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Lucie Bond prepared to take the face-off while her team anxiously watched, waiting for her to make the next move.

Girls hockey faces challenges through team bonding, mask wearing

Lucy Murray, Staff Writer February 26, 2021
The SPA's girls' varsity hockey co-op team has come together with Minnehaha Academy, ending their reign with Visitation.
Fencing coach Sasha guides a student by holding the Foil weapon to demonstrate a movement.

Fencing atheletes reminisce on season highs and lows

Annie Bai, Staff Writer February 26, 2021
The discipline, the mindset, that great feeling of doing your best, that is why the students at Saint Paul Academy and Summit School fence.
9th graders Connor Overgaard and Rishi Bhargava consult after a very marginal victory in the 100 free. Barghava exclaimed

It’s always a good time; nothing can stop Trojan Swim and Dive

Orion Kim, Staff Writer February 25, 2021
One of the COVID-19 protocols is that students must compete at their own pool, and face off against their opponents virtually.
A player rushes towards the puck, ignoring the others following him, hoping to score a goal.

Hockey boys: stereotypes and stigmatization

Kevin Chen, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Hockey is a very fast paced game. The players blitz through the ice, diving and crashing into each other for the puck, charging towards the goalposts, spraying snow as they stop just before ramming into...

Although the gym may seem small to many, the court is as big as outer space to the players when they have to run back and forth over and over again.

Spartan Boys Basketball turns around a slow start mid-season

Hobbs Lillygreen, Staff Writer February 24, 2021
After a late start and early losses, the Spartans have learned how to take pandemic play in stride.
Sophomore Lindsay Browne sets a screen to create an open shot for fellow teammate Naomi Kempcke.

Girls basketball starts season with less players, more challenges

Ali Browne, Staff Writer February 23, 2021
It's a smaller team and a later season, but Spartan Girls Basketball was ready to take the court at their first practice Jan. 4.
Senior John Hall gets warmed up before a team practice.

Nordic team stays connected through inclusive team culture

Eliana Mann, Staff Writer February 22, 2021
The Nordic team has managed this season’s disheartening COVID-19 restrictions by staying positive and maintaining their inclusive and welcoming team culture.
Senior Gabriella Thompson jumps for a rebound with a St. Croix Prep player on her back. Thompson tallied 29 rebounds during the game.

Girls basketball narrowly falls to St. Croix Prep on senior night

Hazel Waltenbaugh, The Rubicon February 22, 2021

Senior night for the girl’s varsity basketball team looked quite different this year. On Friday, February 19, the varsity team played St.Croix Preparatory Academy. Traditionally, senior nights are packed...

I think that having just good, loud, and energetic music gets everyone really hyped up and just in the right mindset for games,” Browne said

[SPORTS SPOTIFY] Mixing in new with old, Girls Basketball scores with two playists

Tommy Verhey, RubicOnline February 21, 2021
The playlist, mostly made up of rap songs, incorporates several different artists like Migos, DaBaby, Big Sean, and many more.

[10 QUESTIONS] Cullen falls for Alpine at “frost” sight

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline February 10, 2021
Junior Sophie Cullen talks about her love for Alpine Skiing and how it has affected her life.
Senior captain Will Schavee faces off against Gentry in a hard fought game.

Boys hockey falls hard to #2 ranked team

Julia Baron, The Rubicon January 24, 2021
Spartan boys hockey lost 13-1 against Gentry Academy in their third game of the season.
The playlist, made up of mostly hip-hop, lets the team get pumped up and ready before games. “The music helps us focus while getting the adrenaline pumping,” Mellin said.

[SPORTS SPOTIFY] Don’t rap up yet; boys basketball is ready to go

Tommy Verhey, RubicOnline January 24, 2021
The boys basketball team finished their last season with a record of 15-9-0 and advanced to the Section 4AA quarterfinals before being ultimately eliminated by Cristo Rey Jesuit. Since then, the team has lost several dominative seniors, putting them in a challenging position at the start of the season.
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