Fairfield Captures Lead Early To Defeat Golden Aces

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·         Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity fell behind early and couldn't come back in an 8-1 loss to Fairfield on Thursday. Fairfield scored on a walk by Trent, a single by Taylor, a groundout by Honbs, and a single by Pruitt in the second inning.

·         Fairfield got things moving in the second inning, when Trent drew a walk, scoring one run.

·         Pruitt led the Fairfield to victory on the pitcher's mound. He surrendered one run on five hits over six innings, striking out six and walking one. Puckett threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Puckett recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Fairfield.

·         Cade Newkirk took the loss for Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity. He went one inning, allowing four runs on zero hits and striking out three.

·         NewkirkAdam StonebergerConnor LaneRayce Loudermilk, and Aden Gill each collected one hit to lead Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity.

·         Fairfield didn't commit a single error in the field. Garrett had the most chances in the field with seven.

Fuller Goes Distance As Lady Aces Down Lawrenceville

MCHS Softball
Mt. Carmel - 4
Lawrenceville - 2

Faith Fuller pitched a complete game 4 hitter. She gave up 2 earned runs and struck out 5.

Kami Pearson was 2-3 with a double.
Addie Drone was 1-3.
Sierra Hannah was 1-2 with an RBI.
Stormie Devine was 1-3 with a double, 2 RBI and scored a run.
Avary Daum was 1-3 with an RBI.
Lexi Ballard and Olivia Stinson each scored 1 run.

The Lady Aces trailed 2-1 with 2 outs and nobody on in the 6th inning. Lexi Ballard was hit by a pitch, Kami Pearson singled, and Stormie Devine hit a 2 out double to take the lead 3-2. Avary Daum then added some insurance with a 2 out, RBI single to put the Aces up 4-2.

They Lady Aces also won the JV game 14-13 after trailing by 4 going into the final inning.

“I’m very proud of how this young group has battled in a couple of close wins early this season. We are a team with no seniors, but we have some great junior leaders, 2 awesome sophomores and an exciting group of freshmen. You look up and down our lineup and every single girl is helping us out in one way or another. This group has a very bright future.”
-Coach Kyle Buss

13 A Lucky Number As Aces Beat Red Hill

·         Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity Overcomes Red Hill In Face Of Early 6-Run Inning

·         Red Hill scored six runs in the fourth inning, but Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsitystill won 13-7 on Monday. Red Hill's big inning was driven by singles by HoltzL Ray, and Henry, a walk by Tewell, and an error on a ball put in play by Moore.

·         There was plenty of action on the basepaths as Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsitycollected 11 hits and Red Hill had seven.

·         Ashton Walker got the win for Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity. He surrendered four runs on two hits over three and a third innings, striking out five. Logan Durham and Trenton Wilkinson entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

·         Tewell took the loss for Red Hill. He went one and one-third innings, allowing seven runs on six hits and striking out one.

·         Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity tallied 11 hits. Aden Gill and Bret Doan each managed multiple hits for Mt. Carmel Golden Aces VarsityDoan and Gill each managed two hits to lead Mt. Carmel Golden Aces VarsityGill led Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with seven stolen bases.

·         Henry led Red Hill with two hits in four at bats.

Lady Aces Go 1-1 In Saturday's Olney Invite

MCHS Softball
Olney Invite 3/16/19

Game 1
Olney - 11
Mt. Carmel - 1

Faith Fuller pitched 4 1/3 innings and gave up 3 earned runs on 5 hits and struck out 1.
Kami Pearson pitched 1/3 of an inning and gave up 2 earned runs and struck out 1.

Stormie Devine was 2-2 with an RBI.
Lexi Ballard was 1-2 with a double and scored a run.
Libby Schneider was 1-3.
Mackenzie Sisson was 0-0 with 2 walks.

Game 2
Mt. Carmel - 7
Robinson - 3

Kami Pearson pitched a complete game 5 hitter. She gave up 3 earned runs and struck out 1.

Faith Fuller was 2-2 with a double, 3 RBI and scored a run.
Kami Pearson was 2-3 with 2 RBI.
Mackenzie Sisson was 1-2 with 2 walks and scored 2 runs.
Stormie Devine was 1-3 with a double and scored a run.
Sierra Hannah was 1-3 with and RBI and scored a run.
Addie Drone was 1-2 with an RBI.
Grace Adams was 1-1 and stole a base.
Libby Schneider walked once and scored a run.
Maleah Armstrong walked once and scored a run.

The Lady Aces are now 2-1 and play at home on Monday, March 18th against Lawrenceville.

Aces' Comeback Against Robinson Falls Short

·         Robinson Defeats Resilient Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity

·         Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity's effort to come back from down four runs in the third inning came up just short, as they fell 4-3 to Robinson on Saturday. Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity scored three runs on a home run in the third inning.

·         Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity fell behind early in the loss. Robinson took the lead on a home run in the first inning.

·         Robinson fired up the offense in the first inning, when B Childress hit a solo homer.

