Basketball Championships #BOSHSunday

Basketball Championships #BOSHSunday

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Brother Martin High School has a rich history of basketball championships. Basketball Championships Crusader forward Leroy Oliver (1975) goes up over Felton Young of Holy Cross in second-round district play, 1974. Center Rick Robey (1974) looks on, hoping he doesn't have to go for a rebound. (photo courtesy Brother Martin High School) I was reminded of the 1973-74 season yesterday...
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Holy Cross Band!

Band! Two unidentified photos from Holy Cross.

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This Franck photo, undated and unidentified, is captioned “Holy Cross College Orchestra”. The makeup of the group looks like a large jazz combo. The fashions here look like late 1920s/early 1930s.

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This photo, also from Franck Studios, looks like a classic brass band.

I’ll leave it to you Holy Cross folks to narrow down/identify these musicians.

Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park, 1941

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Friday Night Lights! From my book, Brothers of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans, this photo is from the St. Aloysius-Holy Cross game on November 6, 1941. By the time I was at Brother Martin in the 1970s, the serious rivalry between the schools had switched to basketball. Holy Cross dropped down in total enrollment in recent years, and the LHSAA would not let them “play up” in 5A athletics for several years, but the state association changed the rules, so now the “Catholic League” is once again an exciting district to follow.  (NOPL photo)