MOUNT CARMEL — The future of Mount Carmel High School golf played itself out Monday at Mount Carmel Golf Course. The S.K. Smith Junior golf tournament brought together boys and girls ages 5-18 to play rounds of between three and nine holes.
MOUNT CARMEL — It was just a friendly between Mount Carmel and Princeton Tuesday, a pre-season exhibition soccer game designed as a fundraiser for the Golden Aces travel expenses for the season ahead.
Mt. Carmel looked impressive at times in a 4-0 victory before a large crowd at the Wabash Valley College field.
The next time these two rivals meet, in a Big 8 Conference matchup Oct. 1 at WVC, it won’t be so friendly. The game will count in the league standings.
“The main goal isn’t to win games at this stage, but we want the kids to play like that,” said Mount Carmel coach Ed Berberich. “The coaches are trying to see where we’re at. A win or loss won’t necessarily tell you that.”
TORONTO — Before leaving for the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, Mt. Carmel native Lauren Kieffer told a reporter that she was hopeful of landing a spot on the 2016 Olympic equestrian team.
“That’s the ultimate goal for any eventer,” she said. “It would be a dream."
Consider it done.
Kieffer, 28, and her Team USA teammates won the gold medal here Sunday to qualify for the Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next year. And she did it with a near perfect performance aboard “Meadowbook’s Scarlett.”
Zach Loll has returned the Wabash Valley College Lady Warrior basketball team to national prominence with a berth in the NJCAA Division I tournament in March. The veteran coach has also landed his team near the top of the standings in an area that counts just as much – academics.
WVC finished third in the WBCA Academic Top 25 Honor Roll presented by AT&T. Snow College, Utah was named No. 1 for the third straight year, with a team Grade Point Average of 3.626. Sheridan College, Wyoming, followed with a GPA of 3.547, followed by Wabash Valley at 3.478, tied for third with Northwest Mississippi.