Monday, Nov. 26, 2018

All Classes, Activities Canceled Today

Classes and all after-school activities are canceled today due to the snowstorm that hit the Chicago region overnight. No makeup date has been announced yet. The likely candidate is Monday, March 4, which currently is listed as a non-attendance day because it is Pulaski Day, a state holiday. The date is listed as a possible snow make-up day on the 2018-19 academic calendar.

Choir Fundraiser Tuesday in Vernon Hills

The choral program is holding a fundraiser at Jason’s Deli, 545 Lakeview Pkwy., in Vernon Hills from 5-10 p.m. Tuesday. Mention “Stevenson choir” when ordering, and 15 percent of the sale goes to the SHS choirs. Commit to eat at this link.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 51, Palatine 47: Senior Luke Chieng scored a game-high 19 points and made two late steals as the Patriots finished 3-1 at the season-opening Ed Molitor Classic at Palatine High. The win gave head coach Pat Ambrose his 399th career victory, all at SHS. Ambrose, in his 20th season, can earn win No. 400 at home against Crystal Lake Central on Wednesday. Luke intercepted two Pirates passes in the final 83 seconds, turning them into layups, to withstand the host school. He also hit a trio of three-pointers in the game and was named to the all-tournament team. Palatine fell to 1-3. – Daily Herald


Stevenson at Moore/Pettyman Memorial: Senior Max Gomez captured the 220-pound championship at Barrington High, leading the Patriots to a fifth-place finish in the 27-team tournament. Max pinned Ben Stemmet of Yorkville in 3:59, avenging a loss in last season’s state tournament. Senior Tommy Frezza finished third at 120, earning a 2-0 decision in a battle of state medalists in the championship bout. Tommy, who was sixth in the state at 120 last February, defeated Plainfield South’s Enzo Silva, who finished sixth at 113. Freshman Cole Rhemrev and junior Matt Millman placed fourth at 106 and 182, respectively. Senior Ivor Gueorguiev was eighth at 152. The Patriots placed fifth out of 27 teams with 146 points, behind Marmion Academy (260), Lockport (213.5), Libertyville (159.5) and Plainfield South (148). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at Harlem Invitational: The Patriots finished ninth out of 24 teams at Forest Hills Lanes in Loves Park. Sophomore Nicholas Sternes placed 14th overall with a six-game pin total of 1,284, a 214 per-game average, with a high game of 277. Classmates Joey Gluck and Ryan Lerman were 26th and 30th, respectively. Joey had a 1,219 series and a high game of 254. Ryan rolled the best game of the day for SHS, a 279, en route to a 1,211 series. Benjamin Ries, also a sophomore, had a 1,115 series that included a 236 game.

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 58, York 47: At the Ed Molitor Classic at Palatine High, the Patriots (2-1) pulled away from the Dukes in the fourth quarter. SHS outscored York, 10-2, in the final 2:30, and sank 7-of-9 free throw attempts in the fourth quarter. Junior John Ittounas hit a key three-pointer in the final frame, and finished the game with 14 points. Classmate Matt Kaznikov also scored 14 points, with 10 coming in the second half. Senior Luke Chieng added 12 points. – Daily Herald

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 46, East Aurora 37: The Patriots’ defense clamped down on the Tomcats in the second half as SHS (5-0) rallied in the second half to capture the Willowbrook Thanksgiving Tournament championship. Trailing 23-20 at halftime, Stevenson outscored East Aurora 11-4 in the third quarter to take a 31-27 advantage into the final period. Junior Avery King led all scorers with 15 points, including seven in the fourth quarter. Sophomore Lydia Lueck hit a trio of three-pointers and finished with 11 points, and classmate Nikki Ware added eight.

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 62, Maine West 47: Senior Luke Chieng scored a game-high 16 points and junior Matt Ambrose added 12 for the Patriots (1-1) at the Ed Molitor Classic at Palatine High. Luke sank three of five three-point attempts as SHS went 7-of-13 beyond the arc in the first half and built a 33-26 halftime lead. Junior R.J. Holmes grabbed 14 rebounds to go along with eight points. Classmate Matt Kaznikov had nine points. Junior Cameron Bernard added six points, including 4-of-4 shooting from the free throw line. Stevenson went 12 of 14 from the line, compared to 3 of 5 for the Warriors (1-2). – Daily Herald


Stevenson 45, Jacobs 19; Stevenson 43, Prospect 18: The Patriots opened their season with a pair of wins in the Sports Center.

Boys Ice Hockey

St. Viator 6, Stevenson 3: Senior Zach Wesley scored two goals and junior Emmett Baker added the third for the host Patriots at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Seniors Sam Frishman, Billy Kopka and Adam Offenbach, and junior Josh Wright all recorded one assist. – Boxscore


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Mandatory Meetings for All Student-Athletes

All student-athletes are required to attend one meeting led by the athletic director during the 2018-19 school year. The next meeting opportunity is from 9:45-10:15 a.m. Thursday, a late-arrival day, in the West Auditorium. Topics to be covered include: expectations of and leadership opportunities for student-athletes; the Co-Curricular Code of Conduct; sportsmanship; sports health and nutrition; and Stevenson Athletics’ awards program. Attendance will be taken by scanning student IDs. The other dates this year are Jan. 17, Feb. 14, March 14 and April 25.


Do you know if the food you eat is cruelty free? What can you do if it isn’t? Tuesday after school, Animal Welfare Club will host a speaker from the Humane League, a non-profit organization that works to end abuse of farm animals. Come learn how ordinary people can make a difference in how animals are treated. The club meets in Room 7064, and all are welcome.

The next meeting of FIRE (Fostering Intercultural Respect and Empowerment) takes place at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in Room 2600. All are welcome.


Seniors who are graduating in December and will be attending the College of Lake County for the spring 2019 term are invited to apply for a $2,000 scholarship. Click here for more information. The application deadline is Friday.


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