Abbey School - Evergreen Yearbook (Simsbury, CT)

 - Class of 1948

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Dillon Iames M. Hayes Reverend john S. Kennedy Michael I. Morrissey, M.D. Edward I. Turbert, M.D. Hon. Thomas I. Spellacy Henry P. Ward, Ph.D. M nv. co De QI' Fri end s: .lt is with great pleasure th we, the Class of 1948, present the first edition of Ihe Evergreen. ln its pages you will find a written and history of the young men of depicting their tea activities pictorial Abbey School , ms, clubs, and various We, who are about t compiled this book as a bigger and bette sincerel C' o graduate, foundation for r Abbey year books. we y hope that those who follow us w arry on the work of making The E a regular part of The Abbe Life at studies and of F ill vergreen y. school 1ns't all routine. we have our moments un and frolic, and so we bring to you various pictures of the young men at play as well as at work. . we trust that in this book will help t memories of o many I' future years o recall pleasant ur years at Abbey and the riendships we have'made here. , Sincerely, 4, Editor ln Ch i ef 5 Dedicated to AUSTIN L. WHITTEY, M.A. The Class of 1948 proudly dedicates this book, the hrst issue of The Evergreen, to Mr. Austin L. Whittey, M .A., the founder and Headmaster of T e Abbey School. In the classroom, in his ofice, or in a friendly conversation his help and advice has always been welcome and respected. Mr. Whittey has promoted virtue, 'ety, and learning in the students, and so we, the Class of 1948, salute him, andqlvish him the best of luck and good fortune. we SACD! The Abbey School is a college preparatory boarding school established in 1944. The school is under the direction of its founder and headmaster, Austin L. Whittey. The Abbey School is located on a high elevation over- looking the beautiful Farmington Valley. There is a campus of one hundred and thirty-five acres, and a short distance from the school is the quaint old New England town of Simsbury, Conn. A happy combination of sloping land, broad, level playing fields and one of the last stands of virgin pine forest in the East insure adequate facilities for outdoor sports throughout the school year. Y The two main purposes of The Abbey are to prepare young men for life by surrounding them during the most critical period of their lives with a clean atmosphere, a highly cultural background and a sense of the civic responsibility of the men in Americag to prepare them for college by giving them a sound training in proper study habits in those subjects necessary for success in college and technical school. m I Nix fiif-CWWVV "1 4 -w.. X , .,,f. V. . . . 'f -, , "." . 4, - ' -fl ""7,1:' 1 -ws' VV V .ei ,. ' wrt. , , ..-5' , ...:, V , ' . z. , 4-2' me V- Rf! 'V-13 fA?f'!V,,,g.i511.-,g5,1-wig. ,V .H nf-1-15,1 s"i.."'H-rf ,f Q-wif iii' N4 - ,. 'V5 1- A ' . ,,, ,4'3.u .', sf - i if bv' 'HL' Qi-zagyo-254' - Q . QE Vu i' -Il 0 I gl U I, ,tix I v ' I u 'F i4 4 1' , 5 mf 4. I ,Q , . 'sb - ' lf. 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N ,,..,,.- - ,V , .ef V , V, V K.. 1, V v,,- V -, wk-1? 3:-.1-Q.-,g,-, ,. ,.,V rj., V., .wr 5,5 iff 5.1-,.,3gV.-T", M gg Z V1. - .1 N 'V fr r I ' g... , A -1- - , , , ' 4 . 41- 1- V JAMES C. CARNEY, A.B., M.A. AVON, CONNECTICUT Graduate of Boston College, 1921 Instructor of Social Studies, Latin, English VINCENT R. DEBENEDICTIS, A.B. DEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS Graduate of Boston College, 1942 Graduate work at Boston University, 1946347 Instructor of French and S anish "j.V." Basketball and Baseball Coach IAMES F. HANRAHAN, A.B. WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT Graduate of Georgetown University, 1947 Instructor of Mathematics Basketball Coach THOMAS F. HOWARD, IR., B.S. SPRTNGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS Graduate of Holy