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Thursday, May 05, 2016

BASEBALL: MOUNT CARMEL 5, ST. RITA 1
Mount Carmel's Alek Thomas rounds third base after his solo home run against St. Rita.
MOUNT CARMEL HIGH HONORS 92-YEAR-OLD BEVERLY MAN
Finn, 92, will be honored Friday for the award at the school's Alumni Banquet. He will join Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who is receiving the Father. Aquinas Colgan, O. Carm. Humanitarian Award.
HEALTHY AT LAST, CONNOR SPEAR PITCHES MOUNT CARMEL PAST ST. RITA
Spear, a senior, fired a five-hitter to lead Mount Carmel to a 5-1 Catholic League Blue win.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

MOUNT CARMEL HONORS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS AT SCHOLAR LUNCHEONS
Mount Carmel High School hosted two scholarship luncheons to honor the achievements of current freshmen who were recipients of the James Barda Leadership Award and the Kevin F. Kennelly Jr. Memorial Scholarship.
WALSH GAINS AVCA ACCOLADES
Lewis middle hitter Bobby Walsh was a first team All-American selection Monday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
HERE COMES THE SHERIFF
His youngest is now six and his eldest 14. The latter, following in the footsteps of his father, uncles, grandfather, and great-grandfather, is a freshman at the private, Catholic, all-boys Mount Carmel in Woodlawn. Before that he attended the neighborhood school Mount Greenwood Elementary, where his four sisters now go.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

THREE FLYERS VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS NAMED ALL-AMERICANS
Bobby Walsh is a 2012 graduate of Mount Carmel High School. 
BOBBY WALSH - TEAM USA PROFILE
Named All-Chicago Catholic League each of his first three seasons at Mount Carmel

Monday, May 02, 2016

ANGLERS DROP LINES IN HAMMOND FOR DERBY
Connie Goodman of Dyer taught her son, Brian, 17, to fish when he was a youngster. They traveled to various spots over the years and it became a beloved hobby for both of them. Brian attends Mount Carmel High School in Chicago and belongs to the fishing team there.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

MOUNT CARMEL PARTICIPATES IN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY POPE FRANCIS HOME CHALLENGE
Ten Mount Carmel seniors and three faculty and staff members participated in the Habitat for Humanity Pope Francis Home Challenge on Thursday, April 14th.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

LEWIS HELPS CARMEL STEAL CCL WIN AT ST. LAURENCE
Mount Carmel senior A.J. Lewis has been around the battles in the Chicago Catholic League-Blue long enough to appreciate the intensity and importance of each conference game.

Monday, April 25, 2016

BRIAN LYLE'S TWO-RUN HOMER HELPS ST. LAURENCE TAKE DOWN MOUNT CARMEL
But Lyle also showed he is more than capable with his bat. His two-run homer in the fifth inning erased a 2-1 deficit and powered St. Laurence to a 12-3 Catholic League Blue win over host Mount Carmel.
BASEBALL: ST. LAURENCE 12, MOUNT CARMEL 3
Mount Carmel's Neil Novosel connects for a RBI single.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

JAKE LENTI GIVES MOUNT CARMEL A RUN-SCORING THREAT AT BOTTOM OF ORDER
Jake Lenti hits ninth in Mount Carmel's batting order, but the senior outfielder prefers to look at it another way.
BASEBALL: MOUNT CARMEL 10, MONTINI 3
Mount Carmel third baseman Zion Pettigrew chases down a Montini high bouncer.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

KORNACKI: MICHIGAN IS A-OK WITH AKO THOMAS IN THE LINEUP
Ako Thomas might be only 5-8, but the freshman second baseman is playing a big role in the offense after making some adjustments at the plate.
LOCAL ROUNDUP: LOCKPORT'S JOHN MEYER TAKES SPIN, WINS H-F TRACK MEET
Mount Carmel's Verdis Brown was second (52-2) and Lockport's Matt Chmielewski third (49-10) out of 40 entrants.

Friday, April 15, 2016

MEN'S BASKETBALL SIGNS MOUNT CARMEL PRODUCT
University of the Incarnate Word men's basketball head coach Ken Burmeister picked up a commitment from Mount Carmel's (IL) Christian Peevy who signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

ST. RITA HEATS UP IN SECOND HALF OF 12-5 VICTORY
St. Rita's offense was as cold as the weather in the opening quarter of its Catholic League lacrosse tournament showdown against rival Mount Carmel on April 8.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

FLAHERTY RETIRES ON TOP AFTER STRONG CAMPAIGN
Mount Carmel High School announced on April 8 the retirement of legendary basketball coach and social studies teacher Mike Flaherty.

Monday, April 11, 2016

MOUNT CARMEL STUDENTS SPEND EASTER BREAK TRAVELING ABROAD
Mount Carmel continued its commitment to providing students with life-shaping experiences through two organized study trips during Easter break. One group traveled to Italy and Greece, while a second explored Spain.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

BUILDING HIS FUTURE: FORMER SAINTS DEFENDER GLENN FOSTER HAS FLOURISHED AFTER FOOTBALL, WORKING AS A CONTRACTOR, DEVELOPER AND REAL ESTATE AGENT
Football was never Foster’s only dream. He did not play until his sophomore year at Chicago’s Mount Carmel High; he received his first scholarship offer as a junior. Without the obvious carrot of a football career in front of him early in his teenage years, Foster had time to focus on another kind of dream entirely.

