Monday, March 11, 2019

SHS Heading to Basketball Supersectional Again

For the fourth time in the last seven years, Stevenson’s boys basketball team has reached the state’s Elite Eight. The Patriots won the Waukegan Sectional championship Friday night, earning a place in the IHSA Class 4A Hoffman Estates Supersectional against Evanston at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Sears Centre Arena.

General admission tickets are $12. Tickets are available online, at the Patriot Superstore (before school and during lunch periods today and Tuesday), and at the arena starting one hour before tipoff. The school is sponsoring pep buses, and waiving the transportation fee to encourage more students to ride. The pep bus cost is $12, which includes a game ticket and transportation to and from the game. Click here for pep bus details, a seating chart for Stevenson fans, and directions to the Sears Centre. Details on the sectional championship can be seen in the Patriot Sports section below.

Science Olympiad Teams Roll to Regional Titles

Stevenson’s Science Olympiad team dominated the competition at the College of Lake County Regional Competition on Saturday, taking first place in the varsity and junior varsity divisions. SHS qualified for the Illinois Science Olympiad state finals at the University of Illinois April 12-14.

The varsity won 17 of 23 events and easily defeated runner-up Grayslake North by 78 points, while the JV captured 21 of 23 events and had an 82-point cushion over New Trier’s junior varsity.

Junior Radha Patel was part of five first-place events at the varsity level, while junior Anna Wang and sophomore Jared Machtinger were involved in four. Seniors Tony Tan and Kitty Zeng and sophomore Sneha Mohan were triple winners. Two-time champions included seniors Andrew Ding and Josey Zhang, juniors Andrew Lee and Erin Yuan, sophomore Emily Liu and freshman Greycen Ren.

All of Stevenson’s JV participants were part of at least two winning events. Junior Roy Zhou and sophomore Michael Kim earned five first-place medals, while juniors Eric Gan and Josh Tsai and freshman Kelly Mao won four. A quartet of Patriots captured three firsts: senior Andrew Gan, sophomores Krishna Patel and Phyllis Wang, and freshman Andrew Liu. Double-winners included senior Maitreyee Malpekar, sophomore Hannah Liu, and freshmen Vincent Lee, Felix Lu and Ben Mun. Click here to see overall team and individual results.

Showcase Tickets On Sale

Ticket sales started today for this weekend’s Showcase, the Patriot Parent Association’s annual student variety show. Showcase will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Performing Arts Center. Each night features a different talent lineup. Reserved seats are $10, and can be purchased online or from the PPA during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons. Cash, check or student ID can be used to purchase tickets in the Wood Commons until noon on Friday. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $12; only cash will be accepted for payment.

S3DA Archery Team Third at State Indoor Meet

Stevenson’s Scholastic 3-D archery team placed third overall in the High School Division at the Illinois S3DA Indoor State Championships at Edwards County High School in Albion.

The Patriots excelled in the traditional class brackets. Sophomore Malachi Park placed first in the Male Traditional Class, while senior Andrew Szwejbka, freshman Jackson Esposito and sophomore Justin Gordon placed 3-4-5, respectively. Sophomore Rayna Finn was second in Female Traditional Class, with sophomores Emma Mural and Becca Muise placing third and fourth, respectively. In Female Open Class, senior Kara Carter placed ninth and junior Saumya Malhotra was 11th. Junior Madison Higgins finished sixth in Female Fixed Pin Class, followed by seniors Adhya Gowda (10th), Rachel French (11th) and Brenna Faber (14th), and junior Amelia Korveziroska (15th). In Male Fixed Pin Class, senior Nick Filerman placed 10th and classmate Andrew Miller was 12th.

The SHS archery team also competed at the NASP Charger Classic at Centennial High School in Champaign. Senior Rebecca Azevedo shot a 50 (perfect round) as did freshman Alicia Zheng. Sophomore Hayden Gantt tied for 11th in the Male High School Division with a score of 283 out of 300.

