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Naperville Now 05-24-17

Vending Vandalism:

There’ll be no more vending machines at the Nike and Frontier Sports Complexes. That’s what Naperville Park District officials decided after machines at both locations were vandalized over the past week. Naperville Crime Stoppers are offering up to $1,000 reward for any information about the vandalism that leads to an arrest. Call them at 630-420-6006.

DuPage Turtle Release:

Yesterday was World Turtle Day, and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County got in the spirit by releasing 12 Blanding’s turtles into the wild at a local marsh. The group has been raising the endangered species in captivity for nearly two years as part of “Project Head Start,” an initiative focused on rebuilding the turtle’s numbers in our area. They went off into the wild equipped with radio transmitters and small thermometers so their progress can be monitored.

Boys Volleyball Playoffs:

The playoffs continued in several local sports last night.  Benet Academy was in action in boys volleyball in the regional semi-finals. The Redwings dropped the first set to Plainfield North 25-23, but fought back and made the Tigers work for every point in set number two. In the end it was Plainfield North moving on with the two set win, 25-23, 29-27.

Girls Soccer Match-Ups:

Although the rain postponed all baseball and softball games, Benet girl’s soccer fought through the elements against Hinsdale South. The Hornets jumped to a fast start, opening up a 2-goal lead in the first half. The Redwings just couldn’t get their offense going and eventually fell by a 2-0 score. Naperville North girls soccer moved on to the sectional final on Friday after defeating West Aurora 2-0. The Huskies will face the winner of tonight’s matchup between Neuqua Valley and Metea Valley.







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