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Review: Fortnite Teams of 20 mode

Review: Fortnite Teams of 20 mode

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

March 12, 2018


Filed under Articles, Pulse, Sports

Epic Game’s explosively popular Fortnite Battle Royale mode released a new update on March 8,  with the 3.2 version. While this new update was mainly just bug fixes, it did have something players have been looking forward to for quite some time: the teams of 20 mode. This mode has five teams of 20...

LION Bracket Challenge

LION Bracket Challenge

March 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

March Madness is the most wonderful time of the year! Do you consider yourself sports savvy? Do you love basketball? Do you want to be featured in the grid? There is a one in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 chance that you'll have a perfect bracket, so why not test your luck? Click HERE to enter our LION sponsored bracket challenge!...

Local gymnastics community responds to controversy

Local gymnastics community responds to controversy

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Articles, Online Exclusives, Sports

Former doctor for USA and Michigan State Gymnastics Larry Nassar was sentenced for 40 to 175 years in prison on Jan. 24 for sexually assaulting gymnasts under the veil of treatment. More than 250 people have come forward accusing him of abuse. “Obviously I am very shocked and unable to completely co...

Bring on the madness

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

It’s finally here, basketball fans. The single most entertaining month in the world of sports: March. There’s so many factors that play into making March Madness one of the best, if not the best sporting event in the world. Whether it’s the abundance of games, the bracket pools or the Cinderella...

Girls track season starts

Girls track season starts

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

It was a hot day in late May at the IHSA girls’ track and field state finals. Renata Wingert ‘19 walked up to the starting blocks to lead off the 4x400-meter relay. When the gun sounded Wingert rocketed off the block and 400 meters later, passed the baton to Maggie Caplice ‘17. After three minutes...

Boys’ gymnastics trains for comeback

Boys’ gymnastics trains for comeback

Mary Okkema, Assistant Online Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

LT boys’ varsity gymnasts left it all on the floor last year at the state meet, where they fought hard after winning in Sectionals. The Lions ended up placing second in state at Hinsdale Central, just 0.2 points behind Glenbard West, making 2017 the closest state meet in the 67 year history of IHSA...

AOTM Sonia Slusarczyk ’18

AOTM Sonia Slusarczyk ’18

Grace DeKoker, Copy Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

The sun beat down at the IHSA track and field state meet last May, as sprinter and hurdler Sonia Slusarczyk ‘18 warmed up. She took off her LT headband -- a long-held superstition-- before competing in the 4x400 meter relay. The whole race was a blur, she said, but what she can remember is her teammate ...

Kicking off the postseason

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

So far, this year’s church league season has certainly lived up to the hype. With exciting upsets like Congo Jr. beating SFX Expansion, intriguing matchups and top-notch players, it’s been a fun ride. But, now’s the time when the men come to play: playoff time. Team records and standings mean nothing...

Boys track team prepares for outdoor season

Boys track team prepares for outdoor season

Harper Hill, Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports, Uncategorized

After a strong outdoor season last year, capped off with an eighth place finish at state, the boys track team is training hard once again. The team members hope to take first in indoor conference and condition themselves for the competitive outdoor season in March. “We return a good core of athletes...

LT varsity poms brings success 

LT varsity poms brings success 

Mary Devine, Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

Dating back to June 2017, the poms varsity girls were already preparing for their upcoming season. While everyone else was lounging around in the sun, the poms team was putting in hours of work for four consecutive days at their annual season kick off camp at Universal Dance Association at Wheaton College. From...

LT loses OT thriller in “Blackout” game

LT loses OT thriller in “Blackout” game

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

February 17, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Top Stories

Friday’s annual boys basketball “Blackout” game had more storylines coming in than usual. The return of Super Bowl champion Jake Elliott ‘13, the half-court shot attempt to win a car and the Decade of Darkness theme for the game had all of the LT community filled with anticipation. However, ...

NBA trade-deadline analysis

NBA trade-deadline analysis

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell, Sports Editor, News Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Lakers receive:  Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, first-round pick Cavaliers receive:  Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Lusson's grades: Cavaliers:  B Lakers:  A- I truly believe that this deal helped out both teams. I liked it from the Lakers standpoint not because of getting Thomas,...

Grading the Nikola Mirotic Trade

Grading the Nikola Mirotic Trade

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell, Sports Editor, News Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After trade talks between the Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Pelicans came to halt on Tuesday, the two sides finally agreed on a deal today. Chicago will send Nikola Mirotic and a 2018 second round pick in exchange for Omer Asik, Tony Allen, Jameer Nelson and a 2018 first-round pick that is top five protect...

Super Bowl LII

Super Bowl LII

Grant Campbell and Luke Lusson, News Editor, Sports Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Super Bowl LII information: Sunday, February 4th 5:30 p.m. Can be found on NBC Played in U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN Campbell's Super Bowl LII prediction: Every second of my life, I think about how much I hate the New England Patriots.  The infamous relationship between QB T...

LTHC skates towards state

LTHC skates towards state

Mary Okkema, Assistant Online Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

The rivalry game against Hinsdale Central on Dec. 15 was more than just a typical game for the LT varsity hockey team. Many of the members of the LT team had grown up playing alongside the Hinsdale players. After losing a game earlier in the season against HC, emotions on the ice were running high. Ultimately...

LT wrestling faces captain injury, loss of key starters

LT wrestling faces captain injury, loss of key starters

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

At the beginning of November, LT’s famous Vaughan Gym rolls out the infamous blue and gold mats, an indicator to people around that wrestling season has begun. “This season has been a learning experience for a lot of people,” Varsity Head Coach Griff Powell said. “We have a challenging sc...

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