Archive - Jan 2011 - Sports Article
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).
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.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The long-running offseason production the PawSox put on, better known as the Hot Stove gathering, has always served a dual purpose.
When it comes to Woonsocket Highâ€™s boys basketball team, the old axiom of everyone loves a winner comes to mind. The flip side, as revealed this winter, is that very few people are willing to make the trip through snow and ice on a school night to watch this yearâ€™s 1-8 team play its home games.
WOONSOCKET â€” High school basketball coaches have a lot in common with teachers who send their students through rigorous courses like physics or chemistry. Hoop mentors must stand on the sidelines, trying to explain the finer points of their sport, while players try to absorb those lessons in the midst of competition.
East Providenceâ€™s Alex Butler and Woonsocketâ€™s Kyle Ivey-Jones did their best to educate their players on Wednesday night when the Townies visited the Villa Novans for a battle between two sub-.500 Division I teams.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Kayla Kiernan has built up an impressive resume during her fantastic high school hockey career at North Smithfield High.
A state champion and the stateâ€™s goal-scoring leader as a freshman. A First-Team All-State pick as a junior, a Second-Team All-Stater as a sophomore. A three-time First-Team All-Division selection. And the list goes on.
And just when you thought she couldnâ€™t top what sheâ€™s done, Kiernan has an golden opportunity to tack on two more marvelous feats to her resume -- the stateâ€™s all-time goal-scoring leader and first-ever 100-goal scorer.