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Drops of Ink

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Drops of Ink

The student news publication of Libertyville High School

Drops of Ink

Junior Aaron Skarbek (6), guarded by Highland Park junior Brody Schultz (8), prepares to pass the ball to his teammates during a game against the Highland Park Giants. Skarbek is one of seven juniors on the team, several of whom played during the senior night game that saw a 13-6 Libertyville win.

Boys water polo seizes senior night success over Highland Park

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor April 9, 2024

On Monday, April 8, the varsity boys water polo team won their home game against the Highland Park Giants, besting the visiting team 13-6. The Wildcats, ranked behind the Stevenson Patriots and Mundelein...

Junior middle hitter Jordan Coughlin (40) springs into the air to crush the ball over the net into Carmel territory. Coughlin was one of multiple players who earned kills, or unreturnable attacks, over the course of the night.

Boys volleyball comes up just short against Carmel Corsairs

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor April 3, 2024

On Tuesday, April 2, the varsity boys volleyball team played their fourth game and second home game of the season, coming up just short in a two-set match against the Carmel Corsairs. The team had started...

Junior middle blocker Jordan Coughlin (40) goes up for a hit. Coughlin had 3 kills in the game against the Titans.

Boys volleyball fights hard against Glenbrook South Titans

Akshay Jaladi, Staff Member March 27, 2024

On Wednesday, March 20, the varsity boys volleyball team fought against the Glenbrook South Titans, ultimately coming up short in a 2-0 loss. In the first set, the Titans took an early lead and kept...

Sophomores Roohee Patil and Nicole Mathews fight for their win against Glenbrook North’s Sydney Jon and Kayla Yoon, as Mathews lunges forward during their second game to secure the win. “They were close matches,” Patil said. “[We] have really good chemistry.”

Badminton gives their all on the courts against Glenbrook North

Mai Asad, Staff Member March 18, 2024

On Wednesday, March 13, the varsity badminton team faced off against the Glenbrook North Spartans. Although ending in a loss, the home team put in all their effort, fighting through each game against strong...

Cradling the ball, senior Sophia Weick (13) speeds past Lockports junior defender Sabina Bukowski (1) to get a shot on the goal. Weick has been on varsity all four years of high school and is one of the team captains.

Girls lacrosse endures a hard fight against Lockport

Caroline Scott and Ella D'Amore March 17, 2024

On Saturday, March 16, the varsity girls lacrosse team fought hard against the Lockport Porters in a tough home game, ending with a 19-7 loss.  The game started off with the Porters scoring five goals,...

Senior attackman Tommy Gonnella (15) takes the ball along the outskirts of the field during the second quarter. Gonnella was one of three players with hat tricks against the visiting Corsairs, alongside sophomore Niko Messina (33) and senior Kyle Carollo (4).

Boys lacrosse shuts down Carmel to win second game of season

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor March 17, 2024

On Friday, March 15, the varsity boys lacrosse team won their second game of the season at home, triumphing over the Carmel Corsairs 19-2. Morale ran high for the team going into the game, coming off...

University of Iowa senior and LHS alum Patrick Graham (top right) poses with his teammates. Graham is now one of 19 men on Iowa’s gray squad and rotates trying to guard NCAA superstar Caitlin Clark (22). (Photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and Mr. Mike Graham)

Alum shares college experiences guarding Caitlin Clark

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor March 15, 2024

It’s the height of the 2019-2020 Libertyville boys basketball season and senior forward Patrick Graham has finished the annual Wheeling Hardwood Classic with a 2-2 team record, an average of 12 points...

Junior Maryam Sellami believes superstitions can bring up your morale if you really need it. Sellami, a JV tennis and varsity lacrosse player, uses a specific pair of socks for every game and she has been doing it since her freshman year.

Weird but true: athletes share their pregame superstitions and habits

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor March 15, 2024

Overview Tennis star Serena Williams is famous for many things, including having seven Wimbledon titles to her name. Perhaps more controversially, she also has a tradition of wearing the same pair of...

Senior Kyle Carollo (4) carries the ball on the sidelines near Rolling Meadows’ goal, guarded by Mustang and junior Peyton Wiles (12). Carollo, a team captain, scored twice in the game’s second quarter. “We just knew we had to come in and focus on us and that’s what we did,” Carollo said. “Everyone was scoring, all parts were moving and we did our job.”

Boys lacrosse bests Rolling Meadows in home opener

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor March 14, 2024

On Wednesday, March 13, the varsity boys lacrosse team opened their season at home against the Rolling Meadows Mustangs, kicking off a high-scoring contest that saw the Wildcats win 18-2 to get their first...

On Saturday, March 11, the D128 Special Olympics basketball team wins state at the Unified High School State Tournament Basketball Championship in Champaign, Ill. The head coach for the Unified team is Deborah Beagle and the LHS athletes are seniors Zach Henderson, Jack Wasser, Haziel Morales and Xavier Granados, and juniors Parker Nuttall and Ty Schiff. (Photo courtesy of District 128).

BREAKING NEWS: D128 Special Olympics basketball team wins Unified High School Basketball Championship

Sophia Jackman and Grace Jackman March 13, 2024

On Saturday, March 11, 2024, the D128 Special Olympics basketball team won state at the Unified High School State Tournament Basketball Championship in Champaign, Ill. Overall, the team found that “playing...

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