Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
PROVIDENCE â On a campus where the menâs 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 âLate Night Madnessâ festivities at Alumni Hall.
BURRILLVILLE â Burrillville wrapped up its regular season on Thursday afternoon as the Division IIâs 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 â 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.
âI guess I just told them to go out and play as well as they know they can,â stated Sylvester, who attended the contest despite being on maternity leave, giving assistant Lea Miguel the opportunity to serve as interim chief. âI just said, 'Go out and play your game.'â
BOSTON â 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 âbangerâ David Ortiz while newcomer Shane Victorino assumed the spot in the lineup that used to have the second basemanâs name written all over it.
LINCOLN â 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 horseâs 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.
Lopesâ 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.
LINCOLN â If you missed the first 30 seconds of Tuesday nightâs Division II girlsâ soccer clash between Lincoln and Warwick Vets, you missed a lot.
Electing to establish tempo on the gameâs initial touch, the Lions quickly penetrated deep into the Hurricanesâ zone before one of their scoring stars took over. Senior Hailee Jarry succeeded in turning the corner and getting past a Warwick Vets defender before rifling a shot from the top of the 18-yard box that goalie Katelen Pick had little chance of stopping.
BURRILLVILLE -- Monday served as Senior Day for Burrillville High, and though it only had two honorees from a R.I. Division II championship team that graduated at least a half-dozen key players, senior co-captains Mikayla Fernandes and Brianna Durand had multiple reasons to celebrate.
The first is so easy to explain: Thanks to junior standout Kasey Desrosiersâ unassisted tally only 53 ticks into overtime, the Broncos earned a thrilling 1-0 Division II-North triumph over rival Cumberland before a small but vociferous crowd of perhaps 60.
WOONSOCKET â Regardless of the outcome, Woonsocket High head coach Carnell Henderson can take what just transpired on the gridiron and break it down in simple, easy-to-understand terms.
Following Saturdayâs 21-14 non-league loss to Division II foe Rogers â Woonsocket seemed stuck in neutral on an afternoon where Homecoming was celebrated at Barry Field â Henderson was his usual flawless self as he attempted to digest what exactly went wrong.
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EAST PROVIDENCE â For a team that hadnât played a game in 15 days, North Smithfield looked pretty sharp during Saturdayâs 41-8 romp over the co-op squad comprised of players from Providence Country Day, Wheeler and Juanita Sanchez.
The Northmen got an 88-yard touchdown run-back of the opening kickoff from Nicholas Cicerone and went on to score all of their points during the first half. Head coach Wes Pennington then played his second team for most of the second half.