The Standard: A Bittersweet Farewell


By Jack Morrison ‘23

I could not wait to leave. I could not believe I had another year at Brother Rice. All I wanted to do was leave and get to college. I wish I could go back and tell myself differently. My senior year was, hands down, the best year of my life.

My summer going into senior year was straight football. Waking up at 5 in the morning and heading to Brother Rice for summer football practice, day after day, probably seems dreadful for many. While some days were harder than others, I can genuinely look back and say that those […]

The Standard: A Bittersweet Farewell2023-05-17T08:57:13-05:00

The Standard: Mission Trip to Peru


By Jack Morrison ‘23

During Brother Rice’s spring break, a group of students and faculty members went on a mission trip to Peru. With Mr. Alberts and Mr. Michniak leading the group of young men, the group built a house for a family in need. Through humid heat and abnormal living conditions, the group prevailed and provided for the less fortunate.

When the group first arrived, they were hit with a culture shock. Seeing how another country operated came as a surprise to many of the guys. The first couple of days the group was able to get comfortable with the conditions and […]

The Standard: Mission Trip to Peru2023-04-27T20:59:24-05:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Baseball Field Makeover


By Jack Morrison ‘23

In 2019, the talk of Brother Rice getting a new baseball field began. There was much interest surrounding the subject, but other issues around campus had to be tended to first. The north campus parking lot was in desperate need of a makeover. Attention shifted from redoing the baseball field to the makeover of the parking lot.

The parking lot plan was underway and the baseball field talks started up again. Then, Covid-19 hit and halted everything.

“Right before covid hit I heard talks of the baseball field being redone. But since then I haven’t heard much about it. I […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Baseball Field Makeover2023-03-23T23:19:06-05:00

The Standard: “Trash Talk” – BR Intramural Basketball League


By Jack Morrison ‘23

This year, Brother Rice introduced a new basketball league for students to join. Thanks to Mr. Jack Zampillo and Mr. Greg Nye set up the league. The season was full of ups and downs, but in the end it was always Team Ivers.

Sixteen teams participated in the league. Many of the teams were grammar school friends or other sports teams at Rice. The rules of the league were to call your own fouls, all baskets count as one point, and two twenty minute halves.

The regular season was full of many surprises. Team Faculty took the league by surprise […]

The Standard: “Trash Talk” – BR Intramural Basketball League2023-03-10T12:55:39-06:00

The Standard: Crusader Wrestling Continues to Impress


By Jack Morrison ‘23

This past Friday and Saturday the Brother Rice wrestling team wrestled off at sectionals. The Crusaders battled through much adversity and are now sending four men down to compete at state.

The first to qualify was sophomore Bobby Conway. All season long, Bobby has been battling injuries and has felt as if he never had a chance to prove himself. Almost fully healthy and ready to go for sectionals, Bobby had something to prove. Going into sectionals, Bobby was an underdog, but he knew what he was capable of. Bobby had a gritty performance and battled to earn 1st […]

The Standard: Crusader Wrestling Continues to Impress2023-03-08T09:35:50-06:00

The Standard: Turkey Bowl


By Jack Morrison ‘23

Last Wednesday, Brother Rice hosted their third annual Turkey Bowl. With 28 teams ready to compete for first place, it was destined to be a good time.

The first round was full of many upsets, the biggest being Team Mendoza taking down Team Marcus Brown. Many people had Team Marcus Brown going all the way to the championship and taking it all. But, Team Mendoza had other plans. With big performances from Mikey Santos and Roman Harris, Team Mendoza came away with a gritty win.

Mikey Santos said, “You know we just had more pride and passion. Everyone doubted us, […]

The Standard: Turkey Bowl2022-11-28T23:10:49-06:00

The Standard: Crusade Takes Down the Spartans


By Jack Morrison ‘23

The varsity Brother Rice football team defeated the Marian Catholic Spartans 42-7 at home on a cold rainy day.

In the first quarter, Owen Lyons started the momentum with a big catch on the Brother Rice sideline, setting up the Crusaders with great field position. TeShon McGee finished the drive with a two yard rushing touchdown. The Spartans bounced back with a long touchdown tying the score at 7-7.

Lyons said, “I knew we needed something to get the momentum going; when my opportunity came I took advantage of it.”

In the second quarter, Ryan Hartz connected with Owen Lyons for […]

The Standard: Crusade Takes Down the Spartans2022-10-27T22:08:53-05:00

The Standard: Freshman Football Takes Down the North Side


By Jack Morrison ‘23

The Crusader freshman football team traveled to Wilmette for a CCL Blue matchup, where they won 21-0 against Loyola Academy.

The first quarter was a defensive battle between the two teams. Although the Crusader’s offense struggled to get things going, their defense was impressive. Freshman safety Michael Fitzgerald had an interception, which gave the Crusaders momentum going into the second quarter.

Fitzgerald said, “My defender tripped right in front of me, and I made a play on the ball. All week long we knew turnovers were going to be a big part of the game, so getting the interception was […]

The Standard: Freshman Football Takes Down the North Side2022-10-06T18:34:57-05:00


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