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January 24th, 2011
PAWTUCKET â€“ There were coaches from North Kingstown and Bishop Hendricken sitting in the stands to view Mondayâ€™s Division I crossover between Woonsocket and St. Raphael. No doubt they came to see Charles Correa, Cesar Mejia and Trevor Vasey and the rest of SRAâ€™s starting five, but the coaches were probably just as likely to jot down notes pertaining to Jordan Peguero, Ben Pillsbury and Franklin Batista.
Mixed martial arts or boxing?
That has been the million dollar question surrounding Andre Soukhamthath these days. Should the talented amateur pursue a pro career in MMA, where heâ€™s 4-0 with two big title fights on deck, or should he try to make a living in boxing, where heâ€™s 4-2 and last October, captured a championship belt at the Rocky Marciano Tournament?
PAWTUCKET â€” Most pro football experts figured Kelsey Fournier and her New England Patriots cheerleader teammates would have spent a chilly Sunday evening outdoors at Gillette Stadium, coaxing freezing fans into making noise for the home team in the AFC championship game.
Instead, the New York Jets ousted the favored Patriots last Sunday in the conference semifinals, ending the season for players, fans and cheerleaders alike.
PROVIDENCE â€“ So this is what winning in the Big East feels like.
Saturday bore witness to Providence College canceling its long overdue appointment with the conferenceâ€™s win column. The return to sender memo was made possible by a 72-67 upset victory of 19th-ranked Louisville before an exuberant audience of 12,051 at The Dunk. It was the first conference victory for the Friars in 51 weeks, and their first win over former coach Rick Pitino.
NORTH SMITHFIELD --- Itâ€™s extremely rare to see someone break a state record and reach a prestigious milestone in the same game, but thatâ€™s exactly what Kayla Kiernan did on Saturday night.
The North Smithfield senior center set the girlsâ€™ mark for most goals scored in a career when she netted her 97th score with 2:12 to go in the first period of her teamâ€™s game against the Cranston co-op squad.
CRANSTON -- For the second time this season, Cranston West gave Mount St. Charles a run for its money, but in the end, the Mounties found a way to pull away from the Falcons and keep their unbeaten record intact.
The Mounties overcame a 2-0 deficit after a period of action by scoring four times in each of the final two periods and skated off with an 8-3 triumph on Saturday night at the Cranston Ice Rink.
Senior co-captain Trevor Plante notched a pair of goals (his team-high 13th and 14th of the year) to lead a balanced attack by the Mounties, who upped their Division I record to 9-0-1.
PROVIDENCE -- Woonsocket High split its Northern Division meet with Central Falls on Saturday, losing a tight one to C.F. by a 57-52 margin and besting Shea, 68-41.
Aaron Harmon won two events for Woonsocket, the shot put and weight throw. Anthony Neal took the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 8.90 seconds. He tied for second place in the high jump with teammate Jessie Charette. Both cleared 5 feet, 8 inches.
C.F.â€™s Steven Vasquez cleared 6-4 to win by eight inches.
Charette won the long jump, beating teammate Alex Correia by one inch. Charette went 19 feet, 6 inches.
PROVIDENCE â€“The battle of unbeaten Northern Division powers proved to be no contest.
With victories in eight different events, including 1-2-3 sweeps in the 55-meter high hurdles and the 1,000, Cumberland High earned its eighth consecutive undefeated league season with a 64-45 win over previously-perfect Lincoln. The Clippers (8-0) and Lions (7-1) both defeated Mount St. Charles (4-4) in the tri meet, held at the Providence Athletic Facility (PAF).
WOONSOCKET --- The second period belonged to Mount St. Charles. So did the Mountiesâ€™ showdown with La Salle Academy on Friday night.
Zach Samborsky tallied a pair of goals during a high-scoring middle period that saw the Mounties light the lamp four times and eventually take off with a 7-2 win before one of the largest crowds of the season at Adelard Arena.
WARWICK â€“ Thatâ€™s one way to break out of a slump.
Senior Jessica Salisbury earned her first-ever hat trick and senior teammate Kayla Kiernan scored twice and also had three assists as North Smithfield cruised past the Warwick Lady Titans, 7-0, Friday night at Thayer Arena. The win snaps a four-game losing skid that began on New Yearâ€™s Day with a 4-1 setback to Division I co-leader Mount St. Charles Academy.