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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 ...

#Bethstrong

#Bethstrong

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

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...

Fantasy Football: Week 11 Start or Sit

Fantasy Football: Week 11 Start or Sit

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell, Sports and News Editors

November 16, 2017

Melvin Gordon (Bills at Chargers Sunday 3:05 p.m.): Gordon is coming off of a disappointing Week 10, only putting up 9 fantasy points. This is likely attributed to his backup RB Austin Ekeler scoring all TDs for the Chargers’ RB’s. If Gordon is going to bounce back from this disappointing perfor...

NFL trade deadline analysis: Lusson

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

November 2, 2017

WR Kelvin Benjamin to the Bills for a third and seventh-round pick: This is my favorite deal from the deadline. It's no secret that the Buffalo Bills need help at the wide receiver position, as they currently rank dead last in the league in receiving yards. Benjamin has the ability to fix this prob...

NFL trade deadline analysis: Campbell

Grant Campbell, News Editor

November 2, 2017

In our conflicting columns, Luke Lusson and I will attempt to rank five crucial deals that got done before the NFL trade deadline on Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. We hoped to rank six, but the Browns’ terrible management resulted in the deal for A.J. McCarron not going through because they forgot to inform the...

2017 March Madness Picks and Analysis

2017 March Madness Picks and Analysis

Henry Groya, Reporter

March 20, 2017

This year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament is bound to be more exciting than ever before. Wild upsets will happen, dreams will come true and hearts will be crushed. For the first time ever, programs such as Northwestern and Jacksonville State received bids, and for the 56th time the University...

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