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The Rubicon

Fencing posts solid results at state, boys take home 1st overall

Fencing posts solid results at state, boys take home 1st overall

Kelby Wittenberg, RubicOnline Editor

February 27, 2019

The SPA fencing team placed 1st overall for boys' team in the state while the girls' team placed 3rd.

Teams create lifelong memories on off-campus trips

Teams create lifelong memories on off-campus trips

Jasper Green, The Rubicon Editor

February 16, 2018

Overnight trips help teams bond together in a more in depth way.

Fencing men’s foil victorious

Fencing men’s foil victorious

Kelby Wittenberg, Chief Visual Editor

February 8, 2018

Men's foil emerges victorious while epee and sabre suffer defeat.

Fencing hopes to create new team traditions

Fencing hopes to create new team traditions

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor

December 2, 2017

New challenges arrive as the fencing team gains different coaches.

Fencing captain Sabrina Rucker looks forward to season

Fencing captain Sabrina Rucker looks forward to season

Tristan Hitchens-Brookins, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

One of the fencing captains Sabrina Rucker lets students know about the fencing season this year.

Intro to Sports: Fencing

Webster Lehmann and Ellie Findell

March 7, 2017

Foil captain Drew O'Hern and junior Lark Smith provide insight on the SPA fencing team.

Small numbers allow teams to form close relationships

Small numbers allow teams to form close relationships

Jasper Green, The Rubicon Editor

November 4, 2016

Fencer Emilia Topp-Johnson, swimmer Matt Suzuki, and Riley Tietel of the Trap Team reflect on the dynamics of their small teams.

Fencing team embraces members from grades 6-12

Fencing team  embraces  members from grades 6-12

Clare Tipler, News Editor

December 1, 2014

The Fencing season lunges into action this winter at St. Paul Academy and Summit School with a new coach and high hopes. Fencing is a unique sport at SPA with participants ranging from grades 6-12 with varying skill levels, but the Varsity team has been very successful in the past, going to State almost...

Spartan fencing finishes season strong

Spartan fencing  finishes season strong

Diane Huang, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014

It seems that the fencing team’s season has ended rather quietly, despite their immense achievements. On Feb. 22 and 23, the men’s fencing team got first overall in the state, and the women’s team got second place. “We have a very good fencing team, especially when you consider the fact that...

Winter Sports Preview: Fencing rebuilds under legacy of graduated members

Winter Sports Preview: Fencing rebuilds under legacy of graduated members

John Wilhelm and Tommy Toghramadjian

November 29, 2013

Not much hurts a high school sports team more than graduating some of its best seniors every year--and that hits particularly hard for Spartan fencing for 2013. Having lost all three captains [all three of whom were consistent state finalists] and multiple more seniors, “This year will definitely b...

Spartan Fencers dominate competition

Spartan Fencers dominate competition

Tommy Toghramadjian, News Editor

March 11, 2013

As the last minute of the period ticked away, senior Marie Siliciano fought hard to stay alive. In the final round of the prestigious Midwest Fencing Tournament in Indiana, her opponent had fourteen hits on her, needing only one more to win the bout. Forcing herself to slow the pace dictated by her ag...

Fencers parry their way to strong showing

Fencers parry their way to strong showing

Ellie Fuelling, A&E Editor

February 25, 2013

Congratulations to the Spartan fencing team! In a two day fencing state tournament, senior Francesco DiCaprio took first place overall in Men's Epee, senior Marie Siliciano took second in Women's Epee, and senior Peter Driscoll took fourth in Men's Foil. On Saturday, fencers competed individually, and...