LUBBOCK, Tex. --- Twice in the third quarter of Monday night’s NJCAA women’s national tournament basketball game, it appeared as if Wabash Valley was about to reverse its fortune against lower-seeded Cochise, Arizona.
The Apaches, however, had an answer to each challenge, eventually pulling away to a surprisingly-easy 96-75 victory in the final game of the first day of play in the 24-team tourney being played at Rip Griffin Center on the campus of Lubbock Christian University.
MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. --- Mount Carmel High School cross country standout Grady Wilkinson Wednesday signed a scholarship form to attend the University of Southern Indiana.
“USI stood out because they have an exceptional cross country program,” said Wilkinson following the signing ceremony which took place among family and friends at MCHS. “It is just so close to home and it’s so state of the art I couldn’t pick anything else.”
MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. – The winningest football coach in the history of Mount Carmel High School is calling it a career.
Darren Peach, with 141 wins in 16 years at the helm of the Golden Aces, texted his announcement to local media sources on Tuesday evening. He wrote: “I retired from being head football coach. I have turned my letter in for next school board meeting and I told the kids today.”
PEORIA, Ill. – Who is sweating the details, anyway.
Considering the historic achievement of the Mount Carmel boys’ basketball team this weekend, a second-place finish in the IHSA Class 2A state tournament should not be diminished.
For the Golden Aces of 2016-17 achieved something grander than any trophy will ever show. After 90 long years, they have put Mount Carmel basketball back on the map.
Chicago Orr defeated Mount Carmel, 59-39, in the finals. The Spartans did early damage against the Aces, with three blocked shots in the first eight minutes and a 16-6 lead at the end of the first period. The Aces, meanwhile, came out cold, missing six of their first seven shots.
PEORIA, Ill. --- Southern Illinois has become all too familiar with how punishing Mount Carmel’s twin towers can be. Now, the entire state knows.
Jackson Marcotte and Justin Carpenter both recorded double-doubles on Friday night, leading Mount Carmel to a 67-55 victory over Kankakee Bishop McNamara in the semifinals of the IHSA Class 2A state tournament at Carver Arena in Peoria.
The win sent the ninth-rated Aces into the championship game on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. against the only other AP Top 10 team to play in Peoria, Chicago Orr (22-5), who eliminated Monticello, 62-44.