Mock Trial Team Finishes Fourth in County
The Stevenson Mock Trial team placed fourth out of 20 teams at the 16th annual Lake County High School Mock Trial Invitational on Saturday at the Lake County Courthouse. The team included seniors Manal Syed, Haley Rubin, Jenny Hellwig, Lisa Silverstein, Lauren Malenfant and Annabel Panayotov, and juniors Noah Sevcik, Carson Ezell, Erin Hamann and Stella Mechkova. Stevenson will compete in the Illinois State Bar Association High School Mock Trial Invitational March 14-15 at the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign.
Spanish, Polish Celebrations Set for Friday
The Spanish Honor Society is holding Salsa y Salsa Night from 4:15-6:15 p.m. Friday in Multi-Purpose Room 5044 (near the circle drive entrance). Anyone attending is asked to bring non-perishable foods, toiletries or money for donating to Santa Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein. The event will include food (especially salsa and guacamole), and salsa dance lessons from Michael Zaslavskiy and his dance partner.
The Polish Club is sponsoring Polish Community Night from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday in Room 2104 in the West Building. Polish food, music, games and culture will be featured, along with DJ Daniel Djdannyg Gancarczyk. The evening also will include a pierogi eating competition. Admission is $5.
Eight Capture Super Smash Bros. Matches
Eight eSports team members won their Super Smash Bros. Ultimate matches during the fifth week of Winter Open action. The winning players were senior Andrew Furman, sophomores Isaac Borkhovik, Tony Valtchev and Juan Gonzalez, and freshmen Selman Celep, Santiago Morales, Christoper Reyes and Majid Abdelkareem. The varsity Counter Strike: Global Offensive team had a 16-16 draw with the Charter School of Wilmington, Del., while Stevenson’s five other eSports teams all won by forfeit.
Tuesday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson 33, Lake Zurich 21: Senior Matthew Ambrose scored 12 points — all 3-pointers — grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists as the host Patriots (26-4) held off the Bears (9-21) in their IHSA Class 4A Stevenson Regional semifinal in the Sports Center. The victory was the 10th straight for SHS, which will face Highland Park, a 33-32 winner over Lake Forest, for the regional championship at 7 p.m. Friday. Stevenson held Lake Zurich scoreless until the 7:07 mark of the second quarter. Senior RJ Holmes scored six straight points in the third quarter to give the Patriots a 21-11 lead. He finished with seven points and nine rebounds. SHS secured the win by hitting a trio of 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter. Senior Matt Kaznikov contributed six points, and classmate John Ittounas had five points and six rebounds. – News-Sun | NFHS Network replay
Junior Qualifies for Canadian Olympic Swim Trials
Junior Alex Eastmond finished second in the female 15-and-under 200-meter backstroke at the GTA Skins Invitational in Ontario, Canada last month, qualifying for the Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials on April 4. Alex, who made a verbal commitment to Virginia Tech earlier this semester, had a personal-best time of 2:22.66 in the 200 back. She also swam in two other events at the GTA Invitational, setting personal bests in each: the 100-meter freestyle (59.81) and the 100-meter back (1:06.83). In November, the Canadian native qualified for the Illinois High School Association state meet in four events, winning medals in the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard medley relay. In addition to swimming for Stevenson, Alex is a member of the Patriot Aquatic Club.
Junior Named to Blackhawks All-Star Team
Junior Abby Benjamin was been named to the 2019-20 Chicago Blackhawks Alumni High School Girls All-Star Team. She and other the other all-stars will be honored at the Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Association’s annual Keith Magnuson Scholarship Luncheon on Monday. Abby plays for the Lake Forest High School co-op team, which is in the midst of two postseason tourrnaments. The Scouts will play Maine Township for the Metro Metro Girls League Founders Cup championship at 7:45 p.m. Friday at Lake Forest College. On Sunday, Abby and her teammates will take on Loyola Academy in the quarterfinals of the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois Blackhawk Cup state tournament.