Drops of Ink

What’s Trending: Sports Habits

Jade Foo, Staff Member

April 18, 2019

A recent survey was sent to the students of LHS via email, addressed specifically to athletes, asking about their pregame and/or postgame rituals. The vast majority of the student-athletes who responded said they have some sort of ritual or habit that they do before each game, meet, race or competition...

BeWell Fitness Trains Teams, Students

Ariella Bucio, Staff Member

April 11, 2019

Although Ben Wellenbach is not a native of Libertyville, he has become instrumental in the physical development and wellness of athletes in the area.   Wellenbach opened BeWell Fitness 12 years ago and is the current owner. BeWell Fitness is a gym located on 1753 Northwind Blvd. in Libertyville.  Wellenbach ...

Boys lacrosse beats Bartlett in season opener

The LHS team sprints toward the goal after stealing the ball from Bartlett.

George Hayek, staff member

March 21, 2019

On Monday, March 18, the Libertyville boys lacrosse team faced off against Bartlett at home. Libertyville maintained a lead on Bartlett throughout the game, ending with a 10-3 victory. Matthew Brenner, Kyle Krakowski, Matthew Marshall, Jack Morris, Jack Olson, Chase Quigley and Josh Stair scored ...

Wildcats claim first victory of the new season under new head coach

Using her speed to get down field, Miller dodges her defender.

Maggie Evers, Sports Editor

March 15, 2019

Ranked 14th in the Daily Herald’s preseason girls soccer Top 20 poll, the Cats started their season off on the right foot as they prevailed over the Hersey Huskies 1-0 on Thursday, March 14. With wind gusts over 20 mph, the game got off to a slow start as the scoreboard remained blank until late into t...

Girls water polo defeats Deerfield in their second game of the season

One-on-one with Deerfield’s goalie, McCarty takes her shot.

Grant Herbek, Staff Member

March 9, 2019

Starting the season off hot, the LHS girls water polo team gained their second win of the season over the Deerfield Warriors on Tuesday, March 5, with a 12-2 victory. The Cats were seemingly unstoppable during the first half, not letting in a single goal defensively while putting several in against Dee...

Crosstown Classic

Crosstown Classic

Matt Smith, Online Editor

March 7, 2019

Opening day in Major League Baseball is in less than a month, which means both White Sox and Cubs fans believe this is their year. It also means heated conversations in the halls about which team is better and fans getting annoyed when their team isn’t doing as well as the other. This rivalry go...

Not just a game

The Denver Nuggets have won the championship for the past two years and are looking to clinch their third title to finish off their high school careers.

Katie Felsl, Staff Member

February 8, 2019

The squeaking of shoes. The high-pitched whistles of referees. The yelling of the players. A spectator may think it’s another nail-biting boys varsity basketball game -- but they’d be wrong. It’s an intramural basketball game. Even with no student section, the players create their own r...

Emma Gleason: Free of Sugar, Full of Talent

This year, as a junior, Emma Gleason was a finalist in the 100 Fly, finishing fifth in the state. Gleason has qualified for state all three years of her LHS swim career so far, earning All-State recognition her sophomore and junior years.

Ella Marsden, Staff Member

February 8, 2019

Emma Gleason started swimming when she was in fifth grade and has since fallen in love with the sport. She’s made countless sacrifices to compete at the level she does, including cutting sugar out of her diet. This has paid off, as she finished in fifth place for the 100 butterfly event and 12th in...

Boys basketball falls to Warren in close conference matchup

Surrounded by Warren defenders, Steinhaus tries to kick the ball back out to a teammate on the three-point line.

Grant Herbek, Staff Member

January 28, 2019

The LHS boys basketball team fell in a game against Warren Township on Friday, Jan. 25, ending with a 52-46 loss. Having the lead for most of the first half, the Cats outplayed the Blue Devils during the beginning of the game, but Warren outscored the Wildcats in the third and fourth quarters. ...

Girls gymnastics competes and hosts the NSC meet

Ariella Bucio, Staff Member

January 28, 2019

The Libertyville girls gymnastics team competed in the 2019 North Suburban Conference championship meet on Thursday, Jan. 24 at LHS. Libertyville placed fifth out of six teams, and the overall champions were the Stevenson Patriots. Each school participated in four different events: vault, bars, beam and f...

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