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Junior Judah Thomas launches the ball into the air for a reception.

In the midst of a pandemic, there were mythical state champions

Elizabeth Trevathan, Director of RubicOnline December 10, 2020
Because of the cancellation of all sports in Minnesota, the high school football season was abruptly ended, forcing press organizations to crown "mythical" champions
Junior Divya Bhargava cheering for a teammate during a meet in 2020.

SPARKS Swim and Dive adjusts to COVID-19 protocols

Noor Christava, Staff Writer November 14, 2020
With the Covid-19 pandemic, SPARKS Swim and Dive had to make changes to their season.
Wolfpack players rush back to the field after a player gets injured.

SMB Wolfpack takes down Providence in injury-filled game

Catherine Hooley, The Rubicon November 9, 2020

On Friday Nov 6 The SMB Wolfpack played Providence Academy. The Wolfpack led for the whole game, but in the fourth quarter The Providence Lions made a small comeback making the final score of the game...

Sophomore Riley Erben said, “My favorite songs from the playlist are Headband by B.o.B and 2Chainz, Going Bad by Meek Mill and Drake, and Power by Kanye, because they all get me really hyped up.”

[SPORTS SPOTIFY] Girls varsity volleyball ‘sets’ up exciting season

Tommy Verhey, RubicOnline November 2, 2020
The girls varsity volleyball team created a Spotify playlist at the start of the season to hype-up the team during warm-ups.
Junior KK Welsh shares her diving experience and new conference record. (Submitted by KK Welsh)

Welsh dives all in for 6AA sections: her biggest fear is not diving, but water

Elle Chen, Production Manager October 30, 2020
This week, junior KK Welsh set a new diving record at a meet against Harding.
Junior Judah Thomas launches the ball into the air for a reception.

Football without fans: how players are adapting

Hazel Waltenbaugh, The Rubicon October 29, 2020

The football season for SMB wolfpack has resumed under strict COVID-19 regulations. Like most sports amid COVID-19, fans at home games have been limited to 2-3 fans per player, leaving the stands pretty...

Sports seasons have been altered and shifted at every turn during their 2020 fall seasons.

Fall seasons wrap up amid pandemic changes

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. 
The volleyball team played Minnehaha Academy on Wednesday in an empty gym.

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.
Soccer, tennis, and cross country will participate in their respective section tournaments in the next few weeks, marking an end to the season.

Section tournament updates, guidelines released by MSHSL

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.
10 girls, 9 boys qualify for Cross Country section tournament

10 girls, 9 boys qualify for Cross Country section tournament

Sports Shorts October 13, 2020
Section 4A races take place today at Highland Park Golf Course.
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Sports adjust practice, play for COVID-19 restrictions

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...

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

Boys’ soccer loses hard fought battle to Blake

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...

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