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Sailing team trains with Columbia Yacht Club Sailing School (photo courtesy of Gavin Dempsey 22).

After many years, sailing receives club status

Spreads knowledge about knot tying, linework to new club participants
Elle Simek, Reporter March 24, 2022

LT recently made a new addition to the long list of clubs and activities offered through the school. Sailing officially received club status November 2021, after previously not having that title in past...

Rielly Chesna 22 crosses ball across middle to teammate in game against Whitney Young on March 14 (Wirtz/LION).

Girls soccer season begins, hopes to top last year’s performance

Team once again able to compete against non-conference opponents
Sydney Wolf, Reporter March 24, 2022

Finishing last year’s season second in state is very challenging to follow, but the LT varsity girls soccer team is determined to come back this year even stronger. The team is returning without last...

Sam Kidder 22 works to gather loose ball during home game against Waubonsie Valley HS on March 14 (Wolf/LION).

Boys lacrosse embraces new head coach,

Team welcomes incoming, returning players, prepares for successful season
Sydney Wolf, Reporter March 24, 2022

After eight years of coaching at State College High School in Pennsylvania, the LT boys lacrosse coach, William Kalbfleisch, is returning to lead the team this season. With tryouts finished, the team strives...

Liam cashin 22, Isaias Lopez 22, and Kyle Barron 22 hold a shot during practice on March 10 (Wirtz/LION).

Weightmen continue to dominate

Team carries on past legacies of track, field throwers
Aidan Wirtz, Sports Editor March 24, 2022

The shotput and discus throwers often go overlooked by the community, other than those who participate in track and field. But for the “big boys” of the LT Weightmen program, led by coach Jerry Rigo,...

Girls badminton returns for spring season

High hopes drive team to work harder
Gabriella Rauf, InDepth Editor March 24, 2022

The girls badminton team had its first practice on Tuesday, March 1. After a season of canceled games, difficulties with breathing under masks, and teams being disqualified due to COVID-19 outbreaks, the...

Troy Stukanberg 23 tries to avoid tag from Jack Legan 23 at a March 14 practice on Bennett Field (Barbera/LION).

Boys baseball starts season off confidently in pursuit of upcoming playoff, state run

Upperclassmen exhibit leadership, look to win conference championship
Scarlett Lestina, Copy Editor March 24, 2022

As the spring sports season arrived, boys baseball officially began on Feb. 28, with tryouts for all levels. For the first couple of weeks, the schedule was a bit hectic. Baseball is often a weather permitting...

Church League returns, heats up

Teams battle for championship win, bragging rights among classmates
Aidan Wirtz, Sports Editor March 24, 2022

Church League basketball is something high school students look forward to every year. For those who choose not to try out for the LT team, or for anybody who is looking to participate in competitive basketball...

Boys gymnastics starts strong, breaks school record

Boys gymnastics starts strong, breaks school record

Team strives to win back-to-back state championships, create teammate bonds
Molly Burke, Reporter March 24, 2022

The boys gymnastics team waited nervously for their state scores to come in at Hoffman Estates High School last May 15, 2021. The tensions were high as the current second place team was finishing their...

Becky Phillips 23 runs 200 meter race at home quad meet on March 12 (Chomko/LION).

Athlete of the Month: Becky Phillips ‘23

Brooke Chomko, Sports Editor March 24, 2022

Becky Phillips ‘23 has done almost every sport imaginable throughout her life. When she was young, she played softball, basketball, volleyball, badminton, soccer, and tennis, but has since focused on...

Tavari Johnson 22 lines up a free throw (Wolf/LION).

Lions defeat Mustangs at packed Blackout Game

Bond between teammates creates path for victory during Senior Night
Nicholas Barbera, Reporter February 24, 2022

The Lyons Township varsity boys basketball team defeated Downers Grove South (DGS) in a home game this past Friday, Feb. 18. The final score was 58-47. The DGS coach instructed the team from the sidelines,...

Cole Lagowski 22 poses with teammates after LT football win over Addison Trail on Sep. 3 (photo courtesy of Jackie Clifton).

Community showcases support during tragedy, GoFundMe link exceeds goal

Football players rally around teammate
Morgan Fry, Editor in Chief February 17, 2022

Cole Lagowski ‘22 was a standout defensive player and passionate athlete on the LT varsity football team, teammate Owen Cherry ‘22 said. Unfortunately, at the end of 2021, Lagowski lost his father,...

Girls short distance track runs at an indoor practice in the SC Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Jan. 26 (Simek/LION).

Girls track begins, team looks forward to competitive meets

Team embraces indoor running season
Elle Simek, Reporter February 17, 2022

Girls indoor track started on Jan. 18 and the team is preparing for another season. Last year, the team trained with harsh COVID-19 protocols and had tougher practices due to a shorter season. Even though...

Finn Gallagher 22 (second from left), Hayden Constas (third from left) make a turn at 2021 cross country meet (photo courtesy of Constas).

Boys track returns, senior runners reminisce on old memories

LT track continues through uncertainty
Aidan Wirtz, Sports Editor February 17, 2022

Finn Gallagher ‘22 has been through a lot over the course of his running career. With injuries, COVID-19, and other setbacks, Gallagher has struggled to catch a break. Gallagher, healthy now, is ready...

Alexis Carmody 22 participates in a lyrical dance at conference meet on Jan. 18 at Hinsdale South High School (Chomko/LION).

Poms secures first in conference, continues their successful season

Team scores best score in Poms history at invitational
Brooke Chomko, Sports Editor February 17, 2022

The varsity Poms competitive dance team has been building on their past successes this season, increasing their scores from each competition to the next, Alexis Carmody ‘22 said.  “We have a harder...

Elle 
ownby 23 performs stunt at home basketball game vs Oak Park River Forest on Jan. 7 (Wirtz/LION).

Competitive cheer perseveres in tough times

Team qualifies for state for first time
Sydney Wolf, Reporter February 17, 2022

With the new year comes new changes, especially for LT’s competitive cheerleading team. This competition season is quite different from the previous one, since they can finally compete in- person and...

Alex Edwards 24 works on his kicking in practice at SC pool on Jan. 20 (Burke/LION).

Boys swim, dive prepares for sectionals

Team returns from winter break, establishes goals for future meets
Molly Burke, Reporter February 17, 2022

With no state tournament last season and a slight pause over winter break this year, boys swim and dive continues to work hard for the upcoming postseason, head swim coach Erin Rodriguez said. Due to the...

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