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Bowling Sweep
Lau, Rodivich, Chighizola
Coach Miguel Lau, Cory Rodivich, Ryan Chighizola

The 1991-2 bowling team entered two squads of five in the New Orleans Prep Bowling League. The Crimson team finished second and the Gold team third in the regular season. Cory Rodivich had the highest average in the entire league - 170. And he was only a freshman!

In the City Roll Off, each team moved up a notch. That's right. The Crusader keglers swept first and second. Sophomore Ryan Chighizola rolled 242 for the highest scratch game in the tournament. The team MVP award was captured by junior Cliff Bigner. Miguel Lau was the coach.

Swimming Coach of the Year

The 1987-8 swim team compiled the best season in Brother Martin history to that point.

  • The squad finished second in city and second in state.
  • Brant Schroeder earned Coach of the Year honors.
  • Outstanding performances were turned in by David Beck, Ricky Akin, Murray Fontenot, Eric Houin, Chris Page, Chris Casper, and Jimmy Wright.
  • Other members of the team were Matt Monson, John Fontenot, and Billy Gaudin.
First Soccer Team

Pictured below is the 1982-3 Brother Martin soccer team, the first in school history. The coach was Victor Arroyo (BM '82). The captains were seniors David Horos and Frank Mayeur. Notice the pre-Jordan shorts.

Soccer 1983

Cross Country '75

The 1975 Brother Martin Cross Country team won the district and city championships and finished fifth at the state meet. The leading runners for Coach Jack Schommer were seniors Steve Falcone, Allison Marshall, Steve Higgins, and sophomores Tommy Heffernan and Ray Conway.

Cross Country 1975 Gerry and Ronnie Colletti dig in to place in a 1975 district meet at Teke Beach. (Notice anything odd about their uniforms?)
Golf City Championship

The 1964 St. Aloysius golf team captured the New Orleans Interscholastic Golf Tournament at City Park. Captain and MVP Frank Gumpert tied for second with a 72-hole total of 215. The Saints' 607 total put them 12 ahead of Jesuit and far ahead of Fortier's 635. Gumpert, Doug Burke, Dennis Caron, and Mike Shea made up Coach Bill Arms' four-man tournament team.

Golf 1964 Frank Gumpert

Frank Gumpert
Tennis Returns
Tennis was reinstituted at 1137 Esplanade Avenue in 1960-1 with Bill Judice, "one of the top players in the city," as the coach. The team practiced on one court at City Park. The Aloysian listed eleven squad members:
  • Frank Douglass
  • Fred Parry
  • James Prentice
  • George Verret
  • Jimmy Gaile
  • Sidney Kuhn
  • Robert Ziifle
  • Rodney James
  • Michael Schneller
  • Thomas Gordon
  • Douglas Gordon
After losing to St. Francis of Houma (now Vandebilt), the net men defeated Warren Easton and gained revenge on St. Francis before falling to East Jefferson.
State Track Individual Champions

The St. Aloysius Crusaders captured four individual championships at the 1953 AA State Track Championships.

  • Senior captain Richie Gueldner won both the shot put and the discus. His 153' 3" heave in the discus bettered the previous state record by 4" 2 ½". He put the shot 55' 2 1/2".
  • Another senior, Bob Reese, won the pole vault at 12' 4 29/32", a new record.
  • Senior Bill Connick scratched from the mile run to keep fresh for the half-mile (880), which he won.
  • Senior Tommy Gonzales' javelin throw of 167' 10" was good for second place.
  • Senior Mark Huber finished third in the 180 low hurdles.
Coach Eddie Toribio's thinclads finished fifth with 22 1/2 points.
State Boxing Champions
Boxing Champs

Boxing was inaugurated at St. Aloysius in the second semester of the 1932-3 school year under W. E. Jones (who also coached football). Amazingly, two of the Panther "mittmen" won state championships in Baton Rouge.

  • Junior Anthony Mule triumphed in the 147-pound class.
  • Sophomore Jesse Danna claimed the title at 112.

Two other SA pugilists had reached the finals of the city tournament at the Coliseum Arena uptown. Mule lost his finals bout. However, Allyn Roussel and Anthony Occhipinti joined Danna in capturing their weight classes.

National Champs
In the late 1980s, powerlifting was a highly successful sport at Brother Martin. Pictured is the 1988-9 Powerlifting Team under Coach Randy Johnson.

Powerlifting Team 1988-9

  • The squad finished first in the Rhodes 5th Annual Memorial Meet.
  • They took the crown at the American Drug Free Powerlifting Association's Louisiana State Championships and the ADFPA's National Championship meet covering ten states.
  • The Crusaders were third in the Louisiana High School Powerlifting Meet and fourth in the U.S. Powerlifting Federation National High School Championship in which 23 states participated.

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Gold Medal Swimmers

Swimming Coach John Marshall
John Marshall

The 1995 Brother Martin swim team produced the finest year in school history in that sport.

  • Under the tutelage of faculty member John Marshall and his wife Laura, the squad finished 2nd in district, city, and state.
  • Senior captain David Liberto was the star of the team, winning the 100y freestyle at the city meet with a time of 49.96 seconds.
  • David repeated that performance at the state meet and also won the 1500y freestyle. He completed the year undefeated in the 100y freestyle.
  • In addition, the 200y freestyle relay team captured the gold: Liberto, juniors Delano Lambert-Clare and Hollis Irving, and sophomore David Autin.
David Liberto David Liberto

 

CONTENTS

1992: Bowling Sweep

1987-8: Swimming Coach of the Year

1982-3: First BM Soccer Team

1975: Cross Country

1964: Golf City Championship

1961: Tennis Returns

1953: State Track Champs

1933: State Boxing Champions

1989: National Champs

1995: Gold Medal Swimmers

 

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