Classic? What is a classic? Classic is a term given to objects of interest preserved in excellence, either to be regarded as the epitome, or to be the perfect example for others to work off of. To put it simply, there is good, and there is Classic. Brother Rice is a "Classic",

Just as famous movies, old cars, or priceless works of art can be considered classic, Brother Rice is also in this elite class, both for its high standard of quality and its enduring excellence. Time and time again, our school proves that it consists of leadership material, thus providing the basis for our classic reputation.

There are many faces to Brother Rice High School. In their own way,

each face does its own unique part to make Brother Rice a "Classic". From the grunts and groans in the cafeteria lines to the ferocious cheers from the crowd at the very first home football game held on campus, there have been an abundance of memorable moments; Classic moments.

Today, Brother Rice is considered one of the greatest teaching institutions of the ChristiafiBrothers' congregation. Of the schools run by the Christian Brothers in the United States and abroad, Brother Rice has the most successful mix of students by race, color, and creed. The Brother Rice mixture portrays the classic picture of

different elements piecing together a peaceful community.

The common fublic image of a classic is one 0 aged, black -andwhite, always-go-back-to-the-basic style. Brother Rice is the exception to this rule. In a brief amount of time, Brother Rice has gained respect and reputation worthy of excellence throughout the neighboring Catholic schools. Since 1956, when this school was founded, Brother Rice has continually been "the one to beat" in both the acedemic and athletic senses. This has been proven by the percentage of graduating Seniors that go on to college and the numerous State Championship plaques hanging on the walls. Our school. YOUR school, has steadily improved from year to year to where we stand today, 1990.

Within these pages are captured the pictures and stories this classic school year has to tell. Everything, from the grandiose to the everyday, has been recorded. So, sit back and read in the Classic style a Classic yearbook about Brother Rice; A Classic Schooll!l


Top: Mr. Ross and Senior Greg Sandrzyk cheer on the soccer team from the sidelines. Above: Small Senior groups form as the Walk-a-Thon rolls out onto Pulaski. Right: Seniors Brian Kelly and Ray Teska at an all-school

Top Left: Snowfall in the center courtyard paints B.rother Rice's own White Christmas. Top Right: Senior Pat Campbell stirs up the spirit at the Homecoming Pep Rally. Bottom Left Junior Drum Majors Frank Lobash and Rachel Castala salute the judges at the Stagg Marching Competition. Bottom Right: Junior Aldo Crema listens intently to Coach Mitchell during a time-out at the Marist-Rice football game.

Top: Coach Segvich counsels the Crusaders during the State Championship hockey game. Middle Left: Senior Pat McGreal presents his mother during the parent appreciation ceremonies before the first home football game held on campus. Middle Right:

Mr. Neville, a favorite senior English teacher, conducts English Jeopardy. Bottom: Senior Tune Kagswast exhibits his mechanical drawing skills to prospective Freshmen at this year's Open House.

Top: Seniors explode in a show of spirit during the Homecoming Pep Rally. Bottom: Juniors and Seniors celebrate mass during Kairos Retreat #12.

Top: Seniors cheer on the football team during the first football game beld on campus. Bottom Left: Principal Michael Segvich strolls the campus. Bottom Right: With six minutes left in the game, the fresbman basketball team tries to battle back in the fourth quarter.

Top Left: Students pass the front of the school on the Walk-a-thon. Top Right: Head football coach Tom Mitchell. Bottom Right: Juniors set out to complete the lO-K Walk-a- Thon. Bottom Left: Junior Addison Jaggers looks on during a school assembly.

The Varsity Football Team creates a stunning display of spirit and patriotism.

Senior Mall Gaughn. #75. leads the Varsity Football Team into the gym.

The crowd is roused to 8 standing ovation at the entrance of the football team.

Pep Rally


Homecoming Pep Rally

Student Body Helps the Football Team Get Psyched to Sink the Vikings

Dateline, October 13th, 1989. The crowd of 1,300 is screaming to the sight of team captain Pat Campbell as he makes another pass on the crowd. The Brother Rice Marching Crusaders are wailing the strains of the Rice Fight Song, and the Cheerleaders are strutting their stuff on the side. Now you ask, "Well who are we playing? Are we winning? What's the score?". The answer is that no, we're not winning, because there is no opponent. In fact this isn't a game, instead this is the madness known as the Homecoming Pep Rally! The Crusader Band played selections from their field show while each of the homerooms made their way down to the gym. When the initial dust had settled, the Brother Rice Band lead the school in the National Anthem. The sound of the 1,300 voices was deafen-

ing. After a spirited roar of approval, Maurice Young, #27, introduced the Fighting Crusader Varsity Football Team. The members poured in from the glass doors and created a mob scene in front of the crowd. The American flag was waving high as were the students'spirits.

Guest speaker Wayne Laravee, voice of the Chicago Bears, gave his thoughts on competition, and passed on to the team the Six P's of Football. Speaches from Mike Johnson, Tom Vogel, Maurice Young, Coach Mitchell, Tom Mitchell Jr., and Coach Gleeson were offered in support of the Crusader's games against the St. Laurence Vikings. Team Captain Pat Campbell was coaxed onto the floor where he gave a repeat preformance of his Marist pep Rally speech. Like a madman he paraded up

and down the sideline of the gym ranting, "This is the year the Crusaders won't take it anymore! When we go out there Sunday we're going to take some names 'cause the Vikings ... yea, you know!" Pat ranted and paced and began to roar what had become the unofficial fight song, "Daaaa No No Naa Na! R! II C! E! RICE!". Immediately the Band picked up and the crowd reacted as all hell broke loose.

The cheering went on. Mrs. Brixie kissed one, live, USDA approved pig. And as usual, when nobody else could handle the riotously spirited Crusaders, Bro.·Carty took control to end what was in the history books another spectacle, if not a spectacular Pep Rally!

Brother Rice Cheerleaders, topped of by Colleen Lammel, construct a twelve woman pyramid to psyche up the student body. Mr. Sedlacek, Maurice

Young, members of the football team, and the band look on. •

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Homecoming '89

It was a cold October 15th at Gately Stadium. The stage was set for the annual battle called Homecoming. Brother Rice's opponent was the Saint Laurence Vikings. It was a do-or-die day for Brother Rice.

The first quarter opened up with a fumble by Laurence and a recovery by Brother Rice. Then four plays later, Senior Jason Ness threw a 20 yard touchdown pass into the open hands of Senior Joe Radostitz. Unfortunately, the extra point was missed by Junior Larry Herhold. With seconds left in the first quarter, St. Laurence managed to squeeze in a touchdown to lead the Vikings 7-6 as the quarter ended.

In second quarter play, the St. Laurence Vikings held the ball and made a move on the Brother Rice end zone.

Senior Joe Radostitz makes one of the only two touchdowns the Crusaders scored against the Vikings.

Their score made it 14-6. The Vikings were attempting another touchdown drive when Junior Tom Dematteo intercepted the ball, setting up a five yard touchdown run by Isaac Taylor, making it a 14-12 game. Rice chose to go for the two point conversion over the usual extra point. Senior Jason Ness lofted a pass into the air and landed it in the willing hands of Senior Tom Bowes, making it 14-14 at the half.

The third quarter set up many opportunities, but they were not capitalized on by either team. In the fourth quarter, Laurence took the lead by scoring four touchdowns. The game ended at 42-14.

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The '69-'90 Cheerleaders: Christina Corollo, Chrissy Carroll, Shaun Downy, Christine Franco. Sarah Clowicki, Carrie Konopacki, Colleen Lammel, Terri Mcinerney. Jennifer Obirek, Gina Pegorin, Sharon Turkowski.

The Crusaders head for the locker room with the score tied 14-14. hoping to come out on top in the second half of play.

#34. Senior Isaac Taylor splits the defense scoring a five-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

In Your Eyes

1989 Homecoming Dance

Upperclassmen and underclassmen alike dance to the sight and sound of "The Solution". The band was backed up by "Wild Thing" music, DJ'd by Mr. Twardy.

The Homecoming Court from L·R.

Dave Reardon with Anne Servos, Pat Mcgreal with Jolie Nicola, Shaun Fogarty with Jennifer Diefenbacher, Tim Fitzgibbons with Lea Leligton.

The 1989 Homecoming Dance was an event long in the planning. The gem of the Brother Rice Dance Committee, the Homecoming Dance, stands out continually as the nicest student event next to prom.

To narrow the selection of a theme song, the Dance Committee offered a list of five songs on a ballot to randomly selected homerooms in the school. After the tabulation, the Dance Committee announced the selection of Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" as the theme of this year's dance.

Two weeks of meetings were needed to discuss the planning and preparation for the dance, which were then followed by three full days of hard work in the gym. Hundreds of yards of black paper adorned the gym's walls with such designs as a skyline, a lake, and a billboard proclaiming "In Your Eyes", gleaming silver writing.

This year the dance was opened up to all classes, not just the upperclassmen. Close to 250 couples attended the Sunday night event after the game. Entertainment was provided by a live band named "The Solution", which played opposite of "Wild Thing" music run by our own Mr. Twardy. Together, they played a mix of top forty hits as well as classic rock songs. The dance lasted from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m ..

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Founder's Day

Hall Of Fame Gets Three New Members

Brother Rice High School was named after Brother Edmund Ignatius Rice, founder of the Congregation of Christian Brothers. Every year the student hody sets a day aside to honor his memory. This day, respectfully called "Founder's Day", includes ceremonies which involve the entire student body. Every year guest speakers come and address the student hody ahout Edmund Rice and his life time of work. Every year a new member of the "Han of Fame" is inducted. This year's ceremonies were held on January 22, 1990.

This year's first guest speaker was Dan Schramm, a 1963 Rice graduate, the Dad's Cluh President from 1983-84, the Alumni Association President from 1985-86, and the 1989 Brother Rice "Man of the Year." Dan shared his experiences of Rice with everyone at the assemhly. It was not until his sorr was looking at Rice for a high scho ducation that he finally appreciated just w at Rice has to offer. He spoke of Rice's dedication, "It's a dedication to the highest, highest skills of teaching. It's a dedication to setting and following high moral and academic standards. It's a dedication of just being there when you students need them."

"Guys, you're lucky, because by being at

Brother Rice and following the strong moral standards that they teach it's going to make it easier for you in your life to know what is right and you're going to feel better about yourself by doing the right thing."

The second speaker of the day was Bishop Gorman, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, and a graduate of Leo High School, another area high school operated by the Christian Brothers. Bishop Gorman drew parallels of leadership between football quaterbacks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Brother Edmund Ignatius Rice. Both King and Rice made great strides in earning rights for their followers. According to the Bishop, there were steps that both encountered. "First is vision. They have to see things clearly." "And then they have to turn what they see into action." Both saw their lives "through the Lord."

The ceremonies came to their climax when the new inductees to the Hall of Fame were announced. This year was unique in that three new inductees were named, instead of the usual single member.

Brother Mooney gave a stirring introduction of the first new inductee, Brother Thomas J. Collins. Brother Collins received a standing ovation when his name was

finally revealed. He was inducted for being "a Brother's Brother, a Christian gentleman and educaior, principal, retreat director, yearbook moderator, and for being a quiet strength." He thanked everyone, "When I finished my term of office as principal, 1 wanted to stay here because 1 love Brother Rice, and 1 think you're terrific. Thank you."

Mr. Sedlacek, a Hall of Fame member, introduced the next inductee, Mr. Cliff Petrak. He told the student body that, "This school has become a home away from home." Mr. Petrak was inducted for his dedicated service to Rice as "a Christian gentleman, math educator, librarian, baseball innovator, coach, and author,"

The final inductee, Mrs. Mary Kay Arnold, was introduced by Brother Gremely. Mrs. Arnold was ind ucted for her oustanding service as the principal's secretary and for her "behind the scenes energy, for being a cheerful colleague, for always having time for Brother Rice, and for being a loving person." She simply said, while in tears, "I thank you for this honor. 1 don't know what to say. 1 thank you." All three inductees received a final round of applause and the annual ceremonies drew to a close.

