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Senior Finnley Olsen (2) pitches against the Grant Bulldogs during a home game on Thursday, March 23, 2023. Olsen’s pitching, a strong suit for the Wildcats, saw the Bulldogs go three of seven innings without scoring a run.

LHS softball bests Grant Bulldogs to secure first win of the season

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor March 24, 2023

Coming off of two close losses to start the season, bested by the Carmel Corsairs 6-4 and the Buffalo Grove Bison 7-4, the Libertyville softball team was itching to get a win, especially on their home...

Sophomore Cole Lockwood (1) readies himself for the next pitch from the Glenbrook South Titans during the bottom of the fifth inning in a game on Thursday, March 23, 2023. A strength for the team, Lockwood said, was his speed on the bases. “I would say that once I get on them, I can cause havoc on the field.”

Cats tie Glenbrook South Titans 3-3 in home overtime showdown

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor March 24, 2023

On March 23, 2023, the Libertyville boys baseball team geared up for their first home game against the Glenbrook South Titans. Coming off a solid start to their season, the team had secured an 11-9 win...

Senior Aleks Slesers (6) jumps up to smash a shot into the backline of New Trier’s defense.

Boys volleyball comes back to win over New Trier Trevians

Haiden Lui, Staff Member March 22, 2023

The Libertyville boys volleyball team fought hard to close out a 25-23 victory in their third set against New Trier on Monday, Mar. 20, 2023. This game marked the first win of their season and served to...

Junior Erin Kelly (8) lunges for the ball, keeping the Huskies from getting a goal against the home team.

Girls soccer seizes win over Hersey Huskies in 1-0 home win

Grace Huber and Jana Badawi March 17, 2023

Overview: In their season opener on March 15, 2023, the Libertyville varsity girls soccer team defeated the Hersey Huskies, with a final score of 1-0. Despite the cold weather and initially slow start,...

Deep in Elk Grove territory, senior Abby Maglio (10) handles the ball in preparation for a pass, facing pressure from a Grenadier. Maglio and others were instructed not to score to avoid running up the score and instead use the opportunity to work on ball movement and passing.

Girls water polo secures success over Elk Grove with a 13-0 win

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor March 10, 2023

The Libertyville girls water polo team is making a name for themselves early into the 2023 season, now sporting a 2-1 record following a 13-0 win over the Elk Grove Grenadiers. Starting off with a...

Facing pressure from Highland Park opponents, senior Chhaya Doshi (17) sets up in anticipation of passing to her teammates. Doshi, who has been playing for four years, three of them on varsity, successfully completed the pass to teammate sophomore Payton Howard (8). Doshi said that the win “felt good, just because it’s the start of the season and you need that success.”

Girls water polo powers through home opener with a 10-1 win over Highland Park

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor March 9, 2023

On March 8, 2023, the Libertyville girls water polo team played a fierce match in their home pool against the Highland Park Giants. From the opening swim-off to gain first possession, to the final horn...

The team celebrates their hard-earned success with a group photo, holding the banner that signifies their conference title. For the first time in over 30 years, Libertyville claimed sole victory as conference champions.

Valentine’s Day Victory: Libertyville boys basketball beats Waukegan to be conference champions

Jack Birmingham and Jeffrey McLaren February 16, 2023

The Libertyville Wildcats beat the Waukegan Bulldogs 61-33 on Feb. 14, 2023, to become the North Suburban Conference champions for the first time in over 30 years. The last time the Libertyville varsity...

Senior Emily Fisher (3) a Maryland commit wins the tip-off for her team, setting the stage for an exhilarating game. The Cats primed themselves for a tough game against the Maine South Hawks.

Girls basketball rallies against Maine South to lock in a 52-47 win

Kaitlyn Mitchell and Marcie Wright February 3, 2023

On Thursday night, Feb. 2, 2023, the Libertyville girls basketball team won a home game against the Maine South Hawks, 52-47. Maine South, who held the 8th-place ranking in Class 4A, according to Associated...

Junior Maddy Kopala (42) readies herself at the three-point line, seizing the opportunity to make a shot for her team. Kopala, who had nine points from three-pointers during the game, pulled through and made the basket.

Wildcats best Bears: girls basketball team secures victory over Lake Zurich

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor February 1, 2023

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, the LHS girls varsity basketball team played an away conference game against the Lake Zurich Bears, culminating in a loss for the Wildcats. Just a few short weeks later, the...

Guarded by a Lake Forest player, senior Jack Huber (22) clutches the ball tightly, formulating 
a play to take it to the basket, while seniors Kaj Sorensen (3) and Aidyn Boone (40) move into position in the background. Huber, a strong shot with a penchant for three-pointers, played an outstanding game for the Cats.

Road to redemption: boys basketball avenges a year-old defeat against Lake Forest

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor January 26, 2023

In the 2021-22 season of varsity boys basketball, the Libertyville Wildcats played the Lake Forest Scouts twice, playing well against their huge rival, but ultimately coming up just short both times. A...

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