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Pigskin Pointers

Michael Rasmussen, Web Editor

September 18, 2014


Filed under Pulse, Sports

Autumn begins this weekend – soon the leaves will brown and shrivel away, leaving the lush trees of summer as a distant memory. This seemingly dismal seasonal transition is only a sign of good things to come. It’s finally football season: what more could anyone want? And this fall will be glorious,...

Best Fantasy Football Team Names: 2014

Will Most, Opinions Editor

September 18, 2014


Filed under Online Exclusives, Pulse, Sports

In the world of fantasy football, names are everything. Seasons and playoff chances can fall apart in a matter of weeks, but team names? Those last for months. Nobody will remembers your 10-4 season, but everyone will remembers Dave’s hilarious team name for years to come. If you’re not winning the...

Preseason Predictions

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

September 17, 2014


Filed under Columns, Sports

It’s that time of year again- the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. For many of us, this marks the end of our social lives, the end of our sanity; but a few, the lucky ones, have an escape. Like a lot of kids, my escape from the school year is sports. And what better school to enjoy...

JRW Wins LLWS National Title

JRW Wins LLWS National Title

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

September 16, 2014


Filed under Sports

After an early loss to Nevada in the 2014 Little League World Series (LLWS), the championship berth of the Jackie Robinson West team looked doubtful, but the team’s consistent attitude, approach to the game and fundamental skillset allowed the team to ignore this early loss and win its way through...

Football Kicks off

Football Kicks off

Joe Okkema, News Editor

September 16, 2014


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Learning from last year’s defensive shortcomings, the Lions football team took the opportunity afforded by the offseason to institute a new defensive package, switching from a four-man to a three-man front that will utilize five linebackers instead of three. Combined with a thoroughly experienced lineup,...

Girls Volleyball Handles Tension

Girls Volleyball Handles Tension

Gaby Sabatino, Reporter

September 16, 2014


Filed under Sports

As a new school year begins, the LT student body prepares to get back into its regular routine of homework and rigorous studies. But the LT varsity girls volleyball team heads into yet another season, with hopes of victory for the coaching staff and all the players involved. However, tension surrounding...

Girls XC looks to Improve Performance

Drew Cushing, Reporter

September 16, 2014


Filed under Sports

After not qualifying as a team for the state competition for the first time in 14 years last season, the girls’ cross country team is focused on improving itself this year by changing its practice routine. One change they are implementing is cutting down from four groups of runners to three groups. ...

Soccer star plays in Europe

Soccer star plays in Europe

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

September 16, 2014


Filed under Sports

Chicago. Newark. Amsterdam. Southampton. A taxi ride followed by an hour ferry trip to the Isle of Wight. And to top it all off, Aaron Onion ‘16 would be fulfilling his dream of playing soccer for an English youth club team, with the future possibility of signing a professional contract. And this was just da...

LT Rugby Players Tour Europe

LT Rugby Players Tour Europe

Garrett Ariana, Reporter

September 15, 2014


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

As a result of their hard work and skill, some elite members of the West Suburban Bulls Rugby were selected to go on tour to England and Wales for 15 days this summer to play against cream of the crop competition. None of the players were just put on the team simply based on their history. There was...

College Football Playoff

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

September 11, 2014


Filed under Columns, Sports

Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no doubt college football will be making waves across the sports world for the next few months. From insane blowouts to game winning kick returns, ESPN highlights will certainly be reputable. This year, a new aspect of college football will be making the news....

Former LT Basketball Star Transfers to IU

Former LT Basketball Star Transfers to IU

Michael Grace, Multimedia Editor

September 11, 2014


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

As Nick Zeisloft ‘11 stepped onto the court in Montreal, Canada, on August 13, 2014, wearing the ever so famous Indiana crimson and cream uniform, he knew that he made the right decision. Zeisloft has recently transferred from the Missouri Valley Conference’s Illinois State (ISU) to Indiana University...

Club Athletes of the Month: September

Michael Rasmussen, Web Editor

September 9, 2014


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports

David Fiflis ‘15 and Alex Contreras ‘16 won’t be suiting up for LT’s soccer squad this year. Instead, they’re joining Christian Sanchez ‘16 on the Chicago Fire Youth Soccer Club, a prestigious team which serves some of the best athletes in the state. Due to Illinois High School Associat...

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