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After scoring the third run of the inning against Blair, third baseman, junior Tanner Erdkamp tosses his helmet and runs back to the dugout to celebrate with his team during the State semifinal matchup.

Baseball team gears up for State Title game

Brody Heidemann, Sports Editor May 17, 2024

Coming off a second-round, 3-1 victory over Elkhorn North, the Griffins took on the Blair Bears Wednesday night for a trip to the State Championship on the line. Following a nearly 2-hour weather delay,...

Following a Carson Herrmann (10) line-drive, Easton Leahy (11) rounds third-base and heads home to score the games first run.

Baseball team soars onto second round

Peyton Parker and Brody Heidemann May 12, 2024

On a beautiful 75-degree day, the Griffins took down the Plattsmouth Blue Devils in the second session of the NSAA Class B State Baseball Championships 5-4 on Saturday. The ace for the Griffins, pitcher,...

Embracing after their game on Oct. 28, juniors Stella Stockstill and Nyah Potoff jump surrounded by the team.

Pre-season for volleyball team in full swing

Reese Beery, Reporter May 7, 2024

  During their first off-season, the Griffin volleyball teams have begun working hard to maintain their skills and team comradery months before their next preseason even begins. As summer begins,...

Dribbling the ball, junior Kendall Dobberstein makes her way down the field with two Millard South defenders closing in during game one of the Millard South Invite on April 16.

Three days, three wins

Reese Beery, Reporter April 19, 2024

Tonight at six, the girls soccer team will take on another Omaha Public Schools team at home after shutting out Buena Vista 10-0 on Wednesday night bringing their record to 13-1 for the season so far....

Preparing for first pitch, juniors Tyler Cox, Easton Leahy, Nolan Green and Curran Boswell along with sophomore Carson Herrmann give out fistbumps on the first-base line.

Let the Players Play

Brody Heidemann, Sports Editor April 17, 2024

40-1. Not many words explain how a baseball team can allow 40 players to score against them. It was pure domination from the Griffins as they took on the Omaha Buena Vista Bison, who have one win in team...

Guiding her seventh grade son, Cara Sillman weaves her way through the beeping egg hunt. Drew Sillman won scented putty, tactile/braille books and a free kids meal coupon from Canes.

Boys Town hosts beeping egg hunt for visually impaired children

Onnika Moore, Editor April 15, 2024

When thinking of Easter, memories of bright-colored eggs hidden in fresh-cut grass and the adrenaline rush from running to grab eggs before other children come to mind. Easter egg hunts are a staple for...

At Prom, there will be a traditional Court; however, there will be two sets of Prince and Princesses, one from Gretna East and one from Gretna High. To be a candidate for King or Queen, a student must be a senior, so Gretna East will only have a Prince and Princess.

GEHS Prom Court: juniors Sonora De Fini, Emily Woods, Lily Matya, Addison Larock, Colton Knott, Trevor Cox, Tyler Cox, Andrew Jones and Drew Rhoades (not pictured: Addison Upton)

Griffins to crown first Prince, Princess Saturday at combined Prom

Leena Macklin, Reporter April 3, 2024

In three days, students will be preparing to ‘see the lights’ at the Gretna Public Schools combined prom. While Homecoming didn’t have a traditional royal court, the "At Last We See The Light" Prom...

Say ‘aloha’ to the new Hawaiian Bros Island Grill: superb service, poor pricing

Say ‘aloha’ to the new Hawaiian Bros Island Grill: superb service, poor pricing

Brayden Hansen, Editor March 18, 2024

-REVIEW- The latest addition to the Gretna food scene has arrived. The new Hawaiian Bros Island Grill, located near the Gretna Walmart, off Highway 370, officially opens today. To give locals a preview,...

Giving their presentation, freshmen Abigail Sullivan and Claire Conoan tell the GSA club about the Lavender Scare on Feb. 2. The Lavender Scare was a movement of fear and persecution of LGBTQ people in the 1950s.

Club creates welcoming environment of inclusivity

Adelyn Ridley, Reporter March 15, 2024

While all clubs at the school are welcoming, one club has made it its mission to create a safe place for students specifically those who are members of the LGBTQ+ or an ally of the LGBTQ+ community. Gay...

Chatting with friends, sophomores Addilyn Nikodym, Laci Smith, Seth Milne, Madisyn Wisnieski and Madilon Sedillo-Dougall (unpictured) enjoy their respective lunches together. The group ate together on Feb. 27 during first lunch.

Time to think about open-campus lunch

Brayden Hansen, Editor March 7, 2024

The influx of restaurants opening up close to the school sparks the question of whether we could ever have open-campus lunch. Open-campus lunch is a realistic option and should be implemented when considering...

From Feb. 8-10, football coaches from all over the country, including the varsity Griffin coaches, attended the Glazier Clinic in Tennessee. The conference allowed for coaches to learn from different programs and network with the other coaches.

Griffin coaches return from Tennessee with new plans for offense, defense

Brody Heidemann, Sports Editor February 26, 2024

“The long stretch” is what football coaches call the time between the end of football and the beginning of summer workouts. As for the Griffin football team, the offseason will be a time to reload,...

Directing his first period band class, student teacher William Holke has students play Lightning Field. He had students play different notes by section as the class came to a close.

Former band student, current student teacher composer of school fight song

Reese Beery, Reporter February 22, 2024

From football to basketball games, as soon as the band hits the familiar note, students, staff and the Griffin faithful stand together as one Griffin nation and sing these lyrics with pride. This song...

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