Chinese Club Holding East Asian Festival Saturday

The Chinese Club will hold its annual fundraising event, the East Asian Festival, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Glass Commons, which is adjacent to the Performing Arts Center entrance. Admission is free. Cuisine will be available for purchase from a variety of countries, including China, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia/Singapore and Vietnam. There also will be cultural activities and games. At 2 p.m., each represented culture will hold its own performance, showcasing the talents of numerous students. Proceeds from the event will be donated to help fund the Overseas China Education Foundation’s efforts to buy library books for an impoverished community in Shandong, China. Any questions can be sent to

Middle School Students Invited to STEM Fair on Tuesday

Area middle school students are invited to attend the STEM Fair at Stevenson from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in Room 2104 of the West Building. The event was organized by Stevenson’s Physics Club, along with other STEM-oriented clubs. SHS students will be hosting activities, demonstrations and design competitions at the event, which has free admission.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson hosted SHS Quadrangular: The two-time defending state champions opened their season by winning all three of their games and extended their winning streak to 35 dating back to last year. SHS started the day with a 12-6 win over fifth-ranked Lyons Township, which handed the Patriots their only loss last season. (That contest was the first of the 2018 season, and Stevenson was missing All-American Claire Haas.) The Pats also defeated 2018 state quarterfinalist Lincoln-Way East (18-2) and Palatine (17-2). Senior Lauren Maloney scored six goals in the win over Lyons, while junior Shreya Sreedhar added three and senior Kalista Tapas had two. Senior keeper Anna Mossakowski made five saves in the win over the Lions. She also had seven saves and three assists in the victory against Palatine, which featured a three-goal performance from sophomore Anna Gates, and had 12 stops versus Lincoln-Way East. In the Lincoln-Way East game, Shreya and Anna’s younger sister, Maria Mossakowski, each scored three goals. – Daily Herald

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson hosted SHS Quadrangular: The Patriots, listed at No. 4 in the state preseason rankings by, won two of three games in their season-opening quad, defeating Hersey (11-7) and Fremd (12-5), and falling to No. 3 Lyons Township (7-4). In the Hersey contest, sophomore Dima Kobets scored five goals and classmate Drew Wangard added four. –

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Waukegan Sectional: The Patriots defeated Waukegan, 56-41, to capture the sixth sectional championship in program history. Stevenson also won sectional titles in 1992, 2007, 2013, 2014 and 2015. SHS (27-5) advances to the Hoffman Estates Supersectional, and will face Evanston (30-4) at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. Stevenson, the top seed in the sectional, never trailed against Waukegan (28-6), which it beat for the third time this season. The Patriots led 16-9 after the first quarter and 31-21 at halftime. SHS hit 7-of-14 3-pointers in the opening half. Junior John Ittounas scored 13 of his team-high 15 points in the first half, sinking three of five shots from beyond the arc. Classmate Matt Kaznikov scored 12 points, including a pair of 3-pointers in the first three minutes of the game, and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. He also drew two charges. Matthew Ambrose, also a junior, had 13 points, including a trio of treys, while younger brother Evan, a sophomore, had eight points off the bench. – Daily Herald, News-Sun

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson d. Palatine and Wauconda: The Patriots won all 12 events in the Field House and improved to 3-0 on the year. Sophomores David Smolensky and Asher Mason each won two events. David, a state meet qualifier last year, finished first in the 160-meter dash (19.3 seconds) and the 300-meter dash (37.9). Asher captured both hurdles events, the 55-meter high (9.1) and 55-meter intermediate (8.9). Junior Jahleel Perrin, who joined David in the same state-qualifying relay last spring, captured the 55-meter dash (6.5). Other individual winners included senior Danny Erdenetsogt in the shot put (45 feet, 9 inches), juniors Cameron Coffey in the 800 (2:12.9) and Anthony Rodriguez in the 1,600 (4:56.9), and freshman Ray Zhao in the high jump (6-0). SHS also claimed all three relays: the 800 (1:38.5), 1,600 (3:54.1) and 3,200 (9:59.3)

Winter Sports Awards Night Tonight

All winter sports athletes and their parents and guardians are invited to attend the Winter Sports Awards Night at 7 o’clock tonight in the Sports Center.

JV Hockey Team in State Semifinals Tonight

The junior varsity boys ice hockey team will play St. Viator at 6:30 tonight in the Blackhawk Cup JV state tournament semifinals at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. The Patriots rolled past York, 6-2, in the quarterfinals Saturday morning. The winner of tonight’s game advances to the JV state championship against Loyola or Glenbrook North, which square off in the second semifinal at 8:25.


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Summer Job Fair Set for March 19

Are you looking for a summer job? Would you like to have a chance to practice your interview skills? Stevenson will be hosting its annual Summer Job Fair for students during all lunch periods Tuesday, March 19 in Room 2104. Employers from the community will be in the building conducting on-site interviews and handing out information on available positions for the summer. Please contact Mrs. Willock at if you have any questions.


Juniors and seniors and their parents or guardians can learn about nearly 175 colleges and universities, and also get financial aid questions answered, at the Illinois Regional College Fair on Thursday. The fair will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the College of Lake County’s Physical Education Center on its Grayslake campus. For more information and a list of colleges that will be represented, visit


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


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