Drops of Ink

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...

Senior Eric Sparks (4) scores the second goal for the Wildcats during the second quarter. Sparks, a captain for the team, also scored another goal during the third quarter.

Boys water polo goes down fighting against Deerfield Warriors

Alex Clark, Managing Editor May 4, 2023

On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, the LHS boys water polo team played their last home game against the Deerfield Warriors. The game was full of tension and excitement, and while the Wildcats pushed hard until...

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...

After getting a steal for her team, junior Karah Preisser (15) squares off against a Saxon, determined to get her team to the goal.

When it rains it pours: Girls lacrosse fights hard against Schaumburg Saxons

Kaitlyn Mitchell, Staff Member May 1, 2023

On Saturday, April 29, 2023, the Libertyville girls varsity lacrosse team came up just short against the Schaumburg Saxons on senior day. Despite the cold rain pouring down, they continued to push against...

While locked in a battle with Lake Zurich senior Sam Keating (18), Libertyville senior Mabelle Kosowski (16) intercepts the ball to secure possession for the home team. (Photo courtesy of Mr. Kevin Griffin)

Girls soccer closes out senior night with 1-1 draw against Lake Zurich Bears

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor April 28, 2023

On Thursday, April 27, 2023, the Libertyville girls soccer team ended their senior night game locked in a 1-1 tie with the Lake Zurich Bears to remain first in the conference. It was the moment that every...

Senior Luis Correa (2) jumps up to spike the ball against Waukegan’s defense.

Wildcats beat Waukegan Bulldogs for boys volleyball senior night

Grace Jackman and Sophia Jackman April 21, 2023

On Wednesday, April 19, 2023, the Wildcats varsity boys volleyball team competed against the Waukegan Bulldogs in the Libertyville High School west gym. The crowds roared throughout the game, cheering...

Senior Belinda Li reaches to save the birdie, winning her first match 21-18.

Varsity badminton beats Warren at first home meet

April 17, 2023

On Thursday, March 16, 2023, the girls varsity badminton team beat Warren at their first home meet, 18-0. Seniors Hollis Frise and Kirsten Nowak dominated their doubles match with a score of 21-4....

Winter sports finish strong with astounding state performances

Winter sports finish strong with astounding state performances

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor April 6, 2023

At the high school level, a wrestling match will take approximately six minutes from start to finish. LHS senior Cole Matulenko brought that down to 31 seconds, a state record. This would have been impressive...

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