The Standard: The Statement Game


By Luke Drew ‘24

On a cold, Friday night on the far south side of Chicago, the Caravan visited the Crusaders in a classic rivalry matchup. The Crusaders made a statement to the whole league that they mean business.

The Crusaders (26-3, 9-1 CCL Blue) and Caravan (26-4, 6-1 CCL Blue) each had five wins straight. Each team was neck and neck through the three quarters.  The first quarter was all tied up at 15 and Rice led 30-29 at halftime.

Senior Cale Cosme said, “We knew we had a one point lead, and we had to try and get stops to start the […]

The Standard: The Statement Game2024-02-15T17:04:32-06:00

The Standard: The Battle of Pulaski


By Patrick Mangin ‘24

Last Tuesday, the Brother Rice basketball team took on the Marist Redhawks in the Battle of Pulaski. This continued one of the most historic rivalries in Illinois high school sports history, and the game did not disappoint.

Senior Jack Gorman said, “Everyone knows how important this game is for both the students and the members of the school communities. We knew the magnitude of the game and didn’t shy away from the pressure.”

Marist started off the game hot with a 7-0 lead, but an eight point run from senior Zavier Fitch quickly put the Crusaders on top.

The Crusaders controlled […]

The Standard: The Battle of Pulaski2024-01-27T10:14:00-06:00

The Standard: Crusader Basketball Rolls On


By Phill Cipriani ‘24

Crusader basketball has been off to a great start this season. The team has improved to 19 wins and two losses and have been playing some great basketball.

Over the Christmas break, the Crusaders participated in the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic basketball tournament. They advanced to the semifinal game, but fell to Marian Catholic in double overtime by a score of 75-74.  The Crusaders placed fourth overall in the tournament against some of the best teams in the state.

Senior Zavier Fitch was named to the All-Tournament Team. Zavier set a tournament record with 51 rebounds in just four games.

Coach […]

The Standard: Crusader Basketball Rolls On2024-01-27T10:08:25-06:00

The Standard: The Hooping Crusaders


By Nolan Navarrete ‘24

Basketball season is in full swing at Brother Rice, and the boys are ready to compete for a state championship. The expectations are high for the Crusaders after coming off a sectional championship appearance, but the road to get back there will not be easy.

The Crusaders are ranked 12th during the preseason in the state of Illinois by the Sun Times. Along with the media, the players are also excited and have hopeful expectations as the season emerges.

Senior guard Jack Gorman said, “We know the expectations are high, but we know what we are capable of doing this […]

The Standard: The Hooping Crusaders2023-11-25T20:34:25-06:00

The Standard: In the Blink of an Eye


By Ryan Gierhahn ‘23

Senior year, the final chapter of my high school journey, has gone by in the blink of an eye. It has given me memories and people I will cherish forever, and I can’t help but long to relive it all over again. I’m so fortunate to have had the experiences I did throughout my high school career to prepare me for what’s to come in the future.

These four years have been nothing short of what I expected when I came to Brother Rice. From my first day of freshman year to the bittersweet last week of senior year, […]

The Standard: In the Blink of an Eye2023-05-19T12:05:45-05:00

The Standard: We’ll be Seeing Ya


By Jimmy Navarrete ‘23

It is crazy to think that after these last couple of weeks, I will not be returning to Brother Rice for another year of school. It is definitely a bittersweet feeling; I can’t wait to be on summer break and to be done with school, but part of me is really going to miss this place and the memories I have created.

I like to look back on my senior year splitting it up into three sections, the fall, winter, and spring time periods. I spent most of my time in the fall staying busy during the start of […]

The Standard: We’ll be Seeing Ya2023-05-17T12:00:10-05:00

The Standard: The Last Go Around


By Nick Niego ‘23

Wow! I cannot believe my time here at Brother Rice is coming to an end. It feels like just yesterday I was coming in to pick up my last schedule card.

I will never forget the Brother Rice meet and greet that took place when I was in 7th grade. Recent graduates of Brother Rice spoke at the event and a few words from that night have stuck with me 5 years later.

“Four years at Brother Rice might seem like an eternity, but it will go by in a blink of an eye.”

Those words were said that night, and […]

The Standard: The Last Go Around2023-05-16T08:53:12-05:00

The Standard: All Good Things Come to an End


By Peter McShane ‘23

As I sit down to reflect on my four years of high school, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed with emotion. The journey has been challenging, but it has also been incredibly rewarding. Looking back, I can say with confidence that my time at Brother Rice High School has been transformative. I have grown into the best version of myself, and I owe it all to the experiences I’ve had at this school.

It all started on my first day of freshman year when Mr. Alberts gave us what I interpreted as a silly speech about what it means […]

The Standard: All Good Things Come to an End2023-05-15T11:56:13-05:00

The Standard: Crusaders Bring Home Some Hardware


By Jimmy Navarrete ‘23

The Brother Rice Crusaders ended the regular season accounting for the most wins in Brother Rice history with 27 regular season wins. The regular season went by fairly quickly-now the real season starts. Rice took care of business against Eisenhower High School in the regional semifinal. Now, the only thing left to do was to take home the regional championship on friday.

We are excited to go out there and compete for a regional championship,” said senior Ryan Kenney prior to the game vs Andrew.

The scene was set – Andrew High School vs. Brother Rice for the regional championship. […]

The Standard: Crusaders Bring Home Some Hardware2023-03-10T12:44:06-06:00

The Standard: Survive and Advance


By Peter McShane ‘23

After closing out the season with a win against the Bogan Bengals, Brother Rice earned the 2nd seed in their sectional for the IHSA playoffs. Set to play against Eisenhower High School in the first round, the Crusaders knew they needed to take every game seriously.

Senior guard Ahmad Henderson said, ”We all knew we needed to get going quick in this game. Every team we play from now on will give us everything they got. “

The Crusaders did just as Ahmad said. Taking a lead of 41-26 at halftime, the team felt great but knew the job wasn’t […]

The Standard: Survive and Advance2023-03-10T12:26:11-06:00


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