Seven Members of Chess Team Earn State Honor
Seven members of the SHS chess team are among top players in the state invited to join the 2017-18 Illinois Chess Association Warren Junior Scholar and Rising Star programs.
Three Patriots are among 47 scholastic chess players statewide picked for the Warren Junior Scholar program, which recognizes the most accomplished and promising players in Illinois: senior Alex Bian, junior Miranda Liu and freshman Ricky Wang. All three were named Warren Junior Scholars last year.
Four team members were among 89 selected as Rising Stars: juniors Shashank Bala and Kavin Lavari, sophomore Adam Wallach, and his younger brother, freshman David Wallach. The Rising Star program was added in 2015 to recognize the next tier of up-and-coming scholastic players. Shashank, Kavin and Adam were named Rising Stars in the 2016-17 school year.
In addition to providing recognition to the players, the programs’ purpose is to nurture the highest-potential scholastic chess players so they may compete on a national and international stage, and to provide them with an opportunity for rigorous study to give them the skills to become leaders in other fields as adults.
Out of the more than 2,000 scholastic chess players in Illinois who are actively playing in United States Chess Federation-rated chess tournaments, less than 150 are qualified to participate in the Warren Junior Scholars and Rising Star programs.
Final Incoming Freshman Orientation Night is Wednesday
The third and final Incoming Freshman Orientation Night will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. Incoming freshmen and their parents or guardians who did not attend one of the first two nights are invited. This article has information on the evening’s agenda, which includes student-led tours of the school.
Consortium Choral, Orchestra Concerts This Week
The next wave of Stevenson student-musicians rolls into the Performing Arts Center this week with two Consortium 125 concerts featuring future Patriots from area junior high schools. The Consortium 125 Choral Concert takes place tonight at 7 o’clock, and the Consortium 125 Orchestra Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free to both concerts. For those unable to attend, the concerts will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at www.d125.org/sbn.
Linda Ronstadt Tribute Concert Saturday Night
Classics such as “Blue Bayou,” “You’re No Good” and “Desperado” are just some of the songs that will be covered by well-known Chicago singer Cathy Glickman during her “It’s So Easy to Fall in Love with Linda Ronstadt” tribute concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the West Auditorium. Tickets are $20, and are available for purchase online. To order over the phone, call 847-415-4121. The concert is sponsored by the Stevenson Foundation. Glickman is the parent of two Stevenson alumni, Carly (Class of 2010) and Joel (Class of 2013). After the concert, cocoa, cookies and conversation with Glickman will take place in the Patriot Lobby.
Band Parents Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A Wednesday
The Band Parents Organization is holding a fundraiser at the Chick-fil-A in Vernon Hills from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. Click this link for more details.
Sunday, Jan. 14 Varsity Results
Stevenson at Oak Forest Invitational: The Patriots finished second in a field of more than 20 teams.
Boys Ice Hockey
Carmel 6, Stevenson 4: The visiting Corsairs spoiled Senior Day at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Junior Adam Offenbach scored two goals for SHS (45-14-2), while senior Jackson Leptich and junior Billy Kopka recorded the others. – Box Score
Saturday, Jan. 13 Varsity Results
Boys Swimming and Diving
Stevenson at 63rd annual Trevian Relays: The third-ranked Patriots edged the host school, No. 1 New Trier, plus 13 other teams to capture their second straight Trevian Relays title. SHS posted a team score of 205, six points ahead of New Trier and 50 better than Neuqua Valley. Junior Topher Stensby won two events, the 50- and 100-yard freestyles. His time of 20.80 in the 50 free final broke a 10-year-old meet record. His time in the 100 free was 46.69. Topher also swam one leg of the victorious 200 free relay (1:27.12) with senior Collin Kapecki, junior Maxim Ryaguzov and sophomore Niccolo Comini. Senior Daniel Ng finished second in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.35), and was part of the runner-up 400 free relay (3:12.02) with Collin, Topher and sophomore Jack Zhang. Last weekend, the Trevians topped SHS for the Evanston Invitational crown. The two teams square off again in a dual meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Patriot Aquatic Center.
Stevenson at IHSA Vernon Hills Regional: Senior Lucas Pinkus finished third in the individual standings at Brunswick Zone Hawthorn, leading the Patriots to fourth place among 13 teams and a berth in Saturday’s sectional in DeKalb. Lucas rolled a six-game series of 1,291 pins, with a high game of 236. His first five games were all above 200. Two other Pats, both freshmen, placed in the top 20: Benjamin Ries was 15th (1,196 series, 217 high game), and Joey Gluck was 20th (1,167 series, 225 high game). Freshman Nicholas Sternes shot a 1,158 series, with a high game of 233. Junior Ryan Lerman bowled four games, with a series of 692 and a high game of 209. – Official Results | Daily Herald
Stevenson at Maine West: The undefeated Patriot girls won all five of their meets, while the Patriot boys went 4-1 in their last tune-up before the state and Great Lakes Conference championships. The girls shut out Maine West (27-0), Evanston (27-0) and Glenbrook South (27-0), and also defeated New Trier (20-7) and Deerfield-Highland Park (23-4), and improved to 14-0 on the season. The boys beat Maine West (16-11), Evanston (26-1), Deerfield-Highland Park (21-6) and Glenbrook South (14-13), and fell to New Trier (14-13).
