- Written by Scott Allen
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 — 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.”
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Mt. Carmel's Pete Condol and the Quincy University men's soccer team saw their season fall short of its ultimate goal, losing to No. 3 Lynn, 4-1, in the NCAA Division II Tournament semifinal on Thursday at Owsley B. Frazier Stadium at Bellarmine University.
The 5th-ranked Hawks (21-2-2) were the first Quincy team to advance to the NCAA DII semifinal.
"It's always disappointing to not advance in the tournament," said third-year Quincy head coach Mike Carpenter. "But I'm also extremely proud. I couldn't be prouder of the way our team played all year and the way they came back two goals down."
The Hawks also set the school record with 21 wins this season and played an exciting brand of offensive and defensive soccer that Quincy fans could latch onto.
"Putting Quincy back on the national map – that's what we can take from it," said Steve McAnany , senior midfielder and captain. "We showed the young guys what it takes to get this far."
- Written by Scott Allen
DECATUR, Ill. – Mt. Carmel’s two runners in the IHSA Class 1A cross country sectional fell short of qualifying for this weekend’s state meet in Peoria.
In the boys sectional run, sophomore Grady Wilkinson finished 20th overall, but not among the top seven individuals not on an advancing team. His time was 16:09.52. Jon Davis of Fithian-Oakwood won the sectional crown in a time of 14:43.11.
Monticello won the team championship with 48 points. Also advancing to state as a team was second-place Shelbyville (73 points), Tolono Unity (3rd with 83), St. Joseph-Ogden (4th with 113) and Urbana University (5th with 190). Robinson missed qualifying with a 6th-place finish. Olney wound up 11th.
In the girls race, the Lady Aces’ Madeline Jones finished 61st in her first sectional appearance, with a time of 20:46. Sophomore Anna Sophie Keller won the sectional title in a time of 16:44.
St. Joseph-Ogden won the team championship with 84 points, topping runnerup Decatur St. Teresa’s total of 106. Also advancing to Peoria as a team were: Monticello (3rd place with 117 points), Urbana University (4th with 119) and Tolono Unity (5th with 134).
PRINCETON, Ind. – The Mt. Carmel soccer boys saved their best for last in Big 8 Conference play.
Monday, the Aces recorded their first league win in the Big 8 finale, beating Princeton on penalty kicks after finishing regulation and overtime in a 1-1 tie.