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Beastin’ and Feastin’: History and NFL Preview

Beastin’ and Feastin’: History and NFL Preview

Kyle Laska and Jake Luce

November 24, 2014

 Thanksgiving Football Story When you hear the word “Thanksgiving,” many words come to mind: Family, food, friends, and of course, football.  Football has been a large part of Thanksgiving ever since 1934, when the Detroit Lions were defeated by the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day.  That fa...

Varsity Volleyball Finishes 2nd in State

Varsity Volleyball Finishes 2nd in State

November 18, 2014

The girls varsity volleyball team capped off a fantastic season with a second place finish in the IHSA Class 4A playoffs. This was the best finish in school history for girls volleyball. The Wildcats finished their season with an outstanding record of 35-7. The Cats rolled through the state playoffs,...

Manetsching the Competition

Manetsching the Competition

Gabby Struik, Staff Writer

November 16, 2014

The Manetsch sisters, Hannah and Melissa, have repeatedly left their competitors in the dust during their cross country and track seasons, leaving one question on everybody’s mind: How do they Manetsch to do it? It seems to be that running runs in their blood -- this season more than ever. Melissa,...

The Fab Four

The Fab Four

Katie Vrba, Social Media Editor

October 23, 2014

What can you do in a minute and 48 seconds? Maybe post a picture on Instagram, brush your teeth, or microwave your macaroni and cheese. There’s not much you can do in that short of time, but four of the varsity swimmers manage to swim 200 yards in that time. The 200-medley relay team is made...

Boys Soccer: Road to State

Boys Soccer: Road to State

Jake Vogt, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014

With an overall record of 9-2 (3-1 in the division), the boys soccer team is off to another great start this fall. The team started strong, beating Stevenson away 4-2, along with winning their first two Pepsi Showdown games, defeating Streamwood and Oswego, before a devastating 2-1 overtime loss to...

Two Wild Games Ahead

Two Wild Games Ahead

Tyler Skinner, Staff Writer

September 29, 2014

This will be year two of DOI projecting the MLB playoffs. Last year we started well, and then crashed and burned as the playoffs went on. Expect the rest of the projections to come in the days ahead. American League Wild Card Game. On Tuesday, September 30, the matchup will be of two polar opposites...

Cross Country Community Continues Climb

Cross Country Community Continues Climb

Tyler Skinner

September 26, 2014

For the second straight year and third time in the past four years, the boys cross country team saw a participation increase. Now up to 122 kids, the cross country team is one of the most popular athletics offered at Libertyville. At 122, the attendance is at the highest in head coach Mr. Mark Buesing’s...

America’s Team: Jackie Robinson West

America’s Team: Jackie Robinson West

Tyler Skinner, Staff Writer

September 5, 2014

The kids that make up Jackie Robinson West (JRW) grew up without the privilege of top-notch equipment that a bunch of the other teams could take for granted. The parents from the JRW team from Chicago (the south side is broken up into different teams) could not even fund the parents’ plan ride to Williamsport,...

Libertyville football starts season 1-0

Libertyville football starts season 1-0

Kyle Laska, News Editor

September 2, 2014

The Wildcats picked up a victory last Friday, beating Palatine 41-31. The Cats were able to score easily, and while the defense struggled at times, it came up with some key plays throughout the game. The Cats were able to battle through obstacles, as the game was postponed after the first half due...

Boys Soccer Defeats Evanston

Boys Soccer Defeats Evanston

Kyle Laska, News Editor

August 28, 2014

LHS boys’ soccer started off the season Wednesday with a convincing 2-1 win over the opposing Evanston Wildkits. Senior Cameron Fragassi scored just 3 minutes into the game after he chipped the charging goalkeeper as the ball soared just below the bar. The goal set the tone for the rest of the game,...

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