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Shea outscores Cumberland, 77-46

January 31, 2012

CUMBERLAND --- Shea coach Matt Pita got exactly what he wanted from his ballclub on Tuesday night – 32 minutes of smart basketball – and because of that, his Raiders picked up a surprisingly-lopsided victory over Cumberland.
Six-foot-six center Michael Neal produced a game-high 15 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocked shots to power a balanced scoring assault by the Raiders and help them bus home with a resounding 77-46 triumph at the Clippers’ Wellness Center.

Clippers return to mat after staph infection scare

January 30, 2012

CUMBERLAND — After surviving a staph infection scare that shut down the Cumberland High wrestling program for a week, the Clippers return to the mat this week for a pair of tough matches with La Salle Academy and Cranston West.
“Every match we have from here on out is going to be tough,” Cumberland coach Steve Gordon admitted on Monday. “Next week, we host unbeaten Hendricken and the week after that we visit Warwick Veterans. Both of those teams are state title contenders.”
Gordon is just happy to have his team wrestling again.

Broncos breeze past Blue Wave

January 30, 2012

PROVIDENCE — There was no doubt in Lindsay Rachlow’s mind that her team would be competitive in Division II this winter.
In her first season as head coach of Burrillville High last year, Rachlow watched her Broncos struggle during the adjustment stage with an 0-9 start. But they then ran off eight straight victories to eventually make the playoffs. From that squad, only two seniors graduated.

McGair: Red Sox shortstop? Why not Jose Iglesias?

January 30, 2012

Why not Jose Iglesias?
More than a week has gone by since the Red Sox traded shortstop Marco Scutaro. The exchange with Colorado marked the second time this offseason that general manager/budget balancer Ben Cherington has shipped away a potential starting shortstop, last month’s Jed Lowrie-to-Houston swap officially re-catalogued as the first domino to fall.

MSC girls take over sole ownership of first place

January 29, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles took charge of the Emma Division race on Saturday night with a 3-1 victory over La Salle Academy.
This battle between the two top teams in the state featured a strong goaltending performance by La Salle’s Holly Scott (45 saves) that kept the game close.
Mount took a 1-0 lead just one minute into the game on an unassisted goal by Brianna Castro. La Salle tied it at the 3:27 mark when Meaghan Rickard beat Mount goalie Sarah Erban.

HOCKEY ROUNDUP: Mount hits low point in loss to La Salle

January 29, 2012

WOONSOCKET – After scoring its biggest win of the season on Friday night, Mount St. Charles endured a stunning 6-1 loss to La Salle Academy at Adelard Arena on Saturday night.
The Rams may have caught the Mounties napping early in this game as they scored two first-period goals and then added two more in the second period for a 4-0 lead after two stanzas.

Woonsocket, Mount girls among several teams with low numbers

January 28, 2012

When you play golf, consistently shooting low numbers is a positive thing. When you step on your bathroom scale, seeing low numbers will always make your day.
But when it applies to your basketball team, or any sport for that matter, low numbers are often not good. Low numbers usually equate to low numbers in the win column.
Longtime Mount St. Charles Academy girls’ basketball coach Nine Morey knows all about that. The Mounties, who have averaged 15 wins the last four seasons, including a state runner-up finish in 2007-08 and last year, are struggling this winter.

WEB ONLY: Mount hands Hendricken first loss

January 28, 2012

WARWICK --- Victories don’t get any bigger than this one.
Mount St. Charles knocked Bishop Hendricken from the unbeaten ranks on Friday night by skating to an impressive 4-1 win in their Division I contest at Thayer Arena.
Junior center Brian Belisle scored a pair of unassisted goals late in the third period for the Mounties, who improved to 6-4 and dropped the Hawks to 10-1-1.
The Mounties took a 2-0 lead on Ryan Berard’s goal 6:55 into the game and Callan Morisseau’s goal 1:50 into the second period before the Hawks tied the score midway through that period.

Mount girls edge arch-rival Bay View

January 27, 2012

WOONSOCKET --- Caitlin Shea’s unassisted goal with 3:19 to play in the second period snapped a 2-2 tie, and Mount St. Charles was able to hold on the rest of the way and grab a 3-2 win over rival Bay View on Friday night at Adelard Arena.
The victory was the eighth in a row for the Mounties, who are 10-1 and had suffered their loss back on Dec. 16 to the Bengals, 2-1.

Lady Novans outlast SRA, 41-36

January 27, 2012

WOONSOCKET – On a night in which she was honored for scoring her 1,000 career point earlier this season, senior Kailey Fugere and the rest of her Woonsocket High teammates cooled off a resurging St. Raphael Academy program Friday night with a 41-36 decision at Savaria Gymnasium.
Fugere, who was recognized for her milestone during a halftime ceremony, finished with 17 points. The game was hardly the Villa Novans best effort, however, as St. Ray’s overcame a 14-point deficit before the break and made their host sweat it out until the final buzzer.

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