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The boys cross country team, posing after a successful conference meet. Despite COVID-19 limitations, the team was able to persevere through for a state finish.

Fall Sports Recap 2020

Sophia Babcock, Staff Writer
November 18, 2020
Brandon Koester, senior, hits a pitch in his approach shot towards the green. For him, the extension of his postseason has given him his first chance to play at a sectionals tournament.

IHSA extends golf and cross country postseasons

Caroline Sun, Digital Editor-in-Chief
October 8, 2020
A Girls Cross Country team member gets set to start her race at a meet in the backfield of the school. Each runner starts the race individually this year as a result of COVID-19 and then the teams compare times at the end to determine the winner.

Fall Sports Preview 2020

Alex Ketcham, Sports Editor
September 9, 2020
Girls on the cross country team are assigned their own squares that they must stay in when  not running in order to effectively stay six feet apart from each other. According to Jeremy Kauffman, Head Girls Cross Country Coach, these regulations are important as they allow the girls to have a season at all.

Competitors v. COVID-19

Ruby Lueras, LZ Life Editor
September 1, 2020
Brooke Johnston, freshman, races towards the finish line. Johnston loves to run and with her fast times, she was able to compete in State as a freshman.

Running to the top

Annette Suk, Events Coordinator
January 7, 2020
Varsity freshman show athletic agility

Varsity freshman show athletic agility

Olivia Donnelly, Bear Facts Contributor
April 30, 2019
Hayley Burk, freshman, Emily Burns and Jillian Baffa, juniors, running after school for Polar Bears. Members of Polar Bears meet daily after school to train in the offseason.

The Polar Bears of Lake Zurich

Valerie Multra, Sports Editor
December 18, 2017
Seniors Patrick True (left) and Patrick Burns (right) shown here in a middle school cross country race, will be considered 12 sport athletes by the time they graduate after participating in three sports each of their four years throughout high school. Although the boys agree that being a part of the cross country, swim, and track teams is a time commitment, the two have no regrets and say it is all worth it.

Over 1200 days of practice later

Megan Monoson, Magazine Editor-in-Chief
November 13, 2017
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