Kerrigan Bogard of Allendale recently competed in the USTA Nationals in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She won National Champion in tumbling for sub-beginner girls age 5! She competes for Star Studio in Olney IL.
Wabash Mission 05 provided their Dads with a real nice treat this past weekend going 7-1 on the weekend, winning the 12U division of the USSSA Father’s Day tournament. Mission played very well in their two pool-play games on Saturday winning 5-3 over the Southern Indiana Hotshots and 11-4 over the HERricanes to claim the #1 seed in the 7 team tournament. A night of rest and an early 8 a.m. start did not fare well for the Mission girls as they came out flat, losing their first-round bracket game 4-3. A first round loss in the double elimination tournament meant a long road back to the championship, with heat indices soaring about the century mark. The loss must have woken the Mission girls and their bats up as they went on to outscore their next three opponents 40-0, including a 15-0 win over Kentucky Lightening, a 15-0 win over 12U Triple Threat, and a 10-0 win over the Southern Indiana Hotshots. The third win of the day put Wabash Mission in the championship to face the HERricanes who provided Mission’s only loss of the weekend earlier that morning. Kadie Simmons took to the circle in the first championship game tossing a complete game, allowing 0 runs on 1 hit, striking out 4 and walking only 1 batter. The team belted out 13 hits with Carli Merritt having 3 hits (1 RBI), Libby Horton 2 hits (3 RBI), Mack Sanders 2 hits (1 RBI), Kadie Simmons 2 hits (2 RBI), Piper Belt 2 hits, Rachel Gill 1 hit (1 RBI), and Kathryn Blake 1 hit (1 RBI). Mission scored 12 runs on those 13 hits with the HERricanes recording 3 errors in the field. Final score of the first championship game was 12-0.
The two teams had to turn around and play a three-inning game to decide the champion as each team had only suffered one loss in the double elimination bracket play. Rachel Gill was given the ball in the second championship game and came out dealing well, holding the HERricanes scoreless for the first two innings while Mission managed to scrap out a run in the first frame and a run in the second frame taking a 2-0 lead into what looked to be the final inning of the weekend. That is when things became very interesting. The HERricanes managed to squeak out two runs on a walk, two singles and error in the third inning, tying the game but leaving the home team an opportunity to walk it off and head home as champions. Three well struck balls all managed to record outs for Mission, resulting in an extra inning, international tie-breaker. The tie breaker started each inning with a runner on 2nd and 3rd and one out in the books. The HERricanes managed to score 3 runs in the top of the fourth inning on an infield single followed by two throwing errors. Wabash Mission decided that the game wasn’t quite over with Carli Merritt, Mackenzie Sanders, and Kadie Simmons all scoring on a single and fielder’s choice to tie the game once again at 5-5. Gill walked her first batter to load the bases in the top of the fifth inning but received some great defensive help when Piper Belt caught a line drive and tossed to Selby Patberg at second base to record the third out of that inning. Mission came to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning, once again starting with a runner on second and third with one out; Piper Belt drew a walk loading the bases. Kathryn Blake came to the plate and lined to center for the second out but was shallow enough that Mission was unable to score the run from third. Selby Patberg popped out to the third baseman to end the fifth inning. Kadie Simmons returned to pitch the top of the sixth inning for Wabash Mission and shut down the HERricanes receiving a grounder back to the pitcher and then managed to strike out the three-hole batter swinging in three pitches. Kathryn Blake was placed on second base and Selby Patberg on third base to begin the tie-breaker in the bottom of the sixth with Rachel Gill up to bat. Gill wasted no time ending the game, belting the first pitch she saw over the centerfielders head with Selby Patberg sliding head first into home plate in a walk-it-off fashion. The win provided Wabash Mission with some much needed USSSA points as they will be traveling to Gulf Shores, Alabama in July to play for a week in the USSSA National Championships. Mission 05 will take to the diamond again this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky to compete in the USSSA Kentucky State Championships. They will be hosting their Third Annual Mission Smash on the Wabash in Mt. Carmel on July 7th and 8th.
Family, friends, coaches, and well-wishers gathered this evening in the MCHS Gym as Ella Banks, Senior at Mount Carmel High School, signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball for McKendree University, Lebanon, IL. Ella is receiving both Athletic and Academic scholarships.
Among her many accomplishments, Ella was named 3rd team All-State in Class 2A and was an All Big 8 Conference selection.
Calling all volleyball enthusiasts! Wabash Valley College will be offering a Volleyball Camp for girls this summer on July 9-12 in the Spencer Sports Center. Session I will be offered from 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. for grades 5-6-7-8, with Session II offered from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for grades 9-10-11-12. The cost is $90 for the 4-day camp.
Registration may be done online at www.wvcwarriorathletics.com; payment and registration may be sent to: Wabash Valley College Volleyball, 2200 College Drive, Mt. Carmel, IL 62863. Phone: 618-262-8641, ext. 3320. For any questions, contact Mark Colvin at 618-263-2918. Registration deadline for T-shirt is July 1. The concession stand will be open for campers for drinks and snacks.
