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Spartan Baseball embarks on a new journey with a new coach

Sophomore Andy Ellis practices his lead off as the Spartans prepare for their season.

Bobby Verhey, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

The Spartans started their season at home on Wednesday, Apr. 25 against powerhouse Minnehaha.

PHOTO GALLERY: Varsity baseball continues winning streak

Senior Emerson Egly winds up to throw home in a game against Providence Academy. Egly has over 30 strikeouts this year and leads the Spartans in RBI's.

Web Lehmann, Creative Design Manager

May 19, 2017

The SPA baseball team has been having a great season with 5 consecutive wins in the past 2 weeks.

Brown to step out of his last of many roles on campus

Assistant Director of Athletics Mike Brown sits at his desk, surrounded by memorabilia.

Noor Qureishy, The Rubicon Managing Editor

June 9, 2016

Brown started at SPA as a student and will retire as the Assistant Director of Athletics after 56 years at the school.

Wickstrum hired as new Athletic Director

Emily Thissen, News Editor

May 5, 2015

New female Athletic Director appointed by student and staff Search Committee.

Pre-season practices vary by sport

The boys basketball team practices in Briggs Gymnasium.

Clare Tipler, News Editor

November 12, 2014

Some teams practice outside on hills while others practice on the court, but no matter where they compete, every sport at St. Paul Academy and Summit School has unique pre-season regiments. In particular, practices before the season are led by team captains or sometimes outside coaches. According...

Senior athletes juggle project requirements and sports

Senior Jonte Claiborne  is busy going from her senior project to softball games and practices.

Catherine Braman, Online Editor-In-Chief

May 15, 2014

While seniors are busy doing their senior projects and completing community service  hours, there are some who choose to add one more activity to their plate: the commitment of competing in a spring sport. The guidelines for the senior project expect students to complete a minimum of 27.5 hours per...

Allocation of funds for athletics varies from sport to sport, causing debate

Jackson Lea, Staff Writer

March 28, 2014

There’s no question that the popularity of Spartan Athletics varies from team to team. While this popularity doesn't translate into funding from the administration, specific donations from alumni on the basis of popularity are a consequence of the emphasis our community places on sports. Students are quick ...

Senior Sonya Das named school’s Athena Award winner

Senior Sonya Das prepares to hit the ball.

Clare Tipler, Staff Writer

March 10, 2014

Athena, the Greek goddess of skill, power, strength, and dignity is not only a mythological character, but she also walks among us. Well, sort of. Senior tennis captain Sonya Das was named the 2013-2014 Athena Award winner at St.Paul Academy and Summit School. Das was the Class A singles tennis cha...

New head coach brings excitement to United Hockey

New Girls Hockey Coach David Cole started in youth sports and worked his way up to the National Hockey League before heading United
Hockey this winter. “I think that the team will love him and the assistant coaches because they are great people who really know how to
interact with their players,” senior girls hockey captain Alev Baysoy said.

Mari Knudson, Staff Writer

October 28, 2013

They waited. And waited. And now, finally, they have a coach. Finding a hockey coach is an important job, and the girls of United Hockey waited patiently. The St. Paul Academy and Summit School/Visitation co-op took their time replacing the head girls hockey coach Carrie Holldorf, who resigned at the...

Frigid weather bad luck for baseball

Dhara Singh, Staff Writer

May 9, 2013

From little league to varsity, from hitting a ball on a t-stand to swinging at a ball coming at 70 mph, junior and senior varsity baseball players are very committed to the sport they love. "If hitting off of a t-stand counts, I have been playing ever since I was three years old," junior Josh Johnso...