Kennedy Fitness Challenge

Heeding President Kennedy’s physical fitness challenge, a number of student Brothers from De La Salle College (Washington) went hiking in Maryland’s Cunningham Falls State Park.

New York Newsletter, March 1, 1963, p. 6.

Largest Track Meet in the World?


The Loughlin Games (the track and field extravaganza at Loughlin HS, Brooklyn) are scheduled for Saturday, December 15, with advance press releases describing it as the “the largest track meet in the world.”

Newsletter of LI-NE, December 15, 1962, p. 9.

West Wins Catholic League


West Catholic won the Catholic League by defeating Father Judge HS (38-16) and tied Southern HS (public) to reign as co-champs of the city of Philadelphia. These photos of the Judge game are from the 1963 Blue and White yearbook.

Newsbriefs of Baltimore, December 1962, p. 7.

Calvert Hall Swimmer Top 7

Mac Pardew of Calvert Hall is one of the top 7 high school swimmers in the USA.

Newsbriefs of Baltimore, January 1963, p. 3

Pennsylvania Honors to La Salle College

At the televised Manhattan-La Salle basketball game at the Palestra, former Gov. David Lawrence presented Brother Daniel Bernian (president) the Pennsylvania proclamation for the centennial of La Salle College, as well as a comparable award to Brother Gregory (Manhattan’s president).

Newsbriefs of Baltimore, January 1963, p. 4.

Novices Enjoy New Ammendale Gym

Both the Junior Novices and the novices at Ammendale enjoy the new gymnasium and its efficient heating system during the wintry weather.

Newsbriefs of Baltimore, February 1963, p. 4.

St. Raymond’s Basketball First

St. Raymond’s HS entered its first varsity basketball team in league competition.

New York Newsletter, January 1, 1963, p. 10.

St. Peter’s New Gym, Sports Night

St. Peter’s HS (Staten Island) hosted a groundbreaking for the new gym on December 5.

New York Newsletter, January 1, 1963, p. 7.

St. Peter’s is also staging its annual Sports Night; scheduled guests are Frank Gifford (NFL’s NY Giants) and Lindsay Nelson (broadcaster, NY Mets); the benefit is the payment for the station wagon for the Brothers’ Community.

New York Newsletter, February 1, 1963, p. 9.

Track at Queen of Peace

Track was initiated at Queen of Peace HS (North Arlington, NJ), and 130 candidates showed up for the first practice.

New York Newsletter, March 1, 1963, p. 12.

La Salle College High Fund-raiser

La Salle College High School has begun a centenary drive to raise money for a new track and tennis courts.

Newsbriefs of Baltimore, December 1962, p. 5.

New Board Track at Loughlin

A new board track is in the school yard at Bishop Loughlin HS (Brooklyn), measuring 11 laps to the mile and built by Brother Principal [name withheld] and his alumnus helper

Newbriefs of LI-NE, January 1963, p. 6.