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Cotton is PC's key to hanging around at Big East tournament

March 12, 2013

NEW YORK — The hallways, runways and escalators inside Madison Square Garden come alive with Big East basketball-related chatter every March. Naturally, many folks will take the occasion at this week’s conference tournament to reflect on the end of this wildly entertaining roundball ride.

McGair: North Smithfield hoopsters had a season worth savoring

March 11, 2013

Looking back at the recently completed boys’ basketball playoffs with an emphasis on what the young men and coaches from North Smithfield accomplished …

Heartache and disappointment always seem to boil to the surface whenever extenuating circumstances arise. Yet as he paced around a somber locker room to console a hazed and dazed group of downtrodden teenage boys, North Smithfield head coach T.J. Ciolfi kept thinking about a bonding/healing session to be conducted on a yellow school bus.

McGair: Remembering Ryan Westmoreland

March 10, 2013

A little of this, a little of that …

The gate to the memory bank swung open Wednesday upon learning that Ryan Westmoreland was retiring from the Red Sox.

Gardner, Rodriguez collide in 'Battle of Woonsocket' on Friday night at Twin River

March 9, 2013

WOONSOCKET — A rematch with Alex Amparo on Friday night at the Twin River Event Center would have been a good enough reason for Joe Gardner’s loyal fans to throw down their hard-earned money at the box office and see their favorite fighter in action.
Unfortunately, Amparo bowed out of the fight a few weeks ago, but the folks at Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. found the perfect replacement to oppose Gardner.
Woonsocket’s other super middleweight, Reynaldo Rodriguez.

Herren delivers powerful message to Mount students

March 8, 2013

WOONSOCKET --- Chris Herren did a fair amount of traveling during his collegiate and professional basketball careers, not only touring arenas throughout the United States, but also finishing his hoop career overseas in Europe and Asia.
It’s been 6½ years since Herren last played professionally, but these days, he’s still flying coast to coast and racking up frequent flyer miles.

Walkow-Keenan combo is North Smithfield's 1-2 punch

March 7, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD – For high school hoops fans who have paid attention to North Smithfield’s Matt Walkow and Peter Keenan this season, there was one play in their last game that typified just how in sync these two young men are on the basketball floor.

Getting to know Classical's hoopsters through the eyes of area coaches

March 7, 2013

KINGSTON – Just what exactly can North Smithfield’s princes of the hardwood expect at URI’s Ryan Center on Friday?
Upon some discussion with two area Division I boys’ basketball head coaches whose teams squared off against Classical this winter, the general consensus is that if North Smithfield so much as sneezes the wrong way, T.J. Ciolfi’s crew could end up trapped in a spider web with little or no chance of escape.

Mount silenced by La Salle in Game 1

March 6, 2013

PROVIDENCE --- Mount St. Charles’ best effort of the season against unbeaten La Salle was only able to fetch the Mounties a close loss in Wednesday night’s opening game of their best-of-three state championship series at Brown University’s Meehan Auditorium.
The Rams rode a pair of goals in the first 4½ minutes of the second period and some solid netminding from freshman Taylor Peltier to a 2-0 victory over the Mounties that put them on the brink of an undefeated season and their second straight state title.

Shorthanded Mounties not backing down from powerful Rams in Div. I title series

March 5, 2013

WOONSOCKET — Mount St. Charles Academy coach Tony DiLorenzo has a dilemma on his hands this week, and it’s not trying to figure out a way to upend unbeaten La Salle Academy in their best-of-three title series at Brown University’s Meehan Auditorium.
Rather, it’s trying to figure out how to compete with what may be an 11-player roster, no thanks to a pair of injuries suffered by two of his defensemen in Saturday’s 2-1 win over the Warwick co-op team that completed Mount’s best-of-three semifinal-round sweep.

Hockey Mounties begin postseason quest this weekend against Knotty Oakers

March 5, 2013

Looking for a good semifinal-round series to follow this weekend?
It’s going to be awfully tough to pick just one.
Two series contain neighboring teams battling each other. Another features the region’s best parochial school team taking on the state’s top public school squad, and the fourth is a battle between two teams that saw two of their three regular-season games end in ties.
The best-of-three action begins on Friday, and the Division I series featuring Burrillville and Cranston West kicks off the schedule with an early 7 p.m. game at Levy Arena.

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