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Naperville Central athletics hold IHSA approved 20 fall contact days

Senior quarterback Sam Jackson looks to make a pass at practice.

Katie Dalton, Video Editor & Sports Editor

September 24, 2020

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) approved a plan allowing 20 contact days from Sept. 7 to Oct. 31 for all sports currently not in session. These sports...

Boys cross country ‘figures out how to race again’ in first post-lockdown DVC meet

September 7, 2020

As IHSA sports begin their slow climb back into existence following a six-month shutdown due to the coronavirus...

Student athletes find ways to practice and bond during COVID-19 induced cancellations

William Tong, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Students received an urgent message on Friday, March 13, which read: “Naperville 203 will be closing schools and canceling all sports/activities for students beginning tomorrow, March 14, 2020.” While many rejoiced at the news of an extra two weeks of spring break, Central’s athletes expressed immediate dismay at the announc...

Girls soccer continues to work despite quarantine restrictions

Zuzanna Kalinowski, Correspondent

May 3, 2020

Due to the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 the girl’s varsity soccer season has been cancelled. ‘’I felt disappointed for the athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic,” varsity girls soccer coach Watson said. “It takes a lot of patience for the girls to put their season on hold.’’ J.B. Pritzker, the governor...

The Arrowettes perform at the 2020 Winter assembly on Feb. 7.

Arrowettes make state for second time in four years

March 11, 2020

On Feb. 1 the varsity poms team’s season ended after they placed 23rd in the IHSA State competition....

Naperville Central welcomes five new head coaches for spring sports season

Katie Dalton, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

The 2020 spring sports season will  feature five new head coaches and multiple new assistant coaches spanning across nine different spring sports.  These additions add pressure to the teams as they get ready for the season under new guidance. The retirement of many coaches from the 2019 spring season was a primary...

Left to right: Tom Best ('76), Gabrielle Blankenfeld ('86), Randy Kersten ('69), Coach Dottie Rizzuto, Curtis Malm ('96) and Giovanni Rizzo ('98) are honored at the Feb. 14 induction ceremony.

Athletic Hall of Fame inducts six new members for 2020

March 5, 2020

Naperville Central inducted its eighth Athletic Hall of Fame class on Friday, Feb. 14. The six select...

Girls gymnastics regional tournament recap

Vivian Zhao, Editor in Chief, Editorial Editor & Columnist

February 12, 2020

Naperville Central’s girls gymnastics team competed at the Illinois High School Association’s regional tournament on Feb. 02. The varsity team included senior Joanna Huang, juniors Jessica Fornek and Delaney Sterr, sophomores Namrata Bhattacharjee, Erin Gugora, Marissa Swanson and freshman Tammy Bajek. Swanson qualified...