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URI basketball | Rhody gets even with UMass, moves into first-place tie in A-10 standings

February 18, 2015

KINGSTON — The buzzword when Dan Hurley took over as Rhode Island  basketball coach nearly three years ago was culture.

Even though the Rams struggled to win games in Hurley's first two seasons, a winning culture was in the midst of being developed.

On Wednesday night, against rival UMass which has ruined URI's NCAA Tournament chances four times in the last decade, the Rams cemented that culture.

Providence College basketball | Friars have good chance at dance

February 17, 2015



PROVIDENCE – There remains some work to be done, but the Providence College Friars are close to feeling good about their NCAA Tournament prospects.
 

Lincoln Boys' Basketball | Lions step up on senior night, top Shea 54-40

February 17, 2015


LINCOLN – With Jermaine Perez, Nick Juckett, Connor Sheehan and Tommy Beauchemin all scheduled to return next season for Lincoln High, the future looks very promising for head coach Kent Crooks.
 

Little League Baseball | Ensuring fair play takes work, cooperation

February 17, 2015


CUMBERLAND – The President of the Cumberland Youth Baseball/Softball League painted a picture that in the aftermath of Jackie Robinson West’s fall from grace reiterates the importance of participants having everything from proof of residency to meeting the appropriate age requirements check out accordingly.

Cumberland Swimming | Clippers' Bauer tunes up for state meet with strong showing at Division I Championships

February 16, 2015

BRISTOL – Cumberland High senior standout Jack Bauer came ever-so-close to capturing a pair of individual events at the R.I. Division I Boys' Swimming Championships on Monday afternoon, but had to settle for one.

He was neither thrilled with nor upset about his outings at the Roger Williams University natatorium, but did admit he was looking forward to the winter season finale – that is, the state championships.

Mount St. Charles-Burrillville Boys' Basketball | Broncos turn the tables on Mounties

February 16, 2015

WOONSOCKET — After playing superbly in a 40-33 triumph at Burrillville on Friday night, Mount St. Charles just couldn't find the right answers as the Broncos rolled to a 56-39 Division III-North victory on Monday night.

Had the Mounties recorded the “back-to-back,” they would've climbed into a second-place tie behind league-leading Scituate, but instead fell to 8-8 in league action. Burrillville improved to 10-6.

Lincoln-Cumberland Girls' Basketball | Chatowsky's big night helps Lions shock Clippers

February 16, 2015

CUMBERLAND  –  Cumberland High head coach Deb Engels had hoped her squad would turn around their collective fate – that is, three straight defeats – when it hosted rival Lincoln on Monday night.

The Lions had other ideas. Meg Chatowsky finished with a game-high 23 points to help the visitors claim a 47-45 Division II-North triumph at The Wellness Center.

The Lions jumped out to a 28-19 advantage at the break and withstood a furious second-half comeback to record their third win this season.

College Basketball Round Up

February 16, 2015

Saturday February 14, 2015

(#1) Kentucky (25-0) 77
South Carolina (12-12) 43

Kentucky came out and took care of business against one of the SEC cellar dwellers. The Wildcats opened up a 25 point lead before the half was over and then put in in cruise control for the second half. Willie Cauley-Stein led the balanced scoring effort by Kentucky with 14 points.

(#2) Virginia (23-1) 61
Wake Forest (12-14) 60

GIRL OF SUMMER: Nancy Belisle passes away, courage and devotion was an inspiration

February 14, 2015

 

Nancy Belisle touched a lot of lives – rivaling as many sporting events she attended throughout the years.

Married to a husband who spent his winters coaching hockey and his springs and summers on the baseball circuit, and a mother to four boys who were also heavily involved in youth and interscholastic sports, Nancy Belisle exemplified devotion. If there was a game involving a family member, the odds were pretty good that she would be in the stands and cheering them on to victory.

Cumberland's Nancy Belisle dies after cancer battle, wife of Mount/CALL coach Dave Belisle

February 14, 2015


CUMBERLAND – Nancy Belisle passed away Friday evening, The Call has learned. Nancy was the wife of Mount St. Charles and Cumberland Little League Coach David Belisle, and the mother of their four boys.

Belisle was 50, and had battled cancer since 2013.

Nancy was seen supporting her husband and the Cumberland Little League team throughout their World Series run last summer despite her illness, and Dave Belisle cited her as his inspiration in life.

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