Lincoln High School Statesman

NBA playoffs: Can anyone beat the Warriors?

NBA playoffs: Can anyone beat the Warriors?

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under News, Sports

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


Filed under Features, Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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 ...

The road to Rapid: Pats compete for postseason glory

The road to Rapid: Pats compete for postseason glory

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Sports

Last Friday and Saturday night, the LHS girls and boys basketball teams claimed their spots in the State basketball tournament. With the number three seeded girls defeating the Huron High School Tigers on Friday, and the number one seeded boys defeating the Mitchell High School Kernels Saturday, b...

Mind over matter: How Fikse recovered from her concussion

Mind over matter: How Fikse recovered from her concussion

Molly Wetsch, Journalism Student

March 6, 2019


Filed under Sports

One of the most widely disputed issues in teenage and high school level sports is whether or not athletes should be more concerned about their ‘head health’ while playing a contact sport. Concussions can be unexpected and sometimes dangerous, and LHS sophomore Jaydyn Fikse experienced her own in De...

Crazie of the Month: Vanderloo

Crazie of the Month: Vanderloo

Somer Luitjens, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

There is no doubt that the LHS basketball team draws a large crowd of Crazies because of their unbelievable record and intense atmosphere this season. No matter how many Crazies come and go throughout the season, the basketball team can always expect to see senior Daulton Vanderloo in the front row, rea...

Vonn’s lasting legacy

Vonn’s lasting legacy

Lauren Bickett, staff writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports

  Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn has officially announced her retirement to skiing on an emotional post to her Instagram and Facebook due to the seriousness of her injuries. “Honestly, retiring isn’t what upsets me. Retiring without reaching my goal is what will stay with me foreve...

Super Bowl LIII: An uneventful part of the history books

Super Bowl LIII: An uneventful part of the history books

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Sports

Super Bowl LIII wrapped up Sunday night with yet another New England Patriots Super Bowl win. Wow… is anyone surprised? The Patriots’ victory over the Los Angeles Rams marked their sixth Super Bowl victory in franchise history, tying the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most ever. Although the Patriots...