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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...

March Madness Sweet 16 Preview

March Madness Sweet 16 Preview

Luke Lusson, Mikaela Larson, and Grant Campbell

March 22, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

The first week of March Madness sure didn’t lack any drama. Historic upsets and crazy buzzer beaters were only a few highlights of all that transpired in the first two rounds. With the Sweet 16 now set, take a look at how Luke Lusson, Mikaela Larson and Grant Campbell are answering the following qu...

Ultimate guide to March Madness 2018

Ultimate guide to March Madness 2018

Mikaela Larson and Luke Lusson

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s March. And March means March Madness. Need some help filling out your bracket? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. These six categories below are designed to give you everything you need to know when it comes to your brackets. From early round upsets to national champi...

Review: Fortnite Teams of 20 mode

Review: Fortnite Teams of 20 mode

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

March 12, 2018


Filed under Articles, Pulse, Sports

Epic Game’s explosively popular Fortnite Battle Royale mode released a new update on March 8,  with the 3.2 version. While this new update was mainly just bug fixes, it did have something players have been looking forward to for quite some time: the teams of 20 mode. This mode has five teams of 20...

LION Bracket Challenge

LION Bracket Challenge

March 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

March Madness is the most wonderful time of the year! Do you consider yourself sports savvy? Do you love basketball? Do you want to be featured in the grid? There is a one in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 chance that you'll have a perfect bracket, so why not test your luck? Click HERE to enter our LION sponsored bracket challenge!...

Local gymnastics community responds to controversy

Local gymnastics community responds to controversy

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Articles, Online Exclusives, Sports

Former doctor for USA and Michigan State Gymnastics Larry Nassar was sentenced for 40 to 175 years in prison on Jan. 24 for sexually assaulting gymnasts under the veil of treatment. More than 250 people have come forward accusing him of abuse. “Obviously I am very shocked and unable to completely co...

Bring on the madness

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

It’s finally here, basketball fans. The single most entertaining month in the world of sports: March. There’s so many factors that play into making March Madness one of the best, if not the best sporting event in the world. Whether it’s the abundance of games, the bracket pools or the Cinderella...

Girls track season starts

Girls track season starts

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

It was a hot day in late May at the IHSA girls’ track and field state finals. Renata Wingert ‘19 walked up to the starting blocks to lead off the 4x400-meter relay. When the gun sounded Wingert rocketed off the block and 400 meters later, passed the baton to Maggie Caplice ‘17. After three minutes...

Boys’ gymnastics trains for comeback

Boys’ gymnastics trains for comeback

Mary Okkema, Assistant Online Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

LT boys’ varsity gymnasts left it all on the floor last year at the state meet, where they fought hard after winning in Sectionals. The Lions ended up placing second in state at Hinsdale Central, just 0.2 points behind Glenbard West, making 2017 the closest state meet in the 67 year history of IHSA...

AOTM Sonia Slusarczyk ’18

AOTM Sonia Slusarczyk ’18

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

The sun beat down at the IHSA track and field state meet last May, as sprinter and hurdler Sonia Slusarczyk ‘18 warmed up. She took off her LT headband -- a long-held superstition-- before competing in the 4x400 meter relay. The whole race was a blur, she said, but what she can remember is her teammate ...

Kicking off the postseason

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

So far, this year’s church league season has certainly lived up to the hype. With exciting upsets like Congo Jr. beating SFX Expansion, intriguing matchups and top-notch players, it’s been a fun ride. But, now’s the time when the men come to play: playoff time. Team records and standings mean nothing...

Boys track team prepares for outdoor season

Boys track team prepares for outdoor season

Harper Hill, Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports, Uncategorized

After a strong outdoor season last year, capped off with an eighth place finish at state, the boys track team is training hard once again. The team members hope to take first in indoor conference and condition themselves for the competitive outdoor season in March. “We return a good core of athletes...

LT varsity poms brings success 

LT varsity poms brings success 

Mary Devine, Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

Dating back to June 2017, the poms varsity girls were already preparing for their upcoming season. While everyone else was lounging around in the sun, the poms team was putting in hours of work for four consecutive days at their annual season kick off camp at Universal Dance Association at Wheaton College. From...

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