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Holy Cross takes down Colby-Sawyer 95-61

Nov. 27, 2022 15:29 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Bo Montgomery scored 17 points as Holy Cross beat Colby-Sawyer 95-61 on Sunday. Montgomery added five rebounds and five assists for the Crusaders (2-5). Will Batchelder scored 17 points, going 6 of 11 (5 for 8 from distance). Joseph Octave shot 6 for 12,...

Justice Dept begins probe of Massachusetts police department

Nov. 15, 2022 15:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Tuesday announced an investigation into whether the police department in Massachusetts' second-largest city routinely uses excessive force or discriminates against residents based on race or gender. The civil investigation into the Worcester...

Oliver's second-half TDs help Holy Cross stay unbeaten

Nov. 12, 2022 16:15 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Peter Oliver ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns and undefeated Holy Cross held off Bryant 36-29 on Saturday. Holy Cross (10-0), ranked sixth in the FCS coaches poll, won its 15th straight regular-season game and its 10 wins to begin a season is its...

Batchelder scores 24 to lead Holy Cross past Dean 85-71

Nov. 10, 2022 22:51 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Will Batchelder’s 24 points helped Holy Cross defeat Division III-member Dean 85-71 on Thursday night. Batchelder shot 8 for 17, including 6 for 12 from beyond the arc for the Crusaders (1-1). Gerrale Gates scored 18 points while finishing 9 of 16 from the...

McCollum scores 20 to lead Siena over Holy Cross 75-68

Nov. 08, 2022 01:17 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Javian McCollum had 20 points in Siena’s 75-68 victory over Holy Cross in a season opener on Monday night. McCollum added five assists for the Saints. Eduardo Lane added 13 points while going 5 of 9 and 3 of 4 from the free throw line, and he also had 11...

Holy Cross clinches fourth straight Patriot League title

Nov. 05, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Matthew Sluka passed for a touchdown and ran for another and Holy Cross defeated Lehigh 42-14 on Saturday to clinch at least a share of its fourth straight Patriot League title. The victory also ensured the Crusaders (9-0, 5-0) of their fourth automatic FCS...

Law enforcement officers honored for exemplary bravery

Nov. 01, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A retired Massachusetts state trooper who was killed in what authorities described as a shooting motivated by racism, and an officer who drowned while trying to save the life of a teenager were honored Tuesday with awards for exemplary acts of bravery. A...

Holy Cross tops Fordham 53-52 with walkoff 2-point PAT

Oct. 29, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Ayir Asante scored on a double-reverse for a two-point conversion in overtime to lift Holy Cross to a thrilling 53-52 win over Fordham on Saturday in a showdown of high-powered ranked FCS teams. After Matthew Sluka's fourth touchdown pass, a 9-yarder to...

Delivery driver charged with killing runner pleads guilty

Oct. 26, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

A delivery driver charged with killing a Google employee from New York who went missing while out for a run near her mother's Massachusetts home six years ago pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Wednesday. Angelo Colon-Ortiz's plea in the Aug. 7, 2016, death of Vanessa Marcotte,...

Holy Cross routs Bucknell 57-0 in Triple-A baseball stadium

Oct. 08, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Matthew Sluka accounted for four touchdowns and undefeated Holy Cross rolled to a 57-0 rout of winless Bucknell on Saturday. The game was played at Polar Park, home of minor league baseball's Triple-A Worcester Red Sox. The teams shared one sideline which...