February 5th, 2012
PROVIDENCE â€“ There are times that Ed Cooley must feel like heâ€™s being pulled in a thousand directions.
On one hand, Cooley is trying to build a program befitting of his workmanlike image. In order to accomplish that, the first-year PC head coach needs players that compliment this ideal. Based on the buzz surrounding one of the nationâ€™s most talked about recruiting classes, Cooley has allowed Friar fans to dream big about what the future may hold.
BURRILLVILLE --- Chalk one up for the public school teams!
For the first time in the two seasons of the 10-team Division I, a public-school squad has bumped off a parochial-school team, and Burrillville did the honors on Saturday night with a hard-fought victory over Moses Brown.
And one of the Broncosâ€™ youngest players rose to the occasion in arguably his teamâ€™s biggest game of the season, as freshman Chad Stone netted a hat trick to help Burrillville produce a 4-2 victory.
When Michael S. Krzywonos used to attend Sunday Mass at the former St. Cecilia's Church in Pawtucket he'd see the same friendly faces sitting in the same pews every week. Other than exchanging passing greetings and a few pleasantries at the end of Mass, it eventually dawned on Krzywonos that he really didn't know who his fellow parishioners were.
"For the longest time they were just faces without names," he says.
LINCOLN â€“ Given the new state funding formula, the William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School will receive $649,000 less in state aid during the 2012-13 academic year.
So stated Davies' Business/Education Partnership Coordinator Bernie Blumenthal on Thursday.
Neither he nor Gerry Manning, Supervisor of Career & Technical Instruction, truly know how the institution can continue to survive over the next several years.
Anthony Rison, a longtime Woonsocket resident and Patriots fan, raises his teamâ€™s flag on the front of his Manville Road home Saturday morning. Rison is hosting a Super Bowl party for 20 people, the most he can fit in his house. The
banner, at right, was created by his son-in-law Eric Sherman, who died in a construction accident in February 2005.
PROVIDENCE â€” There are four divisions in R.I. girlsâ€™ indoor track and without a doubt the toughest of them all is the Headley Division. The nine-team division features three of the top six schools from last yearâ€™s state meet, including five-time defending champion La Salle Academy.
SMITHFIELD -- Twenty-two days away from action did little to slow down North Smithfield on Friday night at the Smithfield Ice Rink.
Hannah Decelles and Courtney Sweeney each scored a pair of goals and Nicole Dumais added three assists to lead the Northmen to a 7-1 victory over winless Smithfield.
The Northmen, who are 4-7-1, but 3-2-1 in their last six games, also received goals from Cara Figuerido, Siobhan Kiernan, and Alexandria Gould, and Decelles also added a pair of assists.
WOONSOCKET --- Mount St. Charles took charge right from the start of its Division I contest with Moses Brown on Friday night at Adelard Arena and skated away with a 6-3 victory that gave the third-place hosts some breathing room in the power standings.
Now 7-5, the Mounties have 12.6 power points, which is now more than two over fourth-place Burrillville (10.2) and three over fifth-place Moses Brown (9.4), which saw its record fall to 6-6-1.
WOONSOCKET --- Pilgrim didnâ€™t win the battle of numbers on Friday night, but the Patriots won a very big game against Cumberland, a â€˜Wâ€™ that vaulted them over the Clippers and into first place in the Division II-North standings.
Senior center Cody Weaverâ€™s second goal of the game with 2:14 to play in the game lifted the visiting Patriots to a hard-fought 3-2 triumph in a battle of two shorthanded teams at Adelard Arena.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The look on the face of Burrillville High coach Lindsay Rachlow said it all. She wasnâ€™t out there with her players during Friday nightâ€™s Division II-North contest with Tolman, but she certainly showed the exhaustion of playing a fierce battle with the Tigers.
It was a battle that her Broncos managed to win, eking out a 48-47 victory over Tolman before its typically-loud fan base at the Donaldson Gymnasium.