Fencing: So Easy a Caveman Could Do It

Alexander Zoellick, a reporter for the Libertyville High School newspaper Drops of Ink, wrote a great article about learning to fence with members of the Thundercats fencing team.  You can read the full text of his article by following this link. http://lhsdoi.com/fencing-so-easy-caveman-could-do-it More

Article About Thundercats Fencing in LHS Newspaper

Alexander Zoellick, a reporter for the Libertyville High School newspaper, Drops of Ink, wrote a very good article about the formation of the new Thundercats fencing team.  You can read the full text of the article by following this link. D128 Approves New Fencing Program More

Fencing Demonstration at Rondout School

Thundercats Fencing Team Co-Captain Skyler Jackim and Coach Tony Parello put on a great fencing demonstration for the 6th through 8th grade students at Rondout School today.  They demonstrated basic footwork and blade work and even put on a well fought 5-point bout using their electric gear.  Everyone cheered as Skyler ... More

Fencing Coming to Libertyville, Vernon Hills High Schools

Thank you to Anna Tarkov at the Pioneer Press for the very nice article she wrote about the new Thundercats Fencing Team.  It appeared in today's Libertyville Review and the Vernon Hills Review, as well as online.  Anna is a fan of fencing.  She competed on the Stevenson High School fencing team when she was student. ... More

Olympic Medal Winner Congratulates Thundercats

I’m honored to report that Tim Morehouse, Olympic Silver Medal Winner, called to congratulate all of us of on creating the Thundercats Fencing Team!!! Building fencing programs in schools has been one of Tim’s passions so we spent about 30 minutes talking about our new team.  He is really excited we were able to ... More

District 128 School Board Approves Thundercats

Following a fencing demonstration by some of our high school fencers, the District 128 School Board officially approved the creation of a varsity and junior varsity fencing program for the Libertyville and Vernon Hills High Schools.  Superintendent Dr. Prentiss Lea said "It's very exciting to be launching this new ... More

All-Academic Team & Fencing Scholarships

USA Fencing Association and Absolute Fencing Gear have partnered together to recognize high school fencers who have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher with First, Second or Honorable Mention All-Academic Team honors. In addition to recognizing all members of the All-Academic Team, Absolute Fencing Gear will provide $10,000 in ... More

LHS-VHHS Fencing Foundation Formed

        We are pleased to announce that the LHS-VHHS Fencing Foundation was formed to organize and operate a combined fencing team for the Libertyville and Vernon Hills High Schools.  The School Board for District 128 is expected to vote to approve the new Thundercats Fencing Program at it's February 25th meeting.... More