WARRIORS WIN CONFERENCE ALL-SPORTS TROPHY

Mt. Carmel, IL – With the most dominating Season in Conference History, the Wabash Valley Athletic Department was recently awarded the 2019 GRAC All-Sports Trophy. The Warrior Teams of Volleyball, Softball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, and Baseball combined for a Conference Record of 97-15 in the 2018-19 season.

This was just the second time in GRAC History that four (4) sports, from one school, won the Conference title in the same season (WVC in 2011.)

In addition, Warrior Coaches Paul Schnarre (Softball), Jack Trosper (Women’s Basketball), Mike Carpenter (Men’s Basketball), and Rob Fournier (Baseball), were named “GRAC Coach of the Year” respectively. Those four WVC teams went a combined 92-6 in GRAC play, and each won the Conference Championship.

Warrior Athletic Director Mike Carpenter said in a statement, “What a way to close out the season. We play in one of the toughest Conferences in the Country, and to win the All-Sports Trophy says a great deal about the commitment and dedication of our Student-Athletes. I cannot say enough about how great this group was to work with, collectively, on and off the playing field. Our coaches did a great job molding these kids into Championship teams that our fans and boosters were proud to support. Winning the All-Sports Trophy is “icing on the cake!”

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WVC ARCHER NAMED TO USA ARCHERY 2019 COLLEGIATE ARCHERY ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

Mt. Carmel, IL – Wabash Valley College archer Jacob Quillen, from West Salem, IL, has been named to the USA Archery 2019 Collegiate Archery Academic All-American Team in the Men’s Bowhunter Division. This prestigious award recognizes not only excellence on the archery field, but the hard work and dedication required to balance a heavy practice and competition schedule with excellence in the classroom.

In order to make the Academic All-American Team, archers must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 and rank in the top 25 percent of scores in their collegiate division and class at the 2019 US National Indoor Championships.

Photo Caption: Quillen (pictured center) was presented with a certificate from USA Archery commemorating his achievements by Coach Earl Lawrence (left) and WVC President Dr. Matt Fowler (right).

Photo Caption: Quillen (pictured center) was presented with a certificate from USA Archery commemorating his achievements by Coach Earl Lawrence (left) and WVC President Dr. Matt Fowler (right).

Aces Baseball Awards

Baseball awards: Logan Durham (ERA Award), Drew Arnott (Golden Ace Award), Cade Newkirk (Strikeout Leader), Aden Gill (Batting Title, All Big 8 Conference), Rayce Loudermilk (Rookie of the Year), Kaleb Applebey (RBI Leader)

Baseball awards (L to R) Logan Durham (ERA Award), Drew Arnott (Golden Ace Award), Cade Newkirk (Strikeout Leader), Aden Gill (Batting Title, All Big 8 Conference), Rayce Loudermilk (Rookie of the Year), Kaleb Applebey (RBI Leader)

Baseball awards (L to R) Logan Durham (ERA Award), Drew Arnott (Golden Ace Award), Cade Newkirk (Strikeout Leader), Aden Gill (Batting Title, All Big 8 Conference), Rayce Loudermilk (Rookie of the Year), Kaleb Applebey (RBI Leader)

2019 MCHS Softball Award Winners

The Lady Aces won their first Regional Championship since 2005. They had zero seniors on the team and 15 freshmen, with another 10+ freshmen on the way next year.

Back Row (L to R) - Addie Drone (Co-Hitter of the Year Award) Stormie Devine (Gold Glove Award) Sierra Hannah (Co-Hitter of the Year Award) Avary Daum (Rookie of the Year Award)  From Row (L to R) - Kami Pearson (Co-MVP) and Faith Fuller (Co-MVP)

Back Row (L to R) - Addie Drone (Co-Hitter of the Year Award) Stormie Devine (Gold Glove Award) Sierra Hannah (Co-Hitter of the Year Award) Avary Daum (Rookie of the Year Award)

From Row (L to R) - Kami Pearson (Co-MVP) and Faith Fuller (Co-MVP)

Aces 100th Football Anniversary Has Big Plans For Upcoming Season

The 100th Anniversary of Golden Aces Football Planning Committee is pleased to announce activities will be held at every home football game this season to commemorate the 100th year of Mt. Carmel Football.

