Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: October 2009

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 2009.

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Holy Cross' Randolph going long
October 30, 2009 * By Jack McCluskey * ESPN.com

The game had been over for more than 10 minutes, but College of the Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph was still on the field, directing teammates. The fifth-year senior, who came back for another season in part, he says, because he just wanted the chance to compete again, barked out the play call. . .

HC hopes to parlay fast start
October 30, 2009 * By Allen Lessels * New England Hockey Journal
Holy Cross, looking to get back to the top of Atlantic Hockey, got the 2009-10 campaign off to a nice start with a pair of 3-2 wins at Canisius last weekend. The Crusaders and Air Force head into the weekend as the early leaders in the standings with four points each. . .

Holliston's Bellomo having a ball at Holy Cross
October 25, 2009 * By Lenny Megliola * MetroWest Daily News
It wasn't one of the busiest afternoons for Matt Bellomo, but it was one of the happiest. "Probably one of the best wins in Holy Cross history, at least for a while," said the Crusaders' sophomore tailback from Holliston. . .

Randolph uses legs in Holy Cross win over Colgate
October 25, 2009 * By David Coulson * Sports Network
Colgate had no doubt that Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph could hurt them with his arm. The fifth-year senior is seventh lifetime in FCS passing yardage and seems to break another record or two every weekend. . .

’Saders ready to exact revenge
October 23, 2009 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
The chance to play another year of college football, to hone his skills and polish his game were all reasons Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph came back for a fifth season. One last crack at a Patriot League championship was another. . .

Hayden steers Holy Cross with inspiration
October 18, 2009 * By Tony Chamberlain * Boston Globe

So many of Chris Hayden’s moves have become set pieces over the years, performed for friends - like one of his favorite sight jokes. “I’m just grateful God gave me three fingers,’’ says the 5-foot-6-inch, 110-pound coxswain on the Holy Cross eight. . .

Holy Cross Team Preview
October 15, 2009 * ESPN.com

Back in late August, there probably was nobody in Worcester, Mass., more excited about the students returning to Holy Cross than Sean Kearney. Kearney, a former assistant to Mike Brey at Notre Dame, was hired in June. . .

Holy Cross, Brown set to air it out
October 10, 2009 * By John Connolly * Boston Herald

Expect the sky to be filled with footballs today when 19th-ranked Holy Cross visits offensive-minded Brown in a classic nonconference matchup at Brown Stadium in Providence. Last year’s game, won by the Crusaders, 41-34, produced 956 passing yards. . .

Holy Cross' Randolph in the spotlight at quarterback
October 10, 2009 * By Mike Szostak * Providence Journal
Quarterbacks will be the lead stories on Rhode Island football fields Saturday. Brown (1-2) will have to stymie Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph to have any chance of defeating the No. 19 Crusaders (4-0) at Brown Stadium. . .

Hall calls former Ephs for induction
October 8, 2009 * By Howard Herman * Berkshire Eagle

A Hall of Fame honor is based on a career's worth of work. Anna Kinne's resume is worthy of induction into the high school division of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Her entry ticket could have been punched, however, by one stellar night. . .

Hinchey to be enshrined in New England basketball hall
October 8, 2009 * By Vickie Fulkerson * New London Day

Lloyd Hinchey played basketball at the local YMCA until he was 61 and “we could always beat them,” he said. The reason? Hinchey, a member of the Norwich Free Academy Class of 1961, learned how to play the game the right way. . .

Purple pair keep goal in focus
October 7, 2009 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Holy Cross juniors J.P. Martignetti and Everett Sheen both have aspirations of playing hockey professionally, and over the summer they picked up a pointer or two on what it takes to get to the next level. . .

Getting older, getting better
October 7, 2009 * By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell * Boston Globe
For most teams, playing six of the season’s first seven contests on the road would be viewed as a substantial challenge. Holy Cross hockey coach Paul Pearl, however, believes it’s actually a positive. . .

Q&A With Gordie Lockbaum
October 3, 2009 * By Pete Thamel * New York Times

More than 20 years later, college football fans still link Holy Cross football with Gordie Lockbaum. As a two-way player for the Crusaders, Lockbaum finished third in the Heisman Trophy race in 1987, one of the last small-school players to get serious consideration. . .

Holy Cross set to wing it at Northeastern
October 3, 2009 * By John Connolly * Boston Herald
It might be a case of culture shock when unbeaten and 21st-ranked Holy Cross ventures from mammoth Fitton Field in Worcester to play Northeastern in its cozy, little bandbox at Parsons Field with a capacity of 7,000. It will be HC’s first-ever visit to the NU facility nestled in a quaint Brookline neighborhood. . .

Holy Cross Quarterback Isn't Overlooked Now
October 2, 2009 * By Pete Thamel * New York Times
Steve Specht likes to joke that each N.F.L. questionnaire that arrives at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati is a reminder of an embarrassing yet alluring legacy. One of Specht's former players, quarterback Dominic Randolph, has become the biggest star at the College of Holy Cross since Gordie Lockbaum. . .

Joe Hughes enjoyed fine career on the court
October 1, 2009 * By Terry Nau * Pawtucket Times

Joe Hughes will take a lifetime’s worth of memories to his New England Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Oct. 9 at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Ct. “It’s a distinct honor and at the same time kind of humbling,” the former Central Falls (Class of ‘54) and Holy Cross standout was saying on Wednesday afternoon. . .