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Let’s say “Bye” to the Pro-Bowl

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

It is that awkward time of year again. You are recovering from yet another Patriot’s Super Bowl, and now you feel empty inside. What will you do to waste countless hours each Sunday?   This year in particular has been a fantastic one for the NFL: aside from a bland Superbowl, the 2018-19 season was ...

Hinsdale high schools face possibility of major cuts

Hinsdale high schools face possibility of major cuts

Mary Okkema, News co-editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

There was little room left in the Hinsdale Central cafeteria on Dec. 3, 2018 when members of the community gathered at the District 86 School Board meeting to advocate against proposed budget cuts. “I think we are thrilled by the support we see here tonight for the things we care about just as much...

Athlete of the Month: Ben Ellenby ’19 and Kendall Wright ’19

Nina Shearrill, Business manager

January 29, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Kendall Wright ‘19 and Benjamin Ellenby ‘19 started playing Special Olympics basketball at Park Junior High School in the seventh grade. Over the years, they have learned the recipe to having a successful team, not just in the way they play, but in the way they interact with each other and the student b...

Eight teams a charm

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under Columns, Print Issues, Sports

After watching Trevor Lawrence make two spectacular passes to Justyn Ross that ended Alabama’s historic season, it reminds us of the crazy moments that make college football so amazing. College football is one of the most watched sports leagues in the United States, and every season has its crazy mo...

Poms qualifies for IHSA state

Poms qualifies for IHSA state

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After qualifying for IHSA state for the first time in LT competitive dance team history last year, varsity poms has much to live up to this season. They also won first place and a High Point Award at the Illinois Drill Team Association (IDTA) state competition last year. The team officially began competing...

Head varsity football coach resigns

Head varsity football coach resigns

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After 10 years of coaching at LT, head varsity football coach Kurt Weinberg is leaving football to spend more time with his family. “I haven’t been able to see my kids play their sports in the fall,” Weinberg said. “It’s time to put family first.” Weinberg finishes his LT football career w...

Pack the Place prevails

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Just before 5 p.m. on Jan. 18 LT’s NC field house was buzzing; clubs were setting up fundraising tables, players were warming up, and coaches were helping organize each aspect of the game. All of this was in anticipation of the Pack The Place games--as soon as you walked in the gym you could feel that...

Da Bears are in hibernation- for now

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Cody Parkey is a name that has now become infamous, a name that is circulating the thoughts of Bears’ fans everywhere. After a prolific season, the Bears lost in one of the worst ways, a missed field goal with just seconds to spare. This was not the first game that was lost in the waning seconds....

Track seasons start with a bang

Liz Gremer and Diane Makovic

January 25, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Girls’ track expects another successful, competitive year It is a sunny May day, and the girls’ 4x400 meter relay team has just clinched the fourth place state title. The quartet of Renata Wingert ‘19, Lizzie Scotty ‘19, Sonia Slusarczyk ‘18, and Tara Schwarz ‘18, glow with their medals o...

Hockey team’s strong success

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

The LTHS Hockey Club is performing above expectations, with their teamwork fueling the drive to win. “I’m really fortunate this year that the boys really get along well on and off the ice,” first year head varsity coach Benjamin Engle said. “[There is] a unique bond they have that I haven’t...

Pack the Place Friday, be there

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

It’s Friday, January 18th. You might go home and have nothing to do, you might have big plans: but none of that matters. There’s only one place you should be if you are a student at LT-- NC field house, at the Special Olympics Basketball Pack The Place game. At the end of every week, LT students...

Top 25 Moments in Sports of 2018

Hayden Claesson and Tommy Layden, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Uncategorized

Join sports editors Tommy Layden and Hayden Claesson, as well as WLTL sports director as we journey through this past year of sports and cover the top 25 moments of 2018.  ...

For Kicks and Giggles

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

I have always disliked soccer. It was simply never interesting to me. I’m not sure if it was the fact that I wasn’t good at it, or if I just thought it was boring to watch. I just could not understand the hype behind soccer. I didn’t like playing it due to the fact that I am hilariously uncoordinated,...

AOTM: Lily Courier ’20

AOTM: Lily Courier ’20

Liz Gremer, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

During the 2016 Wheaton North Invitational, the LT girls’ varsity basketball team was down with seconds to spare. Following a last-minute play, Lily Courier ‘20 was set up to shoot the three-point shot that would tie the game. Despite her nerves, Courier made the shot that sent LT into overtime. ...

Boys basketball hopes to improve record with experienced roster

Boys basketball hopes to improve record with experienced roster

Tommy Layden, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After several players’ injuries led to an unusually high number of losses, finalizing a below .500 record last year, boys basketball prepares to rebound from an unfortunate 2017-18 season. “Unfortunately we had a few guys that were injured for a large part or all of the season,” head boys basketball...

Girls basketball team prepares to build on previous season’s success

Girls basketball team prepares to build on previous season’s success

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After a tough loss in the 2018 regional final against Montini Catholic High School, varsity girls basketball is ready to get back on the court and start stronger than ever, center/forward Patti Cesarini ‘20 said. “[Last season] we had a difficult time executing the plays that we needed to,”...

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