Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Table Tennis Team Second at State Tournament

The SHS table tennis team finished second at its state tournament at Niles West High School on Saturday. Stevenson topped Loyola in the semifinals, 8-7, before falling to Naperville North in the finals, 8-4. The Patriot roster included freshmen Sam Bezradetsky, Yoav Malka and Nikhith Rao; sophomores Jason Leong, Andrew Lukz, Paul Park, Jonathon Raymond, Sam Wang and Eric Wu; juniors Ilya Hrynblat, Michael Hu and Nick Pantelis; and seniors Sathvik Gurupalli, Trever Pokot and Rohan Tuli. The head coach was Todd Sikora.

Winter Guard Teams Compete in Regional

Stevenson competed in its first-ever Winter Guard International regional competition on Saturday at Naperville North High School. The varsity placed fourth out of 21 schools in the Scholastic A Division, and the junior varsity was second out of four schools in the Scholastic Regional A Division. Part of the varsity routine is included in this video from Naperville Community Television.

Five More Students in State Art Exhibition

Five student artists will be joining seniors Annabelle Cheng and Kaily Chou (featured in Friday’s Digest) in the fifth annual Illinois High School Art Exhibition. The five who will have their work on display in the general exhibition this weekend are seniors Matthew Han (3D) and Kenneth Lu (drawing), and juniors Mifuyu “Miffy” Tani (mixed media), Anna Lee (2D design) and Natalie Wess (photography).


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Saturday, Feb. 24 Varsity Results

Boys Swimming

Stevenson at IHSA State Meet: Junior Topher Stensby won two state championships, claimed four state medals and broke two school records, leading the Patriots to a fifth-place finish at Evanston Township High School. Topher won his second straight 50-yard freestyle title and also captured the 100-yard freestyle crown. His winning time in the 50 free was 20.18 and his 100 time was 44.57. Topher broke his own school records in those events en route to winning the preliminaries on Friday. He touched first in the 50 with a time of 20.00 seconds, breaking the old mark of 20.44 that he established while winning state last year. Topher’s preliminary time in the 100 was 44.10, breaking the old record of 45.01 that he set while finishing second in state last season. His times in the preliminaries and the finals qualify Topher automatically for All-America status. In winning two state titles — the first swimmer to do so at the state meet since 2014 — Topher set the mark for the most state titles in Patriot boys swimming and diving history. His three championships tops the two earned by Tommy Gregory in 2003. Topher earned two other medals in the relays. He swam the second leg of the third-place 200 free relay with junior Joseph Song, sophomore Nick Comini and senior Daniel Ng (1:24.03), and closed out the fourth-place 400 free relay after Daniel, Nick and sophomore Jack Zhang (3:06.08). The relays time also earned All-America honors. Daniel finished his Patriot career with five state medals, having garnered three in 2017, and four state appearances. In the team standings, Stevenson was fifth with 78 points, behind New Trier (161), Lyons (150.5), Hinsdale Central (116.5) and St. Ignatius (107). – Official Results | Pioneer Press | Daily Herald coverage: Finals | Preliminaries

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson at Wheeling Indoor Invitational: The Patriots opened their season by finishing third out of 12 teams. Junior Natalie Sorenson won the 3,200-meter run (11:41.70), and the 3,200-meter relay team of seniors Isabelle Sparreo, Natalie Sparreo and Gabriela Jagielo, and junior Kendall Roberts also took first place (10:45.00). Junior Miffy Tani finished third in the 55-meter hurdles (10.11), senior Meghan Liss was third in the 400-meter run (1:07.3), and the 1,500 medley relay team of Isabelle, sophomore Denisa Voshtina, junior Michelle Cai and Emily Schaul also placed third (4:34.9).

Friday, Feb. 23 Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson at Huntley Indoor Invitational: Senior Brett Lucas won the 3,200-meter run (9:51), helping the Patriots to a sixth-place finish among 14 teams. The 3,200-meter relay team of junior Hunter Tam and seniors Aaron Portman, Nikita Smyrnov and Ethan Simanek finished second (8:37). Senior Seth Johnson placed third in the long jump (19-10), Aaron was fourth in the 800 (2:01.4) and senior Ahmad Dinkins was fourth in the 400 (53.9).

JV Hockey Team Wins League Playoffs

The Junior Varsity White boys ice hockey team won the Illinois High School Hockey League North Central Gold Division championship on Sunday, defeating Lake Zurich, 2-0, at West Meadows Ice Arena in Rolling Meadows. The season-ending victory concluded a perfect 6-0 run for Stevenson in the league playoffs.


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Green Team Recycled Crafts Sale Starts Wednesday

The Green Team is selling recycled clothing crafts, including tote bags, mug warmers, pencil cases and coasters, in the Wood Commons during all lunch periods on Wednesday and Thursday. These items can be yours for a $2 donation, with proceeds going to the World Resources Institute.

Testing Center Open on Friday

The Testing Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, which is an Institute Day at Stevenson. There is no school for students on Friday.


Animal Welfare Club is meeting after school Tuesday in Room 2500 to make blankets to donate to area animal shelters. All are welcome. Snacks will be provided!

The Bass Fishing Club will hold an informational meeting at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in Room 2918. Anyone interested in participating this spring should plan to attend. Questions should be directed to Mr. Gustin or Mr. Mural.


Softball tryouts begin after school today. See the softball web page for details.


Two Mundelein High students charged after social media post

15-year-old charged after violent threat online against West Aurora

Cahokia teen charged with school shooting threats

Aurora students who took part in walkout may be punished

Lake Zurich District 95 voters will weigh projects vs lower taxes

UI graduate student employees set to strike today

CPS officials’ claim of community support for closings questioned

National Louis program gives low-income students chance at college

Teacher’s goal: Art class for every student in southern Illinois


Stoneman Douglas High reopens for first time since shooting

Student suspended after saying square root sign looks like gun

Teacher sues Massachusetts school district over firing

Public Montessori schools on the rise across South Carolina

Future uncertain as Ohio higher education board sits idle

Texas transgender wrestler wins state again amid boos, criticism


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