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Gardner fights Ayala tonight at Foxwoods

March 31, 2011

WOONSOCKET — It takes a lot to get an easygoing person like Joe Gardner angry, but that’s exactly how the Woonsocket Boxing Club fighter felt on the afternoon of his first main event fight and EBA (Eastern Boxing Association) New England light heavyweight title defense on March 16.
Instead of heading to Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.’s “Boxing At The Royale” show in Boston for his much-anticipated eight-round showdown with Lowell, Mass.’s “Irish” Joey McCreedy, Gardner found himself staying home because the show was abruptly postponed.

March 30th

Clippers making do while Tucker Field tennis courts are repaired

March 30, 2011

CUMBERLAND — For the first few weeks of the spring season, the courts have been empty at Tucker Field, the home of the Cumberland High boys’ tennis team.
That’s doesn’t mean the Clippers haven’t been practicing for their upcoming (and very challenging) campaign in Division I after a four-year absence. While work is in the process of being done to reconstruct the courts, longtime CHS head coach John Jasionowski has managed to prepare his squad by first utilizing the courts at the Abbott Run Valley Club and then over at the nearby Sher-Le-Mon Swim Club.

March 29th

Mounties move up in class

March 29, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Mount St. Charles Academy moves up to Division I this season after winning the last two Division II state championships.
The Mounties go there knowing full well the challenge that awaits them, head coach Tom Seaver was saying on Monday night while contemplating this question:
“What’s the difference between Division I and II?”
Seaver weighs the query for a moment and then quickly responds.

March 28th

Clippers honor former swim coach Bruce Calvert

March 28, 2011

CUMBERLAND – Dan O’Brien has several memories of retired Cumberland High swim coach Bruce Calvert.
His first three years for the Clippers, O’Brien recalled a person that was not only dedicated to his craft, but a person that knew how to motivate with his unique style of dealing with student-athletes.
“You could go out and drop ten seconds and he would still have something to tell you that would improve it,” he said. “I guess some people would say that he had a negative outlook on your swim, but in a way it motivated us to try harder and drop our times more.”

March 27th

Woods still a top attraction despite declining career

March 27, 2011

At what point in Tiger Woods’s golf career will the media stop trailing the guy around like he’s still the No. 1 player in golf?
Even though Woods has been a non-factor in most tournaments since Thanksgiving of 2009, the long-time No. 1 player in the world still gets an inordinate amount of face time on television as he struggles to regain his old form. I guess the guy is news, no matter what he shoots each day. Or maybe we all just like to watch the golfing version of a train wreck unfold each time he plays.

March 26th

Woonsocket North Stars claim youth hockey title

March 26, 2011

SMITHFIELD --- The Woonsocket North Stars Mite B Blue Team defeated a very strong Northern Rhode Island Vikings squad 3-0 this past Tuesday evening at the Smithfield Ice Rink to complete an impressive season and capture the Gold bracket Mite B State Championship.
The WNS Mite B Blue entered the round robin format playing their best hockey of the season fresh off impressive tournament wins as well as some fierce state league competition.

March 25th

Novans chase Hendricken track dynasty

March 25, 2011

The hockey season concluded less than a week ago and to no one's surprise it was Mount St. Charles that was celebrating on the ice with another state championship. Except for a four-year dry spell from 2003-07, that's the way it has been since the 1977-78 season for the Mounties, who have racked up 42 state titles in their storied history.
In boys' swimming, Bishop Hendricken has won every team title since 1989-90, a total of 22 straight crowns.

Cooley must speak to Keno's PC recruits

March 25, 2011

PROVIDENCE – When Kyan Anderson and Markus Crider signed on with Providence College, each player was under the premise that Keno Davis would be coaching them.

Would Ricky Ledo come back to PC?

March 25, 2011

Might Ed Cooley’s standing as the Friars’ new head coach rekindle the sparks with high school prospect and fellow Providence native Ricky Ledo? Time will tell, says Ryan Hurd, Ledo’s head coach at Notre Dame Prep, located in Fitchburg, Mass.

March 24th

MSC spikers primed for move to Div. I

March 24, 2011

EAST PROVIDENCE — After three straight years of bringing home the hardware in Division II and posting a combined 56-2 overall mark during that span, Mount St. Charles Academy has moved up to the state’s top division this season.
Head coach Josh D’Abate is looking forward to the challenge where his squad will compete against the likes of defending state champion Bishop Hendricken and other powers such as North and South Kingstown.

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