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2019 Blake Spring Sports Summary

By Blake Athletic Department, 07/02/19, 10:30AM CDT



The Blake Baseball team battled a tough spring through injuries and weather.  It was a season of streaks, first winning 3 in row, then losing 6 in a row, followed by 3 wins in a row, and ultimately ending the season on a 6 game losing streak.  The team is promising for next season as it graduates only one player for the current roster.  


Head Coach:  Ethan Imdieke (1st Season)

Assistant Coaches:  Tom Clancy, Vance Fiegel, Steven Wehr

Season Record:  6-12


IMAC All Conference Players:  Matt Olive, Landon Peterson



IMAC  All Conference Honorable Mentions:  Jon Carland, Chaucer Countryman


Clay Target

Blake's Clay Target Team finished their season at the State Tournament held in Alexandria, MN. The Bears were led by Junior Trace Chute and Senior Grant Winkey as they were the only Bears participating at the Varsity level. Trace finished tied for 51st and Grant finished tied for 237th with over a 1,000 participants. Sophomore Alex Viedma was a star at the JV level finishing tied for 4th place. Bears had a strong showing at the Novice level too. Junior Abby Tutterow led the way finishing tied for 9th while Senior Julia Abraham and her sister Sophomore Bailey Abraham both tied for 19th at the Novice level.


Head Coach:  Jon Van Bergan (1st season)

Boys' Golf

The Blake Bears Golf Team captured their 5th straight IMAC championship this season by going undefeated and winning both rounds of the IMAC tournament. The Bears finished in 3rd place in Section 4AA behind eventual AA State Champion, Holy Family. Senior Max Pihlstrom, and junior Gavin Best both qualified for the AA State Tournament as individuals. Best finished second place in the section with scores of 73-73 and went on to finish tied for eighth place at the state tournament with scores of 78-75.


Head Coach:  Marshall Hoiness (5th Season)

Assistant Coaches: Greg May, Jim Lindsay

Season Record: 5-0


State Tournament Participants:

Gavin Best (11) - Finished T-8

Max Pihlstrom (12) - Finished T-64


IMAC All Conference Players:

Gavin Best (11)

Ben Gelb (12)

Andrew Leslie (11)

Max Pihlstrom (12)

Girls' Golf

The Blake Bears Girls' Golf Team had a great season that was capped off by claiming their first IMAC Championship and their first conference championship since 2002. The girls finished third in Section 4AA as senior Madeline Wethington was able to qualify for the state tournament as an individual. Wethington finished in a tie for 31st place at the AA State Tournament shooting scores of 87-88. 


Head Coach:  Bryan Skavnak (14th Season)

Assistant Coaches: Kelsey Walt

Season Record: 3-1-1


IMAC All Conference Players:

Anna Secor (12)

Audrey Wethington (11)

Madeline Wethington (12)


IMAC  All Conference Honorable Mentions:

Charlotte Morrison (10)

Boys' Lacrosse

The Blake Boys Lacrosse team finished the regular season 8-5 overall and earning the #2 seed in the SectionTournament. Blake would defeat fellow IMAC opponents Providence and Breck before ultimately losing in the Section Finals to Benilde.   Blake won the IMAC Championship for the 5th year in a row.  

Head Coach:  Justin Young

Assistant Coaches:  Evan Hylock, Nick Midboe, Kurt Muchow, and Bobby Nichols

Season Record:   8-5


IMAC All Conference Players:  

Blake Weyerhauser Attack 12 Blake
Levi Hlavic Attack 11 Blake
Mason Wordelman Defense 10 Blake
Gavin McDonough Goalie 12 Blake


IMAC  All Conference Honorable Mentions:

Eli Daniel Midfield 9 Blake
Jackson Hubler Midfield 12 Blake

Girls' Lacrosse

This young Blake Girls Lacrosse team featured no seniors, 1 junior, and a plethora of underclassmen.  The team grew throughout the year.  In the playoffs, the Bears defeated Armstrong and won at Wayzata to reach the Section Finals before losing to Breck in a tight game.  We are excited to get this entire roster back for next season.  

Head Coach:  Sarah Fellows (3rd Season)

Assistant Coaches:  Gary Gregus, Anne Slusser

Season Record:  5-8


IMAC All Conference Players:

Catherine Barry Midfield 10
Kalissa Fruetel Attack 10
Kylie Gage Midfield 10
Brooke Lee Defender 10
Jackie Weyerhauser Midfield 10


IMAC  All Conference Honorable Mentions:

Payton Crosby Defense 10
Eliot Mitchell Midfield 10


Blake Softball earned their first home playoff game in 15 years with a regular season record of 8-5. The Bear's finished runner-up in the IMAC conference. The season was highlighted by Sophomore MaKenna Vavrichek winning IMAC Athlete of the Month honors for her incredible play in April. 


