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Special Olympics team advances in tournament, places second

Special Olympics team advances in tournament, places second

Lauren Hucko and MelRose Buckler

March 16, 2015

At the commencement of the first game of the state tournament, the LTHS white team members lined up on the bench and prepped to play Jacobs High School at Illinois State University as the coaches passed out sweat towels that read “Never Give Up.” This inspiring message helped motivate   the team...

Boys track beats school record

Boys track beats school record

Abby King, Reporter

March 10, 2015

In a sport like track, a tenth of a second can mean the difference between winning it all and losing everything. In this case, the LT boys’ varsity track 4x800m team shattered the previously held school record of 7:57.6 by coming in with 7:56.29. However, despite preparation and planning, there...

Lacrosse hires new head coach

Lacrosse hires new head coach

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

March 3, 2015

After winning conference for 11 straight years, the LT boys lacrosse team is set on achieving its goal of winning state for the first time in the program’s history, and new Head Coach Tim Duffy plans to lead them there. “I’m looking to push the program to the next level,” Duffy said. “I...

Basketball moves on in regionals

Basketball moves on in regionals

Izy Scott, Assistant Pulse Editor

March 3, 2015

The LT boys basketball team has earned a Conference title with a record of 10-2 and a bright-looking future as they continue on in the state tournament. Its first game of the season ended with a bitter loss to Stevenson High School, but following the defeat, the team accomplished an eight-game win streak,...

LT Boys’ Swim and Dive team stays focused, finishes strong

LT Boys’ Swim and Dive team stays focused, finishes strong

Garrett Ariana, Reporter

March 2, 2015

Two-hundred-yard medley relay. One-hundred-yard backstroke. One-hundred-yard breaststroke. Four-hundred-yard freestyle relay. Breaking a school record is an exceptional feat for teams, nevertheless the four of them that the boys' swim team did in their sectional meet. Even after an overall 15th in state...

Baseball Blunder

Baseball Blunder

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

March 2, 2015

This is going to sound un-American. This is going to sound ignorant. So I’ll be blunt: Baseball is no longer what it used to be. It’s a changed game. Short of being played with nine members on each team, a ball and a Louisville Slugger, almost every aspect of the game has changed. The most upsetting...

Badminton looks forward to new team

Badminton looks forward to new team

MelRose Buckler, Copy Editor

March 2, 2015

The LT varsity badminton team looks to improve upon its second place finish from last year despite the graduation of seven seniors, creating a less experienced team. Stephanie Lin ‘15 looks to represent LT again with her third consecutive individual first place state title. "We are going to be ...

Girls soccer starts fresh

Girls soccer starts fresh

Lauren Hucko, Reporter

March 2, 2015

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

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

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. [nggallery id=53]  

Weirdos revive LT spirit

Weirdos revive LT spirit

Michael Rasmussen, Website Editor

February 5, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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