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October 24th, 2010

Lincoln stumbles in football loss to Narragansett

October 24, 2010

NARRAGANSETT – Two steps forward, one step back.
All of the good vibes Lincoln High gained in beating previously undefeated Moses Brown the previous week went up in smoke Saturday at Zepp Field. Turnovers and several ill-timed penalties were the major bugaboos in a 23-7 setback to Narragansett High that places the Lions squarely on the bubble of the Division III playoff scene.
“We completely beat ourselves,” was the quick-to-the-point assessment Lincoln head coach Dave Waycott offered after his club slipped to 3-3 in the league, a record now shared by the Mariners.

October 21st

PC freshmen hoopsters look to pay their dues

October 21, 2010

PROVIDENCE – Like thousands of college freshmen across the country, Gerard Coleman and Brice Kofane are adjusting to being away from home for the first time in their young lives.
While settling into the dorms and registering and selecting classes only mark the beginning of this new and eye-opening chapter, there’s also the basketball-related education that Coleman and Kofane, two of Providence College newest men’s basketball players, have been privy to.

October 20th

Must-win games are on tap for high school football teams

October 20, 2010

Must-win games? It seems like fans will have their pick of the litter when it comes to teams in the Blackstone Valley this weekend!
Friday’s action features four schools -- East Providence, Cumberland, Shea, and St. Raphael -- who sorely need to win their games over tough opponents in order to keep their respective playoff hopes alive.

Manfredo returns to R.I. for Nov. 12 fight at Twin River

October 20, 2010

PROVIDENCE -- It’s been two years since Peter Manfredo Jr. last fought in Rhode Island, but for the Manfredo’s Gym world middleweight champion, it seems like a lifetime ago.
The last time Manfredo stepped into the ring in this state, he endured one of the worst defeats of his pro career -- a third-round TKO loss to Sakio Bika for the IBO (International Boxing Organization) super middleweight title at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

Gardner fights for EBA New England title on Nov. 12

October 20, 2010

PROVIDENCE -- The good news for Joe Gardner is that he’s going to fight for the EBA (Eastern Boxing Association) New England light heavyweight championship on Nov. 12 at the Twin River Event Center.
The bad news is that the Woonsocket fighter is going to have to battle a very familiar boxer to him, his trainer, Bob Moreau, and his corner -- his favorite sparring partner, Keith Kozlin of West Warwick.

October 18th

PC's Brooks ready to lead hoop team by example

October 18, 2010

PROVIDENCE – Marshon Brooks isn’t sweating the details concerning his job description for Providence College this coming season. In fact, Brooks is on record as saying he’s been looking forward to the day he drops one knee to the ground Atlas-style, an act signifying that the brunt of the workload can be harnessed upon his lithe 6-foot-5, 200-pound frame.
“I just want to produce and have as good a year as possible,” Brooks said.

October 17th

Cumberland's defense paves way for grid victory

October 17, 2010

CUMBERLAND -- Cumberland High tuned up for next Friday’s showdown game against unbeaten Johnston with a 7-0 non-league victory over Toll Gate on Friday night at Tucker Field.
The Clippers got the game’s only score in the second quarter when Ben Elliott broke free on a 20-yard touchdown run. Chad Bacon booted the extra point and Cumberland took a 7-0 lead into halftime.
The Clippers’ defense stood tall throughout the game.
“Toll Gate didn’t really have a scoring threat,” Cumberland coach Chris Skurka said.

Lincoln's late touchdown sinks Moses Brown

October 17, 2010

LINCOLN --- Lincoln need this win. Badly.
Ryan O’Dell’s eight-yard touchdown pass to Brendan Reddington with 2:55 remaining in the game erased a two-point deficit and helped the Lions score their biggest win to date, a 20-14 victory over previously-unbeaten Moses Brown on Friday night at Ferguson Field.
The Lions improved to 3-2 in Division III action with the triumph, and more importantly, stayed in the five-team hunt for the four postseason berths with Rogers (4-0), Middletown and the Quakers (both 3-1), and Burrillville (2-2).

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