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Cancellation of Tennis Season Present Opportunity for Growth

Ben Lim, Staff Writer

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. I had been receiving emails about how I could practice tennis, by thinking about strategies an...

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...

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.

Asya Shogren, Features Editor

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 dogs, yet this Bernese pup has been a particularly popular attraction for new audiences. Students stop...

Blake Girls’ Tennis transitions back to single A

Will Kaback, Student Life Editor

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 fall season marks the beginning of their immersion into a life of volleys, backhands, and aces. After ...

THE SERVE

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

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 the state trophy for third consecutive year. Leading the team, captain Charlie Adams ‘15 enforc...

For boys tennis team, sportsmanship beats competition

For boys tennis team, sportsmanship beats competition

Jonah Sandy, Editor-in-Chief

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 racquet broke during the first match in the section tournament, Blake player Owen Rickert ‘17 loa...

Boys tennis on course to crush Mustangs at state tournament

Boys tennis on course to crush Mustangs at state tournament

Carolyn Patterson, Sports Editor

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,” does not even begin to encapsulate the high expectations, anticipation and excitement felt by die hard...

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