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New coaching staff brings new life to baseball program

The Lincoln East baseball team poses for a group photo after a workout one afternoon, big expectations are in place after the hiring of new head coach Mychal Lanik.

Max Nieman, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

Baseball season is on the brink, and there is a lot of excitement surrounding the season as the Spartans welcome a brand new head coach. Mychal Lanik has agreed to take the reigns of the Lincoln East baseball program after former coach Scott Standish stepped down this fall. Standish had been the head...

Collegebound: Connor Riekenberg

Spartan senior guard Connor Riekenberg drives past Gator junior guard Luke Juracek.

Jeremiah Zimmerman, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

East High senior shooting guard Connor Riekenberg announced in September that he would be continuing his academic and basketball career at Nebraska Wesleyan University. “I liked the coaches and the style of play that they ran,” said Riekenberg. “And ultimately it was the school part too that helped...

Lincoln East Boys Golf looks to set the tone

Steven Strasheim in last year's triangular vs. Lincoln Southeast and Pius X

Colby Lyon, Sports Editor

March 27, 2019

On March 26th, the Lincoln East boys golf team competed in their annual triangular versus Pius X and Lincoln Southeast. Last year at this competition, Lincoln East fell short in the triangular in second place. In last year's state placings, the Spartans held 7th in state under the coaching of Chad Geiger....

Lincoln East boys basketball: season in review

Spartan senior forward Wes Dreamer dunks in the district semifinals against Omaha Burke on February 25 at Lincoln East.  East won 63-54.

Chelsie Caulfield, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2019

The Lincoln East boys basketball team began the season with completely new faces and little varsity experience. Following last year’s buzzer-beater loss to Omaha Bryan in the first round of state, the Spartans had to look forward to next season. After losing a strong senior class, including forward...

Lincoln East girls basketball: season in review

The Lincoln East girls varsity basketball team after a regular season win.

Chelsie Caulfield, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2019

The Lincoln East girls basketball team came into the season with high expectations and a lot of adjusting to do. After losing seniors Regan Sankey and Alli Roh, the girls needed to make up for the loss of height and leadership. Yet their team reloaded with plenty of underclassmen returners, and some...

National Signing Day

Two senior Spartan football players, Braden Sellon and Matt Meyers, announce their commitments and officially sign on February 6, 2019.

Colby Lyon, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019

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

Spartan senior guard Connor Riekenberg drives past Gator junior guard Luke Juracek. The Spartans lost to the Gators 78-73.

Chelsie Caulfield, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2019

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

Lincoln East junior Grant Lyman vs. Lincoln High senior and Husker wrestling commit Isaiah Alford. Although Alford is ranked 1st in the state right now, Lyman (also ranked) put up quite a fight, nearly disturbing Alford's perfect win streak.

Natalee Connatser, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019

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

The Spartan girls basketball team huddles during a time out to talk things over in their 52-37 win over Lincoln High on Saturday night.

Max Nieman, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

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

Chang Deng goes in for a layup in game versus Lincoln High on Saturday, January 19th at Lincoln East High School.  East won the game 81-68.

Jeremiah Zimmerman, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

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

East sophomore point guard Carter Glenn attempts to drive the lane in the HAC Tournament against Kearney.

Jeremiah Zimmerman, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

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

The stands were, well, packed at Pack the Pool on Tuesday the 15th.

Emily Bray, A&E Editor

January 16, 2019

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...

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