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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...

Girl gymnastics looks to future with new head coach

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

After many years of coaching, including two back-to-back state titles, Katherine Karubas is no longer coaching LT girls gymnastics. After all her success, one might be asking what’s next for the girls gymnastics team. The answer to this question of who will lead the prestigious girls’ gymnast...

Athlete of the Month: Henry Claesson

Harper Hill, Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

Ever since Henry Claesson ‘18 was 9 years old, his goal has been to become a successful swimmer. He has dedicated himself to the sport and been a part of the LT boys varsity team since freshman year. His hard work and training up until this point has paid off. Claesson verbally committed to swimming at V...

Bowling advances to state

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

The LT varsity bowling team has had an eventful past few weeks. Not only did it advance past regionals and sectionals, but Ethan Cabela ‘18 rolled his first ever 300, a perfect score of 12 straight strikes. Cabela’s unforgettable game came at the Lake Park regional on Jan. 13, where the Lions took h...

Peculiar PyeongChang

Peculiar PyeongChang

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

The Olympics brings together the best of the best from all over the globe. Less than two weeks away in PyeongChang, South Korea, the 23rd Winter Olympics begins and is, in my opinion, one of the more scandalous and controversial Olympics in recent history. While there is only seven sports, there ar...

Basketball teams prepare for Hinsdale

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Articles, Sports

Back on Dec. 15, both the boys and girls varsity basketball teams knocked off their arch rival, Hinsdale Central, at the North Campus fieldhouse in the annual “Pack the Place” game. On Feb. 2, both teams will get a chance to sweep the Red Devils on the season, only this time they will have to grab...

LT alumnus advances to Super Bowl

LT alumnus advances to Super Bowl

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

Since the Sept. 22 issue of the LION Newspaper, alumnus Jake Elliott ‘13 become a recognized name throughout the NFL. The Sunday after the issue, Elliott broke the Philadelphia Eagles record for longest field goal kicked at 61 yards on Sept. 24 to win the game. Now, he is on the nation’s biggest s...

Fantasy Football: Week 13 Start or Sit

Fantasy Football: Week 13 Start or Sit

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell, Sports Editor and News Editor

December 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Tyreek Hill (Chiefs at Jets Sunday noon): Don’t overthink this one. Although Hill has not found the end zone since Week 9, the fact of the matter is that he’s one of the most explosive players in the league that has the potential to go for a boatload of points each week. The Jets have been a favora...

Lions outlast Bulldogs in Chicago Elite Classic

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

December 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

Two familiar foes faced off in a not-so familiar environment on Friday, Dec. 1 as LT took on Riverside-Brookfield (RB) at the UIC Pavillion. The matchup was just about as even as it could be coming in. Both teams entered after hosting their annual Thanksgiving tournaments and both were at 1-3, ne...

Boys’ swim race towards state

Mary Okkema, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports, Uncategorized

Last year, LT boys swim and dive team became state champions for the second year in a row. They accepted their trophy with bright smiles and feelings of disbelief as the crowd roared and cameras flashed. The whole team lept into the New Trier pool to celebrate the win, because they had done it again....

Alumnus succeeds in hometown marathon

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports

As Ryan Speir ‘13 looked to the clock at the finish line of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8, he saw what many runners can only dream of: a time of 2:29:16. Speir finished 56th overall, 50th in the men’s division and second in his 22-24 age bracket, all while competing in his first...

Boys basketball looks to gain experience

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports

The boys varsity basketball team opened up their season with three games at home as a part of LT’s annual Thanksgiving tournament. Although the Lions dropped all three games, Head Coach Tom Sloan and his boys took away lots of positives from the three losses. “We’ve improved a ton from the f...

Strong set of returning seniors competes together for final year

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports

Many basketball teams are built around pinpoint shooters or a strong frontcourt. However, this year's LT girls’ basketball team is built around something that is a little different, something less tangible: the chemistry that the seniors have worked for years to create. “A lot of the seniors have...

Collegiate corruption

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Snow is falling, hot chocolate is flowing, and college basketball has begun. However, what usually is a time to celebrate and rejoice is bittersweet following the FBI’s investigations which culminated in the arrests of multiple NCAA coaches and affiliated...

Dunn, relays shine in girls swimming 6th place state finish

Dunn, relays shine in girls swimming 6th place state finish

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

November 26, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports, Top Stories

ACME printing may have a great business opportunity at the LT South Campus pool to update the record boards because of the new records that have been set at the state meet on Nov. 17-18. This year the girls set records in seven different events. The team finished 6th overall in the entire state of...

Fantasy Football: Week 11 Start or Sit

Fantasy Football: Week 11 Start or Sit

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell, Sports and News Editors

November 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports, Top Stories

Melvin Gordon (Bills at Chargers Sunday 3:05 p.m.): Gordon is coming off of a disappointing Week 10, only putting up 9 fantasy points. This is likely attributed to his backup RB Austin Ekeler scoring all TDs for the Chargers’ RB’s. If Gordon is going to bounce back from this disappointing perfor...

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