MT. CARMEL - Never mind that senior Levi Laws never played a down for the Mt. Carmel High School football team in 2014. His impact was still so profound that he was named the winner of the team’s most prestigious award, the Golden Helmet Award, at Sunday’s post-season awards banquet held at Parkview Christian Church.
Golden Aces assistant coach Kevin Smith, who introduced the award which dates to the 1960s, told the gathering “if you can strive to be a player on the field that’s one thing, but you can also strive to be a man off the field.”
ROBINSON, Ill. – If a high school basketball game was only half as long as it is, the Mt. Carmel Golden Aces boys team might be undefeated.
But, it isn’t and they aren’t.
Mt. Carmel’s second half swoon continued here Tuesday, when the Aces lost a 9-point lead in the third quarter and fell to Robinson, 58-55, in non-conference play.
“”It’s frustrating for sure,” said an exasperated Aces coach Tyler Buss after the loss. “We’ll go back to the drawing board and try to figure this second-half stuff out.”
Whereas the inside game faltered in the second half Saturday against Jasper, this time it was the transition game which suddenly stopped clicking after Mt. Carmel (4-3) gathered a 38-29 lead in the third quarter. Robinson (2-5) took advantage with a 10-point run to grab a 39-38 lead at the end of the frame.
PRINCETON, Ind. – Princeton superstar Jackie Young set both single-game and career scoring marks in the Lady Tigers 103-47 Big 8 Conference basketball victory over Mt. Carmel at Tiger Arena Monday night.
But that’s not what anyone in attendance from west of the Wabash River will remember from an otherwise celebratory night. Instead they may focus on the directives from the Lady Tigers coach which seemed to disrespect Mt. Carmel.
Lady Aces coach Tim Willis, who learned a thing or two about managing greatness during the career of now Indiana freshman Tyra Buss, said the 56-point rout would be hard to simply move on from. “Oh no, we won’t forget it,” he said in response to a reporter’s post-game question. “That isn’t happening.”