Archive - Mar 12, 2012 - Sports Article
PROVIDENCE â€” The drive for five ran out of gas.
Mount St. Charlesâ€™s bid for a fifth straight state crown and 43rd in its storied history came up short on Monday night in Game 3 of its best-of-three State Championship series with Bishop Hendricken.
The Hawks, who had lost to the Mounties in three of the last four title series, were finally able to take home a championship at their rivalâ€™s expense before a full house at Providence Collegeâ€™s Schneider Arena by grabbing a 5-2 win.
Joe Gardnerâ€™s return to the super middleweight ranks was a triumphant one.
The Woonsocket Boxing Club veteran, who went 0-3 as a light heavyweight a year ago, returned to the win column in his old weight class this past weekend on Big Six Entertainmentâ€™s â€˜Whoâ€™s Next?â€™ card at the R.I. Convention Center in Providence.
Gardner seized an all-Blackstone Valley showdown with Pawtucketâ€™s Rameil Shelton by claiming a four-round unanimous-decision victory by scores of 40-36, 39-37, and 39-37.