The Standard: The Rolling Crusaders


By Tyler Wojcik ‘24

On Jan. 20, the Crusaders bowled in the hardest sectional in the state. The top four teams from four different regionals went head-to-head at Palos Lanes, combined with 40 solo bowlers in an individual category. The rules were simple: top six teams and top seven individuals with the highest pinfall would punch a ticket down state.

Senior bowler Reed Norville said, “This is our time; we have worked all year for this.”

The event started promptly at eight o’clock in the morning. Nerves were high during team introductions, but faded abruptly as the raspy voice on the loudspeaker said “Lanes […]

The Standard: The Rolling Crusaders2024-01-27T10:17:12-06:00

The Standard: Bowling Crusaders Compete in the Catholic League Championship


By James Bowes ‘24

On Saturday, Jan. 6, the Brother Rice Bowling team went to Stardust Lanes in Addison to compete for the Catholic League Championship.

After dominating the first six seeding games, the team made it into the championship tournament which contained the top four teams.

In a competitive showdown, Brother Rice claimed the 3rd spot in the Catholic League Championship, with standout performances by junior Jeremy Gasca, who secured 1st place individually, senior Tommy McMahon finishing 6th, and senior Tyler Wojcik placing 7th.

Junior Jeremy Gasca, with an average of 214.4 pins and a total pinfall of 1,072, said, “Obviously, we wanted to […]

The Standard: Bowling Crusaders Compete in the Catholic League Championship2024-01-19T00:43:25-06:00

The Standard: Crusader Bowling Sweeps Niles Notre Dame


By Tyler Wojcik ‘24

The Crusader bowling team faced north side rival Niles Notre Dame this past Saturday. The Crusaders won all three matches, including winning the series, to conclude the sweep.

Junior Jeremy Gasca said, “Today showed who we are as a team and how much potential we have as a team.”

The Crusaders won the series by over 400 pins. The Crusaders were led by senior Tyler Wojcik who had a 728 series with a 243 average.

Senior Reed Norville said, “I had a great time just having fun and winning.”

Crusaders dominated all three matches and will prepare to play St. Rita on […]

The Standard: Crusader Bowling Sweeps Niles Notre Dame2023-11-16T18:19:00-06:00

The Standard: Gasca’s 300 Leads the Bowling Crusaders to CCL Championship


By Josh Sutker ‘23

Typically, when someone hears the term “they are going bowling” in the winter months, their mind turns to college football bowl season. However, the people on 99th and Pulaski should turn their attention to our red-hot bowling team.

On January 7, the Crusaders marched into the CCL Championship with one goal in mind- win.

Senior George Raphael-McElroy said, “I wasn’t sure if we would win at first, but we were one of the top teams. I knew that if we kept high energy that we would win.”

Bowling against seven other teams, the odds were stacked against us. The bowling team […]

The Standard: Gasca’s 300 Leads the Bowling Crusaders to CCL Championship2023-01-19T23:20:46-06:00

The Standard: Crusader Bowling Claims Chicago Catholic League


By Cullen Cosme ‘21

Last weekend the Crusader bowling team claimed the Chicago Catholic League title over the Shamrocks from St. Patrick led by huge performances by seniors Tony Lundy, Josh Bell, and Brennan O’Malley.

In a year where athletes across the state were uncertain if they would be given a season, the Crusaders made the most of it.

Senior Collin Rice said, “I felt excited when I found out that there would be a season, although I was kind of disheartened that the season was going to be short.”

Throughout the season, the Crusaders knew that they would turn it on. A few weeks […]

The Standard: Crusader Bowling Claims Chicago Catholic League2021-03-25T08:04:34-05:00

The Standard: The Week of Brother Rice Bowling


By Anthony Lundy ‘21

The Brother Rice Crusaders had two competitions against Southside rivals. The first match was against the Leo Lions and the second match was against the St. Laurence Vikings. The Crusaders have had a rough year so far and needed two wins to boost the team in conference standings.

On February 23, the Crusaders faced off against the Lions. The varsity was led by the senior core of Josh Bell, Tony Lundy, and Brennan O’Malley. In the first game, the Crusaders took a demanding lead with a high game of 251 by O’Malley ending with a 623 series. Leading series […]

The Standard: The Week of Brother Rice Bowling2021-03-18T22:58:20-05:00

The Standard: A Convincing Victory for the Bowling Team on Senior Night


By Sean Deane ‘21

On March 2, Brother RiceTV hosted its first bowling broadcast in five years.  They could not have chosen a better match to broadcast as the Crusaders put on a show against the Marist Redhawks on Senior Night.

The Crusaders had impressive victories at both the varsity and junior varsity levels at Arena Lanes on Tuesday with both teams winning all three games.The varsity team, consisting of bowlers Colin Rice, Ryan Kirchman, Brennan O’Malley, Josh Bell, and Tony Lundy won by a total score of 3,155-2,570.  Each game in the series was won by an impressive margin.  The Crusaders managed […]

The Standard: A Convincing Victory for the Bowling Team on Senior Night2021-03-18T23:12:22-05:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Bowling Preview


By Anthony Lundy ‘21

Just when we all thought sports were not going to be played, the IHSA brought a glimpse of hope into the eyes of winter sport athletes. They said that bowling is a lower risk sport, therefore giving it the okay to play.

Brother Rice has always had a strong bowling team and looks to be even stronger this year with leading seniors Josh Bell and Tony Lundy. The Crusaders also have shown improvements for the season under seniors Ryan Kirchman, Collin Rice, and Brennan O’Malley. These Crusaders look to accomplish more from last year as they fell to Saint […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Bowling Preview2020-11-14T13:30:43-06:00

Lundy, Br. Rice on Roll Toward Sectional Meet



Tony Lundy headed into his sixth game at the Oak Lawn bowling regional well within striking distance of the top spot.

The Br. Rice sophomore was just 41 pins behind Richards sophomore Blake Attig, but Lundy wasn’t exactly bowling well at that moment.

After rolling a series-low 193 in the fifth game, Lundy regrouped with a 254 in the sixth to clinch the comeback for top individual honors on Jan. 12 at Palos Lanes.

Br. Rice (6,322) finished second to Richards (6,661) in the team standings and advanced to the Andrew sectional.

“Going into […]

Lundy, Br. Rice on Roll Toward Sectional Meet2019-01-28T10:59:15-06:00


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