Archive - Feb 26, 2011 - Sports Article
WOONOCKET â€” Three years ago, George Briggs retired from a more than three-decade career as a educator in the Woonsocket school system.
Briggs was also contemplating doing the same from his post as the longtime (and successful) track and cross-country coach at the high school level.
But one dedicated individual, one person he's had the opportunity to work alongside for the past four years has made him think otherwise â€” his good friend and girls' head cross-country, track coach Dan Richard.
PROVIDENCE â€” In Saturdayâ€™s semifinal round of the R.I. state championship meet, Cumberland High won four of five bouts to take some of the sting out of its slow start to the tourney on Friday evening.
Cumberland suffered a huge loss on Friday night when two-time state champion Shai Lariviere defaulted in his second match, giving in to a sprained ankle suffered on Monday at practice.
â€śI tried to wrestle but I couldnâ€™t do it,â€ť Lariviere said later.
PROVIDENCE â€” Defending champion Cumberland capped an uneven and perhaps snake-bitten performance at this yearâ€™s state championship meet by going 0-for-4 in Saturday nightâ€™s individual finals.
Two-time defending champion Shoneil Lariviere was upset in the 125-pound finals by East Providenceâ€™s Joao Vicente, who pulled off a stunning 11-5 win over an opponent who had pinned him last month during the dual-meet season.