Archive - Jun 4, 2011 - Sports Article
PROVIDENCE â Waiting to compete in the high jump at Saturdayâs RIIL Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Mount St. Charles Academyâs versatile junior Ali Sayles nearly missed the finals of the 100-meter high hurdles.
Itâs a good thing she got there in time. A few minutes after hustling her way over to the starting line, Sayles was crowned an individual titlist.
âItâs just crazy,â she said. âI wasnât expecting it at all.â
LINCOLN â Down, but not out.
That was the mindset of the players of ninth-seeded Mount St. Charles Academy during their Division I playoff matchup with top-seed Lincoln High on Saturday.
Facing a three-run deficit entering the seventh inning, the underdog Mounties scored four times in the final frame en route to a 4-3 win over the Lions in the opener of the double-elimination tourney at Lonsdale Elementary School.
Taylor Messier tied the contest at 3 with a two-run double and teammate Emily Hendricks drove in the game-winner with base hit in the gap.
PROVIDENCE â Lincoln Highâs perfect season came to an end at the hands of âŠ a perfect season.
In Saturdayâs clash between two unbeaten teams trying to etch their names into the Rhode Island Interscholastic League history books, it was Tiverton that emerged with an unblemished record â and the Division II state championship.
A late second-half comeback fell short for the Lions, who watched the Tigers celebrate a 12-8 victory at Rhode Island College to cap a 17-0 campaign.