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LT girls water polo  (Riordan/LION).

Girls water polo continues to develop skills despite conditions

Lillie George, reporter April 15, 2020

Without a pool to train in or her teammates to count on, Abby Guerra ‘21, along with many other LT girls water polo players, persists through the disappointment of a season suspension and the isolation...

Elise Husemann '20 and teammate play against Wheaten-Warrenville South (courtesy of Husemann).

Girls lacrosse in limbo

Max Dike, reporter April 6, 2020

Despite just being in her first year at LT, Amanda Hahn ‘23 was thrilled for her first season on the varsity girls lacrosse team and looked forward to bringing a fun, positive energy to the team, she...

Virtual Spirit Week (courtesy of lthswaterman Instagram).

Virtual spirit week created in the midst of a pandemic

Charlotte McLaughlin, reporter April 3, 2020

During an unprecedented time of great disconnect, LT decided to create its own online spirit week for the week of March 30. The daily themes were Moshpit Monday, Tag Tuesday, Wash Your Hands Wednesday,...

Right-side hitter Miki Dubak ‘20 jumps for the spike against Leyden High School in the NC fieldhouse on May 2, 2019.

Boys volleyball stays active

Maggie Kahn, Sports Editor March 31, 2020

Just as the boys volleyball team finished making final cuts during tryout week, LT cancelled all after school activities and eventually school as a whole until April 8, tentatively. With this unexpected...

Jack Thorell '20, Bryson Breitenbucher ‘20, Michael Schoneman ‘21, and Jack Wanless ‘22 with their medal.

Freestyle relay ream places first at state

Lizzie Patel, reporter March 26, 2020

The student section cheered with excitement as Jack Thorell ‘20 passed St. Charles High School’s relay team to finish in first place in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay at the state meet at Evanston High...

Boys gymnastics enters new season

Kaitlyn Joyner, reporter February 28, 2020

For Ben Taylor ‘21, who has been a member of LT varsity gymnastics for three years on all six events, last season was a success. Taylor qualified for state finals and made it to the event finals where...

Bobby Bolan '20 catches the ball during game and prepares to pass the ball to his teammate (photo courtesy of Tom Musch).

Boys water polo looks to continue last year’s success

Maggie Kahn, Sports Co-Editor February 28, 2020

After losing several seniors as they went off to college, this year’s boys water polo team will need to adjust its playing style in order to achieve its goals, head varsity coach Doug Eichstaedt said....

Caroline Vear '22 sprints during a race in the SC fieldhouse (Buckendahl/TAB).

Girls track starts the season off on the right foot

Nina Shearrill, Multimedia Editor February 28, 2020

Girls track started off the season by taking first place in the quad-meet held on Feb. 15. The win was shared by both the varsity and frosh/soph teams against Marist, Lake Park and Lake Zurich in the SC...

LT Special Olympics basketball teams compete at All-school Assembly on Jan. 24 (Sorice/LION).

Special Olympics Gold team state bound

February 28, 2020

On March 13, the Special Olympics Gold basketball team members will pack their bags and drive to Illinois State University, where their hard work from the season will pay off in the fight for the state...

Grant Niego '20 shoots a free throw  against Oak Park River Forest High School in the  NC fieldhouse (Sorice/LION).

Varsity boys prepare to sweep out Prospect

Adriana Serrano, reporter February 28, 2020

The crowd’s anticipation was evident as the roaring cheers echoed throughout the NC gym, packed with middle schoolers, families and students waiting anxiously for the start of last year’s Blackout...

Poms dancers preform at All-school Assembly on Jan.24 in the NC fieldhouse (Sorice/Lions).

Girls Poms heads to state

Grace Kulat, Co Art Director February 28, 2020

The bright lights of the IHSA dance stage shined in Ella Ruston’s ‘20 eyes as she and the rest of the poms team walked onto the stage to perform. This competition, one of the two state competitions...

Runners compete in the first meet of the season o Feb. 21 (Sorice/LION).

Boys track and field prepares for season meets

Robert Sullivan, reporter February 28, 2020

With a grueling four month season just underway, LT boys varsity track and field coach Mike Danner prepares the athletes’ bodies with early phases of conditioning, he said. “We haven’t begun any...

AOTM: Bryson Breitenbucher

Olivia Janik, Editor In Chief February 28, 2020

When Bryson Breitenbucher ‘20 was 5 years old, his mom had a nightmare. She dreamt that her kids were drowning and she was physically unable to save them, he said. As a result, Breitenbucher and his...

LT teachers chosen to conduct at state

Brianna Fonseca, reporter February 20, 2020

Each year, students from across Illinois audition to participate in the ILMEA All State District festival. This year, band teacher Mark Dahl was chosen to be a guest conductor for the jazz ensemble. Choir...

Weekly Sports Update Week 8

Lizzie Patel, reporter February 19, 2020

February 12-26 Boys Basketball: Play RB at Home Saturday at 5, WSC Crossover Away on Tuesday Boys Wrestling: At regionals on February 8th: Jack Villarreal got 2nd in his weight class, Jimmy Ruston...

Para education, Linda Thomas (LT photos).

Linda‌ ‌Thomas‌ ‌obituary‌

Kate Ferrell, Assistant Web Editor February 18, 2020

At 69 years old, Linda Thomas, para educator and member of the alternative school program, died on Dec. 7, 2019. With both of her kids graduating from LT, as well as being president of the paraprofessional...

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