Pictures from the Past - I
1916 Basketball Champs
This is the 1916 55" basketball team of St. Aloysius College which won its division of the Catholic School Athletic League. Coach Tibaut (Thibaut?) trained the youngsters, who are (L-R):
  • Francis Tarantino ('20)
  • Oliver Baldwin ('22, captain of the first Aloysius varsity football team in 1921)
  • Robert Derbes ('22)
  • Malcolm Joanen ('23, a member of the first two Aloysius varsity football teams)
  • Captain Pellerin.

Source: Times-Picayune

1916 St. Aloysius Basketball Champions
1917 Basketball Team
1917 Basketball Team

This is one of the oldest pictures of a Crusader athletic team. It is the 1917 basketball squad coached by Brother Bonaventure, S.C., who served at 1137 Esplanade Avenue until the school closed at the end of the 1968-69 school year. Concerning the colors of the uniforms, it is known that the school colors were red and black when St. Aloysius began football in 1921. So presumably the stripe on the jerseys was black with the "A" in red. The switch to purple and gold did not occur until 1930 and lasted only six years.

They certainly had well-dressed managers in those days, didn't they?

St. Aloysius 1930-31

St. Aloysius Campus 1930-1
This is a picture from 1930-1 of the St. Aloysius yard at the corner of Esplanade Avenue
and (in the background) Rampart Street. Brother Lambert, S.C., was the president
for the last year before becoming Provincial of the New Orleans Province. Note that all students are wearing ties.

1930 Baseball Team
1930 St. Aloysius Baseball Team
1930 St. Aloysius Baseball Team
Picture from the Past
This is the oldest known picture of a St. Aloysius track team - 1930. The Junior Varsity won the New Orleans "Novice" championship.
1932 Relay Team
Football Relay Team 1932

The leader of the 1932 St. Aloysius Relay Team was Eddie Daigle, the school's first All-State football player who ran the 100y Dash at the State Rally in 9.9 seconds.

Tennis 1933

From the 1933 Panther: "For the second consecutive year St. Aloysius High will be represented in the City Prep School Tennis Tournament. ā€¦ Among the veterans on the tennis team of 1932 who have returned are: Francis Reso, Richard Mestayer, and Frank Schaefer. With these players as a nucleus the Aloysius team should prove a dangerous contender in the Championship matches. Frank Schaefer has been elected to captain the aggregation of netmen." [No indication of how they did in the tournament.]

Tennis 1933
The 1933 St. Aloysius Tennis Team
Coach: Brother Finian
First Bowling Team

The earliest mention of a bowling team at St. Aloysius is the 1940-41 school year.

Aloysian: "On February 15 a bowling league for all high school teams was begun at O’Shaughnessy’s bowling alleys. The teams are scheduled to bowl three games each Saturday for eleven weeks. The schools represented in the tournament are as follows: Metairie, Rugby, Newman, Fortier, Holy Cross, Jefferson, Peters, Easton, and Westwego."

Members of the team were Herman Prager, Johnson (either Jerome or Lewis), Whittney Theriot, and C. J. Schexnaildre.

The March 1941 issue of the Aloysian reported that the Crusa­ders were in first place by virtue of three wins over Holy Cross. "The Bowling team thanks Joe Gemelli who succeeded in acquiring new bowling uniforms from the Graff Clothing Company."

The 1947 bowling team pictured at the left won the city championship.

Disqualified Champions
1942-3 JV Basketball Champs
The 1942-3 JV basketball team that won the Prep championship on the court
but was disqualified (along with the varsity) for using an ineligible player.
1944 Track Squad
1944 St. Aloysius Track Squad
This is the "newly reorganized" 1944 St. Aloysius track squad, the first full team since 1940. Football coach Roy Ary organized the team. Notice the variety of uniforms. Can anyone figure out exactly where this picture was taken?
1946 Cheerleaders
1946 Cheerleaders
1949 Baseball State Champs
1949 St. Aloysius Baseball Team
1950 Wrestling Team
St. Aloysius Wrestling Team 1950
Note the boxing trunks. Is this what they wore for matches?
Front and center is Louis Cuccia, who submitted the picture. In the top left is football great Bobby Nuss.
Recognize any others - maybe yourself?