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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.

Behind the scenes at SPA fencing meet

Henry Burkhardt and Bobby Verhey February 29, 2020

Bobby Verhey interviews members of the SPA fencing team during their competition on Feb. 23.

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.
Fencing posts solid results at state, boys take home 1st overall

Fencing posts solid results at state, boys take home 1st overall

Kelby Wittenberg, RubicOnline Editor February 27, 2019
The SPA fencing team placed 1st overall for boys' team in the state while the girls' team placed 3rd.
SAY CHEESE. The Nordic team poses after their training at Maplelag Resort in Callaway, Minnesota.

Teams create lifelong memories on off-campus trips

Jasper Green, The Rubicon Editor February 16, 2018
Overnight trips help teams bond together in a more in depth way.
Senior Michael Hall lunges at an opponent.

Fencing men’s foil victorious

Kelby Wittenberg, Chief Visual Editor February 8, 2018
Men's foil emerges victorious while epee and sabre suffer defeat.
CONCENTRATION. The fencing team grows from past seasons culturally, adapting to each new coach as they come in.

Fencing hopes to create new team traditions

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor December 2, 2017
New challenges arrive as the fencing team gains different coaches.
Fencing captain senior Sabrina Rucker.

Fencing captain Sabrina Rucker looks forward to season

Tristan Hitchens-Brookins, Staff Writer November 10, 2017
One of the fencing captains Sabrina Rucker lets students know about the fencing season this year.

Intro to Sports: Fencing

Webster Lehmann and Ellie Findell March 7, 2017

Foil captain Drew O'Hern and junior Lark Smith provide insight on the SPA fencing team.

Freshman Riley Tietel takes aim at a clay pigeon during trap practice.

Small numbers allow teams to form close relationships

Jasper Green, The Rubicon Editor November 4, 2016
Fencer Emilia Topp-Johnson, swimmer Matt Suzuki, and Riley Tietel of the Trap Team reflect on the dynamics of their small teams.
Sophomore Sal Ciresi participates in a fencing match at  the Twin City Fencing Club during the 2013-14 season. Anybody is welcome because anybody can learn and do well,” sophomore captain Colin O’Hern said.

Fencing team embraces members from grades 6-12

Clare Tipler, News Editor December 1, 2014

The Fencing season lunges into action this winter at St. Paul Academy and Summit School with a new coach and high hopes. Fencing is a unique sport at SPA with participants ranging from grades 6-12 with...

Sophomore foilist Milo Wittenberg lunges at his Minnesota Sword Club opponent at the state fencing competition on Feb. 22 at Holy Family Catholic High School. “We have a very good fencing team, especially when you consider the fact that it’s so young and new to the sport,” women’s epée team captain Katherine Jones said.

Spartan fencing finishes season strong

Diane Huang, Staff Writer March 19, 2014

It seems that the fencing team’s season has ended rather quietly, despite their immense achievements. On Feb. 22 and 23, the men’s fencing team got first overall in the state, and the women’s team...

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