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Full time student, full time athlete

Ellie Baden, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2017

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

Stevenson's 2015-16 varsity softball team stands together after a game. The season kicks off on March 22nd.

March 20, 2017

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

Nikita Nepomnyashchiy and Coach Cook high five after Nepomnyashchiy picks up another win.

Lawrence Kreymer and Max Cohn

March 6, 2017

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

Dylan Geick ’17, who has committed to wrestle at Columbia University, pins Malik Beverly from Warren Township Highschool in the 2016 IHSA Regionals at Deerfield High School.

Grace Westphal, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2017

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

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

The athletic department and the special education department are working to increase visibilty of special education students.

Yana Bushuyeva, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2017

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

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

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...

Wrestlers look to continue with sport beyond high school

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

December 12, 2016

Over the past few years, the wrestling team has begun experiencing considerable success, with many of the athletes going on to leave a lasting impact on both the program and Stevenson. For many of these athletes, including Dylan Geick ’17 and Nikita Nepomnyakshchiy ’17, their careers aren’t just...

Patriots beat Lake Forest 50-30 for sixth straight win

Michael Levitt, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2016

On Tuesday the boys’ basketball team topped Lake Forest 50-30 to win their sixth straight game to start the season. The Stevenson defense was outstanding the whole game, with guard Willie Herenton ’17 leading the way with seven steals. Herenton also tied forward Justin Smith ’17 for the scoring...

Beyond the mats

Juda practices for the Parallel Bars event at his gym, the Buffalo Gove Gymnastics Center.

Victoria Kolotov, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016

The faint smell of sweat and chalk fill the buzzing room. The rubber mats squeak as the crowd quietly stirs, waiting in anticipation. Their quiet noise is shushed and lulled away as a male figure approaches the dark blue mat laid out below a set of wooden bars held up parallel to one another by two sets...

Patriots defeat Waukegan in 36-7 blowout

Michael Levitt, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2016

Stevenson won 36-7 against Waukegan on Friday despite starting quarterback Aidan O’Connell ’17 missing the game due to shoulder soreness. Backup Grayson Kubow ’18 stepped up during O’Connell’s absence, passing for over 260 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for a touchdown as well. Waukegan’s...

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