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January 11th, 2015
CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High didn't reign in its own annual John D. Gorman Memorial Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, but veteran head coach Steve Gordon didn't mind an iota.
After all, some of the best squads from around New England received invitations, and Gordon perceives the event as a solid, mid-season “testing ground” for his grapplers.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The 1994 Providence College menâ€™s basketball team, headlined by Dickey Simpkins and Michael Smith, far left, and Abdul Abdullah, far right, were honored during Saturdayâ€™s game against Georgetown at the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center. The team shares a laugh while watching video highlights from the Big East Tournament championship it captured that year.
PROVIDENCE – As Providence’s Ed Cooley and his coaching counterpart on Saturday afternoon, Georgetown’s John Thompson III, are well aware, the Big East was built on rough-and rumble play that at times can burn the retinas.
It’s a league that despite all the changes is still not for the faint of heart.
PROVIDENCE – As Providence’s win over Butler earlier in the week illustrated, dishing out minutes is no exact science.
Coaches like Ed Cooley have to consider every factor when concocting a game plan for that day’s opposition. The toughest decisions don’t always boil down to playing zone or man-to-man on defense. There is one consideration that carries prime importance: Ultimately, you play the guys who provide the best chance to win.
LINCOLN – You would think head coach Joe Handy would have been thrilled after his Davies Tech players had collected a pivotal 51-43 victory over Burrillville at Gaskin Alumni Hall on Friday night.
After all, his defense allowed only one Bronco – senior center Catherine Keable – to reach double figures in scoring, and forced a whopping 41 turnovers.
Handy, however, seemed disenchanted with the Division III-North triumph.
WOONSOCKET -- To head coach Tom Pereira, something was clearly missing in the first seven games of the season for the Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op team.
That “someone” was prized transfer Samantha Wellington, who made her season debut Friday against ironically her former club, Mount St. Charles. Though the sophomore did not create a ripple on the scorer’s sheet, she impacted the game in other areas in helping the Lions top the Mounties, 5-3, at Adelard Arena.
LINCOLN – It’s still early in the Division II dual-meet slate, so Lincoln High senior tri-captain Nicole Moneghan isn’t as concerned with her times as she was during her underclassmen years.
Instead, as she’s building toward what she hopes is a premier individual showing at the Rhode Island State Championships in late February, she’s concentrating more on the development of some of the Lions’ younger aquawomen.
The simplistic reason: Moneghan wants to see her school claim a long-awaited state crown.
PAWTUCKET – Joining manager Kevin Boles and coach Bruce Crabbe on the 2015 PawSox coaching staff will be a pair of newcomers, hitting coach Rich Gedman and pitching coach Bob Kipper, the team announced Thursday.
Both men take over roles previously held by Dave Joppie and Rich Sauveur, respectively. Joppie will take over hitting-coach duties in Double-A Portland while Sauveur chose to pursue opportunities elsewhere after seven seasons overseeing the Pawtucket pitching staff.
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