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Thanksgiving Football | Teams without Bowl slots look for defining moment in rivalry matchups

November 25, 2014


CENTRAL FALLS  –  During preseason workouts in August, some high school football coaches already know that their teams – based on numbers, talent, seasons played together, knowledge of their systems, etc. – will earn a playoff berth.
 
In fact, there are a few who figure their clubs, barring massive injuries, will claim a spot in their divisional Super Bowl.
 

High school hockey | Lincoln solves 'Riel' coaching issue with familiar face

November 24, 2014

LINCOLN – Newborn Colin Joseph Riel doesn't know it yet, but he will down the road: The same month he came into this world, his grandfather – Lt. Col. Denis Riel of the R.I. National Guard – replaced his dad as the Lincoln High boys' ice hockey head coach.

It's a long story, but the eldest Riel decided to keep the role in the family a few weeks ago, and his sons, Jim and Garrett – not to mention the entire LHS community – couldn't be happier. The Lions will maintain familiarity with their mentors.

High school football | Will Thanksgiving games go off as scheduled?

November 24, 2014

PAWTUCKET – For Shea High grid coach Dino Campopiano and his area brethren, it was business as usual Monday afternoon and evening.

He and his team conducted a practice under the dark, cloudy skies at the Max Read Field athletic complex in preparation of hosting archrival Tolman in a Division II crossover showdown at 7 p.m., Wednesday, despite the fact several meteorologists have forecast miserably wet and/or snowy weather through the Thanksgiving holiday.

Shea High Football | For these Raiders, football is a family affair

November 23, 2014

PAWTUCKET –  As impressionable six- to nine-year-olds, brothers Chris and Yanique Duarte, along with cousin Anthony Almeida, raced down to Max Read Field on game day to watch their family members represent the Shea High School football team.
 
The trio remembers cousin Jermaine Cabagno quarterbacking the Raiders to the 2006 R.I. Division II Super Bowl crown with a 46-8 victory over Chariho at Bryant University.

High school football | Raiders blast Oakers to gain berth in Division II Super Bowl

November 21, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Shea High relied on three explosive touchdown plays and a withering defense to breeze into the Division II Super Bowl on Friday night.

The Raiders shrugged off a second-quarter challenge from Coventry en route to a 41-14 triumph. Momodou Mbye and Leandro DeBrito made the big plays for Shea. Mbye scored on runs of 60 and 92 yards while DeBrito ran a short kickoff back 57 yards for a score and also booted two field goals.

Girls basketball | Waleska Kelly will return to the court for Davies Tech

November 21, 2014

LINCOLN – Davies Tech girls' hoop head coach Joe Handy never expected to get the news so quickly, but it was well worth the wait.

“Waleska's back, and I'm so happy for her!” he laughed seconds after walking through the front doors to a favorite coffee shop on Wednesday night.

High school football | Raiders hope to maintain stingy ways in Div. II semifinals

November 20, 2014

PAWTUCKET — In these sudden-death Division II playoffs, Shea High has written a life insurance policy funded by its defensive unit, an aggressive group of athletes who follow their assignments on each play and eschew individualistic efforts.


The Raiders were the only team in last weekend’s quarterfinals who held their opponent under 20 points. Unbeaten North Kingstown yielded 49 points in a loss to Coventry. Unbeaten St. Raphael gave up 33 to Johnston in its stunning upset.

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College basketball | Friars' Dunn working his way back into form

November 19, 2014

PROVIDENCE — Kris Dunn believes he has unburdened himself from the fear of injury in a basketball setting. That’s no small admittance when you consider how much time the Providence College sophomore has missed in each of the last two seasons.

“I don’t think about my shoulder or anything. I don’t have jitters,” Dunn said. “I’m just excited to play once again because it’s been a while. I want to play well for everybody. I’ve just got to let everything come.”

Girls' hockey | Game on for Lincoln/Cumberland girls' co-op hockey

November 18, 2014

There will be a Lincoln/Cumberland girls’ hockey team taking the ice for the 2014-15 season.

The news became official Tuesday night during separate special meetings of the Cumberland and Lincoln school committees. Cumberland voted to pay Lincoln the money that it owed from the last two seasons and to move forward with the same cooperative agreement in place for the upcoming campaign.