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January 16th, 2015

St. Raphael Basketball | Jones, McParlin power Saints past Cranston East, 62-60

January 17, 2015


PAWTUCKET – The St. Raphael Academy basketball team appeared lost in December and now the Saints seem to have found a way to compete in January.
 
SRA got 21 points and 21 rebounds from talented sophomore Trevante Jones and a game-saving block from senior Kyle McParlin in the closing seconds on Friday night to edge Cranston East, 62-60. 
 

January 15th

Shea – Tolman Girls Basketball | Raiders edge out Tigers, 56-54, in overtime thriller

January 16, 2015


PAWTUCKET  –  The usual post-game handshakes had just ended, and it took Shea High head coach John Lickert mere milliseconds to track down sophomore guard Yesenia Alvarado and attempt to hoist her on one of his shoulders.

She immediately grinned and began waving to anyone who would notice, and there were quite a few – her teammates, family members, friends, etc.

Pro Football Playoff Preview and Predictions: League Championship Round

January 15, 2015

1/18/15
Green Bay @ Seattle 3:05pm
Betting: Over/Under: 47 Spread: Seattle -7

What to watch for:

January 14th

East Providence boys' basketball | Villa Novans rock Townies with 84-point explosion

January 15, 2015


EAST PROVIDENCE – As much fun as it is, watching Woonsocket run and gun its way past lower echelon Division I opponents, coach T.J. Ciolfi understands that offense alone will not get his team very far in the playoffs.

January 13th

Boys' Basketball | Former Saints standouts Lynch and Holloway square off with new squads

January 14, 2015


PROVIDENCE – In an alternate world, Graham Lynch’s sweet stroke from beyond the arc and Alex Holloway’s nifty passing skills would be on display in St. Raphael Academy jerseys this winter.
 

Tolman Wrestling | Tigers show plenty of fight in 40-36 loss to Chieftains

January 14, 2015


PAWTUCKET – In their first year running Tolman High’s wrestling program, head coach Jason Rushton and assistant Matt Medina are instilling an aggressive approach that may bring dividends by tournament time, assuming the wrestlers keep working hard.

The Tigers showed flashes of skill during a 40-36 loss to Ponaganset on Tuesday evening at the Donaldson Gym. Ponaganset, now 4-1 on the season, jumped out to a 40-9 lead before the Tigers won the final five matches (two by forfeit).

January 12th

Pawtucket high school sports | Tolman, Shea student-athletes honored with Key Player Spirit Award

January 13, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Student-athletes at Tolman and Shea high schools were recently recognized and awarded The Key Player Spirit Award.

This award sponsored by Key Group, Mortgage Division and Spirit Recognition. The award is presented to one athlete from each fall sports team who exemplify perseverance, effort, spirit, sportsmanship, teamwork, role model, determination and academics.

The following Shea athletes were selected:

Pro Football Playoff Recap

January 12, 2015

1/10/15
Seattle 31 (13-4) vs
Carolina 17 (8-9-1)

VIDEO: Patriots advance to AFC Championship once again

January 12, 2015

January 11th

Girls' Swimming | Lincoln's Mollie Westrick earns pair of second-place finishes at Bay View meet

January 11, 2015

KINGSTON – Sometimes you just have to be satisfied with what you're able to accomplish on any given day.

That seemed to be the sentiment of most of the more heralded aquawomen participating in the annual Bay View Invitational Girls Championships at the University of Rhode Island's Tootell Natatorium on Sunday afternoon.

The particular cases in point: Juniors Mollie Westrick of Lincoln High, Kayleigh Canavan of Cumberland and Liz Gross of Mount St. Charles.

January 9th

Cumberland/Lincoln – Mount Girls' Hockey | Lions look sharp in 5-3 triumph over Mounties

January 10, 2015


WOONSOCKET -- To head coach Tom Pereira, something was clearly missing in the first seven games of the season for the Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op team.

That “someone” was prized transfer Samantha Wellington, who made her season debut Friday against ironically her former club, Mount St. Charles. Though the sophomore did not create a ripple on the scorer’s sheet, she impacted the game in other areas in helping the Lions top the Mounties, 5-3, at Adelard Arena.

