Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: August 2010

Welcome to the Holy Cross Newsstand, a daily listing with links to stories from around the country on the Crusaders. Here are the stories from August of 2010.

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McLaughlin takes over as Waltham High varsity girls volleyball coach
August 30, 2010 * By Scott Souza * Waltham News Tribune
Ashley McLaughlin came to Waltham High School for a teaching job. She wound up inheriting a varsity volleyball team. The Andover High graduate and former player for the Holy Cross College women’s basketball team was a student teacher in the school system last year. . .

Taggart has Giant shoes to fill at Holy Cross
August 29, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
A new era in Holy Cross football will begin Saturday. Record-setting quarterback Dominic Randolph, who led the Crusaders to a Patriot League championship and NCAA playoff berth last season, has graduated and is now with the New York Giants, and the HC offense, which averaged more than 30 points each of the last three seasons, is now under the charge of senior Ryan Taggart. . .

Ready when needed
August 28, 2010 * By Dan Salomone * Giants.com

Most players bring helmets and pads to training camp. Dominic Randolph brought khakis and a button-down shirt. He didn't have a choice. Randolph was on vacation, catching a connecting flight to Nantucket, when he got a call from his agent saying the Giants had other plans for him. When the Giants reached out to Randolph on Aug. 19, their top two quarterbacks were sidelined with injuries: Eli Manning (12 stitches in his forehead) and Jim Sorgi (shoulder). . .

FCS Season Preview: Patriot League
August 26, 2010 * By Craig Haley * The Sports Network
Colgate's free-spirited offensive lineman can be more "The Gong Show" than "Dancing with the Stars." While the Raiders have their eye on making the FCS playoffs this season, junior Kevin Morgan doesn't always wear dancing shoes. "He likes to dance in the locker room," quarterback Greg Sullivan said about the 6-foot, 285-pound center, before delivering the punch line, "without a lot of clothing on. . .

Living up to his reputation
August 26, 2010 * By Ben Rohrbach * Boston Globe
Off the field, Mude Ohimor may be mild-mannered. On the field? The Stoughton High product is anything but. A senior defensive end at Holy Cross, Ohimor has been tabbed the preseason Player of the Year by Patriot League coaches. “I’d rather they give out awards at the end of the season,’’ said the 6-foot-3, 245-pound Ohimor.

Thomas leads, White Plains kids follow
August 24, 2010 * By Terrence Watson * White Plains Journal News
Torey Thomas never forgot his roots. Not when he left White Plains to play high school basketball at Trinity Catholic, where he scored 1,140 points and led his team to a Connecticut state championship. And not when he left to play collegiately at Holy Cross, where he racked up 1,201 points, 468 assists, 268 steals and an NCAA tournament berth. . .

Maliska growing into HC job
August 22, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Jack Maliska’s Saturday activities were mostly limited to pregame stretching and in-game clapping on the Fitton Field sidelines last season. He’s going to be a lot busier on game days in 2010. Maliska, who played in just one game last year as a freshman, has shot to the top of the Holy Cross depth chart and is projected to be the Crusaders’ starting defensive tackle when the season opens in two weeks. . .

Hampton's Auffant competing for starting job with Holy Cross football
August 22, 2010 * By Mike Sullivan * Portsmouth Herald
Sam Auffant's freshman season at the College of the Holy Cross was a memorable one. It wasn't memorable for the same reasons his high school football career at Winnacunnet High School was, though. That's because Auffant didn't see a minute of live action in the fall of 2009 for the Crusaders varsity squad. Not exactly memorable in terms of stocking the trophy case, but memorable nonetheless. . .

New York Giants call, offer one-year deal to former Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph
August 20, 2010 * By Ebenezer Samuel * New York Daily News
Dominic Randolph planned on taking a trip this week, but he never figured he'd wind up in Giants training camp in Albany. The former Holy Cross quarterback was in Richmond, Va., on Wednesday morning, waiting for a connecting flight that would take him to Newark, where he was set to pick up a flight to Nantucket. . .

QB Randolph delighted by another chance
August 19, 2010 * The Sports Network
Who said East Rutherford isn't a better summer destination than Nantucket? Dominic Randolph, the rookie quarterback from Holy Cross, surely was willing to put vacation plans on hold. . .

Former Stoughton High star Mudiaga Ohimor is getting it done for Holy Cross
August 17, 2010 * By John Quattrucci * Stoughton Journal
Holy Cross football coach Tom Gilmore has some bad news for the rest of the Patriot League. Mudiaga (Mude) Ohimor might be better this year than he was last season. It’s hard to believe Ohimor, a 2007 Stoughton High grad, has room to improve. The 6’3” 255 pound defensive end earned All Patriot League first team honors after recording a team leading seven sacks in 2009. . .