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Left: Bishop Gorman addresses the student body on Edmund Rice's life and legacy. Top right: The 1990 Hall of Fame inductees: Mr. Petrak, Mrs. Arnold, and Bro. Collins. Bottom right: Mr. Dan Schramm shares his experiences of Rice with the student body.



1762 - 1844

"One thing you may be sure of: that while you work for God, whether you succeed or not, He will amply reward you."

- Edmund Ignatius Rice

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Brother Rice Board of Directors: Seated (L-Rt. Bra Robert May. Bra john Dornbos - Chairman. Mr Frank Daily. Mr Luis Cainkar. Standing: Bra Patrick Morris. Mr Patrick Murphy. Bra Michael Segvich - Principal. Bra Richard Stanich. Mr james Keane. Missing: Rev john Curran. Bra William Dogan. Bra Mike Lucas.


Not Just Running a School, But a Way of Life

The administration of Brother Rice is a multi-faceted part of this school. Aside from the academics, the administration here is also responsible for the growth and the development of the lives of the students.

The Deans' Office, which is run by Br. Carty and Mr. Richardson, handles the disciplinary duties of the school. It also keeps track of a student's attendance and cooperation of the policies of the school. In the event a student fails to follow the school's policies, the Deans' Office will administer a detention, either minor or major, to fit the offense.

The Board of Directors, the Principal's Advisory Board, the Curriculum Committee, and the Academic Review Board exist at Rice so the administration may be consulted on matters affecting a student's future at Rice. They are also responsible for review-

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ing the material that goes into the Student Handbook. The Student Handbook reads, "(the Board) is to safeguard a good scholastic balance within the school as well as the school's reputation.

An other department at Rice is the Development Office, which is responsible for fundraising. The development office appeals not only to outside help for raising funds, but also to the alumni which went through Rice. "The people involved with the development office are to give time, talent, and treasure," says Mrs. Shirley Cari, its director.

Another aspect of administration is recruting new students. The recruitment of new students is directed by Mr. Jim Casey, who coordinates all effort for promotion and public relation directed to eight graders and other incoming students.

One of the largest programs of the school is Athletics. The athletic department is under the direction of Mr. Thomas Uraski. Mr. Uraski oversees he various dimentions of the total athletic program, from scheduling games to buying equipment.

The Finicial Office, responsible for all the money going into the school as well as spending is directed by Mrs. Therse Gillet.

The Principal's Office, the nerve center of the school where new principal Br. Michael Segvich and assistant principals Mr. Jim Antos and Mr. George Sedlacek and secretaries Mrs. Delores Budz and Mrs. Mary Donahue, oversees all that goes on at Rice.

With all these offices and special departments, it's no wonder why Br. Rice is a force in educating young men in Chicago.

Bra Michael Segvich, Principal

Mrs. Shirley Cari, Development Director

Mr. George Sedlacek, Assistant Principal Mrs. Mary Kay Arnold,

Mrs. Therese Gillett, Treasurer

Mrs. Judy Hofer, Dean's Secretary

Mr. James Antos, Assistant Principal Mrs. Delores Budz,

Office Staff

Bro Eugene Carty, Dean of Discipline Mrs. Mary Donahue, Receptionist

Mr. James Casey, Director of Admissions

Mr. Thomas Uraski.

Athletic Director


Left: Bra Segvich addresses the student body during the Founder's Day festivities. Top Right: Mrs Donahue - "The Voice of Brother Rice". Above: Mrs Gillett checks tuition balances on her computer.

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Jeopardy Grammer and Vocab - Oh My!

One of the two classes on every course load at every grade level is English. The Brother Rice English Department strives for three main goals: to inspire students to a love of literature. to prepare students to perform well on college entrance exams. and to instill those skills necessary for higher education and life. In order to achieve these goals. all students must take four courses in order to graduate.

Each of the four levels of English is designed to concentrate on a different aspect of English. starting with vocab skills and progressing to essay and term paper writing. The Freshman program prepares the student not for college. but for the later years in high

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school by supplying a good foundation in grammar. verbal astuteness. and vocabulary mastery. There is literary developement in basic forms of poetry. prose. and short story reading. At the Sophomore level. the writing ability of the student is concentrated on through the development of good essay writing forms. In the Junior year. the study emphasis is on American Literature. The expierenced gathered throughout a student's four years at Rice is put to the final test through the completation of English Literature at the Senior level.

The widely acclaimed achievement of the English Department was the popular "English [eopardy!" Students

in every English class played by elimination to one finalist in each year. The finalist battled it out in front of the Senior class. Gary Crizadas, the overall winner. recieved a cash prize for his efforts.

The future of the English Department. as Dept. Chairperson Catherine Morrin would like to see it. includes a change in course of study with the inclusion of a Senior World Literature course. and the creation of a computer writing lab to help her students develop the best possible writing skills for their future.

Top Row (L to R):Mr. Robert Cachor, Ms. Christine Forbes, Mrs. Catherioe Morrin. Middle Row: Mr. Pat Neville, Br. David Perkins.

Bottom Row: MI. Hal Ross. Ms. Jean Searles. Right: Br. Perkins has a laugh at the bookstore.

Above: Oh, what an easy question. Right: Mr. Neville gives Pete Blazevic the answer on Beowulf. Below: Mrs. Morrin is ready for any question at this year's Open House.



From Genesis to Faith and Marraige

At the Freshman level, the student is aquainted with the Roman Catholic Church and its Sacraments. Each student is given the background of the Church's beginnings and how the Sacraments were originated. During the second semester of Freshman study, the student reads and analyzes the Old Testament. The purpose of this is to aquaint the student with the basis of his own Christian Faith and to reveal God's activity through the Jewish Scripture.

During the Sophomore year, the student studies and realizes why prayer is

emphasized. He learns of the various types of prayer and why they are important. To complete their study of the Bible, Sophomores study the New Testament. The aim of this course is to show the student the interaction of God - Man, Jesus, and His message.

Junior year brings up the question of morality and Christian Conscience. This year not only deals with study in the classroom, it deals with movies and challenges the student with his morality.

The Senior course of study is the last of the two semester religion courses.

The first semester deals with Faith and Christian community. This course attepts to examine the phenomenon of faith as a universal human need, tying together the concepts introduced in freshman year. It attempts to study Jesus as an answer to that need concluding the process begun in sophomore year. Second semester study deals with Chrisian Marriage. This not only deals with the question of marriage, but with Christian marriage and relationships.

Mr. Albert Albanese Ms. Eileen Barkowski

Br. john Dornbos Fr. Leo Lyons


Mr. joseph Ceb

Br. Thomas Collins

Br. Peter Martin

Mr. Carl Multon

Mr. Bryan Tucker

Mr. james Cummings

Fr. james Sullivien

Adult Kairos Retreat Leaders: Bottom Left (From L to R]: Bro. CoUins, Mr. Baader, Bro. Smyth, Mr. Twardy, Mr. Ceh, Mr. Albanese, Mr. Antos, Mr. Cummings.

Top: Mr. Multon greets prospective students at tbe Religious studies table at Open House.

Rigbt: Meanwhile, Mr. Ceh directs a tour of the old chapel during Open House to eigth graders.

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World History is a course divided into units within a basically chronological framework. Each unit focuses on a broad theme in world history, and the sections within each unit directly contribute to that theme. Beginning from the four centers of ancient civilization it progresses toward WWII and more contemproary times.

U.S. History is also a course divided into units within a chronological framework which encompases colonial times to present times of the United States. In addition to the normal academic and honors courses, the Advanced Placement course helps students to meet the requirements for the A.P. history exam in May.

Students "Live" Their History

After the history requirements of Freshman and Junior year are met, Seniors are given the opportunity to continue their Social Studies in Senior history electives.

WW II/Present is a study from the rise of Facists dictatorships to Reagan's new economics. This course is an indepth approach to current U.S. History covering our past at home and our relations with the rest of the world from the mid-30's to the present.

Chicago History covers the history of Chicago including its political, social, economic background from its beginning to the present and hopes for the future.

Psychology gives an overview of the

historical development of the field of psycology. The historical background is traced from the myths of demonology, witchcraft and pseudo-religious views of the earlies times through the more humane approaches to the current trends of the biological.

The last elective that a Senior could take is Constitutional Law. This course concentrates on the American Legal system, its history, and development up to the present. Topics covered by Constitutional Law are: seperation of powers, freedom of belief, freedom of expression, equal rights & equal oppertunity, and the rights of the accused.

Department Chairman Mr. Robert Baader. Mr. Joseph Bergmann. Mr. Dennis Duffy, Mr. William Gleeson, Mr. Pat Richardson.

Mr. Gleeson lets his U.S. history class study for an upcoming test.


Above: Mr. Antos lectures to the history class that he teaches. Right: Mr. Baader seems to be amused as he reads students reports. Below: "Is there my real reason why we are doing this?" - students studying in Mr. :;Iee.on's history class for a test.



Seeing to it That Things Add Up

The Brother Rice Math Departmant was in a state of transition during the 1989-90 school year. Mr. Augustyn took over as the department chairman after the former chairman served only a year. In addition to his own agenda of changes, Mr. Augustyn was supported by a number of new members in the department. When it comes to mathematics. most students see cobwebs. but these newcomers added vibrancy to the experience of the veteran department members.

The departments main concern is that of preparing studets for study of mathematics in college. To all Juniors

and Seniors enrolled in Math courses, the department offers the Illinois University Test of College Preparatory Mathematics. This test gives each student an individualized report on how the the State Universities of illinois judge their Mathematics proficiency in key areas.

The department has also taken steps to keep it courses current. With the start of the 1990-91 school year all math courses will have books that have been reviewed or updated within the last three years. These new texts will reflect the latest teachings in mathematics and address the latest

B Mathematics

Mr. Joseph Augustyn Chairman

Mrs. Susan Lucheon

Left: Br. Fagan reo views theorems with his geometry class.

standards set by the National Conference of Teachers of Mathematics. The Mathematics Department is definatly making the changes necessary to move Brother Rice students into the new decade of Mathmatics.

The departmental course of study ranges from an elementary review of mathematics to a course in calculus and analytic geometry. With the high standards set by the Brother Rice Mathematics Department, they will be producing excellent math students with high test scores for a long time to come.

Br. James Fagan

Mrs. Linda Russo

Mr. Mark Klutcharch

Mr. Michael Ryan


A Glimpse Of the Rest Of the World

Foreign languages offer students the opportunity to learn and experience the languages of other cultures. There were three foreign languages offered at Rice this year: Spanish, French, and Latin. Although two years of a foreign language are required for a student to graduate, many students continue their foreign language ed uca tion through junior year and even on to senior year.

The majority of students take Spanish because they feel it is something that will be useful in years to come. Spanish studies start in freshman year with Spanish I which introduces the students to the basic speech patterns and sentence structure of the Spanish language through the use of elementary written and oral drills. Basic vocabulary is introduced by the uses of tapes and reading geared to the first year student. Spanish II seeks to round out the basic elements of the Spanish that is capable of being contained in a

two-year program. Beginning exercises in composition are developed. Spanish III assists the students in upgrading and reinforcing his mastery of the basic materials covered in the first two years. Emphasis is placed on correct pronunciation and the reading aloud of passage from the literary works of Spanish authors. Spanish IV is a college level course stressing skills, composition, and conversation in Spanish.

French I introduces a new sound system and basic grammatical structures with an increasing and relevant vocabulary of the first year. French II aims to review and expand on all materials covered in French I as well as to continue to develop an appreciation of France and her people through the presentation of cultural materials. French III emphasizes the development of the student's ability to read easily and with direct comprehension. French IV aims to instill and encour-

age appreciation for France and her people through the study of French culture. A yearly project is the French commercials in which seniors write, direct, produce, and film their own commercials for a ficticious product.

Latin I includes a study of Roman life and customs. Various exercises in word derivation are introduced, and corelation with other foreign languages is discussed. Latin II provides a rapid review of Latin I and enrichment is provided through the readings of Pliny, and Gaelic Wars, Livy, Civil War, and Ovid. Latin III emphasizes Latin prose and is intended for able students who wish to pursue an advanced study of Latin. Latin IV examines the qualities which make the Aeneid an outstanding contribution to world literature.

