The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

GOOD JOB. Captain Mikkel Rawdon goes in for a hug after freshman John Grimsrud makes his first basket of the game. “It felt good for this one to go in with everyone cheering” Grimsrud said.

Spartans win section semi final, compete in finals tonight

Clara Ann Bagnoli, The Rubicon March 15, 2024
The Spartans won the section semi final on Tuesday and will face Minnehaha Academy tonight for a chance to move on to the state tournament.
EN GARDE. Senior Maik Nguyen gets into position to fence his first round in Junior Mens Épée in the large gym as his friends watches from the sidelines.

SPA hosts fencing state tournament

Zimo Xie, RubicOnline March 10, 2024
The exciting event held 11 different schools and 257 athletes, amongst them was 30 Spartan fencers.
SHARP SHOOTER. Captain Mikkel Rawdon prepares to pass during a game at the Target Center. Rawdon has tallied a high number of points during his two years playing for varsity.

The “trifecta” is completed: Mikkel Rawdon reaches 1,000 points

Siri Pattison, RubicOnline March 6, 2024
Ethan Carter, Tysen Hayes, Mikkel Rawdon. All three have now scored 1,000 points during their varsity careers.
How do winter athletes stay healthy?

How do winter athletes stay healthy?

Sonia Kharbanda, The Rubicon March 5, 2024
Everyone has different habits, but they all share similar care for their health.
RELAY. Senior Connor Overgaard begins the first leg of the 200 medley relay with backstroke. Im proud of this relay, he said.

Bhargava and Overgaard compete at state following a record-breaking performance at sections

Clara McKoy, Director of RubicOnline March 3, 2024
The duo, along with two other teammates from Highland, swam 1:39.65, breaking the previous record of 1:40.83.
CHEER SQUAD. The Spartans huddle up, celebrating a point, as classmates cheer on by the side.

Spartans victorious in heated section semifinal against rival Scots

Thomas Chen, RubicOnline February 29, 2024
A controversial second point from Ethan Peltier caused aggression from athletes and spectators alike.
EYES ON THE PRIZE. Hayes dodges the other teams players while running to make a shot.

Tysen Hayes becomes second to hit 1,000

Mariam Malik, Social Media Manager February 28, 2024
Though a majoriy of Hayes' 1,000 points were earned through hard work, he attributes his success to his team and works to set a positive environment as a captain.
SHOOTING MY SHOT. Captain Ethan Carter shoots a free throw during the game at the Target Center. He had recently earned 1000 total career points.

Ethan Carter crosses 1,000 points

Johanna Pierach, The Rubicon February 26, 2024
Carter has held a love for basketball since he was a young kid, and it has culminated into this achievement.
STRIVE FOR SUCCESS. Junior Finn Cox feels he has contributed greatly to the Trojans success this year. “This year, while not a captain, I began taking a stronger part in the team, consistently winning races in whatever our team lacked depth in,” he said. (Fair Use Image: SPA Smugmug)

Cox prides himself on versatility in the pool

Annie Zhang, The Rubicon February 21, 2024
Cox can swim in any event, which is a great asset for the Trojan Swim and Dive team.
DREAM TEAM. Relay team of junior Inga Wing and freshman Eleanor Mody ski side by side at the state Nordic meet. The team qualified for state with their relay getting first in sections. Mody said, “It made me happy to see the season finally come together.” SUBMITTED PHOTO: Inga Wing

Nordic glides to state despite poor training conditions all season

Annika Kim, Illustrator February 17, 2024
The warm winter has made training for nordic difficult, but the team found alternative ways to train, helping them qualify for state
PASS THE PUCK. Captain Charlotte Goings waits for a teammate to pass to her. Goings scored 20 points this season, counting both goals and assists, and she was the only player on the Metro-South Phoenix Hockey team this year to reach 100 points.

100 Career points for Goings

Orion Kim, co-Editor in Chief February 12, 2024
On Feb. 10, Charlotte Goings reached the rare achievement of 100 points in her high school career.
SIMULTANEOUS TOUCH. Sophomore Rowan Moore and Minnetonkas Ciara Grad landed attacks on each other at the same time. The referee decided not to award a point to either of them.

Fencing invitational fosters both community and competition

Clara Ann Bagnoli and Lani Ngonethong February 8, 2024
Spartan athletes and volunteers ensured a successful and exciting tournament.
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