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Blake Athletics Memo | 12/16 Winter Sports Update

By Blake Athletic Department 12/16/2020, 3:00pm CST

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Blake Athletics Memo | 12/16 Winter Sports Update

Winter Sports | Nov 23 Update

By Blake Athletic Department 11/23/2020, 2:15pm CST

Update on Winter Sports

2020 Fall Season Summaries

By Athletic Office 11/02/2020, 10:30am CST

In this most unusual fall athletic season, the Blake Bears were able to have successful, and complete, seasons in all of the sports. The pandemic led to the Minnesota State High School League shortening the seasons and reducing the number of competitions. However, the Bears were determined to overcome all adversity and put their best paws forward. Go Bears!

GIRLS TENNIS

Another outstanding season for the girls’ tennis team who are in the midst of a dynasty. Only the pandemic could negate them from going for a sixth state title in a row. The team finished with a 12-1 overall record, won the IMAC and the Section 5A tournament.

Head Coach:  Mike Ach

Assistant Coaches:  Ted Warner, Victoria Bravo

Season Record:  12-1

IMAC Final Standing:  5-0, Conference Champions

IMAC All Conference Players: Sonia Baig (12), Bella Suk (11), Allyson Jay (10), Nana Vang (9), Annabelle Swigert (11)

IMAC  All Conference Honorable Mentions:  Ellie Nixon (10), Nina Bush (11), Catherine Barry (12)

BOYS SOCCER

The boys’ soccer team had a terrific season finishing with a record of 9-3-2 and earning second place in both the conference and Section 5A. 

Head Coach: Tamba Johnson
Assistant Coach: Aaron Payne and Dave Shapiro

IMAC All Conference: Keegan James (12), Benji Pomonis (12), Jake Shapiro (12), Matthew Carlson (12), Jackson Lagos (11)

IMAC All Conference Honorable Mention: Aksel Reid (12), Karsten Farris (11)

ALL STATE: Keegan James and Jackson Lagos

GIRLS SOCCER

The girls also had an awesome season by winning the IMAC conference, taking second in Section 5A and finishing with a 10-3-1 record.

Head Coach: Kelsey Hans 

Assistant Coach: Paul Armstrong

IMAC All Conference: Cate Moe (12), Carly Showmate (11), Elle Sovell (10), Kyra Reese (12), Bailey Abraham (12)

IMAC All Conference Honorable Mention: Amelia Reyes (12) Rachel Winkey (12)

ALL STATE: Cate Moe

GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING

The swim and dive team finished 3rd in the Section Swim Meet out of 10 teams.  Highlights included two new team records by Carly Bixby and a 1st place 200 Free Relay team consisting of Hannah Sweet, Carly Bixby, Molly Seidel, and Sophia Sznewajs.

Head Coach: Luke Johnson

Assistant Coaches: Christy Wagner, Sophie Wallock

Dive Coach: Brandon Pearson

CROSS COUNTRY

This was a really strong season for the Cross Country program. They hosted a meet on campus for the first time in school history and then hosted another meet as well. The girls' team won the IMAC championship and the boy’s finished second.

Head Coaches: Maggie Bowman and John Shelp 

Assistant Coach: Geoff Fuller

IMAC Standings: Girls 1st &  Boys 2nd

IMAC All Conference: Jackie Weyerhaeuser (12th), Molly Liston (11th), Caroline Pollock (10th), Shef West (11th), Ian Acheson (11th)

IMAC All Conference Honorable Mention: Ainsley Pflaum (8th) Will Eckes (9th)