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Beyond the mats

Beyond the mats

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...

Anticipating transgender athletes

Anticipating transgender athletes

Olivia Lamberti, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016

When Cassidy Nordstrom ’12 came out as transgender halfway through her junior year, changing for gym class became a lot more difficult. “I came to the issue of obviously, I don’t want to use the men’s room, and the women’s room was just as uncomfortable for me,” Nordstrom said. “I had to ...

Patriettes’ last dance at nationals

Patriettes’ last dance at nationals

Adele Lee, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016

Although the varsity Patriettes had a noteworthy 2015-2016 season, placing sixth at the National Dance Alliance’s (NDA) high school championships, the team will not be returning to the competition this March. According to co-captains Analese DeMaio ’17 and Abigail Asher ’17, their overall experience...

Alum signs with Diamondbacks

Alum signs with Diamondbacks

Michael Levitt, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016

A former Stevenson Patriot achieved his dream recently, as alum Adam Walton ’12 signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks and is playing with one of their minor league teams, the Hillsboro Hops. Walton, a natural shortstop, has been playing both second base and shortstop regularly, with a bit of third base as...

Stevenson defeats Mundelein with 48 – 6 victory

Stevenson defeats Mundelein with 48 – 6 victory

Max Cohn, Sports Editor

September 20, 2016

Stevenson has finally found its groove––winning three straight games, the last of which against Mundelein on Friday, Sept. 19. The game was over one minute in; the Patriots lead 7-0 on a big run by Anthony Sibo ’17. Three minutes in, Michael Marchese ’17 intercepted the Mustangs’ first offensive...

Patriots defeat Lake Forest 43-12, continue strong start

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Media Editor

September 11, 2016

After a tough start to the season losing to Palatine in their home opener, the Patriots have now won back-to-back games. Last week, Stevenson went to Muskegon High School in Michigan, beating one of the best teams in their state. This past Friday, Stevenson came back home to play their first North...

Patriots lose season opener 28-20 to Palatine

Patriots lose season opener 28-20 to Palatine

Michael Levitt, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2016

Stevenson started the season off on a rough note Friday, losing 28-20 to Palatine. The Patriots did well in the first half, leading 20-14 at halftime, but blew the lead in the third quarter, giving up back-to-back touchdowns. Aidan O'Connell ’17 led the Patriots down inside Palatine's 20-yard line...

Girls track initiates squads, strives to eliminate cliques

Emma Ismail, News Editor

March 4, 2016

The girls’ track team has kicked off the season with a great start, winning the first track meet of the year. On March 1, the team beat Buffalo Grove and Vernon Hills High School during the indoor meet at Buffalo Grove High School. "We won, I was so pumped," Bridget Huston '16, girls' track...

Girls’ bowling finishes second in North Suburban Conference meet

Lawrence Kreymer

February 19, 2016

In their North Suburban Conference meet, Stevenson’s girls’ bowling team finished second overall and had three players earn all-conference honors. Kaitlyn Rudy ’16 was Stevenson’s top qualifier, finishing in fourth place with a total score of 1,148. Xanthe Coulson ’16 and Samantha Schmidt ’1...

Basketball preseason analysis

Max Cohn, Sports Editor

December 9, 2015

  Last season represented the definition of a perfect season for the Patriot Nation as our boys’ varsity team was able to accomplish a feat they had been striving for the last three years––winning a state title. Led by the best point guard in the country, Jalen Brunson ’15, it was no...

New boys’ bowling coach announced

Max Cohn, Sports Editor

November 4, 2015

  Boys’ varsity bowling, coming off the most successful season in school history in which eight bowlers were state qualifiers, hired a new head coach when longtime head coach Barry Lapping resigned.  On Sept. 23, it was announced that Cody Mathias would be replacing Lapping. “[Coach Mathias]...

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