Monarchs cruise to opening night win over Kearney

Junior guard Jenna Hoelcher dribbles the ball against Kearney Thursday night. Hoelscher had five points and seven rebounds in the Monarchs win.

Anthony Rubek, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Every team's goal is to start a season with a win after a long offseason of training. An opening night win could help set the tone for a successful season. Papio did just that in dominant fashion on Thursday night.   The Monarchs defeated the Kearney Bearcats 67-30 to win their first game of the season. Senior forward Lindsey Ingwerson led all scorers with 15 points.  Papio was lock ...

Rising to the Top

Owen McLaughlin brings the ball down the court in a 2019 game against Westside. The Monarch boys will return this year to play them again.

Ellie Beiser, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

Teaching an old dog new tricks is difficult, which is why when the dog is still a puppy you train them to sit, stay, maybe even shake or play dead. In sports, few see the positives of starting over as this puppy.  The boys basketball team was a new puppy last year, learning the basics of what it means to be on the team.  “Last year we had a lot of young kids except Preston Kell...

Rowdy yet Respectful

Rowdy yet Respectful

Anthony Rubek, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

I was at my five-year-old cousins flag football game and then something happened that was shocking. A parent ran on to the field yelling at the referee for a missed illegal block in the back call on one touchdown. I have never seen someone that upset over a game played by kindergarteners. But if a parent...

Reconstructing Success

Lindsey Ingwerson protects the ball from her defenders in the 2019 Lincoln Northeast game.

Ellie Beiser, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

A puzzle with a thousand or even a million pieces is not impossible. Completing it may take some time, but there is no doubt in the feeling of accomplishment.  The girls varsity basketball team is building a successful team this year. Head coach, Josh Siske, has little to no doubt in the returning and new players abilities to assis...

Student Section Leaders

Student Section Leaders

Jake Williams, Video Editor

November 18, 2019

The Student section leaders Nick Ripa, Trevor Sotak, and Hunter Scruggs explain what it is like to lead their student section

Sidewalk Surfing

Dayton Conley does an ollie in a parking lot.

Parker Allen, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Nearly 60 years ago in California skateboarding or “sidewalk surfing” surfaced. Now this craze is popular throughout kids has rolled into PLHS and taken some students by storm. This select group of students from PLHS have invested hundreds of dollars on boards and equipment in order to fill the void ...

State Warm-up

Brooke Dumont on Papillion's home field looks toward the dugout to receive signs to set up for the next pitch.

Lauryn Vacek

October 24, 2019

 An undefeated season, winning districts, and setting new school records are all small glimpses that led to another state title for the Monarchs softball team.   About three weeks ago the girls and coaches took a Charter bus down to Hastings to have practice on the state field. The coaches...

Football Slideshow

PLHS Varsity football team runs out on the field at the beginning of the Bellevue East football game.

Tatum Jorgensen, Entertainment Editor

October 14, 2019

Bringing Controversy to the Nation’s Most Innocent League

A high school football field at Papillion-La Vista High School, where many future college athletes get their start in joining competitive college athletics.

Josh Hennings, Sports Editor

September 27, 2019

In 2014, Electronic Arts (EA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), were sued for using college athletes’ images and likenesses without compensating the players. After the trials, college athletes were awarded $60 million dollars by a federal judge. After the money was awarded, EA had to halt all pr...

Art teacher and Linemen coach

Art teacher and Linemen coach

Jackson Vetter, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Shawn Blevins is a lineman coach for the football team at Papillion-La Vista high school. He also teaches art at the high school and has brought his talents and traits of creativity to the students and staff. He has been at Papillion-La Vista for four years and taught at Westside for 17.

New JV Tennis Coach

Sean Clerc and Kerry Lampe showing their tennis pride!

Ellie Beiser, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Every athlete is partial to their sport, whether the persuader is the way a bat feels in their hands or the thrill of watching a golf ball slice through the air. Perhaps, it’s the stamina needed for running or the Friday night lights illuminating the field. Fall sports like these create major ela...

The “Weight” is Over

Senior Hunter Scruggs hang cleans during his weights class.

Cassie Kessler, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Athletes are constantly looking for ways to better their performance in order to give the best effort they can when game night comes around. Athletic weight training has been a large staple in sports and programs at PLHS. This year, the weight program has undergone several changes to benefit all ath...

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