NEW YORK (AP) — Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic has found its King.
After a competitive casting contest, 27-year-old actor Austin Butler has been cast as Presley. Ansel Elgort, Harry...
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Kimbal Mackenzie had 27 points as Bucknell got past Holy Cross 77-65 in the Patriot League Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Thursday night.
Colgate beats Holy Cross 79-59 for record 20th win
HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Rapolas Ivanauskas scored 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds and Colgate beat Holy Cross 79-59 on Wednesday night for a program record 20th...
Faw scores 18 to carry Holy Cross past Lehigh 73-71
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Jehyve Floyd's 3-point play with 41.9 seconds left lifted Holy Cross to a 73-71 victory over Lehigh on Sunday.
Floyd was fouled while scoring after his offensive...
Harper scores 22 to lift Boston U. past Holy Cross 70-60
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Jonas Harper had a season-high 22 points as Boston University got past Holy Cross 70-60 on Monday night.
Harper made 8 of 10 shots, including 6 of 8 on 3-pointers.
Max Mahoney had 11 points and 12 rebounds for Boston University (12-16, 5-10 Patriot League), which snapped its four-game losing streak. Tyler Scanlon added eight assists.
Jehyve Floyd had 18 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for the Crusaders (14-14, 5-10). Austin Butler added 17 points.
Richardson scores 20 to carry Colgate over Holy Cross 74-70
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Tucker Richardson had a season-high 20 points as Colgate edged past Holy Cross 74-70 on Wednesday night.
Richardson made 4 of 6 3-pointers. He added six assists.
Will Rayman had 12 points for Colgate (16-10, 8-5 Patriot League). Jack Ferguson added 12 points. Rapolas Ivanauskas had 11 points for the visitors.
Jaworski, Petrie lift Lafayette over Holy Cross 69-67
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Justin Jaworski had 18 points, including two free throws with less than five seconds left, to lead five Lafayette players in double figures as the Leopards held on to beat Holy Cross 69-67 on Sunday. Alex Petrie added 13 points for the Leopards. Lukas Jarrett chipped in 12, E.J. Stephens scored 11 and Isaac Suffren had 10.
Lafayette (7-16, 4-8 Patriot League) totaled 47 first-half points, a season best for the team.
Holy Cross pulls away from cold-shooting Army, 56-42
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Jacob Grandison and Austin Butler each scored 14 points and Holy Cross limited Army to just 14 field goals en route to a 56-42 Patriot League victory on Wednesday night.
The Crusaders (13-11, 5-7) came into the game having lost seven of their last nine games. Army now has lost three straight.
Mahoney, Scanlon lead BU over Holy Cross 68-54
BOSTON (AP) — Max Mahoney scored 19 points, Tyler Scanlon added 17 and Boston University beat Holy Cross 68-54 on Wednesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Mahoney was 9 of 15 from the field and grabbed nine rebounds. Scanlon was 7-of-11 shooting with three 3-pointers, 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals. Javante McCoy chipped in four 3s and 14 points, and Andrew Petcash had 11 points for BU (10-12, 3-6 Pioneer League).
Grandison, Butler lead Holy Cross past Navy 69-64
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Jacob Grandison and Austin Butler scored 22 points apiece and Holy Cross knocked off Navy 69-64 on Saturday.
Grandison had 19 points by halftime and matched his career high with six 3-pointers as the Crusaders (12-9, 3-5 Patriot League) shot 63 percent from beyond the arc (12 of 19). Butler scored the last five points in a 10-0 run to open the second half as Holy Cross grabbed a 42-34 lead with 16:34 left to play and never trailed again.
Kostecka nets 26, game winner, Loyola nips HC 67-65 in OT
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Andrew Kostecka scored 26 points, the last coming on a layup as time expired in overtime, to give Loyola (Md.) a 67-65 win over Holy Cross on Saturday.
The Greyhounds got the ball off a Holy Cross turnover with 22 seconds left and called a timeout at 10 seconds to set up the winning play. Kostecka took the ball on the left wing, drove through the lane for a dipsey-do layup with 0.2 seconds to go.
Holy Cross downs Lafayette 77-70 behind Floyd’s 25 points
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Jehyve Floyd scored a career-high 25 points on 11-of-13 shooting, grabbed six rebounds and dished six assists, and Holy Cross never trailed in its 77-70 win over Lafayette on Saturday to end a two-game skid.
Jacob Grandison added 18 points with eight rebounds and Caleb Green scored 15 for the Crusaders (11-6, 2-2 Patriot League), who finished shooting 56 percent and outscored the Leopards 42-16 in the paint. Austin Butler scored 10 points.
Floyd has 20 points, 15 rebounds to lead Holy Cross
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jehyve Floyd scored 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds as Holy Cross defeated Loyola Maryland 80-73 on Thursday night in a Patriot League opener.
Caleb Green added 16 points and five assists, Austin Butler added 15 points and Jacob Grandison 13 for the Crusaders (10-4), who shot 51 percent in winning their fourth straight game and ninth in the last 11.
