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October 7th, 2014
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Even though the match had been decided and darkness was barely being held at bay by the small lights illuminating the courts, North Smithfield head coach Laurie Puddester conveyed to her Nos. 2 and 3 doubles teams that they still had work to do.
WOONSOCKET – There’s a different vibe surrounding the Villa Novan girls’ tennis program these days.
Putting it kindly, this used to be a happy-go-lucky bunch that was never overly concerned with wins and losses, the latter of which there have been plenty of in recent years. As long as the team enjoyed themselves and walked off the court with a smile on their face, the primary mission had been accomplished.
Lincoln stamps out Hope, 20-0
CENTRAL FALLS – Burrillville is making an early-season statement in Division IV. The message is loud and clear: Look out for the Broncos!
WOONSOCKET — As soon as the final point fell to the floor, spelling Mount St. Charles’ 3-1 Division I crossover loss to Coventry High on Wednesday night, head coach Josh D’Abate led his kids to the other side of the gymnasium, beyond the canvas divider, for a team meeting.
Naturally, it’s unknown what was said, as it should be, but if D’Abate’s demeanor upon return was any indication, it couldn’t have been that bad.
Long before the multiple championships, the myriad of individual achievements and a celebrity crossover status that he so desperately tried to conceal, Derek Jeter kept “a razor-thin focus on things” according to Andy Fox, presently the Red Sox minor-league fielding coordinator and a former teammate of Jeter.
“For someone who was 18 at the time, he continually went about his business and it was impressive to see at that age,” Fox said. “Who knows how it was going to end up, but he had the determination to get better.”
EAST PROVIDENCE – Perhaps is was Gennaro Ferraro’s intention to deliver a slice of humble pie to a Burrillville High bunch that had thoroughly manhandled the PCD/Wheeler Juanita Sanchez co-op squad on “Indian Summer” Saturday.
CUMBERLAND – Senior signal caller Tyler Calabro accounted for 22 points by his lonesome as the Clippers steamrolled East Providence, 28-0, before a large, thrilled gathering at Tucker Field.
WOONSOCKET – There’s a rejuvenation in enthusiasm and spirit surrounding the Woonsocket High “futbolers” nowadays, and it’s easy to see why.
After wallowing in the depths of the Division I cellar over the past two-plus years – a pair of winless seasons head coach Anthony Rao, assistant Al Prestly and Co. would prefer to forget – there’s a new positive attitude being exuded.
CENTRAL FALLS — To understand how closely the teams from Central Falls and Burrillville highs battled in a Division II-North contest on Thursday night, consider this one statistic: Through four games, the foes combined for 12 lead changes and 18 ties.
Naturally, only one reigned, and it went to the inconsistent yet powerful Warriors, who survived an entertaining but grueling 3-1 triumph over the Broncos before close to 100 fans.
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