By Andrew Donnelly
Lexington Speech and Debate Tournament
This afternoon, the debate team will head to Lexington, Massachusetts for a three-day tournament. Unlike other tournaments, this competition features a more progressive style of debate that includes technical argument like kritiks or theory. The team has been preparing arguments and practicing rhetorical techniques for the fierce competition among schools from across the nation.
Feast Day of Chaminade
On Wednesday, January 22, the Chaminade family celebrates the Feast Day of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. Father Chaminade brought Marian Sodalities back to France throughout the 18th and 19th centuries and founded the order of the Marianists in 1817. This order seeks to find Jesus through our most powerful intercessor—Christ’s mother, Mary. Fr. Chaminade realized that through the power of the Blessed Mother, he would be able to reinvigorate a love of Christ within a community that desperately needed it. As members of a Marianist school, we honor his legacy.
JV Track-and-Field Championships
On Monday, January 20th, the Chaminade JV Track-and-Field Team will take their talents to St. Anthony’s High School for the annual NSCHSAA Championships. The Flyers will look to enjoy the fruits of their diligent training to bring the championship trophy home to Chaminade. Go Flyers!
The 73rd Annual Chaminade Invitational Speech Tournament
This past weekend, the Speech and Debate Team welcomed over 500 competitors to the annual Chaminade Invitational Speech Tournament. In a number of varied categories, students prepared diligently in the weeks leading up to this important contest, putting forth an impressive showing against schools from New York City and Long Island. Several students advanced to elimination rounds and placed among the tournament’s finalists.
Varsity Basketball: Chaminade vs. Kellenberg
On Tuesday, January 14, the varsity basketball team challenged the Firebirds of Kellenberg Memorial High School. The varsity Flyers were coming off a tough 2-point loss to Center Moriches at the Tip of the Hat Classic at Adelphi University. Led by Kieran Dorney ‘20, Cooper Francis ‘21, and Joseph Guterding ‘20, the Flyers overcame a deficit to defeat the Firebirds by double digits in a decisive victory. The basketball team will look to continue its success in its match with St. Mary’s this Friday.
Hockey: Chaminade vs. Fordham Prep
Last Sunday, the Chaminade ice hockey team traveled to Rye, NY to face off against the Fordham Prep Rams. In a closely contested game, the Flyers suffered a tough loss at the hands of their league foe. Regardless, the team boasts a 7-3 record and is sitting comfortably in first place. The loss gives the team a 2-1 record against the Rams for the season as the team defeated Fordham Prep by scores of 5-1 and 3-2 prior to Sunday’s game. The squad looks to battle their way into the rest of the season and the playoffs.