Drops of Ink

Boys soccer survives to face rematch for state title

Boys soccer survives to face rematch for state title

Maggie Evers, Sports Editor

November 3, 2018


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

The boys soccer 3A state title matchup of Libertyville and Naperville North is nothing new to the headlines. After prevailing in the semifinal game against Collinsville (19-5-2), the Wildcats (22-0) will face the Huskies (22-0) for the second year in a row for the championship on Saturday, Nov. 3. Af...

Dakota Lyons commits to Ohio State University for soccer

Dakota Lyons commits to Ohio State University for soccer

Ella Marsden, Staff Member

October 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

It’s rare for a student athlete to commit to a Division One school, let alone a freshman. But earlier this year, Dakota Lyons, a freshman at Libertyville High School, verbally committed to Ohio State University to play soccer. Lyons has been playing soccer for eight years but didn’t fall in...

Undefeated season propels boys soccer into the postseason

Undefeated season propels boys soccer into the postseason

Ben Mayo, Staff member

October 12, 2018


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

The LHS boys soccer team finished off their 2018 regular season with a 4-2 win against Lake Forest Academy at home on Oct. 9. The win marked the first undefeated, untied record the program has had in 42 years, an enormous accomplishment for the No. 1-ranked team in the state of Illinois.    ...

Cross country teams put up strong performances at dual meet

Cross country teams put up strong performances at dual meet

George Hayek, staff member

October 8, 2018


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

The LHS boys and girls cross country teams both had successful performances at the competition on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Lakewood County Forest Preserve in Wauconda. The boys team beat Lake Forest but lost to Lake Zurich while the girls team beat out both Lake Forest and Lake Zurich. “Lake Zur...

Buffalo Grove’s girls diving team defeats Libertyville

Claire Salemi, Social Media Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Fall, Sports

On Monday, Oct. 1, the Libertyville High School JV and varsity divers competed against the Buffalo Grove High School Bison, with the Bison’s divers taking first on both levels. The highest-scoring Libertyville divers were Liv Bertaud (a Drops of Ink member), who took second place on the JV level, and...

Boys soccer prevails on senior night against Lake Forest

Boys soccer prevails on senior night against Lake Forest

Maggie Evers, Sports Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

  On Tuesday, Oct. 2, the Libertyville boys soccer team not only celebrated Senior Night but also clinched the North Suburban Conference Championship by beating the Lake Forest Scouts, 4-1. The Wildcats’ big victory allowed them to continue their undefeated season as they moved to 14-0 o...

Keating leads boys golf to Antioch Roger Alm Invitational victory

Keating leads boys golf to Antioch Roger Alm Invitational victory

Maggie Burnetti, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2018


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

With four of their six golfers individually placing and a team total of 324, the Libertyville boys varsity golf team won the Antioch Roger Alm Invitational on Saturday, Sep. 8, at Spring Valley Country Club in Salem, Wisconsin. The team was led by sophomore Danny Keating, who shot a 77, placing ...

Athletes recognized at spring sports awards

Amanda Black, Staff writer

May 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

On Wednesday, May 16, LHS student-athletes in spring sports attended the Spring Sports Awards. LHS spring sports include baseball, softball, boys gymnastics, boys and girls lacrosse, girls soccer, badminton, boys volleyball, boys tennis, girls and boys track and field and boys and girls water pol...

A Journey to Becoming the 6 Percent

Katie Felsl and Megan Fahey

May 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

The journey to becoming a collegiate athlete is a long and tedious process. Therefore, it may not be a surprise that, according to statistics published by the NCAA, just 6 percent of high school athletes play at the college level.  Each athlete’s story is different, yet together, they hold many co...

Boys Lacrosse blown out 15-4 by Grayslake North

Boys Lacrosse blown out 15-4 by Grayslake North

Dylan Trott, Staff Member

May 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring

On May 8, Libertyville boys lacrosse faced Grayslake North at home. Although Libertyville exploded for two early goals, they then let up seven unanswered goals. After the beginning of the first quarter, Libertyville had difficulties getting past the Grayslake North defense. Libertyville was shut out in th...

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