Bass Fishing Team Qualifies for State
The SHS bass fishing team finished third and fourth at the Illinois High School Association sectional tournament Monday in the northern part of the Chain O’Lakes, qualifying for the state finals.
Cameron Grisamore and Michael Crawford took third and automatically qualified for state with a total catch of 13.47 pounds, the highest amount recorded by a Stevenson team at sectionals. Daniel Salas and Jason Qualich finished fourth with 12.58 pounds and qualified as the alternate team. Jakub Koluc and Alex Meyers were alternates at the sectional. Coach Chris Mural’s team had the highest combined weight among the eight schools in the sectional, and its two boats caught more than all 15 boats at the Chain O’Lakes South Sectional.
The IHSA state finals will be held May 17-18 on Carlyle Lake near St. Louis. This is the fourth time Stevenson has qualified for state, joining the 2010, 2011 and 2016 teams.
Archery Team Prepares for Nationals
Stevenson’s archery team warmed up for its trip to nationals with a home match against Oak Park River Forest on Saturday. State champion Sami Hartman-Stackhouse was the overall winner with a score of 291. Patriots earned the next four places: Saumya Malhotra was second (283), followed by Kassie Muradian (280, her personal best), Desmond Ding (278) and Camryn Klein (277). The team leaves Thursday for the National Archery in the Schools Program national tournament in Louisville.
Sophomore Duo Competing at National Event
Sophomores Tyler Selvaggi and Michael Kogan will compete at the Men’s Junior Olympic National Gymnastics Championships beginning Wednesday in Oklahoma City. They train at the Buffalo Grove Gymnastic Center, but are not part of the Stevenson boys gymnastics program.
Animal Welfare Club Rises From Hibernation
Members of the Animal Welfare Club are helping a local animal shelter by preparing and selling homemade dog treats, and donating the proceeds. Club sponsor Elizabeth Kenney talked with Tribune Media about the effort, as did students Stephanie Levitt and Michelle Bae.
Leave Your Mark at SHS, Buy a Brick
Stevenson families, area business and others are invited to leave their mark at the school by buying a brick paver for placement in the southwest entrance to the Stadium. There are two options available: a traditional-sized brick (4 inches by 8 inches) for $150 and a “super brick” (8 inches by 8 inches) for $275. The deadline to place a brick order is May 31. Click here to order your brick online.
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Monday, May 7 Varsity Results
Boys Track and Field
Stevenson 81, Warren 52: Maema Njongmeta broke his own school record in the discus, and the host Patriots (11-0) completed a perfect dual-meet season by winning 10 of 17 events. The junior unleashed a winning throw of 175 feet, 11 inches, surpassing the record of 168 feet, 11 inches he set last week. Nikita Smyrnov won the 800-meter run (1:59.5) and the 1,600-meter run (4:32.2). Other individual winners for SHS were Dan Erdenetsogt in shot put (46-10), David Smolensky in the 100 (11.2), Jordan Vincent in the 400 (52.3) and Jack Worwa in the 200 (24.3). Stevenson also won three relays: the 3,200 (9:03.0), the 800 (1:31.4) and the 400 (44.0).
Stevenson 10, Waukegan 2: Ryan McElhinny drove in three runs and crossed the plate three times for the visiting Patriots (14-11-1, 9-7), who erupted for seven runs in the first three innings. Ryan went 2-for-4 at the plate. Evan Kiah was 2-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored. Zachary Taylor was 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI doubles. Matthew Mittelmark was the winning pitcher, throwing three scoreless innings. He allowed just two hits while striking out five and walking none. Eli Fishbein and Nicholas Wang each threw two innings in relief, with no earned runs scored. – GameChanger.com
Libertyville 11, Stevenson 1: Hailey Peterson had two of the host Patriots’ four hits. Haley Barnes hit a home run in the bottom of the seventh for SHS (6-12, 5-5). – GameChanger.com
Grayslake Central 12, Stevenson 10: Austin Masters scored five goals and assisted on four others for the visiting Patriots (5-10). Ryan Walsh scored three times, Alexander Hurrell had two goals, and Caleb Benoit-DiMaria added one goal and an assist. Cole Okmin and Alexander Dove each had two assists. Chad Winter made 10 saves.
Warren 6, Stevenson 3: At the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the Patriots’ goals came from Lauren Micek, Brianna VanZanten and Kristin Hill. Gracie Wingfield, Katie Sakshaug and Izzy Michael each had an assist for SHS (9-5-2, 4-2-1).
New Trier 5, Stevenson 2: In Winnetka, the Patriots (8-1) received wins at No. 1 singles from Zachary Kim (6-0, 6-4) and at No. 5 doubles from Nicolas Ryding and Jeremy Park (4-6, 6-4, 6-3).
Is Your Student Interested in Swimming in College?
Is your son or daughter thinking about swimming in college, but you don’t know where to begin? Stevenson swim parents will be meeting informally at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 in Room 2104 to share their experiences, and to ask questions of people who have been through or are currently going through the swimming recruiting process. Anyone is welcome to attend. Questions about the event can be directed to Athletic Director Trish Betthauser at email@example.com.
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PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon
The final Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale of the school year is Wednesday afternoon during seventh and eighth periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons. Doughnuts, muffins, cake, pies, Puppy Chow and more will be available for $1. Proceeds benefit all students and staff through PPA.
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