Grandison has career-high 25 points in Holy Cross victory
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Jacob Grandison scored a career-high 25 points on four 3-pointers with nine rebounds and eight assists and Holy Cross beat Iona 78-71 on Sunday for its third straight win, all over Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference teams.
Austin Butler added 17 points and Caleb Green 14 for the Crusaders (9-4), who shot 54 percent in their final nonconference game and boosted their Patriot League-leading assist average (17.8) with 18.
Butler leads Holy Cross past Siena in 60-57 win
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Austin Butler scored 18 points and his go-ahead layup with 75 seconds left helped lift Holy Cross over Siena 60-57 on Saturday.
Siena led 31-26 at halftime and extended the margin to 47-37 with 11:48 remaining. The Crusaders (8-4) used a 19-4 run for a 56-51 lead on Jacob Grandison's layup with 3:59 left. Jimmy Ratliff narrowed Siena's deficit with a 3-pointer before Kevin Degnan's 3 put the Saints (4-8) up for the last time.
Butler, Floyd lead Holy Cross over Fairleigh Dickinson 67-49
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Austin Butler scored 14 points with seven rebounds and three steals, Jehyve Floyd added 12 points, 13 boards, six blocks and four assists, and Holy Cross pulled away in the second half to beat Fairleigh Dickinson 67-49 on Saturday for the Knights' third straight loss.
Jacob Grandison scored 13 points with seven boards and Caleb Green scored 10 with six assists for the Crusaders (5-3), who held the Knights to 30 percent shooting and forced 19 turnovers.
Grandison scores career-high 24, Holy Cross tops Siena 57-45
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jacob Grandison made six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 24 points, Austin Butler had 12 points, 11 rebounds and five assists and Holy Cross beat Siena 57-45 on Sunday.
Holy Cross trailed 32-27 early in the second half before going on a 14-0 run, ending in back-to-back 3-pointers by Grandison. Matt Faw and Grandison each hit a 3-pointer to put Holy Cross up 15 with 4:55 left and the Crusaders led by double figures the rest of the way.
Butler, Grandison score 21 each, Holy Cross tops Stony Brook
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jacob Grandison and Austin Butler scored 21 points each and five players reached double figures as Holy Cross handed Stony Brook its first loss of the season, 84-70, Friday night in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament.
The Crusaders (2-2) made half their 60 shot attempts on 25 assists — Grandison led with 10. Jehyve Floyd scored 10 points with seven steals, Matt Faw scored 13 points and Caleb Green 10.
Butler leads Holy Cross past Sacred Heart 93-81
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Austin Butler scored 26 points and Holy Cross opened the season by shooting 56 percent from the floor as the Crusaders turned back Sacred Heart 93-81 on Tuesday night.
Butler hit 10 of 13 shots from the floor, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, and reserve Patrick Benzan added 19 points on 9-of-10 shooting as Holy Cross sank 35 of 63 shots. Caleb Green hit half of his 10 shots and scored 13, while Matt Faw tossed in 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting from 3-point range.
Track helps expedite football recruiting for Norwin’s Rizzo
Multisport athletes sometimes can catch college coaches' attention — and possibly help their case in getting recruited — by shining in sports opposite their primary ones.
Take the reigning Tribune-Review Westmoreland Athletes of the Year.
Austin Butler was slinging footballs and launching javelins for Latrobe knowing full well he was headed for a Division I basketball career. His coaches at Holy Cross, though, were impressed by his overall athleticism.
Vanessa Hudgens doesn’t feel pressure to marry Austin Butler
Vanessa Hudgens doesn't feel any pressure to get engaged to Austin Butler.
The 29-year-old actress started dating the 'Shannara Chronicles' star seven years ago and despite speculation that the couple had got engaged last year, after she posted a picture with a sizable ring on her left finger, Vanessa admitted the relationship wouldn't have lasted so long if she felt any pressure.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Jehyve Floyd scored 20 points and No. 6 seed Holy Cross shot 74 percent in the second half to beat third-seeded Navy 81-65 on Thursday night in a Patriot League quarterfinal.
Holy Cross (12-18) will play No. 2 seed Colgate in a semifinal.
Holy Cross comeback beats American, 70-64, takes over 6th
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Jacob Grandison scored 11 of his team-high 16 points in the second half as Holy Cross erased a seven-point halftime deficit to post a 70-64 victory over American in the Crusaders' final home game of the regular season Wednesday night.
Green with 18 points leads Holy Cross over Army 70-65
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Caleb Green scored 18 points and Holy Cross edged Army 70-65 on Wednesday night.
Green was 4 of 5 from beyond the arc for the Crusaders (10-16, 7-8 Patriot League) who have won three of the last four. Austin Butler added 13 points and Jacob Grandison and Connor Niego had 10 points apiece. Grandison led the team with seven rebounds.
Green sank back-to-back 3-pointers early to give the Crusaders the lead and they held it on their way to a 38-30 advantage at intermission.
Grandison leads Holy Cross over Loyola (Maryland) 73-57
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jacob Grandison scored a career-high 21 points and Holy Cross rolled to a 73-57 victory over Loyola (Maryland) on Saturday.
