Chicago Catholic League
Friars fall in epic Championship game!
Fenwick played, in what some are saying, one of the greatest IHSA State title games ever! The Friars took Morgan Park to overtime, but were unable to pull it off losing to the Mustangs 69-67. It was a tremendous season for the Catholic League champions! The Catholic League is extremely proud!
Congratulations to Bishop McNamara on 3rd place!
Congratulations to the Fighting Irish of Bishop McNamara on earning a 3rd place finish in the IHSA Class 2A Basketball finals. It was a tremendous year for Bishop McNamara! Congratulations!
CCL Statement, via Pat Mahoney, President of the CCL Board of Control, on 3 schools leaving the CCL for the start of 2018-2019 Season
On Friday February 24, 2017, The Chicago Catholic League (CCL) received official notification from St. Francis of Wheaton, Bishop McNamara and Aurora Christian regarding their application to, and acceptance into, the Metro Suburban Conference starting in the 2018-19 school year.
While the CCL is disappointed in their decisions to leave our great league, we appreciate and understand that every school has to do what they feel is in their best interest and do what best meets the needs of their respective stakeholders.
The three departing schools will fulfill their CCL schedules and contracts for the 2017-18 school year - which will allow the remaining schools in the CCL to work out new schedules for all our sports.
The CCL will remain committed to providing quality competitive experiences for our member schools and their students – we will continue to strive to create divisions and schedules based on parity which will allow schools to compete at an appropriate level allowing for opportunities for success in various sports. The CCL will continue to be committed to listening to the needs of our member schools and try to help all our schools.
Congratulations to Marmion & Montini for advancing down state
Congratulations to the Cadets and Broncos for punching their ticket downstate in wrestling. Marmion Academy defeated Sandburg to make it downstate, while Montini defeated Catholic League foe, Mount Carmel to earn their trip down state. Congratulations to both schools and good luck!
Catholic League Wrestlers brining home the hardware!
Congratulations to a number of our Catholic League wrestlers who took first place over the weekend during IHSA Wrestling final action. A special congratulations go out to St. Rita senior, Austin O'Connor, who became only the 15 wrestler in iHSA history to become a four time state champion! Great job Austin! Below are the other CCL wrestlers who took home 1st place.
Jacob Lindsey - 106 (SO) from Providence Catholic - 3A
Joey Melendez - 113 (JR) from Montini Catholic - 3A
Real Woods - 126 (JR) from Montini Catholic - 3A
Will Lewan - 145 (JR) from Montini Catholic - 3A
Austin O'Connor - 152 (SR) from St. Rita - 3A
David Riojas - 170 (SR) from Mount Carmel - 3A
Fenwick Captures CCL Basketball tournament title!
The Chicago Catholic League tournament came to a conclusion on Friday night in another impressive evening of basketball. For the second consecutive year the Friars captured the tournament title after going undefeated in regular season action. The Friars defeated St. Joseph 65-58 in overtime after St. Joseph sent it to overtime with a three pointer at the buzzer! The Friars overcame that jolt to pull away in overtime and win the CCL tournament Championship!
Fenwick defeats St. Joseph 65-58 (OT)
3rd Place Game
Loyola Academy defeats Brother Rice 47-41
Consolation Championship Game
St. Rita defeats De La Salle - 74-62
Congratulations to all of our CCL schools and we wish you the best of luck as you head in IHSA action!
1,000 wins for Coach Pingatore!
Congratulations to St. Joseph Head Varsity basketball coach - Gene Pingatore - on earning his 1,000th win of his tremendous career this evening in the first round of the Catholic League tournament. The Chargers defeated St. Rita 81-71 in front of a packed gym filled with fans who wanted to be witnesses to history. Congratulations Coach Ping and thank you for your dedication to St. Joseph and Catholic education.
Crusaders and Friars capture Basketball Championships!
Brother Rice defeated Leo on Friday night to capture the outright Catholic League South division Championship! The Friars continued their magnificent run by defeating DePaul Prep to win the North division Catholic League title. The Friars are 18-0 in league play the past two years! Good luck to both programs in the CCL Tournament!
Marmion Academy capture Wrestling Championship!
Congratulations to the Cadets of the Marmion Academy for winning the 2016-17 Chicago Catholic League Wrestling Championship. The Cadets accumulated 279.5 points beating out second place Providence Catholic who earned 250.0 points. Congratulations to all of our individual champions as well, who are listed below:
106 - Jake Lindsey - Providence Catholic
113 - Joey Melendez - Montini Catholic
120 - Ryan Fleck - Marmion Academy
126 - Real Woods - Montini Catholic
132 - Fidel Mayora - Montini Catholic
138 - Anthony Cheloni - Marmion Academy
145 - Will Lewan - Montini Catholic
152 - Austin O'Connor - St. Rita
160 - Nate Jimenez - Marmion Academy
170 - David Riojas - Mount Carmel
182 - Danny Denoit - Mount Carmel
195 - Jacob Kaminski - Fenwick
220 - Scott Sierzega - Brother Rice
285 - Solomon Smith - De La Salle
Brother Rice wins Catholic League Bowling title
Congratulations to the Crusaders of Brother Rice on winning the 2016-17 CCL Bowling title. They outlasted St. Laurence who took second.
Congratulations to St. Laurence coach, Joe Faber, on earning the Anthony Lawless award as the league's coach of the year! The Lawless athlete of the year award was given to senior, Andrew Moore II, of DePaul Prep. Great job! Once again, congratulations to the Crusaders and our Lawless recipients and best of luck to all of our schools as they compete in the IHSA Regionals this upcoming weekend.