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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,...

Time to show up, show out for Nebrasketball

Time to show up, show out for Nebrasketball

Peyton Parker, Reporter February 17, 2024

Husker basketball has taken a big step from their previous seasons under head coach Fred Hoiberg, who has a record of 57-91 during his time with the Huskers and is now sitting with a record of 17-8 this...

Playing against Millard West, sophomore Maggie Pfaff guards her opponent.

Griffins blaze trail of confidence throughout season

Reese Beery, Reporter February 9, 2024

Going into the weekend, the varsity girl’s basketball team holds a record of 12-6. Tomorrow, at 3 p.m., the girls will play a home game against Lincoln High who have a record of 4-15 and are ranked 26th...

After school on Jan. 19, students and staff warm up their vehicles and dust off the snow. Later that day, at 4:55 p.m., cell phones received a “Snow Squall Warning” saying:  Snow Squall Warning until 6:00 pm. Slow down or delay travel! Be ready for a sudden drop to near zero visibility and icy roads in heavy snow.

Snow blanket, cold weather puts sports on ice

Drew Rhoades, Reporter January 25, 2024

Today's temperature of 35-37 degrees and the melting snow is a stark contrast to just six days ago, Jan. 19, when the high was five degrees with a wind chill between -13 to -30 degrees. The cold temperatures...

Gretna High Schools return to Eastern Midlands Conference after six years in metro

Gretna High Schools return to Eastern Midlands Conference after six years in metro

Peyton Parker, Reporter December 15, 2023

With the first year of high school sports well underway and lots of chatter about Gretna high schools competing in Class A or Class B sports and activities, the district made the decision to rejoin the...

With a defender in his face, junior forward Carter Craven sinks a shot from the corner.

Griffins launch basketball season with fresh faces to varsity competition

Brody Heidemann, Sports Editor December 6, 2023

Going into any season, goals are set to strive for and to help guide a team. For first-year teams, the inaugural season is unexpected and unknown. However, the varsity boys' basketball team has set...

During a Creighton basketball game at the CHI Health Center, the arena lights are turned down and blue lights are cast out to set the scene.

Creighton men’s basketball program takes fans on roller coaster ride

Drew Rhoades, Reporter December 2, 2023

-Commentary- With the 2022-2023 Creighton men’s basketball season ending with a controversial call in the Elite Eight of March Madness, no one knew which players would stay or leave. With 1.2 seconds...

Fantasy Football Fridays: Episode 7

Brody Heidemann and Peyton Parker November 17, 2023

"The Wingspan's" Brody Heidemann and Peyton Parker discuss Fantasy Football for week 11 of the NFL. Are there upsets on the horizon? Can Russell Wilson and the Broncos stay hot? Will another Texans...

After going through an offensive play during practice on Nov. 17, girls basketball head coach Wade Coulter watches junior Sonora Defini take a shot  after the team runs the play.

Girls basketball team ready to ‘write our own history’

Reese Beery, Reporter November 17, 2023

Anticipation can be sensed in the air as the fall sports have come to a close and the winter sports season has started. For the girls’ basketball team, that excitement started during the summer and has...

Attempting to block the ball, Hayden Hart (11) and Hailey Levinson (11) jump in front of the net. The play ended in a point for the Badgers.

Griffins’ State Journey Ends in Quarterfinal Defeat

Reese Beery, Reporter November 7, 2023

This season for the girl's varsity volleyball team was an emotional ride for many. With having a 25-11 record, they headed straight into the Class B State Volleyball Championship. The Griffins fought,...

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