Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

Four Students Join Pritzker Transition Team

Four students have been invited to join the transition team of Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker. Seniors John Fine, Maya Korol and Ananya Shah, and junior Victor Shi are among several students from around Illinois selected to Pritzker’s Emerging Leaders Transition Committee. The group’s purpose is to provide the incoming administration with perspectives on issues impacting youth around the state. The committee’s first meeting is Dec. 22 at Loyola University.

New Organization for Theatre Parents

All parents and guardians of students involved in a theatre class, club, cast or crew are invited to support the new and improved Theatre Parent Organization. The inaugural meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Black Box Theater to discuss the group’s mission and vision, and ways to support students in the Theatre Department. This is an opportunity for parents and guardians to help build an organization that is revamping its mission from the ground up. Contact Joey Fitzpatrick ( or Aimee Evans ( with any questions.

Orchestra Concert Tuesday Night

Stevenson’s orchestras will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. For those unable to attend, or who would like to watch on demand, the concert will be streamed live through the Fine Arts Division’s Vimeo page.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson hosted Winter Varsity Invitational: The Patriots captured first place among 15 teams by a comfortable margin. SHS posted a score of 91.73, ahead of runner-up Marist (88.53) and third-place Maine South (80.61).

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson at Pro Stock Hockey Varsity Prep Invitational: Sophomore Liam Jones scored with 27 seconds remaining in overtime as the Patriots closed out the three-day tournament with a 2-1 win over Resurrection Christian at Darien Sportsplex. Junior Josh Wright had the assist on the game-winning goal. Senior Sam Shellist also scored for SHS, which held Resurrection to 10 shots on goal and finished the tourney with a 4-1 record. – Boxscore

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 50, Waubonsie Valley 44: Sophomore Nikki Ware scored eight points in the fourth quarter, outscoring the visiting Warriors by one, and the Patriots (7-3) rallied for the nonconference victory in the Sports Center. She finished with 11 points overall, including a pair of 3-pointers for SHS, which snapped a three-game losing streak after trailing 37-36 entering the fourth quarter. Freshman Simone Sawyer led all scorers with 20 points and sank four of the team’s eight 3-pointers. Junior Avery King scored 17 points, with 11 coming in the first half.  Stevenson went 18-of-28 at the free throw line, compared to 11-of-18 for Waubonsie. Simone was 8 for 11 from the line. – NFHS Network Replay


Stevenson at Midwest Open: The Patriots won first place in two weapons at the Culver Military Academy in Culver, Ind. SHS captured men’s epee and women’s saber. In the latter event, senior Chloe Myers finished third, junior Sanya Bawa was fifth, sophomore Emily Laureano placed sixth, and junior Gillian Welles took seventh. In men’s epee, senior Sam Niyazov finished eighth. Five other Patriots earned top-10 finishes. Seniors Geeta Jhangiani and Catherine Cabrera were second and third, respectively, in women’s epee, while junior Aya Taira placed third in women’s foil. Sophomore Nikita Vasilyev finished third and senior was Benjamin Levsky eighth in men’s saber. – Official Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson at Pro Stock Hockey Varsity Prep Invitational: The Patriots faced a pair of opponents from Minnesota, opening the day with a 4-0 shutout of St. Thomas Academy before falling to tournament champion Northstar Christian Academy, 7-2, at the Darien Sportsplex. Against St. Thomas, all the goals came from seniors. Billy Kopka had a goal and an assist, while Jake DeMaio, Justin Roseman and Seth Cohen also scored. Sophomore Liam Jones recorded two assists. In the Northstar game, Billy and junior Emmett Baker scored. – Boxscores: St. Thomas | Northstar

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at Sandburg Invitational: The Patriots finished 12th out of 22 teams at Orland Bowl in Orland Park. Sophomores Nicholas Sternes and Benjamin Ries led SHS with six-game series scores of 1,210 and 1,208, respectively. Benjamin had the highest game of the day for Stevenson, a 269, while sophomore Joey Gluck rolled a 244 en route to a 1,112 series. Nicholas had a high game of 224, and classmate Ryan Lerman contributed a 222 as part of his 1,103 series. The final bowling slot for SHS was split between senior Kerry Mueller and sophomore Ryan Grabiner. Kerry had a 530 series (184 high game) and Ryan rolled a 497 series (203).

Friday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 52, Lake Zurich 16: The host Patriots (4-2, 1-1) took the lead for good in the fifth match of the night and blew past the Bears (6-3, 1-1) in the Field House. Junior Ryan Allen pinned his opponent at 138 pounds in 3:39 to give SHS a 15-10 lead, which it did not relinquish. Ryan’s victory followed a pin by senior Yoni Leibovitz at 120 pounds (4:26) and an 11-4 decision from senior Tommy Frezza at 126. Senior Jason Bickers trailed 9-4 at 152 pounds before pinning his man in 5:35. Junior Alex Scott also rallied in his bout, pulling out a 12-11 win at 182 after nearly being pinned in the first period. Senior Max Gomez had a pin at 220 (1:36) and freshman Cole Rhemrev recorded a 14-3 major decision at 106. The Patriots also earned forfeit wins at 160, 195 and 285. – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson at Pro Stock Hockey Varsity Prep Invitational: The Patriots swept their first two games in the tournament. SHS beat Resurrection Christian from Colorado, 7-0 in morning at the Darien Sportsplex, then edged the Newark Generals from Ohio, 4-3, in the evening at Seven Bridges. In the nightcap, seniors Zach Wesley, Billy Kopka and Sam Shellist scored goals in the second period as SHS rallied from a 2-1 deficit. Senior Adam Offenbach scored the first goal of the game. Junior goalie Jeremy Riback made 32 saves. Against Resurrection, Adam scored two goals and assisted on another, while Zach and fellow senior Seth Cohen both had a goal and two assists. Senior Justin Roseman had a goal and an assist, and senior Sam Frishman and junior Brett Stokes also scored. Senior Billy Kopka had two assists. Junior goalie Ben Newmark earned the shutout, making 15 saves.  – Boxscores: Resurrection | Newark

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 59, Zion-Benton 38: Junior R.J. Holmes scored a game-high 19 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and blocked three shots for the visiting Patriots (6-2, 1-1). Senior Luke Chieng added 12 points and five assists, while junior Matt Kaznikov had eight points. Junior E.J. Alexis blocked four shots and grabbed four rebounds, and also contributed three points. The Zee-Bees dropped to 5-2, 1-1.

Girls Basketball

Zion-Benton 52, Stevenson 45: Freshman Simone Sawyer led the visiting Patriots (6-3, 1-3) with 15 points. Junior Avery King tallied 11 points, sophomore Nikki Ware added nine and senior Kristin Hill had seven. Kristin and Avery each hit a pair of 3-pointers.


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FMP Applications Due by Dec. 21

Sophomores and juniors who want to be mentors in the Freshman Mentor Program next year must turn in their applications by Friday, Dec. 21. Click here for the application.

GLASA Seeks Volunteer Gift Wrappers

The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association is looking for volunteers to take part in its Holiday Gift Wrap Fundraiser at Gurnee Mills from Dec. 21-24. Volunteers will wrap gifts for holiday shoppers for 2-1/2 to 3-hour shifts. Donations from shoppers will help children, adults and injured veterans adaptive sports programs in Lake County, Cook County and southern Wisconsin. To sign up or for more information, go to this link.


Did you know that knitting relieves stress? Come learn a new skill you can use to help relax during finals. In the Loop is meeting after school today in Room 7064. You’ll get a first lesson, and you’ll walk out with needles and yarn to make your first project!

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


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