Pelech to Represent U.S. at 2017 Maccabiah Games

We are proud to announce that Lia Pelech, a saber fencer and sophomore at Vernon Hills High School, has been selected to represent United States in fencing at the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel this summer. These games are the third largest sporting event in the world with over 70 countries attending. Congratulations and ... More

Remembering Coach Gordon Gandy

It is with profound sadness that I relay the news that Coach Gordon Gandy died on July 5th. Gordy, as he was known to his friends, had stopped to help a women who had crashed her car, and in the process, was struck and killed by a passing motorist.  Since many of our team members (past and present) learned to fence with ... More

Fencing Team Pre-Season Meeting – Sept. 21, 2016

Please join us for a pre-season meeting to learn about the LHS-VHHS fencing program, meet your teammates and the the coaches, learn about our up-coming practice and tournament schedule, equipment changes, etc. When: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 Where: LHS Studio Theater More

Thundercats to Add Foil Fencing Team this Season

Thundercats Fencing will add both a men's and women's foil team for the 2015-2016 fencing season.  Novice fencers will be encouraged to try foil.  Existing sabre and epee fencers will also have the option to switch to foil if they wish. The decision to host a foil team is part of our long-term strategy to make Liberty... More

Thundercats Gets 501(c)(3) Status

I am pleased to announce that after almost 2 years of work, the Internal Revenue Service awarded 501(c)(3) tax exempt status to the LHS-VHHS Fencing Foundation, Inc. aka Thundercats Fencing Team.  As a result, all contributions and donations to the team are now deductible under section 170 of the U.S. Tax Code. Go ... More

Thanks to Monti’s Philly Cheesesteak Bar

Many thanks to Jennifer Monti of Monti's Authentic Philly Cheesesteak Bar for the generous donation of fencing equipment! If you love authentic Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, stop in for a bite to eat. It's like a taste of Philly right here in Chicago. I'd never had a Philly cheesesteak before, and I have to say it was ... More

Zagunis vs. Yun

Two Scholarship Programs for High School Fencers

Absolute Fencing Gear All-Academic Team Scholarship USA Fencing is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2013-14 Absolute Fencing Gear All-Academic Team scholarship program is now open. USA Fencing and Absolute Fencing Gear are partnering for the fifth straight year to recognize young fencers who have ... More

Thundercats Awards Dinner Photos

After completing our first season, the team gathered at a local restaurant to celebrate winning the JV State Championship in Men's Sabre and the tremendous individual accomplishments of each of our fencers.   [slideshow_deploy id='1264'] More

Fencers on Honor Roll

Fencers on LHS Honor Roll

Fencing is as much an intellectual sport as a physical one. As a result, it's not surprise that fencers are among some of the smartest athletes in high school and college. We are very proud that over half of our team was on the LHS honor roll during the 2013-2014 fencing season. Libertyville High School Fencers All ... More

Thundercats Annual Awards Dinner – Save the Date

I would like to invite you to attend the first annual Thundercats Awards Dinner.  We have a lot to celebrate.  We are especially proud of each of our fencers’ individual growth and achievement, as well as the team’s outstanding results at the JV State Championships. During the awards ceremony we will recognize each ... More