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Swimming and diving team places fourth at state

Swimming and diving team places fourth at state

Michael Levitt, Staff Reporter
April 1, 2017
Filed under Sports

The swimming and diving team recently finished fourth at state, and won its first 50 yard freestyle championship in the school’s history. According to Doug Lillydahl, head coach of the team, the team worked hard, enjoyed what they were doing and supported each other to get to that point. “I’ve...

Shooting for success

Shooting for success

Sivakami Ramakrishnan, Staff Reporter
March 24, 2017
Filed under Sports

Rebecca Azevedo ’19 pulls back the bow and aims for the target. She takes a deep breath. She tells herself, ‘You can do this’ and lets the arrow fly. Some students join Archery Club not because they've had training in archery before, but because they just want to have fun. Others, like Azevedo,...

Rowing in the deep

Rowing in the deep

Ashely Mandel, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2017
Filed under Sports

Sidney Kirby ’18 is getting into ship-shape for upcoming rowing season

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Full time student, full time athlete

Full time student, full time athlete

Ellie Baden, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2017
Filed under Sports

Whenever Spencer Guercio ’18 puts on his green and gold, he feels a sense of pride. Hours of practice and hard work have been spent preparing for each meet or competition. It is these hours that enable Guercio to represent Stevenson as either a runner or swimmer. Guercio participates in a sport...

On deck: softball

On deck: softball

March 20, 2017
Filed under Sports

This season, Perry Wilhelm is stepping up to the plate as Stevenson’s new softball coach. Wilhelm, who led Mundelein High School’s softball program from 1989 to 1996, picking up two state championships along the way, is eager to take on his new role. “There’s great work ethic already and...

Wrestling three peats

Wrestling three peats

Lawrence Kreymer and Max Cohn
March 6, 2017
Filed under Sports

Since 2014, Stevenson wrestling has been steadily improving, achieving a better record year after year. January 20 was a special day, as Stevenson won conference for the third consecutive time, defeating Warren. This is an incredible achievement for a Stevenson wrestling team that just over a decade ago...

Wrestling with stereotypes

Wrestling with stereotypes

Grace Westphal, Staff Reporter
February 14, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Dylan Geick ’17 is the poster boy for Stevenson’s varsity wrestling team. He wrestles year round, is ranked third in state the state and is a top contender to win the State championship this year. Weighing in at 160 pounds, Geick regularly hits the mat for dual meets during the week and quads ...

Head football coach resigns

Lawrence Kreymer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Sports

After Stevenson lost in the first round of the playoffs this year, a shock wave went around the school as news broke that head coach Bill McNamara had resigned. After taking over seven years ago, McNamara helped establish a winning program, winning over 80 percent of his games. Before that McNamara ...

Introducing Allied Spirit Revolution

Introducing Allied Spirit Revolution

Yana Bushuyeva, Staff Reporter
February 14, 2017
Filed under Sports

Rachel Eng, ’19, can’t wait for Tuesdays. On Tuesdays, she brings her practice bag, her white cheer shoes, her water bottle and a handful of friends who are just as excited as she is for Tuesday. Every Tuesday, 12 pairs of eager eyes stare at the clock, counting down the minutes until the day en...

Rolling into the new year

Rolling into the new year

Aniket Nuthalapati, Staff Reporter
February 13, 2017
Filed under Sports

Zack Singer’s ‘17 idea of sports practice is a little different than that of other athletes. There’s no running or swimming involved, and Singer usually doesn't sweat too much. However, the one thing that remains the same across the board is his dedication and commitment. For Singer, bowlin...

Stevenson defeats Libertyville 64-50

Michael Levitt, Staff Reporter
January 8, 2017
Filed under Sports

The boys’ basketball team beat Libertyville 64-50 on Thursday, with Justin Smith ’17 tallying 28 points and Willie Herenton ’17 adding on 16 points of his own. In the fourth quarter, Smith threw down two monster dunks that brought everybody up to their feet. During the second dunk the defender...

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