Friday, April 08, 2016

LEGENDARY BASKETBALL COACH MIKE FLAHERTY ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
Flaherty, who had a 17-9 record in his first year as a head coach at Mendel in 1976-77, announced his retirement Friday as a coach and social studies teacher at Mount Carmel.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

BERNARD FUTRELL NAMED USA WRESTLING ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Mount Carmel High School grad, Bernard Futrell, has been selected as TheMat.com Athlete of the Week on April 5, 2016. After storming to first place at the Last Chance Olympic Trials Qualifier in Cedar Falls, Iowa this weekend, Futrell became the last man to qualify for the 65 kg/143 lbs. bracket at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials to be held next week in Iowa City, Iowa.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

MOUNT CARMEL FOOTBALLER TO CONTINUE PLAYING AT IOWA STATE
Older siblings tend to have a big influence on their younger brothers or sisters. That was the case for Orland Park resident and Mount Carmel senior Steven Wirtel.
WESTERN MICHIGAN'S BEAU FILKINS ON COMEBACK TRAIL AFTER BATTLING CANCER
Beau Filkins was no different than most 20-year-old college athletes.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

FUTRELL OVERCOMES ADVERSITY TO QUALIFY FOR OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS
Bernard "B.J." Futrell is a 2008 graduate of Mount Carmel High School.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

MOUNT CARMEL GRAD INVENTS WAR PAINT FOR MILITARY, HUNTERS
Norris, a Mount Carmel High School grad, would often go on three-day reconnaissance missions as a Navy SEAL. He wore military-issued face paint in hiding, which he would often have to reapply as sweat would wash away the greasy camouflage.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

CARAVAN TAKES FULL ADVANTAGE OF EXTRA OUTS
Giving any team extra outs is asking for trouble - doing it against an opponent of the caliber of Mount Carmel is a recipe for disaster.

Monday, March 28, 2016

CARAVAN BASEBALL AIMS FOR CCL BLUE, STATE TITLES
It's that time of the year for the Mount Carmel baseball team to take the field as they look to right the ship after a loss in the state championship game last June. The team lost 12 seniors from last year's team, but will return 12 others as this year's seniors. Coach Brian Hurry believes that could be a difference maker for his team.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

EVERY TEAM NEEDS A PLAYER LIKE WOLVERINES SECOND BASEMAN AKO THOMAS
"Pretty much, my role on the team - being at the bottom of the order - is to see a lot of pitches, wear the pitcher out and just do whatever my team needs me to do, pretty much," said Thomas, a former Chicagoland All-Stater at Mount Carmel. "I'm good with two strikes, so I just battle-off most of the time."

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

WRESTLING RECAP: MC TAKES THE COUNTRY BY STORM
Mount Carmel wrestlers get up before the sun is up and work out for two hours before school. Most of them are wearing hoodies and sweatpants to sweat more and lose the weight that will put them in the right class. Right after school they head to the Alumni Gym and practice, with the same layers on as in the morning, for at least an hour and a half. They don't get to eat a lot for lunch or dinner. This goes on for three months, not even including club wrestling.

Monday, March 21, 2016

BENEDICTINE PICKS DEVELOPMENT LEADER
His previous advancement experience includes roles at St. Francis High School in Wheaton, De La Salle Institute in Chicago, St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights and Mount Carmel High School in Chicago.

Friday, March 18, 2016

MOUNT CARMEL RAISES $134,000 FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH
With this statistic and the members of the Mount Carmel community that have lost battles with cancer in mind, Mount Carmel continued its commitment to supporting childhood cancer research by raising over $134,000 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. That accomplishment made Mount Carmel the second highest St. Baldrick's fundraising high school in Chicago.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

MOUNT CARMEL STUDENTS SHAVE HEADS FOR ST. BALDRICK'S; EVENT HONORS 2 KIDS, TEACHER
Some Chicago teenagers shaved their heads in support of childhood cancer research Thursday. Mount Carmel High School students volunteered to go bald during the event.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

SOUTHLAND's TOP 10 TEAMS AND 30 PLAYERS TO WATCH FOR BASEBALL IN 2016
2. Mount Carmel (36-5): The Class 4A state runner-up has an exceptional returning nucleus in shortstop Jeremy Houston (Indiana), first baseman Bobby Seymour (Wake Forest), infielder Zion Pettigrew, outfielder Alek Thomas and pitcher Cameron Hupe. Outfielders Neil Novosel and Jake Lenti should wreak havoc on bases. Success largely will depend on the development of unproven pitchers Connor Spear (St. Joe's), Seamus Sjostrom and Diego Munoz.
GRIFFITH IMPRESSED WITH ACADEMICS AT NEBRASKA
Chicago Mount Carmel's Houston Griffith is one of the Midwest's top prospects in 2018 class.
MOUNT CARMEL HOSTS CARAVAN SPIRITUALITY SERIES
Mount Carmel High School's final session of a three part series on Catholic Social Teaching will take place on April 5, 2016 and is open to all adult Mount Carmel alumni, parents, and friends.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Chicago baseball; talk of the town
Although it's not quite spring weather yet, America's favorite pastime, baseball, is right around the corner. Major League baseball is not the only excitement around Mount Carmel, as the Caravan baseball team also preps for another run towards a state title.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Mount Carmel grad Jordan Lynch talks to NCC baseball team on CFL, NIU
While North Central College baseball coach Ed Mathey was still at Northern Illinois, he had a special bond with Jordan Lynch. Lynch, the Huskies' quarterback, grew up playing baseball and football at Mount Carmel. Always wanting to play baseball at the next level but never getting the chance, Lynch used his connection with Mathey in a different way.
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