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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.

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.

The Luminary Loppet excites during Super Bowl weekend

The 2017 Luminary Loppet. Fair use image from

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 athletes try new sports, gain confidence

First year runner, Freshman Koji Gutzmann runs in the meet at St.Croix Lutheran.

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.

Alpine and Nordic ski teams succeed at state

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.

Sophie Jaro, Opinions Editor

March 5, 2016

The Alpine and Nordic ski teams saw success at the final state meets.

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

ARE YOU ATTENDING A GAME TONIGHT? Now’s the time to fill the stands with student support.

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.

Girls Nordic Ski team stays strong

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.

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 skier Lexi Hilton said, “but we still have some strong underclassmen.” Hilton believes that...

Winter Sports Preview: Nordic Skiing revamps with younger team

Sophomore Lexi Hilton and senior captain Sela Patterson reflect on last season, “all of our hard work and the handful of experienced seniors really helped the team win conference last year,

John Wilhelm and Tommy Toghramadjian

November 28, 2013

Nordic’s 2012-2013 season went very well, recounted senior captain Sela Patterson. “The girl’s team had a great season, winning conference championships and sending Ellen McCarthy [‘15] to state,” Patterson said. While graduating the many seniors who did so well last year could hurt the tea...