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Fun in the Sun (and on the Field)

Sport summer camps resume this year with Covid restrictions in place
Humza Qazi, Matthew Mcgowan, and Alison Wade May 27, 2021

After their absence during the summer of 2020, summer sports camps at Stevenson have finally returned, although with different restrictions and new hurdles to maneuver. Nevertheless, athletes and coaches...

Nora Kowalski ’22 dives at a club meet. After diving since seventh grade, Kowalski joined the Stevenson cheerleading team this year for the first time. (Photo courtesy of Nora Kowalski '22)

Diving Into the Deep End

Student athletes, athletic trainer, coach discuss adopting new sports during high school
Vaasu Kakuturu and Shannon Moser May 22, 2021

As Nora Kowalski ’22 approaches the gymnasium doors, heart pounding in her chest, she hears an eruption of cheers from within. Though hidden by a face mask, she smiles and takes a deep breath, easing...

Digging for (Green and) Gold?

New England Patriots rumored to swap logo to mimic Stevenson High School Patriots, may face IHSA punishments
Bradley Locker April 6, 2021

After their Week 17 win over the New York Jets, the New England Patriots — who finished 7-9 — are engaging in conversation with Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois in hopes...

Statesman’s 2020-21 March Madness Bracket

As NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament returns, Statesman predicts all six rounds, picks national champion
March 21, 2021

Note: All picks were finalized on 3/15. Compiled and designed by Raghav Khosla and Dwija Ramesh.

Low-Risk Plays

Low-risk winter sports return to practice, competition
Griffin Brown and Madeline Schmitke March 11, 2021

Coach Grant Johnson wraps up his day, checks his email and heads to the Field House to begin his girls varsity badminton practices. He carefully pulls out the nets and sets them up, making sure that his...

IHSA Meeting Gets the Ball Rolling

The IHSA decides start and end dates for sports, releases revised 2020-2021 schedule
Bayarmaa Bat-erdene and Helen Oriatti-Burns February 24, 2021

On January 27, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) released an updated sports schedule for the 2020-21 school year. The schedule, created in accordance with Illinois Department of Public Health...

Stevenson Sports Waiting Game

Q&A with a multisport athlete who reflects on the continual updates to the sports seasons made by Illinois High School Association (IHSA)
Serena Mehta and Advay Voleti February 22, 2021

Q: With new guidelines in place how do you plan to navigate both sports seasons? A: With the guidelines currently in place I would probably prefer lacrosse because of the fact that with wrestling you...

Stevenson Sports, Now Streamed!

Stevenson Sports, Now Streamed!

Stevenson transitions to virtually streaming matches in order to reconnect the Stevenson community
Dwija Ramesh and Sabrina Xue February 19, 2021

Prior to COVID-19, seas of students filled the stands of football games, roaring with excitement, cheering their school on while cheerleaders paraded on the sidelines, and the marching band blared their...

Empty Stands, Full Effort

Stevenson athletes discuss how they have adjusted to the reality of playing without spectators present
Humza Qazi and Lila Maiolo February 19, 2021

Under normal circumstances, Ava Bardic ’22 would be playing varsity basketball surrounded by a gymnasium filled to the brim with spectators, ranging from close friends and family to the average Stevenson...

Changing of the (Offensive) Guard

Changing of the (Offensive) Guard

In spite of recent retirements, NFL contains new stars carrying legacies of veterans, crafting own paths
Bradley Locker February 18, 2021

On January 17, Drew Brees and Tom Brady embraced at the midfield black fleur-de-lis Saints logo, Brady’s Buccaneers having avenged two regular season losses to Brees’ Saints during the regular season...

Summer Sport Seniority

Summer Sport Seniority

Staffer argues why seniors should play out the rest of their seasons after graduation
Matthew Mcgowan February 15, 2021

It all seemed like a minor setback on March 12. While it was disappointing that the spring season was suspended for two weeks due to the emergence of COVID-19, Stevenson spring sports athletes had already...

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