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Scott Walker steps down, leaves legacy behind

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-chief

October 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

Scott Walker has coached both girls and boys swimming at LT for nearly three decades, leading the girls team to their first state trophies, and leading the boys team to two consecutive state championships in 2016 and 2017. He won Illinois Coach of the Year award three times in a row, and in 2018 he a...

Silencing the crowd

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Sports

Everyone who has ever attended a sporting event knows just how fun it is to be in a large crowd cheering on a team or an athlete. Everyone loves the feeling of being hyped up in a crowd and just having fun while trying to support your team, or even try to get inside the other team’s head. The best...

Competitive Cheer returns for a third season at LT

Competitive Cheer returns for a third season at LT

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Coming back for a third season at LT, the competitive cheer team has been preparing since this past spring. Varsity coach Demi Korpan has been watching the members grow and develop their skills over the past three years, and sees that each year they improve more by keeping them motivated and engaged. “[The...

Girls XC prepares for state meet

Girls XC prepares for state meet

Dani Almase, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Maddie Cranny ‘20 ran a 19 minute race for the three mile regional conference course at Katherine Legge Park on Oct. 20. She helped her team finish at second place with only two points behind Downers Grove South. The regular season for the girls cross country ended on Oct. 13 when the team ran the...

NFL Podcast 10/19/2018

Hayden Claesson and Tommy Layden

October 19, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Sports

About a month ago, we paired up with WLTL to release an hour-long podcast covering the first week of NFL action. Yesterday we sat down and crammed five weeks of missed action in 75% of the time, with (what we hope) to be the same quality as the first episode. For more sports coverage turn to LION pages...

Rupi Kaur’s first Chicago show makes massive impression

Rupi Kaur’s first Chicago show makes massive impression

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Articles, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Chicago has been awaiting the arrival of 25-year-old poet Rupi Kaur for years, with her first release of the NYT’s Bestseller milk & honey in 2014. In January when she announced her the sun and her flowers tour for her second book that debuted Oct. 3, 2017, I frantically searched for Chicago a...

LT Boys Soccer to have strong season

Tommy Layden, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Sports

LT boys varsity soccer played Naperville North on Aug. 23, and two days later played Libertyville: the number one and two ranked teams in Illinois. LT lost 2-0 and 4-1, respectively.  Despite these results, Head Coach Paul Labbato and Assistant Coach Kelly Neidig remain optimistic. “It is early,...

Getting Weird

Hayden Claesson

September 26, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

The lights were bright at Bennett Field during the opening quarter of senior night against Carl Sandburg on Aug 24. Starting quarterback J.J. Dutton ‘19 hiked the ball and then began pedaling downfield as the crowd turned chaotic. Normally a student cheering section would simply have been screaming...

LT football prepares to play against Leyden HS

LT football prepares to play against Leyden HS

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

As homecoming festivities creep up and the game against Leyden approaches, there is one concern that stands out to LT’s quarterback J.J. Dutton ’19. “A weakness going into this game would be the size [of the team],” Dutton said. “We aren’t that big but we can definitely use our speed fo...

Girls XC prepares for successful season

Girls XC prepares for successful season

Liz Gremer, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After finishing third at state last year, the girls’ cross-country team is training and preparing for another successful season. The team’s goal is to take each meet one at a time and focus on the overall team dynamic, varsity-runner Maddie Cranny ’20 said. “Third at state was very excitin...

LT boys XC to have strong season after losing Kilrea

Tommy Layden, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Sports

At the end of last year, key boys cross country runner Danny Kilrea ‘18 graduated, leaving a void in the team coming into this season. Assistant Coach Jake Discipio is now looking to runners throughout all levels of the program to fill in his place this season. “We are looking for athletes to step ...

Girls’ swim and dive race into new season hoping to place in state

Girls’ swim and dive race into new season hoping to place in state

Grace Kulat, Photographer/Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Girls swim and dive season has officially begun and the girls are looking forward to another strong season after coming in sixth at state last year. The top finishers were: Callahan Dunn ‘20 placed second in the girls 500 yard freestyle, Grace Prendergast ‘19 came in fifth in the girls 100 yard ba...

NFL Podcast September 13, 2018

Hayden Claesson and Tommy Layden

September 13, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Online Exclusives, Sports

With the first week of the NFL season closed, join LION sports editor Hayden Claesson, WLTL sports manager Jacob Nevis, and LION reporter Tommy Layden in our first podcast of the year covering the first week of NFL action, predictions, and funny commentary about professional football. Make sure to listen...

LT Football honors seniors, plays Sandburg

LT Football honors seniors, plays Sandburg

Travis Morales, Freelance Reporter

August 27, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

LT opened the season with a disappointing loss to the Carl Sandburg Eagles, 24-13 at Bennett Field Aug. 24. LT had chances to pull away from Sandburg early, but penalties and mental mistakes were too much to overcome. Before the game, LT honored their senior players and families with a special pregame...

Kilrea secures another individual title

Kilrea secures another individual title

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

May 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Before he embarks on his next chapter at the University of Notre Dame, Danny Kilrea ‘18 ended his time in the LT Track and Field program with a bang: in the 3200 meters, Kilrea won yet another state title with a time of 9:02.77 at Eastern Illinois University, according to the website Athletic.net. “It...

Water polo puts in work at state tournament

Water polo puts in work at state tournament

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

It’s easy to describe your team as your family, but for Illinois Water Polo Player of the Year Victor Perez ‘19, this was literally the case. This season, Perez had the opportunity to play with his younger brother, Sebastian Perez ‘21. “My favorite memory [of the 2018 IHSA state tournamen...

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