The Aces Cheer Camp wrapped up this afternoon at MCHS.
Click the photo for a gallery of today's camp.
A press conference was held this morning to announce that former Mt. Carmel All-Stater Justin Carpenter is transferring from Southeast Missouri to Wabash Valley College.
During the press conference, Carpenter said there were no issues at SEMO, just that WVC is a better fit...
Last year at Division I SEMO, Carpenter finished with these stats:
Games played: 30 Minutes/game: 21.4 Points/game: 8.5 FG Pct: 52.4 3FG Pct: 27.3 FT Pct: 67.1 Rebounds/game: 4.7 Assists/game: 0.7 Turnovers/game: 1.2 Assist/turnover ratio: 0.6 Steals/game: 0.4 Blocks/game: 0.4
Click the photos for a gallery of photos from Saturday's 5K Run/Walk.
Results of the race can be found by clicking the link....
Award Winners and Team Pic from Session 2 of Camp
Team Pic and Awards from Session 1 of the Future Aces Camp (K-3)
Tyra Buss was the guest speaker today at the Future Aces Basketball Camp at Mt. Carmel Grade School. After a brief message to campers, Tyra took time to talk with reporters and update where her professional career plans currently stand....
Brayden Peterson, Senior at Mount Carmel High School, signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf for Lincoln Trail Community College, Robinson, IL. The signing took place this evening at the Mount Carmel City Golf Course.
Peterson is the third member of the Aces' golf team to sign to play college golf. Blake Golden will go to John A. Logan this fall while teammate Dawson Brown will golf for the Rend Lake College squad.
The Aces, under the direction of Coach John White, finished third at state last fall.
“Athletics” and “Academics” can go “hand-in-hand,” and the athletes and coaches at Wabash Valley College have made this a reality with the success of the athletes in the classroom this year. This “Banner Academic Year” was the “Best on Record” for Athletics at WVC!
The 2017-18 athletes touted a combined 3.17 GPA; there was a record 58 student-athletes (66%) who earned a 3.0 GPA or higher for the Spring Semester; WVC had 61 student-athletes (69%) who earned a 3.0 GPA or higher in the 2017-18 school year, which is also a new record; and most importantly, WVC athletes are GRADUATING and transferring on to 4-year colleges and universities.
WVC athletes’ graduation rate for 2018 was an impressive 81%, which was much higher than the national average of 52%. Also, the Men’s Basketball team boasted a remarkable 100% graduation rate!!
WVC will have 3 teams named to the 2018 All-NJCAA Academic Team (Men’s Basketball, Softball, and Baseball) – an outstanding accomplishment!!
Commenting on the pride he takes in WVC’s student-athlete achievements this year, Athletic Director Mike Carpenter said…. “Our athletes did a tremendous job in the classroom once again this year. We have to give a lot of credit to our coaches, who have done a great job stressing academics and recruiting high-character student-athletes, as well as our instructors, who have really stepped up their communication efforts with the athletes and coaches.”
On Monday, May 21st, the Allendale Yellow Jackets held their 2017-2018 Sports Banquet at the Allendale Ruritan Building. The meal for the evening was provided by the Ruritan Club and the Guest Speaker was Jackson Marcotte, a Yellow Jacket alumand future Division 1 football player at the University of Wyoming. The fall sports of baseball and cross country recognized those who participated, even though their co-op banquet was held back in the fall. The following sports gave special recognitionto the following:
Cheerleading: Kinze Cusick, Lexi Fisher, Alex Isaac, Katie Jackson, and Lauren Fisher.
Basketball: Matthew Jackson (Most Improved), JD Bowser (Freethrow %), Bryce Lane (Most Points), Owen Gher (Most Rebounds), Trentin Casburn (Most Assists), Kollin Kelsey (Most Steals), JD Bowser (All-Conference Honorable Mention), Bryce Lane (All-Conference Honorable Mention), JD Bowser (Most Valuable Player).
Volleyball: C-team - Chloe Cusick ( Best Passer and MVP), Chloey Wheeler (Best Server and Most Improved); B-team - Chandler Cusick (Best Server and MVP), Kristen Richards (Best Passer and Most Improved), Chloey Wheeler (Best Spiker); A-team - Katie Jackson (Best Server), Kinze Cusick (Best Passer), Alex Isaac (Best Spiker and Most Improved), Lexi Fisher (MVP).
Track: Taylor Woods (Team Spirit and Support / State Finals Participant), Matthew Jackson (Most Improved), Holly Lofton (Most Improved), Trentin Casburn (Most Points), Chandler Cusick (Most Points), Lexi Fisher (State Finals Participant), Kinze Cusick (State Finals Participant), Emma Baxley (MVP and State Finals Participant), Raven Adams (GoldenSpikes Initiative Award), Chase Gher (Golden Spikes Initiative Award), Konner Kelsey (Golden Spikes Initiative Award).