·         C Slaughter was the winning pitcher for Robinson. He went five innings, allowing three runs on four hits and striking out seven. Childress threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.

·         Cade Newkirk took the loss for Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity. He allowed three hits and four runs over four innings, striking out five.

·         Ashton Walker started the game for Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity. He lasted two innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while walking zero

·         Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity launched one home run on the day. Kaleb Applebeyhad a four bagger in the third inning.

·         Aden Gill led Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity with two hits in four at bats.

·         Childress went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Robinson in hits. Robinson didn't commit a single error in the field. T Weber had the most chances in the field with 12.

Baseball Aces Outslug Eldorado

·         Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity Sets The Stage For Victory With Early Lead Over Eldorado

·         An early lead helped Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity defeat Eldorado 13-10 on Saturday. Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity scored on a error in the first inning and a single by Aden Gill in the second inning.

·         Bats blistered as Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity collected 13 hits and Eldorado tallied eight in the high-scoring game.

·         Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity knotted the game up at one in the bottom of the first inning. An error scored one run for Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity.

·         Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity pulled away for good with four runs in the second inning. In the second Gill singled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs and Adam Stoneberger was hit by a pitch, driving in a run.

·         Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity tallied four runs in the third inning. The big inning was thanks to a single by Kaleb Applebey and a double by Cade Newkirk.

·         Eldorado scored four runs in the fourth inning. Eldorado's big inning was driven by an error on a ball put in play by B Byrd and B Unthank, a fielder's choice by J Mayberry, and a double by Bryant Byrd.

·         Stoneberger was credited with the victory for Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity. He surrendered three runs on three hits over three innings, striking out three. Rayce Loudermilk and Applebey entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Applebey recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity.

·         D White took the loss for Eldorado. He lasted five and two-thirds innings, allowing 13 hits and 13 runs while striking out two.

·         Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity totaled 13 hits in the game. LoudermilkDrew ArnottBret Doan, and Gill each managed multiple hits for Mt. Carmel Golden Aces VarsityLoudermilk led Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Varsity with three hits in four at bats.

·         Eldorado tallied eight hits on the day. T Milligan and Byrd each racked up multiple hits for Eldorado.

8th Grade night For MCJHS Volleyball

Mount Carmel Junior High School recognized the 8th grade volleyball players and their parents at the last home game of the season. . The regional tournament for the girls begins on Monday, March 18th. Good luck girls in your tournament play.

From left to right is: Brianna Hiatt, the daughter of Brittany & Scott Hiatt & Andrea Hiatt, Braelyn Patton, the daughter of Kris & Ron Patton, Rilee Riggs, the daughter of Mandy & Jason Riggs, Emma Banks, the daughter of Jaimie & Tony Banks, Carli Merritt, the daughter of Julie & Mike Merritt, Libby Horton, the daughter of Jen & Jack Horton, Mackenzie Sanders, the daughter of Laura & Sam Sanders, Hailey Lang, the daughter of Josie & Johnny Lang, Ashleigh Hedge, the daughter of Michelle & Greg Hedge, and Tiffany Wood, the daughter of Troy Wood & Tamara Humphrey

From left to right is: Brianna Hiatt, the daughter of Brittany & Scott Hiatt & Andrea Hiatt, Braelyn Patton, the daughter of Kris & Ron Patton, Rilee Riggs, the daughter of Mandy & Jason Riggs, Emma Banks, the daughter of Jaimie & Tony Banks, Carli Merritt, the daughter of Julie & Mike Merritt, Libby Horton, the daughter of Jen & Jack Horton, Mackenzie Sanders, the daughter of Laura & Sam Sanders, Hailey Lang, the daughter of Josie & Johnny Lang, Ashleigh Hedge, the daughter of Michelle & Greg Hedge, and Tiffany Wood, the daughter of Troy Wood & Tamara Humphrey

UPDATE: MCHS Opts Out Of Big 8 After Current School Year

Mt. Carmel High School has chosen to opt out of its final year as a member of the Big 8 Athletic Conference.  Following the current school year, Mt. Carmel High School will no longer be a member of the Big 8 Athletic Conference.  

 In a press release issued earlier today, the Big 8 Athletic Conference announced that MCHS was voted out as a member of the Big 8 Athletic Conference at the completion of the 2019-2020 school year.   Due to recent changes in the Illinois High School Association's (IHSA) football scheduling, Big 8 Conference Schools felt it was in their best interest to move forward without Mt. Carmel. This decision left Mt. Carmel with only three guaranteed football contests in the 2020-2021 school year.

 Due to scheduling hardships, Mt. Carmel High School felt it would be in their best interest to pursue other options.  When pursuing these options, it became clear that finding six, one-year contests was not feasible. However, finding opponents that were willing to schedule Mt. Carmel for two years became a viable option.  One of the athletic department's top priorities through this process has been to ensure that our student-athletes are afforded the opportunity to play full schedules in the upcoming seasons.

 Mt. Carmel has enjoyed its time as a Big 8 Conference member, and looks forward to continued partnerships with the remaining Big 8 schools.

