Saturday, October 25, 2008

XC at the CCC

CM's Cross-Country team competed in three separate races at the Catholic Conference Championships on Saturday morning, October 25, at Franklin Park.

In the freshman race, Matt Engel '12 came in 6th place (11:25), while Ryan Reid '13 came in 7th place (11:29).

In the JV race, Ryan Curley '11 led CM with a time of 21:30. Jake Uminski (23:15) and Elliot Simmons-Uvin (23:16) followed.

Ed Colvin '10 took an early lead in the varsity race over Xaverian and Malden Catholic's top runners, but was a few steps behind coming out of the woods on the third mile. He finished 3rd in the race with a time of 16:16. Nahed Lakkis '09 came in 10th (17:14); John Labelle '09 (19:12), Nolan Schmidlein '11 (19:13) Lance Murray '10 (21:07), and Nicholson Durand '09 (21:50) followed.

Watch highlights of the varsity race and hear comments from Colvin and Lakkis afterwards by clicking on the video above.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Silver outshines Gold

The Knights took some luster from the Golden Eagles of Trumbull, CT on Friday, October 10 with a 23-20 win. The Knights have had an impressive 5-0 start to the season but begin facing Catholic Conference opponents this Friday with a visit to Malden Catholic.

Watch highlights of the game versus Trumbull by clicking on the video above. Producer Ed Horan '09 suggests you play it loud.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Charity on the Charles--by Nicholson Durand '09

On Sunday, Oct. 5th, 300 students participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk--40% of the student body. 23 faculty members joined the walk along with parents and families. The total number of 350 surpassed all five previous years that CM has been walking. So far, we have raised $27,557 dollars and more donations are still coming in. By raising all this money, CM has become number one in the amount of money raised for all schools and colleges in Massachusetts. CM ranks fourth of all Walk participants to date in the amount donated.

Photo credit: Mrs. Eberly

Catholic Memorial students, teachers, staff and families came out with pride for a purpose. We showed that we care about people outside of our community and together as a group it is possible to make a positive effect in so many people's lives.

Going around school and asking what people thought about the walk I received all positive comments. Some of them are.

Freshman Brendan Ashe: The outpouring of support that students gave made me feel like my grandmother has a chance to survive and win her battle with breast cancer. I think that CM is the best high school in Boston!

Senior Robert Kane: I Just feel CM students can accomplish a lot if they work hard towards their goal.

Teacher, Mr. Jia: What I liked about the walk is the amount of people that attended. I am proud to be a part of CM.

This event was primarily organized at CM by Mr. Scott. We should all thank him for the time and effort he put into this. Here's what he had to say about the walk:

Photo credit: Mrs. Eberly

"It makes me incredibly proud to be a part of this school and a part of this Walk. So many people have come up to me and told me how impressed they were that so many young men would give up their Sunday morning to help raise awareness and stand in solidarity with those suffering from breast cancer. Nick and the Leney family, the Casserly family, the administration, and our alumni, just to name a few. When we chant 'We are CM' it means so much more than just athletics or just academics: it means that we get it. We get that we have the power and the ability to make a difference in the world. And we did that on Sunday."

Monday, October 6, 2008

CM v. Cambridge

On September 26, Catholic Memorial School's football team defeated Cambridge by a score of 42-0 to bring the Knights regular season record to 3-0. Watch highlights of the game by clicking on the video below.

CM went on to defeat Lynn Classical on October 3, 21-0. The Knights hope to best Trumbull, CT this Friday at 7pm at home.