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Townies girls' soccer team falls to Northmen

October 11, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD — It was a simple question, and North Smithfield High head coach Jeremy Sherer responded in kind.
When asked if he was satisfied with his Northmen’s 2-0 Division II victory over East Providence early Thursday evening, he stated merely, “No.”
He claimed he had good reason.
“You know, we’ve had two really good wins this year; the first one against Pilgrim, and the second against Tiverton,” he elaborated. “They’re both very strong teams, and when we play those types of teams, we do very well. In big games, we step it up a couple of notches.

Tolman's Clark haunts Woonsocket again in 6-2 win

October 10, 2012

WOONSOCKET -- Back on Friday, Sept. 14, Tolman High senior Ashley Clark registered five goals in a rather easy 9-1 thumping of Woonsocket at the McKinnon-Alves Complex.
She failed in her attempt to repeat that feat during the two teams’ Division III-A rematch at Barry Field on rainy Wednesday afternoon.
Still, head coach Bel Pereira didn’t mind a bit; why would he? Clark netted four tallies and senior defender Amber Duhamel did a superb job of defending the Villa Novans’ stellar senior quad-captain and striker Krislyn Godin in the Tigers’ 6-2 triumph.

Clippers take pride in aiding breast cancer awareness

October 9, 2012

CUMBERLAND -- Cumberland High head coach John Jasionowski admitted being both surprised and impressed when a representative of the American Cancer Society attended a state interscholastic tennis meeting last spring.
“She asked us if we wanted to have some kind of event for cancer awareness, and I thought it was a good idea,” Jasionowski stated while his Clippers warmed up for a Division II crossover match against Classical on Tuesday afternoon.

Cumberland's Crawley eyes superb finish to cross country season

October 8, 2012

CUMBERLAND — The dual meet portion of the cross-country season is safely in the books. The early-in-the-week gatherings involving schools squaring off against their regional rivals has given way to a postseason gamut that is far more demanding and extensive due to the field expanding.
To Trevor Crawley, shifting from the sport’s unofficial “warm-up act” to a series of defined gatherings of harriers is not akin to a mystery wrapped in an enigma. To date, everything the Cumberland High senior has done on the trails has been geared toward what lies ahead, albeit with a slight twist.

Stressing the importance of the kicking game

October 4, 2012

Often times the importance of the kicking game at the high school level can go undervalued or overlooked. Blame such shortsightedness on the premium coaches and players place on strategizing offensively and defensively throughout the week, the attention paid to more crucial matters, in turn rendering the very idea of place-kicking and punting duties influencing the final outcome to mundane qualities.

McGair: Bobby V had a chance to return, but he couldn’t help himself

October 4, 2012

A little of this, a little of that …

Believe it or not, as far-flung as this may sound, there was a time when this corner believed Bobby Valentine would somehow be granted a stay of execution and return as manager of the Red Sox next season.

Lincoln's Bouthillette will continue softball career at Bryant

October 3, 2012

LINCOLN – Dick Ryan knows what a special talent he has in Emily Bouthillette, hence why the Lincoln High softball coach isn’t afraid to spread the word regarding a player that Ryan feels is flying somewhat “under the radar.”

C.F., Shea battle elements en route to draw

October 2, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS — In the mist and muck at Macomber Stadium on Tuesday night, Shea High desperately wanted to pull off an upset over undefeated Division I nemesis Central Falls.
Instead, head coach Pierre Ridore and his Raiders had to settle for a 2-2 stalemate against a squad that before it took to the pitch had sat in first place by a mere point over second-place Barrington.

Soccer star: C.F.'s Rodriguez leads state in goals

October 1, 2012

Head coach Carl Africo points to one game in particular to define Central Falls High senior forward Cristian Rodriguez’ uncanny ability to put the ball in the net.
“We were playing Smithfield in a non-league match, and – early on – the guys really didn’t know how to play him,” Africo recalled late last week of what turned out to be a 6-1 pasting of the host Sentinels. “They decided to give him (shots with) his right foot, and he scored two goals in the first half.

Run Raiders, run: Shea hands West Warwick first loss

September 30, 2012

PAWTUCKET – On a night that saw his team score at will against previously undefeated West Warwick, Shea head coach Dino Campopiano decided to throw a little love in the direction of the group that paved the way for the Raider skill players to glide up and down Max Read Field.

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