Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

Math Team to Play for Championship in National Contest

Stevenson will play for the championship of its division this week in the national Math Madness contest sponsored by Arete Labs and the Mathematical Association of America. SHS will face University High School of Irvine, Calif., in the Division I championship match of the competition, which is structured similar to the NCAA basketball tournament. The date for the SHS-University High match is tentatively scheduled for Thursday.

The Patriots, who began the tournament seeded fifth among 64 schools, beat four schools — three from California and one from St. Louis — to reach last week’s semifinals against longtime rival Naperville North. In the semifinals, Stevenson rallied in the final two minutes to defeat the Huskies, 36-35.

Chris Thibaudeau, the head coach of Stevenson’s math team, said several students have provided critical performances throughout the tournament. He cited these 16 for being in the team’s top five for at least one week: seniors Josh Yoon, Haoyang Yu, Andrew Luo, Andrew Hwang, Deepak Moparthi, Wilson Zhu, Albert Cao and Hideki Maeda; juniors Joey Rivkin, Tony Tan and James Lim; sophomores Philena Liu, Eric Gan, Dylan Hu and Josh Tsai; and freshman Ram Potham.

Senior Named Finalist in National YoungArts Contest

Senior David Hou has been named a finalist in the National YoungArts Foundation competition honoring some of the country’s most promising talents in literary, visual, design and performing arts. David was named one of 21 finalists in the classical music category, in which he submitted a piano performance. David earned honorable mention in the same category last year, as did senior Derek Chung. This year, Derek received a merit award in classical music.

David and 170 other YoungArts finalists have been invited to participate in the 38th annual National YoungArts Week in Miami Jan. 7-14. Overall, 757 students from 47 states were named winners in the competition, receiving finalist, honorable mention or merit awards.

Alum Who Saved Her Father’s Company Honored

Stevenson alumnus Nicole Wolter (Class of 2004), was one of 21 local women honored recently by the Daily Herald Business Ledger during its 20th annual Influential Women in Business Awards. Wolter was honored for turning around her father’s manufacturing company after discovering that all of the warehouse employees had conspired to pilfer power transmission parts to operate a shadow company. After firing the culprits, Wolter and her father rebuilt HM Manufacturing and is now doing about $3 million in sales. She was named the company’s chief executive officer and president earlier this year.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson at Prospect Tournament: The Patriots (33-10-2) closed the tournament with a 3-2 loss to Loyola Gold, ending their unbeaten streak at 15 games. Senior Trevor Hilt and junior Adam Offenbach each scored a goal and assisted on the other one as SHS took a 2-0 lead in the first period. Junior Sam Shellist also was credited with an assist. – Boxscore

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 45, Carmel 31: Senior Klaire Steffens scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the host Patriots (6-3) put their opponent away early for the second straight game. SHS scored the first 13 points and built a 24-5 lead in the second quarter. The Corsairs (5-5) chipped away over the next two quarters, pulling within six points in the second half. In the fourth quarter, Carmel missed its first eight shots while Klaire and sophomore Avery King scored eight points as SHS took control. Avery finished with nine points. Senior Izzy Paldrmic added seven points. Senior Julia Osuch had six steals and six rebounds to go along with four points. – Daily Herald | Boxscore

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at Lincoln-Way East Invitational: Senior Lucas Pinkus finished second overall, leading the Patriots to a seventh-place finish among 24 teams at Orland Bowl in Orland Park. Lucas rolled a six-game series of 1,373, with a high game of 252. The six-game mark was his best as a Patriot, and his 748 morning series was the second best three-game set of his high school career, placing him atop the leaderboard through the first four games. He shot a 232 in his final game to break a three-way tie for second. Two other Pats, both freshmen, also had strong showings. Benjamin Ries finished in eighth place with a 1,333 series and a high game of 279 that helped him leap from 49th to eighth in the last two games. Nicholas Sternes had the best game of the day for Stevenson, a career-best 289 that was the highest of the tournament and tied for the fifth-highest in program history. He finished in 11th place with a 1,320 series. Freshman Ryan Lerman bowled five games, amassing a 865 series with a high game of 215. Classmate Joey Gluck also rolled five games (802, 172), and junior Kerry Mueller bowled two games (323). SHS posted a six-game score of 6,016, including a 1,129 in the second game. – Official Results

Competitive Dance

Stevenson at Waubonsie Valley Invitational: The Patriettes took first and second place, with the championship team posting the squad’s highest score of the season, a 94.