All three foreign languages offered provide the students who take the courses with a glimpse of what life is like in other parts of the world.


Mr. Anthony Cordero Mrs. Helen Pitula Ms. Kristine Segraves

Mrs. Cathy Seibt Mrs. Mary Ann Bro Kenneth Wolf Sheehan

Ms. Kristine Segraves grades her students' French papers while enjoying a

cool can of Diet Rite. •



Disecting the World Around Us

The Science Department is headed by Brother Tim Smyth; a physics teacher in his second year at Rice. The Science Department consists of four courses: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics.

The Science Department attempts to fulfill a number of the students' needs. It improves a student's observation of his surroundings and other various

scientific phenomenon. Through carefully conducted experiments the student develops a "critical eye" toward the world around him. The labrotory experiments also improve the accuracy of the students' measuring abilities and use of the experimental method. Students also are better able to derive realistic, logical conclusions from the observations and are there-

fore more able to form more sturdy, factual conclusions.

The Science Department prepares the student to pursue science on the college level, to become a more crucial thinker, and to develop an appreciation of the physical world they live in.

Top Row (From L to R): Br. Tim Smyth - chairman, Mr. Don Molenda, Mr. Marvin Mathius. Mr. Jack Hackett. Bottom: Br. Lawrence Mooney, Mr. Nick Markulin, Mr. Frank Morairty.

Top Photo: Mr. Mathius shows his Biology students the right way to disect the frog.

Above Right: Bro. Mooney wonders about the answer just given.



From Freshman Year to College

One may ask, "What does Mrs.

White or Mr. Zabrocki do all day in the guidance office?" It's a fair question to be asked, but the answer is a bit more complicated.

In the beginning of the year, Mrs.

White schedules Incoming Freshmen to see their counselors, Mr. Zabrocki, Mr. Mitchell, or Brother Corrigan. Usually, the counselors help the student out with any problem he might

have. And, they are always willing to help. Says Jim O'Shea,"There has not been a time where Mr. Zabrocki or Bro. Corrigan has not had the time to talk to me about anything."

At the end of the year, Mrs. White sets-up colleges and universities for scheduling the annual College Night. This year, College Night was held on Wenesday, September 25th. Over 110 colleges attened the event co-

sponsored with Mother McAuley. During the night, Juniors and Seniors were able to ask questions to the college represenative and listen to their presentation.

Hopefully, the first question that was asked has been answered. So, as you can see, the Guidance Office does help the student more than most people think.


Above: Mr. Edward Zabrocki - Chairman

Mr. Tom Mitchell.

Left: Mr. Zabrocki helps Mike Dragusica with his grades aod sbows Mike hi. records.

Above: Br. Edmund Corrigan

Mr. William Fussel Mrs. Gail White


Buisness courses are offered as electives to upperclassmen who have a desire to aquiaint themselves with the business world. In Accounting, the first year is designed to be an overview of the field of bookkeeping. It provides a through understanding of the basic principles of double-entry accounting, develops accuracy and neatness in keeping books, and presents methods of personal and social accounting. For those oupils who present a marked degree of interest, the first year will provide an excellent beginning for further work in college. Practice sets are used to add realism to the course.


The Secrets of Success

For students who wish to make a career in accounting, Advanced Accounting is offered. To further the accounting skills of the students, new emphasis will be placed on the interpretation of certain types of financial reports and a study of cost analysis, inventory methods, and cash flow.

Buisness Law is designed to serve the student who wants to learn about the laws of business which can and will affect him in everyday life. For the serious business student who is planning for a career in business, it is an informative beginning class. Topics that are covered include contracts,

Mechanical Drawing involves thinking and visualization in terms of shape, size, and relation through the experience of conveying mental pictures by means of graphic representation. These are made to an accepted plan or scheme, known as third angle orthographic projection (American Projection). Students become familiar with the accepted methods of applying these principles to different types of drawing. Specifically, kmowledge as to good drafting room practice, arranging the sheet with proper margins, the lettering plate, the use of a high grade technique in pencil and ink lines, etc,

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bailments, buyer and seller relationships, debts, commercial paper, employment, etc. A case problem approach is taken to enhance the meaning of new terms and concepts presented.

Economics is designed to develop an objective, rational way of thinking about economic problems so as to help the student tackle these problemis in everyday life.

Typing is offered as a semester credit to teach the basic elements of typewriter operation and type by touch.


Making a Mark

is presented to the student.

Archetectural Drawing progresses from the principles of mechanical drawing to a discussion of the profession of architecture, reading architectural drawings, and preparing drawings for small homes. Construction instruction details are investigated in the most minute detail, and, in the final semester, the students prepare plans for an actual summer residence and their ideal home.

Engineering drawing provides technical skills for students preparing for various branches of engineering and

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Mr. Richard Marfise

Mr. Martin Grogan

Physical Education

Excercising the Body and Mind

Physical Education is a requirement for all students in the school. Even those who have been excused from physical education for health reasons are required to be present at the classes to receive any information on Physical Education, because it is information for everyone to know. All physically handicapped students are given help and encouragement by the instructors to participate in swimming,

calisthenics, wieght-training, and testing.

Physical Education classes meet five days a week, for forty and forty-five minute periods each day. At the end of the second year, the student will ave completed a full semester of gym and one full semester of swimming. The rest of the time is spent in typing, and word processing. Sufficient time is allowed for showers and dressing. One

instructor is always present in the gym and pool, and attendence is carefully taken.

Students are required to have one complete set of gym clothing and one swim suit. Periodic inspections are held to see that the equipment is in good condition with names.

Top Left: Students partaking in lhe ancient ritual of the "jumping jack". A phrase coined when jack Bonaparte (France 1655-1730) decided to attempt Oight.jack was put away in 1675. Bottom Left: Sophomores perform an underwater tribute in the Esther Williams style, to the ducks in the central courtyard. They like to call it "the Duck".

Right: Underwater "jumping jacks". See top left.

Physical Education

l Band


Keeping in Tune With the Times

In walking through the halls of Brother Rice after school, you may have heard the lilting melodies of woodwind quintets, or the powerful tones of a great brass tuba. At the pep rallies and varsity football games, you may have been lead in the fight song by the nine memebrs of the marching Crusaders trumpet line. Perhaps you have attended one of the annual Christmas Concerts held in the McAuley auditorium, and listened to the band's program of traditional and sometimes not-so-traditional carols. However, some people fail to realize that the members of the Brother Rice

music department consider band a very important part of their day. This is because during the third and fourth periods these students of music attend band class.

In the individual classes, students learn the rudimentary elements of music. They practice with the help of the instructors: Mr. Patrick Henning, concert band director; and Mr. Leo Henning, department head and director of Bro Rice symphonic winds. In the periods during band class the students keep busy practicing for the hectic marching and concert seasons, while keeping in tune with personal ap-

pearences such as the Right To Life Rally in Daley Center Plaza, the Columbus Day Parade, and the St. Patrick Day Parades: both downtown, and Southside Irish. Some students use this time to study privately with instructors who specialize in lower brass, flute, and french horn.

To band members, who feel that although they are not a sport organization they can be just as competitive in the spirit of Rice Pride, class time is a welcome advantage. For Bro Rice's young music students, it seems that making music is the best way of making the grade.

Above: Mr. Leo Henning directs the wind ensemble through the Christmas Liturgy. Top Right: Sly Clark, Adam Walsh. Rich Bird. Ed Sochaki. Tom Henehan. and Pat Danaher perform at Midway International Airport the carols that they learned during third period band.

Mr. Leo Henning

Mr. Patrick Henning


Helping Students Learn With Sight and Sound

The Brother Rice library is an integral part of the Brother Rice academic community. The library itself is divided into four general areas: the carrel area, the reading area, the reference room, and the enrichment area. Not only with these specilized areas can students study, but the 30,601 volumes, periodicals, and reference materials along with the library aides, makes a student's study a lot easier.

The Brother Rice A/V center displays high technology in its up-to-date materials and equipment for videotaping, filming, production, and sound system.

Mrs. Pat Brixie, Head Librarian Mrs. Joan Rickerson.

Asst. Librarian

Mr. Cliff Petrak.

Librarian Mrs. Dee Stec, A V Coordinator

Top Right: Seniors use the microfilm facility in the Reference Room. Bottom Right: Senior Donn Domico reads one of the many periodicals while others use the room for quiet study.

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Art I is the first course in the Art department and is offered only as an elective. The course develops an awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the order and beauty of God's creation and of man-made works of art. This is attempted through learning the uses of lines, colors, textures, shapes, and utilization of space. After completion the students are well prepared for Advanced art classes.


Lessons in Expression

Advanced Art, or Art Il, explores various the various of painting, sculpture, print making, drawing, and ceramics in much greater depth than in the introductory class. A more comprehensive understanding is demanded from the student, as far as his perception of line, color, texture, shapes, and utilization of space is concerned. the student is required to produce more work at a higher level.

Mrs. Lynda J. BihlJaros

Bro. Frank Verre

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The Adanced Art III class is devel oped for a select group of individual who have shown etrodinary talent i: the field of Art study. These student persue their artistic intrests on an ad vanced scale in preparation for en trance into higher education in Art 0: the College level. Art III students ar responsible for past play scenery an, many of the murals which decorat the halls.


Learning Computers In

Bits & Bytes

This years computers classes wer taught by Brother Verre who taugh the basics to Pascal. To familiarizi themselves with the keyboard, Fresh men are required to take a semester 0 typing. The youngest class in the com puter lab itself, is the Sophomore class Their semester is spent in the lal studying beginning BASIC. This clas is designed to help the Sophomore understand the syntax of programmin and problem solving on the beginner' level.

While the Freshmen and Sopho mores are required to take computer as part of their schedule, the [union and Seniors are offered elective classe in the computer lab for academic cred it. For a semester, both Juniors an. Seniors can take advanced BASIC fol lowed by Introduction to Pascal. An:

Seniors who have completed all of thi above course of study, are offered th: advanced Pascal Class for two semes ters.

Top Left: As the second semester winds down the students of Ms. Jaros's third period Art I class finalize their projects. Middle: Art - th first language hy Senior Merill Robinson. Bot tom: Brother Verre shows off his Apple com puter lab during the open house.


Cafeteria and Maintenance Play Vital Role

Cafeteria Staff:

Standing - Elaine Eberhardt, Charlene Degner, Millie Wisniewski, Cathy Villarreal.

Seated - Maria Ochoa, Adrian Collins, Manager Marce Lippher, Donna Catozza, Elizabeth Finnegan.

Besides teachers and classrooms, there are many other important aspects which are essential parts of the school. Among these essential parts are the maintenance and cafeteria services. Brother Charles Joyce oversees the general maintenance of the school and coordinates the work of his staff. A mile stone for the maintenance team was the removal of abestos from the boiler room. A party was held in the boiler room to celebrate.

The Archdiocesan Food Service suppiles the food service for the school cafeteria. with Mrs. Marge Lippher the local manager. The cafeteria is open for students and faculitymembers before school begins and serves hot meals for each of the lunch periods. Pizza seems to continue as the most popular item on the menu.

Brother Charles Joyce

Frank Wisniewski

Top Left: The faculty and staff help Brother Joyce celebrate the reopening of his newly painted and asbestos-free boiler room. Mrs. Gillett, school treasurer, and Brother Segvich join Brother Joyce for his unusual Boiler Room Party.

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tello, Brendan Murrihy. jason Weitzel. Ray Teska. Maurice Young. John McKanna. Chuck Padgurskis, Rick Leonard.

4th Row: Mike johnson. Matt Robb, Charles Freeman. Corey Cooper, Dan Osborne, Jerry Flcaro, Sean Devine. Matt Gaughan. John Cypser. 5th Row: John Girzadas, Tom Rohe, Chris Harkness, Chris Ivers, Neal Nelligan, Pat May, Joe

Radostitz, jim Radomski, Tom Bowes, John Curran.

6th Row: Standing L-R; Dan O'Connor, Pat Campbell, Tim Fitzgibbons. Greg Nye; Pat Fox, Matt Lavery, John Coatar, Ed Juskaitis, Bob Shannon.

