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Fall seasons wrap up amid pandemic changes

Senior Michael Bagnoli dribbles the ball.

Maren Ostrem, Managing Editor

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. 

Volleyball falls to Minnehaha, adjusts to COVID-19

Volleyball falls to Minnehaha, adjusts to COVID-19

Liv Larsen, RubicOnline

October 23, 2020

The volleyball team played Minnehaha Academy on Wednesday with several adjustments as a precaution against COVID-19 including face masks and no spectators.

Section tournament updates, guidelines released by MSHSL

Senior defender Anthony Chen warms up following COVID-19 protocols.

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline

October 14, 2020

The section tournament for each fall sport will begin in the coming weeks, and COVID-19 restrictions and protocols will continue to make an impact.

Sports adjust practice, play for COVID-19 restrictions

Audrey Senaratna steps forward, acknowledging herself to her opponent during line ups, a time when tennis players would usually introduce themselves by shaking their opponent's hand.

Elizabeth Trevathan, Director of RubicOnline

October 1, 2020

Hybrid learning began Sept. 29, and while numerous changes were made by both the Athletic Department and Minnesota State High School League before sports started on Aug. 17, even more policies have been put in place to ensure the athletes' safety and the community alike. While there are no significant...

Boys’ soccer loses hard fought battle to Blake

Junior Jack Hlavka heads the ball into Blake's goalie's hands.

Hazel Waltenbaugh, The Rubicon

September 26, 2020

SPA boys’ varsity soccer team played Blake on Tuesday night, Sept 22, at The Blake school. The beginning of the first half was evenly matched, as the ball was distributed pretty evenly among the two teams. Blake, however, managed to score two goals within the last ten minutes of the first half, leaving...

[10 QUESTIONS] Larson’s a keeper for soccer

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Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline

September 24, 2020

Leonard Larson has been playing soccer since he was 3 and has never stopped since.

GVS plays Mounds Park Academy in scoreless match at home

Even through the pandemic, many senior night traditions remain the same. One of them being big print out heads.

Catherine Hooley, The Rubicon

September 16, 2020

Girls soccer ended senior night 0-0.

What fall captains practices could look like

SPA boys varsity soccer in a team huddle on September 14, 2019, vs Providence Academy.

Hazel Waltenbaugh, The Rubicon

May 26, 2020

With the 2020-21 fall school year up in the air, captains practices remain as something teams can only hope for

SMB Wolfpack heads to Prep Bowl for second year in a row

Jalen Suggs running through the defense

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline

November 22, 2019

After an undefeated season, SMB Wolfpack prepares to take on Rocori.

Wolfpack win thriller against Benilde to return to state

Senior quarterback Jalen Suggs (1) looks at senior wide receiver Terry Lockett's (3) matchup. The pair connected for three touchdowns in a 36-30 win for the Wolfpack.

Bobby Verhey, Social Media Manager

November 4, 2019

The defending state champion SMB Wolfpack defeated the Benilde-St Maragaret's Red Knights 36-30 in a thrilling back-and-forth game to make it back to the state tournament.