Drops of Ink

Seniors playing sports in college

May 20, 2020

Whether on a court or a field, many kids growing up had dreams of making it to college one day to play the sport they love. However, according to the NCAA, only about 7 percent of highschool athletes go on to play varsity sports in college. These Libertyville athletes are a part of that 7 percent wh...

Spring Athletes Miss Out on Season

Anika Raina, Staff Member

May 20, 2020

On April 21, the Illinois High School Association’s (IHSA) Board of Directors stated that all spring sports state tournaments were canceled, in addition to summer contact days. This decision came after Governor J.B. Pritzker’s announcement earlier in the week, declaring that all public and private sc...

The Houston Asterisks? The Baseball Scandal of the 21st Century

Former Astros manager A.J. Hinch was fired by the Astros organization shortly after being served a one-year suspension by Major League Baseball for his involvement in the sign-stealing scandal.

Pavan Acharya, Staff Member

April 10, 2020

In November 2019, former Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers revealed to The Athletic, a prominent sports website, that the Astros had used sign-stealing tactics in 2017, a year in which they won the World Series. After a subsequent investigation conducted by Major League Baseball, the Astros received ...

Senior Season on Pause

Normally at this time of year, Sarah Bennett would be playing softball for LHS. But that's not the case now due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sarah Bennett, Staff Member

April 7, 2020

I have been playing softball for as long as I can remember. For me, as well as many other people, their spring sport has been their life. Since my freshman year, I have sat through three senior nights, countless award ceremonies and watched as the seniors above me have played out the final season of ...

Boys gymnastics takes 2nd against conference rivals

The boys gymnastics team supported their fellow teammates who were competing on high bar.

Sara Bogan, Staff Member

March 15, 2020

On Wednesday March 11, the boys gymnastics team participated in their second meet of the season.  The varsity team placed second with a score of 134, behind Mundelein (135.2) but ahead of Stevenson (105.6).  The JV team won the meet at their level with a score of 113.5. ...

Boy’s Water Polo takes their second win against Deerfield

Lilly Williams

March 14, 2020

  The Libertyville boys water polo team got off to a strong start. On March 11, they competed at home against Deerfield in front of a large crowd. The boys finished with a winning score of 17-6, making their record 2-0. Standing out in this game were freshman Eric Sparks with six goals and junio...

Boys water polo defeats Maine East in season opener

Rayna Wuh, Staff Member

March 11, 2020

The boys varsity water polo team scored 17 goals to defeat Maine East in their season opener on Monday, March 9. The Blue Demons scored only one goal in the Wildcats’ first home match hosted since the opening of the new pool. The boys will face off against Deerfield High School on Wednesday, March...

The Madness of March

The Madness of March

Christian Roberts

March 5, 2020

With Selection Sunday less than a month away, fans everywhere are getting ready for one of the most watched sports tournaments in the world: March Madness. With 68 teams playing in 67 games in 15 cities nationwide over a span of three weeks, this year's NCAA college basketball tournament is sure to attract m...

The History of Sports Activism

Christian Roberts

March 5, 2020

Long before Colin Kaepernick, former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, put his career on the line and took a knee during the national anthem, athletes around the world have used their platforms to advocate for what they believe in for decades. From the Yale women’s rowing team protesting un...

A Glance at Some Lesser-Known Sports

Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country. At LHS, regular P.E. gym classes sometimes play pickleball indoors.

Natalie Isberg, Staff Member

February 28, 2020

Sports are a well-integrated activity in modern life. Some sports are known and played all around the world while also generating a massive fanbase, such as soccer, baseball, cricket and basketball. While these sports are highly advertised, there are a variety of other sports that aren’t as highlighted...

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