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Rivalry matches hype

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

September 23, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports, Uncategorized

The rivalry between Lyons Township and Hinsdale Central rarely disappoints and the annual Silver Brick game between the boy’s varsity soccer teams was no exception. Although there were no back-and-forth hype videos and social media wars, the teams did the talking, taking the game to a double overtime b...

LT student creates football documentary

LT student creates football documentary

September 22, 2017


Filed under News, Pulse, Sports

It is 5 a.m. on a summer morning when Max Abrahamson ‘18 wakes up to start his long day.  He makes it to LT SC by 5:30 a.m. to shoot footage of the varsity football players arriving to practice.  He shoots the entire practice, following the football players from the field to the weight room to meetings...

From Bennett Field to NFL

From Bennett Field to NFL

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Sept. 17 was a day to be remembered forever as Jake Elliott ‘13 stepped onto the field in Arrowhead Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs and made his NFL debut for the Philadelphia Eagles. He went two-for-three on field goals, knocking one in from 40 yards out, and two-for-two on extra points. If...

Girl’s got Game

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Sports

Yes, I can drop a fact on why it made sense Mayweather would beat McGregor. Yes, I can explain to you why the Oilers will win the Stanley Cup in the next five years. Yes, I can debate for hours on why Jake Arrieta is not worth the money. And yes, I realize it’s rare for a girl to have this much sports...

Girls’ swim and dive team’s climbs toward state

Girls’ swim and dive team’s climbs toward state

Mary Okkema, Reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Sports

The pressure is on.  It is the 400-yard freestyle relay, the last event of the Aug. 30 meet at LT SC pool.  Madison Wanless ‘18, the second swimmer in the relay, feels the energy coming from everyone in the crowd.  The meet is neck and neck, and every point matters.  This event would decide if ...

LT football looks to win conference, make state playoffs run

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Sports

Last year was a breakthrough season for LT football. Not only did they hand Glenbard West their first conference loss in six years, but they seized their first playoff win since 2012 by defeating a formidable Naperville North opponent on the road. Their playoff run ended the next week, however, by...

Soccer strives for deep playoff run

Georgia Dougherty, Reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports

After playing the first, second, fifth and eighth best teams in state, the varsity boys soccer team is off to a challenging start. As of Sept. 19, the team’s record stands at 8-3-1. “LT is always a top program so we always have high expectations,” third year midfielder and captain Charlie Hall ...

State champion elects not to return

Harper Hill, Reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports

After a perfect season in 2016, in which she remained undefeated for 23 matches, Lahari Yelamanchili ‘19 claimed the 2A singles title in the state tournament. However, Yelamanchili has not committed to play LT tennis this year, and may only return if needed near the end of the season. “This year I am trying...

Kilrea runs at national level

Kilrea runs at national level

Mary Devine, Reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports

As Danny Kilrea '18 woke up to the sound of his alarm one morning before practice, he noticed a unique email notification on his phone. As he checked his inbox, there it was: an offer from Nike, asking if he wanted to attend the Nike Elite Distance Camp over the summer from July 19 to 23. "[It] ...

Lions win big in Salute to Service game

Lions win big in Salute to Service game

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

September 2, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports, Sports Score, Top Stories

With only three points on the board in the second quarter, LT’s normally explosive offense knew it needed a big play to get things rolling, especially after missing a few big play opportunities. That play came on a 72-yard touchdown throw from quarterback Ben Bryant ‘18 to wide receiver Nate Rusk...

Boys gymnastics takes second in state

Boys gymnastics takes second in state

Luke Lusson, Reporter

May 25, 2017


Filed under Articles, May 25, Print Issues (archive), Sports

After losing its dual meet to Glenbard West by eight points on April 4, the boys gymnastics team made it one of its goals to beat the Hilltoppers by the end of the season. The team nearly accomplished that feat at the state meet on April 12 at Hinsdale Central, where it took second place and trailed...

Girls water polo finishes season strong

Girls water polo finishes season strong

Spiro Kass, Buisness Manager

May 25, 2017


Filed under Articles, May 25, Print Issues (archive), Sports

After jumping in the pool, ready to take on Mother McAuley in the IHSA Sectional Final on May 13, girls varsity water polo co-captain Annika Moore ‘17 scanned the bleachers above to notice all of her friends and family rooting for the team. Moments later, the whistle sounded to commence the com...

Counter Attack

Counter Attack

Greta Markey, Copy Editor

May 25, 2017


Filed under Articles, May 25, Print Issues (archive), Sports

It was boys varsity water polo’s second period of overtime against the Naperville North Huskies, and both teams had nine points as the period was coming to an end. Suddenly, captain Armin Korsos ‘17 drew a foul and noticed Jacob Schoneman ‘17 releasing off of his defender in front of the goal. ...

Grace Brannen ’17 commits to play D1 soccer at Concordia University despite two knee surgeries, still offered spot for fall 2017

Grace Brannen ’17 commits to play D1 soccer at Concordia University despite two knee surgeries, still offered spot for fall 2017

Lea Voytovich, News Editor

May 11, 2017


Filed under Articles, Online Exclusives, Sports

After suffering two ACL injuries in the last two years, Grace Brannen '17 committed to playing DI soccer at Concordia University on April 12, National Spring Signing Day.  “I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to play soccer in college, but after my second injury, I decided that I couldn’t go into ...

Set for success

Adam Janicki, Sports editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under April 13, Articles, Print Issues (archive), Sports

With a team compromised of much talent and experience, the varsity boys volleyball team aspires to place top five at state this year. Despite the loss of a couple starting seniors, close to all the team’s players have returned, providing valuable cohesion. “We have a lot of potential to do better...

Athlete of the month: Thomas Saggau ’17

Lindsey Hauch, Reporter

April 12, 2017


Filed under April 13, Print Issues (archive), Sports

After his first attempt of three during the triple jump event on Feb. 16 at LT, Thomas Saggau '17 was anything but impressed with his score of 46 feet, which was five inches less than his personal practice record. Despite being disappointed, this distance was enough to shatter LT's previous triple jump rec...

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