The 1981 State Championship Team will be recognized during halftime of the Harrisburg game on August 30th. A special reception will also be held following the game.

The state runner-up teams from 1974, 2001, 2002, and 2011 will all be recognized at halftime of the Mt. Vernon, Indiana game, on Friday, September 6th, again with a reception following the game.

Homecoming is Friday, September 20th. All alumni of football, band and cheerleading will be recognized as the Aces take on Olney.

Friday, September 27th will be a special “Friends of Aces Football” night as the Aces take on Alton Marquette.

Saturday, October 19th the Aces take on Dupo at 1 p.m. It will be Senior Day, and all former Aces’ coaches will be recognized. All living former head coaches including Larry Lockhart, John Hart and Darren Peach will be recognized at halftime. A special reception will also follow the game.

All postgame receptions will be open to the public. 
More details will be forthcoming. Commemorative shirts, posters, videos and more will soon be available. A kickoff dinner is also being planned.

Currently the committee is asking that all players from the 1981 (Friday, August 30th), 1974, 2001, 2002, and 2011 teams (Friday, September 6th) please mark your calendars for your recognition night. We also ask that you RSVP by sending a message to the 100 Years of Aces Football Facebook page or by email to Kyle Peach at peach.kyle@gmail.com.

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Lady Aces Win Regional On Walkoff HR

Mt. Carmel Regional Final
Mt. Carmel - 12
Flora - 9

Faith Fuller pitched a complete game. She gave up 9 runs, 2 earned, on 10 hits and struck out 1.

Libby Schneider was 4-4 and scored 2 runs.
Kami Pearson was 3-5.
Faith Fuller was 3-5 with a homerun and 4 RBI.
Avary Daum was 3-4 with an RBI and scored a run.
Addie Drone was 2-4 with 3 RBI and scored a run.
Stormie Devine was 1-4 with a double and scored 2 runs.
Sierra Hannah was 1-3 with a double and 2 RBI.
Mackenzie Sisson walked twice and scored a run.
Olivia Stinson scored 2 runs.
Grace Adams scored 1 run.

The Lady Aces started the scoring with a 2 out, 2 RBI single by Addie Drone. Flor la then answered with 5 runs to take a 5-2 to the 4th inning.

In the 4th inning, the Lady Aces batted around and scored 4 runs to take a 6-5 lead. Flora would score 2 in the 5th and 2 in the 6th to take a 9-6 lead to the bottom of the 6th inning.

In the bottom of the 6th, Pearson, Fuller, and Daum all singled to start the inning. After scoring a run on an error, Sierra Hannah tied the game with a 2 RBI double.

Fuller retired Flora in order in the top of the 7th. In the bottom of the 7th, after and error and a single by Pearson, the Lady Aces had runners on 1st and 2nd with 1 out and Fuller at the plate. She sent an 0-1 pitched deep to left field for the Walk-Off Homerun to win the Regional Championship.

This was the first Regional Championship in softball since 2005.

Coach Kyle Buss:

“I am so proud of this group of girls. Faith Fuller has been playing hurt for about 2 weeks now, and she fought the pain all game long and came up huge for us.

We had been struggling a little bit at the plate lately but the girls came up big with 17 hits, and a lot of those were huge 2 out hits to score runs.

This group has been so coachable and just a joy to be around every day. You wouldn’t know this is a team without any seniors on it. They are very smart softball players for their age and super talented. Our juniors and even our sophomores have done a great job of leading this team.”

The Lady Aces now play in the Newton Sectional on Tuesday against Teutopolis at 6:30.

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Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity Grabs Lead In Sixth Inning To Defeat Johnston City

Lady Aces Get Walk Off Regional Win

Mt. Carmel Softball 5/14/19
Regional Semi-Final
Mt. Carmel - 2
Lawrenceville - 1
Final - 8 innings

Faith Fuller pitched all 8 innings, giving up 1 earned run on 4 hits, and struck out 2.

