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Boys' Hockey | SPRING BREAK: Burrillville, Cumberland, North Smithfield ready for semifinals

March 19, 2015


Broncos ready to take on Barrington

BURRILLVILLE  –  Under first-year head coach Bill Robinson, Burrillville High coasted to a 15-3-0 mark in Division I/Eccleston, with its lone losses coming only to league champion Cumberland (twice) and Prout.

Three of those victories came at the expense of Barrington, the Broncos' foe in this weekend's R.I. Division I/Eccleston Tournament semifinal series, one that begins Friday night at 7:30 at Levy Rink.

The respective scores: 4-1 on Dec. 13, 5-3 on Jan. 16 and 5-3 on Feb. 27.

University of Rhode Island basketball | URI blows away Iona in opening round of NIT, 88-75

March 17, 2015


KINGSTON — After playing two, slow-down Atlantic 10 Tournament conference games over the weekend, the No. 3 Rhode Island basketball team finally found an opponent that was willing to play an up-tempo, 94-foot contest.
 
In the first round of the National Invitational Tournament, the Rams and No. 6 Iona traded dunks, 3-pointers, transition buckets and free throws – lots and lots of free throws – for 40 minutes Tuesday night.

R.I. High school sports | Plans are in place in the event baseball, softball seasons don't start on time

March 17, 2015

 

PROVIDENCE –  The state’s ball fields are nowhere near ready for use. Bur no, interscholastic spring sports are not being canceled. Nor will regular-season games be reduced, as of yet.

“We put out to the athletic directors: What can we do?” said Interscholastic League Executive Director Tom Mezzanotte during Monday’s Principals’ Committee on Athletics meeting.

Mount St. Charles Girls' Hockey | Warwick Co-op delivers one final comeback to claim DeCosta championship

March 16, 2015

PROVIDENCE – A little divine intervention can never hurt, so why not give it a shot?

Minutes after Mount St. Charles Athletic Director Richard Lawrence arrived at Brown University's Meehan Auditorium prior to the R.I. DeCosta Division Tournament rubber tilt between his Mounties and Warwick Co-op, he strolled down the steps to the near bench.

There, he had a few words for head coach Tony DiLorenzo, then walked slowly back to his seat next to assistant A.D. Ray Leveille.

Mount St. Charles Boys' Hockey | Mounties' Dave Belisle sees plenty of good in long, trying season

March 16, 2015

WOONSOCKET– After a season that ran the emotional gamut, Mount St. Charles coach Dave Belisle was thankful for his support system.

His team’s season drew to a close Saturday night as Bishop Hendricken scored five unanswered goals to take Game 2 of the best-of-three State Championship Division semifinals, 6-2, at Adelard Arena.

Providence College basketball | Friars head to the big dance with big hopes

March 15, 2015


PROVIDENCE – They are a team that offers fearless freshmen mixed in with gritty veterans.
 
Somehow, these two groups from completely opposite ends of the college basketball spectrum succeeded in meshing together and picking up where their predecessors left off. 
 

North Smithfield Boys' Hockey | Northmen clinch series with another 8-0 takedown of Townies

March 14, 2015


CRANSTON  –  North Smithfield High’s 8-0 dismantling of East Providence in the first of the best-of-three R.I. Division II Tournament quarterfinal set on Friday night was no joke.
 
The dominance (and that’s an understatement) continued 24 hours later as the top-ranked Northmen posted an identical triumph in Game No. 2 at Cranston Vets Rink on Saturday evening.
 

Mount St. Charles Girls Hockey | MSC can’t hold on as Warwick ties DaCosta Division series with 3-1 win

March 14, 2015


PROVIDENCE  –  The Mount St. Charles icewomen yielded top-seeded Warwick Co-op an exorbitant 34 attempts on the cage during the opener of the R.I. DaCosta Division Tournament best-of-three final on Friday night, but the Mounties eventually claimed a stunning 4-2 triumph.
 
That came courtesy of senior Taylor Dill’s 32 stops.
 

Mount St. Charles Boys' Hockey | Hendricken uses power play to topple MSC, 6-3

March 13, 2015


WARWICK – For Mount St. Charles, the season has come down to one game.
 
An encouraging start by the No. 3 seed Mounties was all but forgotten by the end as second seed Bishop Hendricken skated off with a 6-3 win in Game 1 of the best-of-three Championship/Cimini Division semifinals Friday night at Thayer Arena. The Mounties will look to stave off elimination when the series shifts to Adelard Arena for Game 2 on Saturday. 

North Smithfield Boys' Hockey | Northmen knock down Townies, 8-0

March 13, 2015


NORTH SMITHFIELD  –  If North Smithfield High’s icemen had set out to make a statement in this R.I. Division II Tournament quarterfinal series against East Providence, it did so – and then some.
 
From the opening faceoff to the final horn, it was pure and utter domination.