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Senior John Hall gets warmed up before a team practice.

Nordic team stays connected through inclusive team culture

Eliana Mann, Staff Writer February 22, 2021
The Nordic team has managed this season’s disheartening COVID-19 restrictions by staying positive and maintaining their inclusive and welcoming team culture.
New coaches begin preparations for their seasons amid the COVID-19 pandemic

New winter sports coaches work to get athletes playing again

Will Schavee, RubicOnline January 19, 2021
With several athletic changes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, coaches new to SPA have had to navigate not only a season filled with restrictions, but also an entirely new school environment and a group of athletes
The Loppet Foundation hopes to bring more kids and families as a whole into the outdoors to participate in fun new activities.

Loppet Foundation promotes outdoor equity

Tommy Verhey, Staff Writer February 1, 2020
The Loppet Foundation helps underserved youth and families go outside on adventures.
Captains Maddy Breton and Lauren Dieperink and senior Henrik Schleisman pose for a photo as they wait for their race to start.

Nordic kicks off season with successful meets

Melissa Nie, Director of RubicOnline December 8, 2019
Nordic skiers competed in their second meet of the season on Dec. 5.
Nordic Team improvising and working out indoors. 
Photo Credit: Tana Ososki

What to do with no snow?

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.
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.
The 2017 Luminary Loppet. Fair use image from

The Luminary Loppet excites during Super Bowl weekend

Noah Raaum, Videographer February 6, 2018
The Luminary Loppet on Lake of the Isles drew a crowd during Super Bowl weekend.

Nordic skiers shine at the JV and MS champinships

Jasper Green and Claire Hallaway February 21, 2017
9th grader Lauren Dieperink makes her way over the crest of the hill in the JV race at Highland Park in Bloomington.
First year runner, Freshman Koji Gutzmann runs in the meet at St.Croix Lutheran.

First year athletes try new sports, gain confidence

Kaia Larsen, Staff Writer May 31, 2016
First year athletes give everything in their first season with their new sport while being supported by fellow team mates and coaches.
Freshman Peter Moore on his way to getting  44th place in the Nordic state meet. “The state meet was an amazing experience, I was racing against all the top guys from all over the state in really close quarters,” Moore said.

Alpine and Nordic ski teams succeed at state

Sophie Jaro, Opinions Editor March 5, 2016
The Alpine and Nordic ski teams saw success at the final state meets.
ARE YOU ATTENDING A GAME TONIGHT? Now’s the time to fill the stands with student support.

Fill the stands and cheer (louder!): build school spirit

The Rubicon Staff , Editorial February 14, 2016
It’s as simple as every student choosing to attend one sporting event they haven’t attended before.
From left to right, sophomore Lexi Hilton, eighth grader Greta Sirek, senior Sela Patterson, eighth grader Dina Moradian, senior Katrina Hilton, eighth grader Val Hart, junior Ellen McCarthy, junior Mary Naas, and freshman Neeti Kulkarni attend a meet at Battle Creek. “I think we’ll still be strong this year,” Lexi Hilton said.

Girls Nordic Ski team stays strong

Laura Slade, A&E Editor January 15, 2014

The Girls Nordic Ski team has the challenge this year of rebuilding after they lost a large amount of senior skiers. “We lost some seniors, so [the team] might not be as strong as last year,” sophomore...

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