Drops of Ink

New changes to gym exemption policy

George Hayek, staff member

December 11, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News, Sports

This year, the school and district administration have made a few key changes to the gym exemption policy, particularly whom it effects, how it works and when it’s in effect. Last year, only students in varsity and junior varsity level sports could exempt from P.E., and they were allowed to exe...

Warren defeats Libertyville’s girls bowling, 7-2

Warren defeats Libertyville’s girls bowling, 7-2

Maggie Burnetti, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Dunkin’ Donuts will not be getting a visit from the now 3-2 girls varsity bowling team in the immediate future. This isn’t because they’ve added a loss to their record on Monday, Dec. 10, nor would it be because of a win. The “team 300” is a tradition and a promise for the bowling ...

Libertyville Boys Swimming and Diving loses to rival Stevenson

Libertyville Boys Swimming and Diving loses to rival Stevenson

Ally McLean

December 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

On Thursday, Dec. 6, the Libertyville Wildcats boys swimming and diving team took to the pool for a meet against fierce competition, the Stevenson Patriots. The Cats junior varsity and varsity teams swam their hardest, but the meet ended in a loss for the Wildcats; 137-48 in the season-opening dual for b...

Icecats defeated by Carmel in OT

Icecats defeated by Carmel in OT

Katie Felsl, Staff Member

December 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized, Winter

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the District 128 boys hockey team, the IceCats, faced off against local rival Carmel  in the “Battle of 176” as it’s known, referring to the street that separates Libertyville and Carmel Catholic High Schools. In a hard-fought game, the IceCats lost in an OT shootout, 3-2. ...

Wildcats soar above Glenbrook North in non-conference win

Wildcats soar above Glenbrook North in non-conference win

Ben Mayo, Staff Member

December 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter

Libertyville’s varsity boys basketball team faced off against the Glenbrook North Spartans on Saturday, Dec. 1, with the Wildcats picking up a 63-54 win.   The game started off slow.  Both defensive sides dominated, with multiple blocked shots causing turnovers. The first quarter ended with the Sparta...

Girls basketball defeats Lake Forest

Girls basketball defeats Lake Forest

Carly Wagner

December 3, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

The Libertyville girls basketball team squared up against conference rival Lake Forest on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Libertyville started out strong and remained in the lead for the entirety of the game, winning 51-34. In particular, Libertyville dominated the first and third quarters, however both teams’ performances...

Boys basketball gains first win over Carmel, 57-46

Boys basketball gains first win over Carmel, 57-46

Grant Herbek, Staff Member

November 29, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter

Grabbing their first win of the year, the LHS boys basketball team overcame the Carmel Corsairs on Tuesday, Nov. 27 with a 57-46 win. Starting off hot, the Cats won the tip-off and had a substantial lead with plenty of momentum at the beginning of the game. But the Corsairs pushed back, bringing ...

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, 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. For the f...

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