Drops of Ink

Senior Trenton VanBoening tenses from head to toe in a three-point stance anticipating the next snap. VanBoening is committed to Eastern Michigan University’s football program as an offensive lineman.

Collegiate commitments: Current seniors to play college sports

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor December 2, 2022

Playing sports is a path that many take throughout their lives, especially high school. However, even the best of the best face some stiff competition and falter from time to time, but it’s how they...

Football Season Recap

Jack Birmingham and Jeffrey McLaren November 29, 2022

Friday night football games are a glorious spectacle at most high schools. The ball moves up and down the field in the hands of the players as the stands roar with excitement from the sheer volume of...

The Libertyville varsity boys soccer team takes a group photo in front of the goal to celebrate a hard-fought last home game of the season.

The District 128 Soccer Showdown

Jeffrey McLaren, Staff Member October 19, 2022

In the last home game of the season, the Libertyville boys varsity soccer team prepared to face off against the Vernon Hills Cougars on October 13th, 2022. Both the Wildcats and the Cougars came into...

Sophomore Andrew Slago (6) and his teammates prepare to score as the ball soars overhead.

Wildcats Speed to a Spectacular Victory in Soccer Game

Rishi Tipparti, Staff Member October 6, 2022

The Libertyville Boys’ soccer team emerged victorious in the Homecoming game against Zion-Benton, scoring 4-2 on Friday, Sept. 30th. The Wildcats snatched the lead early in the game and carried it through...

Players on both sides prepare for the next snap, during a heated showdown between the Lake Zurich Bears and the Libertyville Wildcats.

Touchdowns and Turnarounds: Wildcats Lose Homecoming Game to Bears 21-8

Jack Birmingham, Jeffrey McLaren, and Rishi Tipparti October 2, 2022

One of the most important games of the year, the Libertyville/Lake Zurich football match-up of September 30, 2022 cannot be overstated in terms of importance. Both the Bears and the Wildcats were coming...

Sloche’s Instagram page shows many different coverages and links alongside a numerical representation of his large following.

Sloche: Illinois High Schools’ Very Own ESPN

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor September 23, 2022

Sports are arguably one of the most inclusive aspects of regular high school life. Whether you are the star player on the team, or one of the many fans packing the stands, cheering and chanting for your...

Junior Bella Mazza performing a back one somersault with one and half twist. Mazza is the only member of the team that knows how to accomplish this dive.

Diving into the 22-23 Season

Ash Magalhaes, Staff Member September 21, 2022

Last Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Libertyville High School pool, the girls JV and Varsity diving teams kicked off their 2022 fall season in a meet against Stevenson High School. The odds weren’t in the...

Sophomore Dakota Olsen, number two for singles on the girls’ tennis varsity, serves to the opposing team at the Libertyville High School tennis courts.

Wildcats Defeat Waukegan and Score Yet Another Win

Grace Jackman, Staff Member September 19, 2022

On Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2022, the Libertyville varsity girls' tennis team competed against Waukegan at home. It was the perfect day for the team to take home yet another win after their previous game against...

The stands are packed with loyal Libertyville fans, all in their best USA gear for the Friday night football game. For the second straight home game, the student section has been packed to capacity, and the trend shows no signs of letting up.

Libertyville vs. Warren: a Tough Loss Eased By a Stellar Student Section

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor September 11, 2022

On Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, the Libertyville Wildcats took on the Warren Township Blue Devils, the #4-ranked team in the state, in an extraordinary showdown on the stadium field. Despite a hard-fought battle,...

Seniors Jacob Dinklenburg (44) and Antonio Oliverii (80) congratulate Kristian Gavric (7) on his third touchdown of the night in the endzone. The team morale was high as Gavric said, “Everyone was a lot more confident, after taking the loss last week to a good team nobody was really satisfied. So going into this game, after beating them last year, we had a lot more confidence to come onto our home field and win”.

Sprinting to the Endzone for Senior Night

Frida Montano and Kaitlyn Mitchell September 8, 2022

  The Wildcats dominated on the home field with a 42-17 win against Evanston Wildcats on Friday, Sept. 2nd. The Wildcats started off the night by walking down the field for senior night and...

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