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Naperville Central High School

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  • Boys basketball: It's all in the family for Naperville Central's Matt Meier

    Boys basketball: It's all in the family for Naperville Central's Matt Meier
    While Matt Meier was practicing Wednesday night, many eighth-graders were participating in an incoming freshman family orientation at Naperville Central. It caused the junior to reflect while driving home. “I was realizing that it’s the...
  • Turkey Trot draws racers ready for early run

    Turkey Trot draws racers ready for early run
    Most folks Thursday morning woke up to a cup of coffee and a lot of last-minute food preparation or travel plans to celebrate this year’s Thanksgiving Day. But as the sun came up over Naperville Central High School at 8 a.m., more than 7,000 folks...
  • Ms. Basketball of Illinois 2014 | Mount Carmel's Tyra Buss

    Ms. Basketball of Illinois 2014 | Mount Carmel's Tyra Buss
    Tyra Buss crouches just inside the free-throw line, arms stretched almost as wide as the smile that dents her cheeks. Her back is to the basket. Her spent legs, bent into the shape of the number seven,hold her up. As always, she's the star of Mount...
  • Ms. Basketball of Illinois 2003 | Naperville Central's Candace Parker

    Ms. Basketball of Illinois 2003 | Naperville Central's Candace Parker
    A year ago, Naperville Central girls basketball coach Andy Nussbaum went on his school's public-address system to make this announcement: "Congratulations to Candace Parker. She's decided to forgo the rest of her high school eligibility to sign with...
  • Ms. Basketball of Illinois 2002 | Naperville Central's Candace Parker: Above the rim

    Ms. Basketball of Illinois 2002 | Naperville Central's Candace Parker: Above the rim
    Candace Parker picked her grandfather. An assignment in her speech class required her to pay tribute to someone, and she had many influential people from which to choose. People like her father, Larry, who showed her how to dunk a basketball, and her...
  • Ms. Basketball of Illinois 2004 | Naperville Central's Candace Parker: 3 times the charm

    Ms. Basketball of Illinois 2004 | Naperville Central's Candace Parker: 3 times the charm
    David the bus driver is like a lot of people. He knew about girls high school basketball, he'd heard about Candace Parker. But Dave never had watched her play. "You can't really understand what she's like until you see her," Naperville Central coach Andy...
  • Football: Naperville Central's Bobby McMillen is Naperville Sun Player of the Year

    Football: Naperville Central's Bobby McMillen is Naperville Sun Player of the Year
    Hugs were given, tears were shed and well wishes were delivered from teammates and coaches, classmates and others. It took that and more for Naperville Central senior linebacker Bobby McMillen to finally leave his home field for the last time after the...
  • New gastropub focuses on prep rivalries

    New gastropub focuses on prep rivalries
    Succeeding with a sports gastropub that capitalizes on a cross-town prep rivalry in Naperville, the owner is opening a second location in Batavia and hoping for a similar spirited exchange between the Batavia Bulldogs and Geneva Vikings. Crosstown Pub...
  • 8A football: Oh, snap! Simeon advances to semis for first time

    8A football: Oh, snap! Simeon advances to semis for first time
    Matt Fleming has done most of his damage for Simeon at receiver and defensive back this season. For the last two weeks, the senior has saved his biggest highlight for botched punt snaps. Fleming's 25-yard completion after a bad punt snap early in...
  • Simeon, Phillips trying to make Public League history

    Simeon, Phillips trying to make Public League history
    The end of daylight savings time altered Simeon's football practice routine.. By losing an hour of sunlight, the Wolverines were forced to seek alternative practice venues away from its usual spot at West Chatham Park. "Our home field has no lights...
  • Week 12 football blog: Simeon's no joke

    Week 12 football blog: Simeon's no joke
    Simeon has fielded some really good teams over the years, but it's usually playing for the Prep Bowl by now. Only three times , in 1990, '92 and 2011, had the Wolverines reached the state quarterfinals, and they didn't win any of those games. Yet...