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Out of options, what's next for Atchison, Bowden?

January 9, 2012

There’s a different aura surrounding Scott Atchison and fellow relief pitcher Michael Bowden – the kind that goes with the territory of having the baseball phrase “out of options” stamped on their respective professional careers.

MSC gets back on track, blanks Moses Brown

January 8, 2012

PORTSMOUTH — Mount St. Charles rebounded from Friday night’s 6-3 loss to Bishop Hendricken with a solid 3-0 shutout of Moses Brown on Sunday at the Portsmouth Abbey rink.
Brian Campbell scored two goals to lead the Mounties, who evened their Division I league record at 3-3 on the season.
“We played great,” coach Dave Belisle said. “The kids had to kill seven penalties and they did a good job of it. Overall, this was a good bounce-back game for us.”
Mount gets another crack at first-place Hendricken (7-0-1) on Saturday night in a 6:30 p.m. game at Thayer Arena in Warwick.
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Two Clippers crowned at Redskins Invitational

January 8, 2012

SANFORD, Me. — Cumberland took home two individual champions and a fourth-place team finish from the highly competitive Redskins Invitational tournament on Saturday.
Erik Travers was named Outstanding Wrestler in the event after pinning all four of his opponents en route to the 145-pound championship.

Northmen like to speed up the game

January 7, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD – First-year North Smithfield basketball coach T.J. Ciolfi believes in playing the game at a fast tempo.
“We trap and press the entire game,” Ciolfi was saying on Saturday, two days after his Northmen lost to unbeaten Johnston, their first Division III defeat in four games this season.
“I learned that we have to rebound better from that game,” Ciolfi, a North Providence native, said. “We had been doing a good job rebounding until we played Johnston, but they are tall and very aggressive. It seemed like they got to every loose ball.”

HOCKEY ROUNDUP: Hendricken skates past Mount

January 7, 2012

WOONSOCKET --- Bishop Hendricken scored three times in the first 4:41 of the third period to snap a 3-3 tie and net a 6-3 win over Mount St. Charles on Friday night in their marquee Division I matchup at Adelard Arena.
The Mounties, who fell to 2-3 in the division, but were coming off a 4-0 mark in their winter non-league slate, erased a 2-0 deficit in the opening period by receiving goals from Brandon Borges, Steve Donahue, and Tyler Scroggins in the first 6½ minutes of the second period.

Brayboy, Fugere pace Novans over Clippers

January 6, 2012

CUMBERLAND --- After suffering a 39-point shellacking two nights earlier, Woonsocket High got back on track in a big way on Friday night.
Seniors Kailey Fugere and Michelle Brayboy had superb games for the Villa Novans, who used an 18-point run midway through the second half to breeze to a 58-33 victory over Cumberland High in their Division I-North matchup at the Clippers’ Wellness Center.

Patriots' O'Brien heads to Unhappy Valley

January 6, 2012

Bill O’Brien could be walking into a no-win situation as the next head football coach at Penn State. While the current Patriots’ offensive coordinator may seem like a solid choice on the surface, the news of his selection hit hard with Penn State alumni on Friday.
Former Penn State linebacker LaVar Arrington represented the thoughts of many ex-players upon hearing the news that an “outsider” would be the next head coach.

Johnston takes Div. III-North showdown with N.S.

January 5, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield won its first three league games in Division III-North by an average of nearly 22 points.
First-year NS coach TJ Ciolfi knew No. 4 wouldn’t be the same. Facing the Northmen in Thursday’s league showdown was equally-unbeaten Johnston, another talented squad that has beaten its three opponents by almost 26 points per outing.
"The teams are exactly the same,” Ciolfi said. “We are almost as identical in the way we play.”

Velez, Tolman hoopsters shake off Lincoln, 58-45

January 5, 2012

PAWTUCKET — If Tolman High ever fits the pieces together, the Tigers could be a tough out in the Division II playoffs.
It is coach Mike Kayata’s job to develop his players into a cohesive unit over the next seven weeks, trying to get the most out of a roster that contains an explosive scoring guard in Juan Velez, a 6-foot-7 junior center named Jon Percy who is a sleeping giant, and several role players who might hold the key to this team’s ultimate outcome.

Web only: Cooley says thanks but no thanks to Boeheim's praise

January 5, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Count Jim Boeheim as a fan of the turnaround act Ed Cooley is trying to perform at Providence College.
While receiving praise from the dean of Big East coaches is a sign that Cooley’s work is not going unnoticed around the league, the PC head coach was in no mood to talk about moral victories following his team’s third straight loss, the latest a 87-73 setback to top-ranked Syracuse Wednesday night at The Dunk.

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