VARSITY FOOTBALL: 1st Row: Sitting L-R; Nader Judeh, Marion Gal, Chuck Beno, john Favor. Brian Murphy. Chris Hall, Pat McGreal, Dan Berry, jerry Diehl, Andy McGlynn.

2nd Row: Mark Pizur, Scott Hunter, Sean O'Leary. Tom UrcbeU. Joe Reidy. Sean Flynn. Tom Evans, Matt Sheerin, Tom DeMatteo.

3rd Row: Marty Mangin, Isaac Taylor, DaD Cos-

jason Ness(#4) pulls back from the line with the blocking assistance of Isaac Taylor(#34), Matt Lavery (#62), and Pat Fox(#73) in the 10 - 7 victory over Fenwick.

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RICE vs Opponent

Coaches Mitchell and Gleeson give last minute instructions to the team before the Homecoming game as Brother Segvich looks on. This year marked Coach Mitchell's 25th year at Brother Rice. Coach Gleeson was the recipient of this year's RICE PRIDE award for his efforts in recruiting at the grade school level.

Defensive End Pat Campbell (#89) looks on from the sidelines during 4th quarter action in the 15 - 0 Marist grudge match. As a team captain Pat was a driving force in boosting morale both in the team and the student body. Pat's "moving" pep talk at the Marist pep rally was the highlight of the assembly.

15 Marist 00

12 Simeon 30

07 Loyola 20

10 Fenwick 07

09 Mt. Carmel 31

14 St. Rita 23

14 St. Laurence 35

07 Leo 28

22 De LaSalle 30


Coach Tom Mitchell and Company returned to the practice field this year with a major dent in the action. Approximately 30 players were lost to the 1989 graduation class. But just as all great high school football teams, there was a backup in the wings. Jason Ness came out this year with the hopes of Coach Mitchell and the team riding on his potential and his ability to lead as the QB of the new 1989 team.

Although the Crusaders lost approximately 45% of the '88 team to graduation, there was still a steady group of Veteran Juniors who came up to take their place in the varsity ranks. Veterans on the Offensive Line included Pat Fox, Chuck Beno, Pat Campbell, and John Grizadas. •

The core of the Crusader defensive unit relied on the veteran experience of Lineman Pat Campbell, Chuck Padgurskis, and Deep Safety Greg Nye.

When the Crusaders were stopped before the goal, they relied on the ability of the Kickers Chris Harkness, Jason Weitzel, Larry Herhold, and Punter Pat McGreal.

With Ness at the helm, the first four of the Crusaders' games went two and two. The Marist Redskins were headed for trouble when the Crusaders took the field in hopes of ending a three time losing streak. Following the defeat of Marist, the Crusaders lost on successive weekends to Simeon and Loyola, but came back to maul the Fenwick Friars. Against the Friars, Ness threw a touchdown pass and passed for 132 yards. Playing in the Catholic South League was a difficult task, and the lost homecoming game against the St. Laurence Vikings dashed hopes to see any playoff action, but the 1989-90 Crusader football team got a a lot out of just taking part.

In the words of Team Captain Greg Nye: "I have been able to devote myself to something I really enjoy. I have learned never to be satisfied with mediocrity." The feeling that the football Experience at Rice is more than just a state championship was relayed in the thoughts of Maurice Young: "I have learned to push myself in a family atmosphere where all the guys pick each other up. Coach Mitchell and his staff have been a good experience."

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Striving To Be the Best

The sophomore football team has made headway this year, despite an unsuccessful season. Under the guidance of head coach Mr. Marty Grogan, the whole team has developed its skills and thus prepared for the team's future in the varsity football program. Some outstanding members of the team are Toby Collie, Johnny Hill, Pete Fitzpatrick, Jim Loehr, Jacoby Sanders, and Joe Ortoneda.

Right: Sophomore Crusaders move within inches of 8

Front Row (LoR): Tom Linane, jim Harrigan, Toby Collie. Casey McConnell, Rob Haney. jason Fennell, Brian Alaniz, Rob Krzeczkowski, Coach Ryan. Second Row: Coach Grogan, Matt Mulvey (videographer), Rob Matthews, johnny Hill, Pete Fitzpatrick, Dan Vogel. Steve Tracy. Brian Badke, Tom Bresnahan, Mark Battaglia. Third Row: Tim Lyons, Ray Zernar, Mark johnson, jim Loehr, Mike Fergusen, john McGlynn, Bob Stevens, Mick Berry, jeff Wojciechowicz, Coach Schissler. Fourth Row: jacoby Sanders, Chris Cichowicz, jim Butler, joel Galem, Dan Cachor, Ed Hrebic. Steve Kenna, Mark Dalton, joe Carney, joe Schissler. Back Row: joe Ortoneda, joe Ricker, Adam Smith, Phontas Vivilakis, Frank Klapshas, Dan Dougherty, Frank Swanson,

Brian McDonough. •

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More Than Just a Game

Freshmen football at Bro Rice is an exciting opportunity for the freshmen class to experience the spirit of Bro Rice. The young men gather together to learn the importance of discipline, hard work, victory, and sometimes defeat. Throughout the season, these young men have been lumped and bruised, but it has not been in vain. Regardless of records or failures, this team strived for success, and within themselves, victory has been achieved.

Left: With the Caravan breathing down their necks. the Crusaders show power on an end sweep. Right: Ariel attack of the offensive punch.

TEAM ROSTER: Phil Zack (mgr). Kevin Sobek. Ted Rak, Brian Ricker. Jim Tucker. Vaughan Carter. Mike Stritch, Brian Marth. Mike Casey. Jason Ham. Dave Perlut, Frank Tuminello. Joe Sullivan. Joe Walsb. Keith Marc. Brian Lyons. Jose Natera, Booker Whitt. Vince Winters. Jim Ficaro, Sean Lavery. Tony Delise. Lou Pitt. Brian Bennett. Todd Lewandowski. Joe Pegorine. Parrish Harrigan. Brian Stalker. Sean Koegel. John Staszak. Travis McDaniel. Mike Evans. Dan Pfandler, Antuione Davis. John Sydlo, Ed Ramirez. Jerry McCall. Shannon Robinson. Tom McDonald. Ron Tushkowski, Dan Mahmey. Brian Kelly. Dan Quinn. Chris Mancari, Jim Foster. Mike Dvorak. Tom Warba. Lionel Johnson. Jeff Diehl. Matt Mikrut. Tom Pizur, John Rehor. Mike Morrison, Joe Cacciature. Jim Ready. Bob Amedio, Mike Graham. COACHING STAFF: Tom Uraski, Steveil/ye, Bill Green. Mike Hinks, Tom Lyons.

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Why was this a season of success?

After last year's team made it to the Elite Eight, you might expect the soccer team to be in a transition year, and not make it to the playoffs for a year or two. -Wrong!- With senior starters such as Jim Harkness, Donn Damico, Brian Bjerkely, Chris Sellman, and Shawn Fogarty as goalie, as well as Johnny Krsanac, Greg Sandrzyk, and Chris Harkness, all of whom have play-off experience, a season of success was in order.

The team's uphill battle to make the play-offs began in the Rockford Tournament against New Trier, a returning state finalist. The Crusaders battled to a (1-1) tie, followed by three consecutive wins over Quincy Notre Dame, Boylan, and Galesburg to win the tournament trophy.

The Crusaders entered Catholic league play against Mt. Carmel with a (3-2-2) record. Coach Markulin rallied the troops after a rough tournament,


Season of Success

and beat the Caravan FOUR to ZIP. Beating Catholic League powers such as St. Ignatius (2-0), Loyola Academy (2-0), and Fenwick (3-0), the Kicking Crusaders were picking up the momentum needed to head into the playoffs. Not only did Rice beat St. Laurence for the Christian Brothers Cup, (5-0), but the team went on to win the Catholic League, and have no goals scored against them.

Coach Markulin and his team always plays highly ranked Fremd H.S. at the end of the season as a tune-up for the play-offs. This year, the team went on to win the contest two to one. With a fourteen game winning streak behind them, the Crusaders were ready to march into the play-offs.

After such a season of success, the highly ranked Crusaders went into the regionals to play Morgan Park Academy. In an ELEVEN TO ZERO blowout, the Crusaders advanced past the Academy to go to the regional finals to

Above: Forward Gregg Kaput scores a difficult goal for tbe Crusaders.

Right: Zoran Zekavica runs after a pass during tbe win against Marist.

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face Marist. In this grudge match, Rice went on to show which neighberhood power was the best four years running.

Advancing into the sectionals, University High was the next obstacle in this season of success. When Coach Markulin's team started the play-offs, no team had scored against goalie Shawn Fogarty. Thus, it was not to happen against University High. Rice went on to win (4-0). In the sectional final, Rice played Andrew at Andrew. In a rough final game, Andrew dominated Rice, and gave them few opportunities to score. Junior Tony Zec scored the final goal in this season of success in a heartbreaking (2-1) loss.

You may ask "Why was this a'season of success?" It was a season of success because of the brilliant accomplishments made as a team and by the individuals. A big thank you to the soccer team of 1989.

Silting (L-R): J. Harkness, I. Savarino, S. Fogarty, M. Palilonis, C. Harkness, G. Kaput; Kneeling: Z. Zekivica, R. Pavljasevic, B. Carrick, J. Iracci, B. Fogarty, E. Lukin, J. Bonjiovani, M. Stevens; Standing: Coach Isaac, I. Weitzel, T. Zec, A. DiGerlando, P. Obiala, C. Sellman, B. Berkely, D. Domico, I. Krsanac, M. Segvich, Coach Nick Markulin.

Above: Team Captain limmy Harkness awaits the start of the Andrew playoff game with Gregg Kaput and Chris Harkness.

Left: Coach Nick Markulin rallies his team during tbe halftime of the Andrew playoff

game. .

RICE VS Opponent

1 New Trier 1

3 Quincy Notre Dame 2

2 Boylan 0

2 Galesburg 1

o Libertyville 2

o Evanston 2

1 Barrington 1

4 Mt. Carmel 0

8 Weber 0

2 Hinsdale South 0

2 St. Ignatius 0

7 De LaSalle 0

2 Loyola Academy 0

Hales Franciscan 0 Fenwick 0

Moline 1

7 SI. Rita 0

5 IIIiana Cbristian 1

5 SI. Laurence 0

8 Gordon Tech 0

2 Fremd 1

11 Morgan Park Academy 0

4 Marist 0

4 University High 0

Andrew 2

Final Record 20-3-2

15 Shutouts Catholic League 10-0-0

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Transition from Freshman to Varsity Level

As any coach will tell you, a strong program starts from the bottom up. And that's no different with Sophomore Soccer. The Sophomores are not at the bottom, but the strong skills of passing, dribbling, and shooting must be learned and perfected. To move on to the Varsity squad, not only must skills be perfected, but the player must gain expierence in game situations. You could call Sophomore year a transition team from freshman level to varsity level of play.

Above: Sophomore Brian Fogarty ready to pass. Upper Right: Coach Moushi instructs one of his midfielders during a game. Right: Rob Pavljasevic fakes out an opponent as he dribbles the ban.

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Very few teams in the state of Illinois can boast about a winning record comparable to the one set by the Freshmen Soccer Team. They won, showing their Rice Pride, with a record of 16-1-1. The Freshmen Team, coached by Isaac Moushi, even won the League Championships.

Goalkeeper Rudy Naranjo was brilliant in the net, setting records for least goals allowed and most shutouts (4). The defensive line was a solid brick wall that was unbeatable. The defen-

Rice's Future Stars

sive line consisted of: Jimmy Krsanac, Bernie Terrell, Jason Wozniak, Brian Kelly, and Keith Marc.

The players who controlled Rice's mighty midfield included B.J. Carrick, Rick Murphy, Teddy Fragogiannias, Jim Iraci, and Sean Healy.

The outstanding forwards who were feared by their opponents and led the way to victory (with goals scored) were Mike Philip (17), Henry Ospina (15), Mike Passaye (5), John Ratzel (4), Ed Ramriez, Mike Fournier, Bill

Chaveuat, "Chips", Sean Fleming, and Greg Cabo.

