Saturday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A State Tournament: Athena and Alaina Kolli finished fifth in the doubles competition, leading the Patriots to fifth place in the final team standings. Athena, a senior, and her sister Alaina, a sophomore, defeated Ashtin Hara and Monika Glueck of New Trier, 6-4, 6-4, to capture the consolation bracket and earn state medals for the second straight season. The pair placed second in 2018. They reached the consolation championship after defeating Jenna Horne and Elle Stewart of Glenbrook South in the consolation semifinals (6-4, 6-0). The Kolli sisters went 6-1 in this year’s tournament, losing only to eventual state champions and Sienna Lopez and Shannele Lopez, also sisters, in the quarterfinals. Lake Forest won the team championship. – Official Results | Daily Herald
Boys Cross Country
Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Lake Forest Regional: The Patriots placed fourth at Lake Forest High School, advancing to Saturday’s Hoffman Estates Sectional. Senior Corey Pacernick led SHS with a fifth-place finish, covering the 3-mile course in 14:41.7. Classmate Anthony Rodriguez was ninth (14:53.6). Junior Wesley Park (15:55.9) and sophomore Tyler Roberts (15:57.2) finished 24th and 25th, respectively. Junior Tarun Kalyana Sundaram was 28th (15:58.7). Also running for Stevenson were junior Jack Lee (16:46.4) and senior Cameron Sprague (16:52.8). – Official Results | Daily Herald
Girls Cross Country
Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Lake Forest Regional: The Patriots earned a place in Saturday’s Hoffman Estates Sectional by finishing fourth. Two Pats placed in the top 15: Senior Michelle Yu, who was 11th (18:54.2) and sophomore Alivia Alton, who was 15th (19:06.8). Juniors Emily Fejes (23rd, 19:27.8) and Emma Finnegan (26th, 19:34.7), and senior Caimin Xi (28th, 19:37.9) rounded out Stevenson’s top rive. Also running for SHS were sophomore Natalie Dugaesescu (20:30.8) and freshman Alexa Collins (20:43.6). – Official Results | Daily Herald
Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 2, Glenbrook South 1: Senior goalie Jeremy Riback made 29 saves as the host Patriots turned back the Titans on Fan Appreciation Night at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion in Buffalo Grove. Jeremy turned away 14 shots in the third periods as GBS sought to overcome a 2-0 deficit. Both of Stevenson’s goals came late in the second period. Senior Brett Stokes broke a scoreless tie at the 4:33 mark, and junior Daniel Kabakov followed with a goal about one minute later. Senior Max Kulick and freshman Will Harlow were credited with assists on Daniel’s goal. – Boxscore
Girls Swimming and Diving
Stevenson at Deerfield Invitational: Jessica Nyborg won two individual events and also swam on the Patriots’ first-place 200 medley relay squad. The junior captured the 100-yard butterfly (58.81) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.09) after opening the meet with the relay victory in 1:48.30. Her relay mates were fellow juniors Elizabeth Cao and Alex Eastmond, and freshman Milena Busma. The Patriots narrowly missed winning the nine-team invitational’s overall title, finishing second to Naperville North, 257-256.5. Stevenson competes in the North Suburban Conference championships this weekend.
Fremd 4, Stevenson 1: The Patriots lost to the Vikings in the IHSA Class 3A Stevenson Regional championship game, ending their season with a 5-9-4 record. Senior Ryan Allen gave SHS a 1-0 lead nine minutes into the contest off an assist from classmate Ben Dixon. Fremd (13-1-4) tied the game off a corner kick around the 30-minute mark, then added three more tallies in the second half to secure its 14th regional championship in program history. – Chicagoland Soccer | NFHS Network Replay (subscription required)
Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: The doubles duo of senior Athena Kolli and sophomore Alaina Kolli lost in the quarterfinals to eventual state champions Sienna Lopez and Shannele Lopez from Glenbard West, 6-1, 6-3. The Kolli sisters stayed alive with a straight-set victory over Kaitlyn Fiedler and Taylor Fiedler of Belleville West in the consolation quarterfinals (6-0, 6-1), qualifying for Saturday’s consolation bracket semifinals. In consolation singles, freshman Sonia Mehta won her third-round match against Chloe Siegfort of Jacobs, 6-3, 6-3, before being eliminated in the fourth round by Analisa Cruz of Lake Park, 3-6, 6-2, 10-7. – Official Results
Lake Forest 28, Stevenson 27: The Patriots (4-5, 4-3 North Suburban Conference) saw their state-record playoff qualifying streak end at 30 years after the Scouts (5-4, 4-3) rallied from a 20-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Senior quarterback Justin Hiller, returning from an injured shoulder that sidelined him in Week 3, completed 15-of-28 passes for 234 yards and four touchdowns. Two of the scoring strikes went to junior receiver Jayden McFadden, who caught five passes for 121 yards, and the other two went to senior Jordan Vincent, who had six receptions for 92 yards. Jordan and sophomore Jason Gleyzer each had fumble recoveries. – Pioneer Press, Journal & Topics, MaxPreps | NFHS Network Replay (subscription required)
Showcase Audition Sign-Ups Next Week
Showcase, the Patriot Parent Association’s annual student variety show, will be held March 14. Audition sign-ups will take place Nov. 4-7 during the lunch periods in the Wood and Glass Commons. Acts must sign up for an audition to try out in January. Seniors interested in auditioning to be emcees should also sign up during the audition sign-up dates.
