Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: October 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 October of 2010.

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Tom Heinsohn's antics unseen by Celtics' viewers
October 28, 2010 * By Bill Doyle * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Tom Heinsohn insists he’s changed during his 30 years of analyzing Celtics basketball alongside Mike Gorman. “I stopped making it World War III,” Heinsohn said. Yeah, right. Anyone who listens to the 76-year-old Heinsohn knows that isn’t true.

Last-second win has Holy Cross standing tall
October 27, 2010 * By Keith Groller * Allentown Morning Call
Dominic Randolph is gone. Finally. But despite a surprising early-season loss to Georgetown, his former team, Holy Cross (1-1 league), still controls its own destiny in the Patriot League race. The Crusaders pulled out a stunning 31-24 win at Colgate last Saturday, snapping the Raiders' 12-game home winning streak, which was the fourth-longest in the nation. . .

Legacy of hope
October 24, 2010 * By V. Dion Haynes * Washington Post
For the first time since graduating as the top two studentsof Ballou Senior High School's Class of 2006, Jachin Leatherman and Wayne Nesbit are rolling through the front doors of their alma mater together. . .

Fast start for Holy Cross
October 20, 2010 * By Allen Lessels * New England Hockey Journal
Holy Cross is at it again. The Crusaders matched their Atlantic Hockey start of a year ago with road wins over AIC and Army last weekend. Each game was tight. The Crusaders beat AIC, 3-2, on Friday night and then cut things extra close on Sunday at Tate Rink. Everett Sheen scored with 11 seconds left in overtime for the 5-4 win over Army. . .

Crusaders starting to make some noise
October 20, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
All that noise coming from the Holy Cross Field House these days is being generated by the women’s volleyball team. Loud, lively and highly spirited in their practices, the Crusaders are definitely a reflection of their third-year coach, Marritt Cafarchia. . .

New Faces, New Places: Milan Brown
October 15, 2010 * By Dana O'Neil * ESPN.com
When Milan Brown gathered his Holy Cross basketball team for the first time, he told them he understood their frustration. He empathized over the revolving door that had spun three coaches in and out of the locker room in as many years and he promised that he would help rectify a lost season that had started with promise and ended in disaster. And then he waited. . .

Middleton’s Provost recognized in ‘Ring of Fame’ at Holy Cross football stadium
October 7, 2010 * Tri-Town Transcript
On Oct. 2, for the first time, Middleton resident John Provost was able to look up in the stands of Fitton Field at the College of the Holy Cross and see his Number 43. Provost was part of the inaugural “Ring of Fame” class at Holy Cross, with the best Crusader football players ever remembered by their numbers spread around the Fitton Field stands. . .

Big-time start for Crusaders
October 6, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Paul Pearl can remember sitting in his tiny old Hart Center office after his first game coaching Holy Cross — a 3-2 loss to Amherst — worrying that the Crusaders might never win a game on his watch. “I was thinking, ‘What if I’m the first coach to never win?’ ” Pearl recalled this week. . .

Holy Cross points to goaltending, defense as hopeful signs
October 5, 2010 * By Chris Lerch * USCHO.com

Last year, Holy Cross put up almost identical numbers as the year before (12-19-6 in 2009-10; 13-20-5 in 2008-09). Treading water isn’t what coach Paul Pearl has in mind. “We had a star-crossed kind of season,” Pearl said. “Guys were pretty banged up.” Twenty-two returning players, a strong recruiting class and some momentum from last season make Pearl optimistic. . .

‘The Thrill’ returns to Holy Cross
October 4, 2010 * By John Connolly * Boston Herald
I
t was back on Oct. 29, 1983 when Holy Cross star tailback Gill “The Thrill” Fenerty etched his name into the NCAA record book with a dazzling 337 rushing yards and six touchowns in a win over Columbia. So, on Saturday, the former New Orleans Saints player said it was the rivalry with Boston University that provided the most dramatic memories. . .

Holy Cross football hearkens back to glory days
October 3, 2010 * By Paul Jarvey * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
When Holy Cross found itself in trouble yesterday, it could have used someone like Gill Fenerty to run some time off the clock and charge up the Homecoming crowd. The Crusaders definitely could have benefitted from an All-American safety like John Provost to finally deliver a knockout punch to relentless Fordham, too. . .

Ward steps into leadership role at Holy Cross
October 2, 2010 * By Doug Champion * Westerly Sun

Official practice starts on Monday for Meredith Ward and her Holy Cross women's basketball teammates. The Westerly resident and junior point guard said she is ready to play - a year older, more confident, a team captain, an expected leader on and off the court. . .

Holy Cross welcomes first six to Legends Ring of Fame
October 1, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Tomorrow promises to be a special day at Fitton Field. Six former Holy Cross standouts — Gill Fenerty (Class of 1986), Gordie Lockbaum (’88), Edmund Murphy (’43), Bill Osmanski (’39), Vince Promuto (’60) and John Provost (’75) — will be honored as the inaugural class of the Crusader Football Legends Ring of Fame. . .