Head Coach:  Jenna Privette (1st season)

Assistant Coaches: Megan Sartor

Season Record: 8-6


IMAC All Conference Players:

MaKenna Vavrichek 10th

Nikki Stabno 10th

Sophia Rohifson 11th

IMAC  All Conference Honorable Mentions:

Lucy Kiernat 12th

Eesha Nagwani 12th

Synchronized Swimming

Blake's Synchronized Swim Team qualified for the State Tournament for the first time in their short history by finishing 3rd in sections. The Section Meet was highlighted with 1st place finishes by Olivia Lentz in the Short Solo and Claire Oh in Short Figures. Synchro also had 3 swimmers finish in 2nd place at sections; Kara Gerads (Long Figures), Solveig Bingham (Long Solo), and Marley Marty (Short Figures).

While advancing to the State Tournament Blake Synchro placed 7th. Kara Gerads had a strong performance in her Long Figures routine with a 3rd place finish.


Head Coach:  Ashley Magnuson

Assistant Coaches: Emma Breyak


All Conference Players:

Solveig Bingham 10th

Kara Gerads 12th

All Conference Honorable Mentions:

Olivia Lentz 12th

Claire Oh 8th

Boys' Tennis

The Blake Boys Tennis team's bid to defend their Class AA State Championship fell short in the Section Finals to rival Edina.  None the less, the team had another great season.   Ranked in the top 5 all season, the Bears had big matches versus Orono, Eastview, Edina, Eagan, and Mounds View -- the eventual State Champions.  


Head Coach:  Ted Warner

Assistant Coaches:  Mike Ach

Season Record:  12-2


IMAC All Conference Players:

Joe Mairs                                                                       

Timo Hemphill

Thomas Jay

Kai Chen

Sujuit Chapuri

Chris Hall

Ben Peterson

Rohan Harle



Track & Field

Blake Girls Track and Field continued their dominance as they won their second straight State Championship (5 total; 2001, 2006, 2012). Senior Robbie Grace led the charge all season as she took home 1st place, at State Tournament, in the long jump and the 400 meters. Freshmen Anisa Thompson was also a State Champion in the 200 meters. Along with winning the State title the Girls also won Section 4A and IMAC Championships. 

Blake Boys Track and Field finished the season on a positive note sending Freshmen Shef West to the State Tournament in the 1600 meters. The Boys as a team placed 5th in the IMAC and 11th in Section 4A. 

Head Coach:  Charlie Cracraft

Assistant Coaches: Maggie Peirson Bowman, Scott Stadem, Andrew Drzewiecki, Samantha Bailey, Geoffrey Fuller, Vince Donahoe, and Joe Xiong


IMAC All Conference Players:

KK Haug 12th - Carly Shoemate 10th - Anisa Thompson 9th - Betsey Fries 10th - Robbie Grace 12th - Jade Dombroski 12th - Sara Gregor 12th

Shef West 10th - Henry Ericson 12th


IMAC  All Conference Honorable Mentions:

Sydney Dorvil 9th - Molly Liston 10th - Cheryl Minde 11th

Luke Sugalski 10th - Nathaniel Ronan 12th


Accolades: Senior Robbie Grace finished in the top 3 for Minnesota's Ms. Track and Field.


Boys' Ultimate Frisbee

The Blake Bears Ultimate Frisbee team finished the year placing 13th in Division I state. They ended the year with a regular season record of 5-2 and took 2nd place in the conference, thus promoting them to Division I. They finished with an overall record of 9-11 after participating in the Hopkins Hustle and State Tournament. The Bears won the Spirit award for the Division I State Tournament, exemplifying the team's competitive, fun and sportsmanship nature.


Head Coach:  Carlos Lopez (3rd Season)

Assistant Coaches: Sam Berglund, Katie Godfrey, Cally Ozello, Tanya Natwick


Season Record: 9-11


All State Coach of the Year: Carlos Lopez

All State 2nd Team: Isaac Gittleman (12)


All Conference:

Isaac Gittleman (12)

Alexandra Koullick (11)

Jing Jing Munson (10)

Sarah Yousha (11)

Carlos Lopez (Head Coach)