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October 23rd, 2014

Shea hey! – Raiders finish unbeaten regular season

October 24, 2014

PROVIDENCE – A torrential downpour couldn’t dampen the spirits of the Shea High Raiders on Thursday, as they put the finishing touch on a perfect regular season campaign with a convincing 5-2 victory in a showdown with Central at Conley Stadium

Lincoln-North Smithfield High Volleyball | Lions keep playoff hopes alive with 3-1 upset of Lady Northmen

October 24, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield seemed ready to do its seniors proud on “Senior Night” Thursday after claiming a rather easy 25-18 verdict in the opening game against Lincoln, but the Lions roared back with three straight triumphs to post a thrilling 3-1 decision at the green-and-white-balloon-adorned Michael F. Lovett Memorial Gymnasium.

R.I. cross country | Class meets this Saturday at Ponaganset High

October 23, 2014

 

It’s officially down to crunch time in Rhode Island cross-country circles. Come this Saturday, the Interscholastic League Class Championships will take flight at Ponaganset High School’s “Covered Bridge” course.

The following are the school assignments in each varsity class, and start times of respective races:

GIRLS

October 22nd

Central Falls-Shea High boys soccer | Raiders prove D-I dominance with 3-0 shut-out of Warriors

October 23, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Back in September, it looked like Shea High would be playing two crucial games against top contenders Central Falls and Central in the final week of the regular season.

October 21st

Shea High boys soccer | ¡LEANDRO! -- The sky is the limit for Shea soccer phenom Leandro Alves

October 21, 2014


PAWTUCKET  –  Last August, when Shea High’s head soccer coach Pierre Ridore discovered Leandro Alves would be coming out for his team, he didn't have time to celebrate.                      

October 19th

Lincoln High Tennis | Quite the turnaround: Lions capture Division II title after back-to-back winless seasons

October 19, 2014

PAWTUCKET-- The final shot signified the astounding turnaround the Lincoln High girls' tennis program has made in the span of just 12 months.


On match point, senior co-captain Tallia Akay knocked a backhand off the net cord, and it barely trickled over. When the ball bounced softly on the side of South Kingstown senior Annie Madden, her Lions' teammates scrambled through the gate on the wooded side of Slater Park's Mike Kenny Courts to rush Akay.

October 18th

Tolman High Football | TY-REAL DEAL: Whitaker, Vargulish help Tigers top Mt. Pleasant with comeback

October 18, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Tyreal Whitaker and Jason Vargulish worked some magic on Friday night, combining for two touchdown passes in the second half that propelled Tolman to a dramatic 18-15 victory over Mount Pleasant.
 
Trailing 15-6 at halftime, Tolman cut into its deficit when Whitaker found Vargulish open for a 24-yard touchdown reception midway through the third quarter.
 

October 15th

Tolman girls' volleyball | With 10 straight wins, the Tigers are dominating D-II

October 15, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Tolman High continued one of the most dominating runs imaginable on Tuesday night when the Tigers captured their ninth 3-0 victory in their last 10 Division II-North matches. This romp came over a 1-10 Tiverton team that offered only token resistance.

October 14th

LONG COURTSHIP: Time, language, distance couldn't separate Paula Cadavid from her sport

October 14, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Six years, and just shy of three thousand miles separated Paula Cadavid from her sport.

To be reunited, it took a passion that wouldn’t fade and the devotion of a handful of sympathetic coaches. Her story is a reminder that sometimes, the well-worn phrase “love of the game” actually means what it says.

October 12th

Tolman High Football | Tigers take down defending D-II champs West Warwick, 15-13

October 12, 2014


WEST WARWICK — Tolman ended West Warwick’s 13-month unbeaten at Maznicki Field thanks to two long runs, some solid defense and an unplanned two-point conversion.
 
The Tigers and Wizards were knotted at 13 following a seven-yard touchdown run from junior Jacob Vargulish with 5 minutes, 47 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The Tigers lined up for the extra point, but the snap was poor and Vargulish had to improvise.

