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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...

Jack Swicionis '21 maintains possession against Ben Campbell '21 (Patel/LION).

Boys soccer returns, trains

Plays Morton March 11
Lizzie Patel, Sports Editor March 17, 2021

Boys soccer has been a staple of success for LT since the team’s state title in 2009. Consistently ranking highly in arguably one of the most talented soccer conferences in Illinois, the varsity team...

Kaitlyn Grimes '21 performs a vault at a Feb. 11 meet hosted by United Gymnastics Academy at BIG Gymnastics in Burr Ridge (Sullivan/LION)

Senior athlete prepares for future with Ohio State Gymnastics

Kaitlyn Grimes '21 shares excitement to start athletic career at prestigious university
Robert Sullivan, Sports Editor March 11, 2021

Long before college coaches first scouted Kaitlyn Grimes ‘21 during her freshman year of high school, BIG Gymnastics coach Kara Reid was highly impressed with the young athlete’s talent and intrinsic...

Claire Corrigan '22 gets a ready position to receive a shot at a home meet against Downer's Grove North on Feb. 17 (Ferrell/LION)

Girls badminton opens up fresh season

Athletes prepare for winter season, starting earlier than usual due to new IHSA rules
Kate Ferrell March 5, 2021

Four years ago, Melissa Sloan ’21 heard an announcement for intramurals badminton. She joined in the fall of her freshman year thinking it would be a fun opportunity to try something new and quickly...

High school athletes, it’s finally time

High school athletes, it’s finally time

IHSA releases a new update outlining student athlete's return to sports
Robert Sullivan, Sports Editor March 4, 2021

I was never interested in playing college soccer. For as long as I can remember, my ultimate goal while practicing or competing in my sport was to represent my high school and create lifelong memories...

Markworth goes up for a spike at a LT volleyball game (photo by Jason Markworth)

Senior volleyball player prepares for collegiate career

Aidan Wirtz, Reporter January 8, 2021

Evan Markworth ’21 has been patiently waiting to get back on the court. In the long offseason he’s been scrimmaging, working with teammates and staying prepared for the season. Even with all the uncertainty...

Lindsey Hahn takes a shot at practice. (Lizzie Patel/LION)

Girls basketball remains uncertain

Team attempts to stay positive and improve
Lizzie Patel December 18, 2020

Like so many schools across the state, LT faced a difficult choice to make this winter season. With the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) taking opposite...

Matthew Skwarek ‘23 focuses on his shot at practice. (Kaitlin Preussner/TAB)

Boys bowling hopeful for comeback season

New season presents opportunities to improve on last year’s work
Brooke Chomko, Reporter December 18, 2020

Daniel Hirstein ‘21 stepped up to the bowling lane with a nine strike streak, only three strikes away from getting a perfect score. The pressure was high with spectators starting to congregate to see...

Miles Kaminski '21 dribbles during a drill at practice. (Grace Geraghty/TAB)

Boys basketball prepares for delayed season

Team hopes to improve on last year’s finish
Lily Hanafin, Reporter December 18, 2020

In a normal year the boys basketball team would be in the beginning of their season, practicing and playing games to crowded gyms. However, with the prevalence of COVID-19, their season is on hold.  At...

Jack Wanless '22 prepares to race at the 2020 state meet at Evanston Township High School. (photo courtesy of Wanless)

Junior swimmer reflects on state appearance, new season

Jack Wanless ‘22 went to state as a sophomore, hopes to go back at the end of this season.
Max Dike, Sports Editor December 18, 2020

Despite swimming competitively for about a decade, Jack Wanless ‘22 only joined the LT swim team last season, in the middle of his sophomore year. The prior experience paid off for him, as Wanless qualified...

Girls gymnastics team at practice before the pause on sports. (photo by Darragh McDermott)

Varsity gymnast comes back strong from from knee injury

LT gymnastics prepares for season
Rory Quealy, Assistant Web Editor December 1, 2020

On the last day of the LT gymnastics summer camp in June 2018, varsity gymnast Joelle Mologousis ‘21 was warming up to show off a skill that she had learned that week. She was practicing a backhandspring...

Cross country team after becoming regional champions (photo by boys cross country coach Mike Danner)

Boys cross country finishes successful season

Aidan Wirtz, Reporter November 18, 2020

With the boys cross country season coming to a close, their multiple accomplishments shine amidst major seasonal changes. Though there were countless restrictions on practices, meets and the length of...

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