Monday, September 26, 2016

Choral, Orchestra Concerts This Week

Concert season gets underway this week with two evening events sponsored by the Fine Arts Division. Stevenson’s choirs will be sing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and the orchestras will play at 7 p.m. Thursday. Both concerts are free and will be held in the Performing Arts Center. On Tuesday, the Choral Guild will be holding a fundraiser at Menchie’s in Lincolnshire from 7-10 p.m. Anyone who shows this flyer when making a purchase will have 20% redirected to the Choral Guild.

Students Invited to Watch Presidential Debate

All Stevenson students are invited to the Political Action Club’s Debate Watch Party tonight in the Quiet Learning Center. The doors to the QLC will open at 7:30 p.m., and the presidential debate is scheduled to run from 8-9:30 p.m.

 

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at Prospect Fall Classic: The Patriots swept all four doubles flights to earn their fifth consecutive Prospect title. SHS posted 77 points, ahead of 15 competitors including runner-up New Trier (52) and third-place Highland Park (48). Gina Kondos and Elizabeth Ferdman won the No. 1 doubles title with a 6-4, 6-4 win over a Libertyville duo. They also knocked off a 2015 state-qualifying tandem from Loyola en route to the championship. Also winning doubles titles were No. 2 Paige Nierman and Kate Harvey, No. 3 Bronwyn Heidkamp and Alexandra Zoubareva, and No. 4 Samantha Burger and Alyssa Glaser. In singles, Athena Kolli captured the No. 2 singles crown. Maria Sarabia finished second at No. 3 singles. – Daily Herald

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: At Lake Forest, Rachel Song won two races and also swam on a first-place relay as the Patriots finished second to undefeated Barrington, 327-260, in the 10-team meet. Song captured the 100-yard butterfly (58.00) and the 100 backstroke (59.06) after swimming the butterfly leg of the 200 medley relay with Ashley Carollo, Danielle Fang and Morgan Bosse (1:50.50). Jessica Lenhart was a close second to Song in the 100 fly (58.44) while Carollo was runner-up to Song in the 100 back (1:00.16). Iza Pelka took second in the 200 free (1:55.85), and Song, Pelka, Bosse and Carollo were second in the 400 free relay (3:39.45). SHS had a trio of third-place finishes: Sherry Mestan in diving (326.90), Bosse in the 100 free (55.09) and Fang in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.69).

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at Palatine Invitational: Defending champion Isabelle Sparreo finished fourth overall, leading the Patriots to ninth place among 28 schools at the 3-mile Deer Grove East course. She posted her fastest time of the season (17:08.9) while crossing the finish line about seven seconds behind the winner from a high school in Louisville, Kentucky. Four-time defending Class 2A champion Yorkville won the invitational. Kendall Roberts finished 34th with a personal-best time of 18:30.6. Other top-100 finishes came from Gabriela Jagielo (66th, season-best 19:06.1), Natalie Sparreo (69th, 19:09.5) and Caimin Xi (89th, 19:25.8). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at Palatine Invitational: The Patriots placed 16th among 32 schools at Deer Grove East. SHS was led by Nikita Smyrnov, who finished 22nd overall with a personal-best time of 15:09.6. Brett Lucas posted his fastest time of the season (15:39.1) en route to 47th place. Also running season-best times were Caleb Oh (15:51.0, 81st) and Jacob Sparreo (16:11.7, 115th). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Soccer

Buffalo Grove 2, Stevenson 1: Jake Nunez gave the visiting Patriots (6-4-2) a 1-0 lead off assists from Joel Fleming and Anthony Watrach, but the Bison rallied for two second-half goals and the win.

Friday’s Varsity Results

Football

Stevenson 48, Zion-Benton 42: Aidan O’Connell threw four touchdown passes and also ran for a score as the host Patriots (4-1, 3-0) held off the Zee-Bees (2-3, 1-2) for their fourth straight win. O’Connell threw a 23-yard TD pass to Henry Marchese on a fourth down-and-11 play that gave SHS the lead early in the fourth quarter. The Marchese reception was the final points of the game, as the Stevenson defense and special teams thwarted Zion the rest of the way. O’Connell finished the night 19-of-35 for 323 yards. Marchese led all receivers with six catches for 122 yards and two TDs. In addition to closing out the scoring, Marchese had the first Patriot score, an 18-yard pass from O’Connell. Noah Lukz (17 yards) and Michael Marchese (28 yards) also caught TD passes. Anthony Sibo and Matt Korinek combined on the ground for more than 100 yards and a score apiece. Korinek had a 31-yard TD while Sibo scored from a yard out. Alex Iancau intercepted Zee-Bee quarterback DeAndre Green, who threw for six TDs, including three from 40 yards or more. The teams were tied 28-28 at halftime. – Pioneer Press, Daily Herald

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 5, Lake Zurich 1: Elliott Lueck scored the first two goals of the game for the visiting Patriots (6-4-1, 2-2), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Jake Nunez and Ben Brandt each scored a goal and assisted on another. Lueck’s goals were the only tallies of the first half as SHS built a 2-0 lead. Hunter Tam scored the fifth goal for Stevenson. Anthony Watrach assisted on two goals and Joel Fleming also had an assist. – Daily Herald

