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States now have the option to legalize sports betting

States now have the option to legalize sports betting

Taylor Ericson, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

On Monday, May 14, the Supreme court finalized the decision to allow states to legalize sports gambling if they so choose. This decision was a tremendous change from the law passed in 1992, stating that one can not gamble on different sporting events. This previous law caused many to become upset bec...

New summer football captains released

New summer football captains released

Caiden Capaldo, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

Football is a staple to the american experience. Without it, Sioux Falls would look very different, not to mention how LHS would be different. Our revered football team would not be able to function, however, without the leadership from their summer captains. Having said this, new captains have been a...

NBA Playoffs update; NBA Finals predictions, game times and more

NBA Playoffs update; NBA Finals predictions, game times and more

Landon DeBoer, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

The NBA Playoffs are in full swing as both the Western and Eastern Conference Finals are beginning. In the East, the number four seeded Cleveland Cavaliers are facing off against the number two seeded Boston Celtics. Out West, the defending NBA Champions, the number two seeded Golden State Warrio...

Redskin’s cheerleading scandal

Redskin’s cheerleading scandal

Hunter Merkley, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Washington Redskins are in major trouble surrounding a recent article written by the New York Times. In this article, details of a team sponsored trip to Costa Rica were exposed. During the trip, team cheerleaders were supposedly forced to pose topless for a calendar shoot and some were even forced...

AAU vs. high school basketball

AAU vs. high school basketball

Hunter Merkley, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Kobe Bryant once said that “AAU is horrible for the game of basketball,” but is that really true? With thousands of indoor facilities and summer programs, playing basketball year-round is something that is becoming more and more common. Some might even say that the world of AAU basketball is not only...

Cases for both Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell for ROY

Cases for both Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell for ROY

Oliver Lockwood-Powell, Sports Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

The 2017-2018 season has been filled with thrillers, excitement, surprises and let-downs. Not many statistical analysts and past NBA players expected the Western conference race to be so tight, LeBron James to put up historical numbers in his 15th season, Russell Westbrook to average another triple-doubl...

LHS boys baseball update

LHS boys baseball update

Ellie Lamberty, Meet the Varsity editor and staff writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

The LHS boys baseball season kicked off in late March, and they have played a sizeable amount since then. Although they lost a handful of seniors from the previous year, the team is looking forward to the season’s possibilities. The Pats have played six games, three being in state teams and the other t...

Redd breaks 42-year-old track record

Redd breaks 42-year-old track record

Hunter Merkley, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

Here at LHS, the track program is well known. With countless state titles, it is easy to say that the track culture runs deep. Last year, LHS finished with yet another state title and it seems that the success has carried over to this season. The track team is made up of various talented athletes including...

Rookie of the Year: Mitchell or Simmons

Rookie of the Year: Mitchell or Simmons

Hunter Merkley, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Sports

With the NBA season coming to a commence soon, sports analysts and fans begin debating on who should win postseason awards, such as M.V.P. Like last season, the main argument is who should win Rookie of the Year. The two players who are up for the award are Philadelphia 76ers guard, Ben Simmons, and U...

Number one NFL Draft prospects

Number one NFL Draft prospects

Somer Luitjens, Staff Writer, Meet the Varsity Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

Quarterback- Josh Rosen, University of California Las Angeles Rosen is predicted to be a first round draft pick because of his amazing arm and his ability to pocket pass perfectly. He has an outstanding 9,341 total yards in his college career bringing an already impressive legacy to the table. ...

The daily life of a track-ster

The daily life of a track-ster

Brita Quello, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

As track is up and running, the LHS student body is always aware of what is going on in the track world due to its popularity and fondness. Senior Ike Mendel participates in the track madness, which he is very excited about.   Track is able to make a difference in one's life, no matter the circu...

Minnesota Timberwolves end the drought

Minnesota Timberwolves end the drought

Oliver Lockwood-Powell, Sports Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

For the past 14 seasons, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been without a playoff appearance. Going back all the way to the 2004 roster with Kevin Garnett, the Wolves have finally put together a team strong enough to make the postseason and show their worth. Led by Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns, ...