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High school football season begins this weekend

September 12, 2013

Sports writers
Woonsocket High head coach Carnell Henderson believes it, and so does Shea mentor Dino Campopiano.
Both understand that those teams that make up the state’s Division I is still superior in talent, but that the league in which they compete is the toughest from top to bottom.
Really, who can argue? This season, the Villa Novans will face in their II-A bracket the likes of Coventry, Chariho, Johnston and Mount Hope, while Campopiano’s Raiders will have the task of battling defending league champion Cumberland, St. Raphael, North Kingstown, Central and Rogers in II-B.

In R.I., hardship cases, landing waivers can be tough

September 12, 2013

WOONSOCKET — “I’m doing this for the betterment of these two kids,” declares George Nasuti.

It is the intent of the longtime Woonsocket High athletic director to exhaust all options in the hopes of obtaining a hardship waiver for two currently enrolled student-athletes. Due to their circumstances, these Villa Novans – for identity purposes, they are referred to as a boys’ soccer player and a baseball player – do not meet the Rhode Island Interscholastic League’s basic eligibility principles.

THIS JUST IN: Police search for shooter

September 12, 2013

PAWTUCKET— A blood spattered sidewalk at 90 Cooper St. marks the spot where a 30-year-old city man was shot in the chest late Wednesday. The unidentified victim remains hospitalized in serious condition at Rhode Island Hospital, according to police.
Police said the man was returning to his house and had just stepped out of his vehicle at around 9:30 p.m. when the shooting occurred. The suspect is described as a dark-skinned male who was wearing all black clothing. The suspect fled on foot.


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