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Monday, September 29, 2014
Mount Carmel establishes academic fraternity in honor of Coach E.
Mount Carmel High School has named a new scholarly fraternity to honor late teacher Curt Ehrenstrom.The Oak Lawn man was an alumni who also taught and coached at the Chicago Catholic school before his death in May of pancreatic cancer.The Ehrenstrom Scholars Fraternity is designed to elevate the academic and cultural experience of the school’s highest-achieving students. Honors program students will go through a thorough application and interview process before being named a member of the selective fraternity.

Mount Carmel gets ground game going in 49-7 win over De La Salle
Coming off consecutive losses for just the third time in more than a decade, Mount Carmel needed a spark to give its postseason hopes a boost.Cue quarterback Anthony Thompson and a punishing offensive line.The Caravan racked up 457 yards and six touchdowns on the ground Friday night against De La Salle. Thompson rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries as Mount Carmel rolled 49-7 in the Catholic League crossover at Gately Stadium.

Mount Carmel routs De La Salle
Times No. 2 Mount Carmel scored 28 unanswered second-half points and broke a two-game losing streak with a 49-7 Catholic League crossover win over De La Salle on Friday night at Gately Stadium.A.J. Lewis led the ground attack with 124 yards rushing on 10 carries and two touchdowns. Anthony Ries rushed for 102 yards, while quarterback Anthony Thompson rushed for 89 yards and two scores.Colin Knusta stopped a De La Salle drive with an interception.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
St. Rita tops Mount Carmel in thriller
Mount Carmel (1-3, 0-2) trailed 14-0 and 20-14 before Anthony Thompson engineered his best drive of the season to give the Caravan a 21-20 lead with 2 minutes, 1 second to play. Bears receiver Brandon Marshall attended the game and took to social media to talk about the rivalry. "Nothing like high school football. Biggest rivalry in sports. St. Rita vs Mount Carmel," Marshall tweeted.
Key performers: St. Rita — Dion Bobo, 2 catches, 75 yards, TD. Mount Carmel — Anthony Ries, 111 yards rushing, TD.

Welch to lead campus ministry, Impact program
Mr. Gregory Welch is not only new to Mount Carmel, but he is also new to the city of Chicago. However, he is no stranger to change. Growing up in Indianapolis, his career has taken him from New Jersey to Ohio to Illinois.  Now he has ended up not far from from his original home home, but getting used to living in his first big city.”It takes time. but I’m getting there.” 

McGuire dives into new profession
An All-American swimmer from his days at Fenwick High School, Mr. Matthew McGuire hopes to bring new ideas to the art program at Mount Carmel, where he will teach three art classes as well as two sections of technology. More importantly, he hopes to contribute to building community through strong relationships with students and faculty.

DeAngelis joins math department
Mr. Anthony DeAngelis, known to colleagues and family as “Tony,” is a new faculty member at Mount Carmel. Originally from Chicago, DeAngelis attended college at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana, where he majored in secondary education. Before DeAngelis became a teacher, he worked with an engineering firm for 10 years. Afterwards he considered entering the physical therapy field, but eventually decided to pursue teaching. “My goal is to help people,” says DeAngelis.

Heyman steps up to the plate
It only took Mr. Neil Heyman three weeks into school to figure out what Mount Carmel is all about. “It’s a fierce brotherhood: the boys are the first to push each other down, but also the first to pick them up.” Heyman, a Cincinnati native, attended DePaul University here in Chicago. There he studied American politics and received his masters degree in English literature. Once he knew his goal of becoming the starting left fielder for the Cincinnati Reds wouldn’t work out, he decided teaching was the way to go.

IHSA Football Turning into 'Survivor'
Can the two-time defending state champion Mount Carmel Caravan break out of its 1-3 record and turn things around? Mount Carmel showed some flashes of better things to come last Friday in its 23-21 last-second loss to rival St. Rita (4-0). Down 14-0, the Caravan offense was able to rally and take a late fourth quarter lead led by the play of senior QB Anthony Thompson. 

