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Red rivalry

Red rivalry

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

January 26, 2015

Not only as a proud athlete for Lyons Township, but also as a proud student, I hate Hinsdale Central. I hate the school as much as the next guy, but I love the rivalry. It does amazing things for our school. It forces us to work harder in terms of school spirit and as individuals, both inside and outside...

Passion fuels intramural soccer

Passion fuels intramural soccer

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

January 26, 2015

As the harsh wind and bitter cold of winter descend upon the Chicago suburbs, so does a new, driving passion that encapsulates hundreds of LT students every year. For these students, winter brings more than the typical basketball, swimming and wrestling seasons. Starting in late November, more than...

Church League Power Rankings: Week 5

Church League Power Rankings: Week 5

Will Most, Opinions Editor

January 21, 2015

The Church League Power Rankings for week five will first start with an apology. I apologize to all consistent readers of these power rankings, as I was unable to post power rankings for last week. Not posting for week three, as it was winter break and only a handful of teams played, was understandable,...

Lyons Basketball falls to Hinsdale Central

Lyons Basketball falls to Hinsdale Central

Michael Rasmussen, Website Editor

January 13, 2015

In LT's highly anticipated matchup at Hinsdale Central on Jan. 9, the Lions fell to Red Devils with a final score of 66-57. Point guard Harrison Niego '15 led LT with 20 points, while Hinsdale Central power forward Matt Rafferty led his team with 29 points. The game was close throughout, yet Hinsda...

Church League Power Rankings: Week Two

Church League Power Rankings: Week Two

Will Most, Opinions Editor

December 15, 2014

Wow, a wild weekend in Church League and a complete shake up in the power rankings. The number one team fell to a team that isn’t even in the top 10 rankings and still won’t be despite the win. The second and third ranked teams flourished, while fourth ranked team just squeaked out an OT victory....

NBA Season

NBA Season

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

December 12, 2014

As the first quarter of the basketball season comes to a close, NBA fans across the country, I’m sure, have mixed reactions about the season thus far. From drastic injuries to our superstars (Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook) to the shocking success of a LeBron James-less Miami, the league has been ful...

Boys basketball defeats Naperville North at United Center

Boys basketball defeats Naperville North at United Center

Bailey Blum, Assistant Sports Editor

December 9, 2014

The boys varsity basketball team defeated the Naperville North Huskies 56-46 at the United Center on Saturday, Dec. 6 in a match where the Lyons seemed to always be one step ahead of their opponent. Harrison Niego ‘15, Connor Niego ‘17, Danny O’Malley ‘15, Joey Brunner ‘15 and JaQuan Phipps ‘15 ...

Church League Power Rankings: Week One

Church League Power Rankings: Week One

Will Most, Opinions Editor

December 9, 2014

This is a new year of Church League, with new teams, new players and a new Church League power rankings writer. First things first, I am not Steven Campbell, I am Will Most, LION’s Opinions Editor, SFX Dillon player and basketball enthusiast. I hope to give you power rankings that you will enjoy and...

Wrestling Warriors

Joe Rossetti, Sports Editor

December 5, 2014

As the fall sports season ends, high school athletics transition into my favorite season: the wrestling season. Perhaps I should say the winter athletic season, because there are other sports that compete, often drawing a bigger crowd and performing better, but maybe I’m a little biased as a member...

Athlete of the Month: Kimmy Vitek

Athlete of the Month: Kimmy Vitek

Garrett Ariana, Reporter

December 5, 2014

For nearly her entire life, Kimmy Vitek ‘15 was a gymnast. That is, until freshman year when an elbow injury subsequently ruined her career in gymnastics. With nothing much left, she decided to try diving and four years later, she finds herself prepared to go to Cornell University to continue this...

Gymnastics starts season off strong with first win

Gymnastics starts season off strong with first win

Brittany Grosser-Basile, News Editor

December 5, 2014

The two-time defending state champion girls gymnastics team is back in season. Three members of the champion team remain, and are joined by many new underclassmen. “Since our team is so different from last year, we have to view this upcoming season as a blank slate and avoid comparing it to past...

Boys dive into swimming season

Izy Scott, Assistant Pulse Editor

December 5, 2014

Plunging back into the pool after a positive season last year, boys swimming looks to continue these steady strokes of success with seven returning state qualifiers. Head Coach Scott Walker hopes to help build a strong team foundation, as well. “I think we have a really good base in leadership th...

Wrestling switches scene

Wrestling switches scene

Abby KIng, Reporter

December 4, 2014

The strenuous sport of wrestling has a unique way of unifying all those involved. Walking down the hallways, any student can point out a wrestler: the guy in sweatpants spitting into a cup with a look of hunger and exhaustion on his face. But, this is only one perspective of this complex sport. Another...

Club Athlete of the Month: December

Club Athlete of the Month: December

Anika Ranginani, Managing Editor

December 4, 2014

Although he has never played for LT, Alex Ross ‘15 has dedicated a large portion of his life to tennis, and plans to continue to do so at Vanderbilt next year. “It’s tough. It’s hard work. Yeah, it’s fun to win. The pressure is what makes you play—how you perform in the big moments,” ...

Girls basketball looks to come out strong, use speed to overcome loss of players

Drew Cushing, Reporter

December 3, 2014

After finishing the season 18-10 last year with a loss in the regional championship to Whitney Young, the girls varsity basketball team looks to improve its record this year by using their speed to gain an advantage over other teams. “We have high expectations this year, including being a top team...

Bowling begins season

Bowling begins season

Michael Rasmussen, Website Editor

December 3, 2014

After losing eight of its top varsity players to graduation, the bowling team is looking to rebound and rebuild. Although varsity failed to place in the Glenbrook North tournament on Nov. 8, junior varsity emerged triumphant. In a dramatic finish, Colin Temple ‘16 struck out the final frame of t...

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