Sunday, January 23, 2011
Narrow win over Proviso West brings squad
to 6-0 in West Suburban Silver Conference.
One night after an emphatic triumph in front of an electric, “blacked out” crowd, the Lyons Township boys basketball team replicated its home success with a 72-68 victory over a resilient Proviso West squad. The no. 16 ranked Lions (15-2, 6-0)—according to the Chicago Tribune’s PrepsPlus section—capped off a strong weekend showing with the second of two divisional wins, solidifying their place a top the West Suburban Silver Conference. “This was a game that was a grinder,” Lyons head coach Tom Sloan said. “Proviso West is very good and any time we can beat a team like this is a big win. We were playing two games in less than 24 hours, and to hang on down the stretch was really big.” LT senior guard Nick Zeisloft led the hosts with 23 …
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Boys team recovers from disappointing
loss to Riverside-Brookfield with 33-point win over Glenbard West.
Following a crushing home defeat to Riverside-Brookfield, Lyons Township boys basketball reverted to the enthusiasm and commitment shown in its first three victories Friday night. The Lions completely wore down Glenbard West away from home, 79-36, in a West Suburban Silver Conference matchup. "It was a completely level of energy and intensity [tonight]," Lyons head Coach Tom Sloan said. "The guys did a great job on the defensive end. We got defense to create offense, and for the most part on offense, we did a much better job tonight of moving without the ball to create better shot opportunities." Senior point guard Mark Sewall—who added eight points on the evening—echoed Sloan's evaluation of the team's performance. "It's always important …
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Thirty-three point performance, low shooting percentage serves as wake-up call for LTHS boys basketball.
Lyons Township's boys basketball team experienced the individual talent of Lewis University-committed Ryan Jackson firsthand on Saturday evening with a 79-55 home loss to Riverside-Brookfield. After being given a technical foul in the first quarter, Jackson exploded for a 33 points on the way to a Bulldogs victory. Lyons' record drop s to 3-1 on a night when nothing seemed to be falling for the home side. "[Jackson] played great and uses his body very well," starting senior forward Nick Burt said. "He did a good job managing the offense all game, and he's gotten better and better every year." Lyons only trailed 30-25 at half after an extremely competitive first quarter was followed by a similarly fought second period. The Lions came as …
Saturday, October 16, 2010
High scoring first quarter leads to 54-7 trouncing, as Lyons moves to 7-1.
A 30 point offensive showing in high school football is often the mark of a quality team, even if its opposition isn't top of the line. A 30 point first quarter, however, is the mark of a blowout. The Lyons Township High School football team was the distributor of such a battering Oct. 15 as it triumphed over Leyden High School Eagles 54-7 on senior night at Bennet Field in Western Springs. The LT offense was unstoppable which allowed reserve players some playing time late in the game. "It was great to see us firing on all cylinders throughout the game," senior wide receiver and cornerback Mark Sewall said. "When we use our speed we can be a dangerous team, we just have to focus on limiting turnovers." LT didn't commit a turnover on the …
Friday, September 24, 2010
Comfortable home victory re-inspires
confidence after tough loss to Morton.
Morton teammates embracing in ecstasy, Lyons players frozen still, stunned, and the entire Lyons Township High School fan section utterly heartbroken. Such was the scene on Sept. 18 at the West Fields, located at the corner of Cossit Avenue and Willow Springs Road, as LT's 2-1 overtime loss to the Morton Mustangs knocked the Pepsi Showdown favorites out of the tournament in the semifinal round. On Sept. 23, however, the Lions bounced back from their recent defeat to trounce West Suburban Conference opponent Glenbard West High School 3-0 at the West Fields. LT midfielder Taylor Halamka believes the win was crucial for the Lions' psyche and game mentality. "It was important to win this game because it was a conference match, and after a …