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February 20th, 2013
CRANSTON â€” Burrillville may been on vacation from school this week, but that hasnâ€™t prevented the Broncos from working overtime these past few days.
Two days after posting a thrilling OT victory on the road over Barrington, the Broncos picked up a point in the Division I-Eccleston standings on Wednesday afternoon by battling Cranston West to a 2-2 draw at the Cranston Vets Rink.
CUMBERLAND â€“ The postseason may be afoot, but make no mistake: this is still the same North Smithfield power keg.
The same squad that was blemish-free during the regular season remained true to form in its playoff opener Wednesday night. Led by usual suspects Matt Walkow, Peter Keenan and Cody Lâ€™Heureux, top seed North Smithfield overwhelmed No. 9 Ponaganset, 80-42, in the Division III quarterfinals. Next up for T.J. Ciolfi & Co. is a semifinal-round matchup with No. 4 Johnston Friday at Roger Williams University.
PROVIDENCE â€” Thereâ€™s no need for Lee Goldsbrough to conceal his true emotions. For the first time in his Providence College tenure, basketball is fun.
WOONSOCKET â€” Highlights have been few and far between this year for Woonsocket, a young squad that has been slowly trying to rebuild its program since the Villa Novans won the Division III-North title three seasons ago.
On Tuesday afternoon, before a small, but energetic gathering at Adelard Arena, all the hard work, sweat, and tears the Villa Novans put into their season nearly paid off in the form of their first victory of the year, but Scituate spoiled their aspirations.
PROVIDENCE â€” Cumberland High senior co-captain Andrew Bauer took a specific but incredibly-optimistic plan into these R.I. Boys Swimming Championships on Monday night.
It was his lofty goal to break his own school mark in the 200-yard freestyle, then set new CHS marks at the 500 distance, not to mention the 50 and 100 freestyles.
NORTH SMITHFIELD -- North Smithfield entered this week knowing full well that if the Northmen wanted to qualify for the Division II playoffs, they would need to produce a win or two over their final three regular-season games.
But at first glance, that seemed to be a chore that was easier said than done. Those three contests â€“ over a five-day span â€“ were against teams with winning records, and two were versus opponents that had already secured a spot in the eight-team tournament that begins on Friday, March 1.
PROVIDENCE â€” Out with the â€śold,â€ť in with the new.
For Cumberland High senior co-captain Courtney Kent, she couldn't have fathomed a better way to close her interscholastic career at the R.I. Girls Swimming Championships, held Saturday afternoon at the recently-finished Brown University natatorium.
Really, who would argue with two individual crowns, not to mention a relay title and a runner-up in another?
PROVIDENCE â€” It was right around Thanksgiving when Woonsocket High senior Kaylnn â€śK.K.â€ť Pitts placed all her cards on the table.
â€śI want to win the [indoor] state championship in the high jump,â€ť is what Pitts set out to obtain, the quote appearing in this very newspaper on Sunday, Nov. 18.
The teenagerâ€™s day of reckoning came Saturday afternoon at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house, site of the R.I. Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Pitts made good on her promise, capturing the high jump crown with a â€śsudden deathâ€ť leap of five feet, four inches.
WOONSOCKET â€” Tommy Brien is livid. So are Dave Jarrett and the other volunteers in Woonsocket who run youth and recreational leagues and use the cityâ€™s parks and fields.
Brien reported on Thursday night that on the agenda of Mondayâ€™s City Council meeting is a proposal to establish fees for those who participate in the recreational programs that utilize the cityâ€™s facilities -- charges that could severely cripple the budgets of some of the cityâ€™s leagues.
WOONSOCKET --- One bad minute of hockey at the end of the second period turned out to be Mount St. Charles Academyâ€™s undoing on Friday night in its showdown against the No. 7 ranked team in Massachusetts.
Malden Catholic snapped a 1-1 tie by scoring twice in the final 36 seconds of that middle period and held onto its lead through a wild final period en route to a 5-3 victory before a large gathering at Adelard Arena.