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Thursday, August 25, 2016

CARMELITES PROFESS SOLEMN VOWS
On Saturday, August 20, 2016, Carmelite brothers Matthew Gummess and Jorge Monterroso made their solemn profession of vows. The profession took place in the Crypt Church in the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC. Family members and Carmelites traveled thousands of miles to take part in the celebration. The joyous occasion was overseen by William Harry, OCarm, Provincial of the Most Pure Heart of Mary province of Carmelites.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

MOUNT CARMEL’S DON BUTKUS STEPPING UP FOR ST. FRANCIS
Don Butkus, a Mount Carmel High School graduate, was an immediate contributor for the Saints after sitting out two seasons, one as a redshirt and the second as a medical redshirt following shoulder surgery. Once he did take the field, Butkus started all 11 games in helping St. Francis win a share of the Mid-States Football Association conference title with St. Xavier University. He threw for 1,822 yards and 16 touchdowns with 10 interceptions while rushing for 369 yards and five touchdowns.
LOCAL ROUNDUP: MOUNT CARMEL'S JOSIAH ASH TURNS THORNTON CO-OP TO DUST
In Tuesday's season opener, Josiah Ash made the transition from playing a role to being a star. The junior forward scored both goals as the Caravan topped Thornton co-op 2-0 in a Windy City Ram Classic first-round game at Marian Catholic.
DISABATO: PASSION STILL BURNS INSIDE MOUNT CARMEL FOOTBALL COACH FRANK LENTI
"I've been doing this a long time, but I'll still have a nervous type of excitement," Lenti said. "The first game you wonder what your team is going to look like on game day. That's part of the fun and excitement." Lenti is the all-time winningest football coach in state history, compiling a 357-68 record at Mount Carmel.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

HOWIE FAGAN TO BE HONORED AT CHICAGOLAND SPORTS HALL OF FAME
The Chicagoland Hall of Fame today introduced the Class of 2016 as well as the rejuvenation of the Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Set for honors are the “voice of the Chicago Bulls” Chuck Swirsky, accepting the media award, and special recognition of Don Wilson, Chairman of Chicago’s America Cup World Series, Pat Ryan, Chairman of Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid, the late Mt. Carmel coach and longtime Hall of Fame advocate Howie Fagan and more. Click here to read more....
FOOTBALL PREVIEW: NO. 2 MOUNT CARMEL
Caravan coach Frank Lenti is using “embrace the suck,” an old military phrase, to help get his team through this summer’s long and hot practices and it’s resonating.
AREA CATHOLIC SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW: MARIST, BROTHER RICE, ST. RITA, MT. CARMEL, ST. LAURENCE
Coach’s Outlook: “Our goal is to win the first game, then after that trying to win the Catholic League Blue and see how deep we can go in the state playoffs. We’ve been picked pretty high, but we still have a lot of parts to put together, only return two starters and defense and don’t know who our quarterback is going to be. I like our chemistry. We seem to fit well together and that’s always important.”

Monday, August 22, 2016

MOUNT CARMEL RIVAL SCHOOL, MONTINI PRESEASON UPDATE
Montini is hard-pressed to match that playing such foes as Mt. Carmel on top of its Chicago Catholic League Green slate.
CSN PREPS POWER RANKINGS: NO. 6 MOUNT CARMEL
CSNChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state.
Countdown to Football: Mount Carmel ranked No. 5 by Daily Southtown
The Caravan open the season Sunday against Taft at Soldier Field. A Week 3 showdown against defending Class 8A state champion Loyola will give 12-time state champion Mount Carmel a very good indication of how its stacks up.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Caravan rugby alum plays in South Africa
A 2016 Mt. Carmel graduate, the 18-year old Beverly resident will head this fall to Notre Dame College, in Cleveland, the national runner-up last season, on an athletic scholarship to play rugby. His freshman year of college comes after a hectic rugby schedule that included playing with an All-Star team in Colorado and traveling to South Africa for a two-week tour that included four games against some of the country’s best young teams. Approached in the past by the Illinois Tornados, Guerra was forced to turn down the team’s offer to play because of the time commitment of playing football.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

‘Ring Around the Warrior’ to benefit St. Cajetan programs
The lights will be bright in a unique setting, and boxers young and old will be sparring for a good cause on a hot summer night. “Ring Around the Warrior: Round 1,” the inaugural boxing fundraiser organized by the St. Cajetan Men’s Club, will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, in the St. Cajetan Elementary School parking lot, 2447 W. 112th St.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Tournament keeps keepin’ on for Kennelly scholarship
For the fifth consecutive year, the Keepin’ on for KFK 16-inch Softball Tournament raised thousands of dollars for a noble cause on July 9. Funds go toward the Kevin F. Kennelly Memorial Scholarship Fund, named in honor of a Beverly teen who died in 2011 after he was struck in the head during an incident in Long Beach, Ind.
Spartans extend offer to Verdis Brown
Verdis Brown, a junior lineman at Chicago, IL (Mount Carmel), visited East Lansing on Saturday and picked up an offer from Michigan State. The Top247 lineman Brown announced the news on Twitter. The 6-foot-3, 294-pound Brown has additional scholarship offers from Ohio State, Illinois, Missouri, Purdue, and a few others. His 247Sports Crystal Ball favors the Buckeyes at 100%.

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.

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. 

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.

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.
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