Category Archives: Sports

Sports concussions take toll on players

The clock was winding down in the Shoe Game. Sophomore quarterback Connor Marden spotted his receiver, junior Thomas Spanos. He let the ball fly and increased the  Padre score by…

Fellowship of Christian Athletes sets sights globally

It’s lunchtime on a Tuesday, and classroom 27 is filling up for another Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting.  Students exchange friendly greetings and helps themselves to complimentary cookies until senior…

Basketball dominant despite losing Pearson and Rudolph

Even with Devon Pearson and Hank Rudolph gone,Carmelboys’ basketball will have a strong, tall, senior-dominated team. Although height is helpful, the Padres have other factors which point to their future…

Grummon takes command of girls’ soccer

After scrambling to find a coach, the girls’ soccer team is ready to take the field under the control of newly hired coach and Whitney Grummon. While Grummon is known…

Boys’ soccer hopes for MTAL title

The boys’ soccer program is preparing for a rewarding season as the majority of the players have been playing together on a fall club team. After being defeated byNorthMontereyCountyin the…

Wrestlers return with enthusiasm

Although CCS champion Kodiak Sauer brought great individual success to the wrestling program last year, Carmel wrestling has yet to win an MTAL title in the school’s history. “Winning league…

College bound athletes

  Evan McLeod: He drives the ball with incredible power and pin-point accuracy. He controls the fairways and greens with his mighty clubs. He doesn’t just have an overpowering golf…

Girls’ basketball hopes to rebound

Carmelgirls’ basketball hopes to successfully clinch the Mission Trail Athletic League title this year after falling short toSanta Catalinalast season. Despite a commanding league record of 12-2,Carmelwas defeated byMenloSchoolin the…

History of the shoe

Concealed in a trophy case in the front office lies an old, bronzed track shoe that used to belong to former Carmel High teacher and athletic director Lloyd Miller. The…

Administrators dispel rumors of Coach Ables’ dismissal


 

Despite rumors circulating through the Carmel community, coach John Ables was never fired from his coaching positions at Carmel High School and remains the current football speed, cross country and track instructor, though the district did facilitate a public employee evaluation of him this summer.


The evaluation took place on June 19 and 25 and included a closed-door session between board members followed by time allowing students and parents to speak in support of Ables—2012 graduates Devin Pearson and Camille Herhusky were among those who spoke.


However, support from the community did not end there. On July 1, Iljin Cho, a 2012 CHS graduate who ran cross country and track, created a Facebook support page titled “Rehire Coach Ables.” The group contained 255 members and encouraged those members, both current and former students, to explain the impact Ables has had on them.