Lincoln High School Statesman

Inside LHS: Presidents Bowl 2019

Inside LHS: Presidents Bowl 2019

Anna Langseth, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

It is that time of year again! This year’s high school football season is just starting up and the schools of Sioux Falls are gearing up for the coveted Presidents Bowl on Sept. 14.  The games will begin at 3:30, when number 1 ranked RHS will face off against 5th ranked OGHS. At 7:00, LHS will ...

New Greeno statue strikes Sioux Falls bike trails

New Greeno statue strikes Sioux Falls bike trails

Anna Langseth, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

Last Tuesday, the Sioux Falls City Council approved a location site for the Rich Greeno Memorial Statue. The life size bronze statue is to be placed between Tuthill and Paisley Park on the North side of the footbridge. It will stand at 5’8” on top of a pedestal. Bringing a statue to life is...

Mental health doesn’t care about your fantasy football team… And nor should it

Mental health doesn’t care about your fantasy football team… And nor should it

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

September 3, 2019

Recently, star NFL quarterback Andrew Luck made headlines by announcing his retirement from football at the age of 29. Luck made the decision to leave the Indianapolis Colts due to mental health reasons. This decision comes as a shock to many, as Luck had a promising career with multiple seasons over...

Pats continue athletic excellence on the path to sixth straight KELO Cup

Pats continue athletic excellence on the path to sixth straight KELO Cup

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

May 22, 2019

The LHS athletic teams have come together for one common goal over the past five years, the KELO Cup. With the school year wrapping up, that also means high school athletics are coming to a close. At this moment, LHS is atop the KELO Cup leaderboard and is looking to claim their sixth straight KELO Cup t...

LHS Track and Field looks to take 4-peat

LHS Track and Field looks to take 4-peat

Spencer Wasmund, Journalism Student

May 21, 2019

Coming off of another dominant track season, the LHS track and field team looks to make another run at the state title, already having won the title three years in a row dating back to 2016. There have been many dominating performances throughout the season, with the most recent being at the Metro Conference...

NBA playoffs: Can anyone beat the Warriors?

NBA playoffs: Can anyone beat the Warriors?

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

In the blink of an eye, the NBA regular season has ended and the playoffs are now in full swing with eight teams left in contention for the Larry O’Brien trophy. Here are the cases for the teams with the best odds of becoming champions and cementing their names in NBA history. The favorites to wi...

LHS goes viral

LHS goes viral

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

April 25, 2019

Before the four-day break for Easter weekend, the LHS track and field team headed to Fargo, ND without a clue in their minds that their trip would create a viral video viewed by millions of people worldwide. The meet produced a large amount of LHS winners in a variety of different events, but no...

Merkley: Jumping past expectations

Merkley: Jumping past expectations

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

April 12, 2019

Last Saturday at the Harrisburg Invite track and field meet, LHS junior Hunter Merkley broke one of LHS’ long-standing track and field records, as he broke the 35-year-old record for the long jump with a leap of 23 feet 0 inches. Merkley’s record-breaking jump surpassed former Patriot Bill Mattingly...

The end of an NBA era: Nowitzki and Wade call it quits

The end of an NBA era: Nowitzki and Wade call it quits

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019

It is the end of an era in the NBA as two icons of the game, Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki are retiring. This means it is time to rewind and look back at some of the great moments of the illustrious careers of the two legends. The 40-year-old power forward, Nowitzki was drafted as the ninth pick to t...

March Madness: Who will prevail?

March Madness: Who will prevail?

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

March 28, 2019

As we head into the second week of the NCAA Division 1 College Basketball Tournament, the stage is set for a team to start clicking and make a run at the title. The Sweet Sixteen will feature many of the favorites to win the title, such as the Duke Blue Devils, the Michigan State Spartans, the Gonzaga...

How many State championships are too many?

How many State championships are too many?

Johana Brower, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

The LHS boys tennis season started March 13, with all eight of the courts covered in snow and water. The boys set to work shoveling the courts so they could begin playing challenge matches to set the lineup. LHS has been the team to beat in recent years, as they have won five state titles from 2014-...

The fight for state

The fight for state

Caleb Miller, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Last Tuesday, March 12, LHS students woke up to news of impending snow and winter weather warnings heading for the west side of the state. With the Class AA Boys Basketball State Championship set to start two days later, the trip out to Rapid City became much more problematic. With wind, snow and blistering cold weather ...