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Fantasy Football: Week 13 Start or Sit

Fantasy Football: Week 13 Start or Sit

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell, Sports Editor and News Editor

December 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Tyreek Hill (Chiefs at Jets Sunday noon): Don’t overthink this one. Although Hill has not found the end zone since Week 9, the fact of the matter is that he’s one of the most explosive players in the league that has the potential to go for a boatload of points each week. The Jets have been a favora...

Lions outlast Bulldogs in Chicago Elite Classic

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

December 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

Two familiar foes faced off in a not-so familiar environment on Friday, Dec. 1 as LT took on Riverside-Brookfield (RB) at the UIC Pavillion. The matchup was just about as even as it could be coming in. Both teams entered after hosting their annual Thanksgiving tournaments and both were at 1-3, ne...

Boys’ swim race towards state

Mary Okkema, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports, Uncategorized

Last year, LT boys swim and dive team became state champions for the second year in a row. They accepted their trophy with bright smiles and feelings of disbelief as the crowd roared and cameras flashed. The whole team lept into the New Trier pool to celebrate the win, because they had done it again....

Alumnus succeeds in hometown marathon

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports

As Ryan Speir ‘13 looked to the clock at the finish line of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8, he saw what many runners can only dream of: a time of 2:29:16. Speir finished 56th overall, 50th in the men’s division and second in his 22-24 age bracket, all while competing in his first...

Boys basketball looks to gain experience

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports

The boys varsity basketball team opened up their season with three games at home as a part of LT’s annual Thanksgiving tournament. Although the Lions dropped all three games, Head Coach Tom Sloan and his boys took away lots of positives from the three losses. “We’ve improved a ton from the f...

Strong set of returning seniors competes together for final year

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports

Many basketball teams are built around pinpoint shooters or a strong frontcourt. However, this year's LT girls’ basketball team is built around something that is a little different, something less tangible: the chemistry that the seniors have worked for years to create. “A lot of the seniors have...

Collegiate corruption

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Snow is falling, hot chocolate is flowing, and college basketball has begun. However, what usually is a time to celebrate and rejoice is bittersweet following the FBI’s investigations which culminated in the arrests of multiple NCAA coaches and affiliated...

Dunn, relays shine in girls swimming 6th place state finish

Dunn, relays shine in girls swimming 6th place state finish

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

November 26, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports, Top Stories

ACME printing may have a great business opportunity at the LT South Campus pool to update the record boards because of the new records that have been set at the state meet on Nov. 17-18. This year the girls set records in seven different events. The team finished 6th overall in the entire state of...

Fantasy Football: Week 11 Start or Sit

Fantasy Football: Week 11 Start or Sit

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell, Sports and News Editors

November 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports, Top Stories

Melvin Gordon (Bills at Chargers Sunday 3:05 p.m.): Gordon is coming off of a disappointing Week 10, only putting up 9 fantasy points. This is likely attributed to his backup RB Austin Ekeler scoring all TDs for the Chargers’ RB’s. If Gordon is going to bounce back from this disappointing perfor...

Fantasy Football: Week 10 Start or Sit

Fantasy Football: Week 10 Start or Sit

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell

November 11, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

With Week 10 of the NFL season approaching, there's no room for lineup mistakes in fantasy football leagues. Take a look at who we are saying to start and to bench in our first ever edition of Start or Sit. Cam Newton (Dolphins at Panthers Monday 7:30 p.m.): At home during primetime against an exploitab...

NFL trade deadline analysis: Lusson

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

WR Kelvin Benjamin to the Bills for a third and seventh-round pick: This is my favorite deal from the deadline. It's no secret that the Buffalo Bills need help at the wide receiver position, as they currently rank dead last in the league in receiving yards. Benjamin has the ability to fix this prob...

NFL trade deadline analysis: Campbell

Grant Campbell, News Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

In our conflicting columns, Luke Lusson and I will attempt to rank five crucial deals that got done before the NFL trade deadline on Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. We hoped to rank six, but the Browns’ terrible management resulted in the deal for A.J. McCarron not going through because they forgot to inform the...

Lyons fall to Curie

Lyons fall to Curie

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

October 29, 2017


Filed under Articles, Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

The 18th seeded Curie Condors came into Saturday’s first round playoff matchup with a trick up their sleeve. Rather than sending the ball deep on the opening kickoff, the Condors risked giving LT solid field position and surprised the Lions with an onside kick. The risk paid off for the Condors, who...

Trade Talk

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

This past NBA offseason was crazy. An abundance of big names were moved to teams attempting to throw themselves into the championship conversation, thus continuing the “superteam” era. At the other end of the spectrum are the hometown Chicago Bulls. Just about every move made by the Bulls front...

Athlete of the Month : Matt Vear ’18

Mary Okkema, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

On the night of Sept. 15, the Friday of homecoming weekend, the LT boys varsity soccer team played Reavis on Bennett Field. LT was fouled in Reavis’ goal box during the last half of the game. Charlie Clarke ‘18 called goalie Matt Vear ‘18 to take the penalty kick. Everyone held their breath as the...

Concussion research progresses

Concussion research progresses

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Michigan Stadium is the biggest arena in the country. Nicknamed “The Big House” it rarely goes silent. But when a head-to-head collision left Matthew Harris ‘13 unresponsive on Oct. 10, 2015 at the Northwestern vs. Michigan football game near the end of the third quarter, the stadium might as well ha...

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