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College Notebook: Bordner enjoys winning season with BC

Josh Bordner got his first taste of winning at the college level this season, serving as the primary backup quarterback for Boston College's football team.

The Century graduate and former Times Player of the year helped the Eagles go 7-6 and reach the AdvoCare V100 Bowl after going a combined 6-18 over his first two active seasons.

Bordner appeared in two games for Boston College, including the bowl game, when he went 1 for 2 for 15 yards in a 42-19 loss to Arizona.

Overall this season, Bordner finished 2 for 4 for 17 yards while also rushing once for four yards.

In his career, he has now appeared in nine games over the last three seasons and has been the Eagles' No. 2 quarterback since the final five games of his freshman season. He is 4 for 8 for 61 passing yards, and has run 24 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns for BC.

NEARING 100: Senior Myzar Mendoza (Winters Mill) of the Wilkes University wrestling team is closing in on his 100th career victory.

He went 4-2 to finish fourth at 133 pounds at the Wilkes Open on Dec. 28 to improve his career record to 96-25. It was the second straight year that Mendoza finished in the top five of his weight class at the event.

Mendoza will have plenty of opportunities to reach the century mark, as the majority of the Colonels' schedule remains. They return to action Friday at the Next Man In Nationals in Indianola, Iowa.

SWIMMING TO VICTORY: The McDaniel men's swimming team won 10 of 14 events to earn a 133-129 victory over Salisbury on Sunday, earning its first win of the season.

Freshman Justin Allen led the Green Terror (1-6) with a four-win outing. Individually, Allen took first place in the 800-meter freestyle (9:33.32), 100 breaststroke (1:10.84) and 200 individual medley (2:21.14).

He also joined sophomore Brad Brooks, junior Stevie Hoyt and senior Patrick Rogers in the victorious 200-meter medley relay with a combined time of 1:54.58. Brooks, Hoyt and Rogers each added two more individual wins to finish with three-win days.

Brooks won the 100 butterfly (1:02.97) and 400 freestyle (4:06.60). Rogers won the 200 freestyle (2:04.39) and 100 freestyle (57.14 seconds) while Hoyt finished first in the 50 backstroke (30.18) and 50 butterfly (27.85).

SWIMMING TO VICTORY II: The McDaniel women's swimming team continued its strong start by defeating Salisbury 148-109 on Sunday. The Green Terror won 10 of the first 12 events to win their second straight and improve to 4-4 on the season.

Seniors Emma Duesterhaus and Abbie Schickler each won three times for McDaniel, including as part of the 200-meter medley relay to open the meet.

Duesterhaus also won the 50 free (28.97 seconds) and 50 butterfly (31.99) while Schickler won the 50 breaststroke (36.98) and 100 free (1:04.71).

WINDY CITY WRESTLING: Sophomore Nick Cross and junior Mason Goretsas (North Carroll) each won twice to lead McDaniel's wrestling team at the University of Chicago Duals on Saturday.

The Green Terror dropped its three matches on the day, slipping to 4-3 on the season after an undefeated start. McDaniel lost to No. 18-ranked St. John's (Minn.) 52-0 before dropping a 29-21 decision to the host Maroons. In the final match against Trine, the two teams split the 10 bouts, but the Thunder was awarded the victory 22-21 based on tiebreaking criteria.

Cross won by pin against Chicago and by decision against Trine. Goretsas won by decision against Chicago and by pin against Trine.

NEW VENTURE: Former McDaniel football player Patrick Floyd was named the college's head equipment manager, athletic director Paul Moyer announced on Monday.

Floyd, a 2010 graduate of McDaniel, spent the fall season working as the equipment manager for the football team and took over as the interim equipment manager in October upon the retirement of Ken Nunnelee, who filled the role for 18 years.

Floyd was a four-year starter on the offensive line for the Green Terror and served as an assistant coach at nearby Westminster High School since finishing his playing days at McDaniel.

As head equipment manager, Floyd will be responsible for the management of all athletic equipment and uniforms for 24 varsity sports, the operation of the equipment room and its staff, practice, competition and event setup, and managing equipment for the Department of Exercise Science.

He will also be responsible for field maintenance and preparation and working with grounds to assure proper preparation of outdoor athletic facilities.

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