CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 1992 INDUCTEES
Peter Boylan ('61) | Football
Peter O. Boylan is a graduate of the class of 1961 who earned a total of 7 letters in three sports, track, football and baseball. But it was as a football player that he made his mark. On a team that won the "important games that prepared the boys for college" rather than those that count in the won-loss category, he was an all-purpose back who rushed, caught passes, ran back kicks of all kinds and led the team in scoring. During his senior year he ran a kickoff back for a touchdown against Elder in a game best remembered by a bizarre missed field goal attempt. He was co-captain, the Most Valuable Player, first team all-GCL and was all-City in both newspapers. He also received the Archbishop Alter Leadership Award presented to the outstanding senior football player in the GCL. Perhaps his status as a football player and a person can be summed up by this bit of knowledge. Pete was nominated to the hall of fame not by anyone associated with St. X, but by an opponent from his high school days, Roger Staubach.
After high school he matriculated at Xavier University where he played all four years and earned 2 letters. After graduation ended his athletic career he moved around the country for business purposes, but returned to Cincinnati a few years ago. Since returning to Cincinnati, he once again became very involved with St. X. In addition to supplying a son who is an excellant soccer player, he has been an enthusiastic member of the boosters who for the past two years was the chairman of this event.
Albert Sicking, Jr. ('53)
Albert G. Sicking Jr. is member of the Class of 1953 and probably the only reason people thought that Tom Ballaban was a good basketball coach. A two-sport man in football and basketball, he was an end in football and a star in basketball.
A three-year letterman and a two-year starting center, Sicking averaged the then astounding total of 25 points per game in his senior year. Twice he set and broke the school record for points in a game by scoring first 34 and then 35 points. During his final two years, St. X won 18 games each season and the GCL championship. His and the team's greatest moments came at the end of his senior season. Led by Sicking, who was the tournament's leading scorer, the Bombers moved through the Cincinnati District until they met the Big Blue of Hamilton for the championship. In a truly gripping game, he put in the last basket in the final seconds to win by two and bring home the district title. Moving on to the Regionals our inductee set a tournament record by scoring 34 points in the game against Middletown. However, magnificent that his effort was, it was not enough to defeat the eventual state champions and that game brought a close to his high school days. For his efforts he was chosen captain of the all-GCL and All-City basketball teams.
He then moved on to the University of Dayton to play for Tom Blackburn where he was the sixth man and backup center to All-American John Uhl. During his career at Dayton, the Flyers were perennial NIT participants and in his junior year they were NIT champions. Today he is an attorney who has had a long career with the IRS.