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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Caravan finds way to advance to Prep Bowl
Following a block of a St. Rita point-after-touchdown attempt and an interception in the final minute, Mt. Carmel held off a much-improved Mustangs squad 7-6 on a cold and windy night at Gately Stadium on Nov. 20 to earn a spot in the Prep Bowl against Curie on Nov. 27 at noon.

Friday, November 20, 2015

 CN100 Game of the Week preview: CCL Championship - St. Rita vs. Mount Carmel
Chicago Catholic League Championship - St. Rita vs. Mount Carmel
Terrell Greer takes Mount Carmel past St. Rita, into Prep Bowl final
Terrell Greer just has a knack for coming up with big plays for Mount Carmel against St. Rita this season. In Week 4, the senior defensive lineman returned an interception for a touchdown. On Friday night, he blocked an extra point that preserved the Caravan's 7-6 win in the Catholic League final at Gately Stadium.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

White Sox's ACE program nets 15 more scholarships
The Chicago White Sox helped 15 more high school baseball players achieve college scholarships, bringing the total to 106 scholarships earned since the club's Amateur City Elite baseball program started in 2007. Of the players that signed letters of intent during a ceremony at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday, five were from Simeon Career Academy, while two each were from Morgan Park High School and Mount Carmel High School.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Former Homer Stallions player thrives on gridiron with Caravan
Homer resident Anthony Thompson's ascension to star quarterback at Mount Carmel High School and Division I recruit can be traced back to his early years.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Difference Makers - Don't Underestimate Their Impact - You Can't Excel Without Them
Marz is a warrior. After missing the last fifteen games of the 2014 season due to an ankle injury, he returned in 2015 to add defensive stability and consistency to the Coastal midfield. His role has varied somewhat based on the makeup of the Chanticleer's opponent, but he is the guy who is often responsible for marking the oppositions top midfield attacking player and disrupting opposing set pieces in the box. Marz's ability to win balls in the air has been very instrumental to Coastal's defensive presence and his play often generates a quick and very productive Chanticleer counter attack.
Dan Gable Museum announces 2016 Glen Brand HOF Class
T.J. Williams was a two-time NCAA champion, and a three-time All-American at the University of Iowa. He won NCAA titles as a sophomore at 149 pounds in 1999 and as a senior at 157 pounds while finishing third at 157 pounds as a junior. Williams was also a three-time Big Ten champion, and a finalist at the 1997 junior college national tournament for Lassen College. He holds the Hawkeye record for career winning percentage of .990 after finishing with a career record of 98-1. Williams was a four-time state wrestling champion for Mount Carmel High School in Chicago.

Monday, November 09, 2015

11 Chanticleers Named All-Big South
Eleven Coastal Carolina men's soccer student-athletes garnered All-Big South Conference recognition, it was by the conference office Monday, Nov. 9. Colin Marz along with senior forward Tobenna Uzo were honored as first team selections.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

7A football: Glenbard West edges Mount Carmel 7-0 in battle of titans
Special teams tend to play an enormous role in battles like the one that took place in Glen Ellyn on Saturday afternoon, and they put Mount Carmel in position to move on. The Caravan ran 28 plays in the second half, 26 of which were in Glenbard West territory.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Prep football bits: Mount Carmel steady as always in big win
The beauty of running the option is that if executed properly, a play should succeed regardless of how the opposition defends it. Mount Carmel has 11 state championships running the option under Frank Lenti's tutelage, and the philosophy behind it carries over into everything his Caravan do.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Mount Carmel ousts Glenbard North
Turns out Glenbard North football coach Ryan Wilkens had every reason to worry while prepping for Mt. Carmel's vaunted triple-option. The 16th-seeded Caravan ran for 303 yards to 95 for No. 17 Glenbard North in a 42-15 win Saturday at Gately Stadium in Chicago. Mike Kennedy ran for 165 yards and 3 touchdowns, A.J. Lewis for 115 and 2 scores.
Glenbard West wins to set up Mount Carmel matchup
Glenbard West now prepares for a first-time meeting with perennial state power Mt. Carmel in second-round action next weekend.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Marz proves find for Coastal Carolina soccer program
Perhaps the best way to sum up Colin Marz's decision to transfer from Illinois-Chicago to Coastal Carolina a few years ago would be to say it's proven quite fortuitous for both parties. Marz admits he didn't know much about the Chanticleer men's soccer program then and certainly didn't know he'd be playing a key role for a top-10 nationally ranked team on the rise.
Mount Carmel Football Head Coach Frank Lenti pursues twelfth state title
Sam Panayotovich sits down with Mt. Carmel head football coach Frank Lenti. They discuss the Caravan's 30th straight trip to the IHSA playoffs, and share stories and memories from Lenti's 32 years as head coach of the South Side powerhouse.
Mount Carmel freshmen participate in IMPACT service learning program
Mount Carmel High School freshmen students participated a weeklong service-learning program, IMPACT, aimed at heightening the Catholic and Carmelite identity and mission and expanding service learning opportunities for students to express their faith in action. Students toured the restoration project at nearby Wooded Island in Jackson Park and participated in the cleaning and restoration of various sites across Chicago and Northwest Indiana. Pictured from left are Andrew Jeleniewsk, of Lansing; Miles Hoey, Kamal Cooper and Zachary Cotton, all of Chicago; Cruz Ibarra Jr., of Lansing; Sam Gbur, of Thornton;, Kenneth Smalley, of Orland Park; Grant Jasinski, of Munster, and Ethan Vanna, of Chicago.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Straight-A students honored at Mt. Carmel
Matt Mulka (second from left), a 1999 Mt. Carmel High School graduate and 2003 Notre Dame graduate, addressed Mt. Carmel students who achieved straight A's during the last trimester of the school year at a special breakfast reception.
Brilliant goal boosts Caravan
Brilliant - that was the adjective St. Laurence soccer Coach Matt Prunckle used to describe the goal that ended his young team's season against Mt. Carmel in a hard-fought regional semifinal contest in Burbank on a warm evening on Oct. 20. Nobody would argue. Mt. Carmel sophomore midfielder Moises Sanchez drilled the shot from about 30 yards under the cross bar and inside the left post with 17:10 remaining in the second half to give the Caravan, the Catholic League South champions, a 1-0 triumph.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Boys soccer notes: Reavis, Mount Carmel hope to build on upset wins
Outsiders didn't give Reavis or Mount Carmel much of a chance going into Saturday's regional championship games. The Rams, seeded just 10th in the Class 3A Morton Sectional, were up against defending 3A state champion Hinsdale Central, the top seed in the sectional and one of the favorites to claim the state title. The Caravan, seeded eighth in the 2A Glenbard South Sectional, hadn't won a regional title since 2007 and faced top-seeded Benet in the regional final. But the Rams and Caravan proved to be giant-slayers, with both underdogs earning victories.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Prep football: 7A bracket packed at the top
Best first-round game: Glenbard North at Mount Carmel. After an 0-2 start in which it lost by a combined eight points, Glenbard North has been one of the most impressive teams around for the last seven weeks. The Panthers are capable of overpowering almost anybody at the line of scrimmage, but 12-time champion Mount Carmel certainly isn't almost anybody.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Lot on the line for Loyola football team against Mount Carmel
"This always is a game that is circled on our schedule," Loyola senior quarterback Emmett Clifford said. "All the offseason stuff you go through is for games like this." According to Loyola coach John Holecek, Mount Carmel (7-1, 2-1) is the "gold standard" of the conference.
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