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(Pictured from left to right) Cooper King ‘23, Graham Smith ‘23, James Georgelos ‘23, Danny Pasko ‘23, and Head Coach Jon Beutjer lock arms as they approach midfield for the coin toss before their first round matchup against Naperville Central (Klos/LION).

Varsity football concludes memorable season

Matthew Klos and George Ross November 22, 2022

The 2022 LT football season was unlike any other fans have experienced in the last decade. With the quarterfinal loss, LT finished 9-3, all three losses coming from playing against three of the final four...

Cross-country girls top 7 smile after 3 mile race (Lestina/LION).

Boys and girls cross country runs in state meet

Katie Garrity November 11, 2022

After strong performances all-season long in boys and girls cross country, both teams took seventh at the IHSA State Meet on Nov. 5. Although both teams feel they could’ve done better overall, the intense...

Fall signing day occurs

Scarlett Lestina, Managing November 10, 2022

The first of three signing days this school year took place on Nov. 9 in the Vaughan gym at 7 a.m. with a new student athlete rotating in to sign their National Letter of Intent (NLI) approximately every...

Girls swim and dive team supports girls volleyball at their annual Pinkout Game on Sept. 27 against OPRF (photo courtesy of Erin Rodriguez).

Athletic Leadership Program builds skills

Evelyn Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2022

With 17 participating sports, the Athletic Leadership Program (ALP) began at the start of the school year with a purpose of further developing student athletes’ mentorship and leadership skills.  “Leadership...

Athlete of the Issue: Maggie Adler ‘23

Athlete of the Issue: Maggie Adler ‘23

Molly Burke, Sports Editor November 9, 2022

Balancing the competitiveness of swimming and gymnastics became a challenge for Maggie Adler ‘23 last year, she said. Adler started swimming when she was 10, but didn’t swim all year round until last...

Jackson Hull 24 bowl at tryouts at Rolling lanes on Oct. 24 (OBrien/LION).

Bowling team anticipates strong season

Elin O'Brien, Reporter November 9, 2022

After a successful last season, co-captain Tommy Hennessy ‘23 and the bowling team are eager to start, with what hopes to be a state-bound season, Hennessy said. The team has a strong returning senior...

Illinois high school sports media company Sloche gains popularity

Illinois high school sports media company ‘Sloche’ gains popularity

Sydney Wolf, Sports Editor November 9, 2022

With a dream to give the athletes of South Elgin the recognition and exposure they deserved, South Elgin graduate Derrick Echols II began an Instagram account fulfilling exactly that. However, that same...

Ally Cesarini 23 shoots basketball as Kennedy Wanless 24 waits to shoot behind her at practice on oct/ 13 (Davis/LION),

Girls basketball trains for upcoming season

Lillian Davis, Reporter November 9, 2022

Unlike other seniors this time of year, Ally Cesarini ‘23 is feeling relieved about her college application process. After receiving many offers from Division III schools as well as a junior college,...

An athlete’s dilemma

Ellie Moran, Reporter November 8, 2022

Coming to school tired and burnt out. Getting no sleep. Never in the right frame of mind. Performing worse on tests. Feeling a lack of self confidence. Struggling to keep up with life moving around me....

Fantasy Football Season

Sydney Wolf, Sports Editor November 8, 2022

Over 80 million men and women who are currently participating in a fantasy football league have one person to thank, Bill Winkenbach. Then part owner of the Oakland Raiders, Willenbach invented the system,...

Golf team just before competing in the regional match (Photo courtesy of Addison Watanabe ‘24)

Girls golf finishes out strong, competitive season

Sadie Ruppert, Reporter October 18, 2022

The girls golf team has a shorter season than many other fall sports, but that didn’t stop them from working hard to accomplish their goals this season, Addison Watanabe ‘24 said. Watanabe was the...

Jumbled Jerseys

Molly Burke, Sport's Editor October 12, 2022

As a fourth-year athlete on LT’s tennis team, I have never been provided an appropriate jersey for matches. Instead, my team and I had to purchase jerseys ourselves for full price, plus additional money...

Graham Smith 23 #28 runs onto Bennett Field with teammates before winning whiteout game 10-7 against Hinsdale Central on Sept. 9 (Klos/LION).

Athlete of the Issue: Graham Smith ‘23

Sydney Wolf, Sports Editor October 12, 2022

Graham Smith ‘23 fell in love with the sport of football at the age of 11 years old. His hard work ethic and determination makes him a star teammate, motivator, and overall perfect example of a student...

Benjamin Swicionis ‘23 looks for a pass while opposing players close in (Ross/LION).

Boys soccer plays homecoming game

George Ross, Reporter September 29, 2022

On Sept. 24, the LT boys soccer team faced Bloom Township High School in the annual homecoming game and senior night. Although they didn’t obtain the result they hoped for, this was still an exciting...

Finn Murrary 23, Joey Hermann 23, Hudson Wulff 24 use pack running strategy through race on Sept. 15th at SC fields (Burke/LION).

LT cross country season returns, teams seek to place high in invitational meets

Molly Burke, Sports Editor September 28, 2022

As one of the largest sports at LT, boys and girls cross country has begun their season and plans to accomplish many of their goals, especially getting as many athletes as possible to qualify for the state...

Girls tennis returns as a younger squad

Julia Ludden, Reporter September 28, 2022

With the team losing their top seniors last year, girls tennis has a very different dynamic this season. Last year the varsity team included nine seniors, but now the number has dropped to five. The only...

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