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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.