January 22nd, 2011
PROVIDENCE â€“ So this is what winning in the Big East feels like.
Saturday bore witness to Providence College canceling its long overdue appointment with the conferenceâ€™s win column. The return to sender memo was made possible by a 72-67 upset victory of 19th-ranked Louisville before an exuberant audience of 12,051 at The Dunk. It was the first conference victory for the Friars in 51 weeks, and their first win over former coach Rick Pitino.
NORTH SMITHFIELD --- Itâ€™s extremely rare to see someone break a state record and reach a prestigious milestone in the same game, but thatâ€™s exactly what Kayla Kiernan did on Saturday night.
The North Smithfield senior center set the girlsâ€™ mark for most goals scored in a career when she netted her 97th score with 2:12 to go in the first period of her teamâ€™s game against the Cranston co-op squad.
CRANSTON -- For the second time this season, Cranston West gave Mount St. Charles a run for its money, but in the end, the Mounties found a way to pull away from the Falcons and keep their unbeaten record intact.
The Mounties overcame a 2-0 deficit after a period of action by scoring four times in each of the final two periods and skated off with an 8-3 triumph on Saturday night at the Cranston Ice Rink.
Senior co-captain Trevor Plante notched a pair of goals (his team-high 13th and 14th of the year) to lead a balanced attack by the Mounties, who upped their Division I record to 9-0-1.
PROVIDENCE -- Woonsocket High split its Northern Division meet with Central Falls on Saturday, losing a tight one to C.F. by a 57-52 margin and besting Shea, 68-41.
Aaron Harmon won two events for Woonsocket, the shot put and weight throw. Anthony Neal took the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 8.90 seconds. He tied for second place in the high jump with teammate Jessie Charette. Both cleared 5 feet, 8 inches.
C.F.â€™s Steven Vasquez cleared 6-4 to win by eight inches.
Charette won the long jump, beating teammate Alex Correia by one inch. Charette went 19 feet, 6 inches.
PROVIDENCE â€“The battle of unbeaten Northern Division powers proved to be no contest.
With victories in eight different events, including 1-2-3 sweeps in the 55-meter high hurdles and the 1,000, Cumberland High earned its eighth consecutive undefeated league season with a 64-45 win over previously-perfect Lincoln. The Clippers (8-0) and Lions (7-1) both defeated Mount St. Charles (4-4) in the tri meet, held at the Providence Athletic Facility (PAF).
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ The town's new municipal court has been up and running since September and, so far, it's doing everything town officials had hoped it would, including reaping new revenue and accelerating the legal process for disposition of violations.
In a second quarterly report released this week by court administrator and police Capt. Thomas R. Lafleur, more than $17,000 in revenue was generated by the court, with a net revenue amount for the town standing at nearly $10,000.
Abigail Jefferson, center, tells the story of John the Rabbit and his quest at pulling a giant tomato out of the vine, during Thursday nightâ€™s annual Funda Fest, a celebration of black storytelling presented by the R.I. Black Storytellers at the YWCA of Northern R.I. Jefferson was assisted by junior storytellers from the audience, from left, Sunny Dion, 3; Salem Audette, 9; Naimah Dunstan, 6 and Nashona Huntley, 8. Close to 100 children and their parents attended.
WOONSOCKET --- The second period belonged to Mount St. Charles. So did the Mountiesâ€™ showdown with La Salle Academy on Friday night.
Zach Samborsky tallied a pair of goals during a high-scoring middle period that saw the Mounties light the lamp four times and eventually take off with a 7-2 win before one of the largest crowds of the season at Adelard Arena.
WARWICK â€“ Thatâ€™s one way to break out of a slump.
Senior Jessica Salisbury earned her first-ever hat trick and senior teammate Kayla Kiernan scored twice and also had three assists as North Smithfield cruised past the Warwick Lady Titans, 7-0, Friday night at Thayer Arena. The win snaps a four-game losing skid that began on New Yearâ€™s Day with a 4-1 setback to Division I co-leader Mount St. Charles Academy.
WOONSOCKET --- Outshooting a team by a overwhelming 57-7 margin is usually an ingredient to a blowout victory, but that wasnâ€™t the case on Friday night in Mount St. Charles Academyâ€™s big showdown for first place with La Salle Academy.
The Mounties fell victim to a 53-save performance by one of the stateâ€™s best netminders, junior Holly Scott, but were still able to skate away with a hard-fought 4-2 victory at Adelard Arena that kept them unbeaten at 8-0.