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Naperville Now 03-29-18

Candidate Drops Out:

John Basco is pulling out of the race for DuPage County Board in District 3. He’s one of two Democratic candidates that were slated to be on the ballot this November, after he and Hinsdale attorney Julie Renehan won their nominations last week. Basco says he’s dropping out due to personal reasons. A Democratic committee from District 3 will have until August 29th to pick a replacement candidate, who will join Renehan in challenging Republicans Greg Hart and Downers Grove Mayor Martin Tully.

Free Self Defense Classes:

Next month the Naperville Police Department is offering two free self-defense classes for women. It’s part of their ongoing “A Safer Naper” campaign, which aims to educate the public about ways to increase their own safety. The classes will be held at Safety Town April 10 and 12, and you can find more information on the department’s website.

Volleyball Tournament:

The Wheaton Warrenville South Tiger Classic boys’ volleyball tournament tipped off last night with four of our local teams beginning pool play.

Naperville Central battled Benet Academy in a back and forth battle. The Redwings were in control early on taking opening set 25-18. The Redhawks fought back in the 2nd set, as Central evened things up with a 26-24 win. But Benet regained control in the third set, taking the three set victory 25-15. The Redwings went on to win the pool after defeating Buffalo Grove later in the night.

Neuqua Valley used its superior size to control the match early against Lincoln Way West. Jeremy Grove racked up 19 kills on the night, to help the Wildcats take the first set win. The Warriors returned the favor in the 2nd set, winning 25-22 to force a third set. Kevin Kauling was the story in that match, knocking in four aces in the decisive set, picking up the 25-16 win for the Wildcats. Neuqua Valley also won its pool by defeating St. Charles North later in the night.

Metea Valley battled against Lincoln-Way Central in the classic and also went to three sets. In the final set, seniors Matt Nealon and Eddie Forsythe were forces to be reckoned with at the net, putting up double blocks all game long, 6 in total. Nealon also had his serving shoes on, as he went on a run at the beginning of the game with 3 straight serving points, which included an ace. The Mustangs fell to Brother Rice earlier in the tournament. The championship bracket continues on Saturday.





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