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March 30th, 2015

College Basketball Round Up- Sweet 16 Edition

March 30, 2015

Midwest Region

The Midwest Regional final was held at Quickens Loan Arena this year. The undefeated Kentucky Wildcats came in as heavy favorites to move on to the Final Four in Indianapolis. That didn’t stop Daxter Miles of West Virginia to proclaim that Kentucky will be 36-1 after the two teams meet Thursday night. That certainly did not happen. The Wildcats completely overwhelmed the Mountaineers and doubled them up 78-39. In the early game, Notre Dame topped Wichita State 81-70. This marked the first time the Irish have reached the Elite 8 since 1979.

March 29th

North Smithfield Boys' Hockey | Northmen conquer South Kingstown for Division II state championship

March 29, 2015

 

PROVIDENCE – There were still two seconds on the Meehan Auditorium scoreboard clock when North Smithfield High junior Kyle Evangelista finally realized the inevitable. He skated past his own blue line, threw his stick and gloves into the air and raced toward senior netminder Mark Pasquariello, who followed suit.

Burrillville Boys' Hockey | BRONCOS ICE IT: BHS takes Division I title with 5-1 win over Clippers

March 29, 2015


PROVIDENCE – Wherever Riley Tupper goes, championships seem to follow.

In the fall, Tupper served as a pass-catching extraordinaire on a Burrillville High football team that went on to achieve a perfect season that culminated with the Division IV Super Bowl. The change in seasons proved just as fruitful with Tupper on Sunday night at Brown University’s Meehan Auditorium finding himself part of a season-concluding celebration.   

Teens get tips on social media savvy

March 29, 2015

WOONSOCKET – As the youngsters take their seats at computer stations in an office-like cubicle on Main Street, Arwa Noorali asks if they’ve checked their privacy settings on Facebook lately.

One boy twists around in his chair with a quizzical expression on his face that seems to say, “What’s a privacy setting?”

Noorali isn’t particularly surprised. In the age of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, the notion of individual privacy doesn’t get much respect from teens and twentysomethings – often at their peril.

March 28th

WPD officer tackles marathon as Alzheimer’s fundraising effort

March 28, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Running enthusiast and Woonsocket police Capt. Michael Lemoine counted his father-in-law as one of the most influential people in his life.

A brilliant educator and longtime civic leader in Glocester, Donald Driscoll had once been the deputy superintendent of Providence public schools, and for a time worked as a grant administrator for U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.).

When Alzheimer’s claimed Driscoll’s life last year at the age of 82, Lemoine desperately wanted to do something to honor his memory and help other victims of the degenerative brain disorder.

Burrillville-Cumberland Boys' Hockey | ‘Underdog’ Broncos stun top-seed Clippers in Division I finals opener, 3-0

March 28, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Earlier in the week, even Burrillville High head coach Bill Robinson indicated he knew his crew would be an underdog entering the R.I. Division I/Eccleston Tournament's best-of-three championship series opposite Cumberland.

He pointed out that the Clippers had rolled to a 17-1-0 regular-season mark, and three times had posted victories over his own Broncos, which finished with a fine 15-3-0 record.

Boys' Smithfield Boys' Hockey | Pasquariello stellar in net as N.S. grabs Game 1 win

March 28, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Immediately after it ended, North Smithfield High’s players skated over to the student section nearest their team bench and began pounding on the glass.

Naturally, their schoolmates responded with the same, and plenty of wild cheering. They all did so for good reason.

Cumberland Boys' Hockey | TRUE BLUE: Clippers' senior core looks to go all the way one more time

March 28, 2015

 

CUMBERLAND – From instructional to peewees to interscholastic competition to ... possibly a second straight championship?

It’s been a long road for five senior members of the Cumberland High hockey program. They’ve savored every moment together and have called one another teammates for so long that it’s not a surprise to learn that they think of each other as extended family.

March 27th

Money to fix roads is on the way

March 27, 2015

The Blackstone Valley towns of Bellingham, Blackstone, Millville and Uxbridge will get more than a quarter of a million dollars combined from the state Winter Recovery Assistance Program (WRAP), a $30 million targeted effort to assist Massachusetts cities and towns with repairs to roads and bridges damaged by the record-smashing snow and frigid air last winter.

Boys Hockey Playoffs | Cross-Valley foes Cumberland and Burrillville set to battle for Div. I championship

March 27, 2015


BURRILLVILLE  –  It didn’t take a very long time after Burrillville High’s impressive sweep of Barrington in the R.I. Division I/Eccleston Tournament semifinal for head coach Bill Robinson to return to work.

Truth be told, his Broncos’ next opponent, Cumberland, just can’t be compared to the Eagles, and that’s not an insult but fact.

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