2014-2015 Winter Sports Update
The Holy Name Green Wave Winter Sports Teams have been busy preparing for their season openers, and are now ready to kick-off successful 2014-2015 campaigns! Here are quick snapshots of our girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, hockey, wrestling and bowling teams.

Girls’ Basketball
After a successful preseason, the HN girls’ basketball team has seen much growth in a roster that boasts four sophomores and three freshmen on the roster. Head Coach Kim Jones said, “We will look to the experience of our four seniors – Toni Dickson, Mary Ehrbar, Rachel Kucharczyk and Anne McKeiver – to lead the way as we start on our quest for a fourth North Coast League title and our third straight District title.” The Lady Namers open their season Sunday afternoon, November 30 against Canton South at the Stark County Hoopfest, being held at Walsh University. They return home on Tuesday, December 3 to face North Royalton, with the freshmen game beginning at 4:30 p.m. < Girls Basketball Web Page >

Boys’ Basketball
The Holy Name boys’ basketball team is working hard in preparation for the 2014-2015 season. Head Coach Jeff Huber said, “The team this year will be led by four seniors: captains Jack Ehrbar and Lawrynce Johnson, as well as Reno Spanulo and Aidan Waple. They will lead a very young varsity team that includes one junior, seven sophomores and one freshman.” All three teams (freshmen, junior varsity and varsity) open their seasons Tuesday, December 9 at Valley Forge. The boys then make their home debut on Tuesday, December 16 against rival Padua Franciscan. Game time for both contests begins at 4:30 p.m., with the freshmen taking the court first. < Boys Basketball Web Page >

Due to graduating 13 seniors from last season’s District runner-up team, the Holy Name hockey team will look very different this year. However, the team looks for continual success. Head Coach Tim Sullivan said, “I know a lot of people look at our program as a changed program, after graduating so many. I just look at it as new faces carrying on the same work ethic that helped this program get to where it is today.” The Green Wave start off the season with the Walsh Thanksgiving Tournament, facing Toledo St. John’s over the Thanksgiving weekend. They have their home opener at Parma’s Ries Ice Rink on Saturday, December 6 at 8:30 p.m. versus Padua Franciscan. < Hockey Home Web Page >

Green Wave wrestlers will return to the mats when they compete in the Nationwide Classic, taking place at Lorain High School. Matches begin at 4 p.m. on December 5, and then 10 a.m. on December 6. HN will have one home tri-match at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015 versus Garfield Heights and Villa Angela-St. Joseph. < Wrestling Web Page >

Our HN Bowlers have already opened their season, taking to the lanes last Saturday against Westlake. They return to the bowling alley Saturday, November 29 at 9 a.m., for a match-up against Brecksville-Broadview Heights at Buckeye Lanes. < Bowling Web Page >

Come out and support these teams throughout their seasons this winter! For additional game information, go to www.holynamehs.com and visit the Athletics pages.

Holy Name High School | Catch the Wave.


Thanksgiving Prayer

Father in Heaven, Creator of all and source of all goodness and love, please look kindly upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in this time of giving thanks.

Thank you for all the blessings you have bestowed upon us, both spiritual and temporal. We are grateful for our faith and religious heritage; our food and shelter; our health; and our family and friends.

Dear Father, in Your infinite generosity, please grant us continued blessings throughout the coming year.

This we ask in the Holy Name of Jesus, Your Son and our Brother. Amen.

We wish the entire Holy Name High School Community a Blessed Thanksgiving!


Alumni Breakfast With Santa

Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Cafeteria at Holy Name High School
6000 Queens Highway, Parma Heights, OH 44130

Details: $10 Family (includes breakfast, visit with Santa and raffle ticket for children prizes). To register call Colleen Day ’88 at 440-886-0300 x 136 or email cday@holynamehs.com. You can also register online at www.holynamehs.com/santa.

If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Colleen Day at the number or email above.