Speaking from the heart
August 17, 2010 * By Dick Trust * Wareham Courier
When Dr. Ray Murphy talks about exercise, he speaks from the heart. Literally. “I come from very large families,” said the retired pulmonary physician who maintains a home in Wellesley and one in Wareham. . .

It all started at HC for Saints’ Malone
August 15, 2010 * By Rich Garven * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Terry Malone only spent a handful of years in Worcester, first attending Holy Cross and later coaching football at his alma mater. But boy, were they formative years. “I have so many great memories; I can’t believe it’s been so long,” Malone, 50, fondly said Tuesday as he found himself back in New England on a business trip of sorts. . .

Patriot League football season plans to be close battle again in 2010
August 14, 2010 * By Ed Laubach * Easton Express-Times
Nine months after the fact, during the Patriot League's annual football media day earlier this month at Green Pond Country Club, the losing Colgate Raiders were still lamenting their 56-49 defeat to Lafayette, a back-and-forth, whiz-bang affair at Fisher Stadium. It might've been the league's most entertaining afternoon in years. . .

Brockton’s Bonds aims for top in flag football
August 12, 2010 * By Patrick McHugh * Boston Globe
Chante Bonds starred on the basketball court at Brockton High, and later Bentley University. This weekend, she will represent the United States on a world stage, but not on the hardwood. A 2001 Brockton High graduate and a four-year letter winner in the backcourt for Barbara Stevens at Bentley, Bonds will suit up for Team USA at the IFAF Flag Football World Championship. . .

Indians broadcaster follows father to Majors
August 11, 2010 * By Mike Lesko * Hudson Hub Times
Six-year-old Mike Hegan was in the men’s restroom at Cleveland Stadium when his father, Jim, an All-Star catcher for the Indians, slugged a three-run homer during the fifth game of the 1948 World Series. Moments earlier, young Mike, who has been an Indians broadcaster for the last 22 years, told his mother, Clare, that he had to go to the bathroom, so she took him. . .

Brown seeks input from HC legends
August 8, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
One of the first calls Milan Brown made after he was hired as Holy Cross men's basketball coach in April was to Ralph Willard. Willard, of course, coached Holy Cross, his alma mater, for 10 seasons and guided the Crusaders to four NCAA tournament appearances before leaving for the University of Louisville after the 2008-09 season. . .

Inside College Hockey A-Z: Matt Clune
August 8, 2010 * By Ken McMillan * Inside College Hockey
Matt Clune is not going to light up scoreboards on a regular basis but he manages to find the net once in a while. As a freshman, he had two goals and six assists. Last season he had two goals and 10 assists, with one tally and eight of those helpers coming on the power play. He only took 53 shots on net last season, and coach Paul Pearl would like to see him shoot a bit more. . .

His own field of dreams
August 8, 2010 * By Marvin Pave * Boston Globe
Rick DeAngelis wears No. 25 on the back of his manager’s uniform in honor of Tony Conigliaro, the late Boston Red Sox slugger. His field of dreams is the diamond at Lexington High, where on Monday’s perfect summer evening his first-place Lexington Blue Sox were taking on the Reading Bulldogs in an Intercity Baseball League matchup. . .

Cross training for Bellomo
August 7, 2010 * By Rick Rendell * MetroWest Daily News
Matt Bellomo returned to his Holliston home earlier this week after another vigorous workout, the kind he needs to prepare his body for the upcoming football season at Holy Cross. Whether it's flipping over huge tires fit for a front-end loader, pushing weighted sleds like Sisyphus rolling a king-sized rock up a hill or running sprint after sprint, Bellomo is doing whatever it takes to get ready. . .

Football scholarships in the Patriot League are an idea whose time has come
August 4, 2010 * By Brad Wilson * Easton Express-Times
Meet Travis Nissley. He's a 6-foot-1, 214-pound senior at Bucknell University who hits the books and opposing running backs with equal effectiveness. So much so that Nissley made 93 tackles for the Bison last season and owns a 3.95 grade point average in mechanical engineering. . .

Decision on scholarships is Patriot League's big issue
August 3, 2010 * By Craig Haley * The Sports Network
Fordham football coach Tom Masella motioned toward three of his key seniors - wide receiver Jason Caldwell, linebacker Nick Magiera and defensive lineman Jordan Bledsoe - and said something he knows is not entirely accurate. . .

Watertown Hall of Famer Dick Berardino looks back on his high school career
August 1, 2010 * By Frank Santaripo * Watertown Tab & Press

When it comes to mentioning some of the greatest Watertown High Athletic Hall of Famers, Dick Berardino is certainly one of the first names that come to mind. After all, when you have been inducted into five different Hall of Fames, you’re pretty hard to forget. . .