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While teams are unable to meet in person for practices or workouts, many student athletes have continued to train either by themselves or virtually with teammates.

Athletes prepare for winter season individually and virtually

Alexandra Cardwell, RubicOnline December 4, 2020
Student athletes continue to train, both virtually and individually, for their upcoming winter seasons.
The fencing team gathers around a dining hall table while sharing a banquet dinner.

Teams find unique spins on the classic banquet

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline March 3, 2020
Every team has a team banquet to close out their season, and each team tries to make their's different.
While a large number of fans can be a rare occurrence at sporting events, lots of students turned out to the Dec. 5 hockey game vs. rival Mahtomedi, demonstrating the atmospheric change that student support can bring. Here, Seniors Libby Cohen, Issy Weber and Helen Bartlett are all smiles at the game.

Revive Spartan spirit by supporting student athletes

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline December 6, 2019
Much too often student turnout at sporting events is low, but with greater attendance school spirit can make a comeback.
Senior Sammy Ries sprays snow as she comes to a stop at the bottom of the hill.

Polar vortex changes the course of Alpine ski race

Ellie Nowakowski, Executive Producer Rubicon TV February 3, 2019
Alpine team faces icy slopes and lack of practice following dangerously cold temperatures.
A race timer looks on as a racer completes their run.

Alpine team continues winning streak despite frigid temperatures

Kelby Wittenberg, RubicOnline Editor January 30, 2019
The SPA Alpine team continues to see success during their season, with the girls finishing 1st overall and the boys finishing 2nd overall.
Senior Bailey Donovan skis down a course.

A day in the life: Donovan makes time for skiing

Melissa Nie, RubicOnline Editor December 14, 2018
An avid skier since age three, senior Bailey Donovan’s schedule during the ski season is a busy one.
The Alpine and Nordic ski teams use their differences to grow closer as respective units, despite the good natured animosity they share for each other.

Alpine vs. Nordic Ski rivalry fosters bond between teammates

Henry Burkhardt, Staff Writer December 12, 2018
The rivalry between the Alpine and Nordic Ski teams manifests itself in friendly banter between players from each program, and in turn, strengthens the bond of teammates throughout their seasons.
Senior Tessah Green laughs after her team, Nordic, wins the game of capture the flag.

First snowfall intensifies Alpine and Nordic capture the flag game

Liv Larsen and Annie Bottern November 13, 2018
An annual game of capture the flag between the Alpine and Nordic Ski teams was met with a twist this year as the snow fell on the day of the game.

Intro to Sports: Alpine Skiing

Webster Lehmann, Videographer February 1, 2017
The first installment of the "Into to Sports" video series follows the alpine ski team during practice.
The Varsity Nordic ski team bundles up after the rescheduled Mesabi Meet. “To make sure I don’t freeze I wear lots of warm layers, a buff, and a hat, and hand and toe warmers are a necessity,” junior Nordic skier Dina Moradian said.

Ski teams bundle up for cold temperatures

Jasper Green , The Rubicon Editor January 10, 2017

For student members of the Alpine and Nordic ski teams, the temperature and wind chill are always on the mind. “It sucks to be wearing race suits because the wind goes right through them when you...

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