LION Newspaper

Female Fanatics

Izy Scott, Art Director

December 1, 2015

First off, I am an avid fan of the Hooligans, Weirdos and Lions Den, and oftentimes find myself standing among the crowd of them at sporting events. Belligerent heckling of the opponent and hazing the other team’s usually-barren student section, LT students know how to lightheartedly pummel the opponents...

LT Bowler tosses perfect game

LT Bowler tosses perfect game

Garrett Ariana, Editor in Chief

November 27, 2015

  With five shots lurking until perfection, everyone at Rolling Lanes tossed aside their personal matters to turn to lane 18. There, LT Bowling anchor and co-captain Jack McGuinn ‘16 continued to shut down the opposing Hinsdale Central Red Devils strike by strike to roll his and LT’s f...

Boys LTXC take third at NXN Midwest Regionals

Boys LTXC take third at NXN Midwest Regionals

Abby King, Pulse Editor

November 18, 2015

After the LT boys cross country team placed third at state last year, it finished on a high note with a 10th place finish at the Nike Cross Midwest Regionals. This year, it shattered all previous records by coming in second at state, and, with a third-place finish at the Nike Cross Midwest Regionals...

Boys LTXC place second at State

Boys LTXC place second at State

Abby King, Pulse Editor

November 11, 2015

After the hundreds of miles and smiles the LT boys cross country team have run over the past summer and fall, it all came down to about 15 minutes on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Detweiler Park, a three mile course, in Peoria, Ill. Building from a third place finish at state last year, and a successful track...

LT girls cross country takes seventh at state

LT girls cross country takes seventh at state

Grace Palmer, Reporter

November 11, 2015

The LT girls cross country team quickly inches up to the line and gets into position. There is a moment of complete silence and stillness until the gunshot pops, creating a rush of 200 girls sprinting to get to the front of the pack. The LT girls, remembering that they as a team have not made it to...

Technology aids in concussion prevention

Technology aids in concussion prevention

Caroline Konstant, Copy Editor

November 2, 2015

The Dartmouth College Football program has added a new player to their already full roster. He stands 5-feet, 10-inches and weighs in at 160 pounds with an impressive 4.7 time for his 40-yard dash. The new player is actually controlled by a team assistant on the sidelines. It is a Mobile Virtual Player...

Culture clubs’ World Cup repeats success

Grace Palmer, Reporter

October 26, 2015

The German club members anxiously stand on the sidelines at the LT World Cup while carefully watching their other club members play. All of the sudden, the ball slides past the opposing goalie's hands and the fans erupt in loud cheers, rushing onto the field. "You think that you are at the Pepsi Showdown...

Girls tennis dominates

Girls tennis dominates

Katie Palermo, Reporter

October 26, 2015

The newly built tennis courts at South Campus did not expect the power coming from this year’s varsity tennis team. Although the challenges of not playing on a true “home court” last year created difficulties for the team, it did not knock them off their game. This year they came back ready to...

Athlete of the Month: Reggie Terrell

Athlete of the Month: Reggie Terrell

Adam Janicki, Reporter

October 23, 2015

Whether its dodging the opponents’ tackles or pushing his teammates to get better at practice, Reggie Terrell '17 is constantly moving his team forward. The varsity running back may not be the most intimidating on the field, standing at only 5-foot 9-inches, but the amount of work ethic, passion a...

Diving to new depths

Diving to new depths

Bailey Blum, Sports Editor

October 23, 2015

As Mackenna Dunn ‘16 dried herself off after a hard-fought swim in a dual-meet against Hinsdale Central, she looked around the locker room and decided a change was needed. After a tough first half in their dual meet against Hinsdale Central on Sept. 24, the girls were down on themselves and upset at the...

Girls prepared to make impact at state

Girls prepared to make impact at state

Hallie Coleman, Reporter

October 22, 2015

After missing the state cut last year, the LT girls cross country team has a new tenacious drive to make it this year. With shin splints and over worked muscles, they still persevere and keep running. If the girls cross country team qualifies for state this year, it could be the beginning of another...

Despite many injuries, setbacks, boys take strides towards state

Despite many injuries, setbacks, boys take strides towards state

Drew Cushing, Online Editor

October 22, 2015

With the state meet coming up in Peoria on Saturday, Nov. 7, the boys cross country team is preparing for the competition by becoming more focused on what it has to do to be the best at state. “We are putting in work day in and day out and gradually incorporating race specific workouts that will...

LT soccer player receives PepsiCo Showdown MVP award from USMNT goalie

LT soccer player receives PepsiCo Showdown MVP award from USMNT goalie

Izy Scott, Art Director

October 15, 2015

Room 140 was hushed at the beginning of third period on Oct. 14 as faculty including Principal Brian Waterman, Athletic Director John Grundke and head boys varsity soccer Coach Paul Labbato shared conversation just moments before U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT) goalie Brad Guzan entered the ...

Influential underclassman: Sarah Barcelona

Lucy Schaefer, Reporter

October 15, 2015

Girls cross-country runner Sarah Barcelona ‘19 steps up to the starting line at Minooka High School. This is the first time she will be participating in a flight race, a race where each school places one runner per flight, and therefore the first time she will not be running alongside her teammates. ...

Influential underclassman: Danny Kilrea

Garrett Ariana, Editor in Chief

October 15, 2015

If someone three years ago told Danny Kilrea ‘18 that every day after practice he’d be hooked up to a sequential gradient pump to reduce the amount of lymphatic fluids in his legs, he would have given you a bizarre look. However, knowing full well his potential and capabilities, Kilrea came into...

Concussion Crisis

Bailey Blum, Sports Editor

October 15, 2015

For the last half-century, Sundays have been dominated by the NFL. It’s the one day of the week where almost every sports fan gathers around a TV for a day of relaxation, food ingestion and hard-fought American football. For the most part the NFL has remained largely similar during this time span;...

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