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IHSA meets to discuss future seasons

The IHSA has made changes to sports procedures, schedules for seasons later in the school year
Max Dike, Sports Editor October 20, 2020

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors held a virtual meeting on Sept. 14 to discuss a number of issues pertaining to the winter, spring and summer sports seasons. Most prominent...

COVID-19 disrupts college recruitment

Virus affects Lindsay Hahn, Eleanor McMeen, Jackson Turner pursuit of college sports
Robert Sullivan, Sports Editor October 7, 2020

Since beginning her competitive basketball career in third grade, Lindsay Hahn ‘21 has always sought to compete at the next level, she said. For a while, that meant playing on varsity; however, that...

Allison Schroeder ‘23 warms up before practice. (Brooke Chomko/LION)

Girls swim prepares for season

Swimmers express gratitude, excitement for opportunity to swim amidst pandemic
Brooke Chomko, Reporter September 30, 2020

Swimmer Margaret Meehan ‘21 checked her phone after her club swim practice with some of her other teammates and was excited to see that Illinois High School Association (IHSA) had cleared Girls Swim...

Junior varsity tennis player Charlotte McNealy’ 22 smiling whilst swinging her racket at her practice. (Robert Sullivan/LION)

Upcoming season excites girls tennis players

Aidan Wirtz, Reporter September 30, 2020

The energy is high among new and returning girls tennis players this year, junior varsity player Charlotte McNealy’ 22 said. With other sports unable to proceed, theirs is one of the few up and running...

Varsity golfer Griffin Pohl' 21 takes some shots on at the fairway at a practice. (Tiernan Kelly/TAB)

New season, same expectations for boys golf

Deep in their season, golfers looking for consistency while staying excited, motivated
Max Dike, Sports Editor September 25, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the look of many sports at both the amateur and professional levels, some have been able to withstand the virus’s devastating effect on the athletic landscape....

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Church League basketball cancels season

Robert Sullivan, Sports Editor September 9, 2020

As a swimmer with competition season in the winter, Jack Whelton ‘21 was never able to play school basketball. Instead, he chose to join a recreational team through Saint John of the Cross Parish. What...

Runner stays active during quarantine

Lizzie Patel , reporter May 15, 2020

When runner Maggie Vear ‘20 heard the initial announcement over the loudspeaker on March 12 that all sports had been suspended through March 30, she was shocked to say the least, Vear said. She had heard...

Patti Cesarini jumping to hit the volleyball during a game (edits made by Liz Gremer).

Athlete of The Year: Patti Cesarini

Maggie Kahn , Tommy Layden May 13, 2020

For Patti Cesarini ‘20, volleyball is more than a sport, she said. It’s a second home with another family and different memories. It’s a place away from her normal everyday life. No matter what happened...

Boys pole vault adapts to season suspension

Max Dike, reporter April 27, 2020

In another world, the boys pole vault team, along with the rest of LT’s track team, would be preparing for the home stretch of their season, culminating at the IHSA track and field state finals over...

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IHSA cancels spring state tournaments

Summer contact days in suspension
Diane Makovic, Co-Editor-In-Chief April 22, 2020

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) released an official statement cancelling all spring state tournaments after a video conference call on Tuesday, April 21.  "We support the decision by Governor...

Livi and Darcy Kriha stand 6ft away from their neighbor as they help in whatever way they can (courtesy of Livi Kriha).

Junior provides support to community during crisis

Adriana Serrano , reporter April 16, 2020

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, Livi Kriha’21 has taken it upon herself to assist those in her neighborhood of LaGrange during this time of uncertainty. “Even if it doesn't seem like it from...

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...

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