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Monday, July 25, 2016

Homers power Mount Carmel to win over rival St. Rita
Mount Carmel High School sophomore Nate Milianti didn’t shy away from an honest assessment of his game. The catcher readily admitted he’s been struggling at the plate at times this summer. However, Milianti shook off those struggles in a big way on July 12 with a huge three-run homer as Mount Carmel took down rival St. Rita 9-6 in the Richards regional quarterfinals.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

cruises to semifinal win over Mount Carmel
Sitting in the dugout pregame on July 13, Colin Pfotenhauer joked with his Marist High School teammates. “I’m throwing a no-hitter,” the senior pitcher proclaimed with a laugh. However, playing against Mount Carmel in a Richards regional semifinal, Pfotenhauer wasn’t too far off from his prediction.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

 Mount Carmel brings in former star as wrestling coach with Alex Tsirtsis
When Caravan coach John Kading announced he was leaving to be closer to his family and take over the wrestling program at Leyden, LaCount went after his top target: Alex Tsirtsis, a former All-American at Iowa and a four-time state champion in Indiana. Tsirtsis signed on the dotted line because he was impressed with the history of Mount Carmel and liked how the IHSA allows its teams to travel and compete in tournaments across the country.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Seymour and Thomas named to the Daily Southtown Baseball All-Area Team
Alek Thomas, sophomore, outfielder: Five-tool talent hit .394 with seven doubles, five triples, 10 homers and 45 RBIs. Bobby Seymour, junior, infielder: Wake Forest recruit recorded team-high 51 RBIs while hitting .374 with 10 doubles, three triples and four homers.
EDGY Tim Recruiting Update
Mount Carmel senior safety Phazione McClurge made his college choice earlier this week when he gave North Dakota State his verbal commitment after making an unofficial visit to the Fargo-based school.

Monday, June 20, 2016

2018 OT Verdis Brown offered by Buckeyes,
In less than a month, Verdis Brown has gone from no offers to five, from relatively unknown to being recognized as one of the Midwest's top rising junior prospects. On Friday, he attended camp at Ohio State and walked away with a Buckeye offer, which adds to existing offers from Florida State, Illinois, Missouri and Purdue.
CHICAGO OFFENSIVE LINEMAN IS NOW A NATIONAL RECRUIT
It’s been a big week for Chicago (Ill.) Mount Carmel 2018 offensive lineman Verdis Brown who quickly became a national recruit adding offers from Florida State and Ohio State. Brown hasn’t been to Tallahassee yet, but he was in Columbus Friday where he earned his OSU scholarship in camp.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Reid selected for trip to Iceland for global lesson
Mount Carmel High School graduate Emmanuel Reid, of Beverly, was one of seven students selected to travel to Iceland for a week with the global educational travel program EF Educational Tours. Reid, who will attend Boston University in the fall, was among 250 applicants who applied for the opportunity to be immersed in Icelandic culture and to be featured in a video documented by EF Tours.

Monday, June 13, 2016

EDGY'S RECRUITING NEWS AND NOTES: RECRUITS WEIGHING ALL OPTIONS
Chicago Mount Carmel sophomore four-star ranked athlete Houston Griffith (6-foot, 185 pounds) along with his Caravan teammates have seen plenty of college coaches during the spring evaluation period. "It's been a lot of schools lately," Griffith said. "I know that so far Notre Dame has been a school along with Ohio State, Arkansas, Michigan, Penn State, Illinois, Cal, Western Michigan, Central Michigan and UConn. It's been a lot of schools lately."
West Pullman Natives Compete In $2 Million Basketball Tourney
Rico Hill and Britt Booker have been friends since fourth grade. These days, their friendship has taken them to new heights. Hill was recently named the sophomore basketball coach at Mount Carmel High School. He said being involved in the tournament has gotten him through two personal setbacks.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Providence's Mike Madej, Zack Pych eyeing fourth state title
Providence seniors Mike Madej and Zack Pych can't choose a favorite among their three state championships. That's right, three. It's similar to asking a parent to choose a favorite child. Is it the 2014 baseball title, when Jake Godfrey beat Catholic League Blue foe St. Rita in the Class 4A final? Is it the 2015 baseball championship, when the Celtics had rally after rally en route to a come-from-behind victory against Catholic League Blue rival Mount Carmel in the 4A final?
Former Mount Carmel Cheerleader, Reese, to retire after 20-year career in Navy
U.S. Navy Commander Tamsen Reese (McCabe) will retire from active duty service on June 10, culminating 20 years of honorable service. Born and raised in Mt. Greenwood, she graduated from St. Christina Elementary School in 1988 and Maria High School in 1992. In high school she was a cheerleader for Mt. Carmel High School, a gymnast, a member of the school band, a lifeguard at Kennedy Park and a member of the Ridge Park swim club.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

