Articles in the Sports Category
Story and photo by: Sara Donovan
Initially when looking at statistics I was especially aware of the rising drug and alcohol rates and was immediately skeptical that teenagers today are truly alright. I pondered criminal rates and rising substance abuse and thought about all of the mishaps of teenagers today. After further observation I thought about the insightful and successful adolescents today and how they fail to be recognized.
Student athletes both at Lincoln East High School and locally prove to me and society that the teenagers today are alright. I searched …
Photo and Story by Emmie Johnson
Today is the big Powderpuff Football tournament at Seacrest! The games start at 5. It is sure to be exciting an exciting competition with two junior teams and two senior teams there to represent their grade. The four teams (Spartanettes, Taser Gang, Victorious Secret, and LEGS) will battle it out to settle the long standing question; who is better; Juniors or Seniors? Be sure to be there for this monumental event, and if nothing else, there will be free popcorn so there’s something for everyone …
By Sarah Penner
200 Medley Relay Final: Sydney Reiners, Liz Weinmaster, Maddy Shipman and Elsa Parr, 12th place
200 Free: Lexi Altmaier, 3rd place
200 IM: Alex Murray 8th place, and Liz Weinmaster 13th place
100 Fly: Maddy Shipman, 14th place
100 Free: Emma Ebito, 12th place
500 Free: Lexi Altmaier 5th place, and Macy Wiebe 14th place
200 Free Relay: Emma Ebito, Alex Murray, Elsa Parr, and Lexi Altmaier, 7th place
100 Back: Emma Ebito, 7th place
400 Free Relay: Emma Ebito, Taylor Hinds, Alex Murray, and Lexi Altmaier, 11th place
200 Free: Alex Kuszak, 4th place
By: Elizabeth O’Doherty
Palm trees, blue skies, and a freshly mowed course is what East alumn Jackie O’Doherty had in store this past week in Peoria, Arizona. The two time state champion in high school golf moved up to the big leagues in the fall of 2011 as a red shirt freshman. Now as a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), the traveling tournaments begin.
A regular day for a collegiate golfer starts out with morning classes, like Chemistry 101, and after a quick bite to eat, off to practice. Not …
By Nicole Shively
The Grand Island Convention Center echoed with enthusiastic voices on Saturday, Feb. 16, as girls in bright colored uniforms and matching bows competed. The annual state cheer and dance competitions had begun.
These competitions made for very long days for the members of all cheer and dance squads, most people being there between 7 and 8 hours.
According to Jessi Sher, a senior member of the Apollonaires dance team, competitions are always a good experience to showcase their talents. The Naires performed 2 dances – one jazz and one pom. …
By Alex Gentry
His physique was crippled as an infant, and now, so is his reputation. The 26-year -old South African Olympian has recently been charged with premediated murder. Prosecutors in Pretoria, South Africa, have accused Pistorius, 26, of intentionally shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 29, in the bathroom of his home in a gated community in the South African capital. He was released on bail.
Investigators are still trying to uncover more details. Pistorius claims he thought his girlfriend was an intruder, and shot through the bathroom door with that in mind. To help …
By: Ashley Springman
Beginning on Feb. 25th and continuing through the 29th, East girl’s tennis tryouts will be held in full force out at the Abbott Sports Complex as coaches Heather Nobler, Joe Hovorka, and Jennie Pruett decide the fate of the girl’s tennis season. Although the tennis players are very competitive, they are also very close. Kailee Clark (left), Emily Crouch (middle), Liz Rentfro (right), and Lexi Jensen (back) huddle together as a pre-tryout bonding period and make quite a racket!
Story by Imani Wilson
Photo courtesy Elsa Parr
This past weekend the girls swimming team took first at the Heartland Conference meet. Senior swimmer Elsa Parr feels that the victory is bitter sweet. As the win marks the nearing of an end to swim season, Parr is savoring every last second.
“I had to go all out,” said Parr. “Being a senior gave me that extra motivation to do my best and not let my team down.” More than anything else, Parr will miss being a part of the team.
“It’s like a second …
By Griffith Swidler
Two East High Seniors are taking their athletic talents to the next level starting today. Today is national signing day. Across the country, certain high school students will be signing letters of intent to colleges and universities that have offered athletic scholarships to those gifted athletes. Lexi Harris is signing with the University of Western Illinois on a soccer scholarship, and Andy Neal is headed to Nebraska to run track. We wish these Spartan’s nothing but the best in the future.