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Even on the phone, the unbridled enthusiasm in Tyrone Naredâ€™s voice was readily apparent.
A new basketball season on foreign soil beckons for this Woonsocket native, and judging by the synopsis Nared provided mere hours before embarking on a near 15-hour flight that would take him to his roundball address for the next several months, the outlook appears bright.
WOONSOCKET â€” If you hadnâ€™t heard of Roland Lavallee or seen him in action, youâ€™d have a difficult time believing that the former Mount St. Charles standout was competing in his first race in nearly a year and a half, or was 13 months removed from microfracture surgery to his knee, during Sunday morningâ€™s Novans Pride 5K.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ About a year ago under the Gaudet Middle School football stadium's lights, host Middletown High didn't just whup Burrillville in a Division III contest, but embarrassed it with a 58-7 pasting.
Broncos' mentor Gennaro Ferraro reminded his current troops of that bushwhacking last September during practice sessions this past week.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The Woonsocket High coaching staff prides itself on instilling in its players a good, sound understanding of fundamental football.
That is, avoid silly mistakes that result in penalties, don't turn the ball over, don't â€śdanceâ€ť with the pigskin but push it â€śnorth-south,â€ť et cetera.
Another definition: take advantage of your opportunities.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Approximately 10 months ago, on a cold night at East Greenwich Highâ€™s Carcieri Field, Cumberland High played its collective heart out before suffering a 2-1 triple-overtime semifinal loss to eventual Division II state champion Burrillville.
The two Division II-North rivals went at it again in a tilt at Tucker Field on sun-splashed Friday afternoon, and Clippersâ€™ head coach Stefanie Capone-Bello decided beforehand to remind her upperclassmen of that defeat.
Tolman High head coach Dave Caito calls it the start of a new season. In many ways, this weekendâ€™s Rhode Island high school football schedule is just that for the local teams.
The time has come to put what has amounted to nearly five weeks of preseason camp in the rearview mirror. The 2013 campaign begins in earnest Friday night with the opening of league play, a time where teams battle it out for division championships and jockey for position in league standings, all fighting toward a common goal: to make it to that next â€“ and final â€“ â€śnewâ€ť â€“ season, a.k.a. the playoffs.
NASCAR fan Colin Godfrin, 13, of Woonsocket is happy to meet Martin Truex Jr. and get his autograph during a kickoff event celebrating the opening of a new NAPA Auto Parts store on Cumberland Hill Road in Woonsocket Thursday evening.
(For more photos, pick up Friday's edition of the Woonsocket Call)
CUMBERLAND â€” The same olâ€™ affliction keeps raring itâ€™s ugly head for Cumberland High.
Thatâ€™s why head coach Anthony Silva promised moments after a 0-0 Division I stalemate with Barrington on the Tucker Field Annex turf on Tuesday afternoon that his primary focus at todayâ€™s practice session would be creating more offense.
â€śI thought we played well overall,â€ť he sighed following the bittersweet tie, one that left the Clippers at 1-2-1 overall and in league action. â€śWeâ€™ve been lacking offense, and â€“ sometimes â€“ thatâ€™s just the way the game of soccer goes.
BOSTON â€“ The Boston Red Soxâ€™ â€śHats off to Heroes Programâ€ť honored Technical Sergeant Joshua Lemois during Sunday nightâ€™s contest at Fenway Park against the New York Yankees. The ceremony took place at the end of the fourth inning.
TSgt Lemois is a member of the United States Air Force where he has served for the last 13 years. A Cumberland native, TSgt Lemois served in Saudi Arabia and volunteered for deployment in Afghanistan during his second tour of duty.
BURRILLVILLE -- Prior to the season-opening Northern Division tri-meet on Monday afternoon, Lincoln High head coach Sue Carlson stood at the mile mark of the middle schoolâ€™s 3.1-mile course and offered her thoughts as to who would reign individually.