Other goals were scored by B.J. Carrick (11), Sean Healy (8), Rick Murphy (7), Jim Iraci (4), Brian Kelly (3) and Jimmy Krsanac, Ted Fragogiannis, and Bernie Terrell each with two goals.

Freshmen soccer players' future goals are to have State Victories in 1991 and 1992. And with this spectacular team, they have a very good chance of reaching those goals.

Above: B.}. Carrick heads the ball away from our net during the Fenwick game.

Above: P.}. Scott takes a breather on the sidelines and observes his teammates on the field.

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Some Tough Breaks

At first glance, this year's Varsity Basketball season may have appeared a total loss. But as newly appointed Coach Richardson told the CRUSADER, "It was a transition year, and the players had a difficult time getting adjusted to a new coaching staff." Coach Richardson also told the CRUSADER that this year's team made him proud by, "working hard at the end and showing determination for a good season, even though some teams would have slacked off." This was proven in the Crusaders triple overtime victory over St. Ignatius, which did nothing to put the Crusaders ahead in the standings, but showed their

intense pride.

Of the players that made this possible, senior Jeff Budz was voted Most Valuable Player. Jeff averaged fourteen points and six rebounds per game. Senior Saul Juskaitis was voted the Most Improved Player. On the average, he shot 8.6 points per game. Senior Greg Nye, the Crusaders best guard, averaged nine points per game. Greg also averaged three steals and three assists per game. Senior Joe Radostitz was voted the best defenseman of the year.

Even with a (3-22) record, the Crusaders put forth that effort and determination that can only be called Rice pride.

Back Row (L to R): Coach Mike Lynan, Greg Nye, Gint Grabowskis, jeff Budz, Coach Pat Richardson. Middle Row (L to R~ jeff Henderson, julius jones, Saul juskaitis, jim Ross. Front Row (L to R): Terry Dixon, joe Radbstitz, james Warren, Dan O'Malley.

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Top Left: Budz, [uskaitis, and Radotitz head to the lockerroom. Top Right:

Greg Nye connects with a pass. Middle Left: Saul [uskaitis get a jump shot off at the buzzer. Above: Coach Richardson takes time out. Above Right:

Juskaitis fights for position under the boards.

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Crusader Hoops Shooting For '91

Under the direction of Coach Bryan Tucker, this year's team holds many outstanding prospects for next year's varsity team. Although there were many trials and tribulations throughout the season, the team stayed strong with a winning attitude. The team steadily worked to attain their goals and, in many ways, have reached them.

Front Row (L-R): Steve Bochenczak. Russ Lipinski. Gil Gomez. Arnold Arietta. Second Row:

Pete Fitzpatrick. Dave Di Benedetto, Rob Matthews. Jim Schmidt. Johnny Hill. Back Row:

Ed Hrebic. Shaun Jacob. Ed Pitula, Coach Bryan Tucker.

Above: Shaun Jacob goes up for two. Bottom Right: Rob Matthews drives for a lay-up.

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This year's frshmen baskteball team, which is coached by Mark Klutcharch, easily surpassed the goals they had set for themselves early in the season. Due to the large feshmen squad this year the team played an A and B schedule. This team shows great promise for success in the future.

Front Row (L-R): Vince Winters, Carles Cortes, Tony Pacetti, Brian Bennett. Tom McDonald, Brian Lyons, Coach Klutcharch. Second Row:

Theo Hutcherson, Dave Kummer, Rob Twardy, Dave Lee, Jim Walsh. Back Row: Jeff Diehl, Arglista Scott, Bill Valentas, Dan Mahoney, Brian Craven.

Left: Coach Klutcharch rallies the players during a third period time out against SI. Martin's. Above: Bill Valentas draws the foul and still sinks the basket against Loyola.

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The 1989 Varsity Golfers have qualified for their seventh consecutive I.H.S.A. Sectionals. Since Mr. Marfise took over the Rice golf program, only his 1982 team did not qualify, but 3 individuals did make it to sectionals. From that '82 team, Rob Bordner is a pro golfer at Edgebrook C.C. in Sandwich, IL, John Sniegowski went down state as a qualifier, and John McNamara returned to compete in his senior year.

Let's recap the highs and lows of this year's season. The 1989 season began August 14th with 15 upper classmaen shooting for spots on the varsity. After 2 days and 36 holes at Old Oak C.C., 10 varsity golfers were ready to begin their season. The frosh-soph team was next to assemble; 7 sophs. had tried out with the varsity, and on Aug 16, 22 freshmen came out - probably our


From Tee To Green

best freshmen group since 1986. Finally by Aug 28th, the team was picked and ready to compete.

The Varsity dual match season left a little to be desired, but this team fielded only 4 seniors and 6 inexperienced juniors. After a 6 win and 7 loss dual match season, the team began its quest for the Catholic League. On Sept 28th at Cog Hill Golf Course, many were surprised when the varsity golfers finished 3rd with Kevin Condon being named the Tony Lawless senior golfer of the league. Tim Arundel and Kevin also were named to the all-conference team. The frosh-soph team had an excellent day, finishing second with freshman Mike Winkleman shooting an 82 and becoming a medalist in the league. The frosh-soph ended their season that day with 7 wins and only 2 loses.

In the next two tournaments, the varsity golfers finished 18th at Sterling and 21st at Lake Park. Kevin Condon did have the longest drive at Lake Park, a blast of 315 yards. Mr. Marfise was a little worried after a poor showing in the above tournaments but knew his golfers were garners as they showed in Catholic League. So, on Oct 3rd at Shady Lawn Golf Course, the varsity golfers finished 3rd in Regionals and advanced to Sectionals with Condon and Al Rybka as individual qualifiers. The next week, Oct 10th, brought the Sectionals and a 9th place finish with Condon missing state by one stroke. As another season has ended, Mr. Marfise can look forward to an experienced varsity and many young golfers moving up from his frosh-soph team.

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Far Left: Varsity - Front: Pat Hynes. Kevin McCarthy. Chris Lipinski. Jack Scott. Back: Dan Smith. Kevin Conden, Tim Arundel. Coach Rich Marfise. Top: Junior Varsity - Front: Mike Curlin. Bob Reilly. Pete Reilly. Sandy Lofrano, Tony Pacetti. Back: Mike Winkleman. Mark Girzadas, KEvin McMahon. Matt Sullivan, Gary Girzadas, Coach Ricb Marfise.

Upper Left: Matt Sullivan pitches up. Left: Pat bynes lines up a put for par. Above: Tim Arundel has a long put for a birdie.


Crusader Rackets Dominate in Tounament Play

The Brother Rice Tennis team had yet another incredible performance this year. Under the coaching and instruction of Mr. Grogan, the Crusader Tennis team served Rice well, with both their domination of tounament play and their skilled handling in Catholic League competitions throughout the season.

The forefront of the Crusaders "Catgut Assualt" was led by Team Captain Senior Kevin Kalata and his worthy doubles partner, Alex Merino. Together this dynamic duo completed a 12 and 4 season. This placed them second in the Catholic League Standings, meaning a fourth place finish for the team!

These High Strung Crusaders also flexed in a show of force at the Reavis Tennis Tournament where they were undefeated. In the same tournament, the doubles team of Dorigan and Wills took a first place finish. In Singles action, Jim Gofis and Mike Montero walked away with the third and fourth place medals respectively.

Coach Grogan was pleased with the standards set by this years team. He was doubly impressed by the determination and dedication of his players. Of course, the coach is still looking for improvement in the next several years, and his asperations are for an even more profitable season to come.

The Varsity Tennis Team.

Front Row (L to R]: Jim Wills. Kevin Kalata. Justin Reynolds. Coach Grogan. Back Row: Jim Gofis. Mike Montaro. Ed Whealan. Alex Merino. John Costar.

Missing: Neil Dorigan.

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Above: Sopbomore Mike Montaro gets ready to smash a return. Right: Senior Kevin Kalata makes 8 return during pratice.

The J.V. Tennis Team

Front Row (L to R]: Greg Cleofe, Lee Cusay, Ron Tushkowski, Jim Wills, Coach Grogan. Back Row: Kevin Kusinski, Jon Williams, John Rossate, Ramsay Taiym, Chris Zawarus.

Missing: Miguel Chararria.

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Catholic League South Champs

This was perhaps the greatest South Section regular season that our varsity ever expierenced. Besides winning everyone of their matches. they captured 47 out of a possible 49 points in those matches to garner the South Section Championship. Although they were later upset in the playoffs against Loyola. this team should make every Crusader proud. Led by its most valuable player. senior Tim Kowalik (174 avr.), the starting squad also consisted of seniors Chris Hall (169). and Alvin Hill (168). and juniors Ed Sochacki (168). Carl Pavesich (147). Corey Bailey (146). and Aras Norvilas (134). A fourth place finish was gained in the playoffs as well as in the All-Star Tournament.

Despite a rebulding year. the JV did admirably well as it finished in second place in the South Section. gaining 44 out of a possible 56 points. Capturing as overall third place finish following the playoffs. this squad was led by sophomore sensation Jeff Warren whose 177 average and 246 game were high for the league. Rounding out the starting squad were sophomores John Pastewski (146). and freshman Joe Sutherland (169). Jon Sochacki (151). Mike Mathis (147). Chris Hall (138). and Kevin O'Neill (131).

Varsity Bowling

Front Row [L to R): Ed Sochacld, Corey Bailey, Tim Kowalik, Dave Nagy. Back: Alvin Hill, jorge Ortega, Chris Hall, Aras Norvilas, Carl Pavesich, Coach Cliff Petrak.

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J. V. Bowling

Front Row (L to Rt. Mike Mathis, Mike Kelnosky, Kevin O'Neill, Jon Sochacki. Back: Jeff Warren, John Pastewski, Chris Hall, Coach CUff Petrak.

Above: MVP Tim Kowalik rolls the ball for a strike.

Above: "He knocked down 12 pins, you must be kidding???", says Jon Sochacki.

Above: Senior Chris Hall approaches the lane with-great form.



Victory In the Long Run

The freshmen and sophmores who comprised the Brother Rice Cross Country team proved to be unstoppable this year at their grade level. They sprinted through all competitors and racked up numerous titles. When the dust settled after their competitive season, the Crusaders stood tall holding the title of Catholic League Champions and first place trophies in both the Argo Invitational and Reavis Cross Country Invitational. In addition, they also achieved a highly respected fifth place out of thirty teams in the Victor J. Andrew Cross Country Invitational.

The Cross Country team achieved these awards through the efforts of Vince McCanliffe, Brian Newman, Brian Pearson, and Tony Pearson who all placed as the top ten runners at

the Catholic League Cross Country Meet. Freshman Eric Withers seized the title of Junior Varsity Catholic League Champion this year and was able to go through Regionals Competitions and Sectional Competitions.

The succuess of this young team can be mostly attributed to Coach Don Molenda, who introduced the runners to the dicipline of Cross Country running. Not only did the team develop the strength and endurance needed for a sucessful season, but they also were able to learn the art and strategy of long distance running. Coach Molenda forsees a bright future for the young cross country team because during a tough season, this team had the determination to stick with it and look toward the long run!

Cross Country

Back Row (L to R): Mike Estavez, Tim Lennon, Brian Newman, Coach Hackett. Middle Row: Coach Molenda, Erick Withers, Brian Pearson, Tony Perason, Marty Urban. Bottom Row: jim Wills, Vice McCanliffe, Brian Walsh, Ken Koziack.

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Crusaders Take Second In State

The Varsity Hockey Team had a very successful year with a trip to the State Finals. With only a 1-17 record in the Chicago Catholic League. the Crusaders picked up their only victory against Notre Dame late in the season (an 8-2 romping) to give them momentum for the State Playoffs. While being defending Champions of the Nothern

Illiana High School Hockey League (NIHSHL). the Crusaders managed a 16-2-2 record to regain the Roper Cup for the second straight year. Rice edged out Homewood-Flossmor High School 4-1 in the Championship game. In the State Playoffs. the Crusaders made it to the State Finals for the first time since 1981. A late season rally set

the table for the playoffs where the Crusaders won seven straight games. In the first round the Crusaders beat Notre Dame 4-1. and in the semifinals. the Crusaders edged Evanston 2-1. The Crusaders on Ice came up short in the final game against Glenbrook South by a score of 5-1 to become runner up in the State Class AA.

