Friday, October 5, 2012
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Only three opportunities remain to cheer on the Lions this season, the first being a rare Saturday afternoon game, at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6. LT is favored to beat conference rival York High School (0-6, 0-3 WSC), but the Dukes have put up quite a fight the past few weeks, with conference losses to Downers Grove North (21-38) and Oak Park-River Forest (41-55) closer than the scores would indicate. The Lions, ahead of only York in conference standings, lost their last two games: a nail-biter against OP-RF Sept. 28 (34-35) and Hinsdale Central Sept. 21 (21-25). If you can't make it out to LT's Bennett Field, 4900 Willow Springs Road in Western Springs, you can catch all the action via live-stream video right here thanks to High School Cube. …
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Zeisloft's 31-point outburst during conference match allows the Lions to retain perfect West Suburban Silver record.
Lyons Township boys basketball maintained its flawless 8-0 conference record after surviving a late York comeback away from home Friday, 71-67. Illinois State University-bound Nick Zeisloft shined, scoring 31 points and overshadowing York’s star Division I prospect, Will Sullivan, to lead the Lions (17-2, 8-0) to victory. “We hung in there together when things weren’t going our way,” Zeisloft said. “We still have a lot of work to do, but we’re just taking things one game at a time.” After trailing by as much as seven midway through the second quarter, Lyons claimed a narrow lead, while holding Sullivan to only 18 points, and held it until the final buzzer. “We did a good job of dealing with adversity and not letting them get on any type of…
Thursday, December 30, 2010
30 point scoring outburst books Lyons’ spot
in holiday tournament championship
Lyons Township's Nick Zeisloft came into Wednesday's Jack Tosh Holiday Classic semifinal matchup against Brother Rice holding a late Christmas present for the Crusaders. As the game unwrapped, that present turned out to be a 30 point scoring explosion, leading the Lions to a comfortable 86-62 victory over Rice to send them into the tournament finals, set for Thursday at 7:15 p.m at York High School. Despite a massive individual performance, Zeisloft attributed Lyons' impressive tournament run to the group's collective effort. "Our intensity [as a team], especially on the defensive end has been key to our success so far," Zeisloft said. "The tougher our defense is, the better chance we have at coming out with a win." Senior LT guard …
Saturday, December 18, 2010
LTHS clinches third consecutive victory
following unsightly, fast-paced conference matchup.
Yet another team performance from the Lyons Township boys basketball team saw the squad pull off its third straight win with a 63-41 home triumph over conference rival York. The Lions move to 6-1 (2-0) in 2010 after claiming their second West Suburban Silver Conference success in as many tries. "I was happiest with our start to the second half," Lyons head Coach Tom Sloan said. "It was a back and forth slugfest in the first half, and I liked how [senior forward] Nick Burt decided to get to the basket, which changed the way we were able to move the ball on offense and changed how the game was flowing." Coming out of halftime with a 29-24 lead, LTHS jumped off to a 17-3 run after six and a half minutes to seal the Dukes' fate early in the …
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Hotly contested game goes down to wire,
Lyons Township side moves to 5-1 with victory.
In what was a tale of two halves, Lyons Township narrowly snatched its second road win in as many nights after it knocked off non-conference side Sandburg, 63-60, in Orland Park Saturday night. Trailing 19-11 after the first quarter and 26-25 at half, the Lions went on a 13-1 run to open the second half and clung to their lead for the remainder of the game. "Coming out to start the second half [the way we did] was a big way to set the tempo," Lyons head Coach Tom Sloan said. "In the first half, I felt like our perimeter guys weren't moving very well together, so we got them a couple opportunities to get open looks at the basket early." LTHS handily beat conference opponent Glenbard West in Glen Ellyn Friday, and completed the weekend …
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Regular season concludes at West Fields
with 3-0 triumph, regionals begin Tuesday.
Elliot Borge has been on fire. A member of the Chicago Fire's Academy club team year round, Borge has exploded for four goals in Lyons Township High School's last three games, including what proved to be the winner in the squad's 3-0 win over Benet Academy on Saturday. Lyons-- which clinched the West Suburban Silver Conference title Oct. 12 after beating York Community High School-- concluded its regular season in fine fashion against the Patriot League powerhouse. The Lions benefited from Borge's eighth score of the year along with insurance goals from seniors Kyle Kurfirst and Peter Kralovec-Kircherr. LTHS ends its year with a sparkling 18-1-2 record. "Definitely a successful season," Borge said. "Obviously we had the one loss against …
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Defending state champions survive officiating
miscues, win second consecutive WSS title.
In almost any game, there is always somebody that makes an argument about an official's refereeing capabilities, or lack thereof. In Lyons Township High School's 2-1 victory at York Community High School Tuesday night, however, nearly all the spectators were left unhappy with the infrequency of the ref's whistle, allowing for hostility to breed on the field. "For the last three days, we talked about not allowing this [game] to get emotional," Lyons head coach Paul Labbato said. "We're going to try and make sure that it's not us retaliating, and we did a good job of calming down and playing the game out." LT senior goalkeeper Jeremiah Enright attributes to the Lions' composed play to Labbato's example. "[Labbato's] pre-game speech was to …
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…
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Talented roster defeats York at home,
reaping rewards of diverse, skilled roster.
After its Tuesday dual meet was cancelled due to overpowering high winds, the Lyons Township High School girls tennis team returned to their home courts Wednesday to defeat York High School in their third dual meet of the year. The win gives Lyons a 3-0 record in dual meets to accompany their 4-3 record in quad meets/invitational competitions. Senior singles standout Alexis Reisch acknowledges the importance of maintaining good results during the regular season. "Conference meets help determine our seeding for the playoffs," Reisch said. "Also, they help us figure out what positions work best for our team, and they help us build confidence by showing that we are better than a lot of the other schools out there." The lady Lions ran the …