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at Barrington Relays: The Patriots won 10 of 13 events and cruised to the White Division championship over five other teams. SHS won these relays: the 400-yard medley (3:38.79), the 200 freshman-sophomore medley (1:43.48), the 800 free (7:20.50), the 400 IM (3:45.48), the 200 free (1:30.31), the 300 butterfly (2:39.10), the 200 freshman-sophomore free relay (1:32.28), the 300 backstroke (2:42.03), the 300 breast (3:02.56) and the 400 free (3:26.21). – Daily Herald

Girls Fencing

Stevenson at Midwest Open: At the Culver Military Academy in Culver, Ind., junior Geeta Jhangiani won the epee competition, one of six Patriots to place in the top 10 in that weapon. Senior Shiho Suto was second, classmates Annie Lu and Nisha Sen-Gupta were fifth and sixth, respectively, sophomore Maya Parekh finished eighth and senior Angela Lee was 10th. Sophomore Aya Taira was second in foil. In saber, sophomore Rachel Roh tied for third, classmate Sanya Bawa was fifth, and junior Chloe Myers finished eighth. SHS finished first in epee and saber, and second in foil. – Official Results

Boys Fencing

Stevenson at Midwest Open: Junior David Liu and freshman Nikita Vasilyev each tied for third in their weapon at the Culver Military Academy in Culver, Ind. David tied for third in epee while Nikita tied for third in saber. Senior Dylan Leonard was sixth in saber and classmate Steven Xia took eighth. Junior Jared Ponticelli was eighth in epee. SHS finished first in saber, second in epee and third in foil. – Official Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson at Prospect Tournament: The Patriots (33-9-2) tied last year’s state runner-up, Providence, 3-3, in the morning, then beat California-based Santa Margarita Catholic, 6-3, to extend their unbeaten streak to 15 games. Against Santa Margarita, senior Michael Dowd scored two goals and assisted on two others, and classmate Jackson Leptich also scored twice. Sophomore Brett Stokes and junior Seth Cohen also scored. Junior Adam Offenbach also had two assists. Senior goalie Elias Sandholm made 29 saves. In the Providence game, Jackson’s goal at the 13:04 mark of the third period tied the game at 3-3. Junior Max Slavin and senior Jake Camp also scored. Elias made 18 saves between the pipes. – Boxscores: Santa Margarita | Providence


Stevenson at Sandburg Quadrangular: The Patriots (8-1), ranked No. 14 by the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association, beat Wheeling (33-31) and Lemont (53-24) and fell to the 10-0 host school (39-34), which was ranked No. 17. – Daily Southtown

Boys Basketball

Notre Dame Academy 49, Stevenson 36: SHS alum John Taylor (Class of 2007) and his Tritons traveled from Green Bay and claimed the non-conference contest. Senior Samvit Ram led SHS (5-2) with 11 points, hitting three three-pointers, and also grabbed six rebounds and dished out two assists. Junior Luke Chieng and senior Jackson Qualley scored seven points apiece. Luke added three assists and a steal. Taylor played and coached for current SHS coach Pat Ambrose. Notre Dame trailed 11-5 after the first quarter, but outscored the Patriots 17-5 in the second to take a 22-16 halftime lead. Stevenson hit seven three-pointers in the contest. – Green Bay Gazette

Friday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 42, Zion-Benton 29: The Patriots improved to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the North Suburban Conference with the road victory.

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 51, Mundelein 20: The host Patriots scored the game’s first 17 points and rolled to victory in the Sports Center. SHS (5-3, 2-1 North Suburban Conference) led 17-2 after the first quarter, and 29-9 at halftime. Eight Pats scored, led by senior Kiana Cencula, who scored a game-best 13 points and also made four steals. She had a trio of three-pointers. Senior Klaire Steffens scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds. Freshman Nicole Ware had a career-high nine points off the bench, while senior Gina Shanley added eight. Senior Julia Osuch contributed three steals and a blocked shot. Mundelein fell to 2-7 overall and 1-3 in the NSC. – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson at Prospect Tournament: The Patriots (32-9-1) tied Niles Notre Dame, extending their unbeaten streak to 13 games. Senior Trevor Hilt scored two goals and junior Billy Kopka had the third. Senior Frank Wiest-Puchala distributed two assists. Senior goalie Nick Cimarusti made 24 saves. – Boxscore

Boys Basketball

Mundelein 69, Stevenson 64: Despite a career-high 27 points from sophomore Matt Ambrose, the visiting Mustangs (6-2, 2-0) rallied from a 14-point deficit and snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Patriots (5-1, 1-1). Matt hit 10 of 15 shots from the floor, including five of eight three-point attempts. He also had four assists. Senior Jackson Qualley poured in 20 points and also had four rebounds and three assists. Mundelein already has more wins than it did last season. – Daily Herald


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