Monday, September 28, 2009

CM Life in Photos: Olympic Day

Conor Askins '10 prepares to face off in arm-wrestling against an apparently aging Mr. Spaner while incredulous fans look on.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Knights Surge to 3-0, on 42-12 Victory over Hartford Hurricanes

The Hartford Hurricanes made the long trip down from Vermont to Baker street, it must have been a long bus ride back.

The first drive of the first quarter looked like the Knights were in for a tight game, but a red zone stop quickly turned the tides. AJ Doyle connected with Joey McCarthy on a 5o yard completion to set up a Keshaudus Spence touchdown run. In the second quarter Kashaudus would make his presence felt with a fumble recovery and yet another touchdown run to put the Knights in front 14-0 heading into halftime. The second half spelled doom for Hartford as an offensive eruption was waiting for them. William Earl started off the scoring with a 40 yard touchdown run. AJ Doyle had a touchdown run and would later connect with Chinedu Chukwu on a screen pass for a touchdown at the end of the third quarter. Nolan Powers was the highlight of the fourth quarter with a touchdown run, and would later break a 47 yard run which would be the Knights last big play of the night.

Heading into the bye week the Knights are in great position to make a deep postseason run. Hartford was the Vermont state champion and the Knights passed their test with flying colors. There is a lot of time left and it's far too early to start making predictions but if the Knights keep playing with this tenacity and hunger it is possible that CM will be making an addition to the football banner on the wall.

Mike Slonina '11

Monday, September 21, 2009

CM Life in Photos: Freshman Retreat

On retreat, Sept. 21 at Hale Reservation in Westwood, the freshmen engaged in a challenging ropes course and team-building exercises.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

CM 27- Haverhill 6

In their home opener the Knight's methodically dismantled the Haverhill Hillies.

1st Quarter
AJ Doyle connected with Joey McCarthy on a screen pass, after reversing the field McCarthy worked his way to a 39 yard gain. AJ and Joey would hookup again later that drive on a beautifully lead 25 yard touchdown pass.
2nd Quarter
In the second quarter, the Hillies got in the end zone for their first and only TD. Their questionable two point conversion attempt was stuffed. The rest of the second half was highlighted by the defensive lineman Keshaudas Spence. He delivered crushing hits, one after another (including 2 sacks in a row) until the first half came to a close.
3rd Quarter
On the first play of the second half Armani Reeves brought back a kickoff for a 90 yard touchdown. This was just the beginning of the disaster that was about to ensue over Haverhill. Later in the third quarter AJ Doyle ran in a 16 yard quarterback keeper for a touchdown.
4th Quarter
After a long drive by Haverhill the Knights took any hope the Hillies had left when Donald Bland recovered a fumble in the end zone. Another screen pass, this time to Lorenzo Warren, set up another scoring threat for the Knights. Once again AJ Doyle hit Joey McCarthy for the Knights final touchdown. The Hillies made one final attempt to stay alive but John Filippides put an end to that when he recorded his first interception of the season.

Between the Knights first two games their defense has let up a total of six points. And the six was scored on possibly the luckiest catch ever. It's far too early to start talking about the state tournament but if the defense can keep this up with any kind of consistency then CM has as good of a shot at the title as anyone. Next week the Knights will try to keep their winning streak alive as they take on Hartford at home.

Mike Slonina '11

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

CM Life in Photos: Mass of the Holy Spirit

CM Life in Photos: Have Cello, Will Travel

Mr. Spaner and members of the CM Chamber Ensemble hoof it over to St. Theresa's Parish for the blessing ceremony of the residence on Monday, 9/14.

Friday, September 11, 2009

CM 17, Lynn Classical 0

It was a rainy and somber night at Manning field in Lynn, but still, CM came out of the fray victorious.

The first half was highlighted by (Senior) Lorenzo Warren's first rushing touchdown of the day. The action picked up in the second half where the Knights pulled away. After a fumble on a punt return by Lynn Classical, Lorenzo Warren punched in his second and final TD on a five yard draw play. The CM defense set the tone in the second half as Lynn had major difficulties moving the ball. Sophomore Armani Reeves delivered several big hits including a timely tackle on a fourth down to turn the ball over. After yet another turnover on downs by Lynn, Sophomore quarterback A.J. Doyle hit (Senior) Joey McCarthy on a slant to set up a scoring opportunity. After three failed attempts to get in the endzone Junior Tom Byrnes cemented the win with a field goal to put CM ahead 17-0. The exclamation point was put on when Lynn Classical's quarterback was served a bone rattling hit to force a fumble in the closing seconds.

The rainy terrain caused noticeable difficulties for both sides as fumbles were almost as common as completed passes. Fortunately for the Knights, a vast majority of these fumbles came from Lynn. In any football game the team that wins the turnover battle almost always wins the game.

They were dropping like flies for CM, many players had to come out due to leg cramps. Senior Mark Glynn came out of the game with what appeared to be a serious left knee injury, however he showed tremendous heart by returning and making his presence felt on a big hit in the backfield.

CM now turns their attention to Friday night where they will look to create a long winning streak as they aim to dismantle the visiting Haverhill in front of their home crowd.

Mike Slonina '11

CM Life in Photos: We Remember

Students in Mr. Hahn's first period Theology 9 class pause for a moment of silence at 8:48am to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

CM Life in Photos: First Day

Shot at 8:02am on the first day of school.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

CM Life in Photos: Safety First

Before doors opened on the new school year, several members of the faculty and staff partook in a CPR course on September 2, administered by Boston EMS staff.

Above, music teacher Mr. Craig Spaner practices CPR. Behind him is foreign language teacher Ms. Karen Hynes, EMT Kevin Shea P '11, and Dean of Students Mr. Tom Ryan.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

CM Life in Photos: Getting orientated

Brendan Greene '11 gets his ID photo taken on orientation day, September 2.