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Papillion-La Vista’s No. 44 attempts a lay-up during a game against Millard South on Jan 30.


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The Papillion-La Vista Monarchs continue their impressive season stretch by picking up two more wins over the weekend against Omaha Bryan on Friday, Jan 29, and Millard South on Saturday, Jan 30.

Jumping all over the Bryan Bears, PLV cruised to a 22-7 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, outscoring the Bears in all four quarters. The Monarchs shot an exceptional 52% from three, led by Chase Lett who was 7/9 from beyond the arc. Lett finished with 23 points, three rebounds and three assists.

Luke Lindenmeyer also had a big night against the Bears, going for 24 points and three boards while Kyle Ingwerson also chipped in 19 points and five rebounds. The Monarchs won easily on Friday night, 79-48.

Saturday night featured a matchup with the Millard

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The amateur NZ traders riding the GameStop and cryptocurrency waves

Last week Reddit users, including plenty in Aotearoa, took on Wall Street hedge funds. Here’s how they’re feeling now.

Aucklander Zoe* is 24, a student, and she refuses to sell her GameStop shares. Her hands are so strong from holding them that, in Reddit lingo, they are made of diamonds. But she’s not holding them in expectation of making a killing on the sharemarket, she says. “I don’t actually expect GameStop to skyrocket,” she told The Spinoff. “I decided to jump on it and stick it to Wall Street.”

Last week, shares in GameStop, an American brick-and-mortar video and computer game retailer, rocketed from US$76 to $347 after WallStreetBets (WSB) – a stockmarket subreddit known for its YOLO attitude to investing – whipped up hundreds of thousands of its members into a share-buying frenzy to try to force a short squeeze.

You can read a full explainer here, but

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Professional bull riding returns to Greenville

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – For the first time since 2018, professional bull riding has returned to Greenville for a two-night event at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

“We’re just really excited to welcome them back,” said Bon Secours Wellness Arena General Manager Beth Paul. “It’s something I think that the casual fan doesn’t get to see very often, so I think the novelty of it is really exciting for people.” 

45 of the world’s best bull riders descended on the Upstate on Friday, January 23 for the first round of the Greenville Invitational. It’s part of the Professional Bull Riders Pendleton Whiskey Velocity Tour, with Greenville serving as the second stop in 2021.

“It’s an experience like no other….It’s a concert with a bull ride, really,” said Robert Simpson, general manager of the tour.

The riders compete in two rounds on Friday and Saturday night, with the winner securing a

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