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Mount St. Charles Baseball | Mounties prevail in back-and-forth 14-13 affair against Crusaders

June 8, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles and The Prout School are certainly no strangers to exciting and memorable Division II playoff encounters. Who can forget the 2009 finals at McCoy Stadium that saw the Mounties earn the title with an eight-inning, walk-off win in Game 2?

How about the 2010 finals between the same two teams that saw MSC respond from a Game 1 setback to capture the next two?

North Smithfield Softball | Northmen fall to North Providence in in Division II playoffs

June 7, 2015

 

PROVIDENCE  –  Arielle LaCroix fired a splendid three-hitter and fanned nine to propel North Providence High to a tight 2-0 victory over North Smithfield in a R.I. Division II Tournament winners’ bracket semi at the RIC diamond on Sunday afternoon.

North Smithfield Boys' Volleyball | Northmen capture Div. II championship, complete perfect season

June 7, 2015


PROVIDENCE – The most beautiful part of team sports occurs when a group of players reaches a level of performance that is almost beyond the sum of its intrinsic parts … when an unbeaten volleyball team like North Smithfield is reeling off beautiful passes and kills in the final moments of a state championship match while fans stand and cheer a fitting finale for a team unlike any other.

North Smithfield Boys Volleyball | READY TO TAKE THE LAST STEP: Division II crown on the line Sunday when North Smithfield meets Cranston East

June 6, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The mission couldn’t be any clearer for head coach Jeff Crins and his North Smithfield volleyball squad.
 
“It’s about finishing the job,” said Crins moments before taking the practice court for the final time this spring on Saturday. “Our goal this year has been to hate to lose because that will force you to want to win more.”
 

Outdoor Track | Lions' Taylor proves right on target, wins boys' javelin at states

June 6, 2015

PROVIDENCE – You know how you wake up one day and just know something good is going to happen? That's how Lincoln High senior Joe Taylor felt early Saturday morning.
For the first time in decades, Rhode Island Interscholastic League brass chose to conduct its annual state Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Brown Stadium not on the first Sunday in June but the initial Saturday.

Cumberland Girls Track | Clippers still aim for strong showing at states despite standout Scullin sitting out

June 6, 2015

 

The day was May 13. The scene was the outdoor track at Cranston West. The meet was the Girls’ Northern Division Championship.

On that cool spring afternoon, Cumberland junior Meaghan Scullin distinguished herself by capturing three events, the high jump (5-1), triple jump (35-5 1⁄4), and 400 (:59.7). She also grabbed second in the long jump (16-10 3⁄4), an event she won at this past winter’s indoor state meet.

Cumberland Softball | Eighteen is enough for Clippers as they outlast Cranston West, 18-17

June 5, 2015


CUMBERLAND  –  With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, junior Kat Kent ripped a triple to right-center, and scored on sophomore Emily Anderson’s timely two-bagger to deep center, to lift Cumberland High to a seemingly-safe 18-12 lead.

The Clippers didn’t know it at the time, but that proved to be the clinching run during a wild 18-17 win over Cranston West in a R.I. Division I Tournament preliminary game at Tucker Field on Friday.

Mount St. Charles Baseball | Lataille's arm, Dixon's bat lift Mounties over Ponaganset, 5-2

June 5, 2015


WOONSOCKET – The second-seeded Mounties strung together five consecutive hits in the first inning, racing out to a 4-0 lead and holding on to a 5-2 victory over the seventh-ranked Chieftains on Friday afternoon at the MSC diamond.

Junior lefty Alex Lataille earned the win with a four-hitter with two walks and five strikeouts in a complete-game performance.

North Smithfield Softball | Northmen break out the bats in 16-8 win over Davies in Division II playoffs

June 4, 2015

LINCOLN – North Smithfield High skipper Paul Mercier admitted he never knows how how his contingent will perform on a given day, and that inconsistency drives him crazy.

Will it be the one which can’t hit it a lick and makes embarrassing miscue after miscue? Or the one that rips the ball throughout the lineup, the pitchers do their jobs and the defense backs them up with superlative plays?

Mount St. Charles Softball | Mounties drop extra-inning heartbreaker to East Providence

June 3, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE – Mount St. Charles head coach Cliff Matthews naturally was disappointed after his squad battled for 11 innings before suffering an emotion-packed 10-9 loss to East Providence on Wednesday afternoon/evening.

After all, a win in this R.I. Division I Tournament prelim would’ve pushed the Mounties into the double-elimination phase of the event. Instead, the Townies claimed that berth after tying it at 9-9 with a run in the back half of the 10th, then clinching it in the 11th.

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