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STREAMLINED. Coleman soars into the water with her technical reverse dive tuck. Her inward dive pike earned the highest score of the six she competed, with a net score of 18.5. She left the meet reminding herself that “I’ll have on and off days,” she said.

Coleman battles through Laker Invitational, determined to turn the season around

Clara McKoy, RubicOnline September 21, 2023
The sole diver on the Sparks Swim and Dive team, Avi Coleman, finds herself in umarked territory, challenging herself with new and difficult dives.
A tense game against Rochester Lourdes ends in stalemate for boys soccer

A tense game against Rochester Lourdes ends in stalemate for boys soccer

Nora McKoy, RubicOnline September 20, 2023
Boys Varsity Soccer had their third game of the week in a close match agaisnt even matched Rochester Lourdes.
COACH TO COACH. Schmitz converses with fellow coach Robert Donnelly.


Submitted by Sophie Schmitz

Cross country coach Sophie Schmitz finds new ways to love running through coaching

Lani Ngonethong, RubicOnline September 18, 2023
After the abrupt end of her collegiate career, Sophie Schmitz pursued new endeavors in dentistry, while still trying to nurture her love for cross country.
HERE WE COME. Both teams charge at each other either trying to make their way through or stop the other team from moving forward.

SMB Wolfpack comes up short to South St. Paul’s comeback win

Thomas Chen, RubicOnline September 11, 2023
The 27-32 loss is the Wolfpack's second of the season, but the games ahead offer chances for improvement.
RACKET FIVE. Junior Liza Thomas and Senior Lucy Shaffer bump rackets to congratulate each other after scoring a point.

Girls tennis battles rival Providence in neck to neck showdown

Zimo Xie, RubicOnline September 10, 2023
The two teams were tied right until the very last match.
OVERCOME. Junior Dylan Bump has faced many mental obstacles as the backup goalkeeper for the boys varsity soccer team. “One of the hardest things I faced was thinking I wasnt able to compete on a varsity team or at that level,” he said.

Bump beats mental barriers to help Spartan soccer beat opponents

Annie Zhang, The Rubicon September 6, 2023
Backup goalkeeper Dylan Bump has learned many lessons in perseverance.
ONE IN THE CHAMBER. Captain Max Shaffer reloads his shotgun during a weekly practice. A normal round of trapshooting uses 25 shells.

Trap shooting captain Max Shaffer rises under pressure

Thomas Ferguson, The Rubicon June 2, 2023
Max Shaffer found his way to team captain quickly after realizing his talent.
Toddler Nikola Barkwell practices waterskiing on her lawn before she learned on the water.

Seniors bring sports from childhood to adulthood

Orion Kim, Co-Editor in Chief June 1, 2023
Four seniors, Nikola Barkwell, Cooper Bollinger-Danielson, Alexandra Cardwell, and Simon Assefa continue playing the sports they've played since childhood.
UNEQUAL VISIBILTY. The captains wall is the center of the fight for visibilty. Club captains are currently not recognized on the captains wall. Athletic Director Taylor Tvedt said, “We just want to make sure the leadership that’s up there is all going through the same process.”

MSHSL sports prioritized over clubs

Amanda Hsu, The Rubicon May 31, 2023
While school recognized sports receive funding and paid coaches, clubs rely on family funding and volunteers.
ASSEFA ASSISTS, CHEN SCORES. Got my guy Aaron Lindeman throwing it to me, and Ben Chen in the end zone. I know they are two guys I could trust  whenever they have the disk, so its great to get some momentum, senior Simon Assefa said.

Spartan ultimate confronts the Edina hornets

Rita Li, RubicOnline May 26, 2023
The Spartans fell 7-14, but the game reflected their spirit and willingness to improve.
BE READY. Ezra Cunningham prepares to throw a pitch to Minnehaha at the beginning of the game. He was the Spartan pitcher for a large amount of the game.

Baseball takes a rough loss at CHS Field

Andrew Lipinsky, Staff Writer May 24, 2023
Spartan Baseball defeated by rival Minnehaha Academy with a score of 7-5.
SPEED AND PRECISION. Giles maneuvers through the gates during a race. If you manage to make it down the first run, its a good boost of confidence for the second one, he said.

Giles tests his speed and determination with club alpine skiing

Siri Pattison, RubicOnline May 16, 2023
Junior Henry Giles competes internationally for alpine skiing, but not without challenges.
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