$10,000 Raffle Tickets for the 2015 Rising Tide Gala

YOU and your family or friends could be next! Congratulations to all the past winners including:

2014: The HN Baseball Coaches (Head Coach Dennis Markiewicz ’71)
2013: Don Basch ’75
2011/2012: Erica Veljic ’89
2010: Jerry Cunningham’53 and Jerry Cunningham ’81
2009: Maureen Coleman Jennings ’76

Last year we were sold out weeks before the drawing. Do not be shut out of your chance to win!

The drawing will be held at the 2015 Rising Tide Gala Auction on Saturday, April 18, 2015 being held here at Holy Name High School.

Email or call Colleen Day ’88 or go online to buy your ticket – 440-886-0300 x 136, cday@holynamehs.com or www.holynamehs.com/auction2015.


Celebrate the 100th Anniversary Year End Mass

Sunday, December 28, 2014
11 a.m. with Fr. James Mayer ’83
Main Gym of HNHS, 6000 Queens Highway, Parma Heights, OH 44130
Park in the lot behind the school

R.S.V.P. necessary for coffee and cookies after mass Call Colleen Day ’88 at 440-886-0300 x 136 or email cday@holynamehs.com by Monday, December 22, 2014.


Holiday Jingle Mingle: Young Alumni Reunion

Saturday, December 27, 2014
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Hooley House Pub & Restaurant
10110 Cascade Crossing
Brooklyn, OH 44144
(Directly off Tiedeman Road; exit off 480)

HN Classes of 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
Appetizers will be provided by HN. Beverages are on your own







014-2015 Green Wave Winter Sports Updates

The Holy Name Green Wave Winter Sports Teams have been busy preparing for their season openers, and are now ready to kick-off successful 2014-2015 campaigns! Here are quick snapshots of our girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, hockey, wrestling and bowling teams.

Click here for complete Winter Sports updates.

Holy Name High School | November 14, 2014

Friday, November 14th the Sophomore Class joined together to pray, reflect and build lasting friendships with their classmates and HN Campus Ministry Seniors.

Holy Name High School prides itself in offering spiritual, educational and physical opportunities to all of our students.  The sophomore retreat is one of many of the spiritual development opportunities for our students.

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Holy Name High School | November 17, 2014

Abbey Yaugher  accompanied by her parents.

Abbey Yaugher accompanied by her parents.

Abbey Yaugher signed a letter of intent to play Softball with the Walsh University Cavaliers.  Abbey is set to signed on  this morning at Holy Name High School at 8:00am.  She plans to major in business during her time as a Cavalier.
Abbey is the current State Record holder for Home Runs hit in a game (4 HR’s in one game recorded during her Sophomore year)  She is a standout player to watch for this upcoming spring in her Senior year at both the Catcher and Short Stop positions.

Holy Name High School | November 15, 2014

The Geis Family Endowment Scholarship, The Catholic Community Foundation and the Diocese of Cleveland held a reception at Holy Name High School on Thursday, November 13th for the 2014-2015 recipients and their families.

Holy Name was honored to have two outstanding students receive the scholarships; Yulisa Alvarado a junior and Diana Popa a freshman. Congratulations to our students and all the students that were honored.

Jennifer Dotson ’91 HN grad, was in attendance (she is pictured with Diana Popa HN freshman and Fred Geis, Owner of GEIS Companies). Jennifer is the President of the GLSD Architects, LLC, a division of GEIS companies. We are so proud of her success!


Greetings to all HN Families!

As we find ourselves quickly approaching Thanksgiving break, here are a few reminders of upcoming events at Holy Name.