Providence College basketball | Friars charting new course with deeper bench

January 10, 2015


PROVIDENCE – As Providence’s win over Butler earlier in the week illustrated, dishing out minutes is no exact science.

Coaches like Ed Cooley have to consider every factor when concocting a game plan for that day’s opposition. The toughest decisions don’t always boil down to playing zone or man-to-man on defense. There is one consideration that carries prime importance: Ultimately, you play the guys who provide the best chance to win.

Shea – Tolman Boys' Basketball | Tigers Tigers use 2nd-half run to take down Raiders, 69-54

January 10, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Tolman High “executed” Shea High on Friday night, breaking open a close game with a 12-0 run to start the second half. The Tigers, behind 22 points from Steve Otis, rolled to a 69-54 victory over their crosstown rivals.

“We executed our offense in the second half,” Tolman coach Mike Kayata admitted. “It started with our defense. We played good ‘D’ in the first half and then made some stops and some steals that started our offense after that.”

VIDEO: USOC backs Boston to host 2024 Olympics

January 9, 2015

January 8th

Lincoln Swimming | Hungry for a bite at a state title, Lady Lions cruise past Cranston East

January 9, 2015


LINCOLN  –  It’s still early in the Division II dual-meet slate, so Lincoln High senior tri-captain Nicole Moneghan isn’t as concerned with her times as she was during her underclassmen years.

Instead, as she’s building toward what she hopes is a premier individual showing at the Rhode Island State Championships in late February, she’s concentrating more on the development of some of the Lions’ younger aquawomen.

The simplistic reason: Moneghan wants to see her school claim a long-awaited state crown.

PawSox | Rich Gedman, Bob Kipper to join coaching staff as hitting, pitching coaches

January 9, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Joining manager Kevin Boles and coach Bruce Crabbe on the 2015 PawSox coaching staff will be a pair of newcomers, hitting coach Rich Gedman and pitching coach Bob Kipper, the team announced Thursday.

Both men take over roles previously held by Dave Joppie and Rich Sauveur, respectively. Joppie will take over hitting-coach duties in Double-A Portland while Sauveur chose to pursue opportunities elsewhere after seven seasons overseeing the Pawtucket pitching staff.

VIDEO: Patriots and Ravens in their own words

January 8, 2015

January 7th

St. Raphael boys' basketball | Novans' dynamic duo of Vazquez and Lyles lead way in 69-57 win over Saints

January 8, 2015


WOONSOCKET – T.J. Ciolfi’s Villa Novans are quickly earning the reputation as a pick-your-poison team for opponents.

Do you run multiple defenders at 6-foot-5 senior Gary Lyles, who possesses a special blend of athleticism that’s hard for frontcourts to contend with? Or do you elect to concentrate on Elijah Vazquez, a shifty guard who seemingly possesses unlimited range?

January 6th

Cumberland Swimming | Clippers look strong despite 55-39 loss to Hendricken

January 7, 2015


CUMBERLAND  –   Prior to facing powerhouse Hendricken in a key Division I clash on Tuesday afternoon, Cumberland High senior tri-captain Jack Bauer explained he and his teammates were more than ready to try to claim an upset dual-meet victory.
 
“The only thing is,” he said, “Hendricken has a lot of depth. It can score a lot of points just taking seconds and thirds.”
 

January 5th

Tolman boys' basketball | OTIS THE TIGERS' MAN!: Senior guard comes to life in second half in leading Tolman past Central Falls

January 6, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS – Steve Otis, averaging around 24 points per game for Tolman this season, had just two points during the first half of Monday night’s Division II game against Central Falls. No big deal. The Tigers led 33-26 at halftime, thanks to 10 points off the bench from Derek Ashley.

When Central Falls roared back in the second half to take a 54-53 lead with 3:30 left on the scoreboard clock, Otis stepped up to hit a big three-pointer and the Tigers hung on for a 62-60 victory that puts them at 3-0 in league play and 8-1 on the season.