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ONE IN THE CHAMBER. Captain Max Shaffer reloads his shotgun during a weekly practice. A normal round of trapshooting uses 25 shells.

Trap shooting captain Max Shaffer rises under pressure

Thomas Ferguson, The Rubicon June 2, 2023
Max Shaffer found his way to team captain quickly after realizing his talent.
UNEQUAL VISIBILTY. The captains wall is the center of the fight for visibilty. Club captains are currently not recognized on the captains wall. Athletic Director Taylor Tvedt said, “We just want to make sure the leadership that’s up there is all going through the same process.”

MSHSL sports prioritized over clubs

Amanda Hsu, The Rubicon May 31, 2023
While school recognized sports receive funding and paid coaches, clubs rely on family funding and volunteers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WATCH THE BALL. Sophomore Liam Huddleston looks into the sky for the ball he’s just hit. Huddleston began to run for first base shortly after.

Baseball nearly nabs a win

Frances Matthews, Staff Writer April 17, 2023
A rocky start for the Spartans led to a tight and exciting game against Liberty Classical.
Spartan softball slides to a 7-0 victory over Breck

Spartan softball slides to a 7-0 victory over Breck

Sonia Kharbanda, Staff Writer April 16, 2023
The Spartans softball team are off to a competitive start, notably winning their first home game 7-0 against Breck Apr. 14.
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