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Rugby Squad Receives National Recognition

Rugby Squad Receives National Recognition

The Brother Martin Crusader rugby team capped off its successful 13-3 season by being ranked 35th in the nation by Rugby Magazine. Brother Martin is one of two teams from the state of Louisiana to receive a national ranking. Congratulations on such a great achievement! See rankings below:

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Closing the Curtain

Closing the Curtain

Members of the Dionysians, the school’s drama club, and their parents gathered in the Brother Mark Thornton, S.C., Terrace this week for their annual end-of-the-year awards banquet. After enjoying a meal together, moderators Mr. David Joyner and Mr. Michael Lynn ’04 presented a variety of awards to recognize the …

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Passing of the Torch

Passing of the Torch

Wednesday morning, the Brother Martin community gathered for its annual Call to Leadership Mass.  During his homily, Brother Louis Couvillon, S.C. challenged the junior class to act as role models for the younger Crusaders and lead them by example.  Student Council President Michael Maldonado hoisted the ceremonial shield and accepted …

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Mascot in Training

Mascot in Training

Tuesday afternoon, the Crusader mascot received a visit from alumni Chris Jays ’08 and Josh Vairin ’09 to get some training tips. Jays and Vairin are from LSU where they work closely with Mike the Tiger during sporting events. The group discussed tips on being funny, crowd interaction and …

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Celebration 2013

Celebration 2013

The Crusader Class of 2013 and their dates celebrated in grand style this past weekend, first at the Senior Prom held at the Cannery in Mid City. With Wild Wayne and Bruce Roussel spinning the tunes, the seniors burned up the dance floor. At the conclusion of the Prom, …

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Senior Named Presidential Scholars Program Semifinalist

Senior Named Presidential Scholars Program Semifinalist

Christopher L. Maheu II, a member of the Brother Martin Class of 2013, was named one of approximately 550 semifinalist in the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected by a panel of distinguished educators from more than 3,900 candidates on the basis of superior achievements, leadership …

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Ride On, King Jesus!

Ride On, King Jesus!

The Crusader Chorus presented their annual Spring Concert this week in the James B. Branton Chapel on the Brother Martin campus. Under the direction of conductor Kevin Caparotta ’88, the men’s chorus performed a variety of sacred and secular pieces, including Eugene Butler’s “Build Thee More Stately Mansions” and …

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Life Science Students Complete Worm Unit

Life Science Students Complete Worm Unit

Crusader 7th grade students were performing a dissection of the earthworm in their Life Science class. This experiment concluded a unit on the 3 different phyla of worms and is part of a larger study on invertebrate animals. The students were able to identify and describe the functions of …

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Stellar Season Comes to a Close

Stellar Season Comes to a Close

Over the weekend, the Crusader baseball team played Sam Houston in a quarterfinal game of the LHSAA State Baseball Tournament.  After a hot start, Brother Martin fell short in the closing innings by a score of 8-6.  The Crusaders finished the season with a record of 30-6 and went …

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Annual Al Briede Gold Cup

Annual Al Briede Gold Cup

The 46th annual Al Briede Gold Cup Race was run on Saturday in City Park. Richard Bouckaert won the overall Men’s division with a time of 15:48 and Lauren Jewett won the Women’s overall with a time of 20:05. Ken Newburger ’12 won the 1-mile race and Cross-Country Head …

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Intramural Activities Come to an End

Intramural Activities Come to an End

Congratulations to the following Intramural Stickball Winners, the last Intramural activity of the year:

The Level I Champions from 5th period were Mason Bonnafons, Reid Kern, and Ben Wisniewski. They defeated the 4th period and 6th period team.

The Level II Champions from 5th period were Austin Gautreaux, Alex Migliore, and …

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Ruggers Celebrate Outstanding Season

Ruggers Celebrate Outstanding Season

Members of the Crusader rugby team gathered in the Brother Mark Thornton, S.C., Terrace this week to celebrate their impressive 13-3 season this year. Coach Gary Giepert ’80 honored the entire team for their rugged commitment to conditioning, practice, and play and gave special mention to some outstanding players:

Golden …

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Junior Golfer Named to All-Metro Team

Junior Golfer Named to All-Metro Team

Congratulations to junior golfer Blake Ducasse for being named to the All-Metro Golf Team for the 2013 season. Blake earned this honor by qualifying for state through the regional tournament held at Carter Plantation. Blake fired two rounds of 77 at the state competition in Shreveport to finish in …

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Crusaders Committed to Service

Crusaders Committed to Service

On Thursday during their Unstructured Periods, Crusaders were able to visit with organizations from around the New Orleans metro area to learn about different volunteer/service opportunities at the annual Service Fair. Close to 20 agencies were represented, some of whom were the Louisiana Children’s Museum, Canon Hospice, and Second …

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Athletic Department Hosts Spring Sports Convocation

Athletic Department Hosts Spring Sports Convocation

The Athletic Department hosted a convocation last night honoring our bowling, golf and tennis teams.  Coaches Bigner, Asprodites and Hoffmann spoke on behalf of their respective teams and highlighted accomplishments.  Students receiving individual recognition were:

Bowling:
Team Captain – Michael Calcagno
Coaches’ Award – Ryan Henderson
Most Valuable Bowler – Jeff Fernandez

Golf:
Team Captains …

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