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Clippers, Mounties play for state title tonight

June 13, 2011

PROVIDENCE --- The Division I state title will come down to one game.
Cumberland High scored early and often and senior ace pitcher Bethany Paul continued her postseason brilliance on the mound in Monday’s championship round against Mount St. Charles Academy at Rhode Island College.
And the final result was a surprisingly-lopsided 15-3 conquest by the fourth-seeded Clippers that not only dealt the ninth-seeded Mounties their first loss of the double-elimination tournament, but set up tonight’s 8 p.m. winner-take-all clash back at RIC.

Mount spikers eliminated in Div. I semis

June 8, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Mount St. Charles Academy’s first season in Division I ended on Wednesday night with a semifinal round loss to South Kingstown at Rhode Island College, which used an edge on the front line to good advantage during a three-game sweep of the Mounties.

Mounties confirm spot in softball finals

June 8, 2011

PROVIDENCE --- First came the four-run uprising in the seventh inning that led to a 4-3 win over top-seeded Lincoln High on Saturday night. Then came the seventh-inning run that helped cop a 1-0 victory over Cumberland High in Monday afternoon’s winners’ bracket semifinals.
On Wednesday night, ninth-seeded Mount St. Charles Academy struck again late in its winners’ bracket final against third-seeded Cranston West High, and as a result, the Mounties will be playing for the Division I championship.

Clippers finally get the better of Lions

June 8, 2011

PROVIDENCE --- It’s been said time and time again that it’s tough to beat a team three times in a season, and on Wednesday night, Lincoln High realized how difficult a task that is in its Division I losers’ bracket final with longtime nemesis Cumberland High.
After getting swept in their regular-season series with the Lions, the Clippers made sure their third time playing their rivals was indeed the charm.

McGair: Public sports teams gain on Private rivals

June 6, 2011

Let’s begin with the one thing public and private schools have in common. Both start with the letter “P.”
After that? Let’s just say the hot-button issue regarding the classification of high school athletics in this state wastes no time in drawing battle lines.

Mounties earn spot in winner's bracket final

June 6, 2011

PROVIDENCE --- Less than a month ago, reaching the winners’ bracket final of the Division I playoffs was the last thing on the minds of Mount St. Charles Academy and head coach Cliff Matthews.
Not only did the Mounties endure a tough stretch that saw them drop five out of seven contests and fall three games below .500, but also did they lose two of their top players, pitcher Olivia Hendricks and third baseman Nicole Silva, for an extended period of time to an injury and an illness.

MSC's Sayles savors win at state track meet

June 4, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Waiting to compete in the high jump at Saturday’s RIIL Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Mount St. Charles Academy’s versatile junior Ali Sayles nearly missed the finals of the 100-meter high hurdles.
It’s a good thing she got there in time. A few minutes after hustling her way over to the starting line, Sayles was crowned an individual titlist.
“It’s just crazy,” she said. “I wasn’t expecting it at all.”

MSC shocks Lions; Clippers win in 10 innings

June 4, 2011

LINCOLN — Down, but not out.
That was the mindset of the players of ninth-seeded Mount St. Charles Academy during their Division I playoff matchup with top-seed Lincoln High on Saturday.
Facing a three-run deficit entering the seventh inning, the underdog Mounties scored four times in the final frame en route to a 4-3 win over the Lions in the opener of the double-elimination tourney at Lonsdale Elementary School.
Taylor Messier tied the contest at 3 with a two-run double and teammate Emily Hendricks drove in the game-winner with base hit in the gap.

Lions meet their match in Div. II finals

June 4, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Lincoln High’s perfect season came to an end at the hands of … a perfect season.
In Saturday’s clash between two unbeaten teams trying to etch their names into the Rhode Island Interscholastic League history books, it was Tiverton that emerged with an unblemished record — and the Division II state championship.
A late second-half comeback fell short for the Lions, who watched the Tigers celebrate a 12-8 victory at Rhode Island College to cap a 17-0 campaign.

Randall, Cumberland win state titles

June 2, 2011

For two days in the hot sun, Cumberland High collectively played its best golf of the season at the RIIL State Championship.
Its efforts were amply rewarded.
Jamison Randall earned the individual title and, along with his teammates, the Clippers captured the team crown on Wednesday afternoon with a four-stroke victory over Portsmouth and North Kingstown at the Cranston Country Club.

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