Monday, June 16, 2008

The kindness of strangers: Brother Crowley gets some credit back

CM Math teacher and assistant athletics director Brother Jake Crowley had his faith in the "kindness of strangers" restored last week when his lost wallet was hand-delivered to Catholic Memorial by Mattapan resident Antoine Hilaire. Read Boston Herald columnist's thoughts on the episode by clicking here.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Franklin gives us the blues—by Gjergji Evangjeli '10

8th seeded Catholic Memorial baseball team played Franklin High School in the MIAA Division I tournament South Bracket opening round on May 31, 2008 at Todesca Field. Franklin brought plenty of fans and parents who supported their team and challenged the home crowd to try to keep up.

Franklin hit two home-runs off Knights' starting pitcher Glen Misho and went up 5-0 by the fourth inning. By the sixth inning the Knights had rallied to a 5-3 deficit, and in the following two innings went up 7-6. Franklin tied it in the ninth under hits from the pitcher and first baseman to make it 7-7 and bring on extra innings. Late in the game, a controversial double-play call that went against the Knights and the crowd roared for Franklin.

In the tenth inning, Franklin scored a home run to bring in two runs, and a follow-up run to make it 10-7. The Knights could not find any offense in the tenth inning to try to come closer to Franklin.

The Knights played good but Franklin was better. This was the end of the Knights' season under Coach Carey. The Knights finish the season 13-8.