Holy Cross (8-15, 5-7 Patriot League) has won three of its last four games. Loyola (7-16, 5-7) has lost two straight.
Jehyve Floyd added 14 points for the Crusaders, who shot 54 percent from the field and made 17 of 20 free throws. Caleb Green and Karl Charles added 12 points apiece, and Austin Butler chipped in 10.
Butler scores 28 as Holy Cross defeats Lafayette 85-74
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Austin Butler scored a career-high 28 points with five 3-pointers, Jehyve Floyd scored 17 and Holy Cross broke open a close game with a 9-0 run in the second half to defeat Lafayette 85-75 on Saturday.
The Crusaders have won two in a row and three of their last four. Holy Cross shot 56 percent (33 of 59) from the field, with Floyd a perfect 8-of-8 shooting and Butler 11-of-15.
First-place Bucknell rolls past Holy Cross 77-56
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Zach Thomas scored 18 points with six rebounds and Bucknell beat Holy Cross 77-56 on Saturday to extend its winning streak to six.
Thomas, the Patriot League's scoring and rebounding leader, made 4 of 7 from the field and 9 of 11 free throws with Nana Foulland adding 14 points and seven rebounds. Stephen Brown scored 10 points for the Bison (13-8, 7-1), who are alone in first place.
Hankerson, BU turn back Holy Cross 54-40
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Cedric Hankerson scored 10 points and reached a milestone to help Boston University stymie Holy Cross 54-40 on Sunday.
Hankerson's steal and dunk in the middle of the second half made him the 17th Terrier to reach 1,200 career points. He was the only player to reach double figures for BU (9-8, 5-1 Patriot League), who have won three straight.
Max Mahoney's layup as time expired in the first half but the Terriers up for good, 25-23.
A basketball player saying he or she wants to play right away when they get to college, and them actually doing so, are two very different notions — as far apart from one another, sometimes, as opposing rims.
But a number of Westmoreland County freshmen have backed up their words in their debut seasons. From the Division I to Division III levels, area players have quickly assimilated to the college game.
Holy Cross snaps 5-game skid, beats Loyola (Md) 63-57
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Austin Butler scored all of his 12 points in a second-half run by Holy Cross and Jacob Grandison finished with 10 points, on 4-of-6 shooting, to help the Crusaders beat Loyola (Md.) 63-57 on Monday night and snap a five-game skid.
Karl Charles scored 11 points and Patrick Benzan had seven points and nine rebounds for Holy Cross (4-11, 1-3 Patriot League).
Tejada has 6 3s, 25 points to lead Lehigh to 83-77 win
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Lance Tejada made six 3-pointers and scored 25 points and Lehigh rallied from an early 16-point deficit to beat Holy Cross 83-77 on Friday.
Tejeda had 14 points in a 22-11 run as Lehigh (7-7, 2-1 Patriot League) built a 16-point lead with 11:27 to go. Holy Cross cut it to two with 22 seconds left but didn't score again with Kyle Leufroy and Jordan Cohen making two free throws each.
Swopshire leads Colgate past Holy Cross 79-74
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Jordan Swopshire scored a season-high 22 points and Will Rayman tallied 15 points and nine rebounds to help Colgate hold off Holy Cross 79-74 in a Patriot League opener on Friday.
Jordan Burns finished with 12 points and five assists for the Raiders (6-6), who picked up their first road win of the season in seven tries. Colgate earned its third straight win and beat the Crusaders (3-9) on the road for the first time since 2011.
Holy Cross edges New Hampshire 62-58 to end six-game skid
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Austin Butler came off the bench to score 16 points, making 4 of 7 from 3-point range, and Matt Zignorski hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 17 seconds for his only points of the game as Holy Cross held off New Hampshire 62-58 on Saturday to snap a six-game losing streak.
Caleb Green hit three 3-pointers and scored 12, Karl Charles added 10 points and five assists and Jehyve Floyd had nine points and nine rebounds for the Crusaders (3-6).
Westmoreland high school notebook: Recruiting picks up for Latrobe junior Fenton
Recruiting is beginning to pick up for Latrobe junior basketball player Reed Fenton.
A 6-foot-3 combo guard, Fenton had a big summer with the PK Flash AAU team, which boosted interest in his game and helped prompt an invitation to visit LSU.
"I want to make some visits and see how it goes," said Fenton, who averaged 14 points last season for Latrobe, which went 19-5.
Fenton said a number of other Division I schools are courting him, including Holy Cross, Princeton, Lafayette and American.
Katy-area students earn academic honors at UT at Tyler
Seven students from Katy are among 570 students named to the President's Honor Roll for the 2017 spring semester at The University of Texas at Tyler.
They are Austin Butler, Alex Cho, Jesse Goerlich, Marykate Gose, Joshua Raby, Clara Souza and Dennis Yazdanpanah.
To qualify for the President's Honor Roll at the university, a student must have completed, in one semester, 12 or more semester hours of undergraduate college-level credit with a grade of "A" in all courses.