LION Newspaper

When the king leaves who will take the throne?

Tommy Layden, Co-Sports Editor

January 31, 2020

The NBA has been incredibly popular for the past few decades, however, the game is morphing and evolving as more older players are phased out of the league. In the last decade some of the biggest stars retired. No other player can replace global superstars like Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, Tim Duncan, Kevin ...

Fall blues

Liz Gremer, Co-Art Director

October 24, 2019

Full disclosure: this isn’t a column about why fall sports are the worst because they interfere with the athlete’s rest of the year. I believe that being involved in any sport, no matter the time of the year, is a great experience to have. Being on a team taught me not only about myself, but how ...

The Grands

Diane Makovic, Co-Editor In Chief

October 24, 2019

On the morning of Sept. 7, I woke up at 5:30 to get ready for the LT Invite. It was the first meet of the cross country season, and I was feeling really nervous for the race. Once I got to LT, my teammates and I sat in the team area listening to hype-up music to get ready. After a little while, I wen...

The Monsters of Midway

Tommy Layden, Co-Sports Editor

September 20, 2019

Four or five years ago Chicago wasn’t even on the map in the NFL. It was a city so desperate for a leader that we were willing to sell our soul to the devil just to give the reins to some guy with “great arm strength” which is a phrase I can’t even say anymore without wanting to punch a wall. Y...

A To Do List for Gar Pax

Tommy Layden, Assistant sports editor

May 23, 2019

The Bulls are at rock bottom. They are one of the worst teams in league and arguably the worst in the Eastern conference. Realistically, however, they are not in a terrible position to improve. They have a few budding stars in Zach Lavine and Lauri Markkanen, but there are still many moves that must be...

Leaving LION

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

May 23, 2019

Today, the day this issue comes out, is a sad day. It is my and many other seniors’ last regular day of school, and our time being Lions is rapidly coming to a close. While I am happy that college will open up a new chapter in my life, I am still sad that I will be leaving such a great high school ...


Cesarini (right) Dunlap (right). (Photo courtesy of Tim Sands '20).

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

April 12, 2019

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...

Support all sports

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

March 1, 2019

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...

Let’s say “Bye” to the Pro-Bowl

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports editor

February 6, 2019

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 ...

Eight teams a charm

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

January 29, 2019

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...

The Ultimate Sport

Harper Hill, News co-editor

December 6, 2018

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...

New-look NBA

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

April 24, 2018

Back in Issue 1, I wrote a column on the Jimmy Butler trade made by the Chicago Bulls this past summer, stating that it was a necessary move for the team. Much of my reasoning stemmed from the NBA transforming into a super-team dominant league, meaning that Butler at the helm would not be enough for th...

Bring on the madness

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

March 2, 2018

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...

Kicking off the postseason

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

March 2, 2018

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...

Peculiar PyeongChang

Peculiar PyeongChang

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

January 26, 2018

The Olympics brings together the best of the best from all over the globe. Less than two weeks away in PyeongChang, South Korea, the 23rd Winter Olympics begins and is, in my opinion, one of the more scandalous and controversial Olympics in recent history. While there is only seven sports, there ar...

Collegiate corruption

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Snow is falling, hot chocolate is flowing, and college basketball has begun. However, what usually is a time to celebrate and rejoice is bittersweet following the FBI’s investigations which culminated in the arrests of multiple NCAA coaches and affiliated...

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