NSW Annual Awards
- iFemale Athlete of the Year // NSW Awards // Season 14
Female Athlete of the Year is a category stacked with veteran-laden talent, all of whom have made their presence felt in the local area.
- iMale Athlete of the Year // NSW Awards // Season 14
Male Athlete of the Year is always a fierce category and it was no different this year, with six tremendous competitors for the top spot.
Girls Sports Highlights
- iGirls Lacrosse 3rd Place Benet Academy vs. Hinsdale Central 06.18.21
We’ve got some hardware up for grabs as we have the 3rd place game for girls lacrosse. The Benet Academy Redwings looks to finish off their best season ever on a high note but standing in the way are the Red Devils from Hinsdale Central.
- iGirls Lacrosse Glenbrook South vs. Benet Academy State Semifinals 06.17.21
Benet Academy girls lacrosse attempts to do what no Redwing team has done before — make it to state, but first Glenbrook South.
- iGirls Lacrosse Super-Sectional Conant vs. Benet Academy 06.15.21
Benet Academy arrives in style for the supersectionals at Streamwood High School. The Redwings are in search of their first ever trip to state, but to make that happen they have to get by the Conant Cougars.
- iGirls Soccer Super-Sectional O’Fallon vs. Naperville North 06.14.21
We’ve got the girls soccer Super-sectionals as Lockport High School plays host to the Naperville North Huskies and the O’Fallon Panthers.
- iGirls Track and Field IHSA 3A State Championship 06.12.21
The girls track and field state final is back at Eastern Illinois after missing out on the 2020 season. Five of our area teams are ready for a scorching hot day on the blue track.
- iGirls Lacrosse Sectional Final St. Charles Co-Op vs. Benet Academy 06.11.21
Fresh off a 23-11 victory in the semifinal, Benet girls lacrosse looks to capture their first ever sectional championship. Standing
- iGirls Soccer Sectional Final Naperville North vs. Naperville Central 06.11.21
At this point there should be little surprise to this girls soccer sectional final matchup between Naperville North and the DVC Champions, Naperville Central.
- iGirls Soccer Lyons Township vs. Benet Academy 06.11.21
Benet Academy girls soccer attempts to continue its 2019 title defense after winning in 2A but now faces undefeated Lyons Township.
Boys Sports Highlights
- iBoys Track and Field IHSA 3A State Championship 06.19.21
The final day of a bizarre, shortened athletic season wraps up with the boys track and field 3A state meet on a sweltering Saturday.
- iBoys Lacrosse Super-Sectional Neuqua Valley vs. York 06.15.21
We are down to the final 8 boys lacrosse teams as Neuqua Valley takes on York in the Lockport Super-Sectional. Neuqua coming off a 13-5 win over Lincoln-Way while York took down Glenbard West 11-4.
- iBoys Lacrosse Sectional Final Lincoln-Way vs. Neuqua Valley 06.11.21
We’ve got another sectional final on our hands as the Neuqua Valley boys lacrosse team hosts the Lincoln-Way Lacrosse Club. During the regular season the Wildcats won this matchup 13-9.
- iBoys Lacrosse The Valley vs. Neuqua Valley 06.09.21
Neuqua Valley boys lacrosse gets local rival The Valley in the sectional bracket for the right to move on, playing through sweltering heat.
- iBoys Track and Field Naperville North 3A Sectional 06.10.21
15 schools meeting up on a hot and muggy afternoon for the Naperville North boys track and field sectional meet.
- iBoys Lacrosse Glenbard West vs. Benet Academy 06.09.21
Benet Academy boys lacrosse has state title aspirations but has to first advance to the sectional final by way of beating Glenbard West.
Play of the Week
- iWill Kastelic Becomes First Benet Academy Boys Gymnast
Will Kastelic successful became the first boys gymnast to represent Benet Academy in a meet, making it all the way to state in the all-around.
- iNiko Gordon Shaves Head for St. Jude; Off the Field
Niko Gordon decided to use his birthday this year as the catalyst for a good cause — shaving his head to raise money for St. Judes.
- iSpecial Olympic Basketball holds Long Awaited Return
Special Olympic basketball players from our local area finally compete after waiting to play for more than a year and a half.
- iTommy Coyne Still Dominating on Lacrosse Field; Where Are They Now?
Tommy Coyne spent his prep days dominating opponents on the lacrosse field at Naperville Central. Now at Rutgers, the domination has continued.
- iSt. Yves Twins Run Through Life Together; Off the Field
St. Yves twins have been busy in high school, competing on the track, playing music and earning their Eagle Scout at Metea Valley.
- iAndy McWhirter on the Obstacles Team Faced; Coach’s Code
Andy McWhirter, Naperville North girls water polo coach, details the obstacles his state winning team had to overcome in 2021.
- iChris Stanicek on How to Help Gymnasts Excel; Coach’s Code
Chris Stanicek discusses how he tries to get the most out of his gymnast inside the Naperville North gym over his years as coach.
- iChris Whaley on Balancing Youth and Experience; Coach’s Code
Chris Whaley, Metea Valley girls soccer coach, gives his take on how to navigate a season with a youthful roster in a difficult year.
- iJames Thornton on Prep for HS season; Coach’s Code
James Thornton is the Head Coach of the Neuqua Valley Wildcat baseball teams and he shares his thoughts on summer ball vs high school ball.