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Spartan Girls Basketball

Spartan Girls Basketball

January 20, 2017


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Lincoln East’s varsity girls basketball team has some big shoes to fill.  The 2016 NSAA Class-A state champions have adjusted to losing star point guard, Grace Barry, and are currently ranked 10th in Class-A with a 7-5 record.  The Spartans are coached by Dennis Prichard, in his 11th season at East.  ...

Maddie Green Reflects on Time Playing Golf

Maddie Green Reflects on Time Playing Golf

December 22, 2016


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Girls golf ended their season with an 11th finish place at state.  Out of the five members of the varsity squad, three spots were taken by seniors. This means that next year will most likely be a rebuilding year.  However, the team will have a solid leadership foundation with the two returning varsity...

Tennis Looking to Rebuild

Tennis Looking to Rebuild

December 22, 2016


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Boys tennis had an outstanding season this fall finishing with an overall record of 26-3 at state. Sophomore Connor Vandewege finished his season in third place. “This was a great season, there was never any dull moments or conflicts between us.” Says Vandewege.  Mason Williams finished second ...

Cross Country: A Team Who Runs Together Stays Together

Cross Country: A Team Who Runs Together Stays Together

December 22, 2016


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The girls cross country team ended their season on a high note, finishing runner up at the state competition in Kearney. Leading up to the tournament, the team had a great regular season.  Summer practices and team bonding nights were also a good opportunity for the team to come together. Junior...

Spartan Softball Shines at State

Spartan Softball Shines at State

December 22, 2016


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After some tough losses in the regular season, the Spartan softball team was able to receive the wild card to get themselves into the state tournament. At state the team was able to redeem themselves. The eighth seeded team lost their first game, however they fought their way through the loser's bracke...

East Wrestling Preview

East Wrestling Preview

December 22, 2016


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The wrestling team has a lot of hope for this season with an incoming wrestler of Grady Greenwood and returning wrestlers like Peyton Aipperspach, Drake Reinke, and Corbin Harrington.  The team no longer has Isaac Odell who was one of the best wrestlers to ever attend East.  These returning wrestlers...

East Volleyball Outlook

East Volleyball Outlook

December 19, 2016


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After the 2016 Fall volleyball season the team finished with a 9-24 record which leaves room for improvement. Saying goodbye to five seniors next year will be a good opportunity for underclassmen to take the reins and help rebuild the program.  Head coach Mike Wiese was appreciative of his team’s ef...

Prep’s Christmas in the Cage Wows Spartan players and fans

Prep’s Christmas in the Cage Wows Spartan players and fans

December 19, 2016


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(Omaha, NE)--Last Saturday’s basketball game was chalked up as a 72-65 loss for the Spartans against No. 2 Creighton Prep.  But the result of the game was the least of the headlines on this night.  This game was Creighton Prep’s annual Christmas in the Cage game, which made for an atmosphere u...

Skateboarding in The Olympics: An OP-ED

Skateboarding in The Olympics: An OP-ED

December 19, 2016


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In late 2016, skateboarding was added a permanent fixture to the Summer Olympic Games. While many might think that the skateboarding community would gladly embrace the recognition of their sport, in reality, this development has been met with great resistance from the skateboarding community. Skateboarding magaz...

Washington Narrowly Snags Final CFP Spot

Washington Narrowly Snags Final CFP Spot

December 12, 2016


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The nation watched on Sunday morning to see who was “in”.  On this, the third year of the college football playoff, the committee faced their toughest decision on who would round out the top four. The top three were fairly self-explanatory for the committee.  No. 1 Alabama (13-0) was the clear...

Spartans slide into Semis of Class A Playoffs

Spartans slide into Semis of Class A Playoffs

November 17, 2016


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For the first time since 1983, East's football team made it into the Semi-finals of the Class A State Football Playoffs.  After wins of 24-21 and 27-24 over Lincoln Southeast and Omaha Burke, respectively, the Spartans found themselves in a matchup with top seeded Omaha North.  Although North is...

2016 East High Football

2016 East High Football

October 28, 2016


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