Drops of Ink

Athletes give back to the community

Athletes give back to the community

Matt Smith, Online Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Hearts pounding, food packing, sweat dripping, money raising, crowd cheering. At Libertyville High School, most sports teams take their talents from the field or court into raising money, awareness and much more to help the less fortunate. According to the LHS athletics policy, participating in ...

Sporting Their Superstitions

Maggie Evers, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

Superstitions have been described as irrational beliefs that are not based on any knowledge or fact, but are instead performed out of the fear of a certain end result. Since an athlete’s performance requires strong consistency, both physically and mentally, the so-called “magic” behind superstition...

Same opponent, same stakes, same result

Same opponent, same stakes, same result

Maggie Burnetti, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2018


Filed under Fall, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Showcase, Sports

Nov. 3, 2017, and 2018 were spent strikingly similar for the Libertyville and Naperville North High School communities. For the second year in a row, the Wildcats and Huskies faced off for the 3A State Championship boys soccer game, with Libertyville again finishing as the runner-up.   ...

Boys soccer survives to face rematch for state title

Boys soccer survives to face rematch for state title

Maggie Evers, Sports Editor

November 3, 2018


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

The boys soccer 3A state title matchup of Libertyville and Naperville North is nothing new to the headlines. After prevailing in the semifinal game against Collinsville (19-5-2), the Wildcats (22-0) will face the Huskies (22-0) for the second year in a row for the championship on Saturday, Nov. 3. Af...

Dakota Lyons commits to Ohio State University for soccer

Dakota Lyons commits to Ohio State University for soccer

Ella Marsden, Staff Member

October 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

It’s rare for a student athlete to commit to a Division One school, let alone a freshman. But earlier this year, Dakota Lyons, a freshman at Libertyville High School, verbally committed to Ohio State University to play soccer. Lyons has been playing soccer for eight years but didn’t fall in...

Undefeated season propels boys soccer into the postseason

Undefeated season propels boys soccer into the postseason

Ben Mayo, Staff member

October 12, 2018


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

The LHS boys soccer team finished off their 2018 regular season with a 4-2 win against Lake Forest Academy at home on Oct. 9. The win marked the first undefeated, untied record the program has had in 42 years, an enormous accomplishment for the No. 1-ranked team in the state of Illinois.    ...

Cross country teams put up strong performances at dual meet

Cross country teams put up strong performances at dual meet

George Hayek, staff member

October 8, 2018


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

The LHS boys and girls cross country teams both had successful performances at the competition on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Lakewood County Forest Preserve in Wauconda. The boys team beat Lake Forest but lost to Lake Zurich while the girls team beat out both Lake Forest and Lake Zurich. “Lake Zur...

Buffalo Grove’s girls diving team defeats Libertyville

Claire Salemi, Social Media Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Fall, Sports

On Monday, Oct. 1, the Libertyville High School JV and varsity divers competed against the Buffalo Grove High School Bison, with the Bison’s divers taking first on both levels. The highest-scoring Libertyville divers were Liv Bertaud (a Drops of Ink member), who took second place on the JV level, and...

Boys soccer prevails on senior night against Lake Forest

Boys soccer prevails on senior night against Lake Forest

Maggie Evers, Sports Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

  On Tuesday, Oct. 2, the Libertyville boys soccer team not only celebrated Senior Night but also clinched the North Suburban Conference Championship by beating the Lake Forest Scouts, 4-1. The Wildcats’ big victory allowed them to continue their undefeated season as they moved to 14-0 o...

Keating leads boys golf to Antioch Roger Alm Invitational victory

Keating leads boys golf to Antioch Roger Alm Invitational victory

Maggie Burnetti, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2018


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

With four of their six golfers individually placing and a team total of 324, the Libertyville boys varsity golf team won the Antioch Roger Alm Invitational on Saturday, Sep. 8, at Spring Valley Country Club in Salem, Wisconsin. The team was led by sophomore Danny Keating, who shot a 77, placing ...

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