Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019

Dance Team Qualifies for State Finals

The varsity Patriettes qualified for the Illinois High School Association Class 3A state finals by winning their third consecutive sectional championship on Saturday. The school is sponsoring a pep bus to the state finals preliminary round, which will be held Friday in Bloomington. The bus will depart from lot B at noon and return to the same lot at approximately 10 p.m. Stevenson performs at 4:35 p.m. The Athletic Office will excuse students from periods 5-8 who are taking the pep bus. The cost is $20, which covers ticket and transportation. Students should bring money for food. Students must ride the bus to and from the competition. Tickets are on sale through the Superstore through 8:30 a.m. Friday. Students also must turn in this form to go on the trip. More information on the Patriettes’ sectional championship is in the Patriot Sports section below.

College Night for Junior Parents Only on Wednesday

Parents and guardians of current juniors are invited to ask questions about the college search-and-selection process to Post Secondary Counselors Sara English and Dan Miller from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. This parent-only program will be driven by questions from parents. To submit questions in advance, fill out this form.

Course Selection Evenings for Incoming Freshmen

Incoming freshmen and their parents or guardians are invited to attend a Course Selection Evening from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday (for students with last names A-L) or Tuesday, Jan. 29 (last names M-Z) in Room 2104 of the West Building. If you have a calendar conflict with your assigned evening, feel free to attend on the alternate day; there is no need to inform the school. Park in lot B and enter the Forum to check in. Counselors will be available to answer questions regarding elective courses, while a nurse will be on hand to answer questions related to the Certificate of Child Health Examination form and immunization requirements, plus other health-related concerns. Parents may submit completed Course Selection Worksheets during the evening.

SHS Strings in the News

The Pioneer Press has an article and photos from last week’s Consortium Orchestra Concert. Associate Orchestra Director Anthony Krempa and Guitar instructor Shaun Zimmerman are quoted in the piece. Click here to read.

Teens and Sleep

Stevenson‘s Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Dr. Cristina Cortesi, will share regular reflections during the school year in the Daily Digest. For more information on Dr. Cortesi and the substance abuse prevention program, visit her web page.

According to the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, “getting a good night’s sleep matters, especially for adolescents and young adults. Insomnia and other sleep disorders are linked to increased risk of chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Sleep deprivation also affects mental health and can lead to depression and even addiction. In fact, sleep problems may play a role in a young person’s susceptibility to using alcohol and drugs in the first place. For more information on teens and sleep, view this video.


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Monday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: Senior Max Gomez won the 195-pound championship, leading the Patriots to a third-place at Libertyville High School. SHS tallied 190 points, behind Warren (224) and the host school (215.5). Max met little resistance en route to his title. He posted a 14-6 major decision in his first match, pinned his second opponent in 2:24, and won by a 11-5 score in the championship bout. Senior Tommy Frezza (28-3) finished second at 120 pounds while freshman Cole Rhemrev (27-8) was runner-up at 106. Seniors Jason Bickers (21-16) and Michael Phelps (13-12) were third at 145 and 182, respectively. Two Patriots placed fourth: junior Randy Lu (19-14) at 113 and senior Ivor Gueorguiev (20-16) at 152. The tournament was originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, but was pushed to Monday due to Friday’s snowstorm. – Official Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 51, St. Charles North 38: Juniors Matthew Ambrose and RJ Holmes scored 13 and 11 points, respectively, to pace the Patriots (15-3) past the North Stars (7-11) at the inaugural MLK Day of Hoops at Geneva High School. RJ scored nine of his 11 points in the first quarter as SHS built an 18-13 lead. Stevenson led 29-23 at halftime, then clamped down defensively in the second half, holding North to six points in the third quarter and nine in the fourth. Matthew hit a trio of 3-pointers and also pulled down six rebounds. Junior John Ittounas chipped in with nine points, while fellow junior Matt Kaznikov had five rebounds and six points. – Daily Herald

Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Glenbrook North 2, Stevenson 0: At Northbrook Sports Center, junior goalie Jeremy Riback made 27 saves for SHS, which outshot the Spartans, 33-29. – Boxscore

