Naperville Now 06-14-18

Investigating Shots Fired:

Police are still investigating after 4 to 5 shots were fired yesterday afternoon in the 500 block of Fessler Avenue. Officers on the scene say multiple individuals are in custody. One victim was treated and released on the scene. Police say there is no threat to the public.

Equal Standards for Softball Field:

The father of a former Naperville Central High School softball player is asking for the school’s softball field to get the same amount of attention and upkeep as the school’s baseball field. At the latest District 203 board meeting, he noted both the cost inequities and difference in warm-up spaces between the two. Since 2010, more than $630,000 has been put into repairs and improvements for the baseball field, as compared to $27,000 on the softball field. The district has asked for estimates on potential renovations to the softball field and hopes to work with the park district, who owns the property to determine what improvements may be fiscally feasible and acceptable.

Sister City Visit:

25 Neuqua Valley High School students made a cultural connection when they traveled to Naperville’s sister city of Nitra, Slovakia. The students, along with 3 teachers, were able to meet up the Mayor of Nitra, along with students from Gymnazium Parovska. Their visit included many stops, including a climb up Mount Zobor, a tour of a local theater, and a journey into the gold and silver mines. This trip follows one that 25 Slovakian students made here to Neuqua in October. The Neuqua students have now moved on to Budapest and Vienna; they’ll be back June 19.

Soccer Player Honored:

For the 2nd consecutive season, Naperville North boys’ soccer is home to the Gatorade Illinois Boys Soccer Player of the Year. After Chris Sullivan took the honors in 2017, junior goalkeeper Tommy Welch brings home the award this season. Welch was practically a literal brick wall in net, allowing only 0.38 goals per game with 19 shutouts on the season. The 6’6 Huskies keeper did not allow a goal in 7 playoff games includes making a state championship game record 14 saves against Libertyville in the title game. Naperville North won the state championship for the 2nd consecutive season by a score of 1 to 0 last November and will go for a three peat with Welch back in net this fall. Welch will now be eligible for the Gatorade National Player of the Year.

 

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