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Super-Sectionals loss ends varsity soccer season

Super-Sectionals loss ends varsity soccer season

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

Although the varsity boys soccer team lost in the Super-Sectionals game, the playoff games leading up to it had a great student turnout with the bleachers packed and LT fans cheering loudly, centerback Ty Williams ‘19 said. “The fans were instrumental in our success in the playoffs,” Williams said. ...

LT student repeats Chicago Marathon

LT student repeats Chicago Marathon

Tommy Layden, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

Brynn Colwell ‘19 had been playing club soccer for seven years, and tennis for her first two years at LT, when she decided to completely devote herself to a new goal: running the Chicago Marathon. Whereas most high school students were resistant to running the mile in gym class, Colwell gave up aspects ...

Athlete of the Month- Ty Williams ’19

Athlete of the Month- Ty Williams ’19

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

As boys varsity soccer struggled to take home a win at the beginning of the season, Ty Williams ’19 was moved from playing center forward and midfield positions to the centerback position on Sept.13 before playing Streamwood High School. After that change was made, the team won six consecutive game...

Girls’ golf finishes season

Girls’ golf finishes season, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

During the LT girls’ golf team regional competition, Elizabeth Sommerfeld ‘19 was overcome with emotion during her last round of golf for the team. Sommerfeld was on the golf team for her entire LT career. “It was just really sentimental,” Sommerfeld said. “The juniors were emotional becaus...

Boys golf enters postseason with optimism

Boys golf enters postseason with optimism

Liz Gremer, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

Following an inconsistent regular season, the varsity boys golf team headed into regionals optimistically. Despite a fifth-place finish at the conference meet, the team hoped for more success during the postseason meets and tournaments, which they accomplished where Max Rockrohr ’20 placed 13 as an ...

Scott Walker steps down, leaves legacy behind

Grace DeKoker, Editor-in-chief

October 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

Scott Walker has coached both girls and boys swimming at LT for nearly three decades, leading the girls team to their first state trophies, and leading the boys team to two consecutive state championships in 2016 and 2017. He won Illinois Coach of the Year award three times in a row, and in 2018 he a...

Silencing the crowd

Hayden Claesson, Sports editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Sports

Everyone who has ever attended a sporting event knows just how fun it is to be in a large crowd cheering on a team or an athlete. Everyone loves the feeling of being hyped up in a crowd and just having fun while trying to support your team, or even try to get inside the other team’s head. The best...

Competitive Cheer returns for a third season at LT

Competitive Cheer returns for a third season at LT

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Coming back for a third season at LT, the competitive cheer team has been preparing since this past spring. Varsity coach Demi Korpan has been watching the members grow and develop their skills over the past three years, and sees that each year they improve more by keeping them motivated and engaged. “[The...

Girls XC prepares for state meet

Girls XC prepares for state meet

Dani Almase, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

Maddie Cranny ‘20 ran a 19 minute race for the three mile regional conference course at Katherine Legge Park on Oct. 20. She helped her team finish at second place with only two points behind Downers Grove South. The regular season for the girls cross country ended on Oct. 13 when the team ran the...

NFL Podcast 10/19/2018

Hayden Claesson and Tommy Layden

October 19, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Sports

About a month ago, we paired up with WLTL to release an hour-long podcast covering the first week of NFL action. Yesterday we sat down and crammed five weeks of missed action in 75% of the time, with (what we hope) to be the same quality as the first episode. For more sports coverage turn to LION pages...

Rupi Kaur’s first Chicago show makes massive impression

Rupi Kaur’s first Chicago show makes massive impression

Isabel Tuisl, Website/Social Media co-editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Articles, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Chicago has been awaiting the arrival of 25-year-old poet Rupi Kaur for years, with her first release of the NYT’s Bestseller milk & honey in 2014. In January when she announced her the sun and her flowers tour for her second book that debuted Oct. 3, 2017, I frantically searched for Chicago a...

LT Boys Soccer to have strong season

Tommy Layden, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Sports

LT boys varsity soccer played Naperville North on Aug. 23, and two days later played Libertyville: the number one and two ranked teams in Illinois. LT lost 2-0 and 4-1, respectively.  Despite these results, Head Coach Paul Labbato and Assistant Coach Kelly Neidig remain optimistic. “It is early,...

Getting Weird

Hayden Claesson

September 26, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

The lights were bright at Bennett Field during the opening quarter of senior night against Carl Sandburg on Aug 24. Starting quarterback J.J. Dutton ‘19 hiked the ball and then began pedaling downfield as the crowd turned chaotic. Normally a student cheering section would simply have been screaming...

LT football prepares to play against Leyden HS

LT football prepares to play against Leyden HS

Maggie Kahn, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

As homecoming festivities creep up and the game against Leyden approaches, there is one concern that stands out to LT’s quarterback J.J. Dutton ’19. “A weakness going into this game would be the size [of the team],” Dutton said. “We aren’t that big but we can definitely use our speed fo...

Girls XC prepares for successful season

Girls XC prepares for successful season

Liz Gremer, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Print Issues, Sports

After finishing third at state last year, the girls’ cross-country team is training and preparing for another successful season. The team’s goal is to take each meet one at a time and focus on the overall team dynamic, varsity-runner Maddie Cranny ’20 said. “Third at state was very excitin...

LT boys XC to have strong season after losing Kilrea

Tommy Layden, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Sports

At the end of last year, key boys cross country runner Danny Kilrea ‘18 graduated, leaving a void in the team coming into this season. Assistant Coach Jake Discipio is now looking to runners throughout all levels of the program to fill in his place this season. “We are looking for athletes to step ...

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