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Lizzie Patel ‘21 sets up a hitter at a First Alliance volleyball tournament during her club season (photo courtesy of Patel).

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...

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...

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...

Max Rockrohr  ‘20 takes a swing at the 2018 3A state tournament (photo courtesy of Max Rockrohr).

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...

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...

: Head coach Dan Hartman (LEFT) strategizes with defensive coordinator, Carl Landi (RIGHT) during the second quarter (Sorice/LION)

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...

Anne Charlotte ‘21 in her backswing as she practices her drives at Green Meadows (Joyner/LION)

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,...

Leader pitches in a game (Photo courtesy of Grant Leader).

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Soccer winning on, off the field

Tommy Layden, Assistant sports editor May 23, 2019

The 2019 girls varsity soccer season has been full of ups and downs. Although some players have been injured for different parts of the season, the team has still found a way to show what it means to be...

Johnson deadlifts at practice (courtesy of Johnson).

Johnson holds multiple powerlifting records

Isabella Sorice, Photographer/reporter May 23, 2019

When Joey Johnson ‘19 was 17, he completed his first weight-lifting goal: benching 315 pounds for the first time. Since that moment junior year, Johnson has added to his collection of records and awards. “Seeing...

eSports finishes second in NIU competition

eSports finishes second in NIU competition

Dani Almase, Reporter May 10, 2019

The long battle in the championship match on May 4 saw the LT eSports team emerge as the second best eSports team in Illinois behind Naperville North. The tournament marked the club’s first in-person...

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