Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: July 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 July of 2010.

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Holy Cross forward see Stockton as right fit
July 28, 2010 * By Scott Linesburgh * Stockton Record
Jordan Cyr took many things into consideration when he was deciding where he wanted to begin his professional hockey career. The 23-year-old forward was looking for a competitive team with good fan support in a city with milder weather than his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. He found all three in Stockton and on Tuesday became the newest member of the Thunder. . .

Ex-Warrior Laurendeau enjoying baseball adventure in paradise
July 18, 2010 * By Marvin Pave * Boston Globe
Its slogan sums up the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League’s selling point: “Baseball in Paradise.’’ And you will not hear any words to the contrary from Jack Laurendeau. Through the first 20 games of the season, the former Lincoln-Sudbury Regional standout was leading the first-place Oahu Paddlers with a .321 batting average. . .

Lincoln grad excels in new surroundings
July 18, 2010 * By Jagdip Dhillon * Stockton Record

Jordan Enos could be relaxing in his first summer back from college, but instead he's working on improving the one part of his freshman year at Holy Cross that could have gone better. The Lincoln High graduate and recipient of The Record's Charles Washington Award in 2009, spent his freshman year adjusting to the East Coast, college academics and Division I baseball. . .

Gulino was title driven for Bellingham High field hockey
July 17, 2010 * By Ken Hamwey * MetroWest Daily News
Jess Gulino will never forget the events of Nov. 15, 1996 - the date Bellingham High edged Watertown for the Division 2 state championship in field hockey. The 5-foot-1 Gulino, the Blackhawks' top offensive weapon at center-forward, scored the first goal, then assisted on the final tally as Bellingham claimed a 4-3 victory for its third state crown. . .

Ex-Prep star Cavataio seeks college consistency at Holy Cross
July 15, 2010 * By Dylan Butler * New York Post
College hasn’t worked out exactly the way Mike Cavataio planned, but then again the former St. Francis Prep standout knows nothing but hardship, both on and off the basketball court. Cavataio’s mother, Joanne, died when he was a freshman at Christ the King, he missed most of his sophomore year with a pair of broken ankles, had to sit out his junior year because of the CHSAA’s stringent transfer policy and he’s about to play for his seventh coach in eight years. . .

No minor accomplishment
July 14, 2010 * By Keith Pearson * Dedham Transcript
In affiliated minor league baseball there is only one rung below short-season Single-A ball, but by the luck of the schedule Dedham native Bobby Holmes found himself getting a taste of the big leagues in just 22 games. Signed by the Florida Marlins as an undrafted free agent on June 17, Holmes was assigned to the Marlins’ New York-Penn League affiliate in Jamestown, N.Y. . .

Life no longer a breeze for Springfield native and local sports legend Paul Brissette
July 10, 2010 * By Garry Brown * Springfield Republican
Soon after Paul Brissette entered first grade at Springfield Street School in Agawam, one of his classmates gave him a nickname. “Breezer.”  The name seemed just right. . .

Record-breaking season for Hartnett at Holy Cross
July 9, 2010 * By Jean DePlacido * Salem News

Katelyn Hartnett is on a record-setting course as a member of the Holy Cross indoor and spring track teams. The former Danvers High star broke two school records in her sophomore year, both of which were originally 19 years ago. What makes her accomplishments even more spectacular is the fact Hartnett is recovering from a stress fracture suffered late in her freshman year. . .

Former Salem football coach Sheridan, 85, dies
July 9, 2010 * By Phil Stacey * Salem News
Walt Sheridan wasn't the longest-tenured or winningest coach in Salem High football history. But he was certainly one of its most important. Sheridan, who restored the Witches to their winning ways during a seven-year stint as head coach from 1957-63, died Wednesday at his Newburyport home at the age of 85. . .

Former coach Sheridan remembered by his players
July 9, 2010 * By Dan Guttenplan * Daily News of Newburyport
Walt Sheridan came to the Newburyport football program as a 26-year-old World War II veteran in 1951. The Holy Cross graduate needed a transfer from the Kelley Elementary School to earn his first coaching opportunity as a varsity assistant. . .

Scopetski sees Colonial uprising
July 5, 2010 * By Andy Vogt * MetroWest Daily News
His helmet has now been replaced by a baseball cap, and he'll don a windbreaker now instead of a jersey. But this is hardly a retirement for Paul Scopetski. As the new coach of the Metrowest Colonials of the New England Football League, it's nothing of the sort. . .

Carboneau to ref at world games
July 4, 2010 * By Marvin Pave * Boston Globe
Jim Carboneau was inducted into the New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2002. Earlier this year, the longtime Holliston resident received his 35-year pin from US Lacrosse in recognition of his years as a lacrosse official. His latest honor, though, has been chosen to referee at the Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship in Manchester, England. . .