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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

8th grader Igna Wing skis during the section tournament.

Alpine skiers; girls Nordic prepare for state tournament

Will Schavee, RubicOnline March 12, 2021
Players from both the SPA Alpine and Nordic teams were able to get a high enough ranking in their section to qualify for the state tournament.
Skiiers take the lift up to the top of the hill at Buck Hill ski area in Burnsville during the meet.

Culture of Alpine Ski built on co-ed community

Arden Lillemoe, Staff Writer March 9, 2021
Each season is made up of different team members, so each season has its own life of its own. The most common thing I see is first-year members are usually quiet and nearly always come out of their shell by the second season.
Players on boys varsity basketball, hockey test positive for COVID-19

Players on boys varsity basketball, hockey test positive for COVID-19

Sports Shorts March 6, 2021
The Mar. 6 varsity hockey game was canceled; the teams will be in quarantine until Mar. 15.
Seniors Adam Holod, Noah Lindeman, Ivan Starchook, Patrick Hooley, Levi Mellin, Evan Reynolds and Ahmed Umer were all celebrated during a senior night ceremony right after the game.

Boys basketball fights for overtime victory on senior night

Catherine Hooley March 4, 2021

On March 3 the SPA boys varsity basketball team played Math and Science Academy for senior night. The Spartans led throughout most of the first half with the ending the first half with a 26-23 lead....

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 No way after coach tells them Overgaard beat his competitor and teammate by a sligh 0.4 seconds.

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...

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