The Rubicon

Revive Spartan spirit by supporting student athletes

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.

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.

Trojans fight hard during swim meet, take third place

Aidan Alme, a student from Highland Park High School, sweeps the water out of his way to catch his breath.

Sharee Roman, Photographer

January 23, 2018

On Jan. 22 at the Edina Middle School, the Trojans Boys Swimming and Diving Team received 3rd place.

Trojans Boys’ Swim team earns fifth place

Trojans Boys' Swim team earns fifth place

Amodhya Samarakoon, RubicOnline Creative Design Manager

January 22, 2017

The Trojan Boys Swim team, a combination of St. Paul Academy and Summit School and Highland students, competed On Jan. 21 and received fifth place overall.

All in (the water): TROJAN Swim Team Mindset

Sophomore Karsten Runquist does the butterfly stroke at the Jan. 24 meet at Humboldt. “... we all got into the locker room and start screaming as loud as we could to get pumped up,” freshman Matt Suzuki said.

Javier Whitaker-Castaneda, Staff Writer

March 25, 2014

Having a population of only four in the Upper School community, little is known about the rare specimen: the Trojan swim team. Before, they blended into the other species of students, but now they are easily identifiable due to their unique coat of hair, or rather, lack thereof. In order to prosper in...

Winter Sports Preview: Boy’s Swimming and Diving looks forward to season with good spirits

Sophomores Karsten Ruinquist and Sam Matenaer are excited for this season, “we have a small team that is pretty young, but we still have pretty strong swimmers. We have a new coach this year and we’re excited to be able to work with her,

John Wilhelm and Thomas Toghramadjian

November 22, 2013

Coming off of a successful season, the SPA-Highland cooperative boys swimming team has set a high bar for this year. Three swimmers, including SPA sophomores Karsten Runquist and Sam Matenaer, qualified for the state competition. Runquist and Matenaer advanced to the section semifinals, and the team...