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September 15th, 2011
PROVIDENCE - Besides looking at the thousands of runners and walkers lined on Francis Street for the start of the CVS Caremark Downtown 5K, thereâ€™s something else that puts a smile on the face of race director Charlie Breagy.
Itâ€™s good weather.
Carnell Henderson is aware of the burden heâ€™s placed on his Woonsocket assistant coaches. The head coach, who continues to come along after undergoing surgery in early August to repair a torn tendon in quadriceps muscle of his left leg, knows that just like the players have to step up their game whenever thereâ€™s an absence, so too does his staff.
The idea is to keep things as close to the status quo as possible until Henderson returns to the sidelines, which he is optimistic will happen this season.
WOONSOCKET â€” Itâ€™s been said time and time again in sports that if you want to be the best, you have the beat the best.
On Tuesday afternoon, Woonsocket played what many high school enthusiasts believe is â€˜the team to beatâ€™ in Division II, defending state champ Smithfield, and while the Novans didnâ€™t come away with a victory, they picked up the next best thing â€” a draw.
SMITHFIELD â€” The strategy was simple. Take it moderately easy the first half of the race and when the course hits the woods for the rolling hills, then go to work.
Thatâ€™s the plan that Mount St. Charles Academy and Smithfield High had entering Mondayâ€™s Northern Division opener on the tough three-mile layout at Bryant University.
Both teams carried out those strategies, though the Mounties did it just a little better.
If you blinked, chances are you missed out seeing the Pawtucket Red Sox in the 2011 Governorsâ€™ Cup playoffs. The three-game sweep administered by Lehigh Valley was that fleeting.
In a weekâ€™s time the PawSox went from mighty division champs to postseason wallflowers. One Saturday night, theyâ€™re basking in the glow of winning the I.L. North. The next Saturday sees the clubhouse resemble that of a funeral parlor, with players quietly exchanging farewell handshakes and hugs while gathering up their personal belongings for the trip back home.
PAWTUCKET â€” With the season now over for the Pawtucket Red Sox, several players and coaches now set their sights on the winter ball addresses theyâ€™ll hold from October through New Yearâ€™s.
After spending a few weeks catching up on rest and letting the body recover from the grind of a long season, many of the PawSoxâ€™ players will depart for warmer climates, utilizing the opportunity to further augment oneâ€™s skills or put extra cash in oneâ€™s pocket.
Jim Doyle was among the several hundred runners, walkers and family members at the Bryant University campus on Saturday at the Shawn M. Nassaney Memorial Cross Country Race/Walk. He was there to remember his former runner, who died tragically in the 9/11 terrorist attacks along with his girlfriend Lynn Goodchild.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Paris Correia ran wild on Saturday afternoon and his North Smithfield teammates followed suit.
The speedy senior scored four touchdown and fellow senior Carlos Guzman added two more as the Northmen claimed the coveted Lovett-Hauser Trophy with a 55-26 squashing of Burrillville in a non-leaguer at Alumni Field. North Smithfield garnered more than 400 total yards in the two-plus hour affair, held under a hot sun.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Thatâ€™s all she wrote for the 2011 edition of the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Pawtucket concluded its meek showing in the Governorsâ€™ Cup playoffs with a lackluster 3-1 loss to Lehigh Valley Saturday night at McCoy Stadium. The three-game sweep pushes the IronPigs into the finals where they will face defending champion Columbus.
Pawtucket led just once in the entire series â€“1-0 after the first inning of the second game â€“ and wound up hitting 3-for-26 with runners in scoring position, including a hitless showing in six opportunities in Game 3. Collectively the PawSox hit .180.
SMITHFIELD â€“ On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, millions of Americans across the country will be remembering today all those who perished in the terrorist attacks in 2001.