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Junior Josh Holst (9) runs the ball down the field with Lake Forest juniors Jack Walsh (42) and Aedan Cassidy (46) hot on his heels. Holst, also a baseball player, had a phenomenal run for the Wildcats in the first quarter.

Football team gives it their all against Lake Forest Scouts

Jack Birmingham and Sophie Lee September 17, 2023

On Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, Libertyville’s varsity football team played a fierce home game against their Lake Forest rivals. The game was close until the end, spanning multiple overtimes, but Libertyville...

In a second set against the Lake Forest Scouts, senior Stella Meyer (8) springs into the air to spike the ball back over the net. Meyer, alongside other players such as senior Hannah Fleming (17), contributed to a large number of kills for the home team.

Girls volleyball gets a home win over Lake Forest Scouts

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor September 14, 2023

On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, the girls varsity volleyball team won against the Lake Forest Scouts in an exciting match. Coming off a multi-win tournament and a previous away win against the Warren...

Prior to a game against the Richards Bulldogs from Oak Lawn, the varsity football team stands tall and proud prior to the game. The dedication and spirit brought by the team enabled them a win over their opponents, with a final score of 34-14.

Football team sweeps Richards Bulldogs with a 20-point win

Sophie Lee, Staff Member September 6, 2023

On Friday, September 1, the Libertyville varsity football team dominated the Bulldogs on Wildcat turf, with a final score of 34-14. The win over the team from Oak Lawn boosted Libertyville’s record to...

Sophomore Avery Maddux (23) slams a spike across the net to her opponents, with senior Jaimie Marquardt (12) backing her up.

Girls volleyball secures a ‘tough and scrappy’ 2-0 victory over Evanston

Grace Jackman and Sophia Jackman September 1, 2023

On Thursday, August 31, 2023, the Libertyville girls varsity volleyball team faced the Evanston Wildkits in the west gym. The Wildkits, coming off losses to the Loyola Academy Ramblers and Mundelein...

Junior Stevan Gavric (11) scores Libertyville’s first touchdown of the game, much to the home crowd’s approval. Lemont threw everything they had at the Wildcats, scoring on the very first play, but Gavric’s rush to the end zone marked the turning point for the home team.

Football team takes down highly-ranked Lemont in fast-paced home opener

Jack Birmingham and Caroline Scott August 27, 2023

On Friday, August 25, 2023, Libertyville’s varsity football team opened their season on their home field against Lemont High School, then ranked 27th by MaxPreps, in a thrilling competition that enabled...

Senior Mia Colton (10) springs into the air for another powerful serve against the Eagles. Serving was a key component of the Wildcat win against Lakes, with seniors Colton, Hannah Fleming (17) and Stella Meyer (8) contributing to a number of aces, or unreturned serves.

Girls volleyball takes down Lakes in home opener

Jack Birmingham and Sophie Lee August 24, 2023

On Wednesday, August 23, 2023, the Libertyville girls varsity volleyball team faced off against the Lakes Community Eagles in the west gym. Both teams were coming off of tough losses, Libertyville to the...

Hannah Fleming begins to “set” up a fresh
start for 2024 for when her current senior
teammates graduate. Among these seniors
is Keira Kasten, a Division I commit at Elon

Passing the torch: juniors step up to carry on legacies

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor May 19, 2023

The atmosphere in the gym is absolutely electric as the Libertyville Wildcats and the Barrington Broncos battle for glory and an advancement to the next round of the IHSA basketball playoffs. With just...

Senior Aleks Slesers (6), an outside hitter for the Wildcats, springs up to spike the ball as Barrington players position themselves to make their next move.

Boys volleyball puts up a tough fight against the Barrington Broncos

Grace Jackman, Staff Member May 15, 2023

The Libertyville varsity boys volleyball team fought hard in a close game against the Barrington Broncos on Friday, May 12, 2023. From the start, both teams were consistently close, often within a point...

Senior and defender Megan Roberts (14) protects the ball from a Zion-Benton player. Key defense was necessary in order to achieve the team’s shut-out win against the Zee-Bees, with a final score of 8-0.

Girls soccer zips past Zion-Benton in second to last home game of the season

Ash Magalhaes and Jack Birmingham May 8, 2023

On Thursday, May 4, 2023, the Libertyville girls varsity soccer team played their penultimate home game against the Zion-Benton Zee-Bees. In a well-fought and high-scoring contest, the home team came out...

Sophomore Jacob Tayfel (17) rushes down the field past two Patriots in a scramble for the ball. Both Jacob and his brother Logan (38), a freshman, are players for the varsity team.

Fight to the finish: Boys lacrosse gives it their all against Stevenson Patriots

Jack Birmingham and Nicholas Taub May 4, 2023

On Wednesday, May 3, 2023, the varsity boys lacrosse team faced off against their Lincolnshire rivals, the Stevenson Patriots, in one of the most thrilling games of the year. While the senior night game...

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