Big 8 Athletic Conference Announces Mt. Carmel Leaving the Conference After 2019 - 2020 School Year.

In a vote of conference schools, Mt. Carmel High School will remain a member of the Big 8 Athletic Conference only through May of the 2020 school year.  With recent changes in the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) football state tournament series, the Golden Aces will not be able to field a full Big 8 Conference football schedule, and, fulfill the requirements of the IHSA beginning with the Fall season of 2021.

Conference member schools agreed that it was in the best interest of the student-athletes from all schools to honor existing contracts in all sports through the next school year.  This will allow approximately 18 months for new contracts to be established and all other contest preparations to be finalized.


Mt. Carmel, the ninth school to be a part of the conference since its inception in 1980,  joined the Big 8 Conference at the beginning of the 2003 - 2004 school year.  During that time the Illinois school has won 15 conference titles in Football (6); Girls Basketball (4); Girls Golf (2) and Boys Golf (3).


The football schedule for the remaining six schools (Boonville, Jasper, Mt. Vernon, Princeton, Vincennes and Washington) in the conference is still being formulated, and will be announced at a later date.

8th Grade Night For Allendale Volleyball

Monday, March 4th was 8th grade night for Allendale Yellow Jackets Volleyball.  Recognized on this evening were:  Emma Baxley, daughter of Mandy Baxley and TJ Baxley; Kristen Richards, daughter of Sarah Richards and Frank Richards; not present due to illness was Nicole Archer.  Congratulations to these young ladies and we wish them the best at Mt. Carmel High School next year.

Kristen Richards, daughter of Sarah Richards and Frank Richards

Kristen Richards, daughter of Sarah Richards and Frank Richards

Emma Baxley, daughter of Mandy Baxley and TJ Baxley

Emma Baxley, daughter of Mandy Baxley and TJ Baxley

Jackets Eliminated From WEAA Tournament

On Wednesday, February 20th, the Allendale Yellow Jackets traveled to Clay City for the WEAA Conference Tournament.  Allendale was the #8 seed and matched up with the #1 seed West Salem Warriors.  West Salem won the match in two games, 25-7 and 25-6.  Next up for the Yellow Jackets:  home against Clay City on Thursday, February 21st in WEAA Conference action, with the C-game beginning at 5:15 pm.

Allendale-Grayville Volleyball Report

On Tuesday, February 19th, Yellow Jackets Volleyball hosted Grayville in WEAA Conference action.  In the C-match, Allendale won the first game 25-22, lost the second game 18-25, and was winning the third game 17-11.  In the B-match, Grayville won in three games 22-25, 25-21, and 15-3.  In the A-match, Grayville won in two games 25-8 and 25-19.

Next up:  WEAA Conference tournament tonight at Clay City.  The Yellow Jackets are the 8-seed and will play the 1-seed West Salem at 4:00 pm.

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Mt. Carmel B Team Wins Allendale Volleyball Tournament

On Saturday, February 16th, the Allendale Yellow Jackets Volleyball Tournament was held at Allendale School. 

Here are the results from the B-team tournament:

Allendale defeated St. Mary's:  15-9 and 15-10

Mt. Carmel defeated Cisne:  15-6 and 15-10

St. Mary's defeated Cisne:  15-3 and 15-11

Mt. Carmel defeated Allendale:  15-3 and 15-3

Allendale defeated Cisne:  16-14 and 15-7

Mt. Carmel defeated St. Mary's:  15-7 and 15-10

 

Mt. Carmel finished 3-0 (1st place)

Allendale finished 2-1 (2nd place)

St. Mary's finished 1-2

Cisne finished 0-3

 

In the A-team tournament, the results are as follows:

 

Mt. Carmel defeated Allendale:  15-4 and 15-7

Cisne defeated St. Mary's:  15-7 and 16-14

St. Mary's defeated Allendale:  15-3 and 15-0

Cisne defeated Mt. Carmel:  15-10 and 15-10

Mt. Carmel defeated St. Mary's:  15-10, 6-15, and 15-11

Cisne defeated Allendale:  15-9 and 15-7

 

Cisne finished 3-0 (1st place)

Mt. Carmel finished 2-1 (2nd place)

St. Mary's finished 1-2

Allendale finished 0-3

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All Big 8 Girls' Basketball Team

Jasper         6-0

Vincennes   4-2

Washington 4-2

Princeton     4-2

Mt. Vernon  2-4

Boonville     1-5

Mt. Carmel  0-6

 

1.  Maycee Lange                   Vincennes Lincoln

2. Darrian Carmean              Vincennes Lincoln

3. Kourtney Ruhe                  Jasper

4. Hannah Sisk                       Princeton

5. Alaysha Brandenberger    Boonville

6. Brooke Nottingham           Jasper

7. Kencia Levasseur               Washington

8. Alison Hein                         Vincennes Lincoln

9. Claire Knies                        Jasper

10. Paige Robinson                Mt. Vernon