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The Bruce-Mahoney Trophy

St. Ignatius College Preparatory and Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory are the participants in the oldest high school athletic rivalry west of the Mississippi River. St. Patrick's Day in 1893 marked the start of this tradition when the two schools met in Central Park at Eighth and Market Streets for a rugby game; a game won by Sacred Heart, 14-4. Over the years that rivalry has flourished as the schools competed in a variety of sports in three successive leagues. The Bruce-Mahoney Memorial Trophy is symbolic of the SI-SH rivalry. Established in 1947, it is awarded to the school which is victorious in league competition in two out of the three major sports each year: football, basketball, and baseball. (In basketball and baseball, where the schools play more than one game, only the first league contest in each sport is counted.)

The Trophy is named in honor of Bill Bruce (SI 1935) and Jerry Mahoney (SH 1944), representing the graduates of St. Ignatius and of Sacred Heart who gave their lives for their country in World War II. At SI, Bill Bruce was an outstanding student and a fine athlete, particularly in the sport of football. He was involved in many extracurricular activities, and he served as student body president. He joined the Navy at the start of the war and was killed in an airplane crash at the Naval Air Station at Pasco, Washington, on April 14, 1943. Jerry Mahoney was an outstanding football and basketball player at SH, earning All-City honors in both sports during his senior year. He joined the United States Naval Reserve after graduation and was aboard the merchant ship S.S. Henry B. Plant when it was sunk by a German submarine.

The Trophy is awarded to the school which is victorious on the playing field or court, but in addition to athletic success it also recognizes the spirit and good sportsmanship which have been passed down from generation to generation of Wildcats and Irish. The Bruce-Mahoney Trophy is a prize which the students of both schools value as much today as their fathers and grandfathers did before them. And the rivalry between SI and SH is as vibrant in the twenty-first century as it was in the nineteenth, when it all began.

For more information on the history of the great SI-SH rivalry, see the S.I. history.

