High School Buzz 

Softball: Cardinal Newman dedicates new field; named after longtime coach Sam Budnyk

  • 10:00 am Thursday, February 4th, 2016 by Jodie Wagner
Sam Budnyk and his wife, Maurita, pose with the 2016 Crusaders softball team. The complex named after Budnyk was dedicated last week. (Photo provided)

Longtime Cardinal Newman softball coach Sam Budnyk and his wife, Maurita, helped the Crusaders’ softball team dedicate its new complex Saturday in a ceremony held at the school. [More]

Cathy Morris Drake, member of three state softball champion teams at Cardinal Newman, dies of cancer

  • 5:44 pm Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 by Post Staff

Back in the early 1980s, nobody was surprised when the state softball tournament rolled around and Cardinal Newman High arrived to claim another trophy.
Not everybody was particularly excited about that notion, either.

Jackie Manuel, Abram Elam headline All-Cardinal Newman 50-Year Basketball Team

  • 6:28 pm Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

Cardinal Newman released its All-Newman 50-Year Basketball Team on Wednesday. The Crusaders released a similar list for football in the fall.


High School All-Star Game will no longer be called Outback Bowl

  • 3:14 pm Monday, January 17th, 2011 by Matt Porter

The annual Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast all-star game known as the Outback Bowl will soon be known as … well … something else. [More]

Longtime NFL kicker John Carney among Cardinal Newman alums to attend Pahokee game

  • 4:31 pm Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 by Matt Porter

John Carney, a 1983 Cardinal Newman graduate, is one of the 91 former Newman players expected to attend Friday’s game against Pahokee, the marquee event of the school’s celebration of 50 years of Crusaders football.

Longtime Cardinal Newman coach Sam Budnyk, who retired after the 2003 season after spending 44 years on the sideline, has spent weeks reconnecting with former players, inviting each player personally. He was part of the eight-member selection committee that chose a 103-member All-Newman team. Those players will be honored at halftime of Friday’s game.

“It’s going to be very emotional,” said Budnyk, the first football coach at the school, which in 1925 was founded as St. Ann’s. “This thing has blossomed into something bigger than anyone expected.” [More]