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

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.
LOOK OUT. A Mound Westonka player struggles to stay on his feet with the Blackhawks defense applying pressure.

[PHOTO STORY] Boys lacrosse topples Mound Westonka in decisive win

Eliana Mann, RubicOnline May 14, 2023
The Blackhawks scored 20 goals on Saturday night for their seventh win.
Concentration is key. Freshman Bennett Sauer focuses on the ball as he swings and hits it back to Freshman Allan Wang.

Mastering the Paddle: SPA Ping Pong Tournament

Zadie Martin, RubicOnline May 11, 2023
PADDLE BATTLE. On May 8, the table tennis players gather in lower schilling to battle for a ten-dollar Caribou gift card. Ultimately, the winner was freshman Johnny Rog.
CHASE, PULL BACK, SWING. Junior Sandro Fusco tracks the trajectory of the ball before aiming a smash aim down the court.

Spartans tennis take home another win against the Mustangs

Rita Li, RubicOnline May 9, 2023
On Apr.18th, as spring immerses itself into summer for a brief week with the 80° weather. On the same day, the boys tennis team brought home another victory against Breck High School. The Spartans took a 6:1 win against Mustang at a home match.
CHEERFUL REJOICE. Senior Dev Kharbanda and seventh grader Caleb Colton high-fives each other joyfully after a successful match at Wayzata High School. “I was feeling pretty nervous because it was my first varsity match, and I hadnt known I was playing until I was picked up from school.” Said Caleb. “During the match I just tried to stay as positive as I could.”

Spartan tennis goes into season with State on their mind

Zimo Xie, Staff Writer May 1, 2023
United by their work ethic, skills and love for the game, the Spartans have become more than just a team.
STAYING WARM Spartans Softball team jogs to the fence and back between innings in their game against Breck Apr. 14. This was the teams second game of the season putting them at a record of 2-1-0  Junior Poppy Ploen says “Im really looking forward to seeing how our team performs because we are significantly stronger than we have been in some of our past years”

Softball thrives under second-year co-op

Nora McKoy, Staff Writer April 29, 2023
In the second year of their co-op with Great River and Twin Cities Academy, the Spartans are hopeful for the season ahead.
Who’s gonna get it? Four ultimate players chase after the frisbee. Spartan Ultimate practice was moved outside to Edgcumbe Rec Center Apr. 10, which allowed more space for the team to run free. “Official practice is at the Goodrich gym, which does not fit 30 people,” Theo Bonin, pictured far right, said.

Ultimate frisbee hopes to make it official

Greyson Sale, Staff Writer April 28, 2023
Ultimate frisbee remains an unofficial sport despite high numbers and competition success.
STEALING THE BALL. Evy Sachs attempts to take the ball from Nora Mckoy. During a defense drill, the team was practicing getting up close to the other players. “Run Nora run,” one of their teammates shouted.

Spartan Lacrosse captains make co-op work

Nora Seifert, RubicOnline April 28, 2023
Swing player Franny Wagner joined the team this year: “[Captains] made sure I was included and were very nice even though I was very bad at lacrosse."
SLIDING SUCCESS. Eighth grader, Charlie Zakaib dives for the base before his teammate catches the baseball. This was Charlie’s third slide and his pants were completely covered in the dirt.

Spartan Baseball: a cohesive and ambitious team

Shefali Meagher, Staff Writer April 27, 2023
The Spartan Baseball team is a close knit group, trying to surpass their achievements from last season.
PREDICTIVE POINTING: Head coach Angie Kritta points out the bumps in the turf that the players need to watch out for during their afterschool practice on Apr.11. Team members listened intently while Kritta explained how to use the unevenness of the ground to their advantage. “We were looking for the angle of the putt,” Freshman Millie Farrington explained.

Girls golf grows in number and talent

Amanda Hsu, Staff Writer April 26, 2023
The girls golf team kicks off their season with an influx of new players and new talent compared to their much smaller team last year.
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