Addie Drone was 1-4.
Stormie Devine was 1-3 with a double and scored the 2 Aces runs.
Kami Pearson was 1-3 with an RBI.
Avary Daum was 1-3 with a double.
Sierra Hannah was 1-3.
Faith Fuller and Maleah Armstrong each drew a walk.

The Lady Aces trailed 1-0 from the 2nd inning until the Bottom of the 6th. Great defensive plays by Lexi Ballard, Kami Pearson and the rest of the Lady Aces kept the Indians at 1 run.

With 1 out and a runner on 2nd in the 6th, Kami Pearson hit a sacrifice fly to right field, which scored Stormie Devine from after a throwing error.

After a leadoff walk in the Top of the 8th, Kami Pearson threw out the leadoff hitter trying to steal second base.

In the Bottom of the 8th, Stormie Devine drew a walk, and made it to 3rd on a couple of passed balls by the Indians. This set the stage for Kami Pearson, who hit a rocket into left center for the walk-off base hit.

The Lady Aces advance to the Regional Championship Friday at 4:30 against the host Flora Wolfgals. The Lady Aces are looking to win the first Softball Regional Championship since 2006.

Three Lady Rockets Compete At State Track Meet

Three St. Mary’s Girls’ Track team members participated in the SIJHSA Class S State Track Meet held at Herrin, IL, on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Sarah McCorkle finished 2nd in the 7th Grade 100M Dash with a time of 13.87.

Ava Harrington finished 9th in the 100M Hurdles with her personal best time of 18.78. She, also, competed in the 100M Dash and finished 13th with a time of 14.57.

Lily Keepes competed in the 1600M Run (6:57.07).

(L-R) Sarah McCorkle, Ava Harrington, Lily Keepes

(L-R) Sarah McCorkle, Ava Harrington, Lily Keepes

Sarah McCorkle

Sarah McCorkle

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Allendale Holds Annual Sports Banquet

On Monday, May 13th, Allendale School held its Yellow Jackets Sports Banquet at the Allendale Ruritan Building.  The evening started with a meal prepared by the Allendale Ruritan Club. 

The speaker for the evening was Head Coach of the Mt. Carmel Lady Aces, Coach Tim Willis.  Coach Willis talked with those in attendance about the importance of Energy, Effort, and Enthusiasm. 

After the speaker, Baseball and Cross Country participants were recognized even though they had their co-op banquet in the Fall. 

The Yellow Jackets Cheerleaders were then awarded by Coach Kila Garrett and Assistant Karla McCowen:  Josey McCowen, Chloe Cusick, Jordis Riley, Kenadie Homan, Avery Swift, Kennedy Adams, Ashleigh McGinnis, and Isabella Monroy. 

Coach Rich Casburn then recognized the basketball team, which included the following special awards:  JD Bowser (MVP and Most Points), Chandler Cusick (Most Improved), Trent Casburn (Free Throw Champion), Wyatt Gher (Most Rebounds), Matt Jackson (Most Assists), and Kollin Kelsey (Most Steals). 

Coach Diana Morgan, along with assistants Codie Ford and Alexa Price awarded volleyball with the following special awards:  Kristin Richards (A-team MVP/Best Passer), Emma Baxley (Most Improved/Most Aces/Most Blocks/Most Spikes), Jordis Riley (A-team Server/B-team Most Improved), Lauren Fisher (A-team Server), Chandler Cusick (B-team MVP/Most Aces), Chloe Cusick (B-team Most Spikes), Olivia Smith (Rookie of the Year/B-team Best Passer/Best Server/C-team Best Passer/Best Server). 

For Yellow Jackets Track, Coach Rich Casburn presented the following special awards:  JD Bowser (MVP), Jordis Riley (Most Improved), Wyatt Gher (Most Improved), Isabella Monroy (Rookie of the Year), Rhett Andrews (Rookie of the Year), Trent Casburn (Most Points), Chandler Cusick (Most Points), and Clay Morgan (Golden Spike Award). 

The final award of the night, an annual award presented to the top athlete participating in at least 3 sports, was presented by Superintendent Bob Bowser, the All Season Athlete Award.  It was presented to JD Bowser for his outstanding participation in Baseball, Cross Country, Basketball, and Track.  

Congratulations to all of the student athletes at Allendale Junior High that competed throughout all of the sports offered.

