Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
WOONSOCKET -- It was hard to tell if Mount St. Charles‚Äô head coach Marek Wolny‚Äôs post-game words to his girls did the trick or not.
The seventh-seeded Mounties had just suffered a disappointing 1-0 double-overtime loss to No. 10 Tiverton at the lower campus field on Tuesday afternoon, but ‚Äď after congratulating the Tigers and the officials with hand slaps and/or fist bumps for a job well done ‚Äď Wolny huddled his troops and attempted some calming devices.
For years, the names rolled off your tongue so effortlessly that it felt like you were on a first-name basis with them. Everything felt so warm and reassuring when discussing certain Big East coaches that mentioning them in the same breath as death and taxes was perfectly acceptable.
Nothing is certain but death and taxes ‚Äď along with Jim Boeheim coaching at Syracuse. Ditto Jim Calhoun at Connecticut, Rick Pitino at Louisville and Mike Brey at Notre Dame.
BURRILLVILLE ‚Äď Last Saturday night, after Burrillville High had posted a solid 34-8 victory over Exeter/West Greenwich, head coach Gennaro Ferraro explained that ‚Äď following three previous dismal blowout losses ‚Äď he felt his squad was ‚Äúrounding the corner.
‚ÄúI thought the kids got bumped off their orbit a little bit ‚Ä¶ we needed this win, and we got it,‚ÄĚ he noted. ‚ÄúI think we're back on track.‚ÄĚ
If Saturday afternoon is any indication, the Broncos' thundering herd has ‚Ä¶ well, been heard, and who knows what to expect from them as November draws near.
WOONSOCKET ‚Äď Saturday afternoon marked ‚ÄúSenior Day‚ÄĚ for the Woonsocket High football team, and a pre-game celebration ‚Äď one in which the dozen soon-to-be graduates issued flowers to their parents and/or guardians ‚Äď must have had them feeling rather satisfied.
The inner peace didn't quite show itself during the 48 minutes of battling against Division II-A foe Toll Gate, but the gritty Villa Novans nevertheless left Barry Field with a 20-8 triumph.
PROVIDENCE ‚Äď On a campus where the men‚Äôs basketball program serves as a valuable gateway for public attention, nights like the one that took place at Providence College Friday are held in high esteem, not only by students, but the community at large.
With much fanfare, head coach Ed Cooley, his assistants and players rolled out the Black & White carpet for ‚ÄúLate Night Madness‚ÄĚ festivities at Alumni Hall.
BURRILLVILLE ‚ÄĒ Burrillville wrapped up its regular season on Thursday afternoon as the Division II‚Äôs top scoring team -- doing so despite not scoring a single goal in its final two games this week.
But unlike their scoreless draw less than 48 hours earlier against Tiverton, the Broncos were unable to come away with a point in the standings in their showdown for second place with visiting Pilgrim.
LINCOLN ‚ÄĒ Head coach Brenda Sylvester really couldn't recall what she told her Lincoln High troops prior to facing Bay View in both teams' Division I-North season finale on Thursday afternoon.
‚ÄúI guess I just told them to go out and play as well as they know they can,‚ÄĚ stated Sylvester, who attended the contest despite being on maternity leave, giving assistant Lea Miguel the opportunity to serve as interim chief. ‚ÄúI just said, 'Go out and play your game.'‚ÄĚ
BOSTON ‚Äď For much of his tenure with the Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia has been a mainstay at the No. 2 spot in the batting order.
What used to serve as a foregone conclusion for Boston received a noticeable jolt this season. On Opening Day at Yankee Stadium, Pedroia found himself hitting in front of cleanup ‚Äúbanger‚ÄĚ David Ortiz while newcomer Shane Victorino assumed the spot in the lineup that used to have the second baseman‚Äôs name written all over it.
LINCOLN ‚Äď As a former high school and college athlete, Mike Bedrossian knows what it takes to prepare for games, especially those critical to his teams' success.
He did time and again at Seekonk High, as well as the Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College, where he starred in basketball and baseball.
This is one of those times when getting it straight from the horse‚Äôs mouth just seems right. In Dodgers first base coach Davey Lopes, you have someone who meets the criteria of gleaning insight into what exactly makes the Red Sox and Cardinals tick.
Lopes‚Äô credentials are unparalleled when it comes to weighing in/opining on the two World Series combatants. The East Providence native and La Salle Academy alumnus was part of a Los Angeles organization that recently got pushed aside by St. Louis in the National League Championship Series.