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Monday, May 18, 2015

Scott Kapers puts feather in Mount Carmel's cap for win over St. Rita
As Mount Carmel's closer, Scott Kapers is accustomed to ending games from the pitcher's mound. On Saturday, Kapers ended the Caravan's game against St. Rita from behind the plate. With the tying run at first base in the form of the speedy Danny Gleaves, St. Rita coach Mike Zunica flashed the steal sign. Kapers, one of the area's top catchers and a Valparaiso recruit, threw Gleaves out trying to steal second base earlier in the game.
Mount Carmel Students Caravan Abroad
Mount Carmel students caravanned abroad during spring break as part of Mount Carmel’s study abroad program. This year two trips took place, allowing students to experience various cultures and interests. Participation in the travel abroad program is open to all Mount Carmel students.   Mr. Sean Sweany, Latin teacher and Director of Student Activities, took nine students to Ireland, Wales, London and Paris. For many students this was their first time traveling abroad. “These trips expose students to a new culture,” commented Sweany. “It is a great opportunity to learn how to travel, how to respect other cultures and gain a better understanding of how other people live.”

Friday, May 15, 2015

Elijah Wilborn '15 Wins National Video Contest
When Mount Carmel senior Elijah Wilborn created his safe driving PSA, he left his phone, music and other distractions curbside – and picked up the grand prize in the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge from Toyota and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. Elijah is the winner of a $15,000 scholarship and will have the opportunity to work with a professional production team to reproduce his video for national distribution.
Barrington kindergarten teacher passes out after winning Golden Apple
How does it feel to win a Golden Apple award?" It's almost enough to make you faint," said George Vlasis.He would know. The Hough Elementary School teacher passed out a few minutes after being surprised in his kindergarten classroom with the award and congratulated by a crowd of around 50 friends, family members and colleagues. The Barrington teacher came to moments later and within a minute the celebration was back on.
St. Rita's Matt Ryan shuts out Mount Carmel on three-hitter
rior to a relief appearance on Saturday against Brother Rice, St. Rita's senior left-hander hadn't pitched in weeks.On Wednesday, Ryan had the look of staff ace, recording a three-hitter to lead St. Rita to a 1-0 win over visiting Mount Carmel in Catholic League Blue action.Ryan (4-0) didn't pitch well during the Mustangs' (28-3, 12-3) spring trip to South Carolina in April and has been limited to 18 innings on the season.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mount Carmel men celebrate 50th
Members of the Mount Carmel High School Class of 1965 celebrated the 50th anniversary of their graduation on May 1 in Mount Carmel’s Convocation Center. Eighty-two of Mount Carmel’s largest graduating class, 279, and 22 spouses attended.The event opened with a memorial Mass in Mount Carmel’s chapel celebrated by the Rev. Mike O’Keefe, O.Carm., a member of the class, a former faculty member at Mount Carmel and currently the pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, in Darien.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Providence offense struggles in loss to Mount Carmel baseball
Providence Catholic baseball coach Mark Smith was pleased with both the pitching performance and defensive effort he received from his squad in Saturday’s Chicago Catholic League Blue game against division leader Mount Carmel.
Kennelly Fund to host outing
The Kevin F. Kennelly Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, named after a Mount Carmel student who died tragically in 2011, will host a fundraiser at the Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros game at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday, June 10.Tickets are $40 and include entry to the game, which begins at 7:10 p.m. A tailgate prior to the game will take place in Lot C. Kennelly, a Beverly resident who attended  St. Barnabas Elementary School, was in the honors program in high school, as well as active in football, soccer and baseball.
High School Student from Chicago Wins Grand Prize in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge
When Chicago high school student Elijah Wilborn created his safe driving PSA, he left his phone, music and other distractions curbside – and picked up the grand prize in the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge from Toyota and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms.
Mike Daly delivers string of aces as Providence overpowers Mount Carmel
Providence first-year coach Kyle Klaver didn't need to scout Mount Carmel to know the Caravan's best plan of attack runs through outside hitter Kevin Breakey. "I've got a little history with Kevin. I coached him at Ultimate when he was younger," Klaver said. "We're not trying to put the ball in their best player's hands, so we tried to keep it away from him as much as possible."
Mount Carmel's Nelson Munoz holds off Providence, moves record to 9-0
Nelson Munoz may not be the most talkative kid. Generally, his performance on the mound does the talking for him.That was the case Saturday. Munoz, a Grambling recruit, scattered six hits and struck out eight to lead Mount Carmel to a 3-1 win over host Providence in the Catholic League Blue.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Hupe delivers in first league performance
In the heart of the Catholic League-Blue schedule, each game becomes more intense as teams battle for the prestigious conference championship.That pressure didn’t seem to bother Mt. Carmel sophomore starter Cameron Hupe.He got his first taste of varsity conference action against league power St. Laurence at Haggerty Field on April 29, and Hupe scattered four hits in six innings, allowing only one earned run with seven strikeouts in a 10-1 victory.“I’m really proud of Cameron and the job he did,” said Mt. Carmel Coach Brian Hurry. “This is his first time pitching in the Catholic League-Blue, but that’s how much confidence we have in him. He did a fantastic job throwing all his pitches for strikes and getting ahead in the count.”
Mount Carmel Inducts thirty-seven new members to the National Honors Society
(Chicago, IL) - Mount Carmel High School inducted thirty-seven new members to the National Honors Society, a national organization established to recognize outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Mount Carmel Counts to five, cruises to 23-2 record
Having five starters with three years of varsity experience is a luxury few teams possess. For Mount Carmel, it's reality.That experience has resulted in an outstanding season for the Caravan (23-2), who were 11-0 in the Catholic League Blue through Monday.Ako Thomas, Josh Stowers, Malik Carpenter, Jeremy Houston and Scott Kapers bring a wealth of experience and skill to the lineup. Add two other seniors, A.J. Lewis and Nick Wheeler, into the mix and it's no wonder the Caravan offense is producing a ton of runs.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Malik Carpetner's grand slam powers Mount Carmel
Malik Carpenter's approach with two strikes is to take the pitch either up the middle or the other way.Carpenter, however, felt the need to alter that approach during an at-bat on Saturday against St. Laurence."I was thinking fastball and reacting to the slow stuff," said Carpenter, Mount Carmel's cleanup hitter. "Keep my hands back and drive the ball up the middle or the other way. But when I saw a hanging curveball, I started thinking big. Like, 'What are you going to do with the hanging curveball?'"What Carpenter did was deposit it over the left field fence for a grand slam, which carried the Caravan to a 13-3 win over host St. Laurence in a Catholic League Blue matchup.Mount Carmel (22-2, 10-0) banged out 15 hits.

