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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....

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
Spring athletes and captains share how they are staying connected and look towards the summer and future seasons
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
Spring athletes and captains share how they are staying connected and look towards the summer and future seasons
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...

Boys’ Tennis receives support from Gary the Bernese Mountain Dog

Even on the hottest days, Joe Mairs ‘20’s Bernese Mountain Dog Gary is a staple at boys’ tennis matches.
Team reflects on different ways to attract fans
May 25, 2018

As the courts opened up late for the spring this year, the Boys’ Tennis team’s season commenced with a new member–Gary. Tennis matches often host an audience of numerous parents accompanied by...

Blake Girls’ Tennis transitions back to single A

After falling to Edina in last year's section final match, Blake Girls' Tennis comes back this season stronger than ever, ranked first in the single A division
September 9, 2015

Tennis legend Monica Seles once said, “Tennis has to become everything to you if you're going to make it to the top. You have to live it.” For the girls tennis team, the start of the school year and...

THE SERVE

Strong chemistry has helped the tennis team become number one in the State.
The quest for a three-peat continues
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...

For boys tennis team, sportsmanship beats competition

For boys tennis team, sportsmanship beats competition
June 2, 2013

The Blake boys varsity tennis team was recently featured in The Star Tribune not for their athletic achievements, but rather for their character off the courts. When a Thomas Edison High School player’s...

Boys tennis on course to crush Mustangs at state tournament

Boys tennis on course to crush Mustangs at state tournament
June 2, 2013

B.O.B.’s classic song “Game Time,” with its peppy beat, captivating tune and clever lyrics such as “Look way up there it’s a bird it’s a plane / No it’s the savior to change the game,”...

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