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New Leadership

New Leadership

Delani Watkins, Scepter Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019


Filed under News, News Briefs, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Monarch football team will be under new leadership in the 2019-2020 season.  After former football coach Mr. Randy Huebert announced his departure, a search for a new head football coach began.   Athletic Director Mr. Jason Ryan and the administrative team advertised the open position for ...

Cutting the Inequality

Cutting the Inequality

Annie Waldman, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under News Briefs, Opinion, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

School sports tryouts are usually used to weed out the less experienced players and set different teams. For girls, however, the former is not a common practice.  Girls sports have been overflowing with players for year, yet the coaches cannot do anything about it. PLHS has long had a precedent that coaches are not allowed to cut fem...

The Story Behind the Plaque

The Story Behind the Plaque

Josey Ryan, Sports Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under News Briefs, Showcase, Sports

Across from the north gym, next to the bench many students sit on daily, hangs a plaque with the words “Papillion-La Vista High School class of 1972 and Nebraska’s first 7’ High School Basketball Player." Students walk past it daily; some notice it, but most do not. However, the story behind the...

Color of Hope 2019

Color of Hope 2019

January 12, 2019


Filed under Audio, Media, News Briefs, Sports, Video

Sliding Through the Season- PLHS & PLSHS Hockey Team

Sliding Through the Season- PLHS & PLSHS Hockey Team

Jacob Williams, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase, Sports, Video

The joint Monarch & Titan hockey team struggles at the beginning of their season with a 0-9 record and a young roster. They look to improve their season with more and tougher practices and teaching younger players the skills of the game.

Kyler’s Fantasy Focus Week 9 recap and Week 10 Outlook

Kyler’s Fantasy Focus Week 9 recap and Week 10 Outlook

Kyler Choquette, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, Showcase, Sports

Week 9 Recap  Starts  . Tarik Cohen- Had an abysmal week with only 1.3 points as his contemporary Jordan Howard got the bulk of the carries for the first time in weeks.  . Adrian Peterson- Another bust, Peterson could only muster 3.3 points as three of his offensive linemen went down with...

Unheralded Kings

Unheralded Kings

Kenzie Ward, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase, Sports, Student Life

Most teams have a sense of tradition that grows throughout each season. The Papillion-La Vista football team is no different when it comes to cherishing theirs.  A tradition carried over to Papio three years ago, the King of the Trenches, is rewarded to the player that proves they have what it ta...

Leaving It All on the Ice

Leaving It All on the Ice

Emma Betts, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, News Briefs, Showcase, Sports, Student Life

With the elegance of each turn, the grace of each stroke and each move vividly different from the next, figure skating creates breathing art with the movement of a leg or the flick of an arm.  Figure skating is an intense sport, from the many vigorous practices to the stressful competitions.  Junior...

Kyler’s Fantasy Focus Week 8 Recap and Week 9 Outlook

Kyler’s Fantasy Focus Week 8 Recap and Week 9 Outlook

Kyler Choquette, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News Briefs, Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Week 8 Recap  Starts  . Phillip Lindsay- Exploded for 17 points proving a more than worthy start.  . Marlon Mack- Had a phenomenal week with 26.9 points and was the second week in a row he scored 25 plus points.  . Cooper Kupp- Did not end up playing last minute due to his knee but ...

District Volleyball TONIGHT

District Volleyball TONIGHT

Josey Ryan, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, Showcase, Sports

The crowd goes silent. The girls line up on opposite baselines, only a net separating the two teams that will give their all for the chance to win this year’s state tournament. All the hard work of lifting, running and practicing every day for 3 months is put to the final test in this moment. The announcer...

Kyler’s Fantasy Focus Week 8

Kyler’s Fantasy Focus Week 8

Kyler Choquette, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, Showcase, Sports

Starts  . Phillip Lindsay- Phillip has been a consistent flex player throughout the season but with his fellow rookie back Royce Freeman out this weekend Lindsay should expect to see a heavy workload in the run and pass game against a horrific Chiefs Defense.  . Marlon Mack- After a terrific p...

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