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 second round…
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.
Devin Pearson was many things. He was the Mission Trail Athletic League Offensive Player of the Year; he was awarded All State Div. III First Team Offense; he even earned the title of All County Athlete of the Year.
What is Devin Pearson to the Carmel Padres football team now? Gone.
As the varsity football team prepares for King City and the start of league games, the players and coaches will need to get used to a new quarterback leading the squad.
Girls’ tennis aims for title
Carmel girls’ tennis started off strong and has kept the momentum going so far, as they conquered long-time rivals Santa Catalina and Stevenson.
Last season, the girls defeated both Catalina and Stevenson for the first time in CHS history and scored a three-way tie for the Mission Trail Athletic League championship title.
This season the girls are determined to do it again, but claim the title all for themselves. With equal talent among all three teams, this year it is all about being tenacious and having the right mentality.