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Athlete of the Year: Grant Leader ’19

Athlete of the Year: Grant Leader ’19

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

May 23, 2019

Every four years, the world pauses and comes together to cheer on their country in the Olympic games, and like clockwork, every four years thousands and thousands of youth athletes see the Olympians wearing their country’s flag and think to themselves ‘I want to do that.’ The sad part is, not many...

A To Do List for Gar Pax

Tommy Layden, Assistant sports editor

May 23, 2019

The Bulls are at rock bottom. They are one of the worst teams in league and arguably the worst in the Eastern conference. Realistically, however, they are not in a terrible position to improve. They have a few budding stars in Zach Lavine and Lauri Markkanen, but there are still many moves that must be...

Gymnasts take 4th place in state

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

May 23, 2019

After a successful previous season with Matthew O’Malley ‘19 winning a vault title at state, the boys gymnastics team continued to improve its skills and work towards advancing in the sectional and state meets. The team placed fourth overall in the state meet on May 10 and 11 at Hoffman Estat...

Boys tennis prepares for state run

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

May 23, 2019

With a very strong team this year, boys tennis hopes to place in the top five at state, head varsity coach Bill Wham said. The team has lots of potential if it continues to play to its ability. “This is one of the tightest teams I’ve coached in 25 years,” Wham said. “We have done well becaus...

Special Olympics track begins

Nina Shearrill, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Just this year LT has added a second Special Olympics sport for its differently abled students. Before there was only Special Olympics basketball, which only has a winter season, but February this year a Special Olympics track team was added giving the students the ability to continue competing and ge...

Leaving LION

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

May 23, 2019

Today, the day this issue comes out, is a sad day. It is my and many other seniors’ last regular day of school, and our time being Lions is rapidly coming to a close. While I am happy that college will open up a new chapter in my life, I am still sad that I will be leaving such a great high school ...

Soccer winning on, off the field

Tommy Layden, Assistant sports editor

May 23, 2019

The 2019 girls varsity soccer season has been full of ups and downs. Although some players have been injured for different parts of the season, the team has still found a way to show what it means to be a LT player on and off the field. “On [May 2] we played Downers Grove North and we won 1-0,”...

Johnson holds multiple powerlifting records

Johnson holds multiple powerlifting records

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

May 23, 2019

When Joey Johnson ‘19 was 17, he completed his first weight-lifting goal: benching 315 pounds for the first time. Since that moment junior year, Johnson has added to his collection of records and awards. “Seeing the three plates shows that you're a strong person,” Johnson said. “Benching 315 ...

eSports finishes second in NIU competition

eSports finishes second in NIU competition

Dani Almase, Reporter

May 10, 2019

The long battle in the championship match on May 4 saw the LT eSports team emerge as the second best eSports team in Illinois behind Naperville North. The tournament marked the club’s first in-person competition, traveling to the NIU eSports Arena that recently opened this month in Naperville. “It...

AOTM: Renata Wingert

AOTM: Renata Wingert

Dani Almase, Reporter

April 16, 2019

When Renata Wingret ‘19 was a freshman in 2015, she had no desire to join the girls track team. One of her friends begged her to start running track, yet Wingert was hesitant. She always believed she would try out for soccer in the spring. However, Wingert decided to run track instead because of her f...

Girls water polo crushes Hinsdale

Tommy Layden, Assistant sports editor

April 15, 2019

Water polo might be the most exciting sport you have never watched, and that is a tragedy. LT has some of the best and most entertaining water polo teams in the state. “I wish people came [to our games],” Elizabeth Tabisz ‘20, first-year varsity player, said. “I think [they don’t] because...

Boys water polo in midseason form

Grace Kulat, Photographer/reporter

April 15, 2019

In an overtime game against Winter Park High School from Florida, the score was tied at 14, Ray Berg ‘19 blocked an outside shot. The offense raced back to the other end of the pool, and in the fast paced counterattack, the opposing defense failed to locate Eric Markey ‘20 , who took the winning shot...

#Bethstrong

#Bethstrong

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

April 12, 2019

On a late Thursday night, Feb. 21, I was getting ready for bed and going through my routine like I normally do. I was brushing my teeth, scrolling through Snapchat and responding to some friends. I clicked on an old volleyball teammate’s story and saw Beth Dunlap’s smiling face, with a big “RI...

Club rugby team gives opportunities

Tessa Voytovitch, Reporter

April 12, 2019

Rugby is not the most popular sport in the United States, since it often gets overshadowed by American football. However, high schoolers in the western suburbs still appreciate it to its fullest by playing for the West Suburban Bulls rugby club. Lawrence Zeno was a football player his whole life, ...

Boys volleyball starts strong

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

April 12, 2019

After over 25 years of coaching both girls and boys varsity volleyball at LT, Joann Pyritz retired this past fall. As his first year in Pyritz’s position, coach Brad Skendzel is ready to create stronger bonds with the players. “I’m looking forward to work more closely with the players than I h...

Baseball expects wins

Baseball expects wins

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

April 12, 2019

After winning conference last year, boys baseball is back for its spring season. With a record of 25-8 last year, head varsity coach Kevin Diete anticipates another strong season. “[My goal is] to improve as a team,” Diete said. “We want to continue our strong defense and hopefully repeat as confer...

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