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Boys hoops has best playoff run in past 8 years

Boys hoops has best playoff run in past 8 years

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

After a prolific season, LT boys basketball was knocked out of the playoffs in the fourth round after losing to the 12th ranked team in the state, Geneva. They went into the postseason with a 21-8 record and had the longest postseason run in the last eight years. “[Geneva was] 30-1 so they have done a lot...

Daniel Hartman hired as new LT football coach

Daniel Hartman hired as new LT football coach

Diane Makovic, Copy editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

LT recently hired former Hinsdale Central varsity football coach Daniel Hartman to replace coach Kurt Weinberg, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Hartman presented his coaching philosophy at a parent-player meeting on March 19 at 6:30 in the NC Reber Center. “There is a fierce rival...

AOTM: Micheal Walsh ’19

AOTM: Micheal Walsh ’19

Tommy Layden, Assistant sports editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

As Ryan Hammond ‘17 touched the wall at just over one minute and 30 seconds, LT shattered the previous state record by less than a second.  Along with the help of Spencer Walker ‘18, Jeffery Vitek ‘18, and Michael Walsh ‘19, the swimmers set the new record for the 200 yard medley relay, auto...

IHSA to abolish football conferences, replace with new district formatting

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Any student athlete who competes in an Illinois High School (athletic) Association sport knows the basics of how teams are divided. For many sports in the IHSA, teams are divided into conferences, and these conferences can be based on many things. Such reasons can include geography, school size, history,...

Boys gymnastics faces roster changes

Nicole Klein, Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Last May, Matthew O’Malley ‘19 won vault at sectionals, which automatically qualified him for the state meet. At state, he was the last vaulter to compete, meaning he knew exactly what score he needed in order to make it to finals. He received that score and went first in finals. Afterward he had...

Support all sports

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Print Issues, Sports

The blackout game is a big deal at LT, and anyone in the fieldhouse can tell by the hordes of students clad in black that we don’t mess around when it comes to cheering on our basketball team. As an athlete, I know what it is like to have a huge crowd in the stands cheering you on; it gets you hyped...

After placing 10th in state, boys LAX plans to compete for state championship

After placing 10th in state, boys LAX plans to compete for state championship

Grace Kulat, Photographer/reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

When the LT boys lacrosse team lost to Hinsdale Central in the sectional championship the whole team was let down. The past two years the LT boys varsity lacrosse team has finished top 10 in state, but this year the team plans to compete for the state championship. “This is the deepest and most...

Swim relay wins state

Swim relay wins state

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019


Filed under News, Print Issues, Sports

LT boys’ swim have garnered state titles, broken records, and maintained a standard of athletic excellence for the past four years. Going into the 2018-19 season, they were expected to slow down, and lose momentum. Their 200 yard medley relay was expected to just squeak into the top twelve at state. No...

Ultimate Frisbee club prepares for upcoming season

Ultimate Frisbee club prepares for upcoming season

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

Ultimate Frisbee club has returned for their spring season, with hopes of going to the Illinois State tournament in June. Coach Toby Casella admires the sport for its inclusiveness and the ability for anyone to learn how to play.   “Ultimate lets everyone play and work together as a team, and n...

Girls LAX ready to win

Girls LAX ready to win

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

Due to the intramural program that incorporates perfecting skills, game play and conditioning, girls lacrosse players have been improving their technique during the off season. “As in any sport, when a player works hard in the off season on their skills, they come into the season much more prepared...

Girls varsity soccer prepares for upcoming season

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

Tryouts for LT’s 2019 girls varsity soccer team were on Feb. 25, lasting the whole week, testing players’ basic skills and abilities. Practice starts March 2 and the season’s games begin on March 21 with the girls facing Waubonsie Valley High School at SC’s Bennett field, scheduled at 5 p.m. There...

Badminton team hopes to add to last year’s success

Diane Makovic, Copy Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

After sending a doubles team and a singles player to the state meet last year, the girls’ badminton team is hoping to improve its conference finish and send a whole team (two singles players and two doubles teams) to state, varsity Head Coach Susan McClenahan said. “We did really well and ended u...

Boys swim team places fifth at state

Boys swim team places fifth at state

Dani Almase, Reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Before the state meet on Feb. 22, Ben Lynch ‘19 was thinking about how it would be the last meet of his swim career. For the past 11 years, he has put hard work and dedication into this sport. It was now coming down to this final moment. The state team consisted of five swimmers: Lynch, Michael Wal...

Blackout Game brings LT together for game, Josie Dunne Appearance

Blackout Game brings LT together for game, Josie Dunne Appearance

Lars Lonnroth and Tommy Layden

February 25, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Top Stories

As the LT pep band “Brass, Wind and Fire” blasted the LT school song, members of the LT student section bobbed their head and clapped along to the beat. A big game was about to begin. For the 11th year in a row, the LT Blackout Game drew countless LT students to the NC fieldhouse—with the LT stu...

LT looks for revenge in Blackout Game

LT looks for revenge in Blackout Game

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Sports

The last few times LT and Prospect crossed paths, it didn’t go too well to say the least. They lost in a blowout 69-47 in 2016-17 and 61-36 in 2017-18. But this Feb. 22 at 7:30, Josh Berry ‘19 says “we are expecting a good game, [although] they beat us the last couple times.” Prospect is rank...

Freshman basketball player diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Freshman basketball player diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Sports

Allie Kuhlman ‘22 had just her finished basketball game last December, when she noticed she had lost feeling in her left arm, and it had turned blue. Her family immediately rushed her to the ER, where many tests were done. She soon found out that a tumor was pressing on her vein, cutting off circ...

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