Featured Speaker:  Lady Aces Basketball Coach - Tim Willis

Featured Speaker:  Lady Aces Basketball Coach - Tim Willis

Cheerleaders:  Kennedy Adams, Ashleigh McGinnis, Isabella Monroy, Kenadie Homan, Avery Swift, Chloe Cusick, Jordis Riley, Josey McCowen

Cheerleaders:  Kennedy Adams, Ashleigh McGinnis, Isabella Monroy, Kenadie Homan, Avery Swift, Chloe Cusick, Jordis Riley, Josey McCowen

Volleyball Awards:  Emma Baxley, Kristen Richards, Chloe Cusick, Chandler Cusick, Olivia Smith, Jordis Riley, Lauren Fisher

Volleyball Awards:  Emma Baxley, Kristen Richards, Chloe Cusick, Chandler Cusick, Olivia Smith, Jordis Riley, Lauren Fisher

Basketball - WEAA Honorable Mention All-Conference - Trent Casburn, Kollin Kelsey, JD Bowser

Basketball - WEAA Honorable Mention All-Conference - Trent Casburn, Kollin Kelsey, JD Bowser

Basketball Awards:  Chandler Cusick, Matt Jackson, Wyatt Gher, JD Bowser, Trent Casburn, Kollin Kelsey

Basketball Awards:  Chandler Cusick, Matt Jackson, Wyatt Gher, JD Bowser, Trent Casburn, Kollin Kelsey

Track - Isabella Monroy, Chandler Cusick, Jordis Riley, Clay Morgan, JD Bowser, Trent Casburn, Wyatt Gher

Track - Isabella Monroy, Chandler Cusick, Jordis Riley, Clay Morgan, JD Bowser, Trent Casburn, Wyatt Gher

JD Bowser - All Season Athlete Award

JD Bowser - All Season Athlete Award

Lady Aces' Season Ends In OT at Salem Regional

From Coach Ed Berberich:

The Lady Aces traveled to Centralia to face off against Salem in the first round of Regionals, losing 3-2 in overtime. The Lady Aces scored the first goal of the game in the 8th minute on a Maya Smith goal, assisted by Rylie Webb. Salem would later tie the game up 1-1 but the Lady Aces took the lead again in the 52nd minute on another Maya Smith goal, again assisted by Rylie Webb with a key pass from Ally Kendall. Salem tied the game once again, at 2-2, on a penalty shot with a little over 8 minutes remaining in the game, which is how regulation time ended. Salem scored with 3 minutes left in the first overtime period for their only lead of the game, and hung on for the 3-2 victory. The Lady Aces took 20 shots in the game, with 12 on frame, and created 11 additional scoring chances, and had 6 interceptions. Allison Thread had 8 saves in goal. Salem took 8 shots in the game, 4 on frame. 

The girls played hard & moved the ball well, creating a lot of good scoring opportunities. They won the possession battle by a wide margin, and also had a significant lead both in shots & quality scoring chances. Our back line defenders were also pretty aggressive in trying to intercept incoming passes to the Salem attackers and they were able to start off a lot of attacks from the back. So overall it was a good performance by the whole team. We certainly played well enough to win, but just made a few mistakes here & there that ended up hurting us. That's kind of been the story of the season in almost all of our games, and I'm really proud of the girls for the way they've handled so many close losses. There were only 2 games where we really had no chance of getting the win. All of the rest were close matches, that could've gone either way if not for just a handful of plays. For that to happen all season as it did could have really had a negative impact on their attitudes & effort but for the most part they kept their positive attitudes and played through it all. As a result, they showed a lot of improvement from last year to this season. Moving forward, we'll miss the graduating seniors, but if the returning players stick with it & keep working at their games, we expect to see  continued improvement.

SMS Hosts Athletic Banquet

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, St. Mary’s Athletics held their annual banquet at St. Mary’s School Gym.

During the banquet several athletes were recognized for their outstanding performance.

