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Boys Gymnastics Team poses with State Trophy (Photo courtesy of Bill Stone)

Boys varsity gymnastics wins IHSA State Championship

Gabriella Rauf, Reporter May 27, 2021

The LT boys gymnastics team competed in the IHSA State Championships at the University of Illinois campus. On May 15, the team finished with a total score of 157.2, 3.05 ahead of the second place team,...

LT Weirdos stay active despite sports’ restrictions

Charlotte McLaughlin , Art Director May 25, 2021

When COVID-19 postponed high school sports, it also put a pause on the work of the LT Weirdos. On Feb. 24, however, the Weirdos posted their first video after a year-long hiatus—signifying their return,...

Three players jump and compete to catch a pass during a Tuesday practice at the fields behind the Corral (Ferrel/LION).

Ultimate Frisbee club returns, dominates

LT's co-ed sport starts off hot in spring season
Kate Ferrell, Website Editor May 25, 2021

Despite an abrupt stop last March, LT’s Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee team is returning to twice-a-week practices behind the Corral. The official competitive season began in March and ends with a state championship...

Lily Mattern '21 #17 looks to connect a cross onto frame (photo courtesy of Mattern).

Girls soccer embraces their restricted season

Regular season, playoffs included as team seeks another successful season
Aidan Wirtz, Reporter May 25, 2021

After a year of short seasons and COVID-19 restrictions, the girls soccer team remains anxious to get back on the field, center midfielder Lily Mattern ‘21 said. “I am very amped for this season,...

Will Johnson '21 cradles the ball (phot courtesy of Johnson).

Boys lax back after two year gap

Team returns with talented group
Robert Sullivan, Sports Editor May 25, 2021

Two years ago, the boys lacrosse team boasted four All-State and two All-American athletes and was on the brink of a state championship before losing in the semifinal and finishing with a 25-2 record.  Even...

Boys tennis anticipates upcoming season

Boys tennis anticipates upcoming season

Players excited for new coach, competition
Macy Hepokoski, Reporter May 25, 2021

With the cancellation of the 2020 season due to COVID-19, both players and coaches are excited to be back on the court, head boys varsity coach David Robare said. The season started April 5 and will end...

Ava Paganis '22 prepares to make a throw during an infield drill at practice on April 12 at the South Campus varsity softball field (Dike/LION).

Girls softball comes together again

After years apart and playing for travel teams, varsity softball reunites under LT colors
Max Dike, Sports Editor May 25, 2021

Last spring, when the girls softball season abruptly shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ava Paganis ‘22 and her teammates were unsure whether they were going to be able to play the sport they loved...

(Left to right) Hayden Constas '22, Sam Nowak '21 and Cade Nelson '21 race in the 1600 meter at Hinsdale South High School on April 21 (Chomko/LION).

Boys track hopes for state meet

Team prepared for unprecedented, short season
Paige Darling, Multimedia Editor May 25, 2021

The boys track season has endured constant changes from the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH,) sprinters’ coach Luke Taylor said. With new guidelines...

Privacy is dead

John Hepp, Editor-In-Chief May 25, 2021

Our privacy is dead, and no one seems to care. Our phone calls, text messages and search histories are available to both the government and private companies. Our data is no longer our own. The reasons...

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Claire Williams May 25, 2021

I’m a winter person. This year, like every year, I wanted the temperature to stay colder a little longer, the snow to melt a little slower. But this year, like every year, it didn’t matter what I wanted...

Athlete of the Year

Athlete of the Year

Lizzie Patel, Sports Editor May 25, 2021

Vote for Athlete of the Year:  https://forms.gle/uXNU4sp1Ht5Ru8TD7 KATE DICKMAN Kate Dickman ‘21 has been racking up accomplishments all of her high school running career. She is a three-time...

Nelson dribbles the ball down the court at a home game (photo by Kaitlin Preussner ‘21)

Boys team caps off basketball season

Aidan Wirtz April 9, 2021

With no summer league and less preparation than usual, the boys basketball team made the most of a shorter season, starting shooting guard Tavari Johnson ‘22 said.  “The team connection has been...

Ben Taylor '21 holds an iron cross during practice (photo courtesy of Cahill).

Athlete of the Month: Ben Taylor ’21

Collette Doyle, Reporter March 17, 2021

At the end of his sophomore year, Ben Taylor ‘21 eagerly stood at the end of the parallel bars, listening to the cheers of his varsity teammates and coaches behind him. With a running jump off the springboard,...

Girls track coach remains ready

Longtime head coach reflects on career, prepares for team season
Aidan Wirtz, Reporter March 17, 2021

With 33 years of hard work and dedication under his belt, girls cross country coach Greg Frandsen, or Fran, as the team calls him, continues to come back and work with the runners. From being a mentor...

Lian Malas '21 prepares to take a shot (photo courtesy of Malas).

Boys water polo trains for late season

Team prepares for its first game in over a year
Charlotte McLaughlin , Art Director March 17, 2021

Shortly after IHSA lifted some restrictions on contact sports, the boys water polo team started to train and prepare for its upcoming season, though it is still uncertain when the team’s first competition...

Emily Claesson swims at a meet between Lyons Township at Hinsdale Central during her time at LT (photo courtesy of Claesson).

Former athlete keeps pursuing passion

Decorated swimmer moves to new home, continues competing at high level
Max Dike, Sports Editor March 17, 2021

Last August before her junior year started, Emily Claesson and her family packed up their things for the last time and headed east to Virginia Beach, Va., where Claesson’s father had recently gotten...

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