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The son becomes the father: Derwin and Mason Williams

June 16, 2012

What is the most important gift a father can give to his child?
If you answer unconditional love or a top-flight education, you’re right on target. What about providing a supportive and nurturing home life geared toward helping one’s offspring achieve their best? Can’t find fault with that, either.
Yet what if you were fortunate enough to have a father who could deliver on all those fronts and for good measure was a pro athlete? And what if you, his child, stood in a position where chasing after the identical great white whale of athletic prowess was not merely a possibility, but definite?

Soukhamthath delivers first-round TKO at Twin River

June 16, 2012

LINCOLN — For Andre Soukhamthath, Thursday afternoon’s frustration at the weigh-in was dwarfed by Friday night’s jubilation at the Twin River Event Center.
The Woonsocket bantamweight prospect delighted a strong gathering of local fans -- many of them sporting his new white ‘Asian Sensation’ fight t-shirt -- by notching the first knockout of his young career on the undercard of Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc’s “Proving Grounds” show.
Soukhamthath (now 2-1) spoiled the pro debut of Vinny Tisconie of Shrewsbury, Mass. by putting him away with a TKO just 2:06 into the fight.

N.S. gridders will appear in Capitol City All-Star Game

June 16, 2012

PROVIDENCE --- The recently-graduated seniors on the Central Falls and North Smithfield football teams put on their helmets and pads on Wednesday night and worked out together on the Northmen’s turf complex to prepare for one final game before officially turning the pages on their high school careers.
But if you’re thinking that final game they’re getting ready for is the 14th annual Governor’s Cup showdown – the one that pits Rhode Island’s top seniors against Connecticut’s finest 12th graders – on June 30 in Southington, Conn., think again.

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