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Articles by Tony Bakshi (54)


Star college quarterback, R.I. native joins football staff

July 26, 2010 Comments are Disabled

When the 2010 football season rolls around, All-Ivy quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero ’11 will be under the tutelage of a coach who has had his own share of success in Rhode Island football. Liam Coen — a native of Warwick, R.I., and a former star high school player at La Salle Academy in Providence — was named the new quarterbacks coach by Head Coach Phil Estes in late June.


Bears rebound to split doubleheader

April 27, 2010 Comments are Disabled

After two wild back-and-forth battles, Brown and Dartmouth’s baseball teams are still deadlocked atop the Rolfe Division of the Ivy League. The Bears (12-25 overall, 9-5 Ivy) and the Big Green (19-13 overall, 9-5 Ivy) split two games at Brown’s Murray Stadium on Saturday afternoon.


Pitchers struggle in two losses

April 22, 2010 Comments are Disabled

With four huge games coming up this weekend against division rival Dartmouth, the baseball team is slumping. After dropping their last two games against Harvard on Monday afternoon, the Bears (11-24) came home and lost both ends of their doubleheader against the Holy Cross Crusaders (19-16).


Pitching leads baseball to two ‘huge’ wins over Harvard

April 19, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The baseball team is 3-18 against non-conference opponents this season. But when it comes to Ivy League baseball, no squad is playing better. The Bears (11-20, 8-2 Ivy) swept their doubleheader against the Harvard Crimson (11-20, 4-6) Sunday afternoon, and extended their in-conference winning streak to seven straight games.


Zrenda ’11 swings for the fences

April 15, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The baseball team devoured the opposing teams’ pitchers this weekend, scoring double digits in each of its four victories against Princeton and Cornell. Infielder Ryan Zrenda ’11 led the way, hitting two mammoth home runs and notching seven RBI. Earlier in the week, Zrenda mashed three home runs in one day during a doubleheader against Siena. For his impressive performance at the plate — along with some dazzling defense around the infield — The Herald has named Zrenda Athlete of the Week.  

Bats go quiet, baseball loses two pitchers’ duels

April 14, 2010 Comments are Disabled

After an offensive explosion over the weekend, the Bears’ bats went quiet on the road against the Marist Red Foxes. The Bears (9-19) lost two one-run decisions to Marist (19-11), failing to get the offense going in the cavernous confines of McCann Baseball Field, which Head Coach Marek Drabinski called a “huge ballpark.”


Baseball falls in doubleheader

April 9, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Ryan Zrenda ’11 had a massive day at the plate Wednesday, hitting three home runs and notching five RBI. But the Brown pitching staff could not take advantage of their teammate’s big day at the plate, and the Bears (5-17) dropped both ends of their doubleheader against the Siena Saints (12-15). Brown lost a close opener at Murray Stadium, losing 9-8 after blowing a 6-1 lead. The Saints’ bats stayed strong in the second game, as four home runs helped them to an 11-7 victory.


Despite double weekend loss, seniors receive ovation

March 8, 2010 Comments are Disabled

This weekend was supposed to be all about Brown’s two seniors. But it was the opposing teams that ended up celebrating on the Bears’ home court both Friday and Saturday night. The Cornell Big Red (27-4, 13-1 Ivy) clinched their third-straight Ivy League title with a 95-76 victory, and the Columbia Lions (11-17, 5-9 Ivy) defeated Brown, 65-56, sending Matt Mullery ’10 and Steve Gruber ’10 home without a win on their last weekend as collegiate players. 


Riders expect to sit among nation’s elite

March 4, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The equestrian team will look to maintain its position atop the season standings during their spring campaign. In November, Brown finished the fall season with a 20-point advantage over the University of Rhode Island, 177-157. The Bears opened the second half of the season with a show at Wesleyan University on Feb. 13, after a winter of training and preparation.


M. hoops shocks Princeton

February 24, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Steve Gruber ’10 is a backup point guard who averages just four points a game. But in the waning seconds against Princeton on Saturday night, his record was irrelevant. Gruber sunk two clutch free throws with eight seconds remaining, helping the Bears (10-17, 4-6 Ivy) grab an upset victory over the title-contending Tigers (16-7, 7-2).