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Football Villa Novans pay tribute to late AD by edging Huskies

September 20, 2014

WOONSOCKET  – On a Saturday afternoon where Woonsocket High's players, coaches, families and friends were enveloped in emotion – hugs and kisses abounded everywhere in memory of the late  Athletic Director George Nasuti – interim head coach Brian Bouley responded in kind.

Minutes after his Villa Novans had clinched a well-earned 22-21 victory over gritty Mount Hope in both squads' Division II-B debut, Bouley grabbed young son Brady's hand and asked, “Do you want to come downstairs with Daddy?”

Spartans crush Northmen, 38-0, in D-IV debut

September 19, 2014


SCITUATE – Wes Pennington doesn’t like excuses – in fact, he abhors them – enough so that he still wouldn’t be coaxed into making them even after his North Smithfield High squad suffered a series of disasters in its Division IV opener against Scituate.
 

Dumais makes it back-to-back Blackstone Valley Invitationals

September 19, 2014


CUMBERLAND – Meets like Friday’s Blackstone Valley Invitational serve as a way to gauge where teams stand in the season’s early going. Judging by the performance turned in by Burrillville High senior Betsy Dumais, it’s clear that this young lady is out to improve each and every time she toes the starting line.
 

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: North Smithfield not satisfied with regular season success

September 19, 2014


Editor's note: This story originally ran in the print edition of The Call on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
 

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Burrillville primed for turnaround after realignment

September 18, 2014


BURRILLVILLE — Based on Burrillville High’s collective attitude, work ethic and drive so far this fall, veteran mentor Gennaro Ferraro has loved what he’s seen from his squad.
 
He has mixed emotions about falling from Division III to IV, but indicated he, his staff and players have accepted the new designation.
 

Job well done: PawSox manager to spend time on Boston's coaching staff

September 17, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The time-honored tradition of seeing the manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox receive a “job well done” seal of approval in the form of a September call-up to Boston remains alive and well.

Kevin Boles is the latest to receive such a commendation following a transaction-driven Triple-A season that culminated with the PawSox’s capture of the Governors’ Cup.  

Villa Novans look to maintain winning tradition while adjusting to new leadership

September 15, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Like a two-minute offense, life has moved fast lately for Brian Bouley and the rest of the Woonsocket High School football team.
 
Instead of returning to his familiar post as the Villa Novans’ defensive coordinator – Bouley’s position for the past decade – he was asked to step into the breech and serve as interim head coach. The void was created after Carnell Henderson resigned to become the Cass Ave. school’s principal.
 

PawSox are Governors' Cup champs!

September 14, 2014


DURHAM, N.C. -- For the second time in three years, the Pawtucket Red Sox are Governors’ Cup champions.
 
The Sox earned a 4-1 victory Saturday night to take the deciding Game 5 of a razor-close championship series against Durham, at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. It marked the Pawtucket's fourth International League championship in franchise history.
 

St. Raphael fends off Cumberland 4th-quarter comeback to win 21-14

September 12, 2014


CUMBERLAND – If not for Cumberland High’s success in Division II over the past few years, it would’ve been a treat to watch it face traditional II-B rival St. Raphael Academy.
 
But the Clippers – after claiming the D-II Super Bowl crown two seasons ago before dropping the championship contest to West Warwick late last fall – rose to the top tier earlier this year.
 

PawSox' rally falls short in Game 3 loss of Governors' Cup finals

September 11, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. – After dropping a heartbreaking, 4-3, 11-inning loss at McCoy Stadium late Wednesday night, the Pawtucket Red Sox were hell-bent on evening the score against the Durham Bulls in the third game of the best-of-five Governors' Cup finals set 24 hours later.

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