Sunday’s Varsity Results
Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 4, Oak Park River Forest 1: Junior Daniel Kabakov scored two goals as the visiting Patriots completed a two-game weekend sweep of the Huskies at Ridgeland Common Ice Arena in Oak Park. Senior Josh Wright and sophomore Rafael Biedron also scored for SHS, which improved to 6-1 in the Scholastic Hockey League. Senior goalie Ben Newmark made 19 saves for Stevenson. – Boxscore
Saturday’s Varsity Results
Boys Cross Country
Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A State Meet: Corey Pacernick finished his high school career as an all-stater, finishing 18th out of 213 runners in Peoria. The senior, making his first state appearance, covered the 3-mile course at Detweiller Park in 14:42.56. Also making his first appearance was senior Anthony Rodriguez, who recorded a time of 15:24.34. The pair received this nice writeup from Pioneer Press (second item) prior to the meet. – Official Results
Girls Swimming and Diving
Stevenson hosted North Suburban Conference Championships: The Patriots cruised to their fourth consecutive conference crown, outscoring Lake Forest, 327.5-206.5, and four other schools. SHS won eight of 12 events, led by junior Alex Eastmond, who captured the 200-yard individual medley (2:07.47) and 100-yard backstroke (57.79). She also swam the final leg of the first-place 200 medley relay (1:47.47) with juniors Elizabeth Cao and Jessica Nyborg, and freshman Milena Busma. Jessica claimed the 100 free (52.90), while Milena touched first in the 100 butterfly (57.14). Elizabeth swam in the victorious 200 free relay (1:37.93) with freshman Isabelle Gattone, senior Maddy O’Donnell, and sophomore Claudia Rzeznik. Jessica and Claudia also comprised half of the winning 400 free relay (3:34.94) with freshman Camila Maya and senior Lucy Stevens, who was Stevenson’s other individual champion. She tied for first in the 50 free (24.94). Senior Abigail Li was named the school’s recipient of the NSC Sportsmanship Award. The junior varsity also won the conference title; those results will appear in Tuesday’s Digest. The varsity will return to the Patriot Aquatic Center for Saturday’s IHSA sectional. – Daily Herald
Stevenson at Spartan Eliminator: The Patriots opened their season in the Glenbrook North invitational by finishing eighth in the Gold Division and 10th overall with a six-game pin count of 5,491 at the Brunswick Zone in Mount Prospect. Four juniors led the way for SHS. Ryan Grabiner had a 1,183 series, with a high game of 221, and Ryan Lerman was right behind with a 1,172 series and 223 high game. Joey Gluck shot a 1,131 series (210 high game) and Nicholas Sternes added a 1,050 (199). The fifth team spot was split between three bowlers: Junior Josh Lerner had a two-game total of 342, which included a 200 game. Freshman Ender Starr shot a 323, with a high game of 172, and junior Maxwell Goldstein contributed a 290 over two games. The Patriots will have their first conference match of the year Tuesday against Libertyville.
Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 5, Oak Park-River Forest 1: Senior Josh Wright scored a pair of goals as the host Patriots downed the Huskies at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Juniors Andrew Chambers and Giorgi Gagua, and freshman Davis Jegers also scored. Senior goalie Jeremy Riback made 11 saves. – Boxscore
Animal Welfare Club will meet after school Tuesday to have its club yearbook picture taken. If you purchased an AWC T-shirt, please wear it. If not, feel free to wear anything SHS-related. Tuesday’s meeting will end at 4 p.m.
Do you have poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or any form of creative writing that you’re planning to submit to the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards? Looking to dabble in a bit of spoken word? Either way, stop by the Write Club’s first Scholastic and spoken word workshop after school Wednesday in Room 2702.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
Chicago Public Schools’ official enrollment is down again, this year by more than 6,000 students to a low of 355,156. Over the past three years the school district has lost about 10,000 students a year, making this year’s decrease an improvement over years past. But it is part of a downward trend that began in 2002 when enrollment was nearly 439,000.
Officials at the University of Illinois have named a new vice chancellor for research and innovation. Susan Martinis has been serving in the role on an interim basis since September 2017. Since then, she oversaw several initiatives, including university-wide research centers. She’s also credited with strengthening the business infrastructure around university research.
A crossing guard who hasn’t missed a shift in 43 years was honored last week by students and staff at Carman-Buckner Elementary School on Waukegan’s south side. Richard Baldwin, 60, was described in a statement released by Waukegan District 60 officials as a constant and reassuring presence in the Carman-Buckner community.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
More than a dozen fraternities at San Diego State University have been suspended after a freshman was hospitalized following an event last week. The student allegedly attended a fraternity event Wednesday night that required him to receive medical attention the next morning, according to a statement from the university.
A substitute teacher in Texas was fired and arrested Friday after a video showing her allegedly assaulting a high school sophomore was posted online, officials said. It wasn’t clear what prompted the alleged assault, but a disturbing video posted by the mother of a student appeared to show the 32-year-old substitute repeatedly punching the sophomore, then throwing her on the ground and stomping on her head.
There’s new evidence that girls start out with the same math abilities as boys. A new study of children ages 3-10 found similar patterns of brain activity in boys and girls as they engaged in basic math tasks, researchers reported Friday in the journal Science of Learning. The finding challenges the idea that more boys than girls end up in STEM fields because they are inherently better at the sort of thinking those fields require.