FACTS ABOUT CHICAGO ST. CYRIL HIGH SCHOOL
First opened: 1900
Moved to new building: 1902
Closed elementary dept.: 1910
Closed college dept.: 1918
Changed name to Mt. Carmel: 1924
ATHLETICS AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
We are confident that sports were offered to the boys at St. Cyril prior to its name change, as it was
a charter member of the Chicago Catholic League in 1912. Although no records were found for football (which its' successor,
Mount Carmel, is well-known for with the name of state championships), basketball, baseball, or track, we did find on the
IHSA website that St. Cyril had an individual state champ in tennis. In 1919, George O'Connell was the state singles' champion,
quite an accomplishment when private schools were not yet members of the IHSA.
Also, historian Robert Pruter also found that St. Cyril won four Catholic League titles between 1912-1916.
The school took league championships in lightweight basketball (1912-13 and 1915-1916), in addition to
one each in baseball and track during the spring of 1913.
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