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Girls soccer starts fresh

Girls soccer starts fresh

Lauren Hucko, Reporter

March 2, 2015


Filed under Sports

Despite the loss of 11 veteran players at the conclusion of the 2014 season, the new LTHS varsity girls soccer team plans to play cohesively in hopes of success. In order to build a team as strong as the LT varsity girls soccer teams have been in the past, the players are determined to develop a bond...

Brendan Swinehart and the shot heard ’round Chicagoland

Brendan Swinehart and the shot heard ’round Chicagoland

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

February 18, 2015


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

As Brendan Swinehart ‘15 walked into school on Feb. 17, he was swarmed by classmates asking him questions about his new car and commending him on his appearance on nearly every news platform in the Chicago area. Flashback four days, and Swinehart had no idea the fame and recognition that lay ahead o...

Lyons basketball defeats Hinsdale Central

Lyons basketball defeats Hinsdale Central

Izy Scott, Assistant Pulse Editor

February 18, 2015


Filed under Online Photo Galleries, Sports, Top Stories

The varsity boys basketball team defeated Hinsdale Central 51-38 on Friday, February 13 at LT's seventh annual Blackout-themed game. Brendan Swinehart '15 also nailed a half-court shot during the third quarter intermission to win a Ford Escape SUV.  

Weirdos revive LT spirit

Weirdos revive LT spirit

Michael Rasmussen, Website Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Sports

The rejuvenation of the LT boys basketball student section started with just a few guys who loved the sport. Michael Grace ‘15 and Joseph Bruni ‘15 led the early development of the Weirdos in early 2013, encouraging their friends to attend the sophomore basketball games. The original Weirdos wo...

Church League Power Rankings: Week Six

Church League Power Rankings: Week Six

Will Most, Sports Editor

February 4, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

This season of Church League has been like none other. There have been three number ones, several upsets, and amazing buzzer beaters. We are just past the halfway point of the season, and everything is still in question; that is, except the number one team. 1. First Presbyterian Another strong showing...

Club Athlete of the Month: January

Club Athlete of the Month: January

Drew Cushing, Reporter

February 3, 2015


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports

When he was 2 years old, Chris Rediehs’ ‘15 mother put him into gymnastics because his sister was also doing it and in order to keep him occupied. One day, the coaches came up to his mother and asked if he would compete for the gym and ever since then Rediehs has been competing in gymnastics in s...

Athlete of the Month – Jaquan Phipps

Athlete of the Month – Jaquan Phipps

Anika Ranginani, Managing Editor

January 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

When Jaquan Phipps ‘15 first walks into a room, the first thing you notice is his huge smile. That smile makes the 6-foot 3-inch varsity basketball co-captain, who may otherwise seem intimidating, extremely approachable. That smile would also help you understand how Phipps’ status as a role model ...

Halfway NBA

Halfway NBA

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

January 27, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

As the halfway point in the season approaches and the All-Star weekend prepares to commence in New York, the NBA is as fast-paced and dynamic as always. The Detroit Pistons have won nine of their last 10 games and are infused with new life after ridding themselves of former All-Star-turned-plague...

Boys swimming looks to perform

Boys swimming looks to perform

Mary Hadley, Social Media Editor

January 26, 2015


Filed under Sports

So far this season, the boys swim team has yet to lose to a conference opponent. This has helped them prepare for the upcoming post season, and they hope for an even better finish in state than last year. “We are doing quite well, we are extremely competitive internally,” Head Coach Scott Walker ...

Red rivalry

Red rivalry

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

January 26, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

Not only as a proud athlete for Lyons Township, but also as a proud student, I hate Hinsdale Central. I hate the school as much as the next guy, but I love the rivalry. It does amazing things for our school. It forces us to work harder in terms of school spirit and as individuals, both inside and outside...

Passion fuels intramural soccer

Passion fuels intramural soccer

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

January 26, 2015


Filed under Sports

As the harsh wind and bitter cold of winter descend upon the Chicago suburbs, so does a new, driving passion that encapsulates hundreds of LT students every year. For these students, winter brings more than the typical basketball, swimming and wrestling seasons. Starting in late November, more than...

Church League Power Rankings: Week 5

Church League Power Rankings: Week 5

Will Most, Opinions Editor

January 21, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Church League Power Rankings for week five will first start with an apology. I apologize to all consistent readers of these power rankings, as I was unable to post power rankings for last week. Not posting for week three, as it was winter break and only a handful of teams played, was understandable,...

Lyons Basketball falls to Hinsdale Central

Lyons Basketball falls to Hinsdale Central

Michael Rasmussen, Website Editor

January 13, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

In LT's highly anticipated matchup at Hinsdale Central on Jan. 9, the Lions fell to Red Devils with a final score of 66-57. Point guard Harrison Niego '15 led LT with 20 points, while Hinsdale Central power forward Matt Rafferty led his team with 29 points. The game was close throughout, yet Hinsda...

Church League Power Rankings: Week Two

Church League Power Rankings: Week Two

Will Most, Opinions Editor

December 15, 2014


Filed under Sports

Wow, a wild weekend in Church League and a complete shake up in the power rankings. The number one team fell to a team that isn’t even in the top 10 rankings and still won’t be despite the win. The second and third ranked teams flourished, while fourth ranked team just squeaked out an OT victory....

NBA Season

NBA Season

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

December 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Sports

As the first quarter of the basketball season comes to a close, NBA fans across the country, I’m sure, have mixed reactions about the season thus far. From drastic injuries to our superstars (Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook) to the shocking success of a LeBron James-less Miami, the league has been ful...

Boys basketball defeats Naperville North at United Center

Boys basketball defeats Naperville North at United Center

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

December 9, 2014


Filed under Sports

The boys varsity basketball team defeated the Naperville North Huskies 56-46 at the United Center on Saturday, Dec. 6 in a match where the Lyons seemed to always be one step ahead of their opponent. Harrison Niego ‘15, Connor Niego ‘17, Danny O’Malley ‘15, Joey Brunner ‘15 and JaQuan Phipps ‘15 ...

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