Winter wonderland

Hamad Niazi, Editorial Editor

February 11, 2014
Filed under Profile, Sports

Although sports are a large part of Central’s ambitions, some don’t receive recognition at school. These are, namely, winter sports. Snowboarders and skiers alike possess many athletic qualities that rarely see the light of... Read more »

Orchesis presents ninth annual Naperville Dance Showcase

Meaghan Bedigian, Online Managing Editor, Sports Columnist

February 11, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, News, Sports

As the ninth annual Naperville Dance Showcase looms closer, Central’s Orchesis dance team is gearing up to perform in the eight-team invitational in Central’s auditorium on Feb. 16 at 4:30 p.m. The schools performing are... Read more »

Girls’ gymnastics place first at regionals

Shelbey Vandenbroucke, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2014
Filed under Sports

On Feb. 4, the varsity girls’ gymnastics team competed at the DuPage Valley Conference regional competition held at Neuqua Valley. Up against four other teams, the girls took the first place title with a final total of 137.25... Read more »

Family connections strengthen bonds on Central’s football team

Sharon Pan, Opinions Editor

January 13, 2014
Filed under Sports

Family members are seen as exceptionally supportive of their athletes in their families, but for Central’s football team, the family ties may be stronger than you think. Senior tight end Matt Alber and junior outside linebacker... Read more »

Girls’ lacrosse lobbies to become school-sponsored sport

Emily Zhen, Managing Editor

January 13, 2014
Filed under Sports

Though lacrosse shares many of the same qualities as school-sponsored sports, it is only considered a high school club sport in Illinois high schools. Central’s girls’ lacrosse team partnered up with Naperville North’s team... Read more »

Boys’ soccer takes third at the IHSA state tournament

Hamad Niazi, Editorial Editor

December 17, 2013
Filed under Sports

While many students anticipated a state title from the boys’ varsity soccer team, the team is proud of its third place finish in the state championship tournament. Though the team did not qualify for the championship match,... Read more »

Girls’ tennis ends with fifth place finish at state, led by state champion Tiffany Chen

Emily Zhen, Managing Editor

December 17, 2013
Filed under Sports

A three-year duo, a young Sectional singles champion and a doubles team that surprised dozens of athletes with their performance—what do these elements have in common? They each played a crucial role in securing a 5th... Read more »

Central football wins IHSA class 8A state championship

Shelbey Vandenbroucke, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2013
Filed under Sports

With 8:19 left in the fourth quarter of the class 8A state championship football game, senior defensive linebacker Dillon Grooss blocked a Loyola Academy field goal and ran to score an 85-yard touchdown, setting the team up to... Read more »

Diving state champion Sydney Dusel shares her story

Emily Zhen, Managing Editor

December 17, 2013
Filed under Profile, Sports

Two years ago, diving wasn’t anywhere on Sydney Dusel’s radar. At the time, the Central sophomore was a nationally ranked gymnast training at level 10, the stage before Olympic level. ​But a severe back injury forced Dusel to... Read more »