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East Girl’s Golf takes on State

East Girl’s Golf takes on State

October 27, 2016


Filed under 2016-2017, Sports

On Monday, October 10th and Tuesday, October 11th, our Lincoln East Girl's Golf team competed in the State Tournament in Norfolk, NE. The team, Caroline Startzer, Maddie Green, Regan Sankey, Sophie Gengenbach, and Allison Larson, coached by Brian Bullington, competed for the gold earlier this week. ...

Spartan Softball Headed to State

Spartan Softball Headed to State

October 11, 2016


Filed under 2016-2017, Sports

For the first time since 2009, Lincoln East Softball is headed to the State Tournament. Despite a runner-up finish in the A-7 District, the Spartans accumulated enough points to earn the only wild card for the Class A bracket.  East is the eight seed in the 8 team double elimination bracket, so...

East High Spartan Football

East High Spartan Football

September 21, 2016


Filed under 2016-2017, Sports

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76ers First to Have Paid Ad on NBA Jersey

76ers First to Have Paid Ad on NBA Jersey

May 18, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers have become the first team in the four major U.S. sports to sell an ad on a jersey. Earlier this year the NBA announced that teams will have individual company's logos on their jerseys starting in the 2017-18 season The 76ers announced Monday morning that ticket company StubHub...

Manchester Madness

May 18, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, 2016-2017, Sports

This Saturday there was a bomb threat in Manchester, England at the famous Manchester United Stadium, Old Trafford, prior to the Premier League fixture of Manchester United vs AFC Bournemouth.  It later turned out to be a dummy bomb and was discovered shortly before kick off.  The Sir Alex Ferguson S...

NBA Playoff Preview

May 18, 2016


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 The NBA playoffs began this April with some teams' seasons coming to an end while others still have hope of lifting the NBA Finals trophy.  The playoffs take the top eight teams from each conference, the West and the East.   The West was topped by the Golden State Warriors who broke the record fo...

Jordan Burroughs

May 16, 2016


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   Former Husker wrestler Jordan Burroughs has no intention of coming home without the gold this year.  He won in the 74 kg (163 lbs) division at the 2012 Olympic games, and will look to defend his title this summer in Brazil.  Burroughs had a storied career at Nebraska from 2006-11, whe...

NSAA Girls State Soccer Tournament

May 11, 2016


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On Wednesday, May 11th, the NSAA Girls State Soccer tournament fired up.  The final test to see which soccer teams have the best skills, defense, and team unity to take home the state championship trophy.   The first round match ups are (2) Lincoln Southwest vs. (7) Millard South, (6) Lincoln...

Lincoln Marathon 2016

Lincoln Marathon 2016

May 4, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, News, Sports

On Sunday, May 1st, 2016, the annual Lincoln Marathon took its toll on any person who trained to tackle the course.   The Lincoln Marathon and half marathon are both hard races to take on.  The full marathon is 26.2 miles and the half marathon is 13.1 miles. There was a total of 10,000 men...

Seasonal Delays

Seasonal Delays

April 27, 2016


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Although we have all been told “April showers bring May flowers”, the athletes affected by these temperamental storms may disagree with the hope that rain brings. This spring season, the elements have continuously stood in the way of outdoor activities, causing the cancellation of two Varsity tr...

The Masters

April 21, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Sports, Voices

“It’s a tradition unlike any other,” says Jim Nantz regarding the Masters Tournament.  Every year in early April, a golf tournament known as “The Masters” rolls around with heavy anticipation.  Although some consider it to be just another golf tournament, this one is truly special.  The...

Regional Fires Keep LPS Students Inside

Regional Fires Keep LPS Students Inside

April 18, 2016


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On Wednesday, Lincoln Public Schools mandated that all Lincoln schools keep students inside due to unhealthy levels of smoke in the air from Midwest fires. Also, the athletic teams took a hit with the recent news, realizing that all tournaments and practices would be cancelled for Wednesday and Thursday. Track...

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