LION Newspaper

Athlete of the year: Kelsey Kurfirst

Athlete of the year: Kelsey Kurfirst

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

May 21, 2015

If you were to travel back a few years and visit McClure Junior High School, you’d notice something peculiar in the gym fields to the south of the main building: while everyone else is playing kickball or baseball, one girl stands alone in the outfield, seemingly off in her own universe, because the...

Alex Janicki ‘17 sticks state titles

Alex Janicki ‘17 sticks state titles

Izy Scott, Assistant Pulse Editor

May 20, 2015

When Alex Janicki ‘17 became a state champion of three events at the IHSA Gymnastics State Final Meet this past weekend, the reality of first place had yet to resonate with the adrenaline-wired sophomore. “It’s still kind of sinking in how big of a deal it is,” Janicki said. “Everyone keep...

Boys water polo dives into state

Boys water polo dives into state

Garrett Ariana, Reporter

May 19, 2015

Eyeing the scoreboard after the 8-5 loss to Naperville Central May 1, George Lundgren '16 knew that the boys water polo team could’ve had a win there if they were given a second chance. That makes their state quarterfinal game against Naperville Friday May 22 the perfect opportunity for redemption. ...

Girls water polo splashes on

Girls water polo splashes on

Abby King, Reporter

May 19, 2015

The LTHS girls varsity water polo team dove into this season with determination. With a different team dynamic from last year, the girls have managed a season record of 16-8, and are ready to continue competing as they play the first round in the state series tonight. “We’re feeling strong for...

Volleyball looks to sectionals

Michael Grace, Multi Media Editor

May 19, 2015

As Jake Suva ‘15 stepped onto the court on May 1, at the Lincoln-Way East Invitational, the opportunity to break a record was not on his mind. The only thing he strived for was getting a win. Yet, after making another routine play, Suva had just broke the record for most career digs in LT boy's voll...

Committed Athletes: Selected Profiles

Committed Athletes: Selected Profiles

Michael Rasmussen and Lidia Breen

May 18, 2015

David Fiflis, Xavier University (Soccer) As a player with an incredibly specific skillset at goalie, Chicago Fire Academy player David Fiflis ’15 quickly found that finding a college that could use his talents was a game itself. “[The recruiting process] was one of the most difficult things...

Committed Athletes: Selected Quotes

Committed Athletes: Selected Quotes

Michael Rasmussen and Lidia Breen

May 18, 2015

Nick Bonneville, Western Illinois University (Swimming) “It feels amazing. It’s just awesome … Swimming at that level opens up a ton of opportunities at Olympic trials and national swim meets.” Lidia Breen, Lehigh University (Soccer) “I’m excited to see how I can develop and grow...

Bragging baseball

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

May 18, 2015

I think that over the course of the past two years, I’ve made myself pretty clear- I’m a die-hard Cubs fan, and there is nothing that can change that. With that being said, there is one thing that drives me crazy about our team and our fan base. Not every year is the year, and that’s the bottom...

Bulls will battle Batavia, hope to remain undefeated

Bulls will battle Batavia, hope to remain undefeated

Izy Scott, Assistant Pulse Editor

May 2, 2015

UPDATE: This story was written prior to the match on Friday night. The Bulls beat Batavia 39-14 and improved to 5-0. The West Suburban Bulls Rugby Varsity team will play one of its biggest games of conference play this Friday May 1 against Batavia, with a current undefeated record of 4-0. “The...

Strong team dynamic, new players contribute to lax cohesion

Gaby Sabatino, Reporter

April 16, 2015

After coming off of a 10-11 record last season and a 15th finish in state, the LT girls’ lacrosse team is heading into its new season with high hopes and driven mindsets. With the help of several talented underclassmen, as well as returning seniors, the team has the opportunity to finish this seaso...

Lacrosse looks to make strong run at state title, veterans lead

Lacrosse looks to make strong run at state title, veterans lead

Drew Cushing, Reporter

April 16, 2015

The boys lacrosse team has its sights set on the state title this year after losing several key players from last year. “Last years team was a team that is not easy to come by,” defenseman and team captain Alec Cohen ‘15 said. “We had an all american middie and another even better middie th...

Battle for Bennett

Battle for Bennett

Lidia Breen, Pulse Editor

April 15, 2015

With the return of warmer weather, nicer conditions and spring sports another commonality of the spring has returned to LT—a lack of practice space. As all levels of spring sports teams return to play, the majority of the teams are looking to get time outside—on LT’s one turf field—Bennett Field. In...

Baseball swings into season

Baseball swings into season

Izy Scott, Assistant Pulse Editor

April 15, 2015

Despite being a season of many changes, the boys varsity baseball team carries on one tradition that it knows will lead to success: “Play as one.” “That has always been our team goal,” first baseman and outfielder Chris Cooper ‘15 said. “Full throttle on the field and off.” With ...

Athlete of the Month: Caroline Walsh ’15

Athlete of the Month: Caroline Walsh ’15

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

April 15, 2015

After giving up swimming to play volleyball her freshman year, Caroline Walsh ‘15 tried out for the girls water polo team, and four seasons later, she finds herself to be one of the most elite players in the state, and in love with a sport that she used to overlook. “I always played basketbal...

Bragging baseball

Bragging baseball

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

April 14, 2015

Here’s the deal: When I said the winter athletic season was my favorite season, I might have been lying—but only slightly. The spring and summer extracurricular athletic season will forever hold a special place in my heart, and might just beat out the wrestling season as my favorite. When April...

Short season

Short season

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

April 14, 2015

On Tuesday, March 17, the Hampton Pirates defeated the Manhattan Jaspers 74-67 in the first round of the NCAA March Madness tournament. Hampton was the only team inducted into the sacred “big dance” that had a sub-500 record, and only received a bid due to their surprising underdog win of the MEAC...

The voice of Lyons Township students for more than 100 years
Sports