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New season, same expectations for boys golf

Varsity golfer Griffin Pohl' 21 takes some shots on at the fairway at a practice. (Tiernan/TAB)

Max Dike, Sports Editor

September 25, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the look of many sports at both the amateur and professional levels, some have been able to withstand the virus’s devastating effect on the athletic landscape. Boys golf at LT is one example of these survivors, and despite some changes, the season is opening ...

Church League basketball cancels season

St. John of the cross school

Robert Sullivan, Sports Editor

September 9, 2020

As a swimmer with competition season in the winter, Jack Whelton ‘21 was never able to play school basketball. Instead, he chose to join a recreational team through Saint John of the Cross Parish. What ensued were three years best described as electric, gritty basketball, Whelton said.  Unfortunat...

Runner stays active during quarantine

Lizzie Patel, reporter

May 15, 2020

When runner Maggie Vear ‘20 heard the initial announcement over the loudspeaker on March 12 that all sports had been suspended through March 30, she was shocked to say the least, Vear said. She had heard rumors about York High School suspending its sports, but she did not expect it could become a r...

Athlete of The Year: Patti Cesarini

Patti Cesarini jumping to hit the volleyball during a game (edits made by Liz Gremer).

Maggie Kahn, Tommy Layden

May 13, 2020

For Patti Cesarini ‘20, volleyball is more than a sport, she said. It’s a second home with another family and different memories. It’s a place away from her normal everyday life. No matter what happened earlier in the day, going to practice allows her to forget about it and focus on what’s goin...

Boys pole vault adapts to season suspension

Max Dike, reporter

April 27, 2020

In another world, the boys pole vault team, along with the rest of LT’s track team, would be preparing for the home stretch of their season, culminating at the IHSA track and field state finals over Memorial Day weekend. However, like many other student athletes across the country, they have been sent...

IHSA cancels spring state tournaments

IHSA logo courtesy of

Diane Makovic, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 22, 2020

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) released an official statement cancelling all spring state tournaments after a video conference call on Tuesday, April 21.  "We support the decision by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois State Board of Education, and given the logistics, we simply felt we c...

Junior provides support to community during crisis

Livi and Darcy Kriha stand 6ft away from their neighbor as they help in whatever way they can (courtesy of Livi Kriha).

Adriana Serrano, reporter

April 16, 2020

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, Livi Kriha’21 has taken it upon herself to assist those in her neighborhood of LaGrange during this time of uncertainty. “Even if it doesn't seem like it from the outside, I know a lot of people are struggling,” Kriha said. “It's a scary time and I want ...

Girls water polo continues to develop skills despite conditions

LT girls water polo  (Riordan/LION).

Lillie George, reporter

April 15, 2020

Without a pool to train in or her teammates to count on, Abby Guerra ‘21, along with many other LT girls water polo players, persists through the disappointment of a season suspension and the isolation of quarantine by getting into an at-home workout routine. Guerra and her coaches hope this will k...

Girls lacrosse in limbo

Elise Husemann '20 and teammate play against Wheaten-Warrenville South (courtesy of Husemann).

Max Dike, reporter

April 6, 2020

Despite just being in her first year at LT, Amanda Hahn ‘23 was thrilled for her first season on the varsity girls lacrosse team and looked forward to bringing a fun, positive energy to the team, she said. “I love playing lacrosse,” Hahn said. “I have the most fun playing when everyone ar...

Virtual spirit week created in the midst of a pandemic

Virtual Spirit Week (courtesy of lthswaterman Instagram).

Charlotte McLaughlin, reporter

April 3, 2020

During an unprecedented time of great disconnect, LT decided to create its own online spirit week for the week of March 30. The daily themes were Moshpit Monday, Tag Tuesday, Wash Your Hands Wednesday, Throwing Thursday, and Film Friday, according to the @lthswaterman Instagram page. “School spirit...

Boys volleyball stays active

Right-side hitter Miki Dubak ‘20 jumps for the spike against Leyden High School in the NC fieldhouse on May 2, 2019.

Maggie Kahn, Sports Editor

March 31, 2020

Just as the boys volleyball team finished making final cuts during tryout week, LT cancelled all after school activities and eventually school as a whole until April 8, tentatively. With this unexpected disruption to the start of the season, head varsity coach Brad Skendzel hopes to keep the boys in shape...

Freestyle relay ream places first at state

Jack Thorell '20, Bryson Breitenbucher ‘20, Michael Schoneman ‘21, and Jack Wanless ‘22 with their medal.

Lizzie Patel, reporter

March 26, 2020

The student section cheered with excitement as Jack Thorell ‘20 passed St. Charles High School’s relay team to finish in first place in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay at the state meet at Evanston High School on Feb. 29. The team, consisting of Thorell, Bryson Breitenbucher ‘20, Michael Schoneman ‘21, a...

Boys gymnastics enters new season

Kaitlyn Joyner, reporter

February 28, 2020

For Ben Taylor ‘21, who has been a member of LT varsity gymnastics for three years on all six events, last season was a success. Taylor qualified for state finals and made it to the event finals where he placed seventh on parallel bars, with a high score of 9.4/10. As a team, LT also qualified for s...

Boys water polo looks to continue last year’s success

Bobby Bolan '20 catches the ball during game and prepares to pass the ball to his teammate (photo courtesy of Tom Musch).

Maggie Kahn, Sports Co-Editor

February 28, 2020

After losing several seniors as they went off to college, this year’s boys water polo team will need to adjust its playing style in order to achieve its goals, head varsity coach Doug Eichstaedt said. The loss of graduated player Victor Perez ‘19  has opened up a lot of opportunities for othe...

Girls track starts the season off on the right foot

Caroline Vear '22 sprints during a race in the SC fieldhouse (Buckendahl/TAB).

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor

February 28, 2020

Girls track started off the season by taking first place in the quad-meet held on Feb. 15. The win was shared by both the varsity and frosh/soph teams against Marist, Lake Park and Lake Zurich in the SC Fieldhouse. “The first meet is mainly to see how everyone performs,” sprinter Lillie George ...

Special Olympics Gold team state bound

LT Special Olympics basketball teams compete at All-school Assembly on Jan. 24 (Sorice/LION).

February 28, 2020

On March 13, the Special Olympics Gold basketball team members will pack their bags and drive to Illinois State University, where their hard work from the season will pay off in the fight for the state title. “Our Blue, Gold and White teams have played very well this year,” player and first year...

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