Overall Record 20-20-2

Roper Cup Champions State Runner up AA

Coach: Bra Michael Segvich

Asst Coach: Paul May Co-Captains: Tom Briscoe & Tom Frachalla Asst Captains: Pat May & Pat Nelligan

n Hockey

Top Row: Br. Segvich. Tom Briscoe, Chris Casey, Tom Frachalla, Joe Hogan. Pat May, Pat Nelligan. Todd Q'Callahan, Malt Karstrand, Paul May, Mike Vrbowski. Sal Ramirez. Gene DeVivo. Bottom Row: Mike Fielding, Ken Kuczero, Blake Coglenese, Joe Walsh, Jeremy DeVivo.

Top: L to R Graber, May, Briscoe. Karstrand, Briscoe.

Bottom: L to R Pat May reacts to the loss at the state championship. Joe Vicarri looks on as Bricoe, Frachalla, and team mates celebrate a goal. Pat May defends.

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Wresters Carry On Proud Tradition of Rice

"We make no cuts on this team, you are going to have to cut yourselves. The purpose of wrestling is to make boys into men, we will not deny you this opportunity to improve yourselves. Our season is four months long, if you care to struggle, they are four months that no one can ever take away from you." With these words by Coach Lionel Keys and Coach Jerry Hopkins, the 1990 Brother Rice wrestling season began. Although the varsity team was not once able to piece together a full line up against their aggressive competitors, they more than made up for this disadvantage with the heart and determination unique to Brother Rice.

The stalwart Crusaders shot almost unimpaired through their first adversaries under the leadership of team captain Ron Bellavia. The season progressed into tournament time and each wrestler grappled for respectability. Throughout the many tournaments that Brother Rice wrestlers participated in, several names were

commonly announced in the winners' circle. Ron Bellavia earned two medals this year before his season was cut short due to injuries. Bob Marassa placed in three tournaments and completed a 16 and 8 season. The ability of Nick Matthis allowed him to place in four tournaments at the competitive 130 pound weight class. Sophomore Steve Hernandez fought diligently for two medals and finished the year with a record of 17 and 8. Freshman Andy Bellavia had twenty wins on the varsity level and Tom Evans dominated his weight class before an injury ended his season. J eardi Mason anchored for the Crusaders and was always able to pull off key wins. Finally, Ed Wilson completed his wrestling career at Rice with a three year record of 60 and 15, he has never been pinned and has managed to place in every tournament that he wrestled in.

Much of the momentum that marked the beginning of the year was unfortunately disapated by several in-

juries incurred at key weight classes. As a result, the remaining matches were faced with additional forfeits. Despite these events, the ill-starred wrestlers completed their season with a winning record of 8 and 5. This success can mostly be attributed to the dedication of Coaches Keys and Hopkins who not only provided their wrestlers with the knowledge and training needed to overcome though opponents but also instilled in their wrestlers a sense of pride and self respect essential to a winning team.

The achievements of Coach Hopkins and Coach Keys cannot, however, be justly portrayed in a number that denotes a winning season. In their four years at Rice, they have far surpassed the standards of effective coaching because not only are their wrestlers winners on the mat, they are also proud examples of the tradition of Brother Rice.

Varsity Wrestling

Kneeling (L-Rt, Andy Bellavia. Steve Hernandez. Bob Marassa, Joe Esposito, Ron Bellavia, Nick Matthis; Standing: Coach L. Keys, Ed Wilson, Quenton Chambers, Ed Czoski, Jeordi Mason, Frank Swanson, Tom Evans, Tom Vogel, Coach J. Hopkins.

Varsity Wrestling

Crowd support aids Junior George Daley as he faces an opponent from Francis De Salles.

Junior Tom Evans fights off a single.

Nick Matthis faces an opponent from De La Salle at a home wrestling meet.

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Top Left: Tom Vogel looks for a pin. Top Rigbt:

Coaches Keys and Hopkins instruct the wrestlers in a classroom-like atmosphere. Middle Left: Ron Bellavia works to escape. Middle Right: Quentcn Chambers escapes at the whistle. Bottom Left: Tom Kenny prepares to grapple at 119 weight class. Bottom Right: A few words of advice.

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J.V. Holds Their Own

Much can be said about freshmen and sophomores who completed this year's wrestling season. They matured quickly under the guidence of Coaches Hopkins and Keys from a diverse group of individuals into a unified team. The Crusaders were able to hold their own against every team in the League and they completed a season with a 8 and 6 record.

Several wrestlers like Quenton Chambers, Frank Swanson, Jason Row, and Tom Kenny have shown exceptionalleadership abilities over the last

two years. Of these, Chambers earned a bronze medal in the Catholic League Champions, Kenny placed in two tournaments, and Rowand Swanson wrestled every match with heart and determination. Other dominant wrestlers this year were Arron Mandoza, Jim Regalado, and Jerry MeCall, who placed second this season deserve a lot of credit because they saw their goals to fruition and walked away having learned something about

themselves. .

Sitting (LoR): Larry Staddard, Bob Shroeder, jerry McCall, Tom Kenny, Greg Totton, john Greber, Arran Mandoza; Kneeling: Mark Krawic, james Madden, Keith Wilkins, jim Loehr, john Silva, David Mascino, Mike Evans; Standing: Coach Keys, jim Regalado, jason Row, joe Ogarek, Todd Prine, Phantas Vivalatis, G. Garrido, Brian Stalker, Coach Hopkins.

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A Tough Year for the Crusaders

After 25 years under Coach George Sedlacek. this year was a transition year as Coach Cliff Petrak took the reign of Brother Rice Baseball. For Coach Petrak it was a start which did not watch his overall winning record of 20 years in J.V. Baseball. The team was led by three Seniors who were Catholic League All- Stars. Second Baseman Mike Regan. who led the team in both hitting and fielding. was voted Most Valuable Player. Mike Batted .377 for the season. Catcher Bob Jones was a great defensive player who hit an impressive .324.

Pitcher Dave Bernas. an All Catholic League, was the leading pitcher for the Crusaders. Despite a mediocre 4-4 record, the left-hander had a very respectable 2.38 ERA. The team finished with an overall record of 13-15. "The highlight of the season .. commented Coach Petrak, "was the victory over Marist in the first game of the playoffs." The game was Dave Bernas's finest hour. He pitched a no- hitter going into the last inning. Dave finished the game with a two-hitter shutout win of 1-0. As the State tournament continued. the Crusaders were eliminated from competition by a fine team from Sandburg.

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Front Row L-R: Dan Costello, Dave Bernas, Doug Dwyer, Tom DeMatto, Jan Rivera, Mike Regan, Ed Sochacki. Second Row L-R: Bob Jones, Maurice Young, Al Rybka. Jason Ness, Mid Bilek. Joe Schissler, George Escobarete. Back Row L-R: Head Coach Petrak, Chris Krisk, Chris Smith, Brian Coffey. Bill Jones, Ed Schodroff, Pat Finn, Cbris MarsbalJ. John Cypser, Coacb Uraski.

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Top Left: Bob Jones and Coach Uraski talk to Junior John Cypser on the mound. Top Right: Senior Dan Costello prepares for a pick-off at first. Above: Catholic League All-Star, Senior Dave Bernas.

Varsity Baseball


A Step Toward Varsity

Of the many sophomores that tried out for baseball this year, twenty were chosen to represent Brother Rice as the 1989-90 Sophomore Baseball Team. When the weather warmed in early spring, the sophomores met for their first practice. The task ahead of them was to prepare for the 1990 baseball season. The sophomore Crusaders were led by Coaches Tucker and Darling.

The sophomore defense consisted of Jack Malozzi behind the plate, and Mark Bernas covering second, led by Joe Schissler on the mound. Other contributions were made by Mark Girzadas at third, and Nick Milcarek at first.

Left: The bench rests in between batters during a cbange of pitchers. Right: Marc Bernas stole third base, and refuses to give it back!!!

Front Row: Rich Driscoll, Mark Bernas, Steve Bochenczak, Brian Badke. Second Row: Matt Sullivan, Tim Lyons, Gary Girzadas, Rob Haney, Mick Berry, Tony Marronie, Steve Tokic, Jack Malozzi. Back Row: Coach Tucker, Rich Hart, Dave Dibenedetto, Pete Fitzpatrick, Tim Panfil, Ed Hrebic, Kevin McMahon, Nick Milcarek, Jason Fennel, Coach Darling.

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Training for the Future

Front Row (L-R): Jim Wall (Mgr). Peter Reilly. Brandon Dumas. Sandy Lufrano, Jonathon Ratzel, Tony Pacetti (Tri-capt). Tracey Harrison. Phil Zack (Mgr). Second Row: Coach Jim Antos. Rick Trentz, Jim Ficaro [Tri-capt], Mike Schramm, Mark Girzadas, Mike Sauseda. Mike Donnelly. Mike Stritch. Jeff Venable (Tri-capt). Joe Cacciatore. Back Row: Keith Marc. Frank Maciasz. Fran Tuminello. Bob Balke. Matt Mirkut. Dan Mahoney. Jim Schmidt. Rob Twardy. Ken Pikus.

In early fall, many freshmen tried out for spots on the freshmen baseball team. The coach, Mr. Jim Antos, had the task of running the prospective players through almost three weeks of thourough and grueling tryouts, and picking what was to be this year's team.

The team met in early spring for their training. Afterschool practices were held on the field opposite the varsity field to ready the team for the season ahead.

The freshmen crusaders were led by tri-captains Jim Ficaro, Tony Pacetti, and Jeff Venable, all three af which were nominated by the team. Although the team record was not to go into the history books, this very strong frosh team produced some outstanding notables.

Contributions to the offense were made by the hitters Jim Ficaro, Kieth Marc, Mike Stritch, and Frank Miciasz. The defense also had some "heavy hitters". On the mound, Ken Pikus was the team leader, while strong defensive play was gi ven by Ficaro and Jim Schmidt.

The big win for the season was a 21-6 trouncing of the Gordon Tech Rams, but Coach Antos said, "our best win was a 5-4 decision over Reavis. We were down 4-0, but came back in the late innings for victory." With this valuable year of experience on the freshman level the team looks on to next year.

Above: Coach Jim Antos takes a moment out of spring training to address his freshmen baseball players on the "Art and Science of Baserunning.,'

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Striving To Be the Best

Yes. it was another building year for the running Crusaders. While the Varsity team was very strong in the weight events. it lacked great depth for sprinters and middle and long distance runners. The leading performers on the varsity level were weight men Wally Bochenczak, Nader Iudeh, and Marion Gal. Wally was a Catholic League Medalist. taking the silver medal in the discuss.

The highlight of the track season. however. was the outstanding performance by the frosh-soph team. which had a second place finish in the Catholic League. The team was led by Terry Sheehan who captured the mile crown as well as being part of two winning relay teams. Sophomore John Hill also had a first place finish, win-

ning the long jump. Two of the Crusader relay teams also came home with the gold for winning both the mile and two mile relays. The mile relay group ran with Jerry Harper. Terry Moran. Terry Sheehan. and John Hill. Both Terry Sheehan and Terry Moran also passed the baton in the winning two mile effort. Louis Cook and Brian Newman completed the four man squad in this first place finish. Coach Ryan said. "Yes. the future is bright and these sophomores will form the nucleus of a strong contender next year." While the varsity was unable to collrct the big point totals. it was the seniors who led the younger team members with their spirit. experience. and enthusiam.

Track Team

Front Row (L to R): Coach Ryan. Dan O'Connor, Nader [udeh, john Grlzadas, Wally Bochenczak, Marion Gal. Quinn Niego, Paul Cooney. Coach Gleeson. Coach Molenda. Second Row: Chris Cichowicz, Brian Walsh. Brian Newman. Terry Moran. Louis Cook. Terry Sheehan. Tony Pearson. Brian Pearson, Mike Ziglado, john O'Connor, Phil Campalna. Third Row: jerry Harper, johnny Hill, john Hanley, jacoby Saunders, joe Ricker, Quentin Chambers, Matt Malinger, Tom Breaenban, jeff Wojciechowicz, Toby Collie. Arglista Scott. Back Row: Kevin O'Neil, Mike jennings. john Rahore, Brian Driver. Kendaul Raul, Dave Purlutt, Dan Quinn. Mike Graham, Mike Kelly, Eric Withers. Brian Marth, Marty Urban. Vince McCauliffe.