All-Sport Athlete Award: Lexi Fisher
The 102nd Indianapolis 500 returns to WSJD next Sunday morning at 10am. Today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, our WSJD cameras captured Danica Patrick's return to the Speedway for qualifications. Patrick finished 9th overall today making the Fast Nine with a chance with the pole tomorrow.
- Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 16-1 loss to Harrisburg on Wednesday. Harrisburg scored on a groundout by Gaunch and a double by Martin in the first inning.
- The Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Harrisburg, giving up 16 runs.
- Harrisburg got on the board in the first inning. Gaunch grounded out, scoring one run.
- Burtis led the Harrisburg to victory on the hill. He lasted four innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out nine.
- Kaleb Applebey took the loss for Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity. He surrendered four runs on three hits over two innings, striking out one.
- Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity hit one home run on the day. Bret Doan went for the long ball in the fourth inning.
- Doan and Cade Newkirk each managed one hit to lead Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity.
- Harrisburg scattered 13 hits in the game. Lambert, Holland, Burtis, and Gaunch all managed multiple hits for Harrisburg. Harrisburg didn't commit a single error in the field. Crabb had nine chances in the field, the most on the team.
On Saturday May 12th, 2018 the SIJHSAA Class L State finals for Track were held in Carterville, IL. Going to the State Finals this year from MCJHS were four 8th Grade Athletes. Taylor Singer in High Jump and Shot Put, Flynn Guard for 100 Meter Low Hurdles, Zeke Hadra for 200 Meter Dash and Long Jump and Luke Laws for Shot Put.
Taylor Singer scored 2nd Place in the High Jump with a height of 5' which is her personal best and in Shot Put she scored in 11th Place with a throw of 28' 6"
Flynn Guard scored 6th Place in 100 Meter Low Hurdles with a time of 17.17 which is her personal best.
Zeke Hadra Scored in 8th Place in the 200 Meter Dash with a time of 24.69 which is his personal best and 14th in Long Jump with a jump of 17' 1"
Luke Laws scored 7th Place in the Shot Put with a throw of 40' 10" which is his personal best.
Coach Hadley and Coach Judge are very proud of all of our Athletes this Track Season and look forward to seeing Taylor, Flynn , Zeke and Luke excel in their High School Athletic Careers.
Mt. Carmel Softball
Fairfield - 7
Mt. Carmel - 0
Ella Banks pitched 4 2/3 innings and gave up 6 runs, 3 earned on 7 hits and struck out 3.
Lexie Simmons pitched 1 1/3 innings and gave up 1 run on 4 hits.
Lexie Simmons had the lone Aces hit.
The Lady Aces end the season with a record of 9-15.
· Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity Claims Victory Over Hamilton County
· Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity beat Hamilton County 8-4 on Monday.
· Rapp took the loss for Hamilton County. He surrendered six runs on seven hits over six innings, striking out six.
· Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity racked up nine hits. Aden Gill and Kaleb Applebey all collected multiple hits for Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity. Gill led Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity with three hits in four at bats. Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity didn't commit a single error in the field. Gill had six chances in the field, the most on the team.
Mt. Carmel Softball
Regional Game 1
Mt. Carmel - 9
Carmi - White County - 5
Lexie Simmons got the win. She pitched 7 innings giving up 5 earned runs on 12 hits and struck out 4.
Allyson Armstrong was 2-3 with and RBI.
Madi Merritt was 2-3 with 2 RBI and scored 2 runs.
Faith Fuller was 1-3 with a double, 3 RBI and scored 2 runs.
Addie Drone was 1-2 and scored a run.
Lexie Simmons was 1-3 with an RBI.
Sierra Hannah was 1-3 with an RBI and scored a run.
Libby Schneider had an RBI and scored a run.
Paige Hocking scored a run.
The Lady Aces will now play #1 seed Fairfield tomorrow in Benton at 4:30.
Mt. Carmel Softball 5/11/18
Mt. Carmel - 3
Red Hill - 2
Ella Banks pitched 4 innings and gave up 1 run, 0 earned on 3 hits and struck out 1.
Lexie Simmons pitched 3 innings and gave up 1 earned run on 2 hits and struck out 1.
Faith Fuller was 2-3 with a run and an RBI.
Ella Banks was 2-2 and reached base all 3 times.
Lexie Simmons was 2-3 with the go ahead RBI in the bottom of the 5th inning.
Allyson Armstrong was 2-3.
Libby Schneider was 2-3 and scored 2 runs.
The Lady Aces are in action again Monday, May 14th at HOME in the first game of the REGIONAL. They will host Carmi-White County at 4:30 at 4th Street Ballpark and would love a huge crowd to help us advance in the playoffs! Go Lady Aces!