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Dedication behind the sport: boys’ swimming

Dedication behind the sport: boys’ swimming

Lindsey Pruett, lpruett.ct@gmail.com
February 2, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Video

“I’ve been doing it my entire life, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.” With practice four times a week, from 5:15 to 7 before school and 3:30 to 7 after school, Ryan Lehane, captain of Naperville Central’s varsity boys’ swim team, describes how he stays motivated in the pool. ... Read more »

2016 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees include former coaches and athletes

2016 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees include former coaches and athletes

Maneesh Somisetty, msomisetty.ct@gmail.com
January 25, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Eight new members were inducted to the Naperville Central Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Jan. 22 at the conclusion of the sophomore basketball game. Find out about each inductee above, including the years they coached or played at Central as well as facts about their athletic careers.... Read more »

Kobe Bryant to retire after current NBA season

Kobe Bryant to retire after current NBA season

Nolan O'Rear, norear.ct@gmail.com
January 4, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Nov. 29, Kobe Bryant announced that he will retire after this season on The Players’ Tribune website. Bryant is currently 37 years old and has played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), all of which have been for the Los Angeles Lakers. In addition, Bryant has won five NBA ch... Read more »

Michigan State advances to Big Ten Playoffs

Michigan State advances to Big Ten Playoffs

Michael Affatato, maffatato.ct@gmail.com
December 6, 2015
Filed under Columns & Analysis, Showcase, Sports

On Saturday, Dec. 5, the No. 4 Iowa Hawkeyes played the No. 5 Michigan State Spartans for the Big Ten Championship. The winner of this game would go on to the second annual College Playoffs. This was the first time that these two teams have met since Oct. 5, 2013, where Michigan State won 26-14. Io... Read more »

2015 Football Season Recap

2015 Football Season Recap

Emily Ware, eware.ct@gmail.com
December 6, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

After months of intense training, traveling to other schools and an extensive amount of games, the Naperville Central football season is over. The final game of the season was against Waubonsie Valley High School. The score was 17-0, Waubonsie. “The feeling that got me was that this was the l... Read more »

Sydney Dusel named State Diving Champion, Central places 16th overall

Sydney Dusel named State Diving Champion, Central places 16th overall

Julie Park, jpark.ct@gmail.com
November 27, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls’ swimming and diving team finished strong at the Illinois High School Association State Tournament held at New Trier Township High School on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21. They placed 16th out of 39 schools with a total 24 points. On Friday, the girls competed in the preliminaries ... Read more »

Varsity football shutout by Waubonsie-Valley in quarterfinals

Varsity football shutout by Waubonsie-Valley in quarterfinals

Jacek Kulak and Ben Erickson
November 26, 2015
Filed under Photos, Showcase, Sports

On Nov. 14, Naperville Central's football team was defeated by Waubonsie-Valley 17-0 in the 8A state quarterfinals. The team finished the season as Dupage Valley Conference champions with a conference 7-1 record and an overall record of 10-2.... Read more »

Photo Gallery: 2015 Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon

Photo Gallery: 2015 Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon

Jacek Kulak, jfkulak.ct@gmail.com
November 26, 2015
Filed under Photos, Sports

Runners gathered on Nov. 8 to participate in the annual Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon, sponsored by Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare.... Read more »

Girls’ Swimming and Diving place fifth in Sectionals, five members qualify for State

Girls’ Swimming and Diving place fifth in Sectionals, five members qualify for State

Julie Park, jpark.ct@gmail.com
November 16, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Naperville Central’s varsity girls’ swimming and diving competed in the IHSA sectional on Saturday, Nov. 14 at Neuqua Valley High School. Out of 12 schools, the Redhawks tied with North for fifth place with a total of 133 points, behind Rosary in first place, Oswego East in second, Waubonsie... Read more »