October 11th

St. Raphael Football | Saints stay unbeaten with 35-7 thrashing of Mt. Hope

October 11, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Unbeaten St. Raphael Academy turned a solid Mount Hope team every which way but loose during a 35-7 romp over the Huskies on Friday night at Pariseau Field.

Shea High Football | Central Falls High Football | North Smithfield High Football

October 11, 2014


Raiders start strong before holding on to top Vikings

PAWTUCKET -- Shea jumped out to a 10-0 lead after one quarter before holding on to defeat Division II-A rival Rogers, 23-21, Friday night at Max Read Field.

Anthony Almeida scored on a 12-yard run midway through the fourth quarter to provide the Raiders with the deciding. Yanique Duarte caught a 45-yard touchdown for Shea and also ran for a 3-yard score. Shea, which led 17-14 at halftime, improves to 2-1 in league play.

October 8th

Shea High Soccer | Tolman High soccer | Raiders topple Tigers despite injury scare

October 8, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Virtually every athletics confrontation between archrivals Tolman and Shea is gritty, even chippy. And while “American rules” football may be where the rivalry burns hottest, the other foot ball isn’t far behind.

October 5th

Kipper in line to be next PawSox pitching coach?

October 5, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Now that Rich Sauveur will absolutely not be back with the PawSox in 2015, the search is on for the team’s next pitching coach.

The Red Sox haven’t had to worry about that position since the 2007 offseason (to jog your memory, think back to the heyday of Abe Alvarez) – Sauveur has overseen the pitching staff that long. While the logs to stoke the hot-stove season haven’t even been chopped yet, the early rumblings are that Sauveur’s replacement could come from within the organization.

October 3rd

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

October 3, 2014


Lincoln stamps out Hope, 20-0

LINCOLN – Granted, it wasn't the cleanest game in interscholastic history, but Lincoln coach Dave Waycott and Co. could walk to the locker room up the hill with a bit of enthusiasm – Lincoln's defense came up with a monumental collective effort while sophomore signal caller Matt Oakley pitched a pair of TD tosses in a 20-0 rout.
 

STAMPEDE: Burrillville bashes Central Falls, 41-14

October 3, 2014


CENTRAL FALLS – Burrillville is making an early-season statement in Division IV. The message is loud and clear: Look out for the Broncos!
 

September 28th

Red Sox minor-league coach Andy Fox recalls Derek Jeter's rise to stardom

September 28, 2014

Long before the multiple championships, the myriad of individual achievements and a celebrity crossover status that he so desperately tried to conceal, Derek Jeter kept “a razor-thin focus on things” according to Andy Fox, presently the Red Sox minor-league fielding coordinator and a former teammate of Jeter.

“For someone who was 18 at the time, he continually went about his business and it was impressive to see at that age,” Fox said.  “Who knows how it was going to end up, but he had the determination to get better.”

September 26th

Calabro clobbers Townies in 28-0 Cumberland win, Oakley leaves Pilgrim in the dust in 31-0 Lions rout

September 26, 2014


CUMBERLAND  –  Senior signal caller Tyler Calabro accounted for 22 points by his lonesome as the Clippers steamrolled East Providence, 28-0, before a large, thrilled gathering at Tucker Field.
 
 

Alexi Flores, Warriors vex Clippers in 2-1 win

September 26, 2014


CENTRAL FALLS – After a scoreless initial half, senior quin-captain Alexi Flores scored two tantalizing tallies – the last with only three minutes left in regulation – to lift Central Falls High to a 2-1 Division I conquest of pesky Cumberland at Macomber Stadium on Friday night.
 
Flores curled in a feed from fellow captain Moises Blanco about 10 minutes into the final session, but the talented Yordano DaSilva evened up the match on a pass from Denser Martinez.
 

Tolman puts hurt on Chariho with ground game, defense in 21-0 rout

September 26, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Tolman High is once again starting to throw its weight, and speed, around in Division II. After a brief hiatus in Division I, the Tigers are back where they belong, showing off their explosive offense and smothering defense on a weekly basis.