by Thomas Daly ‘18
The speech and debate team is now entering some of its fiercest competitions of the year. From today, Friday (February 16), until Sunday, the team will be competing against speakers and debaters from all across the country at the Harvard Tournament. This Beantown competition is regarded as one of the most competitive on the east coast. Good luck to all!
Tomorrow (February 17) the freshmen basketball team will be playing against St. Mary’s at Holy Trinity High School in the semifinals at 11:45 a.m. The team is seeded second, with a 9-3 regular-season record. If the Flyers advance, they will play in the championship game at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, also at Holy Trinity, against either St. Anthony’s or St. Dominic’s.
The JV team will be playing in the semifinals tomorrow 1:30 p.m. vs. Holy Trinity, also at Holy Trinity High School. The team is the number-one seed, posting an 11-1 league record. If the team advances, they will play the winner of the St. Anthony’s vs. Kellenberg game on Sunday. The championship game tips off at 2:45 p.m. at…you guessed it…Holy Trinity.
Sticking to It
Yesterday (February 15), the varsity hockey team traveled to Dix Hills for Game 1 of the finals against St. Anthony’s. The teams battled fiercely, trading goals to push the game into overtime. Unfortunately, the Friars scored their fifth and final goal to win the game by a 5-4 final score. The Flyers are looking for a bounce-back win in Game Two tomorrow (February 17) at Cantiague Park. The puck drops at 8:30 p.m.
Last weekend, the varsity swimming and diving team competed in the CHSAA City Championships. The team was considered an underdog at the big meet, but the Flyers came from behind to win the championship via an impressive last push over the final four events. The championship came down to the very end of the three-day event, and the Flyers bested both second-place Fordham Prep and third-place St. Anthony’s by scores of 778, 769.5, and 720. Congratulations to our swimmer and divers on another come-from-behind championship victory!
This past Tuesday (February 13) Chaminade held its annual Science Fair. This year, approximately 55 students presented their projects. For Bro. Benjamin Knapp ‘93, Science Department Chairperson, the best part of the fair is seeing the enthusiasm for science in the participants. “They’re almost giddy at the beginning of the fair,” he said. “It’s so great for me to see that; it reminds me why I do what I do as a teacher.”
In homerooms on Wednesday (February 14), Eucharistic Ministers assisted in the distribution of ashes and prayer cards. To continue the Lenten celebration, the student body gathered this morning in the AAC for a presentation by Sr. Miriam James Heidland, a member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity. In her talk this morning, she highlighted the pursuit of moral and masculine excellence for Chaminade students, as well the importance of Lent as an opportunity to reflect on our lives. What an inspiring message to take with us into winter break!