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Tryouts cause stress, pressure for athletes

Yuna Lee, Staff writer

April 1, 2017

Filed under Sports

There are many events in a sports season that could stir up pressure and nervousness in an athlete. It could be an important game, conference or a tournament. But for many, one of the most nerve-wracking things of all is tryout week. As students anticipate their upcoming spring sport season, the pressure increases. For most...

Two wrestlers place at state, first time since 1989

Two wrestlers place at state, first time since 1989

March 28, 2017

After wrestling through four years of hard work and tournaments, seniors Christian Nussbaum and Jake...

Almost 30 college-bound athletes in the Class of 2017

Lexi Haskell, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2017

Filed under Sports

With a May 1 college response date and a May 17 graduation date approaching, many seniors are making college decisions. Included in this are the 27 students who have committed to playing college sports. The full list, from Athletic Director Andy Lutzenkirchen is listed below: Name Sport School Connor Gurni...

College Bound: Laddie Skarecky

College Bound: Laddie Skarecky

Lexi Haskell, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior Laddie Skarecky committed to Valparaiso University for football in January. A brief version of...

College Bound: Phillip Sajaev

College Bound: Phillip Sajaev

Lexi Haskell, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior Phillip Sajaev committed to the University of Pennsylvania early in his senior year to swim. A...

College Bound: Maggie Hillman

College Bound: Maggie Hillman

Lexi Haskell, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior Maggie Hillman committed to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign two and a half years ago...

Mia Lakstigala: recap of basketball season

Vivian Zhao, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

Filed under Profile, Sports

Junior Mia Lakstigala has already left her mark on Naperville Central’s girls basketball team. Lakstigala, a point guard who also plays guard and wing, started playing basketball in junior high for Park District. Her skills as an athlete have grown ever since. This season, Lakstigala scored more than 600 points. Se...

Professional athletes part of long-standing tradition of using platforms for politics

Professional athletes part of long-standing tradition of using platforms for politics

March 7, 2017

Since the beginning of professional athletics, athletes have used their fame as a platform to incite...

Scorecard: Diversity

Scorecard: Diversity

March 5, 2017

Editor-in-Chief Lexi Haskell examines the diversity in different sports leagues compared to the general...