Cross College, 1947 Instructor of General Sciences, Physics. Chemistry Asst. Football and Baseball Coach EDWARD KORISKY, B.S., M.A. HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Graduate of Villanova College, 1942 Instructor of Biology and Geography Director of Athletics Football and Baseball Coach EDWIN I. SCEERY, B.E. EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Graduate of Connecticut State Teachers College Trinity College Head OL English Department Who's W o in America, 1946-'47 G POS 5 T SFNOB GRAD UA TES Se xNo0a' ated. F OYCC-1 let . ' N1'c 1 ' Nl-Xliott, Bullet, S t Wight, Second t1l?ReiO1Z'7Clt1,A?unD11y S x Hoy' 1 Head 0w,- G. ' llrpby f autor . Leafl' g'cl40V' Tir a C 11120 1 so, R Seategarxe Gafveipeal U? EHUOIIX, gig, Qhare N100 - 1 Ciosslsllen' O Abs ulllvan len! Wo en I M000 Stanllgiiohue, ent, Simeon . odbouse, Pb flmclc e, Pleper B e-Ian, Sc t : a 0 f , folmst 011 The Abbey School reopened last September 23rd, for its fourth year, under the able leadership of its founder and Headmaster, Mr. Austin L. Whittey. School registration was completed, and the boys in their noon-tirne recess discussed their vacations, their new subjects, plans, renewing old friends and making new ones. The Abbey's first social event of the year took place in October. This was a tea held for the parents, and everyone acclaimed it was a huge success. Mr. E. I. Sceery, Faculty Social Director, inaugurated a Halloween Dance, and on that night the youths of Abbey and their "tres belles femmesi' made it a memorable occasion. Following this, the next event on our calendar was Col. VanBibber's movie "True Glory". This was an authentic picture of the Normandy Invasion. All those who saw the movies agreed that they were excellent, and thanked Col. and Mrs. VanBibber for their grand support towards the school. A Valentine's Day Dance was held Saturday night, Feb. 14, 1948, and the following Wednesday night a Sports Nite was attended. Football letters were awarded that night. "Billy Dunphy and "Bill" Pieper were chosen Honorary Co-Captains, and were presented with golden trophies. The week before Christmas, class elections were held and Charlie Hickey was made Class President with Bob O'Neill, Vice-President, Fran Nicoletti, Secre- tary, and Bob McCormick, Treasurer. The main gathering places of the students are either jerry Doyle's or George's. Here the students get together to "bull" while sip ing sodas or eating sundaes. These two spots in Simsbury have been, and I imagine always will be, Abbeys favorite "hangouts." Friday nights the resident students en age in debates about the most vital topics of the day. These "war of words" have been Both educational and quite humorous. As The Evergreen goes to press the students are planning for a May Day Dance, numerous other events, and of course the big event of the year, the Senior Prom. As we look back through this year we see that it certainly was a year of leaming and grand school life. ? 'V F2,:,...f,.k-H- X, p .if 5 11"-vm-gxx :W Q. 1-w - , r ,ly wr-.1 - .L-,. we 1 Seated: Leary, Simeone, Cross fEditor-in-Chiefj, Geetersloh Standing: Butler, Head, Barry, Cilhooly, Scott, Kane, Wood, Dunphy EDITOR-IN-CHIEF .. Literary Editor ...... Photography Editor . . . Photography Board . . . Sports Editor ...... Sports Staff ........,.. BUSINESS MANAGER Advertising Manager .... Advertising Board . . . Faculty Advisor .... The EVERGREEN Staff EDWARD D. CROSS . . . . . . James E. Butler . . . . Thomas F. Head lfVilliam B. Leary Francis Barry .. . . William Dunphy, Donald F. Scott . . . ......... IAMES T. CEETERSLOH Daniel Simione Ioseph Kane, Richard VVood, Eugene E. Gilhooly Mr.E.I.Sceery il 'QS' 5.3 3 I -iw - N s i '3 A ' ' McCormick, Hickey, O,Neill, F. Nicoletti CLASS OFFICERS President, Charles H. Hickey Vice-President, Robert M. O'Nei1l Secretary, Francis T. Nicoletti