Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Chess Team Finishes Third in State

Stevenson’s chess team finished third at the 44th annual Illinois High School Association state tournament on Saturday in Peoria, its seventh top-three finish in the past 11 years. The Illinois Math and Science Academy won its second straight state title, followed by Whitney Young and SHS.

Stevenson won six of its seven matches during the two-day tournament, losing only to IMSA (51.5-16.5). The Patriots beat three Chicago schools, Kelly (68-0), Lane Tech (63-5) and Northside College Prep (51-17), and also defeated Fenton (58-10), New Trier (48-20) and Sandburg (68-0).

Three Patriots earned individual awards for posting outstanding records during the tournament: Freshman Ricky Wang on Board 2, junior Miranda Liu on Board 3, and junior Jack Zhao on Board 6. All won six of their seven matches.

The remainder of the roster that played at least two games at the state tournament included seniors Alex Bian and Conrad Oberhaus, juniors Shashank Bala, Marcus Engstrom, Kavin Lavari and Alex Presman, sophomore Adam Wallach, and freshmen Tori Richardson and David Wallach. The head coach was Vincent Springer, and his assistant coaches were Robert Krause and Scott Oliver.

Orchestra Chamber Concert Tuesday Night

Orchestra students will perform in small chamber ensembles during the annual Orchestra Chamber Concert on Tuesday. Performance sets begin at 6 and 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. The concert is scheduled to be live streamed by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at

String Parents Association Launches Fundraiser

The String Parents Association today launched a “Happy Lunar New Year” fundraiser at Yu’s Mandarin restaurant in Vernon Hills to raise money for the orchestra and guitar programs. The fundraiser will run through March 31. Just say “I am eating for the SPA” when making a dine-in or carryout order, and a portion of the sale will benefit Stevenson.


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Sunday, Feb. 11 Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Carmel, Ind. 1: Senior Jake Camp scored two goals and classmate Nicolas Almenara made 20 saves as the Patriots completed a sweep in their best-of-three Scholastic Hockey League playoff series. Seniors Trevor Hilt and Michael Dowd also scored for third-ranked SHS (50-15-2), which advances to the semifinal round against No. 2 New Trier Green. – Box Score

Saturday, Feb. 10 Varsity Results


Stevenson at IHSA Barrington Sectional: Juniors Tommy Frezza and Max Gomez qualified for this week’s state individual meet at the University of Illinois by finishing in the top four of their weight class. Tommy (37-6) earned his second straight state tournament berth with a third-place finish at 120 pounds. Max (38-12) will make his first trip to state and finishing fourth at 195. The state tournament begins Thursday. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Championships: At Lake Forest, the Patriots breezed to their fourth consecutive conference title. Stevenson won 10 of 12 events, with Pats placing first and second in all seven individual races the team claimed. SHS also swept the three relays, one in conference-record time. The 200-yard freestyle relay team of juniors Joseph Song, Topher Stensby and Alex Guo, and senior Daniel Ng set an NSC record with its winning time of 1:27.00, breaking a mark that had stood for 14 years. Topher won two individual events, the 50-yard freestyle (20.84) and 100-yard freestyle (46.50). Stevenson’s other individual champions were senior Daniel in the 200 free (1:45.15), junior Nathan Gates in the 200 IM (2:00.57), junior Maxim Ryaguzov in the 100 butterfly (53.78), junior Ethan Ross in the 500 free (4:49.51), and sophomore Jack Zhang in the 100 backstroke (54.65). The other winning relay units were the 200 medley (1:37.67) with Jack, Topher, Joseph and junior Beno Maya, and the 400 free (3:16.73) with Alex, Jack, Daniel and sophomore Nick Comini. In the team standings, SHS posted 426 points while runner-up Libertyville had 250. Senior Spencer Guercio was selected as Stevenson’s recipient of the NSC Sportsmanship Award. Stevenson also won the junior varsity conference championship; details will be included in Tuesday’s Digest. – Daily Herald

Girls Bowling

Stevenson at IHSA Buffalo Grove Sectional: Senior Jackie Koepp finished her high school career with a 24th place finish at Arlington Lanes in Arlington Heights. She rolled a six-game total of 1,103 pins, including a 595 three-game set in the morning that included a high game of 243. – Official Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 6, Carmel, Ind. 3: After falling behind 1-0 early in the second period, the Patriots scored five unanswered goals and captured the first game in the best-of-three Scholastic Hockey League playoff series at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Senior Michael Dowd and junior Seth Cohen each scored two goals for SHS (49-15-2). Junior Carter Devlin and senior Trevor Hilt also scored. Senior Jackson Leptich recorded three assists. Senior goalie Elias Sandholm made 20 saves. – Box Score

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 46, Deerfield 34: Three Patriots scored in double figures as SHS (15-6) won its eighth straight game. Senior Samvit Ram led all scorers with 14 points and added three rebounds. Senior Jackson Qualley had 11 points and seven rebounds, while sophomore Matthew Ambrose had 10 points, three assists and two steals. The Warriors dropped to 11-14. The non-conference contest was played at Highland Park High School.

Three Patriots in All-State Hockey Game Tonight

Stevenson’s three all-state boys ice hockey players will compete in the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois’ Boys All-State Game tonight at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. Seniors Michael Dowd, Jackson Leptich and Elias Sandholm will play for the White Team. The game starts at 8:35 p.m., and can be viewed on The Cube.


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If You’ve Lost Something, Check These Lost-and-Found Areas

If you’ve lost a lunch bag, water bottle, pencil case, backpack, sweatshirt or some other item of importance, check one of the lost-and-found areas to see if it’s been turned in. Lost and found items are placed in Room 2416 in the West Building, and in Room 5024 (in the Field House lobby) in the East Building.


Breakfast with Books will meet from 7:45-8:25 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC. All students are welcome. The only requirement to attend is a love of reading.


This week’s Ski and Snowboard Club trip is to Alpine Valley. Register and turn in your money to the Student Activities Office by the end of the day Wednesday.


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