March 17th, 2015
KINGSTON — After playing two, slow-down Atlantic 10 Tournament conference games over the weekend, the No. 3 Rhode Island basketball team finally found an opponent that was willing to play an up-tempo, 94-foot contest.
In the first round of the National Invitational Tournament, the Rams and No. 6 Iona traded dunks, 3-pointers, transition buckets and free throws – lots and lots of free throws – for 40 minutes Tuesday night.
PROVIDENCE – The state’s ball fields are nowhere near ready for use. Bur no, interscholastic spring sports are not being canceled. Nor will regular-season games be reduced, as of yet.
“We put out to the athletic directors: What can we do?” said Interscholastic League Executive Director Tom Mezzanotte during Monday’s Principals’ Committee on Athletics meeting.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Overviews of state Medicaid costs, the impact of state budget cuts on those providing services, and ideas for better ways of doing business were discussed at the first town hall forum put on by The Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid at Harris Public Library Monday evening.
Elizabeth Roberts, Gov. Gina M. Raimondoâ€™s new Health and Human Services secretary, said the session, the first of four around the state, was planned as a way to collect ideas on improving Medicaid services from those who access the system.
PROVIDENCE – A little divine intervention can never hurt, so why not give it a shot?
Minutes after Mount St. Charles Athletic Director Richard Lawrence arrived at Brown University's Meehan Auditorium prior to the R.I. DeCosta Division Tournament rubber tilt between his Mounties and Warwick Co-op, he strolled down the steps to the near bench.
There, he had a few words for head coach Tony DiLorenzo, then walked slowly back to his seat next to assistant A.D. Ray Leveille.
WOONSOCKET– After a season that ran the emotional gamut, Mount St. Charles coach Dave Belisle was thankful for his support system.
His team’s season drew to a close Saturday night as Bishop Hendricken scored five unanswered goals to take Game 2 of the best-of-three State Championship Division semifinals, 6-2, at Adelard Arena.
PROVIDENCE – They are a team that offers fearless freshmen mixed in with gritty veterans.
Somehow, these two groups from completely opposite ends of the college basketball spectrum succeeded in meshing together and picking up where their predecessors left off.
BURRILLVILLE â€” The Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society is planning a major restoration and conservation project for the Sayles-Cook Cemetery in Pascoag, an abandoned graveyard and final resting place of the Sayles family, who once owned the Granite Mill in Pascoag.
CRANSTON – North Smithfield High’s 8-0 dismantling of East Providence in the first of the best-of-three R.I. Division II Tournament quarterfinal set on Friday night was no joke.
The dominance (and that’s an understatement) continued 24 hours later as the top-ranked Northmen posted an identical triumph in Game No. 2 at Cranston Vets Rink on Saturday evening.
PROVIDENCE – The Mount St. Charles icewomen yielded top-seeded Warwick Co-op an exorbitant 34 attempts on the cage during the opener of the R.I. DaCosta Division Tournament best-of-three final on Friday night, but the Mounties eventually claimed a stunning 4-2 triumph.
That came courtesy of senior Taylor Dill’s 32 stops.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Jennifer Roy was 12 years old when she blacked out in the middle of a hockey game with the Providence Junior Bears.
Slammed to the ice by an opponentâ€™s body-check, Roy had suffered a concussion, though she did not know it at the time. She had no recollection of the rest of the game, and after it was over she threw a temper tantrum because she thought sheâ€™d been benched.
Thatâ€™s when she found out she actually scored a goal in the third period.
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