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Hendricken floors Cumberland in marquee matchup

February 20, 2014

CUMBERLAND — Perhaps two minutes after Cumberland High had sustained a 49-12 dual-meet loss to rival Hendricken in a match to clinch the Division I title, veteran mentor Steve Gordon managed to keep his sense of humor.
When a reporter approached him for a few thoughts Thursday night, he immediately said, “Not right now. Wait a second!”
He approached his wife, Judy, gave her a kiss, handled a couple of other minor details, then relented to an interview.
His first response, with a wide grin: “Sorry. You’ve gotta know what’s truly important!”

Hendricken takes hockey showdown with Mount, 4-1

February 19, 2014

WARWICK — In a critical Division I/Cimini showdown against rival Hendricken High on Wednesday night, Mount St. Charles head coach Dave Belisle expected more – much more – from his troops.
Truth be told, the Mounties assembled a decent second stanza against the Hawks, but – before and after – Belisle's bunch failed to display a true want to win.
Senior forward Josh Olson netted a pair of goals while tri-captain Liam Watkinson posted a pair of assists to pace Hendricken to a 4-1 league victory before perhaps 350 fans at Thayer Arena.

PC bows to No. 9 Villanova in double-OT thriller

February 18, 2014

PROVIDENCE – The rematch was far more competitive. The outcome was just as painful for the Providence Friars to swallow.
PC tried its best to throw ninth-ranked Villanova for a loop, but the Wildcats were able to hang on for an 82-79 double-overtime victory on Tuesday night before 12,106 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Ryan Arcidiacono closed out with 21 points, though none were bigger than the layup the Villanova guard converted with 3.6 seconds left in the second extra session.

Crowley: "It's been awesome" coaching King Philip

February 18, 2014

For someone who normally wears blue as the head coach of the Cumberland softball and Burrillville cross country teams – and had sported touches of red during past stints with the Tolman and Cranston West girls’ basketball squads – Marty Crowley found himself having to adjust to green and gold this winter.
But aside from changing his athletic wardrobe, Crowley’s transition to the Massachusetts girls’ basketball scene and the extra competitive Hockomock League as the head coach of King Philip High of Wrentham, Mass. has been a seamless one.

McGair: Game footage from PC's first encounter with Villanova could prove most valuable

February 17, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Ed Cooley didn’t mince words when asked if he planned to relive a nightmare on the hardwood.

Cue up the tape from Providence’s 30-point shellacking at the hands of Villanova? In the eyes of the head coach, why bother re-screening a game that would serve absolutely no purpose other than re-opening old wounds?

“Not a second of that game,” Cooley emphatically stated, those words coming Saturday afternoon.

STEPPING INTO THE BREACH: Henderson to oversee Woonsocket athletic department for time being

February 17, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Please refrain from labeling Carnell Henderson the “interim” athletic director at Woonsocket High.

“Just filling in,” smiles the varsity head football coach. “For the most part, I’m next man up.”

Such a declaration comes last Friday while seated in his vice principal’s office. His attire is a telltale sign that it’s the final school day before February vacation – black polo shirt with “Woonsocket football” emblazoned upon it and warm-up pants that are distinctly and appropriately shaded maroon.

Tetford, Badeau pace Mounties to pivotal 5-2 win over Rams

February 14, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Despite La Salle Academy’s early-season woes, Mount St. Charles co-coach Dave Belisle wanted premier play from his troops when the two Division I/Cimini League stalwarts took to the Adelard Arena ice on Friday night.

He received such after his Mounties produced five-unanswered goals, including three in the final stanza, to claim a satisfying 5-2 triumph over the Rams before a crowd of 300.

At 9-4, count North Smithfield among the best in Division II boys' hockey

February 13, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD — When one speaks of Division II-North, the conversation immediately addresses the rivalry between Lincoln, the defending state D-II champion and perennial contender, and Cumberland, always solid but a team that hasn't been able to “get over the top” in recent years.
The same holds true this campaign, though the Clippers did snatch a key victory over the Lions last week to remain unbeaten in league action at 13-0-0 (14-0-0 overall).

Kent keeps Northmen headed in right direction with 32-29 win

February 11, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD – As is usually the case, the home team celebrating “Senior Night,” or their last tilt of the season on their own floor, opens slowly due to the emotion of the moment.

That’s what appeared to have happened to North Smithfield High while taking on stellar Division III-South foe Middletown on Tuesday evening.
The Northmen, who went into intermission trailing the Islanders, 21-14, got an earful from head coach Alisha Pirri, then put those words to use in the final half.

North Smithfield Athletic Director believes there's still time to save spring sports

February 11, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD – For a change of pace, let’s remove the shrouds of doubt and political bureaucracy that have helped create tension and uneasiness regarding the possible elimination of springtime sports at the town’s high school.

While there’s no denying that this threat to Northmen athletics is cause for concern, it’s also a tad on the premature side to jump to hasty conclusions that hone in on the worst-case scenario.

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