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February 5th, 2014
CUMBERLAND â The opportunity for a father to coach his son in a college setting does not come around very often.
For Cumberland High senior Joe Fine, you can officially swap out âopportunityâ and replace it with âreality.â
Beginning this fall, there will be two Fines on the football sideline occupied by Bryant University. Head coach Marty Fine listed son Joe as part of the programâs latest recruiting effort on Wednesday. The Bulldogsâ 22-player class includes players from 10 different states with 11 being from New England.
LINCOLN â Oseh-Lie Saine is officially a member of Boston Collegeâs football program. In the eyes of the 2013 Lincoln High graduate who signed a pretty important document Wednesday, itâs a significant step that runs the gamut of emotions.
âIt feels really, really good,â a clearly jubilant Saine expressed when reached later the same day. âItâs a day Iâve been waiting for a long time and for it to finally come, it hit me (Tuesday night) and I was just like, âwow.â Signing that paper just felt great. Itâs real and I think Iâm still on cloud nine.â
LINCOLN â Although she didn't want to, Lauren Hervieux did a lot of watching from the sidelines as her Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op teammates competed.
Naturally, the premier senior defenseman would've preferred to take the ice with them and help in her usual ways â battling in the corners, stealing pucks, squelching 2-on-1 breakaways.
She couldn't, of course, after dislocating and fracturing her kneecap at a Lincoln varsity soccer practice back on Nov. 7, the afternoon before a pivotal state tournament semifinal.
LINCOLN âNational Signing Day 2014 in college football circles is well underway this morning and we have some news concerning a local prospect to pass along.
Oseh-Lie Saine, a 2013 graduate of Lincoln High School, has officially joined the Boston College football team. The news was announced via Twitter under @BCFootballNews: âOsei-Lie Saine joins the BC football team! The DL earned all-Rhode Island 1st-team honors at Lincoln HS.â
BC lists Saine as a defensive end who measures out at 6-foot-4, 265 pounds. He played a post-graduate year at Worcester Academy this past autumn.
PROVIDENCE â The beauty of this new Big East arrangement is that teams are guaranteed two regular season meetings.
If you stub your toe in the first meeting, fear not. Thereâs a rematch on the docket.
Tuesday night at the Dunkinâ Donuts Center had that ânice to see you againâ ring to it. Providence and St. Johnâs had already staged one hardwood confrontation with the Friars squeezing out a one-point win in double overtime. That game took place last month at Carnesecca Arena.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Long before Mike Cicerone began his senior year at North Smithfield High, he had thought out his plan for it.
Already the starting quarterback, he would be the Class of 2014 President, would play a key role on the varsity basketball team that last winter clinched the R.I. Division II title with a perfect 24-0 record and â come springtime, just weeks before Graduation Day â would be a starter for head coach Jon Leddyâs baseball squad.
WOONSOCKET --- Like everyone else, Lisa Godfrin has not been a big fan of the bitter cold temperatures and occasional snow that have made January a frigid month to bear.
And like everyone else, she would love nothing more than to see much warmer weather, green grass, birds chirping, and a chance to enjoy the outdoors once again.
But Godfrin has an extra reason as to why sheâs counting down the days until spring â the start of baseball season for the unified Woonsocket Little League.
WARWICK â Lincoln didnât take the ice for its Division II crossover affair with Pilgrim on Friday night bitter from its first loss of the season, a 2-1 defeat to undefeated longtime rival Cumberland two nights earlier that snapped the Lionsâ 35-game unbeaten streak.
Judging by the way the Lions played, you would have thought they had big chips on their shoulders.
The Lions scored six times in the final nine minutes of the first period and never let their foot off the accelerator as they trounced the one-win Patriots, 11-2, in a crossover contest at Thayer Arena.
WOONSOCKET â Late Monday night, the Mount St. Charles girlsâ indoor squad captured for the second straight winter the Dwyer Division crown, courtesy of 92 points, 14 more than runner-up Narragansett High.
It did so with only two event victories, with junior quad-captain Angela Dansereau grabbing the lone individual title in the 55-meter hurdles (9.42) at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house.
Last Saturday at the Dunkinâ Donuts Center was the first significant clue.
Ed Cooley had just watched his Providence College squad push aside Xavier for its fifth straight Big East victory. As he delivered his postgame soliloquy inside a crowded media room â one that also contained administrators and adoring well-wishers â the head coach took the opportunity to give Bryce Cotton with what he feels are this valuable seniorâs just desserts.
âHe is so undervalued by the national people, but heâs definitely not undervalued in this room,â Cooley rhapsodized.