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Katie OMalley 23 goes for a shot in game against Naperville North High School on April 3, 2022 (photo courtesy of OMalley)

Athlete of the Issue: Katie O’Malley ‘23

Scarlett Lestina, Managing Editor March 21, 2023

After earning All Sectional honors last year while playing left forward for the LT girls soccer team–ranked fifth in Illinois class 3A–Katie O’Malley ‘23 continued playing soccer for her newly...

Quinn Magee ‘23 dribbles out of trouble against SJC Disciples at St. John of the Cross (Matysik/Tabulae).

Holy Hoops

Molly Burke, Sports Editor March 21, 2023

Some take Church League basketball as friendly neighborhood competition, while others look to win consistently each week and make it to the playoffs, Saint Franics Xavier (SFX) Denja player, Isaac Nee...

Column: Dancers without answers

Lillian Davis, Reporter March 21, 2023

A seven hour school day, seven classes, one to three hours of dance, and a 25-minute study hall to get homework done?  Junior and senior year are no doubt more difficult and time consuming than freshman...

Team works on pitchting during practice with Pyles behind the pitcher, giving instructions. (Pohl/LION)

Varsity softball begins, adapts to new coach

Julia Ludden, Reporter March 21, 2023

Following the start of their season, varsity softball is adjusting to major differences. From losing key senior players to hiring a new head coach, this year is riddled with change. In spite of these...

Kent State University commit Frederick Ragsdale III ‘23 works on tracking fly balls and throwing to the cutoff man at practice on Bennett Field on March 7 (Wolf/LION).

Boys baseball swings into season

Sydney Wolf, Sports Editor March 21, 2023

Leaving the game they’ve known best for the past 13 years won’t be an easy task for some of LT’s varsity baseball players, according to team captain and third baseman Jack Falls ‘23. However, for...

Julia Seffner ‘24 and Aggie Driscoll ‘23 practice drills in the NC upper north gym on March 9 (Garrity/LION)

Girls badminton commences, shoots for State

Katie Garrity, Reporter March 21, 2023

Although girls badminton has a short season, beginning late February and the regular season ending in late April, the team has many eventful weeks ahead of them. Split into teams of 14 athletes, freshman,...

Charlotte Rice ‘24 works on passing in cold weather during warmups on March 13 on Bennett Field (Burke/LION).

Girls lacrosse kicks off, seeks new growth

Molly Burke, Sports Editor March 21, 2023

Returning for her fifth year coaching at LT with four years as varsity head coach, Cecillia Luxem was excited to get back on the field with her team to prepare for the new season, she said. She appreciates...

Jack Campbell ‘24 breaks away from teammate during a scrimmage at practice on Bennett field on March 7 (Wolf/LION).

Boys lacrosse adjusts to new team

Sydney Wolf, Sports Editor March 21, 2023

For the boys lacrosse team captain and goalie Finn Buckley ‘23, stepping into his senior season is something he’s been looking forward to, though it means saying his final goodbyes, he said. Buckley...

Gunnar Garelli ‘24 wrestles opponent from DeKalb High School at IHSA State Meet on Feb. 18, wins match 11-1 (photo courtesy of Garelli).

Junior wrestler places fourth at State Championships

Lillian Davis, Reporter March 17, 2023

Gunnar Garelli ‘24 has been wrestling since he was 3 years old. He has wrestled with Izzy Style Wrestling club year round since he was 7 years old, as well as with LT for the past two years, he said....

Niklas Polonowski ‘23 expresses his emotions after knocking down a three-point shot against Hinsdale Central (Klos/LION).

Through the season with boy’s hoops (2022-2023)

Matthew Klos and George Ross March 9, 2023

This year's varsity boys basketball team concluded their season after falling to Hinsdale Central 46-40 in their Sectional matchup on March 1. LT completed their season with an overall record of 26-6 and...

The 2022 TYR Pro Series Westmont took place at FMC from March 2-5 (Forebaugh/LION).

Local natatorium to host second world class meet

Lindsay Forebaugh, Freelance Writer March 3, 2023

For My Community Natatorium [FMC] will host its second TYR Pro Series meet, bringing professional swimming to Illinois, which exposes local athletes to elite competitions. “Our goal is to host high...

Varsity Poms dances in West Suburban (Silver) Conference at Hinsdale South High School on Jan. 16 (Cummings/LION)

Poms team finishes successful season

February 16, 2023

Since early November, the poms team has once again proven their talents throughout their competition season, ranking high among other high school teams.  At the Illinois Drill Team Association (IDTA)...

Steven Chen ‘25  prepares to score for the Blue team in the NC fieldhouse at the Pack the Place Game on Jan 20. (Mardegan/LION)

Special Olympics ‘Pack the Place’ returns

Jeanne Mardegan and Catherine Crousore February 15, 2023

With community members donning supportive blue and gold attire in the NC fieldhouse, fans cheered on the three Special Olympics basketball teams for their respective “Pack the Place” games on Jan....

Jackson Niego 23 shoots jumpshot in rivalry game against Hinsdale Central High School on Jan. 20 (Klos/LION).

Boys basketball builds on standout season

Matthew Klos, Reporter February 15, 2023

This year's varsity boys basketball team has gotten off to a pronounced start, currently posting a record of 21-4 and battling conference threats Downers Grove North and Hinsdale Central, who are both...

Lets get weird

Let’s get weird

Sydney Wolf, Sports Editor February 15, 2023

The beloved student-run fan section is back and hungry to cheer on yet another varsity basketball season, according to LT Weirdos member Chris Franko ‘23. Working alongside a group of senior boys, Franko...

Josie Powell 24 celebrates her teams win in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, on Jan. 14 (photo courtesy of Powell)

Senior ice skater competes

Scarlett Lestina, Managing Editor February 15, 2023

The feeling of gliding across the ice, soaring on a thin metal blade, nothing holding her back, these are the sensations synchronized skater Josie Powell ‘23 loves as she began skating at the age of...

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