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Lady Spartans take state for third consecutive year in upset at state cross country

The Lady Spartans celebrate with one another after finding out they have won the state title.

Camden Cohn, Sports Editor

October 28, 2020

On October 23rd, 2020, the Lincoln East Girls Cross Country team etched their names in history once again at the Kearney Country Club in Kearney, Nebraska on a frigid Friday. They won the team title at the Nebraska State Championships for the third year in a row, the first time since Omaha Marian won...

East cross country team finishes off their season with a charming goodbye

Pushing to the finish line, Graeme Hepburn stays focused for the grand achievement of running a 5k.

Aden Buggi, Staff Writer

October 22, 2020

Lincoln East JV Cross Country Team prepares as they compete against Lincoln Southwest at Pioneers Park on October 8th. Drew Huscher, senior and runner on East’s Cross Country Team states his goal in achieving for Friday’s race. “Hopefully PR for all time. If not for all time, then maybe the season,”...

East JV volleyball falls short of Norfolk

Freshman, Shandy Faalii, setting the volleyball over the net.

Cady Blackstock, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

The East Junior Varsity team battled Norfolk Panthers at East High School on Thursday, October 8th. They fell short of Norfolk with a 2-1 loss. Spartans started at a good pace in the first set and finished 25-20. East walked into the second set with pride but ultimately fell short losing the second...

Lincoln East Varsity football beats North Platte on 10/9

Lincoln Varsity football team huddling after a win against North Platte high school.

Isabella Villanueva, Feature/ Social Media Editor

October 15, 2020

The Lincoln East Varsity football team beat North Platte on Friday, October 9th at Seacrest Field, 21-7. The Spartans started the first half of the game strong. They executed plays to perfection and drove up and down the length of the field several times. At the end of the first half, the Spartans...

Spartan volleyball defeats Norfolk 3-1 to improve to 5-6

Brooklyn Fuchs and Annalee Ventling-Brown look to block a hit from Norfolk.

Camden Cohn, Sports Editor

October 12, 2020

On Thursday, October 8th, the Lincoln East Varsity Volleyball team defeated the Norfolk Panthers three sets to one in a highly competitive battle in the Lincoln East Gymnasium. The Spartans got off to a fast start, they won the first set 25-16 and then the second 25-20. The Panthers were able to salvage...

Changes in attendance policies affect athletes and fans alike

The Spartan Volleyball team must wear masks while practicing as well as playing

Camden Cohn, Sports Editor

September 30, 2020

Across the state of Nebraska, as well as the country, fall sports look much different. Gone are the packed stadiums and gyms, the bickering between student sections and battling of the bands. Football, Volleyball, Softball, Cross Country, Girls Golf, and Boys Tennis all look much different. This year...

Week 11 Oracle Power Rankings: Girls & Boys Class A Basketball

February 17, 2020

Boys Class A Basketball: Key: ^District wild card points according to NSAA (top 7 host) 1. Millard North (18-2, *1, ^2) - The Mustangs will have undoubtedly the toughest close to the regular season out of any other team, putting them in a adequate position for the first overall seed if they can pull out some quality wins. This weekend wi...

East High’s Gatorade Cross Country Athlete of the Year

Berlyn Schutz competing in the Girls Class A state meet in November of this past year.

Camden Cohn, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

There’s a Freshman in Lincoln, Nebraska that has been running for as long as she can remember. She goes to Lincoln East High School, and she helped the cross country team capture their second straight state title this past fall. She is the Nebraska Girls Cross Country Gatorade Player of the Year. She...

Week 10 Oracle Power Rankings: Girls & Boys Class A Basketball

February 5, 2020

Boys Class A Rankings: 1. Millard North (15-2, *2) - Two 17 point blowout wins, and a streak of 4 wins, the Mustagns reclaim the top spot in this week’s rankings. Recently re-ranked 5 star Hunter Sallis, along with sophomore phenom Jasen Green lead scoring with 20 ppg on the weekend each. Millard North will have an easier weekend with ...

Lincoln East Basketball vs. Lincoln Northeast

Luke Borgmann, Staff Photographer

February 5, 2020

Week 9 Oracle Power Rankings: Girls and Boys Class A Basketball

Max Nieman and Camden Cohn

February 5, 2020

Boys Class A Basketball: 1. Omaha South (12-2, *4) - Omaha South is building up a nice resume with 6 straight wins. Lead by dynamic trio Skyler Wilson, Tyrece Griggs, and Jadriane Saunders, all putting up impressive stats over 17 ppg, 4.5 rpg, and defensive efforts with each around 2-3 spg. The Packer’s excellent display of teamwork...

Spartans battle back to victory despite 19-point deficit to start 4th quarter.

The Lincoln East bench expressing concern with being down 19 at the beginning of the 4th quarter this past Saturday. The Spartans went on to win against #5 Omaha Westside 68-65.

Max Nieman, Sports Editor

January 28, 2020

“We’re going to need to score a lot,” I jokingly said to my discouraged broadcasting team as the Spartan girls basketball team faced a 19 points deficit as the 3rd quarter closed out at Lincoln East High School this past Saturday. Little did I know that in the coming minutes I’d witness one...

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