Archive - Sports Article
November 8th, 2012
Dino Campopiano and his Shea High gridders wonât get another crack at Cumberland or St. Raphael this season.
Conversely, if Brian Coteâs Mount Hope squad were to cross paths with Woonsocket once again, such a matchup wouldnât take place until the Division II Super Bowl.
KINGSTON --- After handing Mount St. Charles its most lopsided defeat of the regular season, Coventry found a way to deal the Mounties an agonizingly close loss on Wednesday night in the Division I semifinals.
Owners of a 14-13 lead in a back-and-forth fifth and deciding game, the Mounties were unable to tally the magical 15th point that would have sent them to Saturdayâs 5 p.m. championship match back at URIâs Keaney Gym.
PAWTUCKET â The defending Governorsâ Cup Champion Pawtucket Red Sox will play their 2013 home-opener at McCoy Stadium on Thursday, April 11 against the Rochester Red Wings at 7:05 p.m.
The PawSox 2013 season will actually start one week earlier on April 4th when they play the inaugural game at the newly-renovated PNC Field in Moosic, PA against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
BRISTOL â When Burrillville High senior tri-captain Laura Hauser went home after school to grab her uniform Monday afternoon, there was a strange addition next to her jersey, laying right there on her bed.
âIt was about 2:30, and I found a lucky penny, with the head up,â she explained. âMy mom said she didn't have any idea how it got there. I almost walked out of the house without it; I got to my car, then forgot I didn't have it, so I turned around and raced back to get it.
âI mean, I'm a superstitious person,â she added.
For the eight football teams that succeeded in qualifying for the Division II postseason, the objective is crystal clear â survive to play the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.
Of the three local participants, only one team is guaranteed a coveted spot in the semifinals. Woonsocket and St. Raphael will lock helmets in a quarterfinal-round clash at Pariseau Field come 6 oâclock Saturday night. Meanwhile, Cumberland rolls out the welcome mat for Westerly, which ventures to Tucker Field Friday.
EAST GREENWICH â Throughout the three overtime periods, Burrillville High senior tri-captain Alex LeClair stood in her goalie box physically shaking, not from Saturday evening's chill but from the fear of âŠ dare we say it? Failure.
âI was physically and mentally exhausted, but all of that went away when it finally ended,â she grinned.
WOONSOCKET â What makes the 2012 edition of Woonsocket High so unique is that Carnell Hendersonâs Villa Novans have learned to win games in all kinds of ways.
There have been blowouts, close shaves and other instances when the Villa Novans took the field minus a full compliment of healthy bodies. Other times, Woonsocket has been its own worst enemy, turning the ball over at an alarming rate.
That, in turn, allowed the opposition to hang out, a storyline that unfolded before the Novansâ eyes Saturday afternoon at Barry Field.
PROVIDENCE â The idea of framing Saturdayâs first-ever hoops get-together between Providence College and Rhode Island College as merely an exhibition game doesnât paint a complete picture.
When last we saw Wes Pennington and his North Smithfield football troupe, the Northmen were set to embark upon an unprecedented double bye that would encompass three whole weeks between games.
PAWTUCKET â Head coach Pierre Ridore had several reasons to believe his Shea High squad would reign in a R.I. Division I Tournament preliminary tilt against Cumberland on Thursday afternoon.
First, his Raiders had rolled to a 4-1 victory over the Clippers just nine days before this playoff; second, Ridore's bunch entered the contest with a 6-0-1 mark at home â that is, when it played either at Max Read Field or the McKinnon-Alves Complex â and this would be played at the latter.