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National Signing Day

National Signing Day

Colby Lyon, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under 2018-2019, Showcase, Sports

Matt Meyers- Committed to play football at Nebraska Wesleyan University Brayden Sellon- Committed to play football at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln...

Gators stifle Spartans despite late run

Gators stifle Spartans despite late run

Chelsie Caulfield, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2019


Filed under 2018-2019, Showcase, Sports

The seventh-ranked Lincoln East boys basketball team took on the unranked Lincoln North Star Gators on January 29 at Lincoln East High School.  This game was long awaited, as the game was delayed two weeks due to weather. “Having to wait hurt us a little bit, but the important preparation is right ...

Pin it to win it

Pin it to win it

Natalee Connatser, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under 2018-2019, Showcase, Sports

Once again, the boys Spartan wrestling team comes out on top in their most recent triangular against the Lincoln Northeast Rockets and the Lincoln High Links. The spectators, family, and friends all rushed to the stands on Wednesday night, creating an atmosphere of competitive angst, and excitement as...

East girls basketball midseason update

East girls basketball midseason update

Max Nieman, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under 2018-2019, Showcase, Sports

During the prolonged winter break, the Lincoln East girls participated in the Heartland Athletic Conference tournament, claiming the first game over Grand Island, but dropping the second to Southwest. Although the Spartans had more to play, the winter weather ended up being the downfall for the East...

Widespread scoring propels Spartans over Links

Widespread scoring propels Spartans over Links

Jeremiah Zimmerman, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


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The Spartans scored a season-high 81 points on Saturday.  After a postponement due to weather on Friday, East was ready to go versus Lincoln High.  Nine players on East’s roster scored at least one point, and five scored double digits. “When guys get in foul trouble, it presents opportunities for o...

Fourth ranked Spartans head into big weekend

Fourth ranked Spartans head into big weekend

Jeremiah Zimmerman, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under 2018-2019, Showcase, Sports

The East High boys basketball team has surprised many through the first half of the season. Ranked fourth amongst Class A teams in Nebraska, the 9-3 Spartans have played in eight games decided by single digits, three of which have gone into overtime. “I think it’s good in the nature that we have...

Pack the Pool brings attention to swimming and more

Pack the Pool brings attention to swimming and more

Emily Bray, A&E Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under 2018-2019, Showcase, Sports

The annual Pack the Pool, a swimming and diving event, was one of the best we’ve ever had in attendance. The stands were filled with students, swimming and dive alumni, parents and relatives, and Spartan fans. The East High community came together to support the hardworking student-athletes last night, he...

Spartan boys basketball preview

Spartan boys basketball preview

Max Nieman, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Showcase, Sports

The Spartan basketball season is upon us, as Lincoln East will attempt to fight for a playoff spot for the second year in a row. With the dawn of a new season, it brings a lot of new faces to the team, after the Spartans lost seven seniors from the previous year, but East is ready for the challenge. Hea...

Spartan cross country finishes strong

Spartan cross country finishes strong

Jeremiah Zimmerman, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


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With the fall sports season coming to a close, it’s important to highlight East High’s cross county teams.  The girls team overcame adversity at the state meet and came out victorious. “The two previous seasons we were so close to winning it all, and we had a few things go against us,” said c...

Spartans football falls short against Warriors

Spartans football falls short against Warriors

Jeremiah Zimmerman, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Showcase, Sports

The Spartan football season has concluded after losing to Omaha Westside 34-7 in the first round of the state playoffs.  The East offense never found a rhythm until a drive late in the fourth quarter, topped off by a 1-yard touchdown run from Blake Ingamells, putting the Spartans on the scoreboard....

Spartans stifle 4th ranked Millard West en route to playoffs

Spartans stifle 4th ranked Millard West en route to playoffs

Chelsie Caulfield, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Showcase, Sports

The Lincoln East Spartans stunned the fourth ranked Millard West Wildcats in a game with strong playoff implications.  The Spartans, looking to reach playoff berth, needed to top the Wildcats to keep their hopes alive. Throughout the first half, the Spartan defense held the Wildcats to a touchdown, bu...

Spartans look to continue win streak against Wildcats

Spartans look to continue win streak against Wildcats

Max Nieman, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Showcase, Sports

Tenth ranked Lincoln East looks to face 6th ranked Millard West this week, in a pivotal week for the Spartans, who are currently in the hunt for a playoff spot. East is prepared for the task at hand, coming off of two straight shutouts highlighted by the assertive front seven of the defense. Senior li...

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