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Tennis works to bring late season success

Lizzie Patel, Reporter

October 24, 2019

Whether it is winning big matches in weekend invitationals or competing well against a tough schedule, this year’s girls varsity tennis team is working to continue their success through the end of the season, head varsity coach Dave Robare said. Seniors leaders, particularly McKenna Sands ‘20 and Greta Fr...

Girls Swim and Dive create blankets for hospitals

Girls Swim and Dive create blankets for hospitals

Adriana Serrano, Reporter

September 20, 2019

As the girls swim and dive season started on Aug.12, fourth year diver and one of the team captains, Cerys Egan ’20, worked alongside the entire team early Saturday morning on Aug. 17 to make blankets for children’s hospitals. Egan and the other captains coordinated the drive and collected fabric...

Scott Walker Returns

Scott Walker Returns

Maggie Kahn, Co-Sports Editor

September 20, 2019

A year after walking away from nearly 30 years of coaching at LT, Scott Walker has returned to the SC pool as the head varsity girls swim coach. When Kurt Johns, the previous girls swim coach, was promoted to be the division chair of Physical Welfare, Walker decided he would come back and take Johns...

Lizzie Patel ‘21 named AAU Academic All-American

Lizzie Patel ‘21 named AAU Academic All-American

Liz Gremer, Co-Art Director

September 20, 2019

Over the summer, Lizzie Patel ‘21 got a text from her 1st Alliance club coach telling her she had been named an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Academic All-American. Weeks later, Patel gleamed with delight and pride upon finding the certificate in her mailbox. “I want to do well,” Patel said. ...

Boys soccer prepares to build on last season’s success

Lizzie Patel, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Silence fills the air before every varsity soccer game. All 22 players sit in the locker room silently and listen to the song “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. They wait to make any sound until they all bang on the lockers when the drum solo hits. They stand, one by one, motivating each other...

Student graduates early, pursues college volleyball

Robert Sullivan, Reporter

September 20, 2019

This coming January, as the LT community braces for another Chicago winter, volleyball star and college commit Grace Asleson ‘20 will board a plane headed to Deland, Fla. There, she will spend her spring practicing with Stetson University’s girls’ volleyball team. “I am really looking forw...

Boys Golf anticipates sending players to state

Boys Golf anticipates sending players to state

Isabella Sorice, Social Media Editor

September 20, 2019

With a strong start to the season, the boys varsity golf team is ready to keep its level of competition high, head coach Brian Kopecky said. “This league is very good,” Kopecky said. “We are in a good position to challenge the top team, Hinsdale Central, this season.” On the team of 10, each member has a differe...

The Monsters of Midway

Tommy Layden, Co-Sports Editor

September 20, 2019

Four or five years ago Chicago wasn’t even on the map in the NFL. It was a city so desperate for a leader that we were willing to sell our soul to the devil just to give the reins to some guy with “great arm strength” which is a phrase I can’t even say anymore without wanting to punch a wall. Y...

Football changes under new coach

Football changes under new coach

Tommy Layden, Co-Sports Editor

September 20, 2019

After finishing last season with a 1-8 record, LT varsity football is back and has something to prove. Linebacker Sam Heyer ‘20 has been biting at the bit waiting to play since the last game of the ‘18-19 season, which ended in a loss to Oak Park-River Forest High School. “Players have taken it up...

Varsity girls golf strives for state

Varsity girls golf strives for state

Paige Darling, Assistant Multimedia Editor

September 20, 2019

Varsity girls golf coach Jeff Johnson expects improvement both as a team and individuals in a season that could be a challenge due to the strong conference this year, he said. Despite this potential obstacle, the team started off the year tied with rival Hinsdale Central, with two wins and one loss as ...

Athlete of the Year: Grant Leader ’19

Athlete of the Year: Grant Leader ’19

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

May 23, 2019

Every four years, the world pauses and comes together to cheer on their country in the Olympic games, and like clockwork, every four years thousands and thousands of youth athletes see the Olympians wearing their country’s flag and think to themselves ‘I want to do that.’ The sad part is, not many...

A To Do List for Gar Pax

Tommy Layden, Assistant sports editor

May 23, 2019

The Bulls are at rock bottom. They are one of the worst teams in league and arguably the worst in the Eastern conference. Realistically, however, they are not in a terrible position to improve. They have a few budding stars in Zach Lavine and Lauri Markkanen, but there are still many moves that must be...

Gymnasts take 4th place in state

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

May 23, 2019

After a successful previous season with Matthew O’Malley ‘19 winning a vault title at state, the boys gymnastics team continued to improve its skills and work towards advancing in the sectional and state meets. The team placed fourth overall in the state meet on May 10 and 11 at Hoffman Estat...

Boys tennis prepares for state run

Mia Bonfiglio, Reporter

May 23, 2019

With a very strong team this year, boys tennis hopes to place in the top five at state, head varsity coach Bill Wham said. The team has lots of potential if it continues to play to its ability. “This is one of the tightest teams I’ve coached in 25 years,” Wham said. “We have done well becaus...

Special Olympics track begins

Nina Shearrill, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Just this year LT has added a second Special Olympics sport for its differently abled students. Before there was only Special Olympics basketball, which only has a winter season, but February this year a Special Olympics track team was added giving the students the ability to continue competing and ge...

Leaving LION

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

May 23, 2019

Today, the day this issue comes out, is a sad day. It is my and many other seniors’ last regular day of school, and our time being Lions is rapidly coming to a close. While I am happy that college will open up a new chapter in my life, I am still sad that I will be leaving such a great high school ...

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