Brady Chambers

Junior pitcher Brady Chambers threw a two-hit shutout as the Lyons Township High School baseball team defeated Downers Grove North 2-0 on April 11.

Chambers, a Michigan State commit, also had nine strikeouts and two walks with 48 strikes in 76 pitches for the Lions (8-3, 4-2 in West Suburban Conference Silver). 

Sam Viniard (2 for 3) and Frederick Ragsdale III (2 walks) scored the runs. James Georgelos (sacrifice fly) and Troy Stukenberg had the runs batted in. 

Downers North won the season series April 13 with another 7-6 victory. Georgelos (triple, double), Ragsdale (double), Stukenberg (triple), Viniard and Tristan Hall each had two hits.

LTHS used an 11-run sixth to beat Glenbard West 19-9 on April 12 and sweep their season series. Ragsdale was 4 for 4 and Jack Falls, Patrick Engels and Ryan Jackson homered. 

LTHS beat Addison Trail 12-1 in five innings on April 15. Winning pitcher Falls (4 strikeouts in 3 innings) and Xzavier Vargas (5 strikeouts) combined on a four-hitter. Ragsdale (triple) and Falls (double) each had two hits and three RBIs. 

LTHS girls soccer 

Niamh Griffin

The undefeated Lions (10-0) won the Lou Malnati’s Deep Dish Classic championship game 4-1 over Evanston on April 15.

Caroline McKenna, Katie O’Malley, Zibby Michaelson and Carolina Capizzi scored with assists from O’Malley, Avery Wengerd and Caroline Mortonson. 

O’Malley (team-high 6 goals and 13 assists), Capizzi and Niamh Griffin (5 goals each) and Mortonson (3 goals, 5 assists) are among this season’s scoring leaders. The Wildkits recorded the first goal scored on the Lions this season. 

LTHS beat New Trier 1-0 in the semifinals on April 13 on a Mortonson goal and defeated Loyola 3-0 on April 12, Glenbrook South 3-0 on April 10 and Lake Forest 3-0 on April 8 in group play. 

Against Loyola, O’Malley, Josie Pochocki and Griffin scored with three Mortonson assists. The two insurance goals came after LTHS played the latter half of the second half with 10 players after O’Malley received two yellow cards.  

Peyton O’Flaherty

LTHS softball

The Lions (1-7) earned their first victory April 14 by outslugging Stagg 15-10 in Palos Hills.

Peyton O’Flaherty smacked a two-run homer en route to going 3 for 4 with five runs batted in. Ava Jacklin (3 for 4, 4 RBIs) and Ida Castro (3 for 5, 3 RBIs) also were offensive catalysts. 

LTHS boys track and field

Senior Will DiSessa was third in triple jump (13.70 meters/44 feet, 11.25 inches), two inches from his lifetime best, to lead the Lions’ finishers at the Minooka SmithStrong Invitational on April 15.

Vince Barcelona (110 high hurdles in 15.59) and the 3,200 relay (John Meyers, Michael Ferrell, Matt McGovern, Nick Strayer in 8:09.25) were fourth. The 1,600 relay of Jack Rempfer, Matthew McGovern, Michael Ferrell and Nick Strayer was fifth (3:29.34). 

Trevor Devries (6.13m/20-1.25 in long jump) and Rempfer (400 in 50.94) were sixth.

On April 8, the Lions (177 points) won the Argo Invite by 91 points. Event champions were DiSessa (13.6m/44-7.5 in triple jump), Devries (21-5.5 in long jump), McGovern (400 in 52.05), Strayer (800 in 2:01.45), the 400 relay (Rempfer, Adam Kwak, DiSessa, Adrian Llerenas in 44.81), the 800 relay (Rempfer, Dan Montesano, Jack McMahon, Ryan Gugliuzza in 1:32.72), the 1,600 relay (McGovern, Ferrell, Aiden Fouliard, Strayer in 3:33.54) and the 3,200 relay (John Barrette, Kole Beck-Jewusiak, Teddy Coyne, Fouliard in 8:35.60).  

LTHS boys volleyball

The Lions (8-3, 1-1 in WSC Silver) earned their first conference victory and second three-set victory by outlasting Oak Park and River Forest 25-19, 20-25, 25-20 on April 11. 

LTHS then swept Morton 25-14, 25-23 on April 13 and Willowbrook 25-16, 25-19 on April 14.