MOUNT CARMEL PARTNERS WITH DEPAUL UNIVERSITY FOR 21ST CENTURY LEARNING INITIATIVE
For the second year in a row, Mount Carmel High School partnered with the DePaul University College of Education and the John and Francis Beck Foundation for the 21st Century Learning Initiative.

Monday, June 06, 2016

KEEPING THE AMERICAN DREAM ON TRACK
In 1954, Fred Marcon graduated from Mount Carmel High School on the south side of Chicago. He was one of seven children, the only boy, living in a three-bedroom apartment with one bathroom. His parents were Italian immigrants; his father worked for the Pullman Standard Manufacturing Company, and his mother was a stay-at-home mom.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

VIDEO: CHICAGO LINEMAN SHINES AT ILLINI CAMP
2018 offensive lineman Verdis Brown from Chicago Mount Carmel recently picked up an offer from the Fighting Illini while on a visit to Champaign.

Friday, June 03, 2016

MOUNT CARMEL CLASS OF 2016 AWARDED MORE THAN $15,900,000 IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
Mount Carmel High School's Class of 2016 collectively has been awarded $15,930,003 in college scholarships.
TOM FARRELL'S FEAT WITH HIS FEET TAKES ST. LAURENCE PAST MOUNT CARMEL
The junior first baseman's speed was on display in the first inning Friday. His steal of home with two outs sparked a three-run outburst for the Vikings, who never looked back in a 9-5 victory over Mount Carmel in a Class 4A St. Rita Sectional semifinal.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

MOUNT CARMEL GRAD TO BE FEATURED IN PROMO VIDEO FOR STUDENT TOURS OF ICELAND
Emmanuel Reid, 17, highly recommends students and teachers look at Iceland for class trips and study abroad opportunities.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

CARAVAN BEATS WALKATHON RECORD
Mount Carmel High School students exceeded fundraising records for the 40th annual walkathon by raising $68,000 to support current and future students of the 116-year-old institution.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

SATURDAY'S AA PREP BOYS TRACK RESULTS

CLASS 2A - Chicago (Mt. Carmel), 7

Shot Put Flight No. 1 - 1 - 3. Verdis Brown, Chicago (Mt. Carmel)

Friday, May 27, 2016

FRIDAY'S CLASS 2A HIGH SCHOOL BOYS STATE TRACK RESULTS
Here are Friday's results in the class AA boys state track and field meet at Eastern Illinois: IHSA BOYS TRACK & FIELD STATE MEET RESULTS O'Brien Stadium, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
EMMANUEL REID '16 SELECTED FOR EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO ICELAND
Senior Emmanuel Reid (Chicago, Beverly) was one of seven students selected to travel to Iceland for a week with the global educational travel program EF Educational Tours.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

'THE BIGS,' SOUTH SIDE NATIVES' SPORTS WEBSITE, SAW A NEED FOR BLACK VOICES
McIntosh, 39, a Chatham native who graduated from Mount Carmel High School, played college baseball at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

ILLINI FIRST TO OFFER MASSIVE CHICAGO SOPHOMORE
Verdis Brown, a 6-foot-5, 295-pound offensive tackle from Chicago Mount Carmel, is only a sophomore, but has added an Illinois offer and has many other programs coming after him.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

DT GREER JOINS EIU AS WALK-ON
Chicago Mount Carmel High School defensive tackle Terrell Greer already had some familiarity with Eastern Illinois University. One of his former teammates, Vince Speller, is a redshirt sophomore safety for the Panthers and one of his friends, Stephen Davis, a Thornridge High School graduate, is a junior defensive lineman.
MCNABB RETURNS TO ALMA MATER
McNabb finished his NFL career with 37,276 passing yards, 234 touchdowns, 3,459 rushing yards and 29 rushing touchdowns. He is the Eagles' all-time leader in career wins, pass attempts, pass completions, passing yards and touchdowns.

