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Tiger Talk Season 3 Episode 6 Tigers vs Owls 9/16/18

  • Welcome to the Tiger Talk podcast.  We recorded live at the Holy Cross vs Chalmette game on 9/14/18
  • The game was amazing with a final score 
  • Tigers 35; Owls 7
  • We had an amazing pep rally for the game watch the video to see the highlights.


  • Three Seniors Explore Stennis Space Center
    • Holy Cross seniors Ben Oelkers, Ben Young and Christian Castro had a unique opportunity to visit Stennis Space Center last week as part of a project for their AP Research course.
    • At Stennis, they met with Holy Cross alumnus Ryan Roberts ’90 who gave them a tour of the facilities. There they learned more about the inner workings of NASA, and they even got to see the test of a repurposed RS-25 engine, the same engine used on the Space Shuttle. It was a great opportunity for them to learn more about NASA and the equipment used in the space program.

events coming this weekE

Sep 17 Mon

Sep 18 Tue

Sep 19 Wed

Sep 20 Thu

Sep 21 Fri

Sep 22 Sat

This week in history

  • 1519     Ferdinand Magellan embarks from Spain on a voyage to circumnavigate the world.
  • 1787     The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approves the constitution for the United States of America.
  • 1916     Germany’s “Red Baron,” Manfred von Richthofen, wins his first aerial combat.
  • 1937     J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel The Hobbit is published.
  • 1961     President John Kennedy signs a congressional act establishing the Peace Corps.
  • 1977     Voyager I takes first photo of Earth and the Moon together.
  • 1982     The first documented emoticons, are posted on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System
  • 1989     General Colin Powell is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • 2003     The Galileo space mission ends as the probe is sent into Jupiter’s atmosphere where it is crushed.

A Piece of Holy Cross History

  • In 1837 the Congregation of Holy Cross was founded. The Congregation of Holy Cross took its name from a district in the city of LeMans, France – Saint Croix or Holy Cross. Holy Cross School enjoys a distinction of being the second oldest sustained foundation worldwide in the Congregation of Holy Cross, second only to the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, founded in 1842.

Other upcoming events 

  • Sept 28 Fri Varsity Football vs. Jesuit 99th meeting 7 PM (Tad Gormley)
  • Oct 12 Fri Varsity Football vs. Brother Martin-Homecoming 7 PM (Tad Gormley)
  • Oct 15 Mon Holy Cross Golf Tournament (Bayou Oaks Golf Course at City Park)
  • Oct 21 Sun Holy Cross Family Day (Holy Cross Main Campus )


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Tiger Talk events for the week of 11/20 through 11/26/2017

  • Hello and welcome to Tiger Talk for the week of November 20th through November 26th 2017
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  • First in the news THANKSGIVING BREAK!!!!!!!

 Swim Team Sending Thirteen to State Meet

    • The Holy Cross swim team will departed Thursday for their annual pilgrimage to Sulphur, LA to represent Holy Cross at the state swim meet. In order to compete at the state level, swimmers had to swim a state qualifying time during the season.  I hadn’t heard the results but knw the Tigers competed with Pride and Honor.
  • Tiger Cross Country Finishes 4th in LHSAA State Championship
    • On Tuesday, November 14, Holy Cross placed 4th overall in the LHSAA 5A Boys Cross Country Championship. This was the highest finish in 5A competition for a cross country team from Holy Cross in nearly 30 years. It is difficult to properly encapsulate the trajectory of this team, but perhaps this will help — seven years ago, the fifth graders of Holy Cross took their classes in trailers, watching the skeleton of their school buildings rise from the ground.  There was a feeling of hope, of new beginnings; a strong foundation was laid, and upon this foundation young men could build their dreams.   As the school was built, so was Tiger Cross Country.
  • Notre Dame Visits Holy Cross Theology and Science Departments
    • Holy Cross has had the privilege of sending academic teams to South Bend, Indiana during the summer to study and participate in the Science and Religion seminars hosted and funded by the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University Notre Dame. Faculty members and students have benefited tremendously from our growing partnership with this prestigious Congregation of Holy Cross school. This past Tuesday, HC had the pleasure of hosting our friends from South Bend. Mrs. Patricia Bellm, Dr. Jay Martin, and Dr. Chris Baglow (of Notre Dame Seminary) spent the afternoon interacting with leadership and students. The day ended in a dialogue with the Theology and Science Departments discussing the relationship between the disciplines

 HC basketball set to open season  

    • Their first game was Tuesday Nov. 14th against Newman Where they lost 58 to 49
    • Listen to this pregame Q & A with Coach Kirkwood from before the game.
      • As always thanks to our field reports Chris & Peyton Kennedy for the field reports
    • 8th Grade Attends Renaissance Fest
  • Varsity Soccer Defeats Division III #1 Ranked Vandebilt Catholic, 3-1
    • Congratulations to our Varsity Soccer Team, who is the #1 ranked team in Division II, on their win over Division III #1 Vandebilt Catholic, with a score of 3-1

 Arena and Mays to Compete in Pepsi Challenge National Bowling Tournament

    • Junior Bryan Arena and Senior Gavin Mays have both qualified for the National Tournament of the Pepsi Challenge, a scholarship tournament open to all Louisiana bowlers age 19 and under who qualify. Both Bryan and Gavin will be traveling to Shreveport in April to compete in this tournament

 events coming this week

M 11/20 Varsity Basketball-Basil Moreau Thanksgiving Classic- 5:30 & 7PM Holy Cross
TU 11/21 Varsity Wrestling-Dale Ketelson Memorial TBA St. Paul’s
TU 11/21 Varsity Soccer vs. Brother Martin 1:00 PM Pan American Stadium
TU 11/21 JV Soccer vs. Brother Martin 3:00 PM Pan American Stadium
TU 11/21 Varsity Basketball-Basil Moreau Thanksgiving 5:30 & 7PM Holy Cross
WE 11/22 Varsity Basketball-Basil Moreau Thanksgiving TBA Holy Cross
WE 11/22 Varsity Basketball-Basil Moreau Thanksgiving 1:30 PM Holy Cross
TH 11/23 Thanksgiving
SA 11/25 JV Soccer vs. Rummel 11:00 AM Rummel

 Other upcoming events 

  • Dec 2nd  Christmas Luncheon
  • Dec 7th Band Christmas Concert
  • Dec 8TH School Liturgy – Immaculate Conception
  • Dec 10th Kendra Scott Cheerleading Fundraiser
  • Dec 14th  Men’s club meeting