The Standard: ICOPS Invitational


By Charlie Walsh ‘23

“It’s my favorite indoor track meet all year,” said sophomore Gavin O’Connor.

On Sunday, the entire track and field team traveled to Lewis University to compete at ICOPS invitational. It is the first real meet of the year with good competition from all catholic schools. You have the chance to prove to yourself, teammates and coaches that you can be relied upon for future meets like Catholic League or sectionals.

It was a good outing; we finished 5th out of 22 schools, but that’s not where we want to be.  It is still really early in the season so we […]

The Standard: ICOPS Invitational2023-03-10T12:30:29-06:00

The Standard: Super Bowl LVII


By Charlie Walsh ‘23

Over the weekend the NFL’s four best teams battled for an opportunity to play in Super Bowl LVII.

In the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles were up against the San Francisco 49ers. In the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs played the Cincinnati Bengals. The Eagles and 49ers were up first; in what was supposed to be a close battle, the Eagles stunned San Francisco, winning 31-7. The 49ers were dealing with quarterback issues and stood no chance against the number 1 seed Eagles.

The Chiefs and Bengals matched up next. As a viewer, this game was fun to watch but stressful. […]

The Standard: Super Bowl LVII2023-02-10T11:49:16-06:00

The Standard: Making History


By Charlie Walsh ‘23

The 2022-23 cross country team made history.

We are the 7th team in school history to qualify for state and regional champions for the fourth time in five years.

Sophomore Gavin O’Connor said, “As a team we had some ups and downs, but we were able to achieve what we wanted both individually and as a team.”

There were some rough patches, but I always knew we were capable of something big. The tipping point was the Peoria High Invite at Detweiller Park. We had an amazing day with six out of seven personal bests. Junior Danny Macis said, “The season […]

The Standard: Making History2022-12-17T16:36:27-06:00

The Standard: Third Time’s a Charm


By Charlie Walsh ‘23

Mark Donahue, President of Brother Rice High School, brings more than just football to the table.

Since his years of being an offensive lineman are over, Mr. Donahue needed an activity to stay in shape. He decided to begin cycling and quickly fell in love with it. Through cycling, he met many new people and found himself competing in a triathlon.

He finished the triathlon and competed in two half marathons and two Ironmans since then. Mr. Donahue loves the challenge and fitness aspect of it, but mostly enjoys meeting new people. He is set to compete in his third […]

The Standard: Third Time’s a Charm2022-11-11T15:38:09-06:00

The Standard: We’re Not Done Yet


By Charlie Walsh ‘23

It’s always a great day when you have the opportunity to race at Detweiller Park.

On Saturday, the cross country team finished 12th place out of 41 teams at Detweiller Park in Peoria Ill. Personally, I think we could have done better as a team, but this is definitely a step in the right direction.

The meet day was different than usual. The team went out for a steak dinner on Friday night and stayed in a hotel. Although this is a fun team bonding exercise, sometimes getting thrown out of your routine before competing can result in a poor […]

The Standard: We’re Not Done Yet2022-10-13T19:05:13-05:00


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