Six Spots Left for California STEM Trip in March
There are still six spots open for the California STEM tour during Spring Break next March. Registration closes Friday, Nov. 1. See this link for trip details. Questions can be directed to Ms. Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Sunday night that a tentative deal has been reached with members of SEIU Local 73, however talks continue to stall with the Chicago Teachers Union as the end of the two week-long strike remains out of sight. SEIU Local 73 represents CPS support staff, serving in roles such as special education classroom assistants, bus aides, custodians as well as school security officers.
The Illinois Institute of Technology is getting a $150 million donation from 10 longtime business leaders who want to boost Chicago’s tech standing. The university is calling it the biggest combined gift in its history, and will use it to fund scholarships, renovations of student life facilities, and to better train students for Chicago’s technology jobs.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is endorsing legislation that would allow college athletes in the state to make money from endorsements. During a Sunday interview on WGN-Radio, Pritzker said college athletes deserve the same opportunity as everyone else to earn compensation based on the use of their name and their image and likeness.
The Elmhurst College campus is closed and classes are canceled today as police investigate threatening graffiti found in a bathroom stall Sunday night. School officials said police do not believe the graffiti “constitutes as a credible threat,” but added that they decided to cancel classes out of “an abundance of caution.”
A former paraprofessional with the Special Education District of Lake County was arrested Friday for allegedly abusing children with special needs at Gages Lake School. Gages Lake School is a therapeutic day school for early childhood through 6th grade for students with significant emotional and behavioral needs. Nicholas Izquierdo, 30, of Waukegan is facing six counts of reckless conduct.
Unions for both teachers and support staff in Grayslake Elementary District 46 have filed their intent to strike. The earliest a strike could occur is Nov. 7, Superintendent Lynn Glickman said in an email sent to all District 46 families Friday.
The Mendota teachers strike ended Friday when the Mendota Education Association and the Mendota Elementary School District 289 Board of Education reached tentative agreement on a new contract.
Differing Halloween party policies at two north suburban districts, North Shore School District 112 and nearby Evanston/Skokie School District 65, highlight two sides of an issue public school officials have weighed for decades: how to handle a holiday as controversial as Halloween. Earlier this year, District 65 announced that it will ban costumes and other celebrations of Halloween during school hours.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
The school board in Memphis, Tenn., is reluctantly favoring a plan to use online teachers to fill high school vacancies — even as some members decry a district culture that they believe is driving teachers away. The proposal to use Proximity Learning, which will come up for a vote on Tuesday, would have teachers instruct students in real time via video conferencing. An educational assistant would monitor classrooms and assist students.
University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced Friday he is retiring after more than five years on the job and more than 40 years in higher education. Cross, 71, led the university during a time of budget cuts, a tuition freeze that continues to this day, and scrutiny from the state legislature and former Gov. Scott Walker, declining enrollment and a reorganization plan that merged two-year colleges and four-year colleges.
A career military man and former superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy was chosen Friday as the top candidate to become the next president of the University of Nebraska system. Walter “Ted” Carter Jr. is a retired Navy vice admiral and served as superintendent of his alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy, from 2014 until this year. Carter’s nomination comes amid declining enrollment at all four of the Nebraska system’s campuses, including its flagship campus in Lincoln.
A federal judge on Thursday blocked a three-day suspension imposed on a Maine high school student for posting comments about a “rapist” on a bathroom mirror, saying her comments were constitutionally protected free speech. The 15-year-old posted a sticky note that read, “There’s a rapist in our school and you know who it is.” The judge granted the student’s request for a temporary restraining order and wrote that she showed a likelihood of success if the matter is fully litigated.