The Rubicon

Loppet Foundation promotes outdoor equity

The Loppet Foundation hopes to bring more kids and families as a whole into the outdoors to participate in fun new activities.

Tommy Verhey, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

The Loppet Foundation helps underserved youth and families go outside on adventures.

Nordic kicks off season with successful meets

Captains Maddy Breton and Lauren Dieperink and senior Henrik Schleisman pose for a photo as they wait for their race to start.

Melissa Nie, Director of RubicOnline

December 8, 2019

Nordic skiers competed in their second meet of the season on Dec. 5.

What to do with no snow?

Nordic Team improvising and working out indoors. 
Photo Credit: Tana Ososki

Tana Ososki, Interactive Storytelling Team

February 5, 2019

Ever wondered what happens when there is no snow to ski on? The Nordic Team has options.

[MORE TO ME] Pauley sets clear goals for skiing

Matt Pauley skis across the course during a meet.

Tristan Hitchens-Brookins, Interactive Storytelling Team Lead

November 25, 2018

Senior Matt Pauley talks about how skiing and the ski team impacted his life.

Financial assistance should extend to certain sports equipment

Fencing is a sport that requires lots of equipment, making it expensive.

Kelby Wittenberg, RubicOnline Editor

October 17, 2018

Students that receive financial assistance should also be entitled to sports gear bought through the school.

Nordic ski team drives to be “swift” on the course

SOCCER OR SKI? In between races, the Nordic Ski team is known to play games as a group: “We like to play ski soccer,” captain Val Hart said, where we just basically play soccer in our ski boots and it’s very amusing.”

Jonah Harrison, The Rubicon Editor

December 3, 2017

The Nordic Ski team bonds as a team during the long winter season.

Scott remembers legacy of Peter Westra as her 23rd coaching season begins

Scott remembers legacy of Peter Westra as her 23rd coaching season begins

Jasper Green, Staff Writer

January 1, 2016

The Peter Westra Sprints take place Jan. 2 at Battle Creek.

McCarthy qualifies for cross country skiing Junior National Team

Senior Ellen McCarthy skis in Houghton, Michigan. “It is exciting to go and compete with my friends/teammates in a setting where everyone is serious about skiing,” McCarthy said.

Emily Thissen, Sports Editor

March 3, 2015

Senior Ellen McCarthy will be traveling to Tahoe, California with the Midwest team to compete against other Junior National teams.

Nordic ski team finds success at Peter Westra Memorial Sprints, commemorate Westra’s legacy

The first eight finishers of the 11th Annual Peter Westra Memorial Sprints pose with their cookie prizes, including first place Spartan finisher ski captain Ellen McCarthy and fourth place finisher freshman Val Hart.  “I wasn’t expecting to win anything, so it was really motivating to get fourth place,

Mari Knudson, In Depth Editor

January 9, 2015

The Spartan ski team competed in the races in the 11th Annual Peter Westra Memorial Sprints this year for the 11th time, despite adverse conditions. Senior Ellen McCarthy takes first place out of 50 girls, with freshman Val Hart coming in fourth.