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Swim relay wins state

Swim relay wins state

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019


Filed under News, Print Issues, Sports

LT boys’ swim have garnered state titles, broken records, and maintained a standard of athletic excellence for the past four years. Going into the 2018-19 season, they were expected to slow down, and lose momentum. Their 200 yard medley relay was expected to just squeak into the top twelve at state. No...

Ultimate Frisbee club prepares for upcoming season

Ultimate Frisbee club prepares for upcoming season

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

Ultimate Frisbee club has returned for their spring season, with hopes of going to the Illinois State tournament in June. Coach Toby Casella admires the sport for its inclusiveness and the ability for anyone to learn how to play.   “Ultimate lets everyone play and work together as a team, and n...

Girls LAX ready to win

Girls LAX ready to win

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

Due to the intramural program that incorporates perfecting skills, game play and conditioning, girls lacrosse players have been improving their technique during the off season. “As in any sport, when a player works hard in the off season on their skills, they come into the season much more prepared...

Girls varsity soccer prepares for upcoming season

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

Tryouts for LT’s 2019 girls varsity soccer team were on Feb. 25, lasting the whole week, testing players’ basic skills and abilities. Practice starts March 2 and the season’s games begin on March 21 with the girls facing Waubonsie Valley High School at SC’s Bennett field, scheduled at 5 p.m. There...

Badminton team hopes to add to last year’s success

Diane Makovic, Copy Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

After sending a doubles team and a singles player to the state meet last year, the girls’ badminton team is hoping to improve its conference finish and send a whole team (two singles players and two doubles teams) to state, varsity Head Coach Susan McClenahan said. “We did really well and ended u...

Boys swim team places fifth at state

Boys swim team places fifth at state

Dani Almase, Reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Before the state meet on Feb. 22, Ben Lynch ‘19 was thinking about how it would be the last meet of his swim career. For the past 11 years, he has put hard work and dedication into this sport. It was now coming down to this final moment. The state team consisted of five swimmers: Lynch, Michael Wal...

Blackout Game brings LT together for game, Josie Dunne Appearance

Blackout Game brings LT together for game, Josie Dunne Appearance

Lars Lonnroth and Tommy Layden

February 25, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Top Stories

As the LT pep band “Brass, Wind and Fire” blasted the LT school song, members of the LT student section bobbed their head and clapped along to the beat. A big game was about to begin. For the 11th year in a row, the LT Blackout Game drew countless LT students to the NC fieldhouse—with the LT stu...

LT looks for revenge in Blackout Game

LT looks for revenge in Blackout Game

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Sports

The last few times LT and Prospect crossed paths, it didn’t go too well to say the least. They lost in a blowout 69-47 in 2016-17 and 61-36 in 2017-18. But this Feb. 22 at 7:30, Josh Berry ‘19 says “we are expecting a good game, [although] they beat us the last couple times.” Prospect is rank...

Freshman basketball player diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Freshman basketball player diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Sports

Allie Kuhlman ‘22 had just her finished basketball game last December, when she noticed she had lost feeling in her left arm, and it had turned blue. Her family immediately rushed her to the ER, where many tests were done. She soon found out that a tumor was pressing on her vein, cutting off circ...

Who run the (sports) world? Boys.

Who run the (sports) world? Boys.

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

February 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

If you are an avid reader of the LION Newspaper, you know that I do not write for sports. Not because I’m unathletic (I have been known to break ankles in Church League and serve some nasty aces in gym class volleyball) or that I don’t understand sports; my focus has just always been elsewhere in regar...

Let’s say “Bye” to the Pro-Bowl

Let’s say “Bye” to the Pro-Bowl

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

It is that awkward time of year again. You are recovering from yet another Patriot’s Super Bowl, and now you feel empty inside. What will you do to waste countless hours each Sunday?   This year in particular has been a fantastic one for the NFL: aside from a bland Superbowl, the 2018-19 season was ...

Hinsdale high schools face possibility of major cuts

Hinsdale high schools face possibility of major cuts

Mary Okkema, News co-editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Top Stories

There was little room left in the Hinsdale Central cafeteria on Dec. 3, 2018 when members of the community gathered at the District 86 School Board meeting to advocate against proposed budget cuts. “I think we are thrilled by the support we see here tonight for the things we care about just as much...

Athlete of the Month: Ben Ellenby ’19 and Kendall Wright ’19

Nina Shearrill, Business manager

January 29, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Kendall Wright ‘19 and Benjamin Ellenby ‘19 started playing Special Olympics basketball at Park Junior High School in the seventh grade. Over the years, they have learned the recipe to having a successful team, not just in the way they play, but in the way they interact with each other and the student b...

Eight teams a charm

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under Columns, Print Issues, Sports

After watching Trevor Lawrence make two spectacular passes to Justyn Ross that ended Alabama’s historic season, it reminds us of the crazy moments that make college football so amazing. College football is one of the most watched sports leagues in the United States, and every season has its crazy mo...

Poms qualifies for IHSA state

Poms qualifies for IHSA state

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After qualifying for IHSA state for the first time in LT competitive dance team history last year, varsity poms has much to live up to this season. They also won first place and a High Point Award at the Illinois Drill Team Association (IDTA) state competition last year. The team officially began competing...

Head varsity football coach resigns

Head varsity football coach resigns

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After 10 years of coaching at LT, head varsity football coach Kurt Weinberg is leaving football to spend more time with his family. “I haven’t been able to see my kids play their sports in the fall,” Weinberg said. “It’s time to put family first.” Weinberg finishes his LT football career w...

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