Monday, May 23, 2016

JACOB CORREA '17 SELECTED FOR FUTURE LEADERS OF CHICAGO PROGRAM
Jacob Correa '17 (Whiting, IN) has been selected for the Future Leaders of Chicago program at the University of Chicago. 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

LOBO FOOTBALL HAS MOUNT CARMEL CONNECTION
In 1961, Chuck Kelly came to the University of New Mexico to play football, recruited out of a storied program at Chicago's Mount Carmel High School.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

MEN'S TRACK HEADED TO NATIONALS IN SEVEN EVENTS
The Cardinals also have three entrants in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Ethan Adlfinger owns the sixth-fastest time (nine minutes, 2.64 seconds) heading into the meet, while Ken Hoffman sits eighth (9:03.57) and Dan O'Keefe is 15th (9:07.60).

Friday, May 20, 2016

DISABOTO: A LOOK AT THE SOUTHLAND'S BASEBALL TEAMS THAT CAN WIN IT ALL
Why the Caravan can win it all: Offense. The Caravan can generate serious fireworks behind A.J. Lewis, Jeremy Houston, Bobby Seymour and five-tool talent Alek Thomas.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

HERNANDEZ '12 NAMED ARTHUR ASHE JR. SPORTS SCHOLAR
Carlos Hernandez closed out his collegiate career with the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota men's soccer team on Nov. 1, helping the Cardinals to a 3-0 win over Finlandia.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

DONOVAN MCNABB RETURNS TO MOUNT CARMEL, OFFERS ADVICE TO STUDENTS
McNabb, who retired from the NFL in 2011, still looks to be in playing shape. Dressed in a blue and white button-down shirt, gray sports coat and blue jeans, McNabb stressed the importance of setting goals and producing the work necessary to achieve them.
DART, GUIDE HONORED AT MOUNT CARMEL ALUMNI BANQUET
Over 500 people attended Mount Carmel High School's 80th Alumni Banquet, held on the evening of May 6 in the school's Convocation Center.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

'X' MARKS THE WIN FOR CARAVAN
With junior Nikolas Kubik in the face-off "X," the Mount Carmel lacrosse team controls possession against most opponents.
JANSON'S A HIT AN ANNUAL MC FIGHT NIGHT
Thanks to donations from businesses like Janson's Drive-In, 99th Street and Western Avenue, the Mount Carmel High School Fathers' Club's 40th anniversary Fight Night on April 30 was a success.
MOUNT CARMEL STUDENTS RAISE $68,000 FOR ANNUAL WALKATHON FUNDRAISER
Mount Carmel High School students exceeded fundraising records for the 40th annual Walkathon by raising $68,000 to support current and future students of the 116-year-old institution.

Monday, May 16, 2016

RYAN KUTT'S GAME-WINNING HOMER LIFTS BROTHER RICE PAST MOUNT CARMEL
With the Crusaders trailing Mount Carmel 5-4 in the top of the seventh inning, Kutt followed a one-out walk to fellow Illinois recruit Andrew Dyke with a home run for a thrilling 6-5 Catholic League Blue win.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

ILLINOIS RECRUIT MIKE MASSEY SPARKS RED-HOT BROTHER RICE PAST MOUNT CARMEL
The No. 3 batter in a stacked Crusaders order, he hit a two-run homer over the right-field fence. It was the start of three homers by Brother Rice in a 7-1 Catholic League Blue win over Mount Carmel.
BASEBALL: BROTHER RICE 7, MOUNT CARMEL 1
Mount Carmel's AJ Lewis behind the plate against Brother Rice.

Friday, May 13, 2016

MATT TRZESNIEWSKI CLOSES THE DOOR AS PROVIDENCE SLIPS PAST MOUNT CARMEL
The senior right-hander got out of that inning, then worked his way through the heart of the Caravan order in the seventh to preserve host Providence's 4-3 Catholic League Blue victory.
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