Archive - Oct 2010 - Sports Article
NARRAGANSETT â Two steps forward, one step back.
All of the good vibes Lincoln High gained in beating previously undefeated Moses Brown the previous week went up in smoke Saturday at Zepp Field. Turnovers and several ill-timed penalties were the major bugaboos in a 23-7 setback to Narragansett High that places the Lions squarely on the bubble of the Division III playoff scene.
âWe completely beat ourselves,â was the quick-to-the-point assessment Lincoln head coach Dave Waycott offered after his club slipped to 3-3 in the league, a record now shared by the Mariners.
WOONSOCKET â There havenât been too many occasions where Mount St. Charles has been tested this season, let alone pushed to a deciding fifth game. Thursday night against red-hot Ponaganset wound up being the exception.
In the end, the Mounties proved to be a little tougher, grabbing a 15-12 thriller in the clinching game to come away with an exciting 3-2 victory over the Chieftains, who coming in had won seven straight in league play and eight in a row overall.
BURRILLVILLE â The instructions were simple.
With the more-important class and state meets coming up in the next few weeks, Smithfield High coach Joe Bennett didnât want his runners to go all-out at Thursdayâs fifth annual Bronco Invitational.
PAWTUCKET â Burrillville High broke open a close game at the break by scoring five times in the second half and rolling to a 7-0 victory over Shea High on Thursday afternoon in their Division III-North meeting at Max Read Field.
Paige Oram and Trista Cardone each scored a pair of goals for the Broncos, who outshot the Raiders by a 19-4 count and recorded their 10th shutout of the season.
Nikole Moutinho, Shannon Murphy, and Emma Lapierre added the other goals, and Sarah Barry had a pair of assists.
By ERIC BENEVIDES
Must-win games? It seems like fans will have their pick of the litter when it comes to teams in the Blackstone Valley this weekend!
Fridayâs action features four schools -- East Providence, Cumberland, Shea, and St. Raphael -- who sorely need to win their games over tough opponents in order to keep their respective playoff hopes alive.
PROVIDENCE -- The good news for Joe Gardner is that heâs going to fight for the EBA (Eastern Boxing Association) New England light heavyweight championship on Nov. 12 at the Twin River Event Center.
The bad news is that the Woonsocket fighter is going to have to battle a very familiar boxer to him, his trainer, Bob Moreau, and his corner -- his favorite sparring partner, Keith Kozlin of West Warwick.
PROVIDENCE -- Itâs been two years since Peter Manfredo Jr. last fought in Rhode Island, but for the Manfredoâs Gym world middleweight champion, it seems like a lifetime ago.
The last time Manfredo stepped into the ring in this state, he endured one of the worst defeats of his pro career -- a third-round TKO loss to Sakio Bika for the IBO (International Boxing Organization) super middleweight title at the Dunkinâ Donuts Center.
BURRILLVILLE -- Burrillville moved back into a tie for fourth place in Division III on Saturday with an efficient 21-9 victory over winless Classical.
The Broncos fell behind 2--0 on a safety in the first quarter before scoring three straight touchdowns to put the game out of reach.
âWe started slow, as usual,â Burrillville coach Gennaro Ferraro said. âWe were up 8-2 at the half after our defense made a goal-line stand near the end of the second quarter.â
EAST PROVIDENCE â On a breezy Saturday afternoon, North Smithfield continued to prove why itâs a legitimate contender in Division IV by breezing its way to an easy victory.
Tim Kennett tossed for two touchdowns and teammates Peter Mancini and Alex Blanchette each scored twice as the Northmen turned a close affair after one quarter into a convincing rout, rolling to a 34-6 win over Providence Country Day Co-op at the Knightsâ campus.
NEWPORT â North Smithfield resident and Mount St. Charles Academy boysâ cross country coach Roland Lavallee captured the UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon and topped a field of 2,505 runners with a 1:06:40 time on Sunday morning at Eastonâs Beach.
Lavallee topped the runner-up finisher, Kevin Gorman of Norwood, Mass. by more than eight minutes. Gormanâs time was 1:15:20.
Another local runner, Tom Wharton of Riverside, placed eighth with a 1;22:01 clocking.