Monday, February 6, 2017

History Bowl Teams Third in State; Frosh Wins Title

The varsity and junior varsity History Bowl teams finished third in their respective divisions at the Illinois State Championship at Loyola Academy on Saturday, while freshman Govind Prabhakar was the JV state champion in the History Bee individual competition.

The varsity History Bowl roster included Prabhakar, seniors Ali Saeed and Nathan Cha, and junior Conrad Oberhaus. The JV squad featured sophomores Abhilash Raghuram and Alex Stencel, and freshman David Holmquist.

In the History Bee, junior Chris Muth took third place at the varsity level, while Saeed was a finalist. Holmquist, sophomore Elliott Koriath and freshman Meehir Dixit were finalists in the JV competition.

Stevenson will compete in the National History Bowl and Bee championship April 21-23 in Arlington, Virginia. Muth, Oberhaus, Cha and Saeed will be making their third consecutive appearance at the national tournament. The quartet tied for ninth in the JV competition in 2015, and last year, Oberhaus and Math were part of the JV team that finished fourth. Saeed and Cha, meanwhile, were ninth in varsity.

Archery Team Wins Schurz Tournament

The SHS archery team won the Bulldog Shootout at Schurz High School in Chicago over the weekend. Junior Sami Hartman-Stackhouse was the overall champion with a score of 292, which included two perfect rounds (one at 10 meters, one at 15 meters) and 23 bullseyes. Senior Go Ogata finished second overall and won the Male Division with a score of 278 that featured 13 bullseyes. Two other archers finished in the top five overall with personal-best performances. Junior Sara Ulziibayar was fourth overall and second in the Female Division (274, 10 bullseyes) while senior Fred Li finished fifth overall and third place in the Male Division (273, 11 bullseyes). He had a perfect round at 10 meters, as did sophomores Rebecca Azevedo and Mae Pazzol.

Improv Club to Perform Wednesday Night

The Failed Presidential Candidates, Stevenson’s improvisational troupe, will give a free performance at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Little Theater portion of the Performing Arts Center.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Cheerleading

Stevenson at IHSA State Finals: The Patriots finished fifth in the Coed Division, their second top-five finish in program history. The Patriots placed third in 2006. Stevenson earned a score of 87.51, behind champion Belvidere North (93.29), Conant (89.63), Buffalo Grove (88.63) and University High in Normal (87.64). SHS made its ninth IHSA state finals appearance, its first in the Coed Division, and its first since 2014. The varsity roster this season included seniors Jenna Aasen, Alexa Brand, Jennifer Cronin, Casey Cushing and Makayla Schneider; juniors Gwenyth Arcara, Skyler Aubel, George Hashemi, Allie Johnson, Noelle Kang, Julia Los, Alexis Ohm, Mallory Pomerantz, Virginia Powell, Brooke Rosenthal, Kalista Schneider, Ashley Shapiro, Kelly Sienko and Eden Wright; sophomores Sarah Grinde, Eliana Kaufmann, Lauren Mass, Payton Nierman, Aaron Rudloff and Benjamin Rudloff; and freshmen Sophia Canseco and Nina Lozovnoy. – Official Results

Wrestling

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Libertyville Regional: The Patriots finished second to Deerfield and crowned three champions: Seniors Nikita Nepomnyashchiy at 170 pounds and Dylan Geick at 160, and sophomore Tommy Frezza at 113. They automatically qualified for this weekend’s sectional at Barrington, and will be joined by four other Patriots: seniors Eric Carter (145) and Robert Pavlovich (182), and sophomores Anand Batbaatar (285) and Matthew Zimring (120). Geick (37-1), ranked third in the state and heading to Columbia University, pinned his opponent from Lake Forest in 1:23. Nepomnyashchiy (15-1), who will wrestle for the University of Michigan next fall, earned a 17-8 major decision over his foe from Mundelein. Frezza (33-3) won by injury default over his opponent from Waukegan in the 113-pound title match. Three Pats placed second in their weight class: the Duke-bound Carter, Pavlovich and Batbaatar. Zimring finished third. Finishing fourth were senior Brandon Zisman (138) and junior Michael Karp (132). In the team standings, Deerfield defeated SHS, 194-156.6, for its third straight regional championship. – Official Results | Daily Herald, News-Sun

Girls Bowling

Stevenson at IHSA Dundee-Crown Regional: Junior Genevieve Dominick qualified for Saturday’s Belvidere Sectional at Forest Hills Lanes in Loves Park, her first sectional appearance. Dominick rolled a six-game series of 1,044 (a 174 average) and finished 20th overall. SHS was 11th out of 13 teams at Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville. – Official Results

Fencing

Stevenson at Great Lakes Varsity Championships: In Culver, Indiana, the Patriots won the overall championships in the men’s and women’s competitions, and also had two individual champions. SHS captured the women’s overall title for the second straight year, and the individual champs also won their weapon, epee, in 2016: Junior Rachel Aranyi won the women’s side, while senior Zimo Zhu captured the men’s title. SHS won first place in women’s epee, was second in women’s foil and men’s epee, and took third in women’s sabre, men’s foil and men’s sabre. Senior Andrew Kim placed second in men’s sabre. Sophomore Geeta Jhangiani finished third in women’s epee, and freshman Aya Taira was third in women’s foil. Also earning all-conference honors by placing in the top eight of their event were senior Jo Kubota (fifth, men’s epee), senior Julia Son (sixth, women’s foil), senior Robin Cheifetz (eighth, women’s epee) and freshman Rachel Roh (eighth, women’s sabre). Other top-10 finishes came from senior Nikita Jhangiani (ninth, women’s epee), senior Jeeho Lee (ninth, men’s foil) and sophomore Chloe Myers (10th, women’s sabre). – Official Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 50, Palatine 34: On Senior Night in the Sports Center, senior Ashley Richardson led all scorers with 17 points as the Patriots improved to 21-5. Richardson and classmates Madison Wicklund, Ashley Campos and Sam Friedman were honored, and were in the starting lineup. Junior Klaire Steffens scored 15 points and fellow junior Kiana Cencula added nine. Wicklund scored seven points for SHS, which outscored the Pirates 16-3 in the second quarter to take a 25-8 halftime lead. Palatine fell to 12-13. – Daily Herald

