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December 5th

McGair: A four-team R.I. Division I college basketball tournament? Why not?

December 5, 2013

What would it take for the state’s four Division I men’s basketball programs to get together for an in-season, round-robin tournament?

Depends on which school representative you speak with.

“Anything we could do to grow interest, whether it be a doubleheader, a tournament or anything like that, we would be all for it,” stated Brown head coach Mike Martin.

The puck drops on boys' hockey season tonight

December 5, 2013

There are three things that are certain in life -- death, taxes, and Mount St. Charles going down to the wire with Bishop Hendricken and La Salle in the battle for the Division I state championship.
That being said, expect much of the same from the three parochial schools this winter -- a long tooth-and-nail duel that will begin tonight and end in the finals sometime in mid-March at Brown University.

December 4th

National spotlight shines on tonight's PC-URI clash

December 4, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Ed Cooley has a grand vision for the state’s annual college basketball passion play – Providence versus Rhode Island.

“My goal is to get this game on CBS on a Sunday or Saturday afternoon,” proclaimed the Friars’ head coach. “When you do that, you know that both programs are getting there. Take nothing away from the other channels, and I don’t want to be disrespectful to anybody, but when you’re talking about trying to nationally brand your two schools, I think that’s our ultimate goal.”

Ellsbury's deal doesn't surprise Harper one bit

December 4, 2013

There figures to always be a soft spot in Tommy Harper’s heart for Jacoby Ellsbury. Harper got to know Ellsbury when the latter was on the fast track through the minor-league ranks, hence why the former had no trouble relinquishing his 36-year-old Red Sox record of 54 stolen bases in a single season, which Ellsbury shattered with 70 thefts in 2009.

When the topic of Ellsbury and the lavish seven-year, $153-million deal he reportedly agreed to with the New York Yankees came up during a phone interview on Wednesday, Harper elicited a response that was part clairvoyant, part reality check.

Soukhamthath prepares for move to Florida, but not before Friday night's MMA fight at Twin River

December 4, 2013

WOONSOCKET — This week has been a very hectic and emotional one for Andre Soukhamthath.

Not only is the talented Woonsocket featherweight getting ready for a tough fight that he accepted on less than three weeks’ notice, but he’s also been very busy tying up some loose ends and packing his and his family’s belongings before they move to Boca Raton, Fla. on Sunday.

December 3rd

N. Smithfield downed by Exeter/West Greenwich, 21-13

December 3, 2013

WEST GREENWICH --- For the fourth straight season, North Smithfield is one and done in the Division IV playoffs.

Senior fullback Dwight Anderson scored three touchdowns and teamed with quarterback Jacob Hornoff to pick up over 180 yards on the ground to guide Exeter/West Greenwich to a 21-13 victory over N.S. on Tuesday night under the glare of portable lights on the Knights’ campus.

December 2nd

Northmen seek payback with Division IV Super Bowl berth on the line

December 2, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Way back on Sept. 28, North Smithfield High traveled to Exeter/West Greenwich's home gridiron and exhibited perhaps its sloppiest game of the season, but still sustained “only” a 17-14 loss.

The two will meet yet again in a R.I. Division IV Tournament semifinal in West Greenwich at 6 p.m., Tuesday, and – to prepare his troops mentally – Pennington is utilizing not just what happened in that contest but also one that occurred three years ago this same weekend.

December 1st

For Cumberland football team, there are no 'Tuesday Night Lights' concerns this time around

December 1, 2013

Even on the phone, Chris Skurka came across as a happy camper. Call such “merriness” not in keeping with the spirit of the holiday season, but rather it is based solely on the fact that his Cumberland football outfit does not have to concern itself with a semifinal-round game on Tuesday night.

November 30th

Northmen football is the name of the game for Keenan brothers

November 30, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Kevin may be the youngest of the six Keenan boys, but he still recalls the fondest moments of his childhood: How his father, Paul, would rave about the prospect of watching his sons represent North Smithfield High's varsity football team – together.

“We'd be sitting in front of the TV watching the Patriots, or be at the supper table, and Dad would bring it up, how we all could play together one day,” offered Kevin of those instances a decade or more ago. “I don't know if he knew it, but we were thinking the same thing.”

November 29th

McGair: PC (7-1) continues winning ways without full complement of players

November 29, 2013

PROVIDENCE -- Ed Cooley and his Providence College Friars ended up playing eight games in November. It nevertheless seemed that all took a backseat to the reoccurring storylines and hot topics that remain just as fervent as the calendar flips to the second month of the college basketball season.

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