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The only place to find analysis on all things Lockport Township High School. From the court to the field to the stage to the classroom...NO ONE TALKS PORTERS LIKE WE TALK PORTERS!!!!!!

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The only place to find analysis on all things Lockport Township High School. From the court to the field to the stage to the classroom...NO ONE TALKS PORTERS LIKE WE TALK PORTERS!!!!!!

    Episode 18 - Dr. John Greenan, LTHS East Campus Principal (11-25-20)

    Episode 18 - Dr. John Greenan, LTHS East Campus Principal (11-25-20)

    In Episode 18, we are joined by LTHS East Campus Principal, Dr. John Greenan.  We talk about how we have navigated this school year as a district, what we are thankful for in Porter Nation, and some humorous stories that we have to share from over 50 combined years as Porters.  

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    Episode Breakdown: 

    Richaun Holmes, NBA Superstar in Town - 2:00 

    Michael Jordan Sponsorship? - 3:15 

    The Pridecast Effect...an Overview - 4:20 

    Shoutout Bill Jahnke - 6:45 

    What's to Come on the Pridecast after Thanksgiving - 7:40 

    Decaire's First Thanksgiving Story Teaser - 9:06 

    Interview with Dr. John Greenan - 10:13 

    Greenan has Secretly Been Waiting for this Moment - 11:15 

    Dr. Greenan's Background - 12:30 

    A Classroom Warming Present!!! - 15:58 

    Advice from Former Principal Dennis Hicks - 18:30 

    The Greenan Effect??? - 23:35 

    What Stands Out from the LTHS Students this Year - 26:38 

    Pleasant Surprises During the Pandemic - 31:20 

    Things We are Thankful for in Porter Nation - 37:00 

    The Pridecast is Thankful for the Pandemic? - 42:00 

    What is Porter Pride? - 43:54 

    The Greenan Effect vs. The Pridecast Effect - 51:15 

    Happy Thanksgiving from The Porter Pridecast - 53:00   



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    • 57 min
    Episode 17 - Dr. Laura Gilbert, Aidan Callahan, Morgan Dapkus of the LTHS Porter Players Drama Club (11-12-20)

    Episode 17 - Dr. Laura Gilbert, Aidan Callahan, Morgan Dapkus of the LTHS Porter Players Drama Club (11-12-20)

    In Episode 17, we are joined by the 2020 LTHS Porter Players Drama Club as they get ready for their fall play this weekend...Shakespeare in the Port.  Our guests include Porter Players Director Dr. Laura Gilbert and senior student directors Aidan Callahan and Morgan Dapkus.  Oh...and, like always, we've got 5 Things We Like!!  

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    Episode Breakdown: 

    International Listeners to the Porter Pridecast - 1:16

    Five Things We Like - 2:34

    The 1900 Presidential Election??? - 2:52

    Episode 200 Special Guest Announcement - 4:37

    Open Invitation to Governor Pritzker - 6:00

    LTHS Signing Day - 6:32

    The Pridecast Branches Out - 10:50

    Veterans Day - 11:45

    Decaire Needs an Upgrade - 13:32

    Interview with Dr. Laura Gilbert - 14:53

    The Boston Marathon - 15:12

    Dr. Gilbert's Drama Background - 16:30

    Previewing Shakespeare in the Port - 18:20

    Decaire Wants to Audition??? - 22:00

    Challenges of Directing a Play during COVID - 26:00

    How Can People See the Show? - 27:08

    Interview with Aidan Callahan and Morgan Dapkus - 31:43

    Morgan Starts us off with a Joke - 32:10

    Reflections on 4 Years in the Drama Program - 34:45

    Aidan's Cat - 37:20

    Favorite Moment in the Drama Club - 37:48

    Overview of Shakespeare in the Port - 39:05

    Modifications Due to COVID - 40:47

    What's it Like to Audition - 42:02

    How to Become a Student Director - 43:51

    How Can People See the Show? - 44:45

    Future Appearance by the Shower Cap Kids??? - 46:40

    Reach Out to the Porter Pridecast - 49:43  



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    • 53 min
    Episode 16 - Randy Whalen (11-5-20)

    Episode 16 - Randy Whalen (11-5-20)

    In Episode 16, we are joined by the "One and Only" Randy Whalen!!!  Randy is a local sports journalist who has covered the area (and LTHS) since 1984.  He is also an LTHS alum!  He comes on to discuss a new phase of his career that applies specifically to LTHS Athletics as well as some of his favorite Porter memories over the years.  

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    Episode Breakdown: 

    Is the Pridecast Effect Real? - 5:10

    Previewing our Guest - 8:00

    Interview with Randy Whalen - 8:35

    Randy Whalen Bio - 10:20

    Writing Stories for the LTHS Website - 13:50

    Randy's Thoughts on Getting Back Involved with LTHS - 17:00

    Most Rewarding Part of Covering High School Athletics - 22:20

    The Whalen Trip Down Memory Lane: Favorite Lockport Stories - 24:45

    Lockport Winning State in Boys Basketball (1978) - 25:50

    Remembering Joe Lewandowski and Water Polo Winning Sectionals - 26:50

    Football Back-to-Back State Championships (2002-2003) - 28:30

    The Brian Bradley Shot: Boys Basketball Supersectional (2008) - 33:10

    Girls Cross Country Wins Sectionals (2020) - 37:50

    Richaun Holmes (Class of 2011) - 39:20

    Steve Walker (Class of 2003) - 42:45

    Softball (2004) and Baseball (2005) - 46:00

    Covering Two Generations of the Voulgaris Family - 47:00

    Wrapping up Randy Whalen - 49:45  



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    • 54 min
    Episode 15 - Regan Cronholm, Elizabeth Bollinger, Devan Callahan LTHS Girls and Boys Cross Country (Weekly Update for 10-29-20)

