The Rubicon

Walz adds new restrictions to stem COVID-19 rise

On October 2, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (joined by Deputy Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education Heather Muller and Minnesota Department of Health Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann) met with high school journalists from around Minnesota for a press conference known as the Governor's Student Press Summit at the Minnesota Department of Revenue in St. Paul, MN. Photo by Nikolas Liepins.
November 20, 2020
The limits include cancellation of high school and college sports for at least four weeks.

[10 QUESTIONS] Ziemer is an aqua-holic for rowing

Junior Griffin Ziemer rows down the Missippi river with some friends.
November 19, 2020
Meet junior Griffin Ziemer, a rowing enthusiast.

Masks now mandated to ensure continuation of SPA winter sports

Seniors Michael Bagnoli, Evan Thissen, Frank Tsiouvaras, and Bobby Verhey participate in a drill while wearing masks.
November 18, 2020
As COVID-19 case numbers have skyrocketed across Minnesota, SPA has made the decision to mandate masks during practices.

Living life day by day; SMB Wolfpack’s 2020 season gets cancelled again

Junior Henry Currie just started playing football and is enjoying the start to his first season.
November 17, 2020
Finishing with a 3-3 record, the SMB Wolfpack has played their final game of the season due to a positive COVID-19 test on the roster.

Boys basketball focuses on season as COVID-19 concerns increase

The boys basketball team started captains practices this past week following COVID guidelines to ensure the season is played.
November 15, 2020
With the cancellation of the football season, case numbers rising, and the school moving back to online; the boys basketball season begins.

SPARKS Swim and Dive adjusts to COVID-19 protocols

Junior Divya Bhargava cheering for a teammate during a meet in 2020.
November 14, 2020
With the Covid-19 pandemic, SPARKS Swim and Dive had to make changes to their season.

SMB Wolfpack takes down Providence in injury-filled game

Wolfpack players rush back to the field after a player gets injured.
November 9, 2020

On Friday Nov 6 The SMB Wolfpack played Providence Academy. The Wolfpack led for the whole game, but in the fourth quarter The Providence Lions made a small comeback making the final score of the game...

[SPORTS SPOTIFY] Girls varsity volleyball ‘sets’ up exciting season

Sophomore Riley Erben said, “My favorite songs from the playlist are Headband by B.o.B and 2Chainz, Going Bad by Meek Mill and Drake, and Power by Kanye, because they all get me really hyped up.”
November 2, 2020
The girls varsity volleyball team created a Spotify playlist at the start of the season to hype-up the team during warm-ups.

Welsh dives all in for 6AA sections: her biggest fear is not diving, but water

Junior KK Welsh shares her diving experience and new conference record. (Submitted by KK Welsh)
October 30, 2020
This week, junior KK Welsh set a new diving record at a meet against Harding.

Johnson sidelined for season with injury, remains optimistic about season

Sidelined quarterback Charlie Johnson observes practice with coaches. He still serves as captain of the team, even though his injury prevents him from playing: “My role has changed as a player but not a leader. Being a captain of the team I am helping all of our guys prepare as well as talking and game-planning with coaches, I am still every part of this team just as I was before, now the only difference is I cant suit up and put the pads on every Friday night,” Johnson said.
October 29, 2020
Although junior Charlie Johnson is out for the season with two broken fingers, he remains in high spirits and looks forward to next season.

Football without fans: how players are adapting

Junior Judah Thomas launches the ball into the air for a reception.
October 29, 2020

The football season for SMB wolfpack has resumed under strict COVID-19 regulations. Like most sports amid COVID-19, fans at home games have been limited to 2-3 fans per player, leaving the stands pretty...

Fall seasons wrap up amid pandemic changes

Sports seasons have been altered and shifted at every turn during their 2020 fall seasons.
October 26, 2020
Sports seasons have been altered and shifted at every turn during their 2020 fall seasons. However, most sports are still having sections, and all of them are currently wrapping up their seasons. 
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