LION Newspaper

Pack the Place prevails

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Just before 5 p.m. on Jan. 18 LT’s NC field house was buzzing; clubs were setting up fundraising tables, players were warming up, and coaches were helping organize each aspect of the game. All of this was in anticipation of the Pack The Place games--as soon as you walked in the gym you could feel that...

Da Bears are in hibernation- for now

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Cody Parkey is a name that has now become infamous, a name that is circulating the thoughts of Bears’ fans everywhere. After a prolific season, the Bears lost in one of the worst ways, a missed field goal with just seconds to spare. This was not the first game that was lost in the waning seconds....

Track seasons start with a bang

Liz Gremer and Diane Makovic

January 25, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Girls’ track expects another successful, competitive year It is a sunny May day, and the girls’ 4x400 meter relay team has just clinched the fourth place state title. The quartet of Renata Wingert ‘19, Lizzie Scotty ‘19, Sonia Slusarczyk ‘18, and Tara Schwarz ‘18, glow with their medals o...

Hockey team’s strong success

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

The LTHS Hockey Club is performing above expectations, with their teamwork fueling the drive to win. “I’m really fortunate this year that the boys really get along well on and off the ice,” first year head varsity coach Benjamin Engle said. “[There is] a unique bond they have that I haven’t...

Pack the Place Friday, be there

Tommy Layden, Assistant Sports Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

It’s Friday, January 18th. You might go home and have nothing to do, you might have big plans: but none of that matters. There’s only one place you should be if you are a student at LT-- NC field house, at the Special Olympics Basketball Pack The Place game. At the end of every week, LT students...

Top 25 Moments in Sports of 2018

Hayden Claesson and Tommy Layden, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Uncategorized

Join sports editors Tommy Layden and Hayden Claesson, as well as WLTL sports director as we journey through this past year of sports and cover the top 25 moments of 2018.  ...

For Kicks and Giggles

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

I have always disliked soccer. It was simply never interesting to me. I’m not sure if it was the fact that I wasn’t good at it, or if I just thought it was boring to watch. I just could not understand the hype behind soccer. I didn’t like playing it due to the fact that I am hilariously uncoordinated,...

AOTM: Lily Courier ’20

AOTM: Lily Courier ’20

Liz Gremer, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

During the 2016 Wheaton North Invitational, the LT girls’ varsity basketball team was down with seconds to spare. Following a last-minute play, Lily Courier ‘20 was set up to shoot the three-point shot that would tie the game. Despite her nerves, Courier made the shot that sent LT into overtime. ...

Boys basketball hopes to improve record with experienced roster

Boys basketball hopes to improve record with experienced roster

Tommy Layden, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After several players’ injuries led to an unusually high number of losses, finalizing a below .500 record last year, boys basketball prepares to rebound from an unfortunate 2017-18 season. “Unfortunately we had a few guys that were injured for a large part or all of the season,” head boys basketball...

Girls basketball team prepares to build on previous season’s success

Girls basketball team prepares to build on previous season’s success

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After a tough loss in the 2018 regional final against Montini Catholic High School, varsity girls basketball is ready to get back on the court and start stronger than ever, center/forward Patti Cesarini ‘20 said. “[Last season] we had a difficult time executing the plays that we needed to,”...

The Ultimate Sport

Harper Hill, News co-editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Print Issues, Sports

Every Sunday, my dad wakes up and goes to Bennett Field with a dozen or more of the fellow neighborhood dads, and they scrimmage in a game of Ultimate. This has been routine since I can remember. It was not until my brother took up this sport when I realized this wasn’t just a recreational activity...

Girls Gymnastics begins season with optimistic perspective

Girls Gymnastics begins season with optimistic perspective

Nicole Klein, Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

As the upcoming season approaches,15 out of the 25 people on the varsity and junior varsity teams are freshman. They have been training to prepare for their first year of high school gymnastics and are looking to the older members for advice. “We are going to have a really young team,” second-year...

Wrestling prepares to pin, win

Wrestling prepares to pin, win

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After finishing last season with a record of 12 wins and 12 losses, the boys wrestling team has returned for another season. Assistant coach Patrick O’Neil is hoping for more successful results at meets. “After the last season ended, the team made two goals: put in a lot of effort in the weight ro...

Erin Rodriguez takes boys swim head coach position

Erin Rodriguez takes boys swim head coach position

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After 24 years of coaching, Scott Walker retired, resulting in Erin Rodriguez being named new boys swim head coach. For the previous three years, the team placed in the top two at state and placed first twice. The team remains confident going into this year, Ben Lynch ‘19 said. Since 2015, Rodrigu...

NFL Podcast November 2018

Hayden Claesson and Tommy Layden, Sports Editor and Assistant Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Online Exclusives, Sports, Uncategorized

For the third time this year, we have teamed up with sports director Jacob Nevis '19 of WLTL to create a podcast covering the Chicago Bears and other NFL action. For more sports coverage, tune into the WLTL app or on 88.1 Thursday nights from 8-10 p.m. ...

Local Thanksgiving runs draw crowds

Local Thanksgiving runs draw crowds

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Sports

Thanksgiving is a day when people give thanks, spend time with friends and family and, traditionally, eat a delicious meal with their loved ones. For those who may feel guilty about stuffing (pun intended) their faces in the evening, Thanksgiving morning featured several 5K runs for community members....

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