The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

FOCUS. Hazel McCarthy plays as a defender during the fall soccer season. Playing club soccer over the summer helps prepare [me] for school soccer,” she said.

What do student-athletes do during the summer to prepare for school sports?

Audrey Jansen, RubicOnline June 10, 2024
Summer training can be very important for student-athlete success.
SHOW SKIING. Adele Gjerde started show skiing practices on Monday. Show skiing is a competitive water sport with jumps, pyramids, and other impressive stunts. “I really like how team-building it is because [for] our pyramids, I have to trust everybody beneath me and they have to trust everybody above them,” Gjerde said. Photo submitted by Adele Gjerde.

Welcome summer: Adele Gjerde gears up for the waterskiing season

Greyson Sale, Production Manager May 31, 2024
Adele Gjerde, a water skiier with the Twin Cities River Rats, explains her fervor for the 2024 competitive season. She looks forward to team building and exhilarating stunts that constitute the unique aspects of water skiing.
FIGHT ‘TIL VICTORY. The spartans boys tennis team is ready to fight in the state tournament. The boys tennis team have been the reigning state champion for the last two years.

Road to state: can the Boys’ Varsity Tennis team accomplish a three peat?

Peter Lipinsky, RubicOnline May 23, 2024
The mentality that the captains have instilled into this team is that the goal is to win the tournament but to not get too cocky along the way. This is important because the three-peat is far from guaranteed.
GAME TIME. The games first faceoff, with sophomore Dia Chaney, after gaining possession for the Spartans.

Girls lacrosse falls 17-4 to Blake, aims to turn season around

Juan Miguel Adams, Managing Editor May 20, 2024
Despite the less than ideal result, the Spartans had some exciting moments throughout the game.
SNOW BOUNDARIES. Nordic skiier Helen Townley believes coed practice offers something unique: “I like that you get to train with everyone, not just one gender.” (Reprinted with permission: Maija Norwood Photography)

The female experience in co-ed sports

Lucy Thomas, RubicOnline May 17, 2024
Coed sports elicit mutual respect, challenge gender norms, and allow for bigger sports teams within a small school.
CELEBRATION. Freshman Erik Bjorgvinsson hypes up his teammate, senior Orion Kim, to celebrate.
Photo submitted by Erik Bjorgvinsson

The influence of club sports in student athletics

Murphy Miltner, RubicOnline May 15, 2024
Outside of school athletics, many athletes decide to play in clubs looking to find more opportunities. Erik Bjorgvinsson and Caden Burns share their experiences.
Freshman Adem Rivers, practicing his short game at University of Minnesota Driving Range.

Golf Captain Peltier brings leadership, pride to growing team

Soren Johnson, Staff Writer May 14, 2024
Boys golf plays against Minnehaha Academy today at 3:30 p.m. at White Bear Lake Yacht Club.
IN PURSUIT. A Roseville player chases after a Blackhawks player trying to get the ball.

JV Blackhawks Lacrosse loses close game to Roseville

Andrew Lipinsky, RubicOnline May 13, 2024
The next Blackhawks game is Wednesday at 5 p.m.
THE PRESSURE IS ON. Mckinley Garner guards Kieran Monahan, forcing one direction as he counts down the seconds Monahan has left to throw.

Spartan Ultimate glides through season with exceptional spirit

Lina Abid, Staff Writer May 7, 2024
There's no shame in this game. Spartan Ultimate Frisbee maintains a supportive community throughout the season, no doubt contributing to their success.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. Elizabeth Tuttle practices for her next meet by leaping over the hurdles. Last year, Elizabeth qualified for state after she finished in second place in the 100m and the 300m hurdles.

There is no “I” in Track

Peter Lipinsky, Staff Writer May 6, 2024
Spartans Track and Field emphasizes being a good teammate rather than being great individually.
SWUNG. Peony Steele watches for her ball as she tees off on the the fourth tee.

Girls golf season is teeing off

Audrey Peltier, Staff Writer May 6, 2024
The girls golf team faces challenges with finding open courses.

Spartan Ultimate glides through season with exceptional spirit

Lina Abid, Staff Writer May 5, 2024

Stall 1...Stall 2…Stall 3… The thrower must throw the disc before their mark counts stall 10. Imagine: Stall 4… the disc is thrown. It slices through the air. It makes contact with a sweaty...

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