Boys basketball team: laying it up for next season

Written by Ben Bauer, Sports Editor and Student Journalist

March 20, 2018


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Illinois during winter is known for its bitter cold weather and heavy amounts of snow. With little to nothing to do during this time, many students clamor to watch the Lockport Porters Basketball team. The 2017-2018 season for the Porters Varsity team was not always the most successful, but it offered...

Varsity girls basketball regular season comes to a close; post-season continues on

Varsity girls basketball regular season comes to a close; post-season continues on

Written by Kirsten Adamski, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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The LTHS girls varsity basketball team had an exciting regular season with a record of 13-13. As they continue on to their post-season, their record became 16-13 with three wins in the playoffs. One of these wins even included their first regional win in 11 years. Head Coach Mr. Dan Kelly shares that the...

First girls lacrosse team to start at LTHS

Written by Sarah Albertino, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


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2018 marks a monumental moment LTHS athletics. For the first time in the school’s history, there will be an official girls lacrosse team. The team will be coached by Mr. David Smietanski. This is his first year coaching lacrosse, but he has prior experience as a former member of the boys lacrosse team. ...

Highlights of Super Bowl 52

Written by Ben Bauer, Sports Editor and Student Journalist

February 6, 2018


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The Super Bowl is one of America’s most watched sporting events. To many people the Super Bowl is considered more than a game, it is considered a major holiday. The National Football League’s 52nd Super Bowl was held in Minneapolis this past Sunday, February 4th. The Philadelphia Eagles - looking f...

A play by play of NFL playoffs

Written by Ben Bauer, Sports Editor and Student Journalist

January 30, 2018


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The National Football League this regular season has been a full display of parity. It’s one of the things that keeps us football fans interested. The playoffs are just as unique because everyone is curious which teams will stand out. In the playoffs we have the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh St...

Boys swim and dive team starts their season with big goals

Boys swim and dive team starts their season with big goals

Written by Erika Klejka, Staff Writer

December 22, 2017


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‘Tis the season for the upcoming holidays! The start of LTHS’ Swim and Drive team is in session as the athletes gear up to beat past records set previously. Will they achieve their goals this season? Head coach, Mr. Jason Ozbolt, announces that last year the boys had a lot of good records set in...

Students rush to organize basketball teams before Intramurals Round Robin Tournament

Written by Deviyon Fitts, Student Writer

December 21, 2017


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LTHS is holding intramurals, a basketball tournament, available to all students that are not currently active on the LTHS basketball team. The tournament accepts 8 teams of players that students organized on their own while limiting them to 10  players. Any teams with less than 10 players or over 10...

Spare some time for LTHS bowling team

Spare some time for LTHS bowling team

Written by Ben Bauer, Sports Editor and Student Journalist

December 20, 2017


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Winter sports at Lockport Township High School provide students with opportunities to beat cabin fever and to forget the shortcomings of the fall. Students at LTHS can watch the bowling teams compete at Strike and Spare II in Lockport. With successful seasons behind them, it is exciting to see what the ...

Cross country girls make it to state

Cross country girls make it to state

Written by Kirsten Adamski, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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From the start of the season all the way to the end, the girls cross country team has brought pride to Lockport. This season they placed 3rd in regionals, 4th in sectionals, and 23rd in state. Coach Erin Truesdale says the key to being a successful runner is to go to “summer training to get in shape ...

Boys’ cross country season ends with qualifying for state

Boys’ cross country season ends with qualifying for state

Written by Kirsten Adamski, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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The LTHS boys’ cross country team’s season has been, as Coach Thomas Razo says, “exciting and fun.” Never has this been more true, as they qualified for state this year, which means this is the first state final team qualification for the boys in 8 years. Coach Razo says the key to being a ...

Girls’ varsity swim team: breaking records and winning sectionals

Girls’ varsity swim team: breaking records and winning sectionals

Written by Jessica Chavez, Editorial Editor

November 14, 2017


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Kayley Uy, Oliwia Wolek, Emily Johnson, and Lindsey Merk start sectionals strong winning the first 200 yard medley relay and breaking the pool record at 1:49.16 this past Saturday. Moving on to the 200 yard freestyle, Emily Johnson takes first at 1:53.89, qualifying her for state. In the 200 yar...

First trip to State for LTHS golfer Ben Sluzas

First trip to State for LTHS golfer Ben Sluzas

Written by Ben Bauer, Sports Editor and Student Journalist

October 27, 2017


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Making it to State is the pinnacle for high school athletes. Ben Sluzas made it to State as a freshman, which is truly remarkable. He shot a two-day score of 157 (81 on day one and 76 on day two). Ben qualified for State by advancing from sectionals with a score of 78. State this year was held at The Den at Fox Cree...

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