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Competitive Dance

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Warren Sectional: The Patriettes won their third consecutive sectional championship, qualifying for the state finals for the seventh straight time. SHS will perform in the state final preliminaries at 4:35 p.m. Friday at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington. Stevenson posted a sectional score of 94.17, comfortably ahead of runner-up Warren, which had 92.53. The Patriettes’ sectional score was the highest of all schools in Class 3A. Stevenson has qualified for the state finals in each of the seven seasons competitive dance has been an IHSA-sanctioned sport. SHS has never finished lower than fourth place, winning the state championship in 2017 and placing third last year. – Official Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at IHSA Rockford Jefferson Sectional: Sophomore Nicholas Sternes earned one of the two at-large bids for the state tournament based on his performance at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford. Nicholas rolled a six-game series score of 1,313 (218.8 average), which included games of 266, 237, 225 and 211. His series was two pins shy of earning automatic qualification, but kept him in the running for an at-large state bid. This will be the second state appearance for Nicholas, who was part of the roster when Stevenson qualified as a team last season. Sophomores Joey Gluck and Benjamin Ries finished within four pins of each other. Joey had a 1,128 series and Benjamin shot a 1,124. Joey’s series included games of 234 and 223, while Benjamin had a pair of 223s. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 136, New Trier 50: The second-ranked Patriots (6-0) avenged their only dual-meet loss from last season with a convincing win in Winnetka. SHS won 10 of 12 events, with senior Topher Stensby having a hand in four of them. He captured the 200-yard freestyle (1:46.75) and 100-yard freestyle (46.82), and also swam the last leg of the 200 free relay (1:26.86) and 400 free relay (3:16.03). His relay mates in the 200 were fellow senior Max Ryaguzov and juniors Jake Kim and Jack Zhang, while Jake and classmates Nic Comini and AJ Carollo were in the 400. Jack won the 200 individual medley (2:02.34) and also was in the winning 200 medley relay (1:38.59) with Nic, and the Song brothers, senior Joseph Song and freshman Joshua Song. Joseph won the 100 butterfly (52.96), AJ captured the 100 backstroke (54.70), sophomore Foster Swanson touched first in the 500 free (4:56.22), and junior Ari Zaritsky took top honors in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.55).

Girls Basketball

St. Viator 50, Stevenson 43: Junior Avery King led the Patriots (16-8) with 19 points and eight rebounds against the host Lions (18-5) in Arlington Heights. Freshman Simone Sawyer added 10 points for SHS, which returns to action tonight with its annual Think Pink/Kay Yow Night cancer fundraising game against Libertyville in the Sports Center. Tip off is scheduled for 7 o’clock. – NFHS Network Replay | Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson hosted North Suburban Conference Championships: The Patriots easily won their sixth consecutive NSC title and eighth in program history, posting a season-high score of 95.33 in the Sports Center. SHS finished well ahead of second-place Lake Zurich (88.07) and six other schools. Stevenson’s junior varsity also won the conference crown, topping Libertyville, 76.91-71.24, and four other squads. Next up for the SHS varsity is the IHSA sectional at Niles West on Saturday. The Patriots will be seeking their fourth straight trip to the state finals and 13th in the last 14 seasons. Stevenson finished third in the state last year.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 2, York 0: Junior goalie Jeremy Riback stopped all 27 shots on goal to earn his second shutout of the season. The game at Addison Ice Arena was scoreless until late in the second period, when senior Zach Wesley found the back of the net, assisted by senior Adam Offenbach and junior Josh Wright. Senior Seth Cohen added an insurance goal in the final minute of the contest, with a helper from classmate Jake DeMaio. – Boxscore

Tonight on NFHS Network

Tonight’s varsity and junior varsity girls basketball Think Pink/Kay Yow Night games against Libertyville will be streamed live through the NFHS Network. The varsity game starts at 7 o’clock, with the JV contest starting at 5:30. Catch the action on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.


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This week only, In the Loop will meet after school Wednesday in Room 7064. Experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome, as well as students who have no idea what the difference is between knitting and crocheting. Come learn a new skill!

Girls in STEAM will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Link Lab.


An informational meeting for girls badminton will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 in Room 1508. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Coach Edstrom (medstrom@d125.org) or Coach Johnson (grjohnson@d125.org). In addition, please make sure all necessary forms have been turned in to the Athletic Office so that you are cleared for tryouts, which begin Feb. 25.


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