Lincoln High School Statesman

LHS’ volleyball team 2020 game plan

This was 2019 LHS varisty volleyball team. Taken pre-season by Jordan LeMaster.

Anna Engels, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

The start of 2020 was a bit of a rocky road and still is, but the LHS volleyball team is not letting this unfortunate experience ruin their dreams and expectations for their upcoming season.  Second-year, varsity and head coach Erin Temple, cannot wait for this year’s season to start and is exci...

Ten great moments in women’s sports

Women and girls in sports deserve to have real recognition for their accomplishments.

Anna Langseth, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

Many female athletes are under constant scrutiny while the world debates whether or not their accomplishments are warranted. Studies have shown that even with inclusive programs like Title IX, female athletes, specifically at the collegiate level, still face behavioral and performance related stereotypes...

We NEED sports back

Many sporting events in 2020 have been cancelled because of COVID-19.

Charley Lockwood-Powell, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

On May 10, it marked the longest drought in sports history since 1918: 60 days. The world has been wondering when sports are going to make a comeback, the question is whether it will be with fans or if it will come back at all.  COVID-19 has had a widespread effect on the sports world. Over the past 60 days...

NCAA on its way to allowing athletes to get paid

The NCAA comes closer to letting its student-athletes receive pay for their likeness.

Caleb Hiatt, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

Modernizing some of the NCAA’s rules and giving players a chance to get paid has been an ongoing conversation, but the NCAA Board of Governors has taken a step to turn that conversation into reality. The NCAA Board of Governors recently supported a vote for athletes to have the opportunity to rece...

NBA G-League offers an alternative route to high school prospects

The NBA development league is now known as the NBA G-League after being sponsored by Gatorade

Carson Woods, Staff Writer

May 9, 2020

    In 2018, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that they were now allowing the top prospects in high school basketball to skip college and play professional basketball immediately. The NBA would allow the prospects to play in the G-League and develop for a minimum of one year befor...

The 49ers losing the Super Bowl was a good thing.

Before Super Bowl LIV, the Chiefs had not won a Super Bowl since 1970.

Kaden Fossum, Staff Writer

April 26, 2020

     Back on Feb. 2, 2020, the San Francisco 49ers lost 20-31 against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Super Bowl LIV. You can ask most 49er fans about the game and they will still be bitter about it. No one likes to see their team lose, but what if the 49ers losing the Super Bowl might have helped avoid th...

UFC to fight on a private island

UFC 235 was the most viewed event in the history of UFC with 1.48 million viewers.

Carson Woods, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

   In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, UFC President Dana White has been committed to getting operations back up and running. The UFC so far has postponed three events that were scheduled for March 21, 28 and April 11. White has been adamant that the UFC will resume by their next Paype...

‘The Last Dance’

The documentary followed the Chicago Bulls around the entire 1997-1998 season.

Charley Lockwood-Powell, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

With the Coronavirus canceling all sporting events, sports fans feel may lost with nothing to do during this quarantine. But, they finally received some good news: the Michael Jordan/Bulls “The Last Dance” documentary will be dropping early on April 19. This highly anticipated 10-part series is a ...

Coronavirus and the sports world

Juventus game being played in a empty staduim due to CoronaVirus.

Kaden Fossum, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

With the world in panic from the spread of COVID-19, or more known as the Coronavirus, the sports world is taking a huge hit. The World Health Organization is preparing for the next pandemic and doing whatever means to stop the spread of the virus, meaning the cancellation of all sporting events. Basketball: On Mar...

Girls AA State basketball preview

LHS Senior Mya Wilson showcasing her basketball skills.

Chloe Harbaugh, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

With the girls’ State basketball tournament around the corner, the LHS girls’ basketball team is practicing harder than ever. After playing in the SoDak 16, the girls have secured the number three spot in South Dakota’s class AA girls basketball rankings. The Girls Class AA State basketball tourname...

Boys AA State basketball preview

This year's Class AA tournament takes place at the Sanford PREMIERE Center in Sioux Falls during the weekend of March 19-21.

Hunter Hauck, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

With the State basketball tournament approaching, the LHS boys basketball team is looking to secure their spot in the play in game against Rapid City Central. The eighth-ranked 11-9 Patriots take on the ninth-ranked 10-10 Cobblers on Saturday at 5pm.  While the Patriots have already defeated the...

Kobe Bryant 8 vs 24

From 1996-2006 Kobe Bryant wore two number 8 and from 2007-2017 Bryant wore number 24.

Carson Woods, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

   Since 2017, there has been a debate about which number Bryant was wearing at the peak of his career. Was it number 24 or was it number 8? Bryant wore both of his numbers for 10 years. Many people would argue that Bryant was better as number 8 but many others would make a case that he was better ...