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 …
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Lions jump to early lead, claims second victory
of season following four-game losing streak.
Lyons Township snapped a four game losing skid after defeating perennial West Suburban Silver Conference rival Hinsdale Central—for the first time in three years—44-34 at the North Campus fieldhouse. The Lions—who fell to Proviso West, 47-44, away from home on Wednesday—displayed strong effort in all four quarters to clinch a crucial conference victory. "It was an important win because we were due," senior guard Kamey Murphy, who contributed seven points in the win, said. "During the [LT Invitational] Tournament, we lost to teams that we could have or should have beaten. We wanted to prove to everyone and to ourselves that we could finish." Lyons jumped out to a commanding 14-2 lead six minutes into the game and hung on comfortably for a …
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Strong winds, turnovers contribute to the Lions'
first defeat of season at hands of Dukes
After the Lyons Township High School soccer squad dazzled on Friday night for its homecoming game, the football team endeavored to follow suit on Saturday at home. But the Lions fell short on Saturday, losing 26-16 to undefeated conference opponents York High School, much to the dismay of an enormously crowded Bennet Field. The loss brings LT's record to 5-1, whereas the Dukes move to 6-0 on the year for the first time in team history. "It's a tremendous accomplishment," York coach Bill Lech said. "I played for York, I'm proud of it, and it's just tremendous." On the other side of the spectrum, LT senior quarterback Brian Kelley commented on the defeat, visibly showing his disappointment. "I'm hard on myself, but going forward, nobody will…