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Much riding on Cumberland-West Warwick football clash

November 7, 2013

CUMBERLAND – Before looking ahead to what could result in an unusual five-way tie for first place in the Division II-B ranks once the regular season ends this weekend, it’s time to take a history lesson and look back to the last (and only other) time this happened in the state.

In 2008, Tolman, Woonsocket, West Warwick, Warwick Vets, and Westerly found themselves tied for first place in the Division II-A standings with 5-2 records and scratching their heads over which were going to be the four that would play in the following weekend’s opening round of the playoffs.

PC Friars plan to make do in season opener against Boston College

November 7, 2013

PROVIDENCE – In his wildest dreams, Ed Cooley could probably not have imagined that he would have to deal with several criseis regarding player personnel on the eve of a new season for the Providence College Friars.

Lincoln boys' soccer team takes another thriller, advances to Div. I finals with 1-0 victory over PCD

November 6, 2013

CRANSTON — After a scoreless initial half, Lincoln High head coach John D'Aloisio assembled his troops in front of a cage at Cranston Stadium on Wednesday night and informed them he wanted to employ a simplistic switch.
Because Providence Country Day's defense would sag around the net whenever the Lions possessed the ball – that in an effort to squelch any up-close attempts at Knights' sophomore keeper Justin LaRose, he wanted one of his forwards to hold back.

A job well done: New Angels coach DiSarcina made quite the impact in one year as PawSox manager

November 5, 2013

PAWTUCKET — In the eyes of Gary DiSarcina’s now-former baseball employer, there’s no question that his deft and guiding hand that was omnipresent during his first and what turned out his only season managing the Pawtucket Red Sox played a crucial role in the parent club’s march to a World Series championship.

Cumberland spikers fall to three-time champ EWG

November 5, 2013

WEST GREENWICH — A little bit more of this, a little bit less of that, and the situation could've been vastly different inside the Exeter/West Greenwich High gymnasium on Tuesday night.
So said Cumberland High head coach Ruth Plante after she watched the Scarlet Knights capture a not-as-easy-as-it-seemed 3-0 triumph over her Clippers in a R.I. Division II Tournament quarterfinal.

Woonsocket High Athletic Director out to make Barry Field a safer place to play

November 4, 2013

WOONSOCKET – There are certain warning signs that you simply can’t or shouldn’t ignore.

Cumberland squads finish fourth at state meet, earn return trips to New Englands

November 3, 2013

FOSTER – All season long, Amy Laverty carried Cumberland High on her slender shoulders. Sunday at the Rhode Island High School Cross Country Championships that took place at Ponaganset High, the sophomore was the recipient of a little help from her Clipper teammates.
The Cumberland girls ended up placing five runners inside the top 50, such a strong showing resulting in a fourth-place finish in the team standings and a coveted spot in next weekend’s New England Championships in Manchester, N.H. As usual, Laverty was the Clippers’ top point getter, finishing eighth with a time of 19:05.

Lincoln nets shootout win over East Greenwich, advances to Wednesday's Div. II semifinals

November 3, 2013

LINCOLN — Like most coaches, Lincoln High chief John D’Aloisio admitted being more relieved than thrilled after his club celebrated an incredibly well-played, physical but nonetheless thrilling 2-1 shootout victory over East Greenwich in a R.I. Division Tournament quarterfinal on Saturday night.
“You really can’t enjoy it until the whole thing is finished,” he confessed with a smile, referring to the fact his Lions still need to furnish two triumphs to capture the state title in which they’ve all been longing.

Quality, not quantity: Burrillville girls cross country team's success is attributed to a half dozen girls

November 2, 2013

BURRILLVILLE — Shortly before 1:15 on Sunday afternoon, six determined and focused young ladies will toe the starting line at Ponaganset High School, site of the Rhode Island High School Cross Country Championship meet.

Late TD helps Clippers take 14-7 thriller with Raiders

November 1, 2013

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PAWTUCKET – Cumberland High took advantage of a crucial pass interference call with three minutes left in Friday night’s game and scored the winning touchdown with 79 seconds left in what became a perilous 14-7 victory over a gallant Shea team that deserved a better fate.

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