Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
WOONSOCKET — Thanks to a personal donation from a noted Olympic runner, outdoor track will return to the sports roster at Woonsocket Middle School next spring for the first time since the program was cut four years ago in a fiscal belt-tightening move.
BURRILLVILLE â The Burrillville Panthers Pee-Wee team finished its season with a flourish, capturing the Super Bowl in the Rhode Island Pre Teen league.
The Panthers defeated the Washington County Raiders in a contest that took place Nov. 23 at Providenceâs Conley Stadium. Washington County came into the game with a 10-0-1 record while Burrillville stood at 8-2 with both losses coming against the Raiders.
Super Bowl MVP honors went to Burrillville's 55 Dean Ayotte, who plays full back and linebacker.
SMITHFIELD – Sophomore Joe Sanchioni manufactured two goals and Tim Casilli a tally and two feeds as Mount St. Charles rolled past Smithfield, 4-2, in a Championship Division/Cimini League showdown on Friday night.
Sanchioni’s final goal, with 5:29 remaining, provided insurance for the Mounties (2-0-0), though senior Pat Holmes’ score on feeds from Casilli and Justin D’Abrosca with just 2:55 elapsed in the middle session proved to be the clincher.
Mike Macera and Jim Varin each scored for the Sentinels.
PAWTUCKET – T.J. Ciolfi couldn’t have scripted his first game as Woonsocket’s head coach any better.
Buoyed by suffocating full-court press that paved the way for one easy transition basket after another, Woonsocket stormed past St. Raphael, 82-58, in semifinal-round action of the Dennis M. Lynch, Jr. Memorial Tournament on Thursday night. The Villa Novans placed six players in double figures with Elijah Vazquez (16 points, three 3-pointers) and Gary Lyles (15 points, 11-of-14 from the foul line) leading the charge.
PROVIDENCE — For the second straight season the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team’s senior class will graduate without knowing what it feels like to beat archrival Providence College.<
PROVIDENCE – Whenever Providence College and the University of Rhode Island renew their rivalry on the hardwood, there always seems to be plenty of extraneous noise to filter out.
BURRILLVILLE – The mood was both light and somber at the Eccleston Field clubhouse on Monday afternoon as the Burrillville High gridders turned in their uniforms and equipment to head coach Gennaro Ferraro, with help from his able assistants.
Less than 24 hours after the Broncos had blasted Scituate, 54-13, in the R.I. Division IV Super Bowl at Cranston Stadium, the players seemed in a jovial mood during the “givebacks” – that is, until it came time to say “So long.”
CRANSTON – There was still a quarter to be played, but as the seconds ticked off the scoreboard at the end of the third quarter, Burrillville High head coach Gennaro Ferraro was at a loss for words after witnessing perhaps his team’s best stretch of play all season.