Volleyball B Team Award Winners: Nora Jones- Most Digs Madison Stevens- Most Kills Emily Gottman- Attitude Sarah McCorkle- Most Ace

Volleyball B Team Award Winners:
Nora Jones- Most Digs
Madison Stevens- Most Kills
Emily Gottman- Attitude
Sarah McCorkle- Most Ace

Volleyball A Team Award Winners: Savannah Zimmerman- Most Serves Lexi Stevens- Most Kills Lilly Gottman- Most Digs Anna Gill- Most Aces Camryn Strine- Most Digs Ava Harrington- Attitude

Volleyball A Team Award Winners:
Savannah Zimmerman- Most Serves
Lexi Stevens- Most Kills
Lilly Gottman- Most Digs
Anna Gill- Most Aces
Camryn Strine- Most Digs
Ava Harrington- Attitude

Boys Basketball Award Winners: Blake Strine- Leadership Brady Porter- Defensive Player of the Year Elliott Acree- Offensive Player of the Year

Boys Basketball Award Winners:
Blake Strine- Leadership
Brady Porter- Defensive Player of the Year
Elliott Acree- Offensive Player of the Year

Girls Basketball Award Winners: Madison Stevens- Newcomer of the Year Savannah Zimmerman- Offensive Player of the Year and Free Throw Player of the Year Mady Young- Free Throw Player of the Year Anna Gill- Defensive Player of the Year

Girls Basketball Award Winners:
Madison Stevens- Newcomer of the Year
Savannah Zimmerman- Offensive Player of the Year and Free Throw Player of the Year
Mady Young- Free Throw Player of the Year
Anna Gill- Defensive Player of the Year

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WEAA All Conference 1st Team: Savannah Zimmerman and Mady Young

WEAA All Conference 1st Team: Savannah Zimmerman and Mady Young

Track Recognition-
Special recognition was given to Ava Harrington, Lily Keepes, and Sarah McCorkle for advancing to the State Track Meet on Saturday, May 11th.


Special recognition was given to Sarah McCorkle for breaking two WEAA JV Conference Track Meet records.

Mark and Susan Zimmerman were recognized by Nikki Fullop, SMS School Board, and Cindy Brogan, SMS Principal, for their contribution and dedication to St. Mary’s School. They will be resigning from SMS Athletics at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

Mark and Susan Zimmerman were recognized by Nikki Fullop, SMS School Board, and Cindy Brogan, SMS Principal, for their contribution and dedication to St. Mary’s School. They will be resigning from SMS Athletics at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.



Fuller & Lady Aces Blank Washington, 10-0

Mt. Carmel Softball 5/7/19
Mt. Carmel - 10
Washington - 0
6 innings. 

Faith Fuller pitched a complete game shutout. She gave up 2 hits in the 6 innings and struck out 7. 

Kami Pearson was 2-4 with 2 RBI. 
Sierra Hannah was 2-4 with a double, 1 RBI and scored 2 runs. 
Libby Schneider was 2-3 with a double, 1 RBI and scored a run. 
Addie Drone was 2-2 and scored a run. 
Stormie Devine was 1-4 and scored a run. 
Faith Fuller was 1-3 with 2 RBI. 
Avary Daum was 1-4 and scored a run. 
Maleah Armstrong was 1-2 with an RBI and scored a run. 
Alli Hedge was 1-1. 
Lexi Ballard was 1-1 with an RBI. 
Olivia Stinson had and RBI. 
Mackenzie Sisson scored 2 runs. 
Grace Adams scored 1 run. 

Mt. Vernon Grabs Big 8 Win Over Lady Aces

Mt. Carmel Softball 5/6/19


Mt. Vernon, IN - 11
Mt. Carmel - 1

Faith Fuller was 1-3 with a double.
Stormie Devine scored a run.
Sierra Hannah was hit by a pitch.
Kami Pearson had a walk.

Faith Fuller pitched 4 innings and gave up 11 runs, 10 earned on 8 hits, walked 5 and struck out 1.

The Lady Aces are now 8–10 on the season and play at Home today against Washington. Game time is 5:00.

Lady Rockets Win WEAA Conference Meet For 2nd Straight Year

The St. Mary's Girls’ Track team participated in the WEAA Conference Track Meet held at Mt. Carmel, IL, on Monday, May 6, 2019.


