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Field space frustration

Sydney Wolf, Reporter May 17, 2022

For years now, some parents and students have complained about the athletic department’s scheduling process for Bennett Field. While the athletic directors put a good amount of time and effort into scheduling...

Jack MacNamara 22 rounds bases after home run against Downers Grove North on April 11 (photo courtesy of Mark Viniard).

Athlete of the month: Jack McNamara

Aidan Wirtz, Sports Editor May 16, 2022

Ever since Jack McNamara ‘22 could walk, he loved baseball. Throughout little league, middle school ball and travel leagues, everybody always knew he would be something special. Being an only child,...

Team strategizes together before home game against York on April 7 (Lestina/LION).

Girls water polo trains for state comeback run

Small team builds on success of past performances
Scarlett Lestina, Copy Editor May 16, 2022

Coming back from their first state appearance in 2021 after 13 years, the girls water polo team has an impressive record of 24-2-1 as of April 29.  “Last year was just about establishing we have...

Water polo players practice ball handling and shooting skills on April 20 (Simek/LION).

Boys water polo works for successful season

Team chemistry, training regimen results in numerous wins for varsity team
Elle Simek, Reporter May 16, 2022

With the spring season approaching, boys water polo has started, and the team has been bringing lots of success. The team has a record of 18-1 as of April 26, and are currently the number two team in state,...

LT student athletic training staff sits ready to help on sideline during boys soccer game in fall (photo courtesy of Amanda Buchanan).

Athletic trainers recognized for achievements, seen on WGN news

Crew rewarded for excellent work in athletics
Molly Burke, Reporter May 16, 2022

In late March, the LT athletic trainers were recognized for their hard work and accomplishments with the student-athletes of LT. They are able to get athletes into a smooth recovery from any injury and...

Boys volleyball plans for season, sets team goals

Practice centers around preparation for state series, players work hard to build chemistry
Nicholas Barbera, Reporter May 16, 2022

After taking home a first place victory at the Argo Invitational tournament on April 1 and 2, the LT boys volleyball team plans to continue to work on their game throughout April and May. This includes...

Ryan Maley 22 makes a breakaway move towards goal at home game against York High School on April 14 (Wolf/LION).

Girls lacrosse returns, anticipates successful spring season while building friendships

Team sets goals for winning record, strong playoff run, good memories
Sydney Wolf, Reporter May 16, 2022

With a record of 12-10 last season, the girls lacrosse team looks to come back stronger and more powerful with both their new and returning athletes.  “The new athletes have been doing an amazing...

Will Carroll ‘22 serves up a tennis ball at match against York High School on SC courts April 12 (Burke/LION).

Boys tennis fights for multiple state positions

Team returns to full match schedule after two years of shortened seasons
Molly Burke, Reporter May 16, 2022

After two years of boys tennis not having their full match schedule, the team is able to play out of conference matches and participate in more invitationals, varsity coach Dave Robare said. Because of...

Emily Joseph ‘22 prepares to make play at third base in game against Glenbard West (photo courtesy Anna Bryant).

Girls softball starts season strong with two slaughter-rule victories

Team looks to win conference with experienced lineup of ball players
Brooke Chomko, Sports Editor May 16, 2022

With rainy and cold weather, the beginning of softball season came with a lot of game cancellations due to unplayable field conditions for the team. The frequent cancellations are nothing out of the ordinary...

Sailing team trains with Columbia Yacht Club Sailing School (photo courtesy of Gavin Dempsey 22).

After many years, sailing receives club status

Spreads knowledge about knot tying, linework to new club participants
Elle Simek, Reporter March 24, 2022

LT recently made a new addition to the long list of clubs and activities offered through the school. Sailing officially received club status November 2021, after previously not having that title in past...

Rielly Chesna 22 crosses ball across middle to teammate in game against Whitney Young on March 14 (Wirtz/LION).

Girls soccer season begins, hopes to top last year’s performance

Team once again able to compete against non-conference opponents
Sydney Wolf, Reporter March 24, 2022

Finishing last year’s season second in state is very challenging to follow, but the LT varsity girls soccer team is determined to come back this year even stronger. The team is returning without last...

Sam Kidder 22 works to gather loose ball during home game against Waubonsie Valley HS on March 14 (Wolf/LION).

Boys lacrosse embraces new head coach,

Team welcomes incoming, returning players, prepares for successful season
Sydney Wolf, Reporter March 24, 2022

After eight years of coaching at State College High School in Pennsylvania, the LT boys lacrosse coach, William Kalbfleisch, is returning to lead the team this season. With tryouts finished, the team strives...

Liam cashin 22, Isaias Lopez 22, and Kyle Barron 22 hold a shot during practice on March 10 (Wirtz/LION).

Weightmen continue to dominate

Team carries on past legacies of track, field throwers
Aidan Wirtz, Sports Editor March 24, 2022

The shotput and discus throwers often go overlooked by the community, other than those who participate in track and field. But for the “big boys” of the LT Weightmen program, led by coach Jerry Rigo,...

Girls badminton returns for spring season

High hopes drive team to work harder
Gabriella Rauf, InDepth Editor March 24, 2022

The girls badminton team had its first practice on Tuesday, March 1. After a season of canceled games, difficulties with breathing under masks, and teams being disqualified due to COVID-19 outbreaks, the...

Troy Stukanberg 23 tries to avoid tag from Jack Legan 23 at a March 14 practice on Bennett Field (Barbera/LION).

Boys baseball starts season off confidently in pursuit of upcoming playoff, state run

Upperclassmen exhibit leadership, look to win conference championship
Scarlett Lestina, Copy Editor March 24, 2022

As the spring sports season arrived, boys baseball officially began on Feb. 28, with tryouts for all levels. For the first couple of weeks, the schedule was a bit hectic. Baseball is often a weather permitting...

Church League returns, heats up

Teams battle for championship win, bragging rights among classmates
Aidan Wirtz, Sports Editor March 24, 2022

Church League basketball is something high school students look forward to every year. For those who choose not to try out for the LT team, or for anybody who is looking to participate in competitive basketball...

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