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During the varsity football team’s season opener against Lemont, sophomore Jack Treutelaar (33), a long snapper and middle linebacker, sets up for a play wearing his blue and yellow cleats from the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a symbol of the fundraising he did for the organization.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand: Playing for something bigger

Sophie Lee, Staff Member November 17, 2023

Students at LHS are actively raising money for a worthy cause - Alex's Lemonade Stand - that fights cancer, bringing more meaning to their participation in sports. Namely, sophomore Jack Treutelaar, who...

Junior Stevan Gavric (11) clutches the ball tightly as he faces pressure from a Stevenson opponent. Gavric, a wide receiver, had two touchdowns for the Wildcats over the course of the night.

Football team fights against Stevenson in final game of season

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor October 23, 2023

The varsity football team fought hard but came up just short in their final game of the regular season against the Stevenson Patriots, losing 28-35 on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023. Taking place in Libertyville's...

Senior Lily Evans (21) goes for a spike in the first set. The Wildcats managed to pull through with an ace from senior Stella Meyer (8) to win the first set 26-24.

Girls volleyball falls just short in close game against Stevenson

Haiden Lui, Staff Member October 21, 2023

The girls varsity volleyball team held their own in a three-set match, ultimately losing 14-25 in the third set against the Stevenson Patriots on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. The Wildcats fought hard in...

Senior Oliver Allen (15) searches for an opportunity to secure a goal for his team to tie the game. Despite facing a one-goal deficit to the Vernon Hills Cougars, Allen’s effort on the field paid off with a goal off a cross from senior Mateo Portillo (10) later in the game.

Boys soccer takes down Vernon Hills Cougars with 2-1 win

Sophie Lee, Staff Member October 15, 2023

On Thursday, Oct. 12, the varsity boys soccer team took their sixth win of the season with a 2-1 victory against the neighboring Vernon Hills Cougars. Despite cold weather in the stadium, fans filled...

Sophomore Jackson Kern (16), a winger for the team, prepares to send the ball inbounds towards his teammates. “I thought we did a really good job connecting through the middle and switching the field today,” Kern said.

Soccer team stands up to Stevenson in 3-2 loss

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor October 10, 2023

On Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, the Libertyville boys varsity soccer team took on the Stevenson Patriots in their homecoming game on the stadium field. Though the Patriots took home the 3-2 win, Libertyville...

Senior Luka Nikolich (13) pushes himself past Mundelein senior Trey Thompson (14) as he makes a mad dash to the end zone. Nikolich and teammates sophomore Blaise LaVista (4) and junior Sam Seth (6) contributed to several successful runs during the game.

Football team shuts out Mundelein in spectacular homecoming game

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor October 8, 2023

On Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, the varsity football team played and won their homecoming game against the Mundelein Mustangs 41-0. With a camouflage-clad student section in the stands and solid plays on the...

A legend immortalized in books of Greek mythology, the character of Sisyphus, whose shortcutting and cheating earn him a special punishment in the underworld, has become an inspiration for real-life athletic performance at LHS.

PUSH THE ROCK: How LHS interprets a Greek legend

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor October 5, 2023

A Myth Brought to Life: It’s after school on a Wednesday afternoon and the weight room is alive with noise. Loud music blasts throughout the room, bars are loaded up with plates for lifting and every...

With three miles of course ahead, including a grueling hill-climbing finish, the boys cross country team shoots off the starting line to begin their journey on the Adler Park course – the team’s home turf. Such runners as senior Jack Barry take the starting steps in stride to secure strong finishes.

Girls and boys cross country perform well during quadrangular home meet

Alex Clark, Editor-in-Chief October 4, 2023

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the boys and girls cross country teams competed in a North Suburban Conference quadrangular meet against the Zion-Benton Zee-Bees, Mundelein Mustangs and Stevenson Patriots. With both...

Junior Josh Holst (9) runs the ball down the field with Lake Forest juniors Jack Walsh (42) and Aedan Cassidy (46) hot on his heels. Holst, also a baseball player, had a phenomenal run for the Wildcats in the first quarter.

Football team gives it their all against Lake Forest Scouts

Jack Birmingham and Sophie Lee September 17, 2023

On Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, Libertyville’s varsity football team played a fierce home game against their Lake Forest rivals. The game was close until the end, spanning multiple overtimes, but Libertyville...

In a second set against the Lake Forest Scouts, senior Stella Meyer (8) springs into the air to spike the ball back over the net. Meyer, alongside other players such as senior Hannah Fleming (17), contributed to a large number of kills for the home team.

Girls volleyball gets a home win over Lake Forest Scouts

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor September 14, 2023

On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, the girls varsity volleyball team won against the Lake Forest Scouts in an exciting match. Coming off a multi-win tournament and a previous away win against the Warren...

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