  • Join us tonight or tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the Manning Auditorium for our Fall Drama, The Elephant Man, directed by Mr. Mike Mazur ’86. I know that the cast and crew have been working hard to make this one of the best performances yet. Come out and support the arts at HN!
  • Monday, November 17th is a designated #hnchoosekind dress-down day in honor of our “Book in Common” Wonder and national anti-bullying month. Students who purchased our HN “Believe There is Good in the World” T-Shirts can dress down free of charge by wearing that shirt. Any other student who would like to dress down on Monday (in HN attire – see the handbook for guidelines) can do so by paying $3 in homeroom.
  • Currently, our “Giving Tree” adorned with names of Holy Name Elementary students is set up in the main foyer. Every year, we commit to providing a Christmas gift for each student at HN Elementary School. If you would like to participate, please take a tag from the tree and register it in the main office. Gifts must be returned to the office by December 9th. This is a wonderful way to brighten the Christmas season for others.
  • The Guidance department is sponsoring a College Financial Aid Night on Thursday, November 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Gymnasium. Seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend.
  • The Boosters Club annual NIGHT AT THE RACES will be held on Saturday, November 22nd in the Auxiliary Gym. There will be a mass at 4:30 p.m. and doors open for the Races at 5:30 p.m. Horses are already sold out, but tickets to the event are still available. Contact Mara Rybak at 216-403-0679 if you are interested in attending. Tickets can be purchased until this Monday, November 17th. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Don’t forget that school is not in session on Monday, December 1st. This is our “Bishop’s Holiday” that was granted to us by Bishop Lennon when he came to HN to celebrate our Homecoming Mass in October.
  • The mid-point of the second quarter is December 3rd, the Wednesday after Thanksgiving break. Students are encouraged to keep up to date on their grades through ProgressBook.
  • Midterm exam  schedules (click here) have been sent home. Exams begin on Tuesday, December 16th and continue through Friday, December 19th before Christmas break begins. Midterm exams count for 20% of the semester grade and should be taken extremely seriously. Teachers will be providing students with study guides for these tests. Please make sure to study ahead of time for each test. Cramming the night before is never prudent!
  • Namers have been out in the community at various events. Mr. Crane and Mrs. Mahoney accompanied many of our performing arts students to area grade schools on a music tour. Mr. Farmer, Mr. Kenneally, and Mrs. Day chaperoned our Irish History class on a trip to Connecticut’s The Great Hunger Museum last week. Mr. Hornbeek and several business students participated in the City Club of Cleveland Youth Forum “The Power of Innovation”. Mr. Mazur and the drama club as well as Mrs. Paul and the French Club attended performances of Les Misérables at the Hanna Theatre. Mrs. Ryan and several art students participated in the Cleveland Institute of Art’s CIA Next Program to explore careers in the arts. It’s great to see our students out in the community and learning outside of the classroom!

Finally, more congratulations are in order!

  • I’m pleased to announce that 72% of our students earned first or second honors for the first quarter marking period. What an excellent achievement! Let’s keep up the good work and strive to make improvements.
  • On Monday, November 17th, senior Abbey Yaugher will be signing with Walsh University to play softball and pursue her undergraduate degree. Congratulations to Abbey on this excellent achievement!
  • Senior Caroline Dreher was named to the first team all state for girls’ varsity soccer. Caroline helped lead the team to the district championship this year. AWESOME job! Caroline was also named to the All-American team and is one of 42 girls in the nation who has been invited to play in the high school all-American soccer game in Raleigh, North Carolina in December.

Keep those NAMER accomplishments coming! We are so proud of our students and what they achieve.

Have a great weekend. Stay warm and safe.

Mrs. Blanc

hurstathletics.com | 11/8/2014 5:02:00 PM

Boy Oh Boylan; Laker Quarterback Breaks Five School Records In 59-49 Win Over California Shippensburg University

ERIE, Pa. – They say that records were made to be broken. On Saturday afternoon, redshirt junior quarterback Brendan Boylan nearly broke every single-game passing record in Mercyhurst’s program history.

Boylan eclipsed single-game school records for completions, passing yards, passing touchdowns, total offensive yards, and touchdowns responsible for, in leading the Mercyhurst University football team to its sixth-consecutive victory, a 59-49 shootout over California (Pa.) on a cold, windy afternoon at Tullio Field. With the win, the Lakers clinched their third straight winning season as they improved to 6-4 overall and 6-3 in the PSAC West standings. The Vulcans dropped to 7-3 overall and 6-3 in conference play.

The three consecutive winning seasons are the first since the program rattled off seven straight winning years from 1983 to 1989.

