Archive - Jan 2014 - Sports Article
WARWICK â€“ Lincoln didnâ€™t take the ice for its Division II crossover affair with Pilgrim on Friday night bitter from its first loss of the season, a 2-1 defeat to undefeated longtime rival Cumberland two nights earlier that snapped the Lionsâ€™ 35-game unbeaten streak.
Judging by the way the Lions played, you would have thought they had big chips on their shoulders.
The Lions scored six times in the final nine minutes of the first period and never let their foot off the accelerator as they trounced the one-win Patriots, 11-2, in a crossover contest at Thayer Arena.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Late Monday night, the Mount St. Charles girlsâ€™ indoor squad captured for the second straight winter the Dwyer Division crown, courtesy of 92 points, 14 more than runner-up Narragansett High.
It did so with only two event victories, with junior quad-captain Angela Dansereau grabbing the lone individual title in the 55-meter hurdles (9.42) at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house.
Last Saturday at the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center was the first significant clue.
Ed Cooley had just watched his Providence College squad push aside Xavier for its fifth straight Big East victory. As he delivered his postgame soliloquy inside a crowded media room â€“ one that also contained administrators and adoring well-wishers â€“ the head coach took the opportunity to give Bryce Cotton with what he feels are this valuable seniorâ€™s just desserts.
â€śHe is so undervalued by the national people, but heâ€™s definitely not undervalued in this room,â€ť Cooley rhapsodized.
LINCOLN â€” Davies took a ton of shots â€“ 93 of them â€“ on Tuesday night in its Division III crossover encounter against Central at the Patriotsâ€™ Alumni Hall.
Unfortunately for the Patriots, they struggled to find their shot from start to finish and hit just 12 of their attempts. But despite shooting a shade under 13 percent, as well as having a high number of turnovers and some struggles from the free-throw line, the Patriots still found themselves in a battle with the Knights.
LINCOLN â€” Cumberland High couldnâ€™t continue to allow two of Lincoln Highâ€™s better players to feel comfortable on the offensive end.
That much was clear to Clippers assistant coach Collin Geiselman through the first half of Mondayâ€™s Division II-North clash at The Lionsâ€™ Den. One look at the stat sheet was enough to send a strong message to his troops: stop giving Lincolnâ€™s Alec Cronan and Luke Kelly the freedom to either shoot from the outside or drive to the rim.
PROVIDENCE â€” The issue of cooperative teams in the Rhode Island Interscholastic League has long been a source of concern. Itâ€™s also a topic that features far too much gray area, from schools finding creative ways and/or loopholes to save existing co-op programs, to establishing new ones under the guise of promoting interscholastic athletics.
WOONSOCKET â€” A tremendous weight has been lifted from Connor Fugereâ€™s broad and strapping shoulders.
The Woonsocket High senior is viewed as one of the best on the Rhode Island track and field circuit at heaving objects such as the shot put, 25-pound weight throw, and hammer a very long way. His appearance on the U.S. High School Weight Throw Performance List that was released last Wednesday backs up such a claim.
LINCOLN --- Andre Soukhamthath dominated the first half of his marquee bantamweight fight on Friday night.
His opponent, Kin â€śKongâ€ť Moy, took charge of the second half.
And after three hard-fought, crowd-pleasing rounds, their fates rested in the hands of the judges, and in a matchup many people billed a â€śpickâ€™ emâ€ť fight, all three chose Moy â€“ and not the hometown favorite Soukhamthath â€“ as the winner by 29-28 scores.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Bruce Crabbeâ€™s official title with the Pawtucket Red Sox is coach. It sounds simple and straightforward, yet also vague in terms of what exactly his duties with the Triple-A ballclub will entail.
The 51-year-old Crabbe could oversee the infielders, an area that is his forte. Perhaps he might be responsible for relaying signals from the dugout to the outfielders, reminding them where to position themselves based on the hitter at the plate. Maybe Crabbe will offer his in-game observations as he sits next to new PawSox manager Kevin Boles.
CUMBERLAND â€” Throughout the 2012-13 winter campaign, then-Cumberland High sophomore Jack Bauer improved at a rapid rate, causing older brother Andrew to continue to hassle him about registering for a USA Swimming-affiliated club program.
Andrew, a phenomenal distance freestyler in his own right, had done the same, and he reasoned that Jack would only get faster, given the more grueling workouts.