Bruce Mahoney Trophy Winners 

YEARFOOTBALLBASKETBALLBASEBALLTROPHY WINNER
1945-46ST. IGNATIUS, 20-6SACRED HEART, 29-28SACRED HEART, 3-1SACRED HEART
1946-47ST. IGNATIUS, 7-6ST. IGNATIUS, 26-25 ST. IGNATIUS
1947-48SACRED HEART, 6-0ST. IGNATIUS, 35-24SACRED HEART, 8-3SACRED HEART
1948-49ST. IGNATIUS, 7-6SACRED HEART, 35-31ST. IGNATIUS, 4-3ST. IGNATIUS
1949-50SACRED HEART, 25-0SACRED HEART, 32-31 SACRED HEART
1950-51SACRED HEART, 12-6ST. IGNATIUS, 43-31SACRED HEART, 3-2SACRED HEART
1951-52SACRED HEART, 20-6SACRED HEART, 43-40 SACRED HEART
1952-53ST. IGNATIUS, 58-6ST. IGNATIUS, 38-28 ST. IGNATIUS
1953-54ST. IGNATIUS, 26-7ST. IGNATIUS, 45-34 ST. IGNATIUS
1954-55SACRED HEART, 13-6ST. IGNATIUS, 46-33SACRED HEART, 5-0SACRED HEART
1955-56ST. IGNATIUS, 20-7ST. IGNATIUS, 49-26 ST. IGNATIUS
1956-57ST. IGNATIUS, 6-0SACRED HEART, 41-38SACRED HEART, 13-2SACRED HEART
1957-58Tie Game, 7-7ST. IGNATIUS, 34-32ST. IGNATIUS, 9-1ST. IGNATIUS
1958-59ST. IGNATIUS, 25-13ST. IGNATIUS, 36-34 ST. IGNATIUS
1959-60ST. IGNATIUS, 39-0ST. IGNATIUS, 59-43 ST. IGNATIUS
1960-61ST. IGNATIUS, 26-0SACRED HEART, 45-25SACRED HEART, 7-2SACRED HEART
1961-62SACRED HEART, 12-6SACRED HEART, 50-46 SACRED HEART
1962-63ST. IGNATIUS, 22-6SACRED HEART, 46-45ST. IGNATIUS, 3-0ST. IGNATIUS
1963-64ST. IGNATIUS, 35-0SACRED HEART, 51-43SACRED HEART, 5-1SACRED HEART
1964-65ST. IGNATIUS, 14-12ST. IGNATIUS, 49-47 ST. IGNATIUS
1965-66Tie Game, 6-6SACRED HEART, 56-51SACRED HEART, 7-0SACRED HEART
1966-67SACRED HEART, 18-13ST. IGNATIUS, 53-49ST. IGNATIUS, 2-0ST. IGNATIUS
St. Ignatius and Sacred Heart split the Trophy in 1967-68 and 1968-69.
1969-70No Game PlayedST. IGNATIUS, 44-41SACRED HEART, 10-1ST. IGNATIUS
1970-71ST. IGNATIUS, 33-7ST. IGNATIUS , 46-41 ST. IGNATIUS
1971-72SACRED HEART, 14-6SACRED HEART, 39-35 SACRED HEART
1972-73ST. IGNATIUS, 20-6SACRED HEART, 27-26SACRED HEART, 4-3SACRED HEART
1973-74ST. IGNATIUS, 14-0ST. IGNATIUS, 51-43 ST. IGNATIUS
1974-75ST. IGNATIUS, 21-7ST. IGNATIUS, 62-61 ST. IGNATIUS
1975-76ST. IGNATIUS, 14-0ST. IGNATIUS, 68-56 ST. IGNATIUS
1976-77ST. IGNATIUS, 23-7ST. IGNATIUS, 65-51 ST. IGNATIUS
1977-78ST. IGNATIUS, 14-6ST. IGNATIUS, 51-46 ST. IGNATIUS
1978-79ST. IGNATIUS, 28-0SACRED HEART, 34-29ST. IGNATIUS, 11-7ST. IGNATIUS
1979-80Tie Game, 0-0ST. IGNATIUS, 51-50ST. IGNATIUS, 2-0ST. IGNATIUS
1980-81ST. IGNATIUS, 30-0ST. IGNATIUS, 58-45 ST. IGNATIUS
1981-82Tie Game, 16-16ST. IGNATIUS, 57-42ST. IGNATIUS, 5-4ST. IGNATIUS
1982-83ST. IGNATIUS, 26-0SACRED HEART, 59-48ST. IGNATIUS, 4-1ST. IGNATIUS
1983-84ST. IGNATIUS, 52-0ST. IGNATIUS, 53-37 ST. IGNATIUS
1984-85ST. IGNATIUS, 28-6ST. IGNATIUS, 36-35 ST. IGNATIUS
1985-86ST. IGNATIUS, 21-14SACRED HEART, 37-35SACRED HEART, 6-0SACRED HEART
1986-87ST. IGNATIUS, 35-6ST. IGNATIUS, 57-52 ST. IGNATIUS
1987-88SACRED HEART, 16-0SACRED HEART, 53-50 SACRED HEART
1988-89SACRED HEART, 19-14SACRED HEART, 62-53 SACRED HEART
1989-90ST. IGNATIUS, 38-6SACRED HEART, 47-43ST. IGNATIUS, 9-0ST. IGNATIUS
1990-91ST. IGNATIUS, 34-0SACRED HEART, 61-59ST. IGNATIUS, 6-5ST. IGNATIUS
1991-92ST. IGNATIUS, 33-16ST. IGNATIUS, 63-49 ST. IGNATIUS
1992-93ST. IGNATIUS, 7-3ST. IGNATIUS, 54-42 ST. IGNATIUS
1993-94ST. IGNATIUS, 28-8SACRED HEART, 63-58SACRED HEART, 4-3SACRED HEART
1994-95ST. IGNATIUS, 20-9SACRED HEART, 64-59ST. IGNATIUS, 7-5ST. IGNATIUS
1995-96ST. IGNATIUS, 35-13SACRED HEART, 66-52ST. IGNATIUS, 7-1ST. IGNATIUS
1996-97Tie Game, 20-20ST. IGNATIUS, 62-50ST. IGNATIUS, 6-4ST. IGNATIUS
1997-98SACRED HEART, 16-10ST. IGNATIUS, 49-46SACRED HEART, 7-6SACRED HEART
1998-99ST. IGNATIUS, 14-0ST. IGNATIUS, 60-39 ST. IGNATIUS
1999-2000ST. IGNATIUS, 28-22ST. IGNATIUS, 53-43 ST. IGNATIUS
2000-01ST. IGNATIUS, 42-21ST. IGNATIUS, 69-49 ST. IGNATIUS
2001-02ST. IGNATIUS, 28-6SACRED HEART, 51-43
ST. IGNATIUS, 9-1
ST. IGNATIUS
2002-03SACRED HEART, 30-14ST. IGNATIUS, 56-48
ST. IGNATIUS, 5-4
ST. IGNATIUS
2003-04ST. IGNATIUS, 28-14ST. IGNATIUS, 60-56  ST. IGNATIUS
2004-05ST. IGNATIUS, 34-0ST. IGNATIUS, 58-44 ST. IGNATIUS
2005-06SACRED HEART, 28-12ST. IGNATIUS, 54-50
ST. IGNATIUS, 7-4
ST. IGNATIUS
2006-07ST. IGNATIUS, 24-7ST. IGNATIUS, 47-42 ST. IGNATIUS
2007-08ST. IGNATIUS, 44-14ST. IGNATIUS, 55-52 ST. IGNATIUS
2008-09ST. IGNATIUS, 24 - 10SACRED HEART, 66 - 37SACRED HEART, 4-1SACRED HEART
2009-10ST. IGNATIUS, 42-14SACRED HEART, 47-44ST. IGNATIUS, 3-2ST. IGNATIUS
2010-11ST. IGNATIUS, 31-21ST. IGNATIUS, 42-40 ST. IGNATIUS
2011-12SACRED HEART, 38-14SACRED HEART, 45-37
 SACRED HEART
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