Missing: Matt Collins, Pat O'Shea.

Varsity Track

Upper Left: Johnny Hill gets ready to go for the gold ...

Middle: Wally Bochenczak throws the shot put during pratice. Lower Right: Marty Urbon runs away with no one around him.


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· .. and Hill gets the gold with his jump.

John Grizadas and Wally Bochenczak wait their turn to throw during track pratice.

And Urbon, who is still running, flashes by.

~ Track

Upper Left: Tony Pearson leads the pack. Upper Right: And, they're off. ..

Above: Matt Collins prepares to throw the discus at the Eisenhower Meet.


Above Left: Senior Dave Reardon is flushed out of the pocket. Above Right: MerriJJ Robinson is cbeered on by his team. Above: Mr. Multan, moderator of intramural softball, cbecks the score for Desmond Taylor and Alvin Hill. Right:

"Could it be Ishiah Tbamas?"



Sports For the Common Man

The Intramural program was not only an expierence to have some good, old-fashioned fun afterschool with friends, but, also a learning expierence of sportsmanship and team spirit. The 1989-90 Intramural program offered softball, football, and basketbalL The teams come from homerooms of all years, but only a team can represent and be made up of members from one hoomroom.

erated by Mr. Carl Multon. This time, the competition was hot with such teams as TEAM 1 and TEAM 7 dueling it out, bat and ball. Freshman Shawn Bell put it simply, "It was a lot of fun."

play-offs made the competition even stronger than the regular season. Intramural basketball was a good time, and fun was had by all.



The court of the old gym was loud as ever even if the varsity team didn't use it when Intramural basketball was in full swing. Overseenig the action was Mr. Codero. Because of the "loose atmosphere," there was a lot of intense, hard-driving play. Eventually, the

Moderator Mr. Moriarity helped to give the intramural football teams a chance to have fun and learn new strategies about the game of football. Some new techniques were learned and a few strange plays led teams to the finals.


This year's softball teams were mod-

Above Left: The Lakers, a leading intramural basketball team. Rigbt: A Freshman basketball player tries to slam.

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A Second Place Finish For State

A Second Place finish in the State tournament for th Crusaders marked the end of yet another winning season in water polo. Most teams would celebrate their good fortunes but having captured the state title in eight of the last ten years. A second place finish wasn't quite up to their expectations. A fine Fenwick team was able to edge the Crusaders for both the Catholic League and State titles.

The team was led by seniors Brian Kelly and Jason Fischer. Underclassmen also made great contributions to the winning season, among these were Victor Gonzales, Osbaldo Ramirez, and sophomore Rick Antonsen, who finished the season as starting goalie. The team played a tough schedule by first edging out Loyola by one point in the semifinals, only to fall to Fenwick in the finals for their second place fin-


The future, however, is very bright.

Many fine young players are part of the J.V. team. The sophomore team was the Catholic League champion in thier division. Head coach Jim "Moose" Mulcrone said that he sees that Bro. Rice will again be contending for the state title as the sophomores move up to varsity.

Varsity Water, Polo Front: P.J. Murphy, Mark Sawalha, Dan Murphy, Tony Cichowicz, Chris Nykiel, Matt Carr, Ricky Antonsen. Back: Kevin McCormick, Kurt Rodrigues, Osbaldo Ramirez, Derek Maratea, Jason Fisher, Brian Kelly, Chris Kolasa. Rob Heald, Rob Logay. Victor Gonzalez.

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J.V. Front: Brian Dumais, Joel Stuzuski, Tony Costello, Jobn Jandba, Jason Harn, Coach Tom Quark. Back: Tim O'Brien, Mark Bataglia, Matt Lotito, Allen [anosi, Mark Sawaiha, Dave Deiters.

Left: Victor Gonzalez battles off a Fenwick defender. Right: Senior Brian Kelly.

Water Polo


Brother Rice Swim Teams Do What Comes Naturally - The Best

Bill Murphy, both who have impressive credentials. Mr. Murphy also coached P.J. Murphy to a second place victory in the State Diving Championships.

The Frosh-Soph team, finishing with an undefeated record, placed first in the Catholic League Championships. The Frosh-Soph team went on to place second on Sectionals. This victory in-

As in the past, this year's swim team did what came naturally to them - the best. They kept alive the tradition of steady competition throughout the entire season. The grueling scheduled practices paid off with a very respectable third place finish in the Catholic League Championship.

The swim team was coached by the dynamic duo- Mr. Jeff Johnson and Mr.

sures Br. Rice of a promising varsity team.

Senior Brian Kelly, juniors Victor Gonzalez and Osbaldo Ramirez, and sophmore Daniel Murphy qualified for the State Championships in the 400- yard freestyle relay.

Congratulations to these athletes and their coaches who have guided them to the top.

Varsity, FRONT ROW: P.I. Murphy, Kevin McCormick, John McKenna, Chris Nykiel, Mark Sawlha, Dan Murphy, Rob Livingstone. BACK ROW: Victor Gonzalez, Brian Murphy, Osbaldo Ramirez, Derek Maratea, Chris Brizek, Brian Kelly, Brian Blaauu, Tony Cichowicz, Matt Carr, Kurt Rodriguez, Coach Jeff Johnson.


Top: Junior P.J. Murphy, All-American diver, prepares for a dive. Above: Dan Murphy rests between events. Bottom Right: Varsity Swimming member Rob Livingstone completes the finellap of the breaststroke.

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Junior Varsity FRONT ROW: Bryan Herhold, Tony Costello, John Janda, Joel Staszewski, Jason Ham, Jerry Vile, Brian Damais. BACK ROW: Javier Guttierez, Tim O'Brien, Matt O'Hare, Rob Logay, Brian Cabo, Luis Cook, Rob Heald, Jerry Borderlon, Allen [anosi, Matt Lolito, Coach Jeff Johnson.

l Swimming

Far laft: Swimmars compete in the backstroke event during the Fenwick meet. Left: AUAmerican P.). Murphy. Top Left: Swimmers off the blocks during the Fenwick meet. Top Right:

J.V. swimmers and divers look on as the judges present their scores. Bottom Right: Rice Swimmer breaks way ahead of the pack during the breast stroke event at the Fenwick meet.



A Rhapsody In Maroon and Orange

Although the school year comes to a close in early June, it never seems to end for the Crusader Band. In May of the 88-89 school year the marching Crusaders began practice for what would become an amazing accomplishment. The Crusaders, performing in combination with the St. Laurence Marching Gold, captured the Marching Bands of America Summer Nationals Grand Championship. The "Golden Crusaders" as they were known, edged out the Sky Riders from Utah to win the competition in its final year of existence.

The Marching Crusaders practiced throughout the summer, and in late August began to learn the field show that they would perform at football games and competitions in the fall. Thanks to help from the school and countless hours of fund raising, the Band appeared in new uniforms for the duration of the year. Drum majors Frank Lobash and Rachel Gastala conducted the band and soloists Ed Sochacki, Pat Danaher, and Tom Henehan through "What the World Needs Now is Love," "As Time Goes By," "Alcazar," and "Rhapsody in Blue." The Crusaders had a competitive marching season placing well in both the Lake Park Invitational and the Stagg Marching Band Festival and attained first place in their division at

the Hersher Invitational. The Marching season ended with the Band's performance in the Illini Marching Band Festival in Champaign, Illinois.

The close of 1989 proved to be a time of individual accomplishment for members of the Crusader Band. While preparing for the annual Christmas concert, many members found time to audition for the All-District and AllCatholic bands. Not only were Brother Rice and Mother McAuley well represented there, but four band members were selected to perform in the 1990 All-State Band.

With marching season behind them, the Band looked ahead toward what would be and outstanding concert season. For three intense weeks the Wind Ensemble attempted to polish their performance of Dr. H. Owen Reed's "La Fiesta Mexicana," a symphony for concert band. As the returning Grand Champions, the Wind Ensemble performed in exhibition to a packed gym at the State of the Art Catholic Band Competition. Unfortunately, they suffered a stunning loss the next week at the Stagg Concert Band Competition. Losing by only one half of a percentage point to st. Laurence, the wind Ensemble still managed to capture the awards for best brass and best percussion.

After suffering through a long, cold

winter, the Crusader band knew that warmth and sunshine lie ahead. On April seventh, the band departed for the highlight of the year - "Hawaiian Tour 1990". In preparation for the World of Pageantry's Hawaii Invita- . tional, the Crusaders had marched extremely well in both Chicago St. Patrick's Day parades and were awarded first place in the Highland Invitational in Indiana. The Band stepped off the plane to invade Waikiki for a week of fun in the sun. The trip was far from a vacation, however; while in Honolulu the band performed three concerts (including one at the Christian Brothers Institution, Damian Memorial) and performed in concert, parade; and flag competitions. The Band's performances were lauded; Rice was awarded first place in the concert competition, and the colorguard was awarded third place in the parade and first place in their own flag competition. In their free time, the Crusader Band members shopped in Waikiki and Honolulu, and also made trips to Pearl Harbor and the Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu. The tour proved to be and enormous success. The Band concluded the school year with an excellent performance at the annual Spring Concert.

Crusader Band

Fangman. K. Moran, T. Hahn, D. Malinger, D. Calondriello. J. Keller. R. Neumann. J. Mutnensky, R. Bird, A. Walsh. 2nd Row: A. Welsh. S. Howe, C. Skipper, M. Howley. V. Creede. K. Cassidy, 1<. Cole. L. Flehrery. ,. Sochaki. N. Rawson. D. Purse, M. Polilcaltis. J. Kulpinski. K. Neary, A. Pumio, K. Collier. S. Cassidy, A. Warner. A. McPartland. N. Hall, M. Shoddy. S. Davies, M. Moran. 1st Row T. Cornalno, T.

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Top Left: Gerry Viall, Pat Henning, and Val DeMay head the band with the Rice Banner at the South Side SI. Patrick's Day Parade. Top Right: Rich Bird and Ed Sochacki werm up before the SI. Pat's Parade. Bottom Far Left: Mr. Leo Henning conducts the Wind Ensemble at the State of the Art Catholic Band Competition. Bottom Laft: Freshman Amy Daubert performs with the Color Guard at the first Varsity Football Home game held on campus. Bottom Right:

Jayme Zebrowski, Sandy Ade, and Guard Sergeant Missy Delany parade past the judges at the Stagg Marching Competition.

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Top Left: Crusader Band poses on Waikiki Beach after concert competition. Top Rigbt: Bro. Smytb takes a dip. Bottom Left: 1990 Band Officers: Mary Moran, Pat Danaber, Ricb Bird, Tom Henehan, Joyce Kulpinski. Bottom Right: Guard member Meg Madden, performs witb Band during tbe De La Salle game.

Top Left: Mr. P.). Henning warms the Christian Brothers up before the Cheslerton Competition. Middle Left: The Golden Crusaders Trombone Section: T. Taylor. R. Bird. ). Okanski, M. Swift, M. Brossilo. Kneeling: A. Walsh. R. Neumann. Right:

Sophmore Mike Fangman. Bottom Right: The Crusader Trumpet line perform at the Christmas Mass.

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Cream of the Crop Serves Others

The National Honors Society, or NHS, is a service organization comprised of students who exemplify the spirit of Br. Rice and carry high academic standards and achievenents. These men, moderated by Mr. Antos and led by 1989-90 president Dave Bernas, were taught to be examples of Christian Character, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service.

The NHS canidates were handpicked by Mr. Antos. These students had to have at least a 3.40 GPA, have

an official commendation from three teachers, and have no disiplinary problems. "This does not mean that NHS members are perfect human beings," said Mr. Antos in a letter to prospective NHS members, "but, there should be no scandal in the lives of the NHS members or anything in one's background which would prevent a canidate from entering."

