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Boys swim prepares for new season, athletes

Max Dike, Reporter

December 9, 2019

For Bryson Breitenbucher ‘20, last year’s state boys swim meet was an experience like no other. The atmosphere was unlike any he had ever felt before, he said. “There’s no energy compared to the state meet,” Breitenbucher said. “It gets you going.” Breitenbucher competed in a slew of rac...

Fantasy makes the No Fun League Fun

Tommy Layden, Sports Co-Editor

December 6, 2019

People who play fantasy know how it goes. They understand the stress, the sweat, the tears, the grind that goes into making a good fantasy team. They know that sick feeling you get when some guy has 40 points on your bench. Fantasy turns some random Cleveland/Baltimore game into the deciding factor in...

Athlete of the Month: Alec Valentino’21

Adriana Serrano, Reporter

December 6, 2019

At the beginning of his freshman year, Alec Valentino’s’21 was approached by his brother Aaron Valentino’18, one of the only male athletes on the competitive co-ed cheerleading team at the time. Needing another male to fulfill the IHSA requirements for co-ed cheerleading, Aaron recruited his brother to jo...

Bowling strives for strike season

Bowling strives for strike season

Kate Ferrell, Assistant Website Editor

December 6, 2019

With an almost entirely new line-up, the varsity bowling team is hoping to improve upon its seventh place finish at Sectionals last year. After losing by 89 pins for a state qualifying spot, the team is striving to make it to the second day of state and place in the top 10, co-captain Daniel Hirstei...

Girls gymnastics ‘trust the process’ this season

Girls gymnastics ‘trust the process’ this season

Charlotte McLaughlin, Reporter

December 6, 2019

As the new season approaches, the girls gymnastics team’s motto for the year is “trust the process,” which means they will be working together to build from last year and truly grow as gymnasts and teammates, varsity girls gymnastics head coach Darragh McDermott said. “Our focus is on prog...

Student-athletes commit to college programs

Student-athletes commit to college programs

Maggie Kahn, Sports Co-Editor

December 6, 2019

Surrounded by proud family members and coaches, 16 LT students signed a binding National Letter of Intent (NLI) on Nov. 13 that commemorates their future participation in collegiate sports. “If [they are] at the signing day, then they are extremely good athletes who have been successful both academically...

LT boys basketball off to hot start

LT boys basketball off to hot start

Tommy Layden, Sports Co-Editor

December 6, 2019

With five minutes to go in the first half of the Plainfield North High School game, LT was up by five—a comfortable lead going into half time. Rather than taking their foot off the gas, the Lions were bursting with energy on both sides of the ball: an opposing guard dribbled up and lobbed a pass toward...

Special Olympics basketball season off to strong start

Special Olympics basketball season off to strong start

Lizzie Patel, Reporter

December 6, 2019

The energy and excitement of LT athletes took the upstairs SC gym by storm in the opening game for the Special Olympics Basketball season. Cheers erupted from the fan section as the white team athletes fought for every point in an intense game against Glenbard South on Tuesday, Nov. 5. “When we...

Explore LT’s first international festival

Explore LT’s first international festival

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

November 20, 2019

Click here to experience visuals from LT's first festival displaying students from its various fine arts clubs.

Boys varsity soccer advances into postseason

Boys varsity soccer advances into postseason

Tommy Layden, Sports Co-Editor

November 7, 2019

In the boys last game of the regular season the team played Argo on Oct. 17. The Lions prevailed in a 1-0 victory despite changing things up on the field. The team will have play Argo again in the second round of the playoffs on Friday Oct. 25 at Argo Highschool. “[We were] pretty sad being out [there]...

LT V. HC

LT V. HC

Maggie Kahn, Sports Co-Editor

October 31, 2019

After a season full of ups and downs, the varsity football team looks to end the season on a high note, as they approach the Hinsdale Central away game on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. “I think that [varsity Coach Dan] Hartman’s experience with [Hinsdale Central] could give us an advantage, but it will real...

Two perspectives: A look into native Chicagoan, Virgil Abloh’s, exhibit at the MCA

Paige Darling and Alfonso Fernandez

October 24, 2019

Click here to view two LION staffers' perspectives on Virgil Abloh's exhibit in Chicago's very own Museum of Contemporary Art....

ATOM: Trell Harris

Kate Ferrel, Reporter

October 24, 2019

On the North Field of New Trier on Aug 30. the varsity football team had its first game of the season. Wide receiver Trell Harris ’22 opened the season with the first touchdown of the year. “I’ve been dreaming about this ever since I started playing football,” Harris said. Harris starte...

Girls cross country prepares for postseason meets

Girls cross country prepares for postseason meets

Max Dike, Reporter

October 24, 2019

With the girl’s state cross country meet only weeks away, LT cross country coach Alex Lyons is helping his athletes make their final preparations for the postseason races. However, the most important steps have already been taken, he said. “If you’re doing a lot of prep before meets, you’ve ...

Weirdos return to promote school spirit

Weirdos return to promote school spirit

Liz Gremer, Co-Art Director

October 24, 2019

The student section was filled to the brim on Sept. 6, the first home football game of the year. While eyes were on the team as they played, there was an equal attention to the Weirdos: LT’s renowned student section group. During games, an eruption of screams and chants were echoed back from students...

Fall blues

Liz Gremer, Co-Art Director

October 24, 2019

Full disclosure: this isn’t a column about why fall sports are the worst because they interfere with the athlete’s rest of the year. I believe that being involved in any sport, no matter the time of the year, is a great experience to have. Being on a team taught me not only about myself, but how ...

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