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Kilrea secures another individual title

Kilrea secures another individual title

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

May 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Before he embarks on his next chapter at the University of Notre Dame, Danny Kilrea ‘18 ended his time in the LT Track and Field program with a bang: in the 3200 meters, Kilrea won yet another state title with a time of 9:02.77 at Eastern Illinois University, according to the website Athletic.net. “It...

Water polo puts in work at state tournament

Water polo puts in work at state tournament

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

It’s easy to describe your team as your family, but for Illinois Water Polo Player of the Year Victor Perez ‘19, this was literally the case. This season, Perez had the opportunity to play with his younger brother, Sebastian Perez ‘21. “My favorite memory [of the 2018 IHSA state tournamen...

Athlete of the year: Danny Kilrea ‘18

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

A lot of people want to know what secret formula creates an athlete that qualified to run in and subsequently placed third in the Footlocker National Cross Country Meet, former assistant cross country coach Tom Stukel said. But for Danny Kilrea ‘18 there is no secret ingredient. There is just hard wo...

Boys volleyball rallies for Coach Pyritz’s last year

Harper Hill, Reporter

May 24, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

After ending the season last year in a disappointing loss to Riverside Brookfield in the sectional semifinals, the boys volleyball team has been working hard at a second chance to make a deep playoff run. Along with their hard work, the boys are hoping to enjoy their last season with varsity coach...

Softball season heads for playoffs

Softball season heads for playoffs

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

May 24, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

As March rolled around, many spring sports were starting practices and getting a headstart on their season. Unfortunately, the softball team did not enjoy this luxury due to inclement plaguing the first few weeks of the season. “The cancellations in the beginning of the season affected us a lot...

NFL Draft Wrap-Up

NFL Draft Wrap-Up

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell and Hayden Claesson

May 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Back on April 16, we published our entire first-round NFL mock draft. Now, with the draft over, it's time to hear our reaction. Listen to the podcast below featuring Grant Campbell, Luke Lusson, Hayden Claesson and Dylan Stark to hear how the hometown Bears drafted, which teams impressed us and which...

Students commit to college athletics

Students commit to college athletics

Luke Lusson and Mikaela Larson

May 3, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

The Class of 2018 has 41 student athletes committed to continuing their athletic career next year at 37 different schools. The most common sport is football with students committed from Division I (D1) to Community College (JuCo). Congratulations to all of the future college athletes; remember LT when...

NFL Mock Draft

NFL Mock Draft

Grant Campbell and Luke Lusson and Hayden Claesson

April 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

With the draft being a few short hours away, we have spent the last two days compiling our first round mock draft.  We made predictions based on team needs, talent and what we believed would be an ideal fit.  Feel free to comment on this article with the picks you agree with or disagree with.  Or...

New-look NBA

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Back in Issue 1, I wrote a column on the Jimmy Butler trade made by the Chicago Bulls this past summer, stating that it was a necessary move for the team. Much of my reasoning stemmed from the NBA transforming into a super-team dominant league, meaning that Butler at the helm would not be enough for th...

Careers in gaming

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Articles, Pulse, Sports

Video games have been a staple of modern media for many years, and show no signs of becoming less popular. It may seem simple to create a video game, but there is much more that goes into it. Below is just a fraction of careers available in the video game industry. 1. Game animator Animators create...

Girls soccer starts strong

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

After winning the West Suburban Silver Conference title a year ago, the LT girls varsity soccer team is looking to build on its conference success and translate it to a deep playoff run. “We hope to repeat as conference champs this year,” midfielder Elizabeth Hall ‘18 said. “More importan...

Boys’ waterpolo aims for state

Boys’ waterpolo aims for state

Mary Okkema, Assistant Online Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under Sports

LT boys’ waterpolo team exits the bus at Fenwick on March 17 for their 10:15 a.m. game,  mentally preparing themselves for the intense game ahead. Little do they know, the game would end in a 5-2 victory for LT. This will be the first time LT would beat Fenwick at Fenwick even though the LT-Fenwick...

Softball readies for Pink Out game

Softball readies for Pink Out game

Claire Williams, Freelance Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Articles, Online Exclusives, Sports

It was frigid on May 6, 2017 when a wave of pink players washed over the LT softball fields for the first Pink Out game in years. Despite the temperature, an exceptional number of fans came to cheer, most of whom were also wearing pink. “We got way more fans than we usually did and a lot of support...

NBA Playoffs: Round One

NBA Playoffs: Round One

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After a long, grueling 82-game regular season, the 2018 NBA Playoffs is finally set to tip-off this Saturday, April 14. Numerous intriguing round one matchups await in each conference, and it seems as though the potential for upsets this year is higher than we’ve seen in recent seasons. Here is my b...

Boys baseball prepares for strong season

Boys baseball prepares for strong season

Harper Hill, Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

Last season, in a game against its biggest competitor Oak Park River Forest High School, the boys varsity baseball team was deep into the seventh and final inning of the game. The pressure was on pitcher Grant Leader ‘19, who had to be pulled out because of new IHSA pitching count rules. Before be...

Athlete of the month: Sean Ryan ’18

Athlete of the month: Sean Ryan ’18

Grant Campbell, News Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

Since fifth grade, Sean Ryan ’18 has dreamt of competing in a Division 1 collegiate sport.  At the time, he was tearing up the field for St. Cletus Middle School’s football program.  He considered that to be his sport.  One year later, Ryan was introduced to the sport of volleyball. “In sixth grade, one...

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