Archive - Sports Article
October 20th, 2012
WARWICK â There was plenty of talent standing on Woonsocket Highâs sideline Saturday afternoon. The problem was that not everyone was sporting shoulder pads and helmets.
With regular contributors Jalen Evans, Ryan Lagasse and John Poirier out and DâAndre Thomas leaving the game early in the first quarter, the Villa Novans were forced to call upon several unheralded types, asking them to save the day against Toll Gate High. Those who found themselves thrust into the spotlight acquitted themselves just fine as Woonsocket rolled to a 34-0 whitewashing against the winless Titans.
PAWTUCKET â In the end, it came down to the first doubles match, and on this day, the Mount St. Charles senior tandem of Emily Cardosa and Julia Martin were not going to be denied.
Not after already losing three times this year to the East Greenwich team of Kerri Whelan and Julia Waicberg. And certainly not with Mount desperately needing them to win their match in order to capture Thursday afternoonâs Division I semifinal-round affair at Slater Park.
LINCOLN â The fact that Mount St. Charles Academy has captured 14 championships (nine regular-season titles and five state crowns) since 2002 is a truly remarkable accomplishment.
So is the fact that the Mounties will be playing this afternoon in the Division I semifinals for the 12th straight year, a âFinal Fourâ streak no other girlsâ tennis team in the state can come close to matching.
PROVIDENCE â As one longtime newspaper scribe pointed out, âthis is something thatâs been a long time coming.â
In an effort to better coordinate with members of the working press â be their classification entail print, photo, television or the Internet â the Rhode Island Interscholastic League held a âMedia Dayâ forum Wednesday afternoon at its headquarters, located on the Rhode Island College campus.
SCITUATE â North Smithfieldâs season came to a crushing finish in its Division III quarterfinal-round matchup with Scituate on Tuesday afternoon at the Scituate town courts.
The Spartans, the No. 2 seed from the West, scratched out a 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 victory in third singles to score a 4-3 victory and advance to tomorrowâs semifinal round.
North Smithfield No. 2 singles player Tiana Ahmed achieved a 6-1, 6-1 victory Monday afternoon against St. Raphaelâs Gianna Leone. For complete story, see Tuesday's print edition or click on the e-Edition.
LINCOLN â The final installment of Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.âs âThursday Night Fightsâ series at the Twin River Event Center is this week, and for local fight fans, this will be an excellent chance to see a good group of Blackstone Valley fighters in action before 2012 comes to a close.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â From top to bottom, this was North Smithfieldâs best performance of the season.
Buoyed by Mike Ciceroneâs first-ever start at quarterback and a defense that kept the opposition in check, North Smithfield sailed to a convincing 57-8 margin against the PCD Co-op juggernaut Saturday afternoon. The Northmen will have plenty of time to savor the lop-sided triumph as the teamâs next game isnât until Friday, Nov. 2 at Smithfield.
Burrillville sophomore David Gariepy (13) is in the air for the interception against Exeter/West Greenwich during the third quarter of Saturdayâs non-league encounter. The Broncos would go on to score a touchdown following Gariepyâs pick. The Scarlet Knights would go on to win, 29-22. For game story and additional photos, see Sunday's print edition or click on the E-edition.
The high school football season will meet its halfway point this weekend, which means a large dose of non-league games and a few league matchups on the areaâs docket.
Eight games make up this weekâs schedule, with tonightâs Division II crossover game between II-B team Cumberland and II-A squad Mount Hope in Bristol and tomorrowâs Division IV duel between Central Falls and Hope in Providence highlighting the top local games.