DGN Omega

  • April 19Danielle Wilder becomes new varsity Athenas coach

  • March 31Girls’ soccer: Crosstown Classic between DGN and DGS ends in 1-1 draw

  • March 21Girls’ soccer: Varsity wins Elk Grove Tournament for second-straight year, defeats York 2-1

Inaccessibility prevents enjoyment of games

Zain Bando, Sports Editor

March 12, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

When I was a sophomore during the 2015-16 school year, the varsity basketball team qualified for the regional playoffs at Lyons Township. I had followed the team periodically throughout the year, because I managed at the sophom...

Wrestling teaches mental and physical toughness

Kyle Schirle, A&E Editor

February 22, 2018

Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Toughness, many think you are born with this trait. This was my opinion in my younger years, going through various sports like soccer, baseball and field hockey, always thinking that I was a tough kid. However, I was quickly sla...

Coaches role in athletes’ nutrition

Sophie Karrow, In-Depth Editor

February 1, 2018

Filed under Extra Curricular, Features, Sports

Crossing the finish line of the Naperville Twilight Invitational cross country race, gasping for air but smiling at the same time, as I try to collect myself. My calves and quads burn and my chest tightens up as I recover from t...

Wrestling establishes social media presence

Zain Bando, Sports Editor

January 25, 2018

Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

As wrestlers sprawl on the mats looking for a position to set up pins, fans cheer while coaches guide their team to victory. While wrestling may be a physical sport, there is an element that DGN wrestling continues to establis...

Athlete to Watch: Ellie Benge

Matt Carbon, Sports Editor

December 13, 2017

Filed under Athletes of the month, Sports

As a Saint Louis University commit, senior Ellie Benge wanted a college that would foster her love for swimming and passion for nursing. “I knew I needed a school that fit me academically as well as athletically. SLU was...

Dance studio and flooring causes problems for Athenas

Matt Carbon, Sports Editor

December 13, 2017

Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Dancing, according to former Downers Grove dance studio owner Patty Reilley, is an intricate art that requires the perfect conditions, something the current dance room lacks. “Good flooring is critical for the safety and...

Athlete to Watch: Simone Baillargeon

Zain Bando, Sports Editor

December 13, 2017

Filed under Athletes of the month, Sports

The name Baillargeon is synonymous with varsity cheer at DGN. Freshman Simone continues to add to the cheerleading tradition as both of her sisters, 2016 graduate Sophie and 2017 graduate Suzanne, participated in cheer during hi...

Club sports and athletic specialization on the rise

Matt Carbon, Sports Editor

December 13, 2017

Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Every day in the news, athletes are reminded that there are dangers to playing sports. Concussions, major injuries, or aches and pains that will follow them for the rest of their lives. Pro and college football teams are warn...

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