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Spartan boys basketball preview

Teny Gakdeng works his way to the basket in the 63-40 win over Fremont on Thursday night.

Max Nieman, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018

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

The East varsity runners smile with their district champions' plaque, after a successful district meet for the boys and girls alike.

Jeremiah Zimmerman, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

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

Senior quarterback Devin Beckner lines up in the shotgun against Omaha Westside in the first round of the NSAA state playoffs on Friday, October 26th.  Westside won the game 34-7.

Jeremiah Zimmerman, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

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

Lincoln East senior fullback Braden Sellon scores against Lincoln Southwest on September 7th at Seacrest Field.

Chelsie Caulfield, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018

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

The Spartan defense swarms an Omaha Bryan ball carrier on Friday afternoon's game.

Max Nieman, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

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...

East shuts out Bryan to keep playoff hopes alive

Lincoln East's AJ Muthersbaugh rushes for a touchdown Friday afternoon against Omaha Bryan.

Max Nieman, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018

The Spartans continued to find their stride this week against Omaha Bryan, following a 59-0 shutout. From the beginning, East seemed to be in control of the game, after forcing a three and out to force a safety on the Bear’s punt attempt, jumping out to an early 2-0 lead. Then the offense came in ...

Football preview: Lincoln East looks to keep momentum vs. Omaha Bryan

The East defense lines up against the North Star offensive line on Thursday, September 27th at Seacrest Field. East won the game 17-0.

Jeremiah Zimmerman, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

Attempting to win three straight games for the first time since 2016, the 3-3 Spartans will go up against the 1-5 Bears of Omaha Bryan on Friday.  “Omaha Bryan doesn’t have a great record but we still gotta prepare as we do for every other team, see what they do on offense and prepare our defense...

Young and energetic Spartans head into district softball tournament

Coach Lance Kingery watches his team warm up at practice before the NSAA District Softball Tournament.

Jeremiah Zimmerman, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

The Lincoln East varsity softball team is heading into the A District Tournament 13-18 overall with a 3-3 district record.  “I think we still need to be able to figure out how to be the best we can be,” said head coach Lance Kingery. “So, we certainly haven’t hit that yet.”  With 70% of ...

Defense dominates as the Spartans prevail over the Navigators

East senior linebacker Braden Sellon tackles North Star senior quarterback Gavyn Leitschuck on Thursday, September 27th at Seacrest Field.  East won the game 17-0.

Jeremiah Zimmerman, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018

It’s no secret that East football has struggled with turnovers and penalties during the 2018 season.  Nevertheless, East won the turnover battle Thursday night, forcing six Navigator turnovers that propelled the Spartans to a 17-0 victory at Seacrest Field.  “I talked about it before we came down,...

Spartans look to keep momentum against Gators

Lincoln East receiver Kaleb Brady extends for a catch against Bellevue East Thursday afternoon.

Max Nieman, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018

The Spartans are looking forward to a cross city matchup with with the North Star Navigators. East rebounded with a solid win last week over Bellevue East, but there are many improvements to be made. One point head coach John Gingery brought up was “turnovers and penalties will be an emphasis this week....

East football bounces back against Chieftains

Luke Spethman and Kaleb Brady celebrate after a touchdown, on Thursday's game versus Bellevue East

Max Nieman, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

Lincoln East found a foothold once again on the season, after a 41-7 win over the Bellevue East Chieftains. The Spartans were off to a slow start with four turnovers, as well as two holding penalties erasing touchdowns. Head coach John Gingery was displeased with his teams mistake saying, “(there were)...

King of Queens

Homecoming nominees are introduced at halftime on Thursday, September 20 at Seacrest Field.

Chelsie Caulfield, Emily Bray, Maddie Abele, Editor-in-Chief, A&E Editor, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

One exciting part of the weeks leading up to homecoming night, is voting for the homecoming court, to select one king and queen from this year’s senior class to crown.  Seniors voted throughout the last week to select who they thought should represent their 2019 class. Six senior girls were nominated...

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