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Vexatious Vegas

Charlie Stelnicki, Assistant Sports Editor

October 15, 2015

In recent months, the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) has made a few questionable rulings about punishments for mixed martial artists that have sparked controversy in the hearts of fans across the country. At the pinnacle of these controversies, you will find Nick Diaz, a 32-year-old fighter who is s...

Former LT student’s tweet goes viral over Cubs game

Former LT student’s tweet goes viral over Cubs game

Garrett Ariana, Editor in Chief

October 7, 2015

Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Chicago Sun-Times, Ashton Kutcher. These are just five of the dozens of sports pages, news sites and celebrities that gave Ben Larson’s ‘13 tweet national recognition. Earlier this week, a screenshot of the email from his University of Illinois professor,...

LT Boys Soccer wins 2015 PepsiCo Showdown

LT Boys Soccer wins 2015 PepsiCo Showdown

Izy Scott, Art Director

September 28, 2015

The LT Lions boys soccer team faced the Libertyville Wildcats in the PepsiCo Showdown Championship game in 2011, and LT left the stadium empty handed. Four years later, both the Lions and Wildcats left the PepsiCo Showdown championship on Sept. 27 dripping with sweat, but the only difference was that...

Athlete of the Month: Stefana Vasic

Athlete of the Month: Stefana Vasic

Bailey Blum, Sports Editor

September 18, 2015

The sun beat down on Stefana Vasic ‘16 as she wiped the sweat from her brow and gently bounced the ball twice on the concrete, floated it up high into the air, and delivered a hard overhand serve. Smooth backhands and sharp forehands laced together a careful series of volleys, until finally the enti...

Student sections under new reign

Student sections under new reign

Izy Scott, Art Director

September 18, 2015

The LT soccer student section known as the “Hooligans” paraded onto the sideline dressed from head to toe in business apparel, white collars vibrating against their shouting voices and neck ties flowing in the West Field breeze. Prepared for a 90-minute soccer match on Aug. 27—complete with sign...

Varsity football rebuilds, starts off season strong

Varsity football rebuilds, starts off season strong

Charlie Stelnicki, Reporter

September 18, 2015

After a nearly exclusive senior starting lineup on the 2014 varsity football team, Head Coach Kurt Weinberg, in his seventh season of coaching at LT, turned to younger students to fill in spaces left vacant after graduation. “The experience level this season is very different,” Weinberg said. ...

Junior marches on sideline, rushes on field

Junior marches on sideline, rushes on field

Lauren Hucko, Pulse Editor

September 18, 2015

Amid the masses of excited football players celebrating their opening night victory against Warren High School, Zak Lavaty '17 stood proudly sounding his infamous cowbell: a symbol that seamlessly combines his world of football with his world of marching band. "[Zak] has a lot of energy and enthu...

LT boys soccer shows promise with addition of club players

Kristen Roemer, Reporter

September 18, 2015

LT varsity boys soccer has a dominant squad this year consisting of 14 seniors, two sophomores and numerous juniors. Several seniors who play club soccer have decided to play at LT for their last year, and are expected to have an impact on the team. “High school soccer gives players a sense of pride,”...

Volleyball adjusts to new group

Hallie Coleman, Reporter

September 17, 2015

After setter Hannah Juley ‘15 graduated and committed to University of Wisconsin- Madison, the girls varsity volleyball team knew they were going to have to make several adjustments. Not only was she one of the most valuable players on the varsity volleyball team last season, but the team also had no...

Sports superstitions: Griffin Wasz

Sports superstitions: Griffin Wasz

Hallie Coleman, Reporter

September 17, 2015

In a game based on luck, the little things are the most helpful, varsity golfer Griffin Wasz ’17 said. Superstition routines can help build a mental stamina when it comes to the staggering competition. “[Superstitions] make me feel more comfortable,” Wasz said. Wasz has been playing competit...

Sports superstitions: Hannah Dutler

Sports superstitions: Hannah Dutler

Adam Janicki, Reporter

September 17, 2015

Before the race begins, varsity cross-country runner Hannah Dutler '16 is visualizing the course of the race in her head silently while others are jamming out to music trying to fire themselves up.  As the runners line up, Dutler prepares mentally for the race by checking to make sure she has followed...

Sports superstitions: Meg Kern

Sports superstitions: Meg Kern

September 17, 2015

As the whistle blows and feet shuffle, varsity volleyball player Meg Kern '16 avoids the timid monologue athletes psych themselves out with. When the pressure becomes overwhelming, Kern turns to positive thoughts to make her feel more confident on the court. “Before each serve I bounce the ball ...

Sports Superstitions: Camilo Drobny

Sports Superstitions: Camilo Drobny

Adam Janicki, Reporter

September 14, 2015

When the last few varsity soccer players arrive at the North Campus locker room, Camilo Drobny ‘16 knows it’s time to crank up the speakers. The song they play has been a long-lasting superstition and tradition for the team. “Before every game, our team has to play the song ‘In the Air To...

Unsung heroes of athletics play crucial role in practice, games

Unsung heroes of athletics play crucial role in practice, games

Sheridan Spiess, Copy Editor

September 14, 2015

For the past four years, Madison Collard '16 has attended athletic practices and games, but not to play. As an athletic trainer, she helps players every week with any sort of injury, from taping sprains to CPR. The Athletic Training program began in 1976 and has grown ever since. During the fall ...

Varsity football dominates in season opener

Varsity football dominates in season opener

Adam Janicki, Reporter

August 29, 2015

Lyons Township varsity football opened its season with a dominant 24-0 victory over Warren on Friday night at Bennett Field. The young but talented team made an early-statement with their fast-striking offense and rock-solid defense throughout the game. “We were the underdogs going into this game,...

Boys Water polo takes state championship

Boys Water polo takes state championship

Garrett Ariana, Editor-in-chief

May 27, 2015

Despite seeing a packed crowd hugging one another while players and coaches alike jumped into the pool holding the state trophy, neither George Lundgren ‘16 nor his teammates could believe the six game playoff winning streak they had upheld with a 9-6 victory over Stevenson High School (SHS) to top off...

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