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The Wingspan

The Student News Site of Gretna East High School

The Wingspan

Girls basketball wins Class B District Championship

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Ranae Duncan
Making the “E” for East, the dance team performs their ritual.

The 4-seed girls varsity basketball team beat the 12-seeded Crete Cardinals 40-29 on Saturday, Feb. 24. The Griffins started off slow and got themselves in a 7-14 deficit after the first quarter. Applying the pressure and capitalizing on their opponent’s mistakes, the Griffins outscored the Cardinals 33-12 in the next three quarters. They will be playing the 5-seed Waverly Vikings as the 4-seed on Feb. 29 at 3:30 p.m. at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.

 

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Drew Rhoades, Reporter
Drew Rhoades is a junior at GEHS and was on the Gretna Media staff at Gretna High last year.  This year he is on the GEHS Wingspan staff. He serves as a reporter and photographer. He won sixth place in Sports News Writing at the NSAA High School State Journalism competition. He joined journalism to take pictures of sports and write articles about them.  From taking great action shots to writing about a close game of football, Rhoades is always busy and working hard. Outside of journalism he plays golf, basketball and hangs out with his friends. While journalism is not something he plans on doing in the future, he still wants to use his skills throughout his life. 
Madeline Petrick, Editor-in-chief
Madeline Petrick, otherwise known as Madie, is a sophomore at GEHS. She was on the Gretna Media staff at Gretna High last year. This year she is the GEHS Wingspan's Editor-in-chief. Madie has wanted to be a journalist since she was in fourth grade. She loves finding stories to tell and sharing her creativity with the world. As a freshman, Madie won first place for entertainment review writing at the NSAA High School State Journalism championships for Class A. Outside of the journalism world, she devotes her time to writing, swimming and being involved at school. She has swam competitively for the past nine years and continues to swim for the Gretna Swim team which is the joined swim team of GEHS and GHS. Along with journalism and swimming, Madie is a member of the Student Council. She also enjoys spending time with her friends, her dogs and blasting music, mostly Taylor Swift.  This year she won a Best of SNO award for her story "Gretna family, non-profit, inspired by personal experience, create beacon of hope."  
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