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[26 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Purple Cobras Strike Again

0   Written by: Ashley Springman

On Wednesday, Feb. 25, motivated Spartans met in the gyms to compete for the intramural volleyball championship from 5 to 9 P.M. After hours of intense playing, the all female team, “Purple Cobras,” proved to be victorious.

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[25 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

0   By Patrick Clare
Prior to Sunday, Nebraska’s worst defeat at the Pinnacle Bank Arena was a 65-55 loss to Wisconsin.
But by Sunday evening, the Huskers blew that out of proportion, getting blown out by Iowa, 74-46.  It was the worst loss suffered by Nebraska in the history of The Arena.
The Hawkeyes got off to a quick start.  They got up on Nebraska 18-5 with 12:14 in the first half, and never looked back.  The sold out crowd at Pinnacle Bank Arena saw nothing out of the ordinary from the Huskers– …

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[25 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Shooting Stars

0   By Gunnar Dean
Last Saturday, Feb. 21, marked the 2015 Lincoln Junior Stars Senior Night. The Junior Stars organization gives Lincoln kids the opportunity to play hockey; a number of East students have participated, although the only current East student on the Junior Stars Varsity team is senior Nick Courtney.
Saturday’s game pitted the Lincoln Junior Stars against their Midwestern rivals, the Sioux City Musketeers.
It was an emotional night for both players and teachers, as many of the Junior Stars seniors have been participating since elementary and middle school.
All six seniors …

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[24 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

0   By Bennett Widman
“CLEAR EYES, FULL HEARTS, CAN’T LOSE!”
Although this Friday Night Lights mantra was chanted by the surprisingly large Lincoln East student section, it turned out that the rival Lincoln Southeast Knights had the clearer eyes and the fuller hearts.
In the championship game of the LPS Reserve Basketball tournament, the second-seeded Spartans fell 64-47 to the top-seeded Knights. The game got off to a competitive start with the first quarter ending 14-12 in favor of the Knights. East opened with a 10-2 start sparked by two Dane O’Dell three …

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[13 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Conference Swim Meet!

+1   By Kaitlin Roh
While Friday the 13 is notoriously known as a day of bad luck and misfortunes, the Lincoln East High swim team braved the superstitions at their conference swim meet today.  Many of the swimmers got their best times, with several secondary and automatic state qualifying times.  Hopefully the good luck streak continues as the Spartans finish their season at the State meet on February 27 and 28.

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[5 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Athletes Sign

0   Photo by Patrick Clare
Caroline Janike, Abigail Hansen, Madison Knapp, Gage Hadfield, Garrett Kurtzer, Jacob Gross, Gunnar Dean all signed their college letter of intents today at East.

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[21 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

0   By: Cristina Prentice
If you have ever met Scott Meyer, you know that he is nothing short of unique, with a funky style and interesting opinions. When he grows up and gets out on his own career, he wants to be a pastry chef at Disney World.  So it shouldn’t surprise people that he’s also got a unique hobby.
Some hobbies or sport interests are found behind natural talent or skill. Some take months of practice and persistence with many days of what seems like endless failure. Ask Lincoln East sophomore what …

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[21 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

0   By Patrick Clare

****Nebraska’s Walter Pitchford (35) battles for a rebound in an early-season, disappointing loss to Creighton.**** (Make a caption)
 
21.   It’s the ranking that Nebraska Basketball was given to start the year.  They were considered to be 21st in the country.
10 wins and 6 losses later, the Huskers find themselves 112th in ESPN’s college basketball RPI (Ratings Percentage Index).  This ranking is worst among all other Big Ten teams.  This is surprising, especially in considering that we only lost one starter from last year’s team.
Husker fans are disappointed at …

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[21 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

0   After 145 years of endless debate, bowl games, and the BCS, college football finally got what it deserved–A Playoff.  The real winners were not the 3 or 4th ranked teams nor the fans, it was ESPN.  Both of the playoff semifinal games were watched by over 28 million people and would’ve been the two most watched cable programs of 2014.  According to Nielsen, 21 of the 34 bowls saw their ratings drop over the last three years and 11 of the 21 dropped over 20%.  In fact, ratings have …

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[13 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

+1   By: Ashley Springman
Some may take the chilly weather as a sign to stay inside and curl up by the fire, but not Morgan Walters. Ever since she was young, Walters has been an avid fan ice skating during the winter season.
“When I was little we would skate on my grandma’s pond on her farm and ever since then I have loved to ice skate!” Walters said.
Once the cold sets in, many people begin to catch a strong case of cabin fever, but not Walters. Thanks to her fond memories …