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The beat of Lemont High School

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The beat of Lemont High School

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Junior girls win flag football game against seniors

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Sophia Bushnell
Junior players pose during the third quarter. From left: Sarah Shields, Claire Auw, Ula Gedgaudas, Emma Lagan.

The junior class of 2025 beat the seniors at the flag football game on Thursday, Sept. 28.  The game ended with a score of 27-12.

Junior defensive lineman, Emma Lagan, was confident in the team’s abilities before the game. 

“I think we’ve got a pretty good shot at this…just run in [and] see what happens,” Lagan said.

Junior football players have been heavily coaching the junior girls participating in the flag football game as many of them are inexperienced with football.  They ran through various drills and split up into defensive and offensive groups with the goal of creating a strategy to be utilized during the game.  The coaches also offered advice for the girls’ positions on the field.

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“Personally, I love [the coaches]…they treat us like we’re adults and they treat us with respect…they take the time and if we need to work on something, they work on that and adjust from what we need,” defensive lineman Kaitlyn Slater said.

The game started with an early lead for the seniors when Avaree Taylor scored a touchdown in the first quarter. The seniors scored another touchdown before the end of the first half but were unsuccessful in securing more points during the second half. After tying in the second quarter, the juniors added 15 more points in the second half, ultimately emerging victorious.

“Obviously it’s sad that it’s our last time playing in the flag football game, and we wanted it to go the opposite way, but I feel that all the girls gave 100% out there and played for each other,” senior Avaree Taylor said. 

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Sophia Bushnell, Staff Writer
Sophia Bushnell is a junior and first year-member with the Tom-Tom. Her friends and family would describe her as artistic, intelligent and critical. When not stressing about her numerous honors classes, Sophia can be found listening to music, napping or watching movies. As a junior class officer, Sophia is very involved in LHS events and volunteering. A proud Macedonian, she is also hoping to become an officer in the World Languages Club and teach people about her culture. Sophia aspires to maintain her 4.0 GPA and attend Vanderbilt University.
McKenna Crane, Staff Writer
McKenna Crane is a sophomore at LHS and a first-year staff member. During school hours, she loves everything having to do with reading, writing and science. In her freetime, she enjoys playing sports and hanging out with her friends and family. She has played a number of different sports over her life, but volleyball and softball stuck. McKenna is a middle hitter on the JV volleyball team and a pitcher for the JV softball team. As for after high school, she would like to use her love of science to go into the medical field.
Lauren Magdziarz, Staff Writer
Senior Lauren Magdziarz is a first year Journalism member. She is super excited to share all that she has to offer with you this year. Lauren is a very dedicated student in the classroom and beyond. If not in school or studying,  she is working to better herself in her craft of dance. Lauren has been dancing competitively for four  years and is ready to carry her dancing career beyond high school . She is also involved in NHS and loves to volunteer whenever she can! Lauren is very ready to apply all that she has learned in high school to her future college career.
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Ella Murray is a senior and third-year Tom-Tom staff member. Outside of school, Ella loves to play volleyball, spend time with her friends and her three-legged husky, Jack. Ella is an avid hockey watcher and her favorite team is the New Jersey Devils. She is very excited to take on the role of co editor-in-chief this year and hopes to continue writing about sports and branch out with photography. Ella wishes to major in Journalism in college and hopes to become a social media manager for a professional sports team. 
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