Drops of Ink

Libertyville Boys Swimming and Diving loses to rival Stevenson

JV 1 launches into the pool in the 100 butterfly event.

Ally McLean

December 9, 2018

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

The Icecats gather before the game and have a brief talk.

Katie Felsl, Staff Member

December 7, 2018

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

The team breaks contently from a timeout with an impressive lead in the fourth quarter.

Ben Mayo, Staff Member

December 6, 2018

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

Finola Summerville (13) drives to the basket while Lydia Crow (50) plays tight defense on her.

Carly Wagner

December 3, 2018

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

Drawing a clutch foul after a two-point layup late in the game, Wilterdink (2) had his teammates hyped up.

Grant Herbek, Staff Member

November 29, 2018

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

Many teams such as girl’s cross country take advantage of the popular non-profit organization here in Libertyville, Feed My Starving Children, where they pack food for developing nations.

Matt Smith, Online Editor

November 8, 2018

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

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

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...

Boys soccer survives to face rematch for state title

Rushing over to their boisterous fans, the Wildcats celebrated their victory as they will return to the state championship for the second consecutive year in a row.

Maggie Evers, Sports Editor

November 3, 2018

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

Freshman Dakota Lyons has verbally committed to Ohio State soccer to play attack.

Ella Marsden, Staff Member

October 19, 2018

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...

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