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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,”...

The Ultimate Sport

Harper Hill, News co-editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Print Issues, Sports

Every Sunday, my dad wakes up and goes to Bennett Field with a dozen or more of the fellow neighborhood dads, and they scrimmage in a game of Ultimate. This has been routine since I can remember. It was not until my brother took up this sport when I realized this wasn’t just a recreational activity...

Girls Gymnastics begins season with optimistic perspective

Girls Gymnastics begins season with optimistic perspective

Nicole Klein, Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, Print Issues, Sports

As the upcoming season approaches,15 out of the 25 people on the varsity and junior varsity teams are freshman. They have been training to prepare for their first year of high school gymnastics and are looking to the older members for advice. “We are going to have a really young team,” second-year...

Wrestling prepares to pin, win

Wrestling prepares to pin, win

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After finishing last season with a record of 12 wins and 12 losses, the boys wrestling team has returned for another season. Assistant coach Patrick O’Neil is hoping for more successful results at meets. “After the last season ended, the team made two goals: put in a lot of effort in the weight ro...

Erin Rodriguez takes boys swim head coach position

Erin Rodriguez takes boys swim head coach position

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After 24 years of coaching, Scott Walker retired, resulting in Erin Rodriguez being named new boys swim head coach. For the previous three years, the team placed in the top two at state and placed first twice. The team remains confident going into this year, Ben Lynch ‘19 said. Since 2015, Rodrigu...

NFL Podcast November 2018

Hayden Claesson and Tommy Layden, Sports Editor and Assistant Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Online Exclusives, Sports, Uncategorized

For the third time this year, we have teamed up with sports director Jacob Nevis '19 of WLTL to create a podcast covering the Chicago Bears and other NFL action. For more sports coverage, tune into the WLTL app or on 88.1 Thursday nights from 8-10 p.m. ...

Local Thanksgiving runs draw crowds

Local Thanksgiving runs draw crowds

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Sports

Thanksgiving is a day when people give thanks, spend time with friends and family and, traditionally, eat a delicious meal with their loved ones. For those who may feel guilty about stuffing (pun intended) their faces in the evening, Thanksgiving morning featured several 5K runs for community members....

Super-Sectionals loss ends varsity soccer season

Super-Sectionals loss ends varsity soccer season

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

Although the varsity boys soccer team lost in the Super-Sectionals game, the playoff games leading up to it had a great student turnout with the bleachers packed and LT fans cheering loudly, centerback Ty Williams ‘19 said. “The fans were instrumental in our success in the playoffs,” Williams said. ...

LT student repeats Chicago Marathon

LT student repeats Chicago Marathon

Tommy Layden, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

Brynn Colwell ‘19 had been playing club soccer for seven years, and tennis for her first two years at LT, when she decided to completely devote herself to a new goal: running the Chicago Marathon. Whereas most high school students were resistant to running the mile in gym class, Colwell gave up aspects ...

Athlete of the Month- Ty Williams ’19

Athlete of the Month- Ty Williams ’19

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

As boys varsity soccer struggled to take home a win at the beginning of the season, Ty Williams ’19 was moved from playing center forward and midfield positions to the centerback position on Sept.13 before playing Streamwood High School. After that change was made, the team won six consecutive game...

Girls’ golf finishes season

Girls’ golf finishes season, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

During the LT girls’ golf team regional competition, Elizabeth Sommerfeld ‘19 was overcome with emotion during her last round of golf for the team. Sommerfeld was on the golf team for her entire LT career. “It was just really sentimental,” Sommerfeld said. “The juniors were emotional becaus...

Boys golf enters postseason with optimism

Boys golf enters postseason with optimism

Liz Gremer, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

Following an inconsistent regular season, the varsity boys golf team headed into regionals optimistically. Despite a fifth-place finish at the conference meet, the team hoped for more success during the postseason meets and tournaments, which they accomplished where Max Rockrohr ’20 placed 13 as an ...

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