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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.

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.

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.

Teams create lifelong memories on off-campus trips

SAY CHEESE. The Nordic team poses after their training at Maplelag Resort in Callaway, Minnesota.

Jasper Green, The Rubicon Editor

February 16, 2018

Overnight trips help teams bond together in a more in depth way.

Fencing men’s foil victorious

Senior Michael Hall lunges at an opponent.

Kelby Wittenberg, Chief Visual Editor

February 8, 2018

Men's foil emerges victorious while epee and sabre suffer defeat.

Fencing hopes to create new team traditions

CONCENTRATION. The fencing team grows from past seasons culturally, adapting to each new coach as they come in.

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor

December 2, 2017

New challenges arrive as the fencing team gains different coaches.

Fencing captain Sabrina Rucker looks forward to season

Fencing captain senior Sabrina Rucker.

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.

Small numbers allow teams to form close relationships

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

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.

Fencing team embraces members from grades 6-12

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.

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 varying skill levels, but the Varsity team has been very successful in the past, going to State almost...

Spartan fencing finishes season strong

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.

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 got second place. “We have a very good fencing team, especially when you consider the fact that...

Winter Sports Preview: Fencing rebuilds under legacy of graduated members

Junior Evan Leduc and senior captain Phillip Swanson are excited for this fencing season,

John Wilhelm and Tommy Toghramadjian

November 29, 2013

Not much hurts a high school sports team more than graduating some of its best seniors every year--and that hits particularly hard for Spartan fencing for 2013. Having lost all three captains [all three of whom were consistent state finalists] and multiple more seniors, “This year will definitely b...