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How do you take team photos during COVID? You assemble them.

Sports Shorts June 7, 2021
Spring team photos can be seen in the gallery of this story.
Ziemer at a recent rowing race.

Ziemer heads for rowing nationals

Henry Burkhardt, RubicOnine June 4, 2021
“I’ve really enjoyed meeting other people through the sport, I’ve met so many other kids from different backgrounds,” Ziemer said, “It’s nice to have so many connections outside of just school.”
O’Brien plays on both the JV and varsity lacrosse teams, two quarters on JV and four on varsity. “ I enjoy getting to play for both teams since more playing time equals more time to improve and better your technique along with meet[ing] people from both of the teams,” O’Brien said.

Jack O’Brien talks Blackhawks wins and losses

Lucy Murray, Staff Writer June 3, 2021
Sophomore Jack O'Brien and the Blackhawks team just finished the season.
 Moore shifts into a lunge to get ready for a backhand volley.

[PHOTO GALLERY] Spartan tennis plays in 4A tournament

Nikolas Liepins, The Rubicon June 2, 2021
The Spartans hosted the tournament at home on June 1.
Ninth-grader John Christakos slides onto home base as dust flies around him. Christakos has stepped up for the team, even as a new player, having played in nine games so far this season.

[PHOTO GALLERY] Spartan baseball defeats Minnehaha

Nikolas Liepins, The Rubicon June 2, 2021
Their final regular season game is tonight v. St. Croix Academy at Barkers Alps Park, 4:30 p.m.
Bikes and scooters are back for on the spot rental, making summer exercise in the Twin Cities even easier.

Summer exercise provides beneficial activity to daily schedule

Hazel Waltenbaugh, The Rubicon June 1, 2021
Summer break can be a good time to relax, leaving school work, often sports, and other responsibilities on pause.
US Athletics director announces new head coaches

US Athletics director announces new head coaches

Sports Shorts May 25, 2021
Ben Horsch is taking over as head of the boys hockey program and Paul Armstrong will head the girls soccer program.
Senior Erin Magnuson cradles the ball during an away game. “I got into both [sports] because my parents played. My mom played lacrosse and suggested [that I] try it, and my dad played hockey, so both my sister and I tried it [too]. I love the intensity of sports and the feeling of accomplishment when I do something well or reach a goal I have set for myself, which is why I really enjoy playing,” Magnuson said.

Senior Erin Magnuson named 2021 Athena award winner

Ali Browne, RubicOnline May 17, 2021
“Sports have made me competitive and driven and have definitely shaped my personality and who I am today,” Magnuson said.
The Visitation team defends their goal as St. Croix Prep prepares to score their 3rd goal.

Girls varsity lacrosse wins 16-6 against St. Croix Prep

Lucy Murray, RubicOnline May 14, 2021
Their next game will be played at Visitation at 10:30 a.m. May 15.
Griffin Moore after winning the world championship for his division.

[10 QUESTIONS] Moore talks dedication and love of equestrian saddleseat

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline May 12, 2021
Junior Griffin Moore talks about his love for riding and his accomplishments so far.
“My favorite songs on the playlist are Sunset by A-Sho and Lucky Rose, and Cold Ain’t for me by Oceans,” said freshman Henry Choi.

[SPORTS SPOTIFY] Boys Varsity Tennis ‘aces’ playlist

Tommy Verhey, RubicOnline May 12, 2021
The boys tennis team has used their Spotify playlist to get hyped up before their games, leading the team to a 5-2 record halfway through the season.
Sophomore Solvej Eversoll goes up for a block during a club volleyball game. “Over the summer I plan to help out more at more of the fifth-grade clinics and there may be a camp that SPA is running and if so I hope to volunteer,” she said.

[COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT] Eversoll follows volleyball passion through volunteering

Ivy Raya, RubicOnline May 9, 2021
Sophomore Solvej Eversoll volunteered to coach volleyball this fall and is planning to continue this endeavor this summer to follow her passion of volleyball.
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