The JV Girls’ team claimed 1st place for the 2nd consecutive year with 67 points. Other teams participating were Cisne (53 points), St. Joe-Olney (52 points), Jasper-Geff (50 points), and Allendale (34 points).

JV Girls’ Results:
1st Place-
Sarah McCorkle- Long Jump (13’7”), 100M (13.81)**, 200M (29.48)**
Madison Stevens- High Jump (4’2”), Shot Put (20’11.5”), Hurdles (22.22)
Kali Walker- 800M (3:07.08)

2nd Place-
Kali Walker- 1600M (6:44.35)
400 Relay- Isabella Jent, Natalee Hedge, Ava Jent, Elizabeth Hefner

3rd Place-
Madeleine Mann- Triple Jump (20’3”)

4th Place-
Cortney Jones- Discus (31’1”)

5th Place-
Elizabeth Hefner- 400M (1:22.37)

**WEAA CONFERENCE RECORDS

The Varsity Girls’ team claimed 2nd place with 47 points. Other teams participating were Jasper-Geff (77 points), New Hope (46 points), St. Joe-Olney (46 points), Cisne (28 points), and Allendale (6 points),

Varsity Girls’ Results:

2nd Place-
Nora Jones- Triple Jump (24’10”)
Ava Harrington- Hurdles (19.42), 100M (13.96), 200M (30.11)
Lily Keepes- 1600M (6:29.21)

3rd Place-
Nora Jones- High Jump (4’4”)
Ava Harrington- Long Jump (13’1/4”)
Anna Gill- Shot Put (27’)

4th Place-
Lexi Stevens- Discus (55’6.5”)
Nora Jones- 800M (3:06.51)

5th Place-
400M Relay- Anna Gill-Lexi Stevens-Savannah Zimmerman-Lily Keepes (1:07.60)

The SMS track team season will conclude Saturday, May 11th at the SIJHSAA Class S State Track Meet in Herrin, IL.

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Sarah McCorkle- WEAA Records In 100M (13.81)**, 200M (29.48)

Sarah McCorkle- WEAA Records In 100M (13.81)**, 200M (29.48)

Lady Rockets 6th Grade Track Finish 3rd At Cisne

The St. Mary’s School 6th Grade Girls’ Track team, consisting of four members, traveled to Cisne to participate in the Cisne Pee Wee Meet on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

The Lady Rockets placed 3rd with a total of 51 points. Other teams participating in the meet included Wayne City (57 points), St. Joe-Olney (52 points), Cisne (42 points), Allendale (5 points), and East Orchard (4 points).

Girls’ Results:
1st Place-
Sarah McCorkle- Long Jump (12’9”), 100M (15.0), 200M (32.62)
Madison Stevens- High Jump (4’1”)
Kali Walker- 800M (3:08)
6th Grade 4x100 Relay (Elizabeth Hefner, Sarah McCorkle, Madison Stevens, Kali Walker) 1:07.47

2nd Place-
Madison Stevens- Shotput (19’11”), Hurdles (23.25)

4th Place-
Kali Walker- 1600M (7:15)
Elizabeth Hefner- Triple Jump (20’3”)

5th Place-
Elizabeth Hefner- Discus (40’3”), 400M (1:27)

Lady Aces Drop Pair Of Big 8 Road Games

Mt. Carmel Softball 4/30/19


Jasper - 14
Mt. Carmel - 4

Faith Fuller pitched 5 innings giving up 14 runs, 10 earned on 16 hits and struck out 1.

Sierra Hannah was 1-3.
Avary Daum was 1-3 and scored a run.
Faith Fuller was 1-2 with an RBI and scored a run.
Mackenzie Sisson was 1-2 with 2 RBI.
Stormie Devine scored a run.
Olivia Stinson scored a run.

Mt. Carmel Softball 5/1/19
Boonville - 11
Mt. Carmel - 1

Maleah Armstrong was 2-2 with a triple and 1 RBI.
Avary Daum was 1-2.
Addie Drone was 1-2.
Mackenzie Sisson scored a run.

Kami Pearson pitched 5 innings and gave up 11 runs, 10 earned on 10 hits and struck out 3.

The Lady Aces are now 8-9 on the season.