When the canidates have been accepted into the NHS, they have to fulfill several duties the of the NHS at

Br.Rice during the year. These duties include ushering at school sponsored events, playing the role of "tour guides" at the Open House, proctering the Entrance Exam, and selling tickets at the door during the Eigth Grade Basketball tournament. NHS members are also required to earn a minimum number of points tutoring students in subject the canidate feels competent with. As senior Joe Barich said, "The NHS is doing good for the school withou t being paid. "

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Front (L-R): Neil Dorigan, Rick DeAvila. Pat E. Hynes, Tom Henehan, Maurice Young. Donn Domico, John Lape, Anthony Berardi, Britt Moore. Ray Lavko. Second Row (L-R): Mr Jim Antos, Tom Vogel. Andy Hynes, Dan Costello, Kevin Kalata, Tom Prendergast. Shaun Fogarty. Pat Moriarty, Dave Bernas. Peter Antos. Third Row (L-R): Mike Johnson. Saul [uskaitis, Kevin Cahill, Gintas Grabauskas, Brian Berkley, Joe Barich, Kevin Camden. Greg Sandryzk, Chris Harkness. Back (L-R): Chris Ogiela, Al Roberts, Tom Valacak, John Girzadas. Marian Gal. Chris Sokolowski. Chris Sellman, Greg Nye, Marius Polikaitis, Joe Curran.

Page 88: Far Left: Joe Curran lights candles in NHS induction ceremonies. Right: Mr. Antos addresses the inductees. Page 89, Left: Attorney Joseph A. Carl, Jr. '70 - adresses the 1990 NHS inductees. Far Right:

Inductees stand for ! benediction.



Crusader Legislature Holds Its Own

When Student Congress/Debate Team Captain Joseph Barich was asked to summarize this year's season, he had only one word to say:

"Awesome." The team was truly awesome this year blasting their way to a coveted fourth place ranking out of the entire Chicago Catholic Forensic League (C.C.F.L.). The team this year was led by the captain Joe Barich and returning seniors Rich Bird, Jim O'Shea, and Mark Puljic with new addition Peter Antos. The juniors involved this year were Joshua Funk, Michael Stevens, and Andrew Bobich.

The debate team was truly a challenging force in the Chicago Forensic League this year. The team used its small size to its advantage as it went up against schools such as St. Ignatius with its 35+ member team. The debate team further distinguished itself when its bill-writing contingent headed by Rich Bird with research and protocol assistaince by Mark Puljic recieved a "Best Legislation" award for their "Bill opposing German Reunification". Not willing to rest on their laurels, Bird and Puljic connected to win another Best Legislation for the "Bill Banning

the Sale and Possesion of Hollow-point Bullets" at the Regina Congress. Mark Puljic also was commended for achieving the "Best Presiding Officer" award, a most unexpected and prestigious honor. The other members glimpse the future as they contemplate what the team will become next year with the legacy of the departing seniors, leaving behind Funk, Stevens and Bobich to lead the congressional attack. In the words of the moderator, Mr. Augustyn, "Next year, the team will be inconcieveable!"

Above: Mark Puljic, winner of best presiding officer, and Ricb Bird, author of the two bills wbicb won three best legislation awards. Right:

Seated L to R. Mike Stevens, Joe Barich, Josh Funic Back: Andy Babich, Mark Puljic, Rich Bird, Pete Antos, Mr. Augustyn. Missing: Jim O'Shea.

Student Congress


Kiwanas At Rice Gains Respect Through Service

Key Club is a service organization, headed by the Kiwanas, for high school students. Although it operated under the school's regulations it was like no other organization at Brother Rice this year.

Key Club is unique at Rice because blends a combonation of Service to others with an outstanding program of leadership training. The service projects and activities undertaken by the key club this year provided learning experiences outside the classroom and encouraged students, through a theme of pride, to become more involved

here at Brother Rice and in the community.

The key club this year engauged in many efforts to help the community. Among these were: Kiwanas Peanut Day, Miseracordia Candy Day, and the annual Brother Rice Blood Drive.

Key Club, along with serving the community, also provides many services for the school. Participating in Key Club helps to develop initiative, leadership, and good citizenship as well as heightening awareness of the needs of the community.

The Key Club at Rice is a large or-

ganization consisting of ninteen members of which five are the elected officers. President Michael Stevens would agree that the large number of members in the Key Club shows the desire of Rice's students to lend a hand to the community that fostered them.

Each Key Club is sponsored by a local Kiwanis club. This sponsorship is part of the Kiwanis program to strengthen today's youth and is very important to the success of both clubs. The Key Club at Rice is sponsored by the Oak Lawn Golden UK" Club and is in its second year of existence.

Seated (L-R): Dan Petit, Bob Fanelli, Mike Stevens, Joe Barich. Andy Babich. Josh Funk. Standing (L-R): Gary Girzadas, Joe Carney. Joe Schissler. Jim O'Shea, David Malinger. Rick Murphy. Ed Czoski, B.J. Carrick. Todd Prynne, Mike Philip. Keith Mark. Frank Lobash, Mr. Ross, Moderator.

Key Club


Seated (L-R~ Brian Driver, Steve Ginino, Kendale Rowell, Richard Caffarelli, Ted Fragogionis, Herbert Zot. Standing (L-Rt. Mr. Petrak, Otis Zit, Peter Pawinski, jorge Ortega, Omar Shaker, james Provitt, Pat Dulzo, Corey Fleming, Geoffry Parker, Kash Abdul-Rahman, Jerry Viall, Matt Clingen, Mrs. Pat Brixie.


Seated (L-R): B.j. Smegma, Jeff Bellvomini, Paul Allison, joe Ready, Mark Cleofe. Standing (L-R): Mrs. Dee Stec, Dan McCarthy, Uther Pendragon, Rich

Bird, Tim Brynda, Zorroaster Smith ~Ilt0 , Matt MUlvey. Missing and Mr. AV: Hugb Neary. •

Library & A V Help


Brother Rice News in Print

The Standard. in its 32nd year of publication. published four papers spread out over the course of nine months. The paper was revamped by Editor in Chief John Mutnansky who spent one week at the Indiana University High School Journalism Institue.

The paper was divided into three sections. the headline highlighted world and Rice events. "Et Cetera" showcased less consequential school events. Sports featured the Rice athletic community. For these efforts John Mutnansky was given the gold medal for publications.

Sitting (LoR): Roger Aranda, Juan Castilleja, Mike Fielding, Kevin Kuzynski, Mike Jula. Back (LoR): Mike Zenz, Kirk Krueger, Resmond Taylor, Quinn

Niego. •

Standard 9;

Upper Left: junior Tim Brynda types in the famous "Senior Quotes." Upper Right: Our photogenic photographer, Steve Kut. Above Right:


Above (From L to R~ Front Row - Rah-AmenKa, jim O'Shea, Rich Bird, Addison jaggers, Mark Puljic. Back Row - john Lape, jim Clemmons, Tom Henehan, Joe Barich, Tim Brynda, Dave Petecki, George Ortega, Peter Pawinski. Right: Seniors jim O'Shea, Mark Puljic, and Rich Bird add finishing touches to the yearbook during 8 summer marathon session.


"The Yearbook will be meeting in room 200 after seventh and eighth" is the way the announcements read. Some heard them and some didn't, but what most will always ask is "What were they doing up there?"

This year's staff consisted of five senior staff members, two juniors, and two freshmen. Their goal was to produce the Crusader for 1990. A yearbook that would capture what was different about this school this year. With their representitive from Taylor Publishing Company, Ken Nemsick, they set about the tedious work of page by page production.

With the experience that Editor in Chief Rich Bird gained during the completion of the '89 book, and the two weeks he spent at the Indiana University High School Journalism Institute, things began rolling. The entire book was first divided into page sections and all of the respective classes, activities, events, sports, and organ-

Above: Mark Puljic and Rich Bird draw-in the swimming page. Right: Rich Bird and Jim O'Shea plan out the finishing pages of the Crusader.


Classic 1990

izations were alloted space. Writers were then assigned whatever articles that they could best cover. Brother Collins along with Root Studios then captured each group on film. The editors and staff took these raw materials and combined them in layouts to send to the publisher for printing.

First and foremost, however, was to devise a theme that would pull the Crusader out of its two year rut. The '87 Crusader, Outrageous, was the biggest creative step the Crusader has taken since the early seventies. Unfortunately, the '88 and '89 books tried to copy Outrageous, and failed miserably. What was needed for 1990, was a theme that emphasised the pride and institutional reputation of Brother Rice along with the unique possibilities opened up by Outrageous. The theme needed to keep order of some very chaotic situations.


The thought is one which illustrates

visions of pillars and Temples, yet, as it is used today, Classic describes the memorable, the unique, and especially the outrageous.

The staff worked the theme into the cover design, which had strayed away in '88 and '89 to the laminated computerized covers of "From the Top", and "Prime Time". The Classic cover needed to be heavier, and simple. The color chosen was a basic black to emphasize the simplicity and the theme was stricken from the cover to keep the name of the book, Crusader, as the title. The school seal of Brother Rice was placed into the lower right hand corner of the cover as a symbol of the insitution's classic past.

Timing and scheduling led the staff to work mainly in the latter half of the year. After the 18th of May, the staff met during first and second periods to perform marathon sessions. This work went on during weekends and afterschool until the June 8th deadline.

Yearbook 95


Rice Tries Drama

On the night of January 16th, a man was found dead, face down in the street. A bullet wound was in his chest. Karen Andre, this man's secretary, was over him crying hysterically - murder or suicide???

Who done it? This year's school play was a comedy/drama held in the Superior Court of New York, on the nights of March 29th thru April 1st.

Did Karen Andre kill her powerful

Each night the jury, who was selected from the audience, let Karen Andre go free. But was it the corect verdict? The judge did not believe so!

A lot of hard work was put into this year's play, because it wasn't a musical. Mr. Ross produced and directed the play this year. All involved had a good time, even the jurors.

boss, Bjorn Faulkner, by shooting him, then throwing him off the world's tallest building. And that is what Prosecuting Attorney Flint was trying to prove.

Or was it suicide? Some of the evidence and "interesting" witnesses pointed toward an innocent verdict. Defense Attorney Stevens held these facts to show that Ms. Andre might be innocent.

Above: Junior Mike Stevens questions Karen Andre played by Bridget O'Toole.

Upper right: Mr. john Graham Whitfield. played by junior Tim Brynda, (Nancy Lee Faulkner's father) testifies on his daughter's behalf.

Far right: jurors look on as senior Joe Barich cross-examines Ms. Andre.

Right: Mrs. Hutchins, played by Anitra Hutcherson, gives ber testimony to Prosecuting Atorney Flint.

16 School Play

The Cast

Thurs /Sat FrijSun

Stevens Joshua Funk Michael Stevens

Flint Michael Lederer Joe Barich

Karen Andre Julie Frankum ...............•................. Bridget O'Toole

Nancy Lee Faulkner Michelle Motisi Julie Frankum

Van Fleet. Kim Mc Namara Caroline De Chatelet

Magda Veronica MaSaitis

Whitfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Brynda

Sweeny Jim O'Shea

Kirkland ......................•.......................................................... Sean Mc Namara Junquist ...........................•..............................•............................. John Lape

Roberta Jeanne Ryan

Jane Chandler Ann Marie Price

Bailiff ............................................................................•............. Erin Kelly

Clerk 1st John Lape

Clerk 2nd Kim Mc Namara

Regan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . .. Michael Stevens Matt Mc Dermott

Secretary Betsy Nelson Michelle Motisi

Secretary Joe Barich ............•...................... Ann Marie Price

Stenographer Bridget O'Toole Caroline De Chatelet

Judge Delonde Bell Betsy Nelson

Mrs. Hutchins .......................................................•................... Anitra Hutcherson

Produced and Directed By:

Mr. Hal Ross


Mrs. Marge Wagner

Stage Manager:

Sean Mc Namara

Stage Crew: Sean Mc Namara, Ann Marie Price, Kim Mc Namara, Kelly Schleder, Jim Clemmons, Bob Gembala Sound: Sean Gibbons, Ray Lavko, Justin Reynolds

Special Thanks To: Mrs. Budz, Bob Fanelli, Quinn Niego

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