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March 4th, 2015

Tolman Boys' Basketball | Tigers looking to make the most out of second chance

March 4, 2015

PAWTUCKET  –  Veteran Tolman High mentor Mike Kayata still can’t get over his Tigers’ devastating 61-58 to Juanita Sanchez in a R.I. Division II Tournament quarterfinal at their James W. Donaldson home on Feb. 24.

March 3rd

St. Raphael Girls Basketball | Saints plan on remedying D-II title-game loss in Open tourney

March 3, 2015

PAWTUCKET  –  The first-ever R.I. Girls’ Open State Tournament could provide St. Raphael Academy head coach Fred Saunders and his troops a bit of solace, especially after they sustained a disgruntling 62-39 loss to Juanita Sanchez in the Division II title tilt on Saturday.

In that one, Cavaliers’ senior standout Davida Dale, who had already signed a letter of intent to play at Syracuse University, torched the Saints for a game-high 29 points.

R.I. Boys & Girls Basketball | IT'S OPEN SEASON: Brackets are set for state's open tournament

March 3, 2015

WARWICK– Judging by the number of girls’ basketball teams that turned out for Monday night’s selection show at the Warwick Mall, the inaugural 16-team open state tournament figures to not suffer from a lack of interest.

March 2nd

St. Raphael Girls Basketball | Dale, Juanita Sanchez top Saints to capture R.I. Division II title game

March 2, 2015


PROVIDENCE – Now that Hurricane Davida Dale and her trail of hardwood destruction has passed through, it’s time for St. Raphael Academy to pick up the pieces and count their blessings.
 

College Basketball Round Up

March 2, 2015

The season is winding down. We are entering the final week of the regular season. After that, conference tournaments will start the following weekend. Selection Sunday is March 15th, less than 2 weeks away. Shortly after Selection Sunday, all will be right in the world. People will be printing out brackets and filling them out at their desk. Inevitably, Jan from accounting will win your office pool by picking her favorite mascots and everyone will be in disbelief. It has been an exciting regular season thus far and boy do we still have the best ahead of us.

February 26th

Indoor Track | Central Falls among teams with hopes at New Englands

February 26, 2015


The performance of the Central Falls High boys’ 4x400 relay team at last Saturday’s state indoor track and field championship wasn’t merely good.
 

St. Raphael Girls Basketball | Oliver, Saints skip past Chariho into Div. II finals

February 26, 2015


NORTH KINGSTOWN – St. Raphael’s Academy and Chariho High School faced off in the Div. II semifinals Thursday night, culminating in a lopsided Saints victory by a final score of 55-35.
 
Kaylee Oliver led all scorers with 16 points behind four three-pointers and a perfect 4-4 night at the line. The Chargers were paced by their lone senior, Abigail Cuddy, who had 15 points and was 9-13 from the free-throw stripe. 

February 24th

High School Basketball | St. Raphael advances, Shea falls to Narragansett

February 24, 2015


Mariners knock out Raiders, 68-46  

NARRAGANSETT  –  Chelsea Sahagian landed five treys en route to a game-high 29 points as Narragansett High rolled to a 68-46 triumph over Shea in a R.I. Division III Tournament quarterfinal on Tuesday evening.

Tolman Boys' Basketball | Prieto’s buzzer-beater sinks Tigers

February 24, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Tolman High left its Division II playoff hopes in the hands of Juanita Sanchez’s Miguel Prieto, the state’s leading scorer, on Tuesday night in a quarterfinal round contest. Not a good idea. 
 

Tolman Girls' Basketball | Tigers' comeback bid falls short against Mount

February 24, 2015


WOONSOCKET  –  Tuesday night proved to be a prime example of why Mount St. Charles chief Ray Leveille just doesn’t like facing Tolman High.
 
It’s the Tigers’ size, grit and talent.
 

February 23rd

High School Basketball | Shea, St. Raphael, Tolman teams take their best shots in playoffs Tuesday

February 23, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Tolman boys, and Shea and St. Raphael Academy girls, are among the Blackstone Valley area teams competing Tuesday night in the RIIL playoffs.

Shea at Narragansett (Girls)

The Raiders didn’t face the Mariners this season, as the latter represents III-South, but they’ll be in for a battle.

Tolman Girls' Basketball | Tigers size up Mount as playoffs reach quarterfinals

February 23, 2015


PAWTUCKET  –  Tolman High girls’ hoop head coach Tammy Drape admitted Monday afternoon she never thought her club would be in the position it is now earlier this season.

Her Tigers had opened the Division III-North slate with a dismal 0-5 mark, and the idea of playing in the post-season tourney seemed all but lost.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: NFL scouting combine: Winners and Losers

February 23, 2015

College Basketball Weekend Round Up

February 23, 2015

(#1) Kentucky (27-0) 110
Auburn (12-15) 75

Kentucky played host to SEC league door matt Auburn and appropriately blew them out of the gym. Kentucky used a 23-2 run in the first half to break open a 27 point first half lead. They never looked back as Auburn never seriously threatened again. Karl Anthony Towns led Kentucky with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

(#3) Gonzaga (28-1) 70
Saint Mary’s (20-7) 60

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Joey Logano reflects on Daytona 500 win

February 23, 2015

February 22nd

R.I. Indoor Track | ALL TOGETHER: Central Falls relay team finds harmony at state meet

February 22, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Four juniors from Central Falls High came to Saturday’s Rhode Island Indoor Track & Field Championships in search of individual success.

Instead, Yeury Galva, Sam Adolfo, Jailson Varela Sanches and Stive Mendes pooled their talents together and produced a second-place finish in the 4x400 relay. Their time of 3:35.55 was barely two seconds off the winning pace set by North Kingstown.

February 20th

R.I. Indoor Track | Local hopefuls look to make marks at Indoor Championships

February 20, 2015


PROVIDENCE – There’s never too little to write about when it comes to the Blackstone Valley region and the indoor track & field state championships. 
 
Saturday’s meet at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house figures to be no exception with the chase for first-place finishes and berths in the New Englands beginning at 11:30 a.m. with the field events. The running events will commence at noontime.

February 19th

Tolman Girls' Basketball | Destiny Moore leads Tigers in romp over Northmen

February 19, 2015


NORTH SMITHFIELD  –  Tolman High’s veteran mentor Tammy Drape admitted to being a little nervous about taking on North Smithfield in her Division III-North season finale on Thursday night, and she had reason.
 
Despite an advantage in size down low, her Tigers had displayed inconsistency in all aspects of the game throughout the campaign. She worried outwardly, “Which team am I going to get?”
 

Martial Arts | Pro kickboxing bout is just the latest challenge for born fighter Tom Evans

February 19, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Tom Evans doesn’t have a clue what his competitive future holds within his beloved sport of kickboxing, but he does know he’ll do anything to keep going.
 
That’s why the 27-year-old city resident and professional kickboxer is so revved up about facing a Boston sheriff named Julio Pena in a Lion Fight Promotions’ Muay Thai (pronounced “moy tie”) 140-pound bout at Foxwoods Casino at 9 tonight.

February 18th

Boston Celtics | McGair: It's time for C's to let Stevens perform the duties associated with a head coach

February 18, 2015

Technically, Brad Stevens became the head coach of the Boston Celtics in July 2013.

Unofficially, Stevens is still waiting for his ship to come in, i.e. a legit chance to put his stamp on a rebuilding project that for all intents and purposes is still going through the spin cycle – with no apparent end in sight.