Unheralded Kings

Junior Joe Bianchi holds the hammer with pride after receiving it for the second time.

Kenzie Ward, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018

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

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

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

Junior setter Brooklyn Schram sets the ball against Millard West on Aug. 30. The monarchs fell to the Wildcats in four sets.

Josey Ryan, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018

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

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...

In the Middle

Dance Team getting in stance for their performance at the Homecoming pep rally.

Emma Betts, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018

Even though dance is arguably not considered a sport, it requires the same amount of talent, commitment and dedication as any other competitive activity. Dancing involves training, muscle movement, technique, choreography and intense practice to perfect performance routines.     Everyone sees the PLHS dance team perform at halftime during football and basketball season and, if they are tru...

Softball State Tournament

The PLHS Softball team celebrates a home run by sophomore Mia Jarecki.

Tatum Jorgensen, Entertainment Editor

October 18, 2018


To New Lengths

Junior Sam Cahill runs at a Lincoln meet.

Sarah Altman, Sports Editor

October 12, 2018

He comes from a family of cross-country savants, all gifted with the grit of Mo Farah and an aptitude for aerobic respiration. His hair whips in the bitter autumn air as he plows forward, determined to overtake the nearest competitor with an extended stride at the finish line. His siblings have...

Monarchs vs. Bell East Football Slideshow

Senior Caden Kirby runs the ball the score a touchdown for the Monarchs.

Jill Mathison, Social Media Editor

September 20, 2018


Go Big and Go Home

Monarchs' defensive line face off the Titans during the third quarter.

Lissa Lafond, Features Editor

September 11, 2018

Rivalries can spark a passion in fans, going to great extents to dress up, paint up, and show up for their team. Screaming at the top of their lungs, being united as a crowd, and exerting all the pride possible to muster.When on the home side the game is even more exhilarating.   For our big...

One Last Go

Conner Barnett gives some pointers to Logan Anderson during the game against Westside.

Josey Ryan, Sports Editor

September 7, 2018

Four years. Freshmen feel as if this will be a lifetime of going to class. Seniors are taking in each last as it comes, making every moment count. For senior athletes, their last year is everything they have worked towards. All the morning workouts, sprints and mental beatdowns, all building up to their...

Glimpse of the Year

Junior Frankie Allen Flexes moments before the scrimmage game starts

Jack Nieto, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

It’s about that time of the year again: cool weather, leaves falling off trees, pumpkin spice lattes, and most importantly the kickoff of the football season.  Monarch football is one of the biggest and most attended sports at PLHS, and with the season starting up the team must first play a scrimmage game. Both maroon and white faced off at Foun...

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