Lincoln High School Statesman

Coronavirus and the sports world

Coronavirus and the sports world

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

Girls AA State basketball preview

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

Boys AA State basketball preview

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

Kobe Bryant 8 vs 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 ...

The value of club sports

The value of club sports

Carson Woods, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

   Club sports such as soccer and basketball can be very expensive, but they have a large variety of opportunities for young athletes to grow in their development. In order for kids and teenagers to be able to play sports outside of school, most often than not, families need to pay. When families don...

Baseball is back

Baseball is back

Alexis Miller, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

The snow-covered ground starts to fade and the green grass slowly surfaces. The air feels warm and the sun attempts to peek through the clouds, signaling one thing: baseball season.  As the first few weeks of spring approach, the LHS baseball team will begin training in preparation for their sea...

Punching their ticket

Punching their ticket

Nicole Schmitz, Entertainment Editor

February 19, 2020

As the LHS girls and boys basketball season is coming to a quick end, they are preparing to play in games that could earn them a spot in the State tournament. Competition starts on March 19 and concludes on March 21. Eight teams will battle at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center to claim a State champio...

NBA all-star snubs

NBA all-star snubs

Carson Woods, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

   From the 16th man on the bench to the star player of the team, NBA teams are full of talent. But, what happens when there are so many talented players that the NBA can’t make a realistic all-star game roster without leaving some players off? Every year there is controversy around the players ...

Remembering the Mamba

Remembering the Mamba

Caleb Hiatt, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

This past weekend on Sunday Jan. 26, former Los Angeles Laker and NBA superstar, Kobe Bryant, died in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. The nine passengers included Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, one of Gianna’s teammates Alyssa Albotelli along with her mom Keri and dad...

The rise and fall of the Warriors dynasty

The rise and fall of the Warriors dynasty

Carson Woods, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

   The best record in NBA history belongs to the 2016 Warriors, led by the only unanimous MVP ever, Stephen Curry. The 2014-2019 Warriors are arguably one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history, because of their five-year dominance of the NBA. The Warriors produced All-stars like never seen befor...

College Football Playoff predictions

College Football Playoff predictions

Spencer Wasmund and Hunter Hauck

December 16, 2019

Now that the college football regular season is over and the final rankings have been set, it is time for the sixth annual College Football Playoff. This year, number four ranked Oklahoma University will face off against the number one ranked Louisiana State University in the CFP semifinals in the Pe...

Pats poised for State volleyball success

Pats poised for State volleyball success

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

November 20, 2019

After finishing the regular season with a 13-9 record, the LHS volleyball team will head to Rapid City in hopes of claiming its first championship since 2011.  The lady Pats will kick off the State tournament as the six seed playing against the third-seeded Huron Tigers. Although the team lost to the T...