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Dig Pink raises funds and awareness for breast cancer charity

The volleyball team meets up with one another after a point while the junior Spartans cheer them on.

Annika Rock, RubicOnline

October 11, 2019

The annual Dig Pink game brings joy to the Spartans while supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month.

[WHAT’S IN MY BAG] Inside Karla Garcia’s volleyball bag

Karla Garcia goes to volleyball practice every single day after school, and this is her bag.

Tana Ososki, RubicOnline

October 4, 2019

She relies on these items to make her the best player she can possibly be.

[SPOTIFY PLAYLIST] GVB ‘bumps’ to rap in pregame routine

You can hear the girls varsity volleyball team's playlist on Saturday as they take on teams across Minnesota in a tournament at Henry Sibley H.S.

Bobby Verhey, Social Media Manager

September 21, 2019

The girls varsity volleyball team's warmup playlist consists of rap songs old and new in order to pump them up.

Pre-game rituals lead to post-game celebrations

Girls Varsity Volleyball celebrates together after scoring a point against Blake.  “When we score a point we usually come together and celebrate the point.

Annika Rock, RubicOnline

September 19, 2019

Many SPA teams celebrate and prepare for a game in their own unique ways. Here are a few of them.

Rients signs to play D1 volleyball with the University of Iowa

The moment that Rients signed her contract.

Kelby Wittenberg, RubicOnline Editor

November 15, 2018

Senior Blythe Rients officially signed her contract to play D1 volleyball at the University of Iowa.

An inside look at fall sports managers

Girls varsity soccer manager Gabby Harmoning stands with her team.

Sara Browne, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

Managers are the backbones of sports teams; always ready to give their all. Their jobs may go unnoticed to the common fan’s eye, but they are a key part of the basic function of a team.

Girls Volleyball defeats Visitation at their homecoming

Senior and captain Blythe Rients gets a kill off of a backrow attack in the Girls Varsity Volleyball game against Visitation on Sept. 21.

Koji Gutzmann, RubicOnline Editor

September 24, 2018

In three sets, the Girls Varsity Volleyball team overpowered the Visitation Volleyball team on Sept. 21.

STAFF EDITORIAL: We must strive for equality in sports attendance

While students rush to boys sports events, girls teams lack the same enthusiastic attendance.

RubicOnline Staff, Editorial

October 31, 2017

It is up to SPA's students to make a change to the difference in attendance at girls and boys sports.

Girls Varsity Volleyball beats Providence Academy in IMAC championship

Girls Varsity Volleyball beats Providence Academy in IMAC championship

Annie Bottern, RubicOnline Editor

October 18, 2017

The Girls Varsity Volleyball team beat Providence Academy for the 2017 Independent Metro Athletic Conference championship on Oct. 17.

Volleyball fundraises for breast cancer during Dig Pink rally

The varsity volleyball team celebrates their win against Minnehaha Academy.

Nitya Thakkar, RubicOnline Editor

October 6, 2017

Dig Pink games offered fans an opportunity to cheer on Volleyball and support cancer research.

Girls Varsity Volleyball falls to St.Croix after three sets

Girls Varsity Volleyball loses their Aug. 26 match to St.Croix.

Clare Tipler, Online Production Manager

August 30, 2016

Girls Varsity Volleyball loses the Aug. 26 home match to St.Croix.

Girls Volleyball continues to improve with age

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL plays against Mounds Park Academy on Sept. 17. The team anticipates a heated match against Providence Academy. “Our team goal is that we want to be closer than ever as a program,” junior Emily Dieperink said.

Emily Thissen, News Editor

October 2, 2015

The reigning conference champions look forward to a successful season.