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SPARKS Swim and Dive plunges into competition season

SPLASH. Captain Abby Lanz dives backwards into the
pool during a recent competition at Humboldt High School. “The girls diving team is really small, and since it’s such a small group we’re really tight knit, and we’re all very close. As a team, we want to get 11 dive lists, which is when you are able to do two dives from each of the  ve categories: forwards, backs, reverses, inwards, and twists, and a third dive from one of the categories to add up to 11 dives in total,” Lanz said.

Jasper Green, The Rubicon Editor

September 28, 2017

SPARKS Swim and Dive hopes to qualify for section meets during the season.

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.

Story: Boys hockey skates past St. Cloud Cathedral and into state semifinal against Hermantown

Sophomore Andy Beran protects his post in the third period. Beran faced only two shots in the third period.

Breandan Gibbons, Online Sports Editor

March 3, 2016

The boys hockey team beat St. Cloud Cathedral 4-2 to advance into the state tournament semifinal against the perennial bridesmaids, Hermantown, losers of the last six state championship games.

Photo Gallery: Spartans win their quarter-final game 4-2

The team lines up before the game after they are announced.

Clare Tipler, Sports Editor

March 3, 2016

The Spartan hockey team defeats St. Cloud Cathedral 4-2.

Boys Hockey Team gears up to take the 2016 State Tournament

The Spartan Boys Hockey team defeats Totino-Grace HS 7-1 on Feb. 26 to move on to the State Tournament. Their State semi-final game is Mar. 2 at 8pm at the Xcel Energy Center against St.Cloud Cathedral.

Clare Tipler, Sports Editor

February 28, 2016

The Boys Hockey team advanced to the MSHSL state tournament for the first time in school history with their 7-1 win over Totino-Grace.

Spartan fencing finishes season strong

Sophomore foilist Milo Wittenberg lunges at his Minnesota Sword Club opponent at the state fencing competition on Feb. 22 at Holy Family Catholic High School. “We have a very good fencing team, especially when you consider the fact that it’s so young and new to the sport,” women’s epée team captain Katherine Jones said.

Diane Huang, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014

It seems that the fencing team’s season has ended rather quietly, despite their immense achievements. On Feb. 22 and 23, the men’s fencing team got first overall in the state, and the women’s team got second place. “We have a very good fencing team, especially when you consider the fact that...

Q&A: Sophomore Catherine Johnson joins All-Tournament Team

Sophomore goalie Catherine Johnson blocks a shot at the state quarterfinal game against Proctor-Hermantown. Johnson was named a member of the All-Tournament team. “It’s such an honor, especially to represent SPA and be the only one to be placed there,” she said.

Emily Thissen, Staff Writer

March 14, 2014

Sophomore goalie Catherine Johnson was named a member of the Class A All-Tournament Team for Girls Hockey on Feb. 22 after the finals of the state tournament. Staff Writer Emily Thissen chatted with her about this recognition. Q: What does it mean to you to be part of the all tournament team? A: It’s such an h...

Gallery: Boys Varsity Basketball plays at state tournament for first time

Gallery: Boys Varsity Basketball plays at state tournament for first time

Catherine Braman and Hannah Johnson

March 12, 2014

Boys Varsity Basketball played at State on Mar. 12, 8 p.m. at the Target Center. The team lost to Caledonia High School, 53-73. // Post by The Rubicon. // Post by The Rubicon. ...

Senior basketball captain Harrisen Egly discusses team’s excitement before state tournament

Senior basketball captain Harrisen Egly discusses team's excitement before state tournament

Catherine Braman, Sports Editor

March 11, 2014

The Boys Varsity Basketball team has made it to state, and senior captain Harrisen Egly shares his thoughts about this momentous achievement. They will face Caledonia High School at the Target Center, on Mar. 12 at 8 p.m.