhoff ‘22 and Liao getting ready for the 200 IM at section prelims. Liao finished 3rd at section finals with a time of 1:58.71 seconds which qualified for state!

Bearstangs Ranks #2 in the Nation

Amelia Bush, Arts and Culture Editor March 10, 2022

Bearstangs crushed it at class A state with 495.5 points. The team is ranked second in the nation with six seniors and two Olympic trial swimmers on their team. The team dynamic is supportive and encouraging...

Pictured: Girls Alpine state team and coaches: Robbie Massie ‘03, Betsy Strachota and Chris Girk. 
Girls placed 3rd as a team and individually, Ava Pihlstrom ‘22 was fifth, Vivien Pihlstrom ‘25 was eighth, Mackenzie Higgins ‘24 placed 34th, Kate Rekas ‘23 was 52nd, Hughes was 66th, and Lily Erlandson ‘23 fell and wasn’t able to finish.

Girls’ Alpine Ski Team Makes Historic Run at State

Noor Naseer, Editor Emertius March 10, 2022

The Girls’ Alpine Ski Team just capped off a historic season. Not only were they conference champions, but they also got second place at sections and advanced to the state tournament as a team for the...

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

Boys’ Hockey Finds Success With 2A

Catherine Barry, Food Features Editor 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...

Boys’ Soccer to State!

Steven Nye, Staff Photographer October 27, 2016

Strong chemistry has helped the tennis team become number one in the State.

THE SERVE

Armaan Gori and Hannah Korslund, Contributing Writers April 30, 2015

Dominance reigns on the green courts. The boys’ tennis team has become one of the school’s most successful programs, period. They are at the top of their division and have set their sights on hoisting...

Loading the bases

Loading the bases

C.C. Lucus, Creative Director March 19, 2015

Last year was perhaps the beginning of a golden age for baseball. The Varsity team walked into the season ready to tackle to competition, and surpassed even the most far-fetched expectations by winning...

Not so lax anymore

Not so lax anymore

Maxine Whitely, Editor-in-Chief March 19, 2015

Lauren Fine ‘16 has always maintained a commitment to lacrosse. Every spring, she makes her way out onto the newly grown grass, ready to spend a season outdoors and stay active with friends without worrying...

Nordic is flying high this season—photo credit: Mary Amis

Nordic skiing’s smashing success

Maxine Whitely, Editor-in-Chief March 14, 2015

     As snow began to fall, nordic skiers anxiously awaited an accumulation of good powder. At the Blake Middle School, practice was comprised of cold dryland and rollerblading. While this got the athletes...

Blake Girls Soccer makes it to State Championship

Blake Girls Soccer makes it to State Championship

Claire Carpenter, Page Editor October 30, 2012

On Monday the Blake Girls’ Soccer squad beat Totino-Grace 2-0 to advance to their second consecutive State Finals. The Blake fans were able to relax a bit as both goals were scored before halftime. Midfielder...

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