FACTS ABOUT CHICAGO ST. CYRIL HIGH SCHOOL
Moved to new building:
Closed elementary dept.: 1910
Closed college dept.:
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. Photos below of a boys' tennis team as well as baseball prior
to 1912 were provided by Mandy Connolly, granddaughter of Joseph Taffe, who was a member of both teams.
Although no records were found for football (which its' successor, Mount Carmel, is well-known for with the number
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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