By Jack Sadler ’21
After a successful season and a winning record, the varsity basketball team looks to extend their season with a playoff win this Friday, February 28. The quarterfinal game will be played in the AAC at 4:30pm. Strong support from the student body is greatly appreciated and the team is looking forward to seeing the bleachers packed. After working hard all season and playing in highly competitive games, the Flyers are hoping for a win streak in the playoffs. Good luck to the entire team!
Senior-Faculty Basketball Game
One of the most highly anticipated events for the senior class takes place next Wednesday, March 4, when members of the class of 2020 will have the opportunity to play against their teachers in the annual senior-faculty basketball game. The night is always fun and competitive. Representatives from each homeroom will be able to play in the game, while others will have the opportunity to participate in competitions like a 3 point contest. It is always a spirit-filled evening.
Baby Bottle Drive Continues
An annual collection of increasing importance, the baby bottle drive began this past week but will continue for the next few weeks to come. Bottles were distributed in the homeroom for students to fill up with change over the next few weeks. The donations go to the Life Center of Long Island, whose website says their mission “is to empower pregnant and parenting women by providing them with the resources and emotional support needed to take care of themselves and their children and enable them to make healthy decisions for their future.” At Chaminade, the drive is run by the Catholics for Life organization, who fights for human rights throughout all stages of life. All support is greatly appreciated.
The JV hockey team secured a spot in the finals after a dominant 7-0 victory over Fordham on February 26. On the offensive side, Captain Connor Squeri began the night with a goal halfway through the first half. This was backed up with excellent play by the second power play unit, who went 3 for 3 on their opportunities, and James Hedquist, who contributed a hat trick. On defense, the tone was set by goalie Sean Walsh, who held Fordham to a shutout. After such a strong performance, the team is ready to take on their opponents in the finals.
To begin the season of Lent, a group of seniors this year have made it their mission to help starving children in the developing world. After being inspired by “Hunger: The senior evening of recollection,” senior Trey Pryor approached Bro. Stephen Balletta and asked if there was anything they could do to help the organization Mary’s Meals. Mary’s Meals helps bring food to starving children everyday. Three other members of his class— Liam Maxson, Harry Divaris, and Mark Klein— joined his efforts, and together they organized and promoted a drive for the organization, which took place this past week. 40¢ could feed a child for a week. The drive was a huge success, and the school is thankful for all those who contributed.
Winter Sports Awards Ceremony
Thursday, February 27, was the Winter Sports Awards Ceremony, in which the school honored winter athletes for their work and dedication throughout the season. During the morning assembly, students gathered in the gym and Darby Auditorium, where members of every team received a pin and the student athlete awards were distributed. In the evening, athletes and their parents were invited back to the school. Teams split up and recapped their seasons and then reunited in Darby to distribute special awards, including MVP. Students were also treated to a special winter sports video prepared by the ETV club.