Stevenson at Grayslake North Invitational: The Patriots placed second among more than 20 teams.
Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 7, York 1: Senior goalie Elias Sandholm made 24 saves and classmate Jackson Leptich scored two goals for the host Patriots (45-13-2 overall, 17-5 Scholastic Hockey League) at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Seven Pats lit the lamp and 10 had at least one assist. Junior Adam Offenbach had a goal and two assists, while senior Trevor Hilt also registered a pair of assists. Other goals came from seniors Roey Kleiman and Jake Camp, and juniors Carter Devlin and Zach Wesley. – Box Score
Stevenson hosted SHS Quadrangular: The Patriots (17-3), ranked No. 10 in the state, beat Deerfield (13-17) in their opening match, 50-23, then fell to No. 22 Yorkville (12-8) 42-18, and to No. 7 Huntley (19-3), 35-29. – Daily Herald
Fenwick 47, Stevenson 39: Senior Klaire Steffens scored a game-high 26 points for the visiting Patriots (11-8), with 19 coming in the second half. She hit eight field goals and was 10-of-17 at the free throw line.
Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots finished fifth among 11 teams with a score of 136.425 at Lake Forest. Junior Zoe Hinz, continuing to recover from an early-season ankle injury, finished second on balance beam (9.45), with sophomore Riley Polatsek finish third (9.3) and freshman Hannah Brand taking fourth (9.275). – Daily Herald
Friday, Jan. 12 Varsity Results
Stevenson 42, Lake Zurich 41: Sophomore Matthew Ambrose hit a bank shot from the lane at the buzzer as the host Patriots (9-6, 3-2) shocked the Bears (10-5, 2-3) in the Sports Center. Matthew led all scorers with 17 points, including another bank shot from 30 feet to end the third quarter. He also had three rebounds, three assists and a pair of blocks. Senior Jackson Qualley scored 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, with his final score giving Stevenson a 40-39 lead with 28 seconds remaining. Jackson pulled down five rebounds. – Daily Herald
Stevenson 39, Warren 18: The 10th-ranked Patriots (16-1, 5-0) moved a step closer to their fourth consecutive North Suburban Conference championship with a dominating Senior Night performance against the Blue Devils (5-1 NSC) in the Field House. Senior Dan Ganzman earned a 10-2 major decision in the opening match at 182 pounds, and junior Max Gomez followed with a pin in 3:30 at 195 to stake Stevenson to a 10-0 lead that was never threatened. SHS also received pins from juniors Anand Batbaatar at 285 (2:50) and Yoni Leibovitz (1:09) at 113. Sixth-ranked Tommy Frezza posted a 9-0 major decision at 120 pounds and improved to 23-3. Other wins came from seniors Michael Karp at 138 (15-7) and Muzi Sitshela at 152 (12-5), and juniors Matthew Zimring at 132 (6-0) and Ivor Gueorguiev at 170 (11-4). Stevenson closes out its league schedule against Waukegan and Lake Forest next week. – Daily Herald
Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Championship: The Patriettes finished third in the competition at Waukegan.
Hockey Fundraiser at Culver’s Today
The Patriot boys ice hockey team is holding a fundraiser at Culver’s, 450 McHenry Rd., in Buffalo Grove today from 4-8 p.m. Mention “Stevenson hockey” when ordering, and 25 percent of the sale will go to the hockey program.
Students Invited to Celebrate Israel Day on Friday
The Hebrew program and Club Israel invite all students to its Israel Day celebration during the lunch periods Friday in Room 2104. The event commemorates Israel’s 70th anniversary, which is April 18. Students are invited to enjoy Israeli food, games, crafts, songs, trivia, souvenirs, giveaways and lots of prizes. Students also will have an opportunity to learn some Hebrew. The first 100 attendees each lunch period will receive a free gift.
PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon
The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is Wednesday afternoon during seventh and eighth periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons. Puppy Chow, brownies, cookies and more will be available for $1. Proceeds benefit all students and staff through PPA.
StageCrafters will have a meeting after school Thursday for anyone interested in working on the crew of the winter play, Luna Gale. The meeting will be held in the Recital Hall. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Diversity Council is holding a Fast-A-Thon from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Friday in the West Staff Dining Room. Admission is $5. Fast-A-Thon encourages all students to fast during the day, to see how it feels to be like many children around the world whose families can’t afford food. Fasting also is a way for students to show respect to their peers who fast during school due to their religious values.
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