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Sports shorts: New stadium coming for Wheaton Academy

Published: Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

WEST CHICAGO – Wheaton Academy football and soccer teams will compete starting in the fall at a new, on-campus turf field, the school announced Thursday.

The field will be named “Performance Trust Field” and was enabled by a lead gift from Rich and Carrie Berg, according to the news release. The Bergs’ son, Clayton, graduated from Wheaton Academy in 2010. Rich Berg is CEO and co-founder of Performance Trust.

“We are very appreciative,” Head of School Gene Frost said in the release. “We want to honor the Bergs’ generosity and willingness to use the money God has given them to continue His work at Wheaton Academy.”

The new turf surface will allow both boys soccer and football to use the field for home games during the fall. Boys lacrosse and girls soccer will share the field in the spring.

Wheaton Academy’s football program was reinstated in 2007 after being inactive since 1989. For the past seven seasons, the Warriors have played home games at Wheaton College and other area fields.

Construction of the field is expected to begin after the girls soccer season ends in the spring and be completed by late August.

Mooseheart game change official

MOOSEHEART – The Mooseheart boys basketball team will play Niles Notre Dame on Sunday in the Conference Challenge at Northside Prep, Ramblers coach Ron Ahrens said Thursday.

Niles Notre Dame is a replacement matchup after Mooseheart’s original opponent – Class 4A powerhouse Curie – had to pull out of the game because of a conflict with the Chicago Public League playoffs.

Game time is 4:30 p.m. and tickets are $10. Northside Prep is located at 5501 N. Kedzie Ave. in Chicago.

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