Archive - Sports Article
August 31st, 2015
WOONSOCKET – Once again, WOON (1240 AM) is staking a claim to become the premier on-air destination for Rhode Island high school football.
The 10-game broadcast slate begins next Friday night with the 7 o’clock airing of the non-league game featuring Woonsocket at Johnston.
All games will air live on multiple platforms – those who live outside of the radio signal can follow along at www.onworldwide.com.Â
The first cross-country meet of the high school season takes place on Saturday, Sept. 5 when teams throughout the state head up to Burrillville Middle School for the annual Injury Fund Carnival – a meet that provides a glimpse of who will be among the stronger squads this fall.
When it comes to the weight events in high school track and field, particularly the hammer and indoor weight, Rhode Island has been one of the country’s best. At the national meet this past winter season, the Ocean State claimed the first three slots in the 25-pound weight and two of the top six in the girls’ 20-pounder. It was even better at the outdoor nationals where R.I. nearly swept the boys’ competition in the hammer, taking five of the six podium spots, and earned three medals for girls.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Deb Hunt would listen to her grandson Isaiah DeSilva whenever he talked about balancing a heavy summer course load and his college football responsibilities.
Hunt interpreted what DeSilva expressed as nothing more than the desire of an incoming freshman who was fully intent on honoring his agreed-upon student-athlete duties. Never once did anyone close to DeSilva believe that the football portion of the equation was seriously hanging in the balance.
LINCOLN â€” Two of Rhode Islandâ€™s beloved school sports coaches will be the center of attention, as the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council (BVTC), celebrates another milestone, with its 30th Annual Awards Dinner & Ceremonies. This special event is set for Thursday, October 1 at Twin River Casino Event Center, 100 Twin River Road.
LINCOLN — Signed by the Garden State Grays just two weeks ago, RHP John Tangherlini, a native Rhode Islander and Lincoln High School graduate, is making some big impressions in the big-league environment that is the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball, an independent league with teams in the northeastern United States and Canada.
After all, the 24-year old has baseball in his blood.
PAWTUCKET â€” Every two years, Smith & Streetâ€™s SportsBusiness Journal releases its annual rankings of the top minor-league markets in the country.
The weather may suggest otherwise, but summer is officially over for Rhode Island interscholastic student-athletes and coaches.
Today is the first day the rest of the state’s high school sports teams could officially begin practice – football teams opened camp last Thursday – and prepare for the 2015 fall season.
It’s an exciting time of year.
PAWTUCKET – A Super Bowl-winning play has a way of overshadowing the rest of a young player’s curriculum vitae.
Remember this about Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler: he is entering just his second season in the National Football League.
BRISTOL, Conn. â€” It was an All-Connecticut Northeast Regional championship game.
In a wild game, host team Bristol eliminated Upper Deck Post 86/14 in walk-off fashion, 9-8, in 12 innings Sunday afternoon to set up a rematch of Saturday night's Bristol vs. Connecticut champion RCP-Cromwell game, which saw Bristol prevail by a 3-2 count.