Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: January 2011

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 January of 2011.

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The early years for Superior's Alex Wizbicki
January 28, 2011 * By Lance Boyle * Superior Telegram
It was Oct. 6, 1921, and Clementine and Alexander Wizbicki welcomed their fifth son, Alexander John, into the world. After coming to the United States from Poland in 1902, four sons preceded Alexander John. John, Edward, Raymond and Felix welcomed their little brother into the world not knowing that he would become a professional football player, a fraternity whose membership is limited. . .

Huskies travel to Worcester for weekend series
January 28, 2011 * By Danielle Ennis * Connecticut Daily Campus
The Huskies leave Storrs this weekend for Worcester, Mass. to play a pair of games against Holy Cross. Earlier in the season, UConn beat Holy Cross by a goal at the Toyota UConn Classic. While the Dec. 29 matchup was at home, the Huskies will have to play with the same intensity away. Although UConn came away with the victory, Holy Cross won four consecutive games against the Huskies before this season and are the third-leading power play team in the AHA. . .

Elizabeth McKee, 28, loving wife, mother, teacher
January 26, 2011 * By Dennis Hoey * Portland Press Herald
Her family and friends struggle to describe how a woman could have had such an impact on so many people in such a short life. "It's unusual to go through elementary school, middle school, high school and college and never have a bad word said about a child. Only praise. It was like she was some sort of angel. . .

Rookie Sheahan off to good start with Thunder
January 24, 2011 * By Mike Egenes * Bloomington Pantagraph
Brodie Sheahan was interviewing for real-world jobs last month in an effort to put to good use his economics and accounting degree from Holy Cross. Then hockey interrupted. Bloomington PrairieThunder coach Jason Christie called looking for help a few days before Christmas to fill his injury-riddled roster. . .

Sister act has long run in Needham
January 16, 2011 * By Marvin Pave * Boston Globe
Katie, Christine, and Maddy Ganser speak fondly of their time in the backyard of their Needham home, playing games of one-on-one, and sharing their triumphs and frustrations as high school and college basketball players. All three were coached at various youth levels by their mother, Connie Crowley Ganser, a former player at St. Columbkille’s High in Brighton who founded Needham’s Metrowest Basketball League entry seven years ago. . .

Lafayette College men's basketball team opens Patriot League season at Holy Cross
January 7, 2011 * By Tom Hinkel * Easton Express-Times
The annual trek to Holy Cross' Hart Center hasn't been a pleasant experience for the Lafayette College men's basketball team. The 3,600-seat facility has become a "House of Horrors" for the Leopards, who've dropped six straight there dating to a 60-58 overtime win in 2004. . .

Holy Cross' home run
January 6, 2011 * By Allen Lessels * New England Hockey Journal
Holy Cross had its hands full with No. 1-ranked Yale in its last outing. The Crusaders will try to rebound from Sunday night’s 10-3 road loss when they open a home-heavy stretch run of the season against Niagara with games at the Hart Center on Friday and Saturday nights. . .

Coach and star player enjoy annual tourney
January 6, 2011 * By Jay Gearan * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Even watching a high school basketball tournament stirred special memories for the coach and the captain. There they were last week, together again, at the same Assumption College gymnasium where they spent so many hours — coaching legend Andy Laska and his last captain from the 1967 Greyhounds, Ted Paulauskas, Assumption’s director of athletics. . .