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Field hockey Broncos outlast Clippers in Triple OT, earn berth in Division II finals

November 3, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Throughout the three overtime periods, Burrillville High senior tri-captain Alex LeClair stood in her goalie box physically shaking, not from Saturday evening's chill but from the fear of … dare we say it? Failure.
“I was physically and mentally exhausted, but all of that went away when it finally ended,” she grinned.

Football Novans take down Oakers, secure spot in Division II playoffs

November 3, 2012

WOONSOCKET — What makes the 2012 edition of Woonsocket High so unique is that Carnell Henderson’s Villa Novans have learned to win games in all kinds of ways.
There have been blowouts, close shaves and other instances when the Villa Novans took the field minus a full compliment of healthy bodies. Other times, Woonsocket has been its own worst enemy, turning the ball over at an alarming rate.
That, in turn, allowed the opposition to hang out, a storyline that unfolded before the Novans’ eyes Saturday afternoon at Barry Field.

Walsh, Anchormen embrace challenge of taking on PC Friars

November 2, 2012

PROVIDENCE – The idea of framing Saturday’s first-ever hoops get-together between Providence College and Rhode Island College as merely an exhibition game doesn’t paint a complete picture.

N.S. football squad returns from three-week bye to face Smithfield

November 1, 2012

When last we saw Wes Pennington and his North Smithfield football troupe, the Northmen were set to embark upon an unprecedented double bye that would encompass three whole weeks between games.

Upset! Cumberland booters stun Shea, 2-0

November 1, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Head coach Pierre Ridore had several reasons to believe his Shea High squad would reign in a R.I. Division I Tournament preliminary tilt against Cumberland on Thursday afternoon.
First, his Raiders had rolled to a 4-1 victory over the Clippers just nine days before this playoff; second, Ridore's bunch entered the contest with a 6-0-1 mark at home – that is, when it played either at Max Read Field or the McKinnon-Alves Complex – and this would be played at the latter.

Patriots make quick work of Panthers in boys' soccer playoffs

October 31, 2012

LINCOLN — Davies Tech head coach Victor Oliveira usually has an inkling as to how his squad will execute prior to a contest. It’s based on collective attitude, and how they’re conducting themselves.
On Wednesday afternoon, he had no doubt.
Senior tri-captain Paulo Chavez and classmate Daniel Munoz each netted a pair of goals and junior Mauricio Agudelo chipped in a tally and two assists as the sixth-seeded Patriots walloped No. 11-ranked Johnston High, 7-0, in a R.I. Division III Tournament preliminary tilt.

Remembering Glenn Ginish Sr.

October 30, 2012

On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 18, Glenn Ginish, Jr., a performance analyst for a renowned bank in Boston, was taking the “T” home to Jamaica Plains when he figured he'd call his kid sister, Laura, back at her mom's apartment on Mendon Road.
He did so just so the two could catch up with each other's lives.

Out with the old, in with the new: PawSox to get new playing surface in 2013

October 28, 2012

PAWTUCKET – The past week has featured plenty of heavy lifting at McCoy Stadium. No, this particular exercise has nothing to do with removing the Governors’ Cup trophy from its on-display perch in the team store and whisking the hardware away to the latest destination on the touring caravan.

Will Hurricane Sandy wreak havoc on high school playoff scene?

October 28, 2012

It’s less than an hour’s drive to Rhode Island College, the University of Rhode Island, and Roger Williams University, but starting tomorrow and continuing for the next two weeks, several local high school soccer, girls’ volleyball, and field hockey teams will begin their long roads towards state championship glory.

Evans' big game leads Woonsocket past Chariho

October 27, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The vision, the quickness, the bursts of acceleration … Woonsocket senior Jalen Evans was the complete package.
More important than any of the other listed attributes, Evans was the picture of perfect health. The fact he was running just as hard in the fourth quarter as he was during the opening stanza proved that he was over the knee ailment that sidelined him last week. Evans just kept on wielding the hammer, running in and around Chariho’s defense in what amounted to a 34-13 runaway performance for Woonsocket on Saturday afternoon at Barry Field.

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