"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln High School Statesman

"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln High School Statesman

"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln High School Statesman

Midco Arena is Augustana University’s new 3,082-capacity hockey-specific arena located on the south side of campus on the corner of 33rd and Grange Avenue.

The Midco Arena experience

Ryan Calhoun, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

Midco Arena hosted its first division 1 hockey game on Jan. 26, 2024 when Augustana’s men's team welcomed the Ferris State Bulldogs from Big Rapids, Michigan and unfortunately fell in a 5-2 loss. The...

“Luka Magic” shooting a tough mid-range fadeaway shot versus the Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA face of the league:

Cooper Schultz, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

The NBA is always looking for the new “face of the league.” LeBron James has been that since he entered the NBA in 2003, but the league has been searching for someone new for him to pass the torch...

This years girls basketball team has seen less spectators than the boys team.

A lack of support

Eloise Geraets, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

As many of the student body at LHS knows, we have an excellent boys basketball team. Several students show up in coordinating outfits, based on themes decided in the school-wide group chat. They line up...

The Michigan Wolverines won their first national championship since 1997 on Jan. 8, 2024.

The Michigan Wolverines are champions

Cooper Schultz, Staff Writer January 29, 2024

The 2024 college football national championship was the last of its kind. In 2014, the NCAA implemented a four-team single-elimination playoff that would decide the national champion. The Michigan Wolverines...

Title IX has been a big topic of debate this school year with athletes from the gymnastics team in the Sioux Falls School district suing the district for not complying.

Title IX: The cost of equality

Joseph Tunge, Staff Writer January 29, 2024

The head coach of LHS track and field, James Jarovski, has coached for 26 years and has seen firsthand how the opportunity for everyone to participate in high school athletics benefits his students in...

According to the YMCAs website, Y-Ball is created for both recreational and competitive purposes. Teams pays a $100 registration fee to play. (Artwork by Sara Mathison)

Why ball when you can Y-Ball?

Hazel Hughes and Sara Mathison January 25, 2024

Around this time of year, talk about wins, losses, fouls and competition between LHS YBall teams cram the halls. For high schoolers, the Young Men’s Christian Association, YMCA, offers two sports programs:...

A professional NFL referee signaling that a touchdown was scored.

The officiating epidemic

Cooper Schultz, Staff Writer January 24, 2024

Being a referee (ref for short) has to be one of the worst jobs in the entire world. The pay is great, most of the time, but that is about the only upside. If you have been to a sporting event of any kind,...

Using free weights is the easiest way to get started lifting.

The science behind “getting gains”

Leah Mannes, Staff Writer January 19, 2024

When I went back to the gym after New Year’s Day, something was different. The parking lot was full. As people enter the new year, they set goals and resolutions, and a common goal is to start working...

The LHS Wrestling team is coached by Mark Ernster. The teams schedule can be found on the South Dakota Activities Associations website.

Take down breakdown

Stella Sonnichsen, Staff Writer January 18, 2024

Out of the many sporting teams at LHS, one that we hear about a little less often is the wrestling team. Hidden up above the old gym, the team has been working hard and is excited for this year's wrestling...

Before the 2022 season, Wilson’s jersey was the #1 most-sold jersey in the league. It fell to the 31st most sold before the 2023 season.

Mr. Unlimited has reached his limit

Lucas Hiatt, Sports Editor January 17, 2024

In a shocking move leaving NFL fans scratching their heads, Sean Payton has decided to bench Russell Wilson for the remainder of the NFL season. Will the Mile High City say goodbye to their supposed franchise...

College Football Playoffs: Seminal Snub

College Football Playoffs: Seminal Snub

Maddox Raph, Staff Writer January 17, 2024

Six times in the past a team went undefeated and not made the college playoffs. The Florida Seminals have gone 13-0 and should have had a lock in the CFP. The Seminals lost their starting quarterback Jordan...

Gage Gohl is a LHS and Statesman alum, who now goes to college at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Game changer: An LHS alum’s take on sports media

Cooper Schultz and James Plorde January 11, 2024

Fantasy football takes over the lives of millions of Americans every year, along with this comes football experts who try to predict who will score the most points that week. Although the majority of these...

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