Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
PAWTUCKET – Six years, and just shy of three thousand miles separated Paula Cadavid from her sport.
To be reunited, it took a passion that wouldn’t fade and the devotion of a handful of sympathetic coaches. Her story is a reminder that sometimes, the well-worn phrase “love of the game” actually means what it says.
NORTH SMITHFIELD – The wearing of a “Hello my name is” name tag won’t be needed when Michaela Brodeur officially enrolls at the University of Rhode Island in the Fall of 2015.
WOONSOCKET -- As always after a Woonsocket High game, cheerleaders and volunteer moms set up a buffet table complete with pasta, pizza and other goodies for their players and coaches to gobble.
When the Villa Novans took a considerable amount of time – perhaps 20 minutes – to finally file out of the Barry Field locker rooms and offices, one questioned, “Where are they? The food’s getting cold.”
An instant later, a trainer walked out of the closed door and provided the answer: “They’re still being yelled at.”
Raiders start strong before holding on to top Vikings
PAWTUCKET -- Shea jumped out to a 10-0 lead after one quarter before holding on to defeat Division II-A rival Rogers, 23-21, Friday night at Max Read Field.
Anthony Almeida scored on a 12-yard run midway through the fourth quarter to provide the Raiders with the deciding. Yanique Duarte caught a 45-yard touchdown for Shea and also ran for a 3-yard score. Shea, which led 17-14 at halftime, improves to 2-1 in league play.
CUMBERLAND â€“ For the second time in a month, Cumberland High suffered a crushing defeat.
The last time during a season-opening, non-league affair with St. Raphael Academy, the Clippers recorded a touchdown in the waning seconds, but a 10-yard holding penalty negated it. In the end, they suffered a 21-14 loss to the Saints.
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Even though the match had been decided and darkness was barely being held at bay by the small lights illuminating the courts, North Smithfield head coach Laurie Puddester conveyed to her Nos. 2 and 3 doubles teams that they still had work to do.
WOONSOCKET – There’s a different vibe surrounding the Villa Novan girls’ tennis program these days.
Putting it kindly, this used to be a happy-go-lucky bunch that was never overly concerned with wins and losses, the latter of which there have been plenty of in recent years. As long as the team enjoyed themselves and walked off the court with a smile on their face, the primary mission had been accomplished.
Lincoln stamps out Hope, 20-0
CENTRAL FALLS – Burrillville is making an early-season statement in Division IV. The message is loud and clear: Look out for the Broncos!
WOONSOCKET — As soon as the final point fell to the floor, spelling Mount St. Charles’ 3-1 Division I crossover loss to Coventry High on Wednesday night, head coach Josh D’Abate led his kids to the other side of the gymnasium, beyond the canvas divider, for a team meeting.
Naturally, it’s unknown what was said, as it should be, but if D’Abate’s demeanor upon return was any indication, it couldn’t have been that bad.
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