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Kaepernick stirs conversation

Kaepernick stirs conversation

Lucy Schaefer, Sports Editor

September 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Sports

America prides itself on democracy. With the signing of the Bill of Rights in 1789 came the establishment of freedom, forever engraved in the hearts and minds of our citizens. Over the course of our existence, a plethora of athletes have risen in rebellion of social issues. So why is Colin Kaepernick's silent protest a...

Unbelievably Ultimate

Unbelievably Ultimate

Bailey Blum, Sports Editor

April 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Sports

Four score and seven years ago, when I joined the LION Newspaper as a loyal but bungling apostle to the infamous Joe Rossetti ‘15, I told myself I would spare readers from having to deal with me writing about ultimate. Well here I am, 13 columns later, and I’ve finally decided the time has come. I...

College Conundrum

Bailey Blum, Sports Editor

December 4, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

On Oct. 30, 20-year-old Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. As a result, head coach Urban Meyer decided to suspend him for one game, a decision that has garnered plenty of criticism and debate over the last month. Personally, I think this decision is absolute...

Female Fanatics

Izy Scott, Art Director

December 1, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

First off, I am an avid fan of the Hooligans, Weirdos and Lions Den, and oftentimes find myself standing among the crowd of them at sporting events. Belligerent heckling of the opponent and hazing the other team’s usually-barren student section, LT students know how to lightheartedly pummel the opponents...

Concussion Crisis

Bailey Blum, Sports Editor

October 15, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports, Uncategorized

For the last half-century, Sundays have been dominated by the NFL. It’s the one day of the week where almost every sports fan gathers around a TV for a day of relaxation, food ingestion and hard-fought American football. For the most part the NFL has remained largely similar during this time span;...

Vexatious Vegas

Charlie Stelnicki, Assistant Sports Editor

October 15, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

In recent months, the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) has made a few questionable rulings about punishments for mixed martial artists that have sparked controversy in the hearts of fans across the country. At the pinnacle of these controversies, you will find Nick Diaz, a 32-year-old fighter who is s...

Bragging baseball

Bragging baseball

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

April 14, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

Here’s the deal: When I said the winter athletic season was my favorite season, I might have been lying—but only slightly. The spring and summer extracurricular athletic season will forever hold a special place in my heart, and might just beat out the wrestling season as my favorite. When April...

Short season

Short season

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

April 14, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

On Tuesday, March 17, the Hampton Pirates defeated the Manhattan Jaspers 74-67 in the first round of the NCAA March Madness tournament. Hampton was the only team inducted into the sacred “big dance” that had a sub-500 record, and only received a bid due to their surprising underdog win of the MEAC...

Baseball Blunder

Baseball Blunder

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

March 2, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

This is going to sound un-American. This is going to sound ignorant. So I’ll be blunt: Baseball is no longer what it used to be. It’s a changed game. Short of being played with nine members on each team, a ball and a Louisville Slugger, almost every aspect of the game has changed. The most upsetting...

Halfway NBA

Halfway NBA

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

January 27, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

As the halfway point in the season approaches and the All-Star weekend prepares to commence in New York, the NBA is as fast-paced and dynamic as always. The Detroit Pistons have won nine of their last 10 games and are infused with new life after ridding themselves of former All-Star-turned-plague...

Red rivalry

Red rivalry

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

January 26, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

Not only as a proud athlete for Lyons Township, but also as a proud student, I hate Hinsdale Central. I hate the school as much as the next guy, but I love the rivalry. It does amazing things for our school. It forces us to work harder in terms of school spirit and as individuals, both inside and outside...

NBA Season

NBA Season

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

December 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Sports

As the first quarter of the basketball season comes to a close, NBA fans across the country, I’m sure, have mixed reactions about the season thus far. From drastic injuries to our superstars (Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook) to the shocking success of a LeBron James-less Miami, the league has been ful...

Wrestling Warriors

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

December 5, 2014


Filed under Columns, Sports

As the fall sports season ends, high school athletics transition into my favorite season: the wrestling season. Perhaps I should say the winter athletic season, because there are other sports that compete, often drawing a bigger crowd and performing better, but maybe I’m a little biased as a member...

Positive Playmaking

Positive Playmaking

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

October 22, 2014


Filed under Columns, Sports

Entering week five of the NFL season, why is it that I haven’t heard anything positive about the NFL? Of course there are the highlight reels, the ESPN Sportscenter updates (that steal coverage from the more deserving MLB Postseason) and the articles in the newspaper; but I still haven’t heard anything...

Basketball Buildup

Basketball Buildup

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

October 21, 2014


Filed under Columns, Sports

It’s a big time for basketball fans in Chicago. Derrick Rose is poised to take the court with the Chicago Bulls for the first time since Nov. 23 of last year. Although there are certainly doubts surrounding his durability and his sub-par play in the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World...

Preseason Predictions

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

September 17, 2014


Filed under Columns, Sports

It’s that time of year again- the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. For many of us, this marks the end of our social lives, the end of our sanity; but a few, the lucky ones, have an escape. Like a lot of kids, my escape from the school year is sports. And what better school to enjoy...

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