Friday, May 01, 2015

High school baseball roundup: Jacobs tops Mount Carmel, state's No. 2-ranked team
acobs took down one of the top teams in the state in a, 5-3, win against Chicago Mt. Carmel on Thursday. The Caravan (21-2) are ranked No. 2 by Prep Baseball Report, and the Golden Eagles (18-5) are No. 10. Daniel Tenayuca homered, and Ryan Sargent drove in a run for the Eagles. Ryan George gave up three runs in five innings of work to get thewin. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mount Carmel's Hupe throws four-hitter in win over St. Laurence
Mount Carmel sophomore Cameron Hupe heard a little chatter from St. Laurence heading into his first Catholic League Blue start on Wednesday.8"It was tough because I have some friends on the other team, so facing them, they're going to be talking a little bit," Hupe said.After his performance from the mound, Hupe undoubtedly deserves the last word. The right-hander went six innings, striking out seven and allowing just four hits as Mount Carmel overwhelmed visiting St. Laurence 10-1.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

No. 2 Mount Carmel Sweeps No. 12 Brother Rice in CCL-Blue Action
No. 2 Mount Carmel (20-1, 8-0 Catholic Blue) stole five bases, played superb defense and took advantage of ten Brother Rice errors to sweep away the Crusaders 8-4 in Mount Greenwood. After being blasted 10-0 behind Caravan ace Nelson Munoz (7-0), on Monday, Brother Rice (17-6, 5-3 Catholic Blue) came out fired up to gain a huge CCL-Blue split.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bob Seymour, Mount Carmel like home cooking in Catholic League Blue
Bob Seymour said Mount Carmel was looking to send a message as the Caravan opened their Catholic League Blue schedule at home Monday. "We were just all really pumped up," he said. "We wanted to come out and show what we're all about. "Consider that message sent. Mount Carmel used two big innings, scoring four times in the first and six in the fifth, to roll past Brother Rice 10-0 in five innings.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

On Monday, when Mount Carmel quarterback Anthony Thompson got a scholarship offer from Northern Illinois, he was excited.On Wednesday, after talking it over with his family, Thompson announced on Twitter that he was committing to be a quarterback for the Huskies.Thompson, a 6-foot, 195-pound junior, will follow in the footsteps of former Mount Carmel quarterback Jordan Lynch with the Huskies. In fact, he spoke to Lynch about the offer on Monday night.