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High school football season begins this weekend

September 12, 2013

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Woonsocket High head coach Carnell Henderson believes it, and so does Shea mentor Dino Campopiano.
Both understand that those teams that make up the state’s Division I is still superior in talent, but that the league in which they compete is the toughest from top to bottom.

Really, who can argue? This season, the Villa Novans will face in their II-A bracket the likes of Coventry, Chariho, Johnston and Mount Hope, while Campopiano’s Raiders will have the task of battling defending league champion Cumberland, St. Raphael, North Kingstown, Central and Rogers in II-B.

In R.I., hardship cases, landing waivers can be tough

September 12, 2013

WOONSOCKET — “I’m doing this for the betterment of these two kids,” declares George Nasuti.

It is the intent of the longtime Woonsocket High athletic director to exhaust all options in the hopes of obtaining a hardship waiver for two currently enrolled student-athletes. Due to their circumstances, these Villa Novans – for identity purposes, they are referred to as a boys’ soccer player and a baseball player – do not meet the Rhode Island Interscholastic League’s basic eligibility principles.

WOON (1240 AM) hits airwaves for another high school football season

September 12, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Once again, WOON (1240 AM) has staked a claim to become the on-airwaves destination for Rhode Island high school football.

Beginning with Friday’s non-league game between Woonsocket and East Providence, WOON will feature a 10-game package. All of the games will air live and feature the voice talents of Lou Mandeville, the station’s sports director, and longtime high school and college football coach Mike Watters.

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