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Remembering Thomas F. Ridgley ’51 SA

Remembering Thomas F. Ridgley ’51 SA

The Brother Martin community mourns the loss of Thomas F. Ridgley the 1988 Senator Allen J. Ellender Alumnus of the Year.

No one more than Tom Ridgley ’51 SA, along with his wife Elaine, has been consistently more involved at the heart of the leadership of Brother Martin High School.

Currently, he …

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Remembering Joseph “Jay” B. Rink III ’86

Remembering Joseph “Jay” B. Rink III ’86

Joseph “Jay” B. Rink III, Brother Martin Class of 1986, died Saturday, June 6, 2015, at the age of 47 from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  Jay a football standout at Brother Martin played in 1985 with fellow defensive standouts, Pat Stant ’87, Rod West ’86, and Warde Manuel ’86.  …

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Legion Starts Summer 2-0

Legion Starts Summer 2-0

Brother Martin based Peak BMW started the season with a 10-5 win over Jesuit based Retif Oil on Tuesday, June 6, 2015. Peake added another win to their total on Wednesday with a 6-2 win Holy Cross based Ponstein’s. Rising senior Michael Kirsch lead the Crusaders on the mound and …

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2015 Brother Martin Fishing Rodeo

2015 Brother Martin Fishing Rodeo

The 15th annual Brother Martin Fishing Rodeo was held in The Backyard on campus for the first time in the history of the event.  Alumni, family and friends enjoyed delicious food prepared and served by the Class of ’73 Culinary Team and Paul Schmidt ’86, Budweiser beverages, kid’s games …

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Brother Martin Night with the Zephyrs

Brother Martin Night with the Zephyrs

Members of the Brother Martin community attended the New Orleans Zephyrs game sponsored by Pepsi on May 26th.  Head baseball coach Mark Wisniewski ’81 threw out the first pitch, Brother Martin students, including members of the state semi-finalist baseball team, joined Zephyr players on the field for the National …

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Crusaders Named to All District Team

Crusaders Named to All District Team

Congratulations to sophomore Mason Bonnaffons and junior Blair Frederick on being named to the 2015 All District Baseball team. Mason was selected to the list of infielders and finished the season with a .264 batting average.

Blair was chosen for his skills in the outfield. He finished the season with a …

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Marty Gras is a Smash Hit

Marty Gras is a Smash Hit

Alumni, families, and friends of Brother Martin gathered at Tipitina’s on Thursday night for the 1st Annual “Marty Gras” benefit concert in honor of legendary drummer and band director Mr. Marty Hurley.  The evening kicked off with a special performance by the Crusader Drumline on the Napoleon Avenue playing …

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Class of 2015 Graduation Ceremony

Class of 2015 Graduation Ceremony

The UNO Lakefront Arena was filled with the Crusader families of our 194 graduates on Friday evening for their Class of 2015 Graduation Ceremony. The ceremony began with a welcome from Principal Greg Rando ‘77 and Student Council President Nolan Lambert Jr. ‘15. Following the procession, the graduates sat …

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2015 Plus 50 Gala

2015 Plus 50 Gala

The 2015 Plus 50 Gala celebrated its 10th anniversary this past Saturday in the Branton Chapel and Benson Mall.  Fr. Paul Hart ’70 celebrated Mass and Kevin Caparotta ’88 directed members of the Brother Martin and Alumni Chorus.  Kenny Spellman ’84 and Mike McAdam ’53, Plus 50 …

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Golden Crusader Lunch

Golden Crusader Lunch

A record crowd attended the 11th annual Golden Crusader Lunch at The Steak Knife in Lakeview on Friday, May 22nd to welcome the newest Golden Crusaders.  Guests visited with each other learning about new things taking places in their classmates’ lives.  Philip Averill ’04, Brian Barkemeyer ’79, Michael Calogero …

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Crusaders End Spring with Successful Outing Against Slidell

Crusaders End Spring with Successful Outing Against Slidell

At the end of the spring season, Brother Martin proved there is a lot to look forward to as a Crusader fan in the 2015 season.

Slidell struck first scoring on a 43-yard reception deep down the middle of the field and later scoring a 12-yard touchdown. However, after the …

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Class of 2020 Takes on New Challenges

Class of 2020 Takes on New Challenges

Members of the Class of 2020 came together on the final day of school for a meeting asking them to rise to a new challenge.  In the 2015-2016 school year, the current 91 seventh graders will be the leaders of the Junior High program, paving the way for the …

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Recognizing Crusader Baseball

Recognizing Crusader Baseball

The Athletic Department hosted a convocation last night honoring our baseball program.  Head Coaches from their respective teams highlighted team accomplishments from the season.  Head Varsity Coach, Mark Wisniewski, addressed the varsity team’s run through the playoffs and trip to Sulphur as a State Semi-Finalist.  Those students receiving individual …

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Seward ’13 Named Southland Conference Baseball Player of the Year

Seward ’13 Named Southland Conference Baseball Player of the Year

Southeastern Lion and Brother Martin alumnus Jacob Seward ’13 has been named the Southland Conference Baseball Player of the Year! Seward finished the season ranked among the top-seven players in six different categories. The sophomore was second in on base percentage (.457) and runs scored (47), third in hits (74), …

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“We Rise Again”: 2015 Spring Chorus Concert

“We Rise Again”: 2015 Spring Chorus Concert

Forty plus members of the Crusader Chorus entertained family and friends recently as they performed their Spring Concert in the James B. Branton Chapel. Students performed Brian Tate’s “Kaki Lambe,” Alice Parker’s “Psalms of Praise,” and William Dawson’s “Soon Ah Will Be Done,” just to name a few. Several …

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