Archive - Sports Article
November 3rd, 2014
Talk to area football coaches and they’ll likely spout the familiar phrases of how their team must adhere to the following rudimentary creeds:
-- Take it one game at a time.
-- Never take any opponent for granted.
-- Avoid looking ahead.
WOONSOCKET -- Momodou Mbaye and his Shea High teammates were in a festive mood after dominating Woonsocket, 20-6, Saturday at cold and rain-swept Barry Field.
WARWICK – St. Raphael wrapped up an outright Division II-B title on Thursday night, doing so in convincing fashion.
EAST GREENWICH – Cumberland High head coach Stefanie Capone-Bello didn’t have to give her contingent a history lesson prior to its R.I. Division II Tournament contest with Chariho Regional on Thursday evening, but chose to anyway.
PAWTUCKET – St. Raphael Academy had its hands full with a fired-up Tiverton squad in the opening round of the Division III playoffs on Wednesday night at the McKinnon-Alves sports complex.
LINCOLN -- The euphoria that surrounded Oseh Lie-Saine signing a National Letter of Intent with Boston College’s football program last February eventually gave way to the understanding that some unfinished business remained.
The former Lincoln High standout needed to bump up his SAT score in order to meet the necessary NCAA eligibility requirements to suit up for the Eagles. Though he proved unable to reach the desired test figure before the start of the 2014 college football season, Saine never gave up hope.
PROVIDENCE – Brian Blaney isn’t afraid to speak the truth when it comes to the underlying reason why the Providence Friars have upped the ante with regard to their non-conference schedule.
NORTH SCITUATE– Nichole Barger, Amy Laverty and Meaghan Scullin all finished in the top 20 overall to pace the Clippers to a third-place team finish at the R.I. Class A Championships.
Barger, a senior, came in ninth overall, running the 3.1-mile course in 19:43.50. Laverty and Scullin took 13th and 16th, with times of 19:58.67 and 20:04.06, respectively. Rounding out Cumberland’s top five were Julia Dempsey (22nd) and Colleen Enestvedt (27th).
So, all you Patriots critics out there – you’ve been quiet lately but you know who you are – did you enjoy watching that team?
It’s officially down to crunch time in Rhode Island cross-country circles. Come this Saturday, the Interscholastic League Class Championships will take flight at Ponaganset High School’s “Covered Bridge” course.
The following are the school assignments in each varsity class, and start times of respective races:
PAWTUCKET-- The final shot signified the astounding turnaround the Lincoln High girls' tennis program has made in the span of just 12 months.
On match point, senior co-captain Tallia Akay knocked a backhand off the net cord, and it barely trickled over. When the ball bounced softly on the side of South Kingstown senior Annie Madden, her Lions' teammates scrambled through the gate on the wooded side of Slater Park's Mike Kenny Courts to rush Akay.
PAWTUCKET – Tyreal Whitaker and Jason Vargulish worked some magic on Friday night, combining for two touchdown passes in the second half that propelled Tolman to a dramatic 18-15 victory over Mount Pleasant.
Trailing 15-6 at halftime, Tolman cut into its deficit when Whitaker found Vargulish open for a 24-yard touchdown reception midway through the third quarter.
PAWTUCKET – Tolman High continued one of the most dominating runs imaginable on Tuesday night when the Tigers captured their ninth 3-0 victory in their last 10 Division II-North matches. This romp came over a 1-10 Tiverton team that offered only token resistance.
PAWTUCKET – Six years, and just shy of three thousand miles separated Paula Cadavid from her sport.
To be reunited, it took a passion that wouldn’t fade and the devotion of a handful of sympathetic coaches. Her story is a reminder that sometimes, the well-worn phrase “love of the game” actually means what it says.