Naperville Now 11-05-18

Interfaith Solidarity Program

Congregation Beth Shalom was filled to capacity last night for an interfaith solidarity night. The program was organized in remembrance of the 11 people killed in the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Over a dozen local religious leaders spoke about the importance of unity and love when faced with hatred and bigotry. The evening concluded with the saying of the Jewish Mourner’s Kaddish and the singing of God Bless America.

 

Christkindlmarket Mug

The new mug for Christkindlmarket has been revealed. This German gingerbread heart-shaped mug will be coming to all Christkindlmarket locations in Naperville, Chicago, and Milwaukee. All three will be available at all locations so you can complete your mug collection. And the Kinder Club Snowman mugs will also be available. The market opens on November 17 and runs through December 31.

 

Highlights of Weekend Sports

Yet another big weekend for high school athletics. First to Hoffman Estates where the Naperville North Boys Soccer team competed for their third consecutive state title. Thanks to Colin Iverson’s header late in the first half, the Huskies grabbed their 45th straight win, their 22nd shut-out of the season courtesy of Tommy Welch, and they brought home the trophy for the third year in a row with a 1-0 win.

Now down to Detweiler Park for State Cross Country where the Huskies dominated again. Sounds like deja vu but the girls were running for a “three-peat” too. Three top 25 finishes from the blue and orange with Alex Morris in third, Maggie Gamboa in 19th, and Campbell Peterson in 25th, helped the Huskies hoist that state trophy for the third consecutive season. Naperville North and Neuqua Valley boys also ran down at Detweiler with dominant finishes from Wildcats Michael Madiol, Chris Keeley and Nicholas Dovalovsky helping Neuqua bring home the third place trophy after grabbing second last year. North finished in 15th with impressive performances from Jake Allen and Nick Trattner.

And finally, we come back to Naperville with our two area high schools left competing in the football playoffs. Waubonsie Valley hosted Maine South and fell to the Hawks 41-14 ending their season at 7 and 4. Naperville Central hosted the Redhawks from Marist and put up quite a fight with touchdowns being traded until the last few minutes. But, Central would end their season, losing 38-35.

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