    Episode 15 - Regan Cronholm, Elizabeth Bollinger, Devan Callahan LTHS Girls and Boys Cross Country (Weekly Update for 10-29-20)

    In Episode 15, we are joined by the 2020 LTHS Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams as both teams advance through the IHSA Regional round and into the IHSA Sectional competition.  Our guests include LTHS Girls Cross Country Head Coach Regan Cronholm and senior athlete Elizabeth Bollinger as well as senior boys cross country runner Devan Callahan.  We also have with us Brendan Spratt from L Town what's coming up in the week ahead in Porter Nation.  

    Oh...and, like always, we've got 5 Things We Like!!  

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    Episode Breakdown: 

    Five Things We Like - 4:30 

    Coach Tom Razo's 30th IHSA Regional as an LTHS coach! - 5:03 

    LTHS Girls Cross Country IHSA Regional Performance - 6:45 

    Update on non-fall IHSA Sports - 7:47 

    LTHS Girls Swimming Sectional - 9:53 

    An Announcement about the future direction of the Porter Pridecast - 10:35 

    Interview with Girls Cross Country Head Coach Regan Cronholm - 13:15 

    LTHS Girls Cross Country Program History - 14:55 

    Coaching Cross Country During the COVID Pandemic - 18:20 

    Thoughts on the IHSA Regional and Upcoming Sectional - 20:00 

    Building and Promoting Culture in the Program - 23:00 

    Cronholm Loves the Porter Pridecast - 24:50 

    Interview with Elizabeth Bollinger and Devan Callahan - 27:56 

    Reflections on the IHSA Regional - 28:45 

    Differences this Year due to COVID - 30:45 

    Favorite Memories from High School Cross Country - 32:00 

    What they are looking forward to at the Sectional - 33:10 

    The Week Ahead in Porter Nation with Brendan Spratt - 38:17 

    Porter PrideFACTS with Brendan Spratt - 41:30   



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    • 45 min
    Episode 14 - Kamila Kalinowska, Martyna Kalinowska, Heather Heintz Girls Tennis Sectional Champions (Weekly Update 10-22-20)

    Episode 14 - Kamila Kalinowska, Martyna Kalinowska, Heather Heintz Girls Tennis Sectional Champions (Weekly Update 10-22-20)

    In Episode 14, we are joined by the 2020 LTHS Tennis Sectional Champions!  Individual sectional champion Kamila Kalinowska and doubles sectional champions Martyna Kalinowska and Heather Heintz.  We also dive into the news from Porter Nation over the past week and what's coming up in the week ahead.  

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    Episode Breakdown: 

    Five Things We Like - 3:40

    Girls Tennis Sectional Champions - 3:51

    Wil Kiley SWSC Blue Cross Country Conference Champion - 4:52

    Girls Cross Country SWSC Conference Team Champions - 5:44

    Girls Swimming Tea Party - 7:10

    AD Mike Dwyer and LTHS Athletic Office Acknowledgement - 8:05

    The Porter Pridecast Effect - 9:57

    The 6th Thing We Like...Randy Whalen - 10:50

    LTHS Girls Tennis Sectional Champion Interviews - 11:53

    LTHS Girls Tennis Fast Facts - 13:23

    Kamila Kalinowska on being the #1 Seed - 15:50

    Heather Heintz on Picking up Tennis as a Sophomore - 17:06

    Martyna Kalinowska on being a Sectional Champion as a Freshman - 18:17

    The Underdog Doubles Team - 19:05

    Kamila Kalinowska's College Plans - 21:50

    The Girls Reflect on LTHS Tennis Coach Bob Champlin - 23:07

    The Value of Working Hard All Season Long - 28:15

    The Week Ahead in Porter Nation - 29:20

    Toy Story 4 on the Porter Pridecast?? - 29:26

    Coach Hespell's Class is Amazed by the Porter Pridecast - 35:15  



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    • 36 min
    Episode 13 - In Memory of Joe Lewandowski

    Episode 13 - In Memory of Joe Lewandowski

    Episode 13 in memory of Joe Lewandowski, LTHS PE Teacher and Head Boys Water Polo Coach 

    March 4, 1973-September 27, 2020  



    We welcome LTHS Girls Water Polo Head Coach Derek Sanderson and LTHS Class of 2018 Jake Sweis share their memories about Lew's impact on the the Lockport community.  Rest in peace Lew.  We love you!  



    Episode Breakdown: 

    What's Going on Around Lockport - 2:38

    Coach Decaire Shares His Memories of Lew - 4:25

    The Time Lew Asked Coach Hespell for Basketball Offense Tips - 5:40

    LTHS Head Girls Water Polo Coach Derek Sanderson - 8:57

    The Start of the LTHS Water Polo Program - 10:34

    How Lew Helped Sanderson Make the Water Polo Team in High School - 13:10

    Winning with Lew - 16:30

    Lew Never Signed the Ball - 17:40

    Lessons Learned from Lew - 19:45

    LTHS Class of 2018 Graduate Jake Sweis - 22:28

    What it was like Playing for Lew - 25:30

    Lew's Work Ethic and Passion for Water Polo - 28:15

    Jake's Favorite Memory of Lew - 30:15

    Lessons Learned from Lew - 34:30

    Our Final Thoughts on Lew - 37:55



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    • 41 min

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