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Roman Sosnovy ‘26 and Tyler Chambers ‘25 celebrate after sacking the Quarterback (Klos/LION)

Prospect defeats Lions in season opener

Matthew Klos, Photo editor September 1, 2023

LT’s football team fell short to the Knights of Prospect High School in their first game of the season on Aug. 26, ending with a final score of 24-10. A slow start offensively resulted in a demanding...

Standing room only

Scarlett Lestina, Managing Editor May 17, 2023

It seems like everyone and their mom lifts weights.  I’m not talking about the ever-rising population of gym rats, but rather the number of kids that play LT sports, and thus are in the weight room. Being...

Tim Shepard warms-up before home game against Oak Park River Forest High School on April 11 (Garrity/LION).

Boys volleyball serves, boasts four college commits

Katie Garrity, Reporter May 17, 2023

After a strong start to the season with minimal losses, the boys volleyball team continues to work hard with a goal of making it through the IHSA Sectionals. With four NCAA committed players, the team...

Evie Reinisch ‘23 scans the pool in preparation of a shot on April 27 against Waubonsie Valley High School (Burke/LION)

Water polo teams try to repeat last years success

George Ross, Reporter May 17, 2023

Both boys and girls water polo seasons have come to a close. Each team looked to improve upon their respective season from last year, in which both fought to become third place. This season both teams...

Athlete of the Year: Frederick Ragsdale III

Athlete of the Year: Frederick Ragsdale III

Sydney Wolf, Sports Editor May 17, 2023

Since Frederick Ragsdale III ‘23 began playing baseball at the age of 3 years old, his uniform was always too big on him. However, being the smallest on the team played a big role in establishing the...

George Atseff ‘24 tosses the ball up in preparation to serve as Connor Spellman ‘23 awaits the return (Burke/LION).

Boys tennis looks to compete in state tournament

Matthew Klos, Reporter May 16, 2023

Boys tennis looked to start the season strong after defeating Hinsdale South High School in their first match of the year on April 5. As of May 11, the team is off to a 8-1 start, with five of the eight...

 Josie Pochocki ‘24 looks ahead to her teammates in an away game against Hinsdale Central High School on April 18 (Burke/LION).

Girls soccer closes in on State

Molly Burke, Sports Editor May 16, 2023

An important aspect varsity head coach William Lanspeary always remembers for his players is what it means to be on a team. The girls soccer team has created a strong team bond right from the start, and...

Iliana Garza ‘25 enthusiastically practices high knees warmup before running station (Ludden/LION)

Special Olympics track, field prepares for regionals

Julia Ludden, Reporter May 16, 2023

Every Tuesday during the spring season, Special Olympics track and field practices in the SC fieldhouse. The 26 member team splits into four different groups and then rotates through different stations....

Katie O’Malley ‘23 looks to attack past the defense (Ivancevic/LION).

Girls Pink Out Soccer Game

Nina Ivancevic, Reporter May 9, 2023

This gallery contains photos from the annual varsity girl’s soccer Pink Out game on May 6. LT (16-1-1) beat Andrew High School (11-7) 2-0 at the LT West Campus fields. The girls are expected to make...

Becky Phillips ‘23 continues her track and field career by signing to St. Louis University (Pohl/LION).

Spring signing day takes place

Katie Garrity, Reporter May 1, 2023

LT held their last signing day of the year on April 12 in the NC Vaughan gym, acknowledging the students who have made a commitment to college athletics. Along with two previous dates, Feb. 1, and Nov....

Katie OMalley 23 goes for a shot in game against Naperville North High School on April 3, 2022 (photo courtesy of OMalley)

Athlete of the Issue: Katie O’Malley ‘23

Scarlett Lestina, Managing Editor March 21, 2023

After earning All Sectional honors last year while playing left forward for the LT girls soccer team–ranked fifth in Illinois class 3A–Katie O’Malley ‘23 continued playing soccer for her newly...

Quinn Magee ‘23 dribbles out of trouble against SJC Disciples at St. John of the Cross (Matysik/Tabulae).

Holy Hoops

Molly Burke, Sports Editor March 21, 2023

Some take Church League basketball as friendly neighborhood competition, while others look to win consistently each week and make it to the playoffs, Saint Franics Xavier (SFX) Denja player, Isaac Nee...

Column: Dancers without answers

Lillian Davis, Reporter March 21, 2023

A seven hour school day, seven classes, one to three hours of dance, and a 25-minute study hall to get homework done?  Junior and senior year are no doubt more difficult and time consuming than freshman...

Team works on pitchting during practice with Pyles behind the pitcher, giving instructions. (Pohl/LION)

Varsity softball begins, adapts to new coach

Julia Ludden, Reporter March 21, 2023

Following the start of their season, varsity softball is adjusting to major differences. From losing key senior players to hiring a new head coach, this year is riddled with change. In spite of these...

Kent State University commit Frederick Ragsdale III ‘23 works on tracking fly balls and throwing to the cutoff man at practice on Bennett Field on March 7 (Wolf/LION).

Boys baseball swings into season

Sydney Wolf, Sports Editor March 21, 2023

Leaving the game they’ve known best for the past 13 years won’t be an easy task for some of LT’s varsity baseball players, according to team captain and third baseman Jack Falls ‘23. However, for...

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