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Every race that Charlie Breagy creates appears to turn to gold.
The past few months in Providence, his Monster Mini Dash 5K on Halloween and his Downtown Jingle 5K a couple of weeks ago, drew more than 2,000 participants to the starting line. His annual Ocean State Cross-Country Invitational has 5,000-plus high school and middle-school runners congregating at Goddard Park in mid-October.
WOONSOCKET â€” Woonsocketâ€™s rough start to the 2010-11 season added another painful chapter on Monday night at Savaria Gymnasium.
Smithfield became the latest club to add to Woonsocketâ€™s ever-growing frustration with a 63-41 runaway performance by the Sentinels. Senior Kyle Morvan burned Woonsocket for a game-high 31 points as the Smithfield senior owned the low post. Edwin Jones led the Villa Novans with 11 points while Andreas Brackett and Jesse Charette each netted nine points.
WARWICK â€” After kicking off its season with four straight games against public schools, Mount St. Charles finally faced one of its longtime parochial rivals on Saturday night in Bishop Hendricken.
And the Mounties rose to the occasion and made very good on this featured battle of unbeatens.
Alex Erbanâ€™s two goals and Brian Campbellâ€™s goal and assist keyed a well-played second period by the Mounties, and Trevor Planteâ€™s division-leading 10th goal of the season late in the game sealed a big 4-2 victory over Hendricken at Thayer Arena.
PROVIDENCE â€” The R.I. Track Coaches Association (RITCA) Invitational, the first major meet of the indoor track season, produced some outstanding efforts from local athletes Saturday afternoon.
Woonsocket Highâ€™s speedy foursome of Jalen Evans, Anthony Neal, Alex Correia and Tyler Bourk ran a season-best of 1 minute, 37.7 seconds to tie for third place in the 4x200-meter relay.
Neal also placed fourth in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 8 inches and Correia took sixth overall in the long jump with a distance of 19-11 1/2.
WOONSOCKET - Burrillville High did everything it possibly could to give Mount St. Charles Academy a spirited run for its money on Friday night, but the defending state champs still found a way to get the job done.
And the Mounties got the job done by spoiling a truly brilliant performance by junior goaltender Jacob Toback, who masterfully turned away 43 shots in a 2-0 triumph by the defending state champions at Adelard Arena.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Scott Colantonio had the look of frustration during the first half of Thursdayâ€™s Division III-North encounter with North Smithfield. The Mount St. Charles coach wasnâ€™t upset with the play of his team, but just the fact that the shots simply werenâ€™t falling.
The second half was a different story.
The Mounties shots found the net and their defensive intensity also picked up as they erased a fiveâ€“point deficit at the break to earn a hard-fought 48-42 victory over the Northmen on their home court. In a well-balanced scoring attack, Pat McCarthy led Mount with 10 points.
WARWICK --- Itâ€™s high school hockey at its finest, one of the top high school rivalries in Rhode Island, and guaranteed to draw an energetic, standing-room-only crowd every time the two teams step onto the ice.
Itâ€™s Mount St. Charles Academy vs. Bishop Hendricken High, and high school fans wonâ€™t have to wait long to get a taste of this classic showdown, because tomorrow at 8:30 p.m., they will collide at the Hawksâ€™ Thayer Arena.
PROVIDENCE â€” For the past several months, Jalen Evans has been punishing his opponents with his blazing speed on the football field.
In his inaugural season of track and field, the Woonsocket High sophomore is hoping to do the same on the indoor oval.
â€śI am very confident,â€ť Evans said. â€śWhen I see my competition, I get very excited. My adrenaline starts pumping. I just want to be at full speed. When I am at full speed, it feels great.â€ť
CUMBERLAND â€” Defending state champion Cumberland is not the early-season favorite to repeat, according to no less an authority than Clippers head coach Steve Gordon.
â€śWarwick Veterans is loaded,â€ť Gordon was saying on Wednesday morning, a few hours before his Clippers would face North Providence and Mount Hope in a double-dual meet at Pilgrim High. â€śThey finished six points behind us last year in the state meet and didnâ€™t lose anybody.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” Three starters graduated from last yearâ€™s team that compiled 14 league victories and one of its key returning starters was out with an injury.
Still, that didnâ€™t stop Mount St. Charles Academy from snaring a victory in its Division II-North opener.
Senior Alyssa Rossi netted a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds as Mount overcame a 10-point deficit at halftime and defeated Moses Brown, 42-37, on Tuesday night.