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Naperville Now 05-22-17

ISKCON Temple Groundbreaking:

Yesterday, a groundbreaking was held for a new Hindu temple going up on McDowell Road here in town. Naperville’s ISKCON Temple, also known as the Radha Krishna Temple, celebrated the laying of the foundation stones with food and fundraising. Construction is expected to begin as early as this fall.

Civil War Days:

This weekend, history came to life at Naper Settlement. The museum hosted their annual Civil War Days, with hundred of reenactors and spectators flocking to the grounds. The days also featured shopping, food, battle reenactments and cannons.

Girls State Track:

This weekend was the state girls track meet at Eastern Illinois. Benet Academy senior Ali Munson won the state pole vault for the second consecutive year at a height of 12 feet, three inches. Metea Valley’s Courtney Morgan capped off an incredible career with her third shot put state championship. The Mustang also finished second in the discus. Naperville North’s Halle Bieber won the 300 hurdles for the first time, helping the Huskies finish in third place as a team. It is the first state trophy for girls track in school history. It is also the best state finish for a Naperville School since Waubonsie tied for 2nd in 2009. Glenbard West won the meet, while Homewood-Flossmoor took second.

Boys Water Polo State:

At the state water polo meet that same day, the Naperville Central boys took on Fenwick in the third place game. While the Friars were able to take an early two goal lead, the Redhawks battled back in the 2nd half behind goals from Cam Dougherty and Dominic May. Central went on to win the third place trophy by a score of 8-5.

Girls Water Polo State:

Later in the night, the Naperville Central girls faced off with Stevenson in the state championship. Stevenson opened up a 10-4 lead in the third quarter thanks to five goals from Claire Haas. But the Redhawks came storming back in the fourth quarter, thanks to three goals from Emily Westlove, who tied the game at 11 with forty seconds to play. But in overtime, Stevenson was able to regain its composure, and the Patriots escaped with a 14-13 championship win. It is the second consecutive overtime loss in the state championship for the Naperville Central girls, who finished the season 33 and 3.


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