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February 5th, 2013

Northmen improve to 18-0, down Warwick Vets

February 5, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Head coach T.J. Ciolfi claimed to be less than ecstatic after his North Smithfield High squad, with a notable edge in height, allowed under-.500 Warwick Vets to manufacture a 9-0 run at the end of the initial half to slice a 13-point deficit to 39-33.
He had wanted more efficient board work from senior tri-captain/center Matt Walkow and junior forward Peter Keenan.
“Matt and Pete got an earful at intermission,” Ciolfi confessed. “I felt that with our size advantage, we should’ve started the game with more rebounds.”

February 4th

Has a nice ring to it: How Pawtucket's Governors' Cup keepsake came to be

February 4, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The finished product had to be something that embodied the 2012 Governors’ Cup title the Pawtucket Red Sox won.
After discussing the anatomy of a championship ring – a glittery reminder of what was achieved – with PawSox general manager Lou Schwechheimer, it became clear why so much time and energy was put into coming up with the perfect keepsake. For the purpose of this exercise, we thought it would be appropriate to touch upon several key subject plots that were taken into consideration during the “has a nice ring to it” process.

Finding the right designer

February 2nd

Soukhamthath's TKO energizes Twin River crowd

February 2, 2013

Andre Soukhamthath couldn’t have scripted a better start to his second full year as a pro fighter.
The Woonsocket bantamweight electrified a large, energetic gathering at the Twin River Event Center late Friday night by delivering a second-round TKO over a talented prospect that easily earned the 24-year-old Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.’s’ “Knockout of the Night” honors.

LaFazia, Strick lead N.S. girls past Keough

February 2, 2013

PAWTUCKET — With a solid effort on the defensive boards and the typical pinpoint field-goal accuracy from senior guards Jaime LaFazia and Keila Strick, North Smithfield High posted a workmanlike 53-41 Division III victory over Bishop Keough at St. Raphael Academy's Alumni Hall early Saturday afternoon.
LaFazia – call her the No. 2 – drained 13 of her 18 points in the opening half, and also contributed five steals, five assists and six rebounds for the Northmen, who improved to 9-5 overall and 8-3 in league play.

February 1st

WEB ONLY: Larence, Mount top Hendricken again

February 2, 2013

WOONSOCKET -- Victories don't get any bigger than this one.
For the second time in seven days, Mount St. Charles defeated Bishop Hendricken, and Friday night's 4-2 victory at Adelard Arena allowed the Mounties to clinch their regular-season series with the Hawks.
The Mounties, who dropped a 4-0 verdict to Hendricken earlier in the season, and last Saturday, pinned a 3-1 win over the Hawks at Thayer Arena, improved to 8-2, while the Hawks slipped to 9-2.

January 30th

Woonsocket's Soukhamthath eager to build off 2012 success

January 30, 2013

WOONSOCKET — Andre Soukhamthath knows the coming-out party from 2012 is over.
A new year is under way for the 24-year-old Woonsocket bantamweight, and while his first full year as a pro fighter brought him a 3-0 record -- a submission win followed by two knockouts -- Soukhamthath wants to do bigger and better things this year.

Boisclair nails buzzer beater as Clippers edge Tigers

January 30, 2013

CUMBERLAND — It certainly looked as if improved Tolman High, which rolled into Cumberland’s Wellness Center late Wednesday afternoon with five victories in its previous seven tilts, would make it six-of-eight.
The Tigers also seemed destined to eke out a two- or three-point triumph over the Clippers, but head coach Gary Reedy’s crew had other plans.

January 29th

Lincoln bows to Shea in boys hoops

January 29, 2013

PAWTUCKET — For a ballclub hoping to be one of the deserving 16 teams in the state’s Open Tournament at the end of February, Shea’s been doing its part these days by turning in some excellent basketball.
On Tuesday night, the Raiders put together another splendid outing to sew up their fourth straight victory, this one coming at “The Cage” against neighboring Division II crossover foe Lincoln.
Junior guard Chris Mainville’s contest-high 21 points and nine assists and senior forward Alvin Semedo’s double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds led the way for the Raiders in their 63-48 triumph.

January 26th

For MSC's Brian Belisle, it's been a season of sitting and waiting

January 26, 2013

WOONSOCKET — Brian Belisle’s senior year should be one of the best times of his life.
Yes, this should be a precious time for the Cumberland teenager as he winds through the final stretch of his high school career at Mount St. Charles, not only enjoying his time with his friends in and out of the classroom, but also focusing on plans for the next step in his life – college.

Allen Webster: From Dodger Blue to Red Sox Nation

January 26, 2013

PAWTUCKET -- Allen Webster remembers the first time he heard his name come up in last August’s blockbuster trade between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers that sent him to New England.
“I was in the clubhouse,” said Webster, who at the time, was playing for the Dodgers’ Double-A team in Chattanooga, Tenn. “I saw my name go across the bottom of the screen on ESPN. (The trade) wasn’t 100 percent, but that’s when I kind of knew.”

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