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Junior brings flare to dancefloor

Junior brings flare to dancefloor

Lucy Schaefer, Reporter

January 26, 2016

Maisy Dunne ‘17 takes the stage at the West Coast Dance Explosion Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada. The murmur of the crowd transcends into silence as lights illuminate the stage. Dunne is about to perform a contemporary dance called “Rabid”. She eventually placed third as a soloist and ninth overal...

FantasyFlop

Charlie Stelnicki, Assistant Sports Editor

January 25, 2016

A few years ago, fantasy sports leagues were the kind of thing that friend groups, frat bros and office workers would all chip in $20 or so and battle the season out against their friends’ carefully chosen player combinations. Starting in 2014, these leagues underwent drastic fundamental changes in...

Varsity swim team ready for post-season

Adam Janicki, Reporter

January 25, 2016

As sectionals and state meets approach, the varsity boys swimmers are quick to remind themselves of how much time and effort has gone into their preparation. Last season, the team was predicted to win the state meet by 40 points, but failed to meet those expectations. However, it helped build chemistry,...

Rob Manfred’s Hall of Pain

Rob Manfred’s Hall of Pain

Garrett Ariana, Editor in Chief

January 20, 2016

There are some records in sports that are so unimaginably ridiculous and supernatural that I can personally guarantee that they will never be broken. Nobody will ever play every MLB game for 16 years like Cal Ripken Jr. Nobody will ever average more than 50.4 points per game in an NBA season like Wilt...

LTXC crosses state borders, finishes strong

LTXC crosses state borders, finishes strong

Charlie Stelnicki, Assistant Sports Editor

December 11, 2015

As Danny Kilrea ‘19 lined up alongside 199 other high school athletes from across the nation on a soggy golf course in Portland, Oregon, the starting horn blew and after his first step, he found himself on the ground, fallen and muddy. After being helped up by teammate Alex Pall '17, Kilrea hastily...

Church League Power Rankings: Week One

Church League Power Rankings: Week One

December 10, 2015

Week 1 Power Rankings   GLC (1) GLC defeated Hope Sr. 36-26 in what we hope wasn’t a showcase of their fullest potential. With all of the scoring options GLC has available to them, including five previous LT basketball players, we expected a little more than 36 points. Griffin Hick...

Wrestling gears up for season

Sydney Hansen, Reproter

December 5, 2015

With 10 seconds left, Zach Villarreal '17 was just two points down in a match that gave him the opportunity to individually advance to the state tournament. Villarreal went on to tie his opponent as the buzzer rang, going on to win in overtime. This victory would ultimately lead him to earn sixth pl...

College Conundrum

Bailey Blum, Sports Editor

December 4, 2015

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...

Church League Power Rankings

Church League Power Rankings

December 3, 2015

#1: GLC With no player under 5-feet 10-inches, Grace Lutheran Church (GLC) presents a nightmare to any and every short player out on the hardtop this church league season. “The will to win is much more prevalent than it was last season,” guard Colin Temple ‘16 said. After an undefeate...

Special Olympics hits ground running

Special Olympics hits ground running

Mary Sullivan, Reporter

December 3, 2015

A flurry of gold, blue and white took the upstairs SC gym by a storm in the opening game for the Special Education Basketball season. Cheers erupted from the large fan section as the Special Olympic Basketball players dribbled up and down the court, scored baskets and played with great intensity against...

LT boys look to younger talent

LT boys look to younger talent

Bailey Blum, Sports Editor

December 3, 2015

Standing at 6-foot 8-inches, a height that puts most NBA shooting guards to shame, Connor Niego ‘17 surveyed the court in front of him. The four teammates that glared back at him had eyes filled with hunger, grit and determination, each one eager to prove his worth in what would be each of their fi...

New Era

New Era

Bailey Blum, Sports Editor

December 3, 2015

As Harrison Niego ‘15 laced up his shoes for his first basketball game of the 2015 season, he took one final look into the roaring crowd. For the first time in four years, it wasn’t a sea of blue and gold he was staring into, but one of cream and crimson. This wasn’t “Chaos on Cossitt.” This...

Athlete of the Month: Weston Credit ’16

Athlete of the Month: Weston Credit ’16

Garrett Ariana, Editor in Chief

December 3, 2015

For Weston Credit ‘16, swimming is a lot about just keeping your head down, whether it’s in the pool or out. One of the philosophies as a captain of the team this year comes from coach Scott Walker, and it isn’t very difficult to remember: stay humble. “It keeps [Credit] more focused at th...

LT girls rely on new members

Charlie Stelnicki, Assistant Sports Editor

December 3, 2015

After an unprecedented 10-2 finish in conference for the 2014-2015 season, the varsity girls basketball team finished as champions. It was the first time this team has achieved this title since 2005, a full decade. Now, after six varsity team members have graduated, three of them starters, the team is...

Bowling team strikes again

Thomas Atseff, Assistant Online Editor

December 3, 2015

As the new bowling season begins, the team begins to grow for this competitive season, as well as attempting to expand for the future. “We’re still in a growing process, because LT doesn’t have a large bowling community,” varsity Coach Gary Morrill said. “We don’t normally get kids who hav...

Badminton coach earns state recognition

Badminton coach earns state recognition

Katie Palermo, Reporter

December 2, 2015

The National Federation of High Schools has named LT physical education teacher Susan McClenahan Illinois Badminton Coach of the Year for 2015. McClenahan has been working at LT since 2001, and began coaching the junior varsity badminton team in 2008. It wasn’t until 2011 that “Coach Mac” started c...

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