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Jack Swicionis '21 maintains possession against Ben Campbell '21 (Patel/LION).

Boys soccer returns, trains

Plays Morton March 11
Lizzie Patel, Sports Editor March 17, 2021

Boys soccer has been a staple of success for LT since the team’s state title in 2009. Consistently ranking highly in arguably one of the most talented soccer conferences in Illinois, the varsity team...

Kaitlyn Grimes '21 performs a vault at a Feb. 11 meet hosted by United Gymnastics Academy at BIG Gymnastics in Burr Ridge (Sullivan/LION)

Senior athlete prepares for future with Ohio State Gymnastics

Kaitlyn Grimes '21 shares excitement to start athletic career at prestigious university
Robert Sullivan, Sports Editor March 11, 2021

Long before college coaches first scouted Kaitlyn Grimes ‘21 during her freshman year of high school, BIG Gymnastics coach Kara Reid was highly impressed with the young athlete’s talent and intrinsic...

Claire Corrigan '22 gets a ready position to receive a shot at a home meet against Downer's Grove North on Feb. 17 (Ferrell/LION)

Girls badminton opens up fresh season

Athletes prepare for winter season, starting earlier than usual due to new IHSA rules
Kate Ferrell March 5, 2021

Four years ago, Melissa Sloan ’21 heard an announcement for intramurals badminton. She joined in the fall of her freshman year thinking it would be a fun opportunity to try something new and quickly...

High school athletes, it’s finally time

High school athletes, it’s finally time

IHSA releases a new update outlining student athlete's return to sports
Robert Sullivan, Sports Editor March 4, 2021

I was never interested in playing college soccer. For as long as I can remember, my ultimate goal while practicing or competing in my sport was to represent my high school and create lifelong memories...

Markworth goes up for a spike at a LT volleyball game (photo by Jason Markworth)

Senior volleyball player prepares for collegiate career

Aidan Wirtz, Reporter January 8, 2021

Evan Markworth ’21 has been patiently waiting to get back on the court. In the long offseason he’s been scrimmaging, working with teammates and staying prepared for the season. Even with all the uncertainty...

Lindsey Hahn takes a shot at practice. (Lizzie Patel/LION)

Girls basketball remains uncertain

Team attempts to stay positive and improve
Lizzie Patel December 18, 2020

Like so many schools across the state, LT faced a difficult choice to make this winter season. With the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) taking opposite...

Matthew Skwarek ‘23 focuses on his shot at practice. (Kaitlin Preussner/TAB)

Boys bowling hopeful for comeback season

New season presents opportunities to improve on last year’s work
Brooke Chomko, Reporter December 18, 2020

Daniel Hirstein ‘21 stepped up to the bowling lane with a nine strike streak, only three strikes away from getting a perfect score. The pressure was high with spectators starting to congregate to see...

Miles Kaminski '21 dribbles during a drill at practice. (Grace Geraghty/TAB)

Boys basketball prepares for delayed season

Team hopes to improve on last year’s finish
Lily Hanafin, Reporter December 18, 2020

In a normal year the boys basketball team would be in the beginning of their season, practicing and playing games to crowded gyms. However, with the prevalence of COVID-19, their season is on hold.  At...

Jack Wanless '22 prepares to race at the 2020 state meet at Evanston Township High School. (photo courtesy of Wanless)

Junior swimmer reflects on state appearance, new season

Jack Wanless ‘22 went to state as a sophomore, hopes to go back at the end of this season.
Max Dike, Sports Editor December 18, 2020

Despite swimming competitively for about a decade, Jack Wanless ‘22 only joined the LT swim team last season, in the middle of his sophomore year. The prior experience paid off for him, as Wanless qualified...

Girls gymnastics team at practice before the pause on sports. (photo by Darragh McDermott)

Varsity gymnast comes back strong from from knee injury

LT gymnastics prepares for season
Rory Quealy, Assistant Web Editor December 1, 2020

On the last day of the LT gymnastics summer camp in June 2018, varsity gymnast Joelle Mologousis ‘21 was warming up to show off a skill that she had learned that week. She was practicing a backhandspring...

Cross country team after becoming regional champions (photo by boys cross country coach Mike Danner)

Boys cross country finishes successful season

Aidan Wirtz, Reporter November 18, 2020

With the boys cross country season coming to a close, their multiple accomplishments shine amidst major seasonal changes. Though there were countless restrictions on practices, meets and the length of...

IHSA votes on winter sports

Board moves wrestling to spring, set to reevaluate basketball Nov. 19
Robert Sullivan, Sports Editor November 16, 2020

After meeting on Oct. 28, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) voted to continue winter sports as scheduled, with the exception of postponing wrestling until the spring season. This decision will...

Varsity girls golf members at their regional competition.

Girls varsity golf ends season with gratitude, pride

Brooke Chomko November 10, 2020

Despite the uncertainty of a varsity girl’s golf season amidst COVID-19, the athletes maintained motivation and worked hard throughout the season to improve. The team completed the season with a tie...

Gavin Dempsey ‘22 (left) and Aidan Walls ‘21 prepare their boat before a race (photo credit Dempsey)

LT sailing carries on through cold

Despite new restrictions, sailors still have a lot to look forward to
Max Dike, Sports Ediotr November 9, 2020

Although the weather is getting cooler, that hasn’t stopped the LT sailing team from taking to the water. Among them is Gavin Dempsey ‘22, who isn’t worried about the decrease in temperature, despite...

WLTL shuffles songs in live on-air studio (Sullivan/LION)

WLTL airs classic football games

Robert Sullivan, Sports Editor November 6, 2020

Fall Friday nights, once the featured time for live high school football, are without their counterpart no longer. WLTL has begun rebroadcasting football and soccer games since early September on the show,...

Team remains socially distant at practice. (Connor McClanathan ‘21)

Football faces changes due to COVID-19, new staff

Lizzie Patel, Sports Editor October 20, 2020

On Oct. 18 of 2019 when the LT boys varsity football team was pulling out a must-win game at Downers Grove North’s home stadium, they could not have imagined how different their next season would look....

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