Treasurer, Robert E. McCormick CLASS PRESIDENT CHARLES H. HICKEY "Cham" "Chuck" After finally being released from the Navy, "Chazz" came to The Abbey for the summer school of '46, His sparkling personality and quick witticisms made him the "life of the Big House". "Chuck" returned again in September and displayed to the faculty and the students that he was here with the intention of really "getting the job done." In the Senior class elections Charlie was elected class president by an overwhelming majority. In the future years "Chazz" plans to become a lawyer. We will all go along with him in our hearts, and wish him success. His many talents will add much in the future, and we know he will bring credit to Abbey. ALLEN, BERNARD H. Senior HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Speech is siloern Silence is golden Football '46-'47 Baseball '48 Dance Committee '47 BARRY, FRANCIS I. Post Graduate HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT History of the World Is but the Biography of Great Men Football '47, Basketball '48 Baseball '48, Evergreen '48 Athletic Association '48 BUTLER, IAMES E. Senior ELMWOOD, CONNECTICUT Honesty is the Noblest Work of God U. S. Navy, Evergreen '48 CIERI, DOMINIC Post Graduate HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Our own Felicity We make or find Football '47, Basketball '48 CON NOLLY, RICHARD H Post Graduate HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Laugh and be Well U. S. Navy, Football '47 Golf Club President '48 I"--iq, CROSS, EDWARD D. Senior WORCESTER, MASS. Curse on all Laws But those which Looe has made U. S. Navy, Ir. House President '46, Sports Agent '47 '48, Chair- man Dance Committee '47 '48, President, Tennis Club, '48, Editor-in-Chief of Evergreen '48, Luminary '47, Vice-Pres. Ski Club '47 '48, Cheerleader '47 DONAHUE, WILLIAM A. Senior HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT I'll budge not an inch DUNPHY, WILLIAM I. Post Graduate HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT And the strength of twenty horses Hon. Co.-Captain Football '47, Evergreen '48, Athletic Association '48 GARVEY, ROBERT I. Senior HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT My glass is not large, but I drink from my own U. S. Navy GEETERSLOH, IAMES T. Senior HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Can one desire too much for a great thing? Baseball '46 '47 '48 Basketball '48, Evergreen '48 l vig GILHOOLEY, EUGENE E. Post Graduate WATERBURY, CONNECFICUT They say Miracles are past Football ,47, Evergreen '48 Baseball '48, Golf Club '48 HEAD, THOMAS F. Post Graduate WINSTED, CONNECTICUT He does it with good grace Football '47, Ski Club '48 Evergreen ,48, Baseball '48 HICKEY, CHARLES H. Senior WORCESTER, MASS. Laugh and the world laughs with you U. S. Navy, President Senior Class '48 HOYT, DONALD F. Senior HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Men of few words are the best men U.S.A.A.F. JOHNSTON, JOHN C. Post Graduate HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Fight till the last gasp Football ,47, Basketball ,48 JOYCE, JAMES F. Senior SIMSBURY, CONNECTICUT His better does not breathe upon the earth Baseball '48 KANE, IOSEPH Senior HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT A mirror of courtesy Football '47, Evergreen '48 Dance Committee '48 Golf Club '48, Tennis Club '48 LEARY, WILLIAM B. Senior WORCESTER, MASS. Cleanliness is next to Godliness Asst. Manager Football '47 Basketball '47 '48, Evergreen '48 jr. House President '47 Dance Committee '48 Tennis Club '48 LEROY, F ARRELL Senior HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Give me another horse Bind up my wounds Football '46 '47 Basketball '47 '48 Baseball '47 '48 MCCORMICK, ROBERT E. Post Graduate HOLYOKE, MASS. A smile goes a long way Basketball '48, Tennis Club '48 Senior Class Treasurer '48 Golf Club '48 MILLIOTT, ROBERT D. Senior WEST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Good to be merry and wise Football '47, Ski Club '48 MURPHY, JOHN Post Graduate HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT A friend in need ,tis a friend indeed Football '47, Golf Club '48 NICOLETTI, FRANCIS T. Post Graduate BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT Music hath charms U. S. Arm , Dance Committee 48, F ootball '47, Manager Base- ball '48, Manager of Basketball '48 Senior Class Secretary '48 NICOLETTI, PAUL E. Post Graduate BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT As true as steel U. S. Navy, Football '47 Basketball '48, Baseball '48 O'HARE, EDWARD A. Post Graduate WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT As merry as the day is long U. S. Army 'WB .Z in-:pm-of O'NEILL, ROBERT M. Senior HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT He was a gentleman born U.S.C.G., Manager Football '47 Baseball '47 '48 Senior Class Vice president '48 PHELAN, JOSEPH T. Post Graduate WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT There's a lean fellow who beats all conquerors 1 U. S. Army PIEPEB, WILLIAM A. Post Graduate HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT A sound mind in a sound body Football '47, Baseball '48 Hon. CO-Capt. RANERI, IOSEPH D. Post Graduate WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT There's honesty, manhood, and good fellowship in Thee Basketball '48, Baseball '48 REICHOLD, RICHARD P. Post Graduate SIMSBURY, CONNECTICUT What you do still betters what is done U. S. Navy, Ski Club '48 SANTORSO, WILLIAM M. Post Graduate BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT Life's sweetest joys are hidden U. S. Navy, Football '47 Basketball '48, Baseball '48 SCOTT, DONALD F. Post Graduate HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Here was a man Football ,47, Basketball '48 Athletic Association '48 Baseball, ,48, Evergreen '48 SIMEONE, DANIEL Post Graduate HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Honest is the hnest legacy one can own Football '47, Baseball ,48 Tennis Club '48, Evergreen ,48 SUITS, RICHARD W. Senior VVEST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Fair be all thy hopes SULLIVAN, ALFRED E. Post Graduate WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT He was a scholar, and a ripe good one U. S. Army WIGHT, ROBERT G. Senior HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Fair be thy ways- Football '47, Ski Club '48 WOOD, RICHARD C. Senior WEST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT The world is but a bowl of cherries-Sink or swim Football '46 '47, Baseball 47' 48 Basketball '47 '48 WOODHOUSE, ROBERT M. Post Graduate HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Let me enchant thine ears Basketball '48 'T fr M950 S ,rm ifw 41? lc. 5' 1.1 ' 851 :qv .1 , Qxw, ,nf if n I 2' "O'l'0'o'3g, gay!! I . :Z Q' P S ,N - 'fir .:, wi rw:-' ... 'hi 2 ' Q -1 .., . ','T-I' ,4 . 1. .lm 2 1.5-,aj A"'v 7. dv" .5513 - Handsomest ......... Done Most for Abbey Best N atured ........... Best Athlete ............. M ost Likely to Succeed Most Humorous ...... Most Respected ...... Biggest Faculty Drag . Biggest Lady Killer . . Class Politicuzn ...... Class Brain ......... Favorite Subject .... Favorite Song ..... Best Dancer .... Most Popular Most Studious .... Favorite Books .... CLASS STATISTICS . . . . . . . . .Charlie Hickey ......EdwardCross . . . . Danny Simeone . . . . . . Frank Barry . . . . Robert O'Neill . . . Charlie Hickey . . . Robert O,Neill Bill Leary . . . . Edward Cross . . . . F ran Nicoletti . . . . . . Dick Beichold Biology . . . johnny Had a Yo-Yo Dick Connolly Charlie Hickey Iames Butler Transcendentalism, Glowing Embers THE ABBEY HIT PARADE OF 1947-48 Letter from "THE" girl .... ........... H urry on Down Week-end .......... , .... Exam Time ........... Saturdays ....... A Blind Date .... Boarders ........ Holidays ............. College Board Exams .... In the Dorms ......... Boarders Theme Song Letter Home ......... Girl Passing Abbey . . . Refused a Date ....... Censures ............... Wanting a Weekend ..... Passed Exams ........ Home on Vacation ..... Taking a Test ...... Get outoftown . . . I Can't Get Started with You . . . . . . Civilization-And Mimi . . . . . .. She's Too Fat for Me . . . . . Time on My Hands Thatls My Desire . . . . . . . My Future Inst Passed . . . His Feet Too Big for de Bed . . . . . A Fellow Needs a Girl I'll Be Seeing You Temptation .. .. Slap Her Down Again, Boy Time After Time . . . . VVhat's the Use of Dreaming Bless You . . . . . . My, How the Time Goes By I Wonder-I Wonder Teacher to Student ........ .. . What Am I Gonna Do About You? A Special Permission ........ .... L ooking Over a Four Leaf Clover By the Time You Graduate .... ............. I 'm My Own Grandpa Meals ..................... ..... I tis Been a Long Long Time Steak . . . .. . . It,s Been Even Longer fEd.D 4 CLASS OF 1949 Seated: Coughlin, Kendall, Winalski, McDonough Standing: Stall, LaMare, McCarthy, Costello Absent: Kaesmann CLASS OF 1950 Seated: McGrath, Ricketson, Finley, Wain Standing: Hayes, Craemer, Loughlin, Hamilton, Canley, Monteroso, Murphy llllll J .L CLASS OF 1951 Seated: Kennedy, Baum, YVelsh Standing: O'Conner, O'Callaghan, Kelley, Gaffney, Milliott, D LOVVER SCHOOL Seated: Carney, Bosch Standing: VanBibber, Peter Brown, Mulcahy, Philip Brown X .lx l Z l , v K Ax 3 v 1 . X y , f .15 , ,Vg 433 ,I Dani will anh Uratamrnt pf thr Gllaaa nf 1548 We, the Class of 1948, of The Abbey School, The Town of Simsbury, in the State of Connecticut, beinfg of unsound mind and about to face the destinies of life, do hereby, make, declare, an publish this, our Last Will and Testament. U F irst-To Mr. Whittey, our Headmaster, we express much gratitude and sincere appre- ciation for his guiding hand during our years here at The Abbey. Second-To the Faculty we give thanks for the patience and understanding and their unstinting aid. Third-To the Lower Classmen we leave our best wishes and hope that they follow the example we have tried to set. Fourth-We do hereby declare our individual bequests: SENIOR HOUSE . . . . . .... Leaves peace and quiet and a dog to Mr. Howard Allen ............. Barry ........... Adeckofcards HisspeedtoFran Craemer Butler . . . .... The power to study to Kaesmann Cieri ...... .............. H is poise to "Mort" Connolly .... .......................... L EAVES Cross ..... .... H is address book to the Class UL '49 Donohue .... .............. S ixty pounds to VanBi ber Dunphy ..... . . . His "way with women" to Mr. Hanrahan Garvey ....... .... H is watchcap to Wentworth Hamilton Geetersloh .... .... A t least his shoes to the punter ol '49 Cilhooly .... ....... H is frigid room to some Es imo Head ..... .... H is weekend passes to McDonough Hickey .... .... ......... H is "coke" machine to Ed Foley Hoyt ...... .................. T hat marriage certificate to Mr. Sceery Johnston .... ....................................... A smile for Kelley Ioyce ..... Original blueprint of Simsbury National Bank to Anderson Kane .... ................ H is Sears Roebuck license to Patty Whittey Leary ..... .................... T he "sombrero-magnificov to Timm LeRoy ........ ................ A comb for M cGrath McCormick .... An electric bell for Mr. Whittey Milliott ..... ................. B rother Donald Mur hy ....... ............ A Sandwich for Dusty Nicoletti, F. . . . .... A full beard to Miles O'Connor Nicoletti, P. .... The key to Mr. Carneyis heart O'Hare ...... ............ H is quiet manner to Kelley O'Neill .... ......................... A Hudson taxi Phelan .... .... A fondness for rules to future boarders Pieper .................. A uniform to be filled Raneri ...... ................ A uniform to be filled Reichold .... .......... H is English notes for LaMarre Santorso ..... . . . Those sun glasses for Dennis McCarthy Scott ...... ........ S ome passing technique for Gafney Simeone ..... .... A padded cell at Wesleyan to Wes eyan Suits ...... ............ H is excuses to Ierard Carne Sullivan . . . ................. His jolly smile to Bill Wight ..... .. . His Model "An to "Chopper', Koriskz Wood ....... ................................... H is ad-libs to the mild and meek Woodhouse Some footage for "Pedro" Wutsch .... 'the' for thinner slices of baloney a ATHLETICS EDWARD "CHOPPER" KORISKY, B.S., M.A. DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Coach Ed "Chopper', Korisky is not only the Director of Athletics here at Abbey, but is also the football and baseball coach. Mr. Korisky is a native of Hartford, and has made the city very proud of him. In 1935 "Chopper', Was elected All-District Center when he played for the Bulkeley High School. In Villanova College he played first string center for three years, playing under the famed "Clipper" Smith, now coach of the Boston Yanks. At Villanova he was voted the "Most Valuable Playeri' award, and in 1941 he was elected as the Associated Press All-American Center. In 1944 he played center for the Boston Yanks, and signed with the Los Angeles Dons in 1945. Coach Korisky Qstill recovering from three major operations performed on him within the past yearj at present is the Instructor of Biology as well as Director of Athletics here at The Abbey. This is his third year of coaching, and last year he had an undefeated season here at Abbey. Kneeling, Z. to r.: P. Nicoletti, Murphy, Dunphy foo-capt.j, Santorso, Allen, F. N icoletti, Cilhooly Seated: McCarthy, Head, Simeone, Pieper Cco-capt.D, Barry, Johnston Standing: Cross Csports agentj, Mr. Howard, Asst. Coach, Connolly, Ricketson, Kane, Wight, Kendall, Wood, Wain, Coach Ed Korisky, Mgr. O'Neill FOOTBALL The 1947 Abbey football team will long be remembered by the students. Aside from the due credit deserved by the players a great deal of credit belongs to our coaches, Edward "Chopperv Korisky, former Bulkeley High and Villanova University star, and assistant coach Tom Howard. Opening their schedule on Friday, October 18, Abbey encountered powerful Admiral Billard at New London. The game was played under lights. The Billard team had played three games, whereas the green and white was untested. However, Abbey came through by winning, 13-6. ln their next contest the Green and White played East Haven at the latter's field in another night ame. Simeone was lost to the team because of an injury received in the Billard game, but the loss was strengthened by the addition of two stellar performers, Bill Pieper, West Hartford Star and Fran Nicoletti, an all-state center, from Bristol High. Abbey once again won, this time 19-6. Standouts were Kaesmann, Barry, Pi er, and Head. On October 31, 1947, Abbey started up against their big test, the Wesleyan V.'s at Middletown. The Green and VVhite went into the game the decided underdogs. In this contest the scoring was done wholly on long runs. Abbey Won with a smashing score of 20-O. Standouts in this game were the seven "Shafts of Steel" composed of P. Nicoletti, Connolly, Allen, Santorso, Dunphy, Kaesmann, and Gilhooly, F. Nicoletti and Murphy. With three games now in the victory column, the Abbey eleven finally met defeat as they played a big Arnold College I. Vfs team at Milford, losing by a score of 12-0. Abbeyis next scheduled game was with Marianapolis Academy of Thompson, Conn., one of the strongest prep school arrays in the country. The Thompson team proved too much as the Abbey team got off to a shaky start, and lost 24-7. As customarily done, Coach Korisky did not elect captains at the start of the season, but chose game captains before each game, a method that worked very well. In a post- season election of honorary team co-captains, Bill Pieper and Bill Dunphy were elected. This Abbey array can be stamped as one of the outstanding teams in our sports history. VVC are proud of their record, their determination and their sportsmanship. WW n. Fi. 5' 1 '- M815 , - 1 wwf X1 'fx 15 ' AQQM' , ' 5 - 'N 'qfi I ,095 Q, : wweviv-Tig s ,, A 'V 3 ,. w..,.,,, f' rvaf-:'..