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ESPPA awards created to recognize athletic success

Aman Grover, Managing Editor of Production

November 3, 2015

Because of all the attention varsity sports get, it can be hard for athletes at the freshman, sophomore, and junior varsity levels to receive as much attention as they deserve. Hoping to change that, the athletic department has started a new initiative this year: the Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award (...

Students start intramural Spikeball

Lawrence Kreymer

October 7, 2015

Students interested in Spikeball have been pushing for it to become an official Stevenson intramural sport. According to Intramural Director Aaron Wellington, two different groups of students have been actively promoting the sport. Eric Osuch ’18 and Izaac Kahn ’18 have been the leading the effor...

Q&A with Whitney Young basketball transfers

October 1, 2015

Q: How do you like Stevenson? Rodney: We love Stevenson. The people are nice - it’s very welcoming Willie: There’s a great energy in the school. It’s very lively, the people here are nice, the teachers here are great - it’s a great feel. Rodney: (laughs) And the food is good here. Sam: It’s extremely large. B...

Athletes, students replace laces for Cancer Awareness

Athletes, students replace laces for Cancer Awareness

Izabela Zaluska

September 18, 2015

The Stevenson Athletic Department has teamed up with Compass to Care, an organization that focuses on making sure children with cancer get the best treatment possible, in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Childhood Cancer Awareness month through a campaign called Replace the Lace. The money ...

IHSA releases new safety stickers

Max Cohn, Sports Editor

September 7, 2015

  The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced that all high school football players will be asked to wear stickers for player safety for the upcoming 2015 season. Three months before this act was passed, on May 12th, the IHSA created a program named Play Smart, Play Hard (PSPH). PSPH...

SSC becoming a popular exercise option for athletes

Charlotte Ronson, Opinions Editor

August 6, 2015

Seniors, freshmen, boys, girls, lacrosse players and football players. Where can you find a place with all of these people and more under one roof at 6 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Dec. to May? Stevenson Strength and Conditioning (SSC). SSC has been around for almost seven years, and each year...

Volunteers partake in icy water challenge

Nitya Gupta

April 25, 2015

On Feb. 23, 17 students participated in the Fox Lake Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge for Special Olympics through their sociology and political thought classes. The money raised during the event is donated to the Special Olympics, an organization that provides athletic training for children...

Patriot coaches reveal pre-game team customs

Sami Sparber, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2015

As successful as Stevenson sports teams are, most fans in attendance leave the game thinking only of the final score. What they don’t realize is that behind every Patriot win is a long history of pre-game traditions. No matter the sport, every team has its own unique pre-game rituals. It’s the combination...

Varsity Hockey Player competes at Illinois Showcase

Nikol Safronova, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2015

Ever since Jake Cimarusti ‘16 was four years-old, he dreamed of succeeding in hockey. Now, after 13 years of hard work, his dreams have became reality following his placement on the 23-member Illinois High School Showcase Team. Cimarusti also helped lead the Illinois team to second at the Showcase. “I believ...

Experts review local funding for school sports

Cindy Yao, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2015

For many sports programs, the cost of quality equipment and coaches adds up. Under budget cuts, schools face having to reduce programs or implement pay-to-play fees, among many other repercussions. Ultimately, this raises the question of how, or even if, differences in funding can affect athletic programs...

Alum reflects on experience as SHS basketball player, professional Houston Comets career

Kayla Guo, Copy Editor

April 25, 2015

In 1997, the nation witnessed multiple milestones for women’s basketball. That was the year the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) began its first season. That was the year that teams like the Los Angeles Spark, Houston Comets and New York Liberty played in the first nationally televised...

Girls’ varsity bowling team ends strong, statebound team member places third

Shubhangi Joshi, Business Manager

April 20, 2015

Just a couple hours before 9 a.m, Kaitlyn Rudy ’16 was trying to keep herself calm. She knew that this state tournament was important, but she kept reminding herself that it was simply another tournament in the season. Yet by the end of the weekend, Rudy placed 3rd in the girls’ state bowling tourna...

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