Sports : Bear Facts

Athletes of the month

April 15, 2014 • lexi miranda, sports editor  
Filed under Sports

Each head coach of a varsity spring sport was asked to nominate an athlete who they believe to be the “athlete of the month”. These athletes have shown hard work and determination throughout the past month. Each month, a new athlete will be nominated by the coach of the sports currently playing... Read more »

Athletes take the jump from high school sports to NCAA

Athletes take the jump from high school sports to NCAA

April 15, 2014 • meagan bens, sports writer  
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

  Although millions of kids in the nation compete in sports at the high school level, 98 out of 100 students will never play at the collegiate level, according to Georgia State University’s website. The transition from high school to college is already difficult, according to Healthy Children’s... Read more »

Pledge cards should only be signed once

April 15, 2014 • jenna roach, sports writer  
Filed under Sports

Life is short, and there is no time to waste. Because of this, student athletes should only have to attend one pledge card meeting a school year and only sign one pledge card, because having to attend multiple meetings is too time consuming. By signing a pledge card, a student is promising to follow... Read more »

Stay off the bench with stable knees

Stay off the bench with stable knees

March 11, 2014 • meagan bens, sports writer  
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Hearing a loud pop, feeling their knee give out, and having intense pain surround their knee, the athlete walks off the field with assistance. Within a few hours, the athlete is hopelessly sitting on a couch with a swollen knee, fearing the worst. About 75 percent of all torn ACLs happen without contact,... Read more »

Playing a bigger role: spring sports volunteer for Special Olympics

March 11, 2014 • lexi miranda, sports editor  
Filed under Sports

Sprinters, long distance runners, jumpers, and throwers will be participating in the same event this season: community service. David Antczak, social studies teacher and first year varsity girls’ track coach, is requiring the girls’ track team to participate in a community project of their choice.... Read more »

Girls’ soccer season starts

February 28, 2014 • Julia Kuhn, In Depth Editor  
Filed under Sports

      Girls’ soccer tryouts will be Monday, March 3 through Thursday, March 6 next week, marking the start of the spring soccer season.       Tryouts for freshmen and sophomores are 3:30 to 5:30pm in the field house Monday to Thursday. Junior and senior tryouts are 5:30 to 7:30pm in the field... Read more »

Two athletes up for Tribune vote

February 28, 2014 • Lexi Fye, Entertainment Editor  
Filed under Sports

First came Ben Klett, then Allie McIlwain, and now another two LZHS athletes have paved their way to the Chicago Tribune.  Senior varsity basketball player Brad Kruse and freshman varsity bowler Amanda Tarlos have been nominated for March. ​Each will be running against Kathleen Felicelli, basketball... Read more »

Winter Guard makes it to state championships

February 26, 2014 • Stephanie Pavin, Entertainment writer  
Filed under Sports

      The Winter Guard team will be competing in the Team Dance Illinois Grand Championships in Peoria this Sunday. The girls will be competing against several other teams to defend their 2013 title in the Open Flag division, and to also further improve on their second place win in the Winter Guard... Read more »

Boys’ wrestling goes to state

February 21, 2014 • jenny steinberg, news writer  
Filed under News, Sports

Three varsity senior wrestlers are competing at this year’s State wrestling competition at University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign. The wrestlers will participate in a three day tournament, starting on Thursday and ending on Saturday night, for the chance to be awarded with a medal and all-state recognition. Alex... Read more »

Cheer team places sixth at State Finals

February 13, 2014 • lexi miranda, sports editor  
Filed under News, Sports

The LZHS cheerleading team placed sixth at the IHSA Cheerleading State Finals this past weekend. The competition took place in Bloomington, Illinois on Friday, February 2 to Saturday, February 8. The team qualified to compete in the State Finals after placing first at Sectionals. “[Our team] was happy... Read more »

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