Lincoln High School Statesman

Drive-thru graduation parties offer a new option for seniors

As graduation party season gets into full swing, seniors will have to decide how to host them in the time of COVID-19.

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

May 19, 2020

As with many events, graduation parties for high school seniors have been canceled, postponed or forced online. Along with these options for graduation parties, some high school seniors have created a new way to celebrate their successes in the form of drive-thru graduation parties. One LHS senior who ...

Pats poised for State volleyball success

The 2019 LHS volleyball team will head to Rapid City for the State volleyball tournament.

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...

Offseason preparation leads lady Pats to fourth straight tennis title

The LHS girls tennis team poses for pictures after claiming its fourth straight State title.

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

October 16, 2019

After an impressive performance claiming State a season ago, the LHS girls tennis team extended its State championship streak last weekend to four with yet another dominant showing from its players when it mattered most. This continued success over the other teams in the state has helped showcase the blu...


LHS Homecoming 2019

October 14, 2019

LHS student council recognized for excellence

LHS Student Council has recently been recognized as a council of excellence.

Caroline Sudbeck, Entertainment Editor

May 21, 2019

LHS has a rich history of excellent performances in areas such as sports, theatre, band, etc., but another group that has recently been awarded for their excellence is the LHS student council. The LHS student council is a student government group that meets every other week in the morning and has an...

LHS introduces the new Captain’s Council

The LHS Captain's Council is a new addition to the school this year.

Lauren Teller, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

“The happiest people I know are those who help others,” said LHS athletic director Joey Struwe. Struwe has recently selected a lineup of “captains,” students who have been selected by heads of their individual activities to represent and collaborate with others regarding student leadership....

LHS Track and Field looks to take 4-peat

Junior Hunter Merkley broke the SD State record for Long Jump at 23 ft. 11 in.

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...

The way to fundraise: President’s Bowl 5k

Lila Batcheller competing on stilts with her partner during last summer's

Caroline Sudbeck, Entertainment Editor

April 29, 2019

The annual President’s Bowl Fundraiser is kicking off this June 21st. Runners, walkers and fun-havers of all ages are invited to attend and help out with the important fundraising cause. Proceeds from the President’s Bowl Fundraiser are transferred to a collection of money that is generated ...

LHS goes viral

The LHS track and field coaches took home a victory at the Fargo, ND track meet before the Easter weekend.

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

LHS junior Hunter Merkley runs up before attempting a jump at a meet.

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...

Teachers go mad for March

Travis Auckerman poses with a basketball to show his love for March Madness,

Caroline Sudbeck, Entertainment Editor

March 29, 2019

For millions of individuals living in the U.S., entering the month of March also means entering into a March Madness basketball bracket competition. For teachers at LHS, this March came with the opportunity of entering one of the first ever March Madness bracket competitions at LHS. The winner o...

Mind over matter: How Fikse recovered from her concussion

Jaydyn Fikse and LHS basketball coach, Matt Daly at the basketball State qualifier. The LHS girls basketball team has received the honor of playing at the State Basketball Tournament.

Molly Wetsch, Journalism Student

March 6, 2019

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...