Tuesday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson 3,280, Waukegan 3,042: The Patriots rolled the sixth-highest three-game series in program history to hold off the Bulldogs at Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein. Junior Ryan Grabiner shot a match-best 280 game, only the 10th Stevenson player to reach that mark, and added a 229 in his other game. Ryan Lerman, also a junior, led SHS (6-0 overall, 5-0 North Suburban Conference) with a 687 series, and had a high game of 246. Junior Nicholas Sternes recorded a 652 series (237 high game), freshman Ender Starr added a 613 (222), and junior Joey Gluck contributed a 594 (208). Junior Luke Snider rolled a 225 in his only game.
Stevenson 56, Warren 34: The host Patriots (6-1) rolled in their North Suburban Conference opener, bombarding the Blue Devils with a 23-4 blitz to start the game. SHS extended its lead to 51-20 by the end of the third quarter. Sophomore Ava Bardic led all scorers with 17 points, hitting five of the team’s seven 3-pointers, and senior Avery King added 15. – NFHS Network Replay
Boys Ice Hockey
Carmel Catholic 5, Stevenson 2: Goals by senior Josh Wright and junior Daniel Kabakov gave the Patriots a 2-0 lead at Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills, but the Corsairs rallied for the victory. Junior Liam Jones, freshman Davis Jegers and senior Brett Stokes recorded assists.
Ambrose Named to Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame
Boys basketball coach Pat Ambrose has been selected for induction into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame next spring. He is among 20 active coaches chosen for the Class of 2020.
Ambrose is the winningest coach in Stevenson history, and has guided the Patriots to the IHSA state finals four times, capturing the Class 4A state championship in 2015. His career record is 423-166 (.718 winning percentage), and in the past five seasons Ambrose-coached squads have posted a 182-39 record (.824). He has never had a losing season in his 20-year head coaching career, all at Stevenson. Ambrose has been named the IBCA Coach of the Year three times, in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Buy Your “Hoops for Heroes” T-Shirt by Monday
Show your support for members of the U.S. military by purchasing a Hoops for Heroes T-shirt and wearing it to the Military Appreciation Night boys basketball game on Friday, Dec. 13. Click here to order your shirt. Monday, Dec. 9 is the last day to order. Online orders may be picked up during the lunch periods on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 12-13, outside the Student Activities Office.
Melange, Repertory Auditions Next Wednesday
Do you love to dance and choreograph dances? Auditions for the second semester of Mélange and Repertory dance companies will be held from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 in Room 2010. Students should come dressed to dance and be prepared to learn movement, as well as perform their own piece of 1-minute choreography. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Rothwell or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
Southern Illinois University has a new president. Daniel F. Mahony, currently the president of Winthrop University in South Carolina, is expected to be confirmed by the SIU Board of Trustees as president of the Southern Illinois University System during its meeting on Thursday.
A substitute high school teacher has been charged with contributing to the criminal delinquency of a minor after convincing a teen to sell him her Adderall stimulant medication, officials say. John Mixer, 32, of Bloomingdale owned a private tutoring business and also worked as a substitute teacher in Glenbard High School District 87. His tutoring business advertises that he specializes in tutoring children with disabilities, including those who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
A lawsuit has been filed against Burlington Elementary District 301, a bus driver and the bus aide who authorities say punched an 8-year-old special needs student in the face and knocked out two teeth in an Oct. 2 attack on a school bus.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
A retired businessman has committed to pay college tuition and fees for students in the Kansas town where he grew up. Ben Cutler left Neodesha in the 1960s and went on to a lucrative career in finance and insurance. He hopes to turn around the fortunes of his dwindling hometown — population 2,300 — and will foot those costs for the next 25 years, and possibly decades beyond that.
Some educators in Washington state are embracing a new way of teaching children to read. They have been inspired by the adoption of science-backed reading strategies in some Pennsylvania schools. The new strategies have roots in an old way of teaching but is based on new cognitive neuroscience research that has revealed how brains process sounds and symbols. It borrows from linguistics, the study of language and its structure. The Pennsylvania transition hasn’t been easy or without controversy.
A Wisconsin school resource officer on Tuesday shot and wounded a student who stabbed him during an altercation, police said. It was the second shooting to take place in a high school in the state in two days. The incident occurred shortly after 9 a.m. in the office of the school resource officer at Oshkosh West High School in Oshkosh — about 90 miles northwest of Milwaukee.
A rural Ohio high school‘s graduating class of 2000 is at the heart of this New York Times report on the scope and devastating consequences of the nation’s opioid crisis. By the time the group entered its final year, painkillers were nearly ubiquitous, found in classrooms, school bathrooms and at weekend parties. Many graduates shared struggles with addiction, whether their own or their relatives’. They told about the years lost to getting high and in cycling in and out of jail, prison and rehab, and they mourned the three classmates whose addictions killed them.