Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The 4x100-meter relay team earned the school’s first MIAA All-State title in the event.
The undefeated Catholic Memorial 4x100-meter relay team of David Berment, Hanif Conrad, Donovan Henry and Curtis West made history on Tuesday night, earning the school’s first MIAA All-State title in the event on their way to a 5th place team finish. The team ran the relay in 42.69 seconds, besting 2nd-place Lawrence High by fractions of a second at the meet, held at Fitchburg State. It was their personal best of the season – an improvement of .39 seconds over their Division II championship time earned the week before. How did they improve so much in one week? "Their passes improved and were more crisp," said head coach Vin Catano, "and of course, it's a grander stage. It's the ultimate.” This Saturday, the team intends to run at the New…
Friday, May 25, 2012
CM President Sheff spoke of Billy Crystal, Rosa Parks and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Editor's note: The following was provided by Catholic Memorial. Phillip Ishige has the distinction of being the 9,999th graduate of Catholic Memorial School. But the 10,000th? That honor belongs to Marcus Jackson, who joined 158 classmates on Thursday night at CM’s 52nd commencement exercises. The class that broke the 10K barrier turned their tassels and earned their diplomas at the school's graduation at West Roxbury's Holy Name Parish. In the fall, this year's CM seniors will be freshmen again, at Brandeis, Williams, Bowdoin, Bucknell, College of William and Mary, Johns Hopkins, George Washington University, Wake Forest, the University of Virginia, and Tufts, among other colleges. Nearly all of them will study at a four-year college or…
Sunday, April 1, 2012
CM's basketball star Matt Droney and track speedster Donovan Henry
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Editor's note: The following is an edited press release sent to West Roxbury Patch.com. The Boston Globe announced its annual winter High School All-Scholastic winners, recognizing 188 student-athletes as Boston Globe All-Scholastics, with 59 hailing from the Greater Boston area. The Boston Globe All-Scholastic athletes are chosen for each of the three high school sports seasons – fall, winter and spring. The winter sports include boys’ and girls’ basketball, ice hockey, indoor track, gymnastics, swimming, skiing, and boys’ wrestling. All All-Scholastics are selected by members of The Boston Globe high school sports staff. With the exception of prep school awards, all student-athletes are members of the Massachusetts Interscholastic …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Henry repeats as Division II champion and still has more sprinting to do this season.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release. Catholic Memorial School senior track sprinter Donovan Henry of Sharon won the MIAA All-State Championships in the 300-meter event on Sunday afternoon, besting Waltham's Nathan Pierre Louis by 3/100th of a second. Henry, the reigning Division II champion, ran the race in 35.99 seconds before joining CM's 4x200-meter relay team for a state runner-up performance. "I knew it would be a really competitive field, not just the people in my heat, but those in the other heats," said Henry. "I knew I had to just get out fast and push it all the way through." "My coaches said, on that last straightaway, don't tense up, just raise your arms and sprint through it," he said. CM's relay team of Henry…
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Donovan Henry repeats as track and field league champion and MVP.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a press release. Catholic Memorial School senior Donovan Henry of Sharon earned the Tri-County League's Track Outstanding Performer of the Year award at last Thursday's League Championship Meet held at Boston's Reggie Lewis Center. More remarkably, the award was Henry's second-consecutive honor. The top sprinter for the Knights won the league's MVP award at last year's league meet, one in which 15 schools compete a week before states. At Thursday's meet, Henry won the 55m-dash event and the 300m race. Earlier in the season, Henry broke the facility record in the 300m race by running the event in 34.72 seconds, breaking the record by 1/100th of a second. Henry, who also regularly performs on the 4x200-…
Friday, February 3, 2012
Henry was going to play football at Boston College, but liked Northeastern's academic opportunities more, “The school, I was really interested in the cooperative education program.”
Donovan Henry’s announcement Wednesday morning is sure to be a pleasant surprise for Northeastern University track and field coach Sherman Hart Next season Hart will have one of the fastest recruits in the state on his team. Henry, a Sharon native, announced during National Signing Day at Catholic Memorial School that he would attend Northeastern for track and field in the fall. It was a last minute change from his original plans to play football at Boston College. “BC’s a great school and all, but I decided it was a good fit for me to run track,” he said. “I’ve been thinking about it and as indoor track has progressed, I came to realize that I love football, but track – I have a really good chance to reach my potential there.” Henry’s “…
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Four Catholic Memorial football standouts made it official Wednesday, with A.J. Doyle signing on with UMass, and Donovan Henry choosing to run track at Northeastern.
It's official. After months (and years) of speculation and build-up, Armani Reeves and Camren Williams will be shipping up to Columbus, Ohio next fall to play for Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Both Reeves and Williams signed their National Letters of Intent during a press conference Thursday afternoon at the Catholic Memorial School. "It’s definitely special," Reeves said. "I didn’t know if I was going to make it this far in football and it’s just been a blessing to go through all of this and go through the whole football experience with recruiting along with Cam and this has been really great. I can’t wait to start playing football in college." Reeves, a defensive back, and Williams, a linebacker, have been among the most …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Williams to attend Ohio State, Reeves still undecided, Doyle headed to UMass, and Henry is headed to BC.
Next Wednesday, a quartet of Catholic Memorial football stand-outs will participate in a signing day, according to CM Director of Communications Joseph McGonegal. As of Wednesday, cornerback Armani Reeves was still undecided as to which Division I school he would attend. Linebacker Camren Williams tweeted last week that he would be attending Ohio State next Fall. Both players were verbally committed to Penn State before allegations of sexual abuse arose involving former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The scandal led to the firing of head coach Joe Paterno, who passed away over the weekend. According to the Detroit Free Press, Reeves could be eyeing Michigan, but Penn State is still an option. He is also considering joining …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The 50th anniversary of the rivalry will also see the stadium's dedication to former coach Jim O'Connor.
What better way for the Catholic Memorial School to honor two-time Eastern Massachusetts Super Bowl winning coach Jim O'Connor than to dedicate the football team's stadium to him during a halftime ceremony on Thanksgiving, in the 50th annual rivalry game against BC High? Perhaps by earning their first trip to the playoffs since that third Super Bowl in 1978 on the very same day. Thanksgiving has loomed on the Knights' schedule all season. The two teams always seemed to be on a collision path, gelling as units in the first half of the season and running through Catholic Conference opponents in the second. Now, the teams will play for the Conference championship. By announcing the dedication, CM (7-1, 3-0) upped the day's stakes even more. …
Monday, September 5, 2011
With the team's four captains all Division I-bound next year, Knights will be under the spotlight in 2011.
In the fall of 2009, what could be called a three-year window opened for the Catholic Memorial football team. That fall, heading a young team, CM coach Alex Campea gave the offensive reigns to then-sophomore quarterback AJ Doyle. Also sophomores, long-time best friend Armani Reeves and Camren Williams claimed starting spots on defense and playing time in a receiving rotation on offense. A fourth featured sophomore, track star Donovan Henry, also took roles in both the offensive and defensive backfields. Fast forward to their third season as the team's featured players and the window, though set to close come late November or early December, rests wide open. Doyle, Reeves, Williams, and Donovan stand together as the team's captains. What's …