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 56, Lake Forest 34: Senior Willie Herenton scored a game-high 21 points and the Patriot defense held the host Scouts to 10 first-half points. Senior Justin Smith scored 14 points and grabbed four rebounds for SHS (16-4, 8-1), while classmate Eric Zalewski had 11 points. Lake Forest (7-13, 3-6) came as close as seven points late in the third quarter, but the Pats put the game away with an 18-4 run. Stevenson forced eight turnovers in the fourth quarter. Junior Jackson Qually pulled down five rebounds. The Patriots travel to Zion-Benton for a key North Suburban Conference game on Tuesday. There are five league games to play. – News-Sun, Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 59, Libertyville 57 (2 OT): Junior Klaire Steffens hit a layup with 1.9 seconds remaining in the second overtime to give the visiting Patriots (20-5, 12-1) their second consecutive North Suburban Conference championship and 13th in program history. The win also marked Stevenson’s eighth straight 20-win season. Steffens also sank a short jump shot with 13 seconds left in regulation to cap a seven-point fourth-quarter rally and send the game into overtime. Steffens scored 12 of her 15 points in the second half and also grabbed six rebounds. Senior Ashley Richardson scored 15 points, 13 after halftime, and also had five rebounds, four steals and four assists. Senior Madison Wicklund added 14 points and seven rebounds. Junior Kiana Cencula had 11 points, including five in the second overtime. Libertyville fell to 15-11 overall and 7-6 in the NSC. – Pioneer Press, Daily Herald

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Registration Meeting for Strings 2018 Trip to Italy

There will be a mandatory registration meeting for all strings students and their parents participating in the 2018 performance trip to Italy at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Orchestra Room (Room 2200). The trip itinerary includes stops in Rome, Palermo and Taormina between March 23-28, 2018. For questions, contact Mr. Vilaseco at evilaseco@d125.org.

Showcase Needs Student Help With Videos and More

Showcase has always included amazing videos created by SHS students, and more are needed in 2017. If you have ideas for videos, would like to perform in videos, or can help produce videos, Showcase can make it happen. Showcase also is also looking for backstage help such as props masters, stage running crew and photographers. Check out the Showcase Facebook page (Showcase-Stevenson High School) for more information. Please email edie0609@aol.com if you would like to help backstage during Showcase, or if you have ideas or would like to help with videos.

Come Pick the Next Mr. SHS Friday Night

Which senior boy should be Mr. SHS? You can help decide during the annual Mr. SHS contest at 7 p.m. Friday in the Performing Arts Center. Call it a “man-geant” (male pageant), call it a male talent show, call it a personality contest …. but whatever you call it, you have to call it fun! Contestants will be judged in talent, swim wear, formal wear, and their ability to speak publicly. The winner will be decided based on originality, personality, and presentation in each category. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the Patriot Superstore, online or at the door.

Taking an AP Art Class Next Year? Read This

All students who registered for AP Drawing, AP 2D (non-photo option), and AP 3D for next school year, please click here to download the AP Art Portfolio Review packet, or pick one up at the East Fine Arts Office (6080) or from your current art teacher. The Portfolio Review process is a required part of your registration in these courses. If you have any questions, please see your art art teacher, or contact Mrs. Hyken (khyken@d125.org). Portfolios are due no later than Friday in the East Fine Arts Office (6080).

Did You Miss the Fashion Show Volunteer Meeting?

Want to volunteer for the Fashion Show but couldn’t make the meeting on Thursday? Stop by Room 1410 (Applied Arts Office) to get the information packet or print one here.  The information sheet is due back by Wednesday to Room 1410. There will be a mandatory meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 1916 to receive additional information and meet the team! Questions? Contact Mrs. Erickson at cerickson@d125.org.

Visiting Artist Presentation Next Wednesday

The current Visiting Artist of the Month, Charles Yost, will give a presentation during periods 5 and 6 Wednesday at the Visiting Artist Gallery. All students are invited.

AP Exam Registration Has Begun

Registration for Advanced Placement exams started today. The cost is $93 per exam until March 6, when a $25 late fee per exam kicks in. AP exams will be given during the weeks of May 1-5 and May 8-12. To register and for more information, visit www.d125.org/ap.

CLUB NEWS

Breakfast With Books will meet Tuesday from 7:45-8:20 a.m. in the Upper ILC. All students are welcome!

ATHLETICS

There will be an informational meeting for girls badminton at 3:30 today in Room 7096. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Coach Johnson at grjohnson@d125.org.

The boys water polo preseason meeting will be held at 3:45 today in the pool balcony. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Wimer at swimer@d125.org.

There will be a girls softball informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Rooms 2004-2006. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Wilhelm at pwilhelm@d125.org.

The girls lacrosse team will hold an informational meeting for interested players and their parents at 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 13 in the Little Theater (Room 4200) of the Performing Arts Center. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Gutierrez at sgutierrez@d125.org.

INTRAMURALS

Morning Strength Training and Conditioning is open to all students from 6:15-7:15 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday in the Cardio Room 5042. No one is too busy, it’s a matter of priorities!

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