In its first Varsity season, CBA defeated St. Peter's Prep at Rutgers on Friday.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Festive sendoff for the Class of 2013.
At Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, happy high school seniors filed down hallways and out of school behind the newly formed bagpipe and drum band, as a ceremonial grand exit. The last day of school for seniors was May 3, but exams continue. In a 3rd year tradition for the all-boys school, CBA President Br. Frank Byrne led the tuneful procession out into the sunshine, where there were hugs, handshakes, and photos. This video was posted by the CBALincroftNJ.com homepage and on the CBA Lincroft Facebook page.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Young men in blue kilts make a loud sound in local parades.
The Christian Brothers Academy Pipes and Drum band made its debut marching in the South Amboy and Rumson St. Patrick's Day parades last weekend, less than 12 hours after their brand new St. Andrew tartan kilts arrived at the Lincroft high school campus. The dozen members have been loudly practicing for a year. They've learned The Marine Hymn, The Caissons Go Rolling Along, Minstrel Boy, Sean South of Garryowen and Amazing Grace. Some of them had no prior musical instrument experience. "As you can imagine, a year ago, the band sounded like kids who never played before," said CBA President Frank Byrne, who's been playing the Highland pipes for 22 years with Manhattan College Pipes and Drums. "But marching down the street in South Amboy and …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The winning CBA Swim team is on a streak, with three straight state titles since 2010. The team faces Seton Hall Prep on Sunday, at 2 p.m.
The young and deeply talented undefeated Christian Brothers Academy swim team is facing Seton Hall Prep in the NJSIAA state finals at the College of New Jersey Sunday, and is determined to bring home the team's fourth state championship in a row -- and the fifth one in its history. CBA first won in 1998, and then the winning streak began in 2010, continuing in 2011 and 2012. Fingers are crossed that Sunday will result in another. "It's very rare to win a state championship; it's a privilege and an honor," said Coach Vito Chiaravalloti, in an interview before the team's traditional pre-competition pasta dinner Saturday night. "The boys take it seriously to be lucky enough to win one." You don't get to be one of the team's 52 members …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Viewing Saturday morning at De La Salle Hall.
Brother Gabriel Healy, F.S.C., 83, of Lincroft, died at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft on Friday, November 30, 2012. Brother Gabriel was an assistant principal at CBA in the early 1980s, said CBA President Brother Frank Byrne. Graduates often came back to visit him. "He was one of those guys who had an impact on a lot of the kids' lives." According to the obituary published in the Asbury Park Press, Brother Gabriel entered the Barrytown Juniorate on June 30, 1943, and Novitiate on June 29, 1946. He received the Religious Habit and Name, Brother Andrian Gabriel, on September 7, 1946 and pronounced Perpetual Vows in Oakdale, Long Island, NY, in 1954, said the article. Brother Gabriel's assignments included Ascension School, and Good Sheppard …
Monday, November 19, 2012
On Saturday the winningest boys running team in state history took home the NJSIAA Non Public A championship -- for the 24th time.
The celebrated Christian Brothers Academy Boys Cross Country team zipped through the backwoods and fields of Holmdel Park Saturday to win the NJSIAA Non Public A Championship. Sportswriter Jim Lambert said in the Star-Ledger that CBA "cranked out the greatest performance in meet and course history to take down two monumental records." The Colts set a new team average, with 16:03.2 for the Holmdel course. The Lincroft team dominated the finish line. While Red Bank Catholic's Rob Napolitano took first place in the the race with 15:59, beating CBA's Mike McClemens by one second, the next five runners were all from CBA. In a video interview with NJRunners.com, McClemens said due to Hurricane Sandy, some members of the team missed a day or …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Colts, who won the Nike Cross Nationals last year, have won a national-record 316 consecutive dual meets. Top runners are Seniors Jack Boyle of Avon, Bill Bragg of Middletown, and Aaron Liberatore of Marlboro and junior Mike McClemens of Millstone.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Four of Christian Brothers Academy's top seven cross-country team runner have returned from the 2011 National Championship Team. Already, they are showing improvement.
Coming off its first national title and 17th Meet of Champions title, the Christian Brothers Academy cross-country team has its eyes set on another potential historic season. “We just want to be the best that we can possibly be,” head coach Tom Heath said. “We need to get to where they can run.” Seniors Jack Boyle of Avon, Bill Bragg of Middletown, and Aaron Liberatore of Marlboro and junior Mike McClemens of Millstone are the four returners from last year’s top seven. “I don’t think any of us will be happy unless we return and win the national championship again,” Bragg said. The team already indicated signs of being better than the 2011 squad. Heath said that during their preseason time trial on Friday, they averaged a school record 9:29…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The walk begins tonight at 6:30 p.m. on the track at Christian Brothers Academy.
The third annual walk with Kevin Kret is tonight, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft. Kevin Kret, 22, a resident of Middletown, had a skateboard accident and has remained in a coma for the past three years. This year's theme is: "We Still Believe - Walk the Walk with Kevin Kret" This walk raises money for IBRF (International Brain Research Foundation) and goes directly to help Kret in therapies that are not covered by insurance. Kevin's progress continues through the support of the public and treatment with the International Brain Research Foundation (IBRF), according to the event's Facebook page. IBRF is a non-profit 501(c)3 that seeks to accelerate the development of brain cures and improve the quality of …
Friday, March 9, 2012
A look into the cross country honor