Reunion Notes

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

St. Mary's Cathedral Centennial Year All Sports Banquet - 1966



The booklet for the All Sports Banquet included a list of Athletic Highlights:

1915-16
First basketball team, coached and captained by L. Schrems; roster included R. Walsh, F. McGovern, C. McKittrick, J. Dwan, E. Slaggert and H. Schnettler.

1920-21
First football team, coached by Fr. J. Reardon, J. Blanke was captain; roster included W. Hurley, V. Dente, J. Rau, L. Gage, E. McDonald, C. Schrems, F. Banks, R. McPhilimy, H. Youmans, G. Slaggert and T. Bray. They won the Parochial League Championship.

1921-22
St. Mary's High School Athletic Association was formed; A.Weadock named first Director of Athletics.

1922-23
Quarterback D. Bothwell was selected for the All-State Team in football. Under Coach R. Emery, St. Mary's won its first state championship in basketball.

1925-38
Records Not Available

1944-45
Fullback J. Kenny was selected for the All-State Team in football; we won the VPL football championship, and were undefeated.

1945-46
Another undefeated season and VPL football championship. Coach G. McGrath had a '4-D' backfield, Daley-Decorte-Deprekel-Diesler.

1947-48
Halfback J. Diesler was named All Valley the third year in a row in football. Coach Sam Franz starts his career as our 'winningest' basketball coach. J. Colpean with 244 points became the highest scorer in St. Mary's basketball history.

1949-50
G. Peruchietti set a new scoring record in basketball with 311 points, and led the team to the VPL title.

1950-51
Undefeated in football, 5-0-2 and VPL champs.

1952-53
Sam Franz brought home a State Basketball Championship. The team scoring record was set, as Flint St. Mary's was trounced 103-53.

1957-58
The 'Maroons' became the 'Red Raiders.'

1959-60
Guard T. Dodak was selected for the All State Team.

1961-62
In his first year as football coach, Bill Agresta's team had a 6-2-1 record and were VPL champs. End D. Melvin was selected second team All-State in football.

1964-65
Sam Franz completed his 18th year as Varsity Basketball Coach and his career at St. Mary's; his overall record was 226 wins and 94 losses.

1965-66
N. Burnell set a new scoring record in football of 120 points, as he earned a berth on the All-Area first team. In football the 'Red Raiders' were the highest scoring team in the entire area and in school history, outscoring their opponents 272-78. J. Chronowski, perhaps St. Mary's finest basketball player, was named to the All-Area first team.

1966-??
Time will tell, we wish them well.

(NOTE: DOES ANYONE HAVE A SPORTS BANQUET BOOKLET LATER THAN THIS THAT MAY HAVE MORE ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS?)

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