The Standard: The Crusade Nears its End


By Tim Hayes ’22

Going into high school, everyone was telling me that high school would flash before my eyes. At first, I didn’t believe them, but with just a couple of days left, I’m just sitting here wondering where all that time flew by.

I remember my first day of school like it was yesterday. I was as scared, nervous, and anxious as a 14-year-old could be while I waited for my friend to pick me up. I got there and went straight to my locker which wouldn’t open. For 30 minutes, I struggled with it before Doc Mathius came over and […]

The Standard: The Crusade Nears its End2022-05-27T08:53:45-05:00

The Standard: The USMNT and their Journey to Qatar 2022


By Tim Hayes ’22

Since the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) has always had a special place in my heart. I watched John Brooks’ game-winning header against Ghana, Jermaine Jones’ golazo against Portugal, and Tim Howard come up clutch with a World Cup record 16 saves against Belgium.

Fast-forward to Oct. 10, 2017. The USMNT headed into their last game of World Cup qualifying against Trinidad and Tobago. They had a 96% chance of qualifying going into that game, and no one in their right mind thought that 4% chance would become a reality. But as the […]

The Standard: The USMNT and their Journey to Qatar 20222022-04-14T13:58:05-05:00

The Standard: Basketball Season Ends Against Bloom


By Tim Hayes ’22

Fresh off a dominant 72-24 win versus Shepard, the Crusaders faced off against the Blazing Trojans of Bloom in the regional final. Bloom came in with a 21-5 record and an easy 83-44 win against Rich Township.

The Blazing Trojans jumped off to a fast start and quickly built up a double-digit lead in the first quarter. As the half went on, the Crusaders were inching back into the game. The hard work finally paid off, and the Crusaders would cut the lead to 31-28 to end the half.

Things looked up at the start of the second half where […]

The Standard: Basketball Season Ends Against Bloom2022-03-04T21:51:43-06:00

The Standard: Oh, the Fun of College Applications


By Tim Hayes ‘22

For most teenagers, leaving for college is all they can think of. They just want freedom and to party all day. Many, including me, didn’t realize the immense strain caused by college application.

Because of Covid-19, I couldn’t do any college visits my entire junior year. I didn’t get to have my first college visit until the last week of June of this year. Before that, I didn’t realize how close I needed all my stuff in and actually do the research I needed on schools.

Naturally, I did what most kids do when it comes to college applications: Procrastinate, […]

The Standard: Oh, the Fun of College Applications2021-11-14T10:10:32-06:00

The Standard: Crusaders Win Instant Classic Versus Rival Mount Carmel


By Tim Hayes ’22

Fresh off an dominant 44-14 win against the De La Salle Meteors, the Crusaders traveled to 64th and Dante to take on rival Mount Carmel Caravan. Mount Carmel was coming off an unexpected 27-0 loss to St. Ignatius and was out for revenge.

The Caravan started fast with a 40-yard touchdown rush up the middle by Damarion Arrington to make it 7-0 early in the first quarter.

The Crusader offense responded quickly with Aaron Vaughn rushing to the left to make it 7-6. Kicker Jack Welniak missed the extra point but a flag was called on Mount Carmel. Coach Brian […]

The Standard: Crusaders Win Instant Classic Versus Rival Mount Carmel2021-11-08T20:09:39-06:00


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