-rw' ' 5 Kilim A " Q M, 'f X s ' .4 - x ,eq . - 5ilg, ,V -,-iw Af , 4, 4' A Q 'K "1if"' ' . ,.,,-- R f-z' :ma'1 Q is -,- fi if N- 1 f ,: I 'Y :fM,m:.- if ' it , ' f f ,ef ' if ' , Vfj. A 4 e ' , Am 1 ' ' ' . . A .l K . .v i ,J x wa 1 , ' Q 'T k . F ,ZAJL . , I 1 H I ' ..., N x 'X' ' . M , I , w i , ' Q 9 1 :mfg--Aff .1 M '-:' ' fag, gp ' . 1, we 'fu ,L I f 1 Qi- -. . rp! 1.-, I 4- 4 - -f 1, 1 ,. . I yn' , x5?5: . , Q..-Ar ,- ...,,f ,,, . , 1 S 1 . 9 bi KW BASKETBALL It is difficult for a sports historian to give a proper history of the 1947-48 basketball season. The varsity team with a heavy schedule made up of top-notch prep school and high school opponents proved a disappointment to the ardent followers of Abbey teams. Abl coached by Mr. Iarnes Hanrahan, a star in his own right, the team started off rather welll scaring the life out of the Cheshire team by going out in front in the third period, only to falter in the fourth period and lose by a close margin. In the game with St. Thomas the team was really brilliant, outplaying the "Saints" in every department. We all came home from that game convinced that our team had been beaten by poor officiating. Yet after this excellent showing we lost to an inferior Holyoke Catholic High School live. Lack of teamwork licked us. And so the season went, victories and defeats-with but one breathtaking performance against Marianapolis. Those of us who were fortunate enough to see this contest can never forget it. Coming from behind with Marianapolis leading b 17 oints at the second period the Abbey team surged ahead, blufling the Knights by slick teamwork and brilliant handling of the ball. Imagine! Marianapolis score but 2 points throughout the third and fourth periods. There is no doubt that Abbey suffered from prima donna trouble most of the season. We hope next year that the junior varsity, who will step into the shoes of the varsity. will remember that victories in basketball are gained first of all by teamwork. ,yqqxves 'ws F, A qv- Kill Lal FOOTBALL Knenling, 1. tu r.: Cillmclly, Mcffzzrtlly, Kaesmunn, Dlmphy, Sautorso, Allen, Murphy, Connolly, P. Nicoletti Slumlirzg: llcud, Scott, Pieper, Barry ' ff. Afixv W A N I Z A AND CLUBS i 1 I DANCE COMMITTEE Seated: Finley, Leary, Coughlin, Cross qCh3ll'IH3IlD Standinff: F. Nicoletti, Kane Chairman, Edward Cross M Treasurer, Frank Nicole-tti Decorations, John Coughlin, Joseph Kane Refreshments, Bill Leary, Finley SKI CLUB Seated: Reichold, Hoyt, Pres., Cross, Head Standing: McGrath, Finley, Kennedy, Wight, Milliott, Coughlin, O,Conn0r President, Donald Hoyt Vice President, Edward Cross Secretary, Richard Beichold Treasurer, Thomas Head ,49' 5-v TENNIS CLUB Sealed: Simeone, Cross, President, La Marre Standing: McCormick, Kane Absent: Leary, Kennedy, Winalski President, E. Cross Vice President, D. Simeone GOLF CLUB Seated: Cilhooly, Kane, McCormick Stanfi'in,g: X'VlIl21lSlil, Cruemer, Gaffney, Connolly fPreside-ntl, Coughlin, Kendall President, Richard Connolly Vice President, Eugene Cilhooly egg 3, 1 ' M. STUDENT ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Seated: Scott Standing: Barry, Dunphy ll we BAL TXMMZI. Par EM Z AW- CQCEOACHE . tendnoe -Dep CH0W3rdS alld C Om- Mum 01206 KQIDUHPIUQ-Ci4PTA Jsky Q Pleper If---il ADS TE 'T-TTJ Frank Bonesio 86 Sons, Inc. 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