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Boys gymnastics takes second in state

Boys gymnastics takes second in state

Luke Lusson, Reporter
May 25, 2017
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After losing its dual meet to Glenbard West by eight points on April 4, the boys gymnastics team made it one of its goals to beat the Hilltoppers by the end of the season. The team nearly accomplished that feat at the state meet on April 12 at Hinsdale Central, where it took second place and trailed...

Girls water polo finishes season strong

Girls water polo finishes season strong

Spiro Kass, Buisness Manager
May 25, 2017
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After jumping in the pool, ready to take on Mother McAuley in the IHSA Sectional Final on May 13, girls varsity water polo co-captain Annika Moore ‘17 scanned the bleachers above to notice all of her friends and family rooting for the team. Moments later, the whistle sounded to commence the com...

Counter Attack

Counter Attack

Greta Markey, Copy Editor
May 25, 2017
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It was boys varsity water polo’s second period of overtime against the Naperville North Huskies, and both teams had nine points as the period was coming to an end. Suddenly, captain Armin Korsos ‘17 drew a foul and noticed Jacob Schoneman ‘17 releasing off of his defender in front of the goal. ...

Grace Brannen ’17 commits to play D1 soccer at Concordia University despite two knee surgeries, still offered spot for fall 2017

Grace Brannen ’17 commits to play D1 soccer at Concordia University despite two knee surgeries, still offered spot for fall 2017

Lea Voytovich, News Editor
May 11, 2017
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After suffering two ACL injuries in the last two years, Grace Brannen '17 committed to playing DI soccer at Concordia University on April 12, National Spring Signing Day.  “I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to play soccer in college, but after my second injury, I decided that I couldn’t go into ...

Set for success

Adam Janicki, Sports editor
April 12, 2017
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With a team compromised of much talent and experience, the varsity boys volleyball team aspires to place top five at state this year. Despite the loss of a couple starting seniors, close to all the team’s players have returned, providing valuable cohesion. “We have a lot of potential to do better...

Athlete of the month: Thomas Saggau ’17

Lindsey Hauch, Reporter
April 12, 2017
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After his first attempt of three during the triple jump event on Feb. 16 at LT, Thomas Saggau '17 was anything but impressed with his score of 46 feet, which was five inches less than his personal practice record. Despite being disappointed, this distance was enough to shatter LT's previous triple jump rec...

Fortuna brings flare to the stage

Lucy Schaefer, Sports editor
April 12, 2017
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Imagine stepping into the Eurythmic Dance Company’s rehearsal as a seventh grade dancer and assisting the high school team complete choreography for the big show. Well, this is just what Julianne Fortuna ‘17 did when older sister Allison Fortuna ‘13 felt at a loss for inspiration. This marked her ...

Successful swings

Maddy Cohen, Assistant Pulse Editor
April 12, 2017
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The LT varsity softball team is excited to return to the field after pulling off a major upset in the playoffs last year by defeating Marist, the reigning state champions, and winning its first regional title in six years. “Everyone on this team has a passion for softball, that’s not something...

Shattering records

Sydney Kaehler, Opinion Editor
April 12, 2017
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Feb. 27, 2017, was a day that went down in LT history. That night, four runners broke the 4 x 200 relay by a half a second at the Downers Grove South Invitational meet at North Central College. Although the order and structure of the relays can vary, when the record was broken the order went: Antwane Thigpen...

2017 March Madness Picks and Analysis

2017 March Madness Picks and Analysis

Henry Groya, Reporter
March 20, 2017
Filed under Columns, Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

This year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament is bound to be more exciting than ever before. Wild upsets will happen, dreams will come true and hearts will be crushed. For the first time ever, programs such as Northwestern and Jacksonville State received bids, and for the 56th time the University...

Five potential Round of 64 upsets:

Five potential Round of 64 upsets:

Luke Lusson, Reporter
March 15, 2017
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(11)Rhode Island beating (6)Creighton: Coached by defensive-minded Danny Hurley, the Rhode Island Rams enter the tournament fresh off an Atlantic 10 title and have won 10 of their last 12 games. On the other hand, Creighton is without key player Maurice Watson Jr. due to a season ending injury. The ju...

Four keen varsity wrestlers to graduate

Four keen varsity wrestlers to graduate

Christina Rossetti, Reporter
March 10, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

On Feb. 16, Johnny Mologousis ‘17, Zach Villarreal ‘17 and Elias Garcia ‘17 stepped out on the mats in the University of Illinois wrestling gym for what would be their last time wrestling in high school. “It was the best feeling I have ever had in my life,” Villarreal said. “Nothing has...

Girl’s lax prepares for successful season

Lucy Schaefer, Sports editor
March 3, 2017
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After a successful season last year, girl’s lacrosse anticipates improvement as the team will consist of almost entirely returning athletes. The team graduated no starters last year except former goalie, Veronica Bernard ‘16; this will prove very valuable in terms of team cohesiveness. “Last year there were ...

Athlete of the month Tyrese Shines ’19

Athlete of the month Tyrese Shines ’19

Mikaela Larson, Reporter
March 3, 2017
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Tyrese Shines ‘19 has been playing basketball for as long as he can remember, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Not many players that come through the ultra-competitive LT basketball program can say they played all four years at the varsity level, but Shines is doing just that. “Nobo...

Striking success

Striking success

Alex Janicki, Sports editor
March 3, 2017
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Following an almost complete roster change from last year and with little varsity experience, the LT varsity bowling team knew that competing for state was going to be no easy feat. Despite various setbacks and challenges, the team placed second in regionals, first in sectionals and 12th in the state...

Polo Priorities

Polo Priorities

Sydney Hansen, News editor
March 3, 2017
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After a 20-second ejection in the first 2015 IHSA state water polo game for LT girls water polo, Kaysie Stuba ‘18 re-entered the pool with newfound determination. Stuba would go on to score the first goal of the game, a moment that has stayed with her for years. “Kaysie is great at initiating pla...

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