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Athlete Spotlight: Synchronized Swimmer, Casey Stocking

Casey Stocking '20 is one of the original members of Blake's synchronized swimming team.

Shagun Sinha, Contributing Writer

May 15, 2020

Senior Casey Stocking '20 is a captain of the synchronized swim team for Blake. Stocking became a member of the team in 7th grade when the team had just begun. She heard about the sport from an assembly announcement, and she decided to join. Having previous experience from swimming and gymnastics, Stockin...

Spring Sport Athletes Share Training Schedules, React to Cancellation of Season

Lacrosse player Ava Pihlstrom '22 follows workouts that have been put together by BGL's coach

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor

April 22, 2020

Without this season, teams feel more pressure to work hard in the off-season to prepare.  Mitchell states, “But next year, the majority of our team are juniors this year, so we will be seniors next year, and it’s our last season, so it is going to be big. [...] I am sure it's going to be putting in a lot of work next year.”

Spring Sport Athletes Share Training Schedules, React to Cancellation of Season

Lacrosse player Ava Pihlstrom '22 follows workouts that have been put together by BGL's coach

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor

April 18, 2020

Before the spring sports’ seasons were officially cancelled, different teams were staying active and preparing for their upcoming seasons. Eliot Mitchell ‘21, explains that her lacrosse coach “made a spreadsheet and we have five workouts a week and then like wall ball and stick challenges and things like that...

Synchronized Swimming Offers Opportunity, Community for Swimmers Across Metro

Synchronized Swimming Offers Opportunity, Community for Swimmers Across Metro

Caroline Hardy, Managing Editor

March 15, 2019

“One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,” chant the seven members of Blake’s extended synchronized swimming team routine. Amidst the blanket-like humidity and roar of the short team in the water of the John Hartmann Pool, these swimmers learn their routine of nearly four minutes with ease,...

THE STROKE

The girls have shown dedication to improvement and learning as a first year team. Clockwise from top left: Coach Ashley Magnuson, Josie Lagerstrom ‘18, Isabel Friedell ‘19, Rachel Eggert ‘19, Madeline Dopp ‘20, Emma Wilson ‘19, Casey Stocking ‘20, Roshnee Tarafder ‘19, Eva Motolinia ‘18, and Sierra Hoff ‘19.

Isabel Hall, Features Editor

April 30, 2015

There are two sides to every story, so they say. Sometimes, the side unseen is where all the action takes place. Nowhere is this more true than in the twisting, twirling world of synchronized swimming, where supreme strength meets artistic impression. When compared to other sports, synchronized swimming...

New spring sports entice students

Michael Winkey '15 takes aim

Anneliese Moore, Managing Editor

March 5, 2015

     Although synchronized swimming and clay target are both part of MSHSL, they have never been offered at Blake.      Josie Lagerstrom ‘18 decided to establish a synchronized swim team at Blake because she had been a part of the Edina team for two years. After moving to Blake, she wanted to creat...

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