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Waukegan 0: At the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the Patriots (12-0) surrendered only two games in six contested matches. All four doubles teams won by a 6-0, 6-0 score: No. 1 Kate Harvey/Paige Nierman, No. 2 Alexandra Zoubareva/Bronwyn Heidkamp, No. 3 Alyssa Glaser/Samantha Burger and No. 4 Shelby Liu/Ellen Ma. In singles, Maria Sarabia earned a 6-1, 6-1 decision while Hanna Anssari rolled at No. 2, 6-0, 6-0. SHS won by default at No. 3 singles.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Fenwick 2: Jake Camp, Michael Dowd and Trevor Hilt scored first-period goals as the Patriots (3-1) withstood the Friars at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Fenwick responded to Stevenson’s opening flurry with two goals of its own, but Jackson Leptich’s goal in the third period ended the rally. Zach Wesley recorded two assists while Seth Cohen, Leptich, Camp and Dowd each had one. Goalie Nick Cimarusti made 31 saves. – Boxscore

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Lake Forest, 19-25, 25-20, 25-21: Jori Radtke had 19 kills and Sophie Sorenson recorded 11 kills and served six aces as the host Patriots (21-3, 3-0) rallied to stay at the top of the North Suburban Conference standings. Alex Kuc distributed 31 assists on 75-of-78 setting, and added three kills. Chloe Robinson led the Pats with 13 digs and also dished out two assists. Taylor Erickson had nine digs and an ace. SHS made five solo blocks and also had nine block assists. Sarah Woodstein made two solo blocks and had two block assists.

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 125, Zion-Benton 51: Callie Coffey and Ming Lu each won an individual race and swam on two first-place relays as SHS swept all 11 events in the Patriot Aquatic Center. Coffey captured the 200-yard freestyle (2:09.06) and Lu claimed the 50 free (27.66). They also comprised half of two victorious relays: the 200 free with Kaily Chou, and Natalie Wess (1:51.38), and the 400 free with Amelia Eastman and Madeleine O’Donnell (4:06.22). O’Donnell also won the 100 butterfly (1:06.24). Other individual winners included Rachel Song in the 200 individual medley (2:14.43), Eva Holsen in the 100 free (59.53), Iza Pelka in the 500 free (5:16.69), Victoria Kim in the 100 backstroke (1:06.10) and Sasha Kokhan in the 100 breaststroke (1:16.57). Ashley Carollo, Jessica Lenhart, Danielle Fang and Morgan Bosse won the 200 medley relay (1:53.84).

Field Hockey

Stevenson 6, Homewood-Flossmoor 1: Allison Schultz scored two goals, and Gabbi Heinzen, Izzy Duke, Allison Klein and Giovana Guimaraes also scored as the Patriots won their fifth straight game.

Girls Golf

Stevenson 177, Fremd 190: Joyce Bai edged Katie Hannahs by one stroke for medalist honors at Crane’s Landing. Bai shot a 7-over-par 42, which included a birdie on the par-4 second hole. Hannahs made par on four holes while posting a 43. Gina Shanley and Olivia Hancock each carded 46s to round out Stevenson’s team scoring. Also competing were Olivia Stomberg (47) and Tanya Chanprung (49).

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Green Team Electronics Recycling Drive

The Green Team is holding an electronics recycling drive beginning Tuesday and running through Wednesday, October 5. The club will have three collection locations on campus: the Sports Center, the Field House, and the Forum (or “Point”) entrance to the West Building. Students will receive one service hour for each electronic device they donate (up to three). The following items will be accepted: cell phones, tablets, computers, laptops, batteries, and cords and wires. Televisions, light bulbs, kitchen appliances and products containing mercury will not be accepted.

Spirit Revolution Supply Drive for Flood Victims

Stevenson’s Spirit Revolution, the school’s cheerleading and pom teams, will hold a supply drive this week to help flood victims in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The supply drive will take place Wednesday and Thursday. Bins will be available at the Field House and Sports Center doors, where people can drop off supplies between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Local resident Mark Walton, who has three children that have graduated from Stevenson, will load a truck and drive the supplies to Baton Rouge on October 4. To see a list of most-needed items, click here. Also, Stevenson Athletics is offering free admission to Friday night’s varsity football game against Libertyville to anyone who brings a case of water or sports drink to the east entrance gate prior to the game.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale on Wednesday in the Wood and Glass Commons! Cheesecake, pumpkin and apple pie, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

INTRAMURALS

The information meeting for IM Dodgeball will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Wood Commons. Play begins on Saturday, October 29. Visit the IM Dodgeball page to see the season schedule.

CLUB NEWS

Are you interested in meteorology? Would you like to learn how to forecast the weather? Do you want to earn volunteer hours while helping people who are suffering from natural disasters? Do you want to use Stevenson’s weather station? If so, come to Meteorology Club! Join us today at 3:35 p.m. in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at seriksen@d125.org.

The Scholastic Bowl teams will have their informational meeting and first practice today. If you’re a fan of trivia games, Jeopardy! or just want to know more about the team that took second place in the nation last year, please come to Room 1510! New players always welcome!

Key Club will hold its first meeting of the year after school Tuesday in Room 7032. New members are welcome to attend.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

“Non-traditional” college students becoming the new normal

Campuses see flurry of racist incidents, protests against racism

Governor vetoes California bill emphasizing test scores

Report: Oregon most attractive state for teachers

Michigan student suspended after exposing dirty water in school

Wyoming education board approves new K-12 science standards

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