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AOTM: Renata Wingert

AOTM: Renata Wingert

Dani Almase, Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Sports

When Renata Wingret ‘19 was a freshman in 2015, she had no desire to join the girls track team. One of her friends begged her to start running track, yet Wingert was hesitant. She always believed she would try out for soccer in the spring. However, Wingert decided to run track instead because of her f...

Girls water polo crushes Hinsdale

Tommy Layden, Assistant sports editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

Water polo might be the most exciting sport you have never watched, and that is a tragedy. LT has some of the best and most entertaining water polo teams in the state. “I wish people came [to our games],” Elizabeth Tabisz ‘20, first-year varsity player, said. “I think [they don’t] because...

Boys water polo in midseason form

Grace Kulat, Photographer/reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

In an overtime game against Winter Park High School from Florida, the score was tied at 14, Ray Berg ‘19 blocked an outside shot. The offense raced back to the other end of the pool, and in the fast paced counterattack, the opposing defense failed to locate Eric Markey ‘20 , who took the winning shot...

#Bethstrong

#Bethstrong

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

On a late Thursday night, Feb. 21, I was getting ready for bed and going through my routine like I normally do. I was brushing my teeth, scrolling through Snapchat and responding to some friends. I clicked on an old volleyball teammate’s story and saw Beth Dunlap’s smiling face, with a big “RI...

Club rugby team gives opportunities

Tessa Voytovitch, Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

Rugby is not the most popular sport in the United States, since it often gets overshadowed by American football. However, high schoolers in the western suburbs still appreciate it to its fullest by playing for the West Suburban Bulls rugby club. Lawrence Zeno was a football player his whole life, ...

Boys volleyball starts strong

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

After over 25 years of coaching both girls and boys varsity volleyball at LT, Joann Pyritz retired this past fall. As his first year in Pyritz’s position, coach Brad Skendzel is ready to create stronger bonds with the players. “I’m looking forward to work more closely with the players than I h...

Baseball expects wins

Baseball expects wins

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

After winning conference last year, boys baseball is back for its spring season. With a record of 25-8 last year, head varsity coach Kevin Diete anticipates another strong season. “[My goal is] to improve as a team,” Diete said. “We want to continue our strong defense and hopefully repeat as confer...

Incoming changes come for football

Incoming changes come for football

Hayden Claesson and Grace Dekoker

April 12, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

With several critical seniors leaving the LT football team and an open head coach position, LT is looking to start a new chapter for Lions football. The first step was to begin searching for an individual to fill the coaching position, Athletic Director John Grundke said. On March 18, the board of ...

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...

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