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EXCHANGE STUDENT GIVING LINCOLN EAST A BIG SPARK LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR
Exchange student giving Lincoln East a big spark Lincoln Journal Star Lincoln East s Giulio Persello 3 brings the ball upfield during a state tournament game against Omaha Westside at Morrison Stadium in Omaha on Thursday, ...
2010-05-17T23:40:00Z Exchange student giving Lincoln East a big sparkBy BRENT C. WAGNER / Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com
Adding to the Spartan legacy
Lincoln East has a state-record 23 wins this season, and will try to add to its legacy Tuesday night with another state championship:
Most boys state titles
Creighton Prep -- Six
Lincoln East -- Five
Omaha Skutt -- Four
Most boys state tournament appearances
Lincoln East 20, Creighton Prep 18, Omaha Burke 15, Millard South 14, Millard North 13, Omaha Skutt 13, Blair 12, Omaha Westside 12.
Most times in boys final
Creighton Prep 8, Omaha Burke 8, Lincoln East 8, Blair 6.
Pius X tries for second state soccer title
State soccer tournament results, pairings
OMAHA -- Giulio Persello held his arms high in the air, flashed a huge smile and was briefly knocked down while celebrating a goal he scored for Lincoln East during the state soccer tournament last week.
Its obvious the foreign-exchange student from Venice, Italy, is having fun playing soccer for the Spartans.
There have been some frustrating times adjusting to soccer and the English language, but Persello is now comfortable speaking with strangers and making plays on the soccer pitch.
Tuesday night, East will play Omaha South in the Class A state championship match, hoping to win a sixth state title, which would t...[more]
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