Lincoln High School Statesman

Open gyms prep Pats for promising season

Open gyms prep Pats for promising season

Johnathan Smith, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

Basketball season is upon us! Well, not officially. While the official season for LHS basketball has not yet begun, hopeful players have been taking to the court the past few weeks in order to work on their game and impress the coaching staff. Jeff Halseth, head coach for the LHS boys varsity bask...

College Football Playoffs: Cases for the top four

College Football Playoffs: Cases for the top four

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

As the College Football regular season begins to wind down, teams are making strong cases to be included in the College Football Playoffs (CFP). Here are legitimate cases for the top four teams in the CFP Rankings to hold their placement and to make the Playoffs.     1. Alabama Crimson Tide: At this moment, A...

LHS vs. WHS: forever rivals

LHS vs. WHS: forever rivals

Caleb Miller, Journalism Student

November 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

The glances are exchanged and recognized as the eyes of an LHS Patriot meets those of their opponents, but from them emerges one crowned rival, the WHS Warriors. From opposing ends of the gymnasium to Howard Wood Field, the conflict between two schools within just ten minutes of each other cannot be...

Gymnastics is back and ready for business

Gymnastics is back and ready for business

Johana Brower, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Flipping, tumbling and flying through the air are just a few aspects of gymnastics, but there is more to gymnastics than just the flashy tricks and flips. There are the hard long practices and grueling meets along with club gymnastics on the off season. “It is going to be good. In the beginning ...

Red Sox: Champions once again

Red Sox: Champions once again

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

After a five-game massacre of the Los Angeles Dodgers in a best-of-seven series, the Boston Red Sox are World Series Champions. With its win last Sunday night, the Red Sox claimed its fourth World Series title of the century- the most of all current MLB teams. With flawless managing from first-y...

Tackling the argument for football

Tackling the argument for football

Hunter Hauck, Journalism Student

October 23, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Sports

LHS linebacker Elliott Hackett, a victim of a football inflicted injury, advocates for high school football despite many appeals for its removal. Injuries in football have been one of the main arguments for the removal of the sport at a high school level in recent years; however, this argument h...

LHS boys golf swings for State

LHS boys golf swings for State

Caleb Miller, Journalism Student

October 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

He knew it was close. He knew they were doing well. But what LHS Senior Ryan Neff did not know was that after he put the last ball in on that 18th hole, he had just won LHS the 2018 State AA Boys Golf Championship. At the state finals, the team consisted of three seniors, Neff, Max Honner and Adam...

School sporting events: yay or nay?

School sporting events: yay or nay?

Sophia Boyt and Johana Brower

October 8, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Sports

     Supporting your school through athletics can be an exciting way to end your day. However, just like most school-related things, attending school sporting events has its quirks.      Going to a school sporting event can be the highlight of any high schooler’s week. Cheering with friends,...

MLB Postseason predictions

MLB Postseason predictions

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Sports

After a 13 inning thriller in Chicago, a blowout in the Bronx and the beginning of the National League Divisional Series (NLDS), the MLB Postseason is in full swing. In the National League (NL) and American League (AL) wildcard games, there were two incredibly different storylines. In a game that ...

Whatever… let’s rank the sports

Whatever… let’s rank the sports

Slater Dixon, Manager of Business

September 28, 2018


Filed under Satire, Sports

Here at LHS, we pride ourselves on the variety of activities students can participate in. From band to football to four-square club, students of all interests can find something they enjoy doing. Among the extracurriculars offered at LHS, sports is one of the most popular. One might wonder though:...

Free Beer

Free Beer

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Sports

The wait is finally over! After 635 days since its last win, the Cleveland Browns claimed a victory over the New York Jets last Thursday night. A lot has happened in between the Browns' wins. Two Star Wars movies, almost two years of President Trump’s presidency and a total solar eclipse are just a...

Unsanctioned softball

Unsanctioned softball

Elizabeth Boysen, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

Football, soccer, basketball and volleyball are all easily recognized as school sports and have high numbers of students and parents attending their games, but not many people know that LHS also has a softball team. In South Dakota, softball is not a school sanctioned sport, meaning the school does not...