The Independence, Ohio native completed 37-of-49 passes for 544 yards and six touchdowns and then added 19 yards and another score on the ground as he took down record after record on Saturday afternoon. His favorite target, redshirt senior Stephen Yarbrough, also set a school record in the win, recording 238 receiving yards on 12 receptions – three of which went for touchdowns.

All told, the Lakers set a new school record with 640 yards of total offense, breaking their previous record of 628 set against Gannon last season.

But, it certainly wasn’t easy as California jumped out to a 14-3 lead in the opening quarter. James Harris, who had a record-breaking performance himself on Saturday afternoon, connected with Kowan Scott on a nine-yard strike just 2:11 into the game. It was the first of four touchdown passes on the day for Harris, who broke California’s school record with 473 yards passing in the loss.

Mercyhurst responded with a 29-yard field goal by sophomore Dylan Kondis with 7:26 left in the opening quarter to cut the Vulcan lead to 7-3. But, on the visitors’ next drive, Terrell Roberson capped off an 11-play, 77-yard drive with his first of three touchdown runs – a four-yarder – to put California ahead by a 14-3 margin.


Holy Name High School | November, 11, 2014



Fr. Bob Kraig ’63 celebrated mass with our HN students and Alumni / Veteran guests today.
Dr. Brian Adams ’86 Navy Veteran, gave an amazing presentation about Veterans Day, the American Flag, the Cross and being respectful Americans.

The Dyer Family
Bill Dyer ’58 & his wife Pat
Ken Dyer ’68
Bob Dyer ’61 & his wife Joanne
Terry Kuminkoski & his wife Elaine Dyer ’65 Kuminkoski
Bill Roman ’65
Brian Adams ’86
Mr. William Adams
David Wilks ’65
Joe Urbanski ’61
Frank Carr ’57 & his wife Carol
HN Parents Brian (Veteran) & Lorie Bilek and her father (Veteran)

Mr. Bill Dyer ’58 presented a Flag from his son Col. Ken Dyer ’82. The flag was flown in honor of the school and our students in Afghanistan on August 27, 2014 while his command was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

A very emotional and moving day for our students, staff and HN families.

Following is a video clip of Brian Adams at today’s service.

Holy Name High School | November 1, 2014

Best of Luck Class of 2015

Best of Luck Class of 2015

Green Wave football closed out the season with a convincing 48-8 win over Trinity, ending the season with a very respectful 6-4 record.  The victory capped off a 4 game winning streak that included division wins over St. Thomas Aquinas, Warren JFK and Cleveland Central Catholic.

The Namers were edged out of the playoffs by only a few computer points.

Congratulations to the coaches and players, great season.  Best of luck to all of our Senior players.



A special thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedule to spend the afternoon at HN for our Open House. It was great to meet so many future Namers and their families and to see so many of our (great) valued Alumni. The highlight of our day was the opportunity to present  five $1,000 renewable scholarships to prospective students.  We look forward to seeing all of you at some of the upcoming events here at HN. For a list events please reference our website at holynamehs.com.  If you have questions regarding admissions please email our Admissions Director Ed McIntire at emcintire@holynamehs.com.

At Holy Name we understand how important your high school education is. Choosing a high school that best fits your personality should be priority one. We invite all eighth grade students to Shadow Holy Name before they make this important choice. At Holy Name we pride ourselves on the high percentage of students who choose our institution after they shadow. We believe the Holy Name Campus and students are truly one in a million and encourage you to come and see for yourself.

Click here to register to SHADOW

If you were unable to attend Open House, or would like to take a second look at Holy Name, we invite you to schedule a Private Tour. Our Private Tours give individuals, families and groups a chance to visit the HN campus through the eyes of an expert tour guide. Our tour guide will help answer all the questions you have about Holy Name High School.

Click here to register for a Private Tour

Enjoy your fall.  We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

IMPORTANT DATES : Early Financial Aid: Nov. 14th


Please contact me if you have any questions:



   Ed McIntire
Director of Admissions
(440) 886-0300