PROVIDENCE – Kris Dunn did everything short of taking the tickets and selling the popcorn.
Or to take a page from Fleetwood Mac, which rocked the Dunkin’ Donuts Center less than 24 hours earlier, Dunn was the lead vocalist, bass player and drummer rolled into one spellbinding package.
“Great players want challenges and I challenge Kris to be the best player on the floor every day,” said Providence head coach Ed Cooley.
BURRILLVILLE – When Burrillville High quarterback Isaiah DeSilva helped his team cap an undefeated season with a Division IV Super Bowl win back in December, it seemed like a storybook ending to a magical gridiron career.
CUMBERLAND — As a history teacher at Cumberland High School, Andy Tuetken has seen firsthand the passion that this tight-woven community has for interscholastic sports.
The opportunity to climb on board and join in the fun came when the Clippers’ varsity baseball head coaching position opened up. To work and coach in the same locale meant that the 28-year-old Tuetken would have to bid a fond farewell to a place that for a myriad of reasons was near and dear to him.
PROVIDENCE – This much is known: Providence College will not be hosting DePaul in a key Big East Conference men’s basketball matchup Tuesday night.
Whether the rescheduled game takes place Thursday, which PC officials have announced as a tentative date ... your guess is as good as athletic director Bob Driscoll’s
“We have plans, but they could change depending on the weather conditions and their ability to get a charter flight,” said Driscoll. “The weather the way it is, it could be hard to get a plane.”
BURRILLVILLE – Junior center Riley Tupper admitted being amazed when Burrillville High mentor Bill Robinson approached his troops last week and told them The Call wanted to conduct an interview with his icemen.
WOONSOCKET – There are variety of reasons why a basketball team may wish to slow the game down. For Coventry head coach Tom Campbell, his primary reason was that he did not want to get into a track meet with a Woonsocket outfit that is all about the fastbreak.
“We like to run, but not as fast as they like to run,” said Campbell. “We wanted to control the tempo and get good shots in that tempo. We didn’t want the game to get crazy.”
PROVIDENCE – The term “emotional rollercoaster” definitely applies to what took place at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Thursday.<
WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles first-year chief Henry Coleman provided his troops an earful after entering the break with a mere 29-21 advantage over winless Davies Tech on Wednesday night.
“I thought we settled too much for the outside shot when we could’ve been attacking the basket,” Coleman stated. “We were two for 10 with the three-pointer in the first half, but we also talked about doing a better job on screens, especially with their three-point shots.
PROVIDENCE – The warranty on Tyler Harris’ coming-off-the-bench experiment has officially expired.
Since the probability of the Providence College redshirt junior serving as a reserve for a ninth straight game against Xavier Thursday night is high, the time has officially come to dub Harris as the team’s super sub. When Ed Cooley made the decision to remove Harris from the starting five a month ago – Dec. 20 vs. UMass to be exact – the coach explained the move as a prime chance to bolster the Friars’ firepower off the bench.
BRISTOL – Cumberland High senior captain Jack Bauer admitted he was a bit sore while competing at the annual Max Read/Joe & Roy Watmough Memorial Invitational Swimming Championships on Sunday.
It was no surprise as to why: Less than 24 hours before, he had swum nearly 9,000 yards (or over five miles) with his USA Swimming, Inc.-affiliated club team, Adirondack Aquatics of Franklin, during a practice session.