Monday, September 22, 2014
High School/Local College Sports Roundup for Sept. 22, 2014
Marist 2, Mount Carmel 0: Goals by Sam Gainer and Carter Olson spurred visiting Marist (3-6-1). Noah Kemp (second shutout) made four saves for the RedHawks.
Mount Carmel 168, Illiana Christian 175: Medalist Mike Goodman had an even-par 36 to vault Mount Carmel at Glenwoodie. Matthew Zandstra (40) was the leading scorer for Illiana Christian.

South Side Rivalry
It is a game that football players from Mount Carmel and St. Rita will remember for the rest of their lives. It is also a game that both teams want to remember as being victorious. As big as this rivalry is and the history of the series, which dates back to 1924, it's hard for the players to think of it as just a conference game. "It is for South Side bragging rights," Mount Carmel linebacker Troy Wiessenhoffer said. "It is a big deal, but you also have to remember that you are there to play a football game and you have to concentrate on that."

Monday, September 15, 2014
Providence Wins Over Mount Carmel 33-14
What could have been a perfect first half went awry for Providence when, at the Mount Carmel 22, Hunniford tried a flip to the right side that was picked off in full stride at the 24 by Caravan defender Nick Wheeler. Nobody touched him on the long trek to the end zone, which ended with two seconds showing on the clock. Mount Carmel couldn’t build on the momentum, however, as Providence stretched the lead to 24-6 via a 37-yard pass from Hunniford to Boykin. A fourth-quarter 16-yard run and conversion catch by Avery Safford gave Mount Carmel a breath of life, but the Caravan didn’t threaten again.

Mount Carmel Freshmen Participate in Overnight
The Class of 2018 at Mount Carmel High School participated in a freshman overnight, which took place on the campus of Mount Carmel and nearby 63rd Street Beach on Lake Michigan. The freshman overnight is the first in a series of all-student activities that are part of the Mount Carmel experience of prayer, community and service. The experience consists of presentations, small group discussion, recreational time, morning prayer on the lakefront, and Mass. 

Providence, Boykin too much for Mount Carmel
Top-ranked Mount Carmel wanted to keep the ball away from Providence’s explosive offense, led by Notre Dame-bound wideout Miles Boykin. And, by holding the ball for more than 16 minutes of the first half Friday, you’d think the Caravan was successfulA 17-6 halftime score and a 33-14 final, both in the Celtics’ favor, said otherwise.“We did some of the things we wanted to do,” Carmel coach Frank Lenti said. “We possessed the ball. But we dropped a touchdown pass. We dropped a kickoff. And they have a very fine football team. In a lot of ways, they outplayed us tonight.“We’ve been on our guys about not practicing hard enough to win games. We haven’t been.”

Friday, September 05, 2014
Mount Carmel High School hosted their annual Women’s Gridiron Football Clinic on Wednesday, September 3rd. 60 plus participants joined the Mount Carmel coaching staff for an evening dedicated to teaching football basics through classroom work and drills – an experience just like all Mount Carmel football players have! The evening started with a meet-and-greet with the coaches, followed by drills on Carey Field and concluded with a group picture and refreshments.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Mount Carmel Implements IMPACT Service Learning Program
Mount Carmel is thrilled to announce the implementation of the IMPACT service-learning program here at Mount Carmel. We are excited about this wonderful opportunity to continue to strengthen our Catholic, Carmelite identity and instill in our young men a life-long commitment to service-learning and reflection.

Mount Carmel Implements IMPACT Service Learning Program
Mount Carmel is thrilled to announce the implementation of the IMPACT service-learning program here at Mount Carmel. We are excited about this wonderful opportunity to continue to strengthen our Catholic, Carmelite identity and instill in our young men a life-long commitment to service-learning and reflection.

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