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Senior volleyball player prepares for collegiate career

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

Girls basketball remains uncertain

Lindsey Hahn takes a shot at practice. (Lizzie Patel/LION)
Team attempts to stay positive and improve
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...

Boys bowling hopeful for comeback season

Matthew Skwarek ‘23 focuses on his shot at practice. (Kaitlin Preussner/TAB)
New season presents opportunities to improve on last year’s work
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...

Boys basketball prepares for delayed season

Miles Kaminski '21 dribbles during a drill at practice. (Grace Geraghty/TAB)
Team hopes to improve on last year’s finish
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...

Junior swimmer reflects on state appearance, new season

Jack Wanless '22 prepares to race at the 2020 state meet at Evanston Township High School. (photo courtesy of Wanless)
Jack Wanless ‘22 went to state as a sophomore, hopes to go back at the end of this season.
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...

Varsity gymnast comes back strong from from knee injury

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

Boys cross country finishes successful season

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

IHSA votes on winter sports

Board moves wrestling to spring, set to reevaluate basketball Nov. 19
November 15, 2020

After meeting on Oct. 28, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) voted to continue winter sports as scheduled, with the exception of postponing wrestling until the spring season. This decision will...

Girls varsity golf ends season with gratitude, pride

Varsity girls golf members at their regional competition.
November 9, 2020

Despite the uncertainty of a varsity girl’s golf season amidst COVID-19, the athletes maintained motivation and worked hard throughout the season to improve. The team completed the season with a tie...

LT sailing carries on through cold

Gavin Dempsey ‘22 (left) and Aidan Walls ‘21 prepare their boat before a race (photo credit Dempsey)
Despite new restrictions, sailors still have a lot to look forward to
November 9, 2020

Although the weather is getting cooler, that hasn’t stopped the LT sailing team from taking to the water. Among them is Gavin Dempsey ‘22, who isn’t worried about the decrease in temperature, despite...

WLTL airs classic football games

WLTL shuffles songs in live on-air studio (Sullivan/LION)
November 6, 2020

Fall Friday nights, once the featured time for live high school football, are without their counterpart no longer. WLTL has begun rebroadcasting football and soccer games since early September on the show,...

Football faces changes due to COVID-19, new staff

Team remains socially distant at practice. (Connor McClanathan ‘21)
October 20, 2020

On Oct. 18 of 2019 when the LT boys varsity football team was pulling out a must-win game at Downers Grove North’s home stadium, they could not have imagined how different their next season would look....

IHSA meets to discuss future seasons

The IHSA has made changes to sports procedures, schedules for seasons later in the school year
October 20, 2020

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors held a virtual meeting on Sept. 14 to discuss a number of issues pertaining to the winter, spring and summer sports seasons. Most prominent...

COVID-19 disrupts college recruitment

Virus affects Lindsay Hahn, Eleanor McMeen, Jackson Turner pursuit of college sports
October 7, 2020

Since beginning her competitive basketball career in third grade, Lindsay Hahn ‘21 has always sought to compete at the next level, she said. For a while, that meant playing on varsity; however, that...

Girls swim prepares for season

Allison Schroeder ‘23 warms up before practice. (Brooke Chomko/LION)
Swimmers express gratitude, excitement for opportunity to swim amidst pandemic
September 30, 2020

Swimmer Margaret Meehan ‘21 checked her phone after her club swim practice with some of her other teammates and was excited to see that Illinois High School Association (IHSA) had cleared Girls Swim...

Upcoming season excites girls tennis players

Junior varsity tennis player Charlotte McNealy’ 22 smiling whilst swinging her racket at her practice. (Robert Sullivan/LION)
September 30, 2020

The energy is high among new and returning girls tennis players this year, junior varsity player Charlotte McNealy’ 22 said. With other sports unable to proceed, theirs is one of the few up and running...

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