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November 21st, 2014
CUMBERLAND – Nichole Barger began her high-school athletic career unsure about the long-term benefits of running.
PROVIDENCE — Kris Dunn believes he has unburdened himself from the fear of injury in a basketball setting. That’s no small admittance when you consider how much time the Providence College sophomore has missed in each of the last two seasons.
“I don’t think about my shoulder or anything. I don’t have jitters,” Dunn said. “I’m just excited to play once again because it’s been a while. I want to play well for everybody. I’ve just got to let everything come.”
There will be a Lincoln/Cumberland girls’ hockey team taking the ice for the 2014-15 season.
The news became official Tuesday night during separate special meetings of the Cumberland and Lincoln school committees. Cumberland voted to pay Lincoln the money that it owed from the last two seasons and to move forward with the same cooperative agreement in place for the upcoming campaign.
PROVIDENCE – The landscape in Rhode Island interscholastic baseball is going to look vastly different over the next two years.
At Monday’s meeting of the R.I. Principals’ Committee on Athletics, the board voted 15-1 in favor of implementing a two-year baseball realignment proposal that would feature 22 teams in Division I and the restoration of a third division for the first time since 2006. Division III would be comprised of 11 teams with local representation including Shea, Central Falls, Burillville and Davies Tech.
BURRILLVILLE – Given a solid week of practice, Lincoln High coach Dave Waycott and his staff believed their club would be ready and raring to go when the team bus rolled up to Alumni Field on Saturday morning.
PROVIDENCE – For long stretches of Saturday night’s contest against Albany, the Providence College Friars certainly didn’t look ready for a busy stretch of five games in nine days to open the season.
STORRS, Conn. – Ryan Boatright single-handedly made sure that Connecticut was not going to lose on the same night that the defending national champion Huskies received their rings.
PROVIDENCE – The belief in college basketball that the modern game favors a guard-oriented team rang true during last year’s NCAA Tournament, which supported the theory that “you have to have good guard play to win in March” as Connecticut rode the hot hands of backcourt mates Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatwright all the way to a net-cutting ceremony.