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  • Super Bowl champ Jake Elliott '13 returning for Friday's Blackout game

  • All-School Assembly rescheduled for Feb. 23

LT loses OT thriller in “Blackout” game

LT loses OT thriller in “Blackout” game

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

February 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Friday’s annual boys basketball “Blackout” game had more storylines coming in than usual. The return of Super Bowl champion Jake Elliott ‘13, the half-court shot attempt to win a car and the Decade of Darkness theme for the game had all of the LT community filled with anticipation. However, ...

NBA trade-deadline analysis

NBA trade-deadline analysis

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell, Sports Editor, News Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Lakers receive:  Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, first-round pick Cavaliers receive:  Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Lusson's grades: Cavaliers:  B Lakers:  A- I truly believe that this deal helped out both teams. I liked it from the Lakers standpoint not because of getting Thomas,...

Grading the Nikola Mirotic Trade

Grading the Nikola Mirotic Trade

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell, Sports Editor, News Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After trade talks between the Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Pelicans came to halt on Tuesday, the two sides finally agreed on a deal today. Chicago will send Nikola Mirotic and a 2018 second round pick in exchange for Omer Asik, Tony Allen, Jameer Nelson and a 2018 first-round pick that is top five protect...

Super Bowl LII

Super Bowl LII

Grant Campbell and Luke Lusson, News Editor, Sports Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Super Bowl LII information: Sunday, February 4th 5:30 p.m. Can be found on NBC Played in U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN Campbell's Super Bowl LII prediction: Every second of my life, I think about how much I hate the New England Patriots.  The infamous relationship between QB T...

LTHC skates towards state

LTHC skates towards state

Mary Okkema, Assistant Online Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

The rivalry game against Hinsdale Central on Dec. 15 was more than just a typical game for the LT varsity hockey team. Many of the members of the LT team had grown up playing alongside the Hinsdale players. After losing a game earlier in the season against HC, emotions on the ice were running high. Ultimately...

LTHC skates towards state

Mary Okkema, Assistant Online Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

The rivalry game against Hinsdale Central on Dec. 15 was more than just a typical game for the LT varsity hockey team. Many of the members of the LT team had grown up playing alongside the Hinsdale players. After losing a game earlier in the season against HC, emotions on the ice were running high. Ultimately...

LT wrestling faces captain injury, loss of key starters

LT wrestling faces captain injury, loss of key starters

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

At the beginning of November, LT’s famous Vaughan Gym rolls out the infamous blue and gold mats, an indicator to people around that wrestling season has begun. “This season has been a learning experience for a lot of people,” Varsity Head Coach Griff Powell said. “We have a challenging sc...

Girl gymnastics looks to future with new head coach

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

After many years of coaching, including two back-to-back state titles, Katherine Karubas is no longer coaching LT girls gymnastics. After all her success, one might be asking what’s next for the girls gymnastics team. The answer to this question of who will lead the prestigious girls’ gymnast...

Athlete of the Month: Henry Claesson

Harper Hill, Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

Ever since Henry Claesson ‘18 was 9 years old, his goal has been to become a successful swimmer. He has dedicated himself to the sport and been a part of the LT boys varsity team since freshman year. His hard work and training up until this point has paid off. Claesson verbally committed to swimming at V...

Bowling advances to state

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

The LT varsity bowling team has had an eventful past few weeks. Not only did it advance past regionals and sectionals, but Ethan Cabela ‘18 rolled his first ever 300, a perfect score of 12 straight strikes. Cabela’s unforgettable game came at the Lake Park regional on Jan. 13, where the Lions took h...

Peculiar PyeongChang unorthodox olympics

Peculiar PyeongChang unorthodox olympics

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

The Olympics brings together the best of the best from all over the globe. Less than two weeks away in PyeongChang, South Korea, the 23rd Winter Olympics begins and is, in my opinion, one of the more scandalous and controversial Olympics in recent history. While there is only seven sports, there ar...

Basketball teams prepare for Hinsdale

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

Back on Dec. 15, both the boys and girls varsity basketball teams knocked off their arch rival, Hinsdale Central, at the North Campus fieldhouse in the annual “Pack the Place” game. On Feb. 2, both teams will get a chance to sweep the Red Devils on the season, only this time they will have to grab...

LT alumnus advances to Super Bowl

LT alumnus advances to Super Bowl

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

Since the Sept. 22 issue of the LION Newspaper, alumnus Jake Elliott ‘13 become a recognized name throughout the NFL. The Sunday after the issue, Elliott broke the Philadelphia Eagles record for longest field goal kicked at 61 yards on Sept. 24 to win the game. Now, he is on the nation’s biggest s...

Fantasy Football: Week 13 Start or Sit

Fantasy Football: Week 13 Start or Sit

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell, Sports Editor and News Editor

December 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Tyreek Hill (Chiefs at Jets Sunday noon): Don’t overthink this one. Although Hill has not found the end zone since Week 9, the fact of the matter is that he’s one of the most explosive players in the league that has the potential to go for a boatload of points each week. The Jets have been a favora...

Lions outlast Bulldogs in Chicago Elite Classic

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

December 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

Two familiar foes faced off in a not-so familiar environment on Friday, Dec. 1 as LT took on Riverside-Brookfield (RB) at the UIC Pavillion. The matchup was just about as even as it could be coming in. Both teams entered after hosting their annual Thanksgiving tournaments and both were at 1-3, ne...

Boys’ swim race towards state

Mary Okkema, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports, Uncategorized

Last year, LT boys swim and dive team became state champions for the second year in a row. They accepted their trophy with bright smiles and feelings of disbelief as the crowd roared and cameras flashed. The whole team lept into the New Trier pool to celebrate the win, because they had done it again....

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