Lady Indians Take on the Oilers

Story published on 4/21/17

The varsity and JV girls tennis team took on the Whiting Oilers on Monday, April 17, at home.

“Altogether the matches went well. There is always room for improvement, but we won 5-0 and I’m really proud of the team,” Claire Gronek (11) said.

The JV girls also won their matches 5-0 against Whiting. Even though Lake Central won the matches, Whiting was not an easy win.

“Whiting is an opponent that you can never take for granted. I have a lot of respect for their team and their coach. Coming into the match, they were actually undefeated. Though the score looks like an easy win, the games were competitive,” Colette Oboy (11) said.

Both varsity and JV’s wins might seem to have been easy, but there are things that they believe they could improve on.

“You can always improve on everything all the time. Whether it is consistency, serving or just plain forehands and backhands,” Amanda Guerrero (11) said.

The varsity and JV teams’ next match is on Thursday, April 20, at Lake Central.

 

 

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Retracing History

Story published on 2/23/17

History Club met on Friday, Feb. 17, after school in Mr. Tom Clark’s, Social Studies, room. The club has been meeting in Clark’s room for the past few meetings due to technical difficulties in the LGI.

“This week at the history club meeting we went through this month’s facts of the day. Since it is Black History Month, we had a special emphasis on important things that African Americans did in this country,” Madeline Spoerner (10) said.

Caitlin Mavity (11) presented a powerpoint about important African Americans throughout history. Her powerpoint included songs by Aretha Franklin.

“[During the meeting] we saw a couple history facts of the day. We also watched a presentation about John Adams, which was given by Alexis,” Kaitlin Cunningham (10) said.

Alexis Nikolovski (11) gave a presentation about the president, John Adams.

The Pennies Are Rolling

Story  published on 11/23/16

On Thursday, Nov. 17, Dollars for Scholars held a meeting to discuss their involvement in the Penny Wars, which goes on throughout the elementary and middle schools. Penny Wars is a competition to see which school and class can bring in the most money for Dollars For Scholars.

“Right now we are making posters to advertise the Penny Wars in the middle schools,” Hope Huenecke (10) said.

Dollars For Scholars met after school to discuss the volunteer work that they can do for the school and the community.

“We do a lot of volunteering around the school and community, we do different events. Right now we have a Watson Holiday Carnival coming up and the Bibich movie night, and other community activities such as the Down Syndrome Association, where DFS students go and help students with reading and math,” Ms. Ashley Kline, Guidance, said.

The next meeting is Dec. 15, for seniors only. The next meeting for all members is on Jan. 19.

 

DAC Champs On Senior Night

Story published on 10/3/16

The varsity boys soccer team won the Duneland Athletic Conference championships on Wednesday, Sept. 28, with a final score of 7-0, beating the Merrillville Pirates. Not only did they win the DAC championship, but the game was on their senior night.

“Being Senior Night and one of the last games we’ll play in front of a crowd [made the game memorable]. It was very emotional. Winning the DAC was something special because our senior class has never won the DAC since we have been at LC,” said Daniel Picioski (12).

Throughout the game, the Indians kept a lead on Merriville, ending halftime with a score of 4-0. The team continued to play hard until the whistle blew.

“The best part of the game was the final whistle blowing [and] knowing that I did my job to help the seniors shine on their night,” Cole Rainwater (10) said.

Senior night made the game very emotional and memorable for the seniors and the rest of the team.

“Every single part of [the game was memorable]. The goals and the way we walked out onto the field with our parents to greet our younger teammates was all amazing,” Naser Taharwah (12) said.

The next varsity game will be on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Lake Central.

The Tribe Rolls Against Munster

 

Story published on 08/30/16

On Thursday, Aug. 25, the freshman boys football team faced the Munster Mustangs for the first game of the season at Lake Central High School. This was a major win for Lake Central’s freshman team, with a final score of 50-14.

“It is a great victory for us [to] start the year with a win, but there are a lot of things that we need to fix and get better at. We just want to make sure that we get better each and every week and learn from some mistakes,” Coach Tomson, Social Studies, said.

The boys were up 29-6 by halftime. By the end of the third quarter, the boys were up 50-6, and continued to play hard. Despite winning, the team believes they can improve on some areas.

“We just [have to] work on some small stuff [and] get everything perfect,” said Niko Hejl (9).

The next football game is Aug. 29. Come out and support the team.