The Standard: The Rucking Crusaders Return


By Seamus Hanley ‘24

On Saturday, March 16, the Brother Rice rugby team kicked off their season with a friendly exhibition match against Bishop Dwenger High School of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The day started early for the team, as they left at 7:45 a.m. for a three-hour bus ride across Indiana.

Senior Diego Hernandez said, “Before the game, I was nervous for my first start. I wanted to hit someone as hard as I could.”

The team battled hard the first half, only being down 5-0 against one of the best teams in the state of Indiana.

Senior TJ McNichols said, “We played really strong […]

The Standard: The Rucking Crusaders Return2024-03-23T11:03:38-05:00

The Standard: Math Team Advances to State


By Charley Duggan ‘24

On Feb. 24, the math team competed in regionals at Evergreen Park High School. Performances came from all classes. The math team took second place overall. The junior/senior eight person team placed second. Finishing in first place was the calculator team. 

The team faced multiple challenges involving critical thinking. Calculations and questions were very difficult and challenging. The team pulled through posting an outstanding performance. 

Junior Gavin O’Connor had a great performance. O’Connor took first place in the junior/senior duo. 

O’Connor said, “I was very impressed by how the team did […]

The Standard: Math Team Advances to State2024-03-14T14:38:39-05:00

The Standard: The Crusaders at State


By Patrick Mangin ‘24

The Brother Rice wrestling team traveled to Champaign to compete in this year’s individual state tournament. The Crusaders had an impressive nine state qualifiers, four of which are only freshmen.

Despite an impressive showing, only one Crusader was able to place in the tournament.

Freshman Danny Costello represented the team well, placing 6th overall in the 2A 175 lb weight class. Danny had one pin in the tournament and finished with a record of 3-3.

Costello said, “I started wrestling a long time ago. When I came to Brother Rice, my coaches and teammates helped me and made it possible to […]

The Standard: The Crusaders at State2024-02-22T23:06:44-06:00

The Standard: Super Bowl LVIII


By James Zygadlo ‘24

On Feb. 11, the Kansas City Chiefs took on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium. Millions of fans tuned in to watch the biggest game of the season. With that came many different predictions about who would win the trophy.

Senior Charlie Boyer said, “I wanted the 49ers to win, but had a bad feeling the Chiefs would come out ahead. It’s hard to bet against the Chiefs with Mahomes as their quarterback.”

The first half of the game started off slow with Jauan Jennings throwing the only touchdown to Christian McCaffrey to give the […]

The Standard: Super Bowl LVIII2024-02-15T17:32:03-06:00

The Standard: Now Presenting Chicago the Musical


By Patrick Panarese ‘24

Have you ever wondered how Chicago was in the 1920s? Imagine the music playing in the most popular clubs and spots in town. Our next-door neighbor, Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, is all set to present the musical Chicago on Nov. 16 and 19. The show starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

All the cast members are enthusiastic about this high-energy and electrifying show. Junior Mike Heilmann plays the leading role of Billy Flynn, a defense attorney who helps the women of Chicago prove their innocence in criminal cases.

Mike was […]

The Standard: Now Presenting Chicago the Musical2023-11-03T20:06:56-05:00

The Standard: The Crusader Pep Rally


By Robbie Rutledge ‘24


This past Friday, Brother Rice hosted its yearly Pep Rally, having fun competitions, an eating contest, and an amazing performance from our Lady Crusaders.

The hosts of the day, Connor Stack and JD Maloney, had some high praises for the event.

Junior Connor Stack said, “I was really happy with the turnout. The students participated, the fans got involved, and the day was just very enjoyable.”

The first event of the day was the scooter relay race. Although the seniors seemed to be heavy favorites to win, they ended up coming in third place after Brendan Hayes fell off his scooter. […]

The Standard: The Crusader Pep Rally2023-10-18T21:21:13-05:00

The Standard: Kicking Crusaders Roll to the Top of the Tables


By Colin Welniak ‘24

The Brother Rice kicking Crusaders are on fire as they clinched the number one seed in the class 2A Lemont Sectional.

After what seemed like another long season, everyone was set on the Crusaders finishing at the bottom of the tables once again, but something was different. The Crusaders kept winning.

Senior forward Tyler Wojcik said, “It’s definitely a great feeling being able to compete and win, but we still have to remember what we are playing for and stay disciplined because anything can happen.”

The Crusaders have been having their best season since Coach Matt Prunckle played almost twenty years […]

The Standard: Kicking Crusaders Roll to the Top of the Tables2023-10-07T21:55:57-05:00

The Standard: “The Shootout”


By Luke Drew ‘24

The Colorado Buffaloes are not the same team people are used to. That was made clear from the start of the season opener for the Buffaloes on the road at Texas Christian University. The Buffaloes defeated TCU in a 45-42 thriller.

Colorado started off hot with a 7-0 lead in the debut of new head coach Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders. The Buff’s had a 17-14 lead at half. Fans knew that this team was not the same team they were used to watching.

The teams in the second half went back to back with amazing touchdowns. Colorado running back Dylan […]

The Standard: “The Shootout”2023-09-18T08:07:30-05:00

The Standard: Crusaders Battle the Redhawks


By Nicolas Hall ‘24

The Battle of Pulaski- Marist vs. Brother Rice. One of Brother Rice’s most important games of the year. This year’s game was a nail-biter which came down to the wire. It was a hard fought game by both teams, and unfortunately, the team I was hoping would lose, won on a dramatic last minute touchdown.

Great efforts by both teams were made under the Friday night lights at Marist’s stadium.

The first half was a one-sided game, with Marist dominating the whole half. At the end of the first half, the score was 24-3. Rice’s three points were made by […]

The Standard: Crusaders Battle the Redhawks2023-09-17T17:31:28-05:00


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