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Fantasy Football: Week 10 Start or Sit

Fantasy Football: Week 10 Start or Sit

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell

November 11, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

With Week 10 of the NFL season approaching, there's no room for lineup mistakes in fantasy football leagues. Take a look at who we are saying to start and to bench in our first ever edition of Start or Sit. Cam Newton (Dolphins at Panthers Monday 7:30 p.m.): At home during primetime against an exploitab...

NFL trade deadline analysis: Lusson

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

WR Kelvin Benjamin to the Bills for a third and seventh-round pick: This is my favorite deal from the deadline. It's no secret that the Buffalo Bills need help at the wide receiver position, as they currently rank dead last in the league in receiving yards. Benjamin has the ability to fix this prob...

NFL trade deadline analysis: Campbell

Grant Campbell, News Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

In our conflicting columns, Luke Lusson and I will attempt to rank five crucial deals that got done before the NFL trade deadline on Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. We hoped to rank six, but the Browns’ terrible management resulted in the deal for A.J. McCarron not going through because they forgot to inform the...

Lyons fall to Curie

Lyons fall to Curie

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

October 29, 2017


Filed under Articles, Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

The 18th seeded Curie Condors came into Saturday’s first round playoff matchup with a trick up their sleeve. Rather than sending the ball deep on the opening kickoff, the Condors risked giving LT solid field position and surprised the Lions with an onside kick. The risk paid off for the Condors, who...

Trade Talk

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

This past NBA offseason was crazy. An abundance of big names were moved to teams attempting to throw themselves into the championship conversation, thus continuing the “superteam” era. At the other end of the spectrum are the hometown Chicago Bulls. Just about every move made by the Bulls front...

Athlete of the Month : Matt Vear ’18

Mary Okkema, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

On the night of Sept. 15, the Friday of homecoming weekend, the LT boys varsity soccer team played Reavis on Bennett Field. LT was fouled in Reavis’ goal box during the last half of the game. Charlie Clarke ‘18 called goalie Matt Vear ‘18 to take the penalty kick. Everyone held their breath as the...

Concussion research progresses

Concussion research progresses

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Michigan Stadium is the biggest arena in the country. Nicknamed “The Big House” it rarely goes silent. But when a head-to-head collision left Matthew Harris ‘13 unresponsive on Oct. 10, 2015 at the Northwestern vs. Michigan football game near the end of the third quarter, the stadium might as well ha...

Student showcases strength, courage in cross country

Student showcases strength, courage in cross country

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

Among the LT girls cross country runners, Grace Mayer ‘21 courageously maintains pace with the rest of the group during practices and meets despite certain physical barriers that hold her back. Although she lives with a condition that affects her ability to play sports, nothing is stopping her fro...

Volleyball coach to retire

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

This season, the girls varsity volleyball team stands in a unique position. Besides looking to add on to the illustrious tradition of LT girls volleyball, players have added sense of determination as their long-time head coach, Joann Pyritz, will be retiring following this school year. "We fel...

Boys cross country aims for state finish

Harper Hill, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

On Oct. 14, a stormy Saturday morning, the boys cross country team arrived at Katherine Legge, only to find conference would be postponed due to a flooded course. The meet was rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 16, at SC. LT went on to take second overall in the conference meet. “The change in location...

Girls cross country remains confident

Spencer Levinson, Copy Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

As the varsity girls cross country team prepares for its final four meets of the season, Coach Alex Lyons is confident in the team's ability to perform. Even as star runner Sarah Barcelona ‘19 sits out with an injury, the team remains solid and confident going into the conference, regionals, sectio...

Girls golf finishes with positive outlook

Hayden Claesson, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

The LT girls golf team finished the season with several individual members qualifying for sectionals, despite a slight disappointment in conference placement and a failure to send any members to state. “We had hoped to finish a bit higher in conference, but the teams are very balanced and second...

Boys golf continues tradition of success

Mary Devine, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

By missing a full day of school while intensely competing, the LT boys varsity golf team succeeded in winning regionals on Oct. 3. For Patrick Akaniroj '18, this is his fourth year winning this title.  "It was great. We had the best tournament the whole year and probably since last year too," Akaniroj said. "That...

Rivalry matches hype

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

September 23, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports, Uncategorized

The rivalry between Lyons Township and Hinsdale Central rarely disappoints and the annual Silver Brick game between the boy’s varsity soccer teams was no exception. Although there were no back-and-forth hype videos and social media wars, the teams did the talking, taking the game to a double overtime b...

LT student creates football documentary

LT student creates football documentary

September 22, 2017


Filed under News, Pulse, Sports

It is 5 a.m. on a summer morning when Max Abrahamson ‘18 wakes up to start his long day.  He makes it to LT SC by 5:30 a.m. to shoot footage of the varsity football players arriving to practice.  He shoots the entire practice, following the football players from the field to the weight room to meetings...

From Bennett Field to NFL

From Bennett Field to NFL

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Sept. 17 was a day to be remembered forever as Jake Elliott ‘13 stepped onto the field in Arrowhead Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs and made his NFL debut for the Philadelphia Eagles. He went two-for-three on field goals, knocking one in from 40 yards out, and two-for-two on extra points. If...

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