Roundup: Four high schools unite to battle cancer
FROM STAFF REPORTS March 12, 2013 5:24PM
Updated: April 14, 2013 6:17AM
Four local schools will join March 20 at North Central College in a night of girls soccer competition and breast cancer awareness.
The second annual Four Schools, One Cause begins at 5 p.m. at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium on the NCC campus with a game between defending state champion Naperville North and Neuqua Valley. The second game of the evening at 7 p.m. pits Waubonsie Valley against Naperville Central.
Between the two games, a program will honor cancer survivors. Sharon Johnson, breast cancer survivor and volunteer for the American Cancer Society and Edward Cancer Center, will speak about her journey with breast cancer. Then the four teams will come together, with youth players, to create a Survivor’s Circle honoring all cancer survivors.
Youth players wearing a recreational or club soccer jersey receive free admission and are invited to help celebrate the survivors during the program. Each high school is pre-selling Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts. A raffle that includes gift certificates and sports tickets will be held, along with a 50-50 raffle. All proceeds go to the Edward Hospital Cancer Center.
For more information, contact Laura Keefer at 630-267-6673 or email@example.com
Naperville Central 2, Oak Park-River Forest 0 — The Redhawks opened their 2013 season with a shutout victory in a nonconference match in Oak Park. Goal keeper Abby Hershik posted the shutout with four saves. Abby Joyce (assist Grace Orndorff) and Autumn Muckenhern (assist Veronica Ellis) scored the goals for Central.
Metea Valley 15, East Aurora 0 — Michelle Wang, Emily Dixon and Abhi Konduru were winners in number one through three singles for Metea, while the duo of Wang and Konduru won the number one singles match.
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Hinsdale Central 11, Neuqua Valley 5— Kaitlyn Gorski and Deanna Hoff had two goals apiece for the Wildcats, and Morgan Miller had one goal.
Waubonsie athletes heading to state— Four Waubonsie Valley athletes qualified for state during the March 6 regional meet. The qualifiers are Angie Estes, first, 25 meter freestyle; Ryan McDonough, first place in both 50 meter freestyle and 25 meter butterfly; Tommy Welsh, first place in 25 meter freestyle and second place 50 meter freestyle; and Blake Yee, first place in 25 meter freestyle.
Other Waubonsie swimmers who competed at the meet were Ben Barcena, Jeffrey Bender, Connor Knapp, Nick Rudny, Connor Menconi, Mike Stapleton, Christopher Sullivan, Matthew Tanner and Ivan Velazquez. The team is coached by Sarah Kemerly.