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College Basketball Round Up- Sweet 16 Edition

March 30, 2015

Midwest Region

The Midwest Regional final was held at Quickens Loan Arena this year. The undefeated Kentucky Wildcats came in as heavy favorites to move on to the Final Four in Indianapolis. That didn’t stop Daxter Miles of West Virginia to proclaim that Kentucky will be 36-1 after the two teams meet Thursday night. That certainly did not happen. The Wildcats completely overwhelmed the Mountaineers and doubled them up 78-39. In the early game, Notre Dame topped Wichita State 81-70. This marked the first time the Irish have reached the Elite 8 since 1979.

Cumberland Boys' Hockey | Clippers fall to Burrillville in Div. I championship final

March 29, 2015


PROVIDENCE – Wherever Riley Tupper goes, championships seem to follow.

In the fall, Tupper served as a pass-catching extraordinaire on a Burrillville High football team that went on to achieve a perfect season that culminated with the Division IV Super Bowl. The change in seasons proved just as fruitful with Tupper on Sunday night at Brown University’s Meehan Auditorium finding himself part of a season-concluding celebration.   

Cumberland Boys' Hockey | TRUE BLUE: Clippers' senior core looks to go all the way one more time

March 28, 2015

 

CUMBERLAND – From instructional to peewees to interscholastic competition to ... possibly a second straight championship?

It’s been a long road for five senior members of the Cumberland High hockey program. They’ve savored every moment together and have called one another teammates for so long that it’s not a surprise to learn that they think of each other as extended family.

PawSox | Field of memories: Ken Ryan’s connection to PawSox and McCoy are unlike any other

March 27, 2015


LINCOLN – Ken Ryan has enough McCoy Stadium memories to last a lifetime, or maybe 33. The former big-league pitcher has also stockpiled enough PawSox memorabilia that it’s easy to confuse his Higginson Ave. indoor baseball facility as a shrine that still carries much significance.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Has Kentucky even reached their peak yet?

March 27, 2015

High School Sports | Tolman, Shea High honor winners of winter sport Key Spirit awards

March 26, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Student-athletes who participate in interscholastic winter sports at Tolman and Shea high schools were recently recognized and awarded The Key Player Spirit Award.

Providence College basketball | Dunk game for Friars icemen no quid-pro-quo

March 24, 2015


PROVIDENCE – No, Providence College fans. There was not an ounce of pity in the NCAA’s decision to send the men’s hockey team to a tournament game at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center after the men’s basketball team was subjected to a quasi-home game in Dayton’s backyard.

Lincoln High Unified Sports | TEAMWORK: Jarest honored as coach of year by athletic administrators

March 23, 2015


LINCOLN — It was virtually a last-minute decision to volunteer to coach Lincoln High's Unified Volleyball and Basketball teams, but Renee Jarest took that leap at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.

She's mighty glad she did, as she not only had the opportunity to teach special athletes the fundamentals of the sports, but also helped them – with the aid of “partners” – achieve their goal of competing in a varsity sport.

Lincoln High School Athletics | TOTAL DEVOTION: Lions' Jarest honored for coaching commitment

March 22, 2015

LINCOLN – It was virtually a last-minute decision to volunteer to coach Lincoln High's Unified Volleyball and Basketball teams, but Renee Jarest took that leap at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.

She's mighty glad she did, as she not only had the opportunity to teach special athletes the fundamentals of the sports, but also helped them – with the aid of “partners” – achieve their goal of competing in a varsity sport.

Tolman Boys' Volleyball | ALL IN: Nachbar honored by athletic administrators for coaching commitment

March 19, 2015


PAWTUCKET – While Tolman High varsity boys’ volleyball coach Neil Nachbar didn’t previously know much about the Rhode Island Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, he certainly does now.

The 44-year-old city native learned recently he had been selected the R.I.I.A.A.A.’s “Male Coach of the Year,” and that he will be feted at the mammoth group’s annual awards dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick on Thursday, April 2.