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The IHSA recently announced the addition of girls flag football as a statewide sport.

IHSA to hold inaugural girls flag football season in fall 2024

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor February 27, 2024

Girls flag football will be an official athletic program with an accompanying state series as of the fall 2024 season. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, an email from Illinois High School Association (IHSA)...

Senior Kate Rule (24) takes the ball down the court, trailed by Loyola senior Paige Engels (33) and sophomore Clare Weasler (10). Despite playing the final game of her high school career, Rule still hopes to see the team continue to display “great team spirit and energy. I think that’s something that’s so vital and so important to this program.”

Girls basketball season comes to a close following super-sectional loss to Loyola

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor February 27, 2024

On Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, the girls varsity basketball team finished their season with a 53-44 loss to the Loyola Academy Ramblers in the Class 4A super-sectional round. For the first time since 1994,...

On Jan. 19, 2024, the varsity boys basketball team huddles together during a tough game against the Warren Township Blue Devils. This close game, which the Blue Devils narrowly won 77-69, was a result of the hard work and communication between this team. Senior Henry Calsin said that “whether [we’re] up or down in the game, weve gotten a lot better at knowing how to [communicate] in a good and competitive manner.”

No ‘I’ in team: Programs foster community culture

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor February 16, 2024

A pass from the point guard sets up the game-winning three. A block from the offensive lineman protects the quarterback for his final pass. A volleyball player sets for her teammate to spike and bring...

Senior Sam Rasin tears through the water during the 200 yard medley relay. 
Rasin, who is the senior team captain and has been swimming since he was eight years old, shared that his strategy for the meet was to “get everybody hyped and everybody encouraging one another.”

Boys swim defeats Warren Township rivals on senior night

Ashley Sanchez, Staff Member January 30, 2024

On Thursday, Jan. 25, the varsity boys swim team competed against the Warren Township Blue Devils. Throughout a total of 24 events, Libertyville won the senior night meet with a final score of 110-76....

Senior Ben Van Lyssel (3) goes in for a layup. Van Lyssel made a total of seven layups throughout the game, ultimately recording a team high of 32 points.

Boys basketball seizes success over Mundelein

Akshay Jaladi, Staff Member December 19, 2023

On Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, the boys varsity basketball team bested the Mundelein Mustangs 73-59, giving them their first conference win of the season and bringing their overall record to 4-7. The Wildcats...

Junior Stevan Gavric (11) clutches the ball tightly as he faces pressure from a Stevenson opponent. Gavric, a wide receiver, had two touchdowns for the Wildcats over the course of the night.

Football team fights against Stevenson in final game of season

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor October 23, 2023

The varsity football team fought hard but came up just short in their final game of the regular season against the Stevenson Patriots, losing 28-35 on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023. Taking place in Libertyville's...

Senior Lily Evans (21) goes for a spike in the first set. The Wildcats managed to pull through with an ace from senior Stella Meyer (8) to win the first set 26-24.

Girls volleyball falls just short in close game against Stevenson

Haiden Lui, Staff Member October 21, 2023

The girls varsity volleyball team held their own in a three-set match, ultimately losing 14-25 in the third set against the Stevenson Patriots on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. The Wildcats fought hard in...

Senior Oliver Allen (15) searches for an opportunity to secure a goal for his team to tie the game. Despite facing a one-goal deficit to the Vernon Hills Cougars, Allen’s effort on the field paid off with a goal off a cross from senior Mateo Portillo (10) later in the game.

Boys soccer takes down Vernon Hills Cougars with 2-1 win

Sophie Lee, Staff Member October 15, 2023

On Thursday, Oct. 12, the varsity boys soccer team took their sixth win of the season with a 2-1 victory against the neighboring Vernon Hills Cougars. Despite cold weather in the stadium, fans filled...

Sophomore Jackson Kern (16), a winger for the team, prepares to send the ball inbounds towards his teammates. “I thought we did a really good job connecting through the middle and switching the field today,” Kern said.

Soccer team stands up to Stevenson in 3-2 loss

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor October 10, 2023

On Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, the Libertyville boys varsity soccer team took on the Stevenson Patriots in their homecoming game on the stadium field. Though the Patriots took home the 3-2 win, Libertyville...

A legend immortalized in books of Greek mythology, the character of Sisyphus, whose shortcutting and cheating earn him a special punishment in the underworld, has become an inspiration for real-life athletic performance at LHS.

PUSH THE ROCK: How LHS interprets a Greek legend

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor October 5, 2023

A Myth Brought to Life: It’s after school on a Wednesday afternoon and the weight room is alive with noise. Loud music blasts throughout the room, bars are loaded up with plates for lifting and every...

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