Drops of Ink

Best Sports Photos of the Year

Jacob Kemp, Features Editor

April 18, 2019

The Drops of Ink staff celebrates some of the best photos our photographers have taken at athletic events throughout the 2018-19 school year.

Lifelong Teammates, Lifelong Friends

Lifelong Teammates, Lifelong Friends

Ben Mayo, Staff Member

April 18, 2019

Incredible as it may seem, not one, but two LHS wrestlers are committed to continue competing at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign -- double the number of previous LHS wrestlers who have made this commitment. Ever since they were in kindergarten, senior Michael Gunther and junior Danny Puc...

She’s Got Game

She’s Got Game

Ella Marsden, Staff Member

April 18, 2019

It’s game day. You’re a female head coach and your team is warming up while you talk strategy on the sideline with your assistant coach. As the head coach, you’re prepared to greet the official. The official, however, turns to your male assistant coach under the assumption that he’s the head...

Play like a Girl

Play like a Girl

Maggie Evers, Sports Editor

April 18, 2019

For the past 14 years, almost every one of my Saturdays has been spent in either a uniform or in the stands. I started playing sports when I was younger as a way to keep up with my older brother, but athletics soon became my passion, sparking my constant motivation to get better. After recently ...

D128’s Special Olympics basketball team wins state championship

D128’s Special Olympics basketball team wins state championship

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

March 23, 2019

Last weekend, Team Storm, D128’s Unified Special Olympics team, brought home a basketball state championship title with their spirit and love of the game. LHS held a celebratory state march for the champions Friday morning to congratulate and honor the players and coaches. The LHS students on th...

Diversity Week being reconceptualized to better align with D128’s mission

Diversity Week being reconceptualized to better align with D128’s mission

Savanna Winiecki, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2019

Diversity Week at LHS is being reimagined to better align with D128’s DARING mission to be more authentic and genuine throughout the year, rather than one concentrated week of celebration, according to school officials. Since the 2016-17 school year, three separate weeks have been set aside and ...

Wildcats claim first victory of the new season under new head coach

Wildcats claim first victory of the new season under new head coach

Maggie Evers, Sports Editor

March 15, 2019

Ranked 14th in the Daily Herald’s preseason girls soccer Top 20 poll, the Cats started their season off on the right foot as they prevailed over the Hersey Huskies 1-0 on Thursday, March 14. With wind gusts over 20 mph, the game got off to a slow start as the scoreboard remained blank until late into t...

Girls water polo defeats Deerfield in their second game of the season

Girls water polo defeats Deerfield in their second game of the season

Grant Herbek, Staff Member

March 9, 2019

Starting the season off hot, the LHS girls water polo team gained their second win of the season over the Deerfield Warriors on Tuesday, March 5, with a 12-2 victory. The Cats were seemingly unstoppable during the first half, not letting in a single goal defensively while putting several in against Dee...

Make Me Believe That You Care

Make Me Believe That You Care

Jacob Kemp, Features Editor

March 7, 2019

The rewarding clatter of the plastic water bottle into the green recycling bin seems to be the best feeling. Look at you. You consciously made the choice to help the environment. And it feels good. You could have tossed it in the trash or littered it on the side of the road, but no. You care about the environment. Ku...

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