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Cumberland football players key basketball team's success

February 27, 2013

CUMBERLAND — Basketball-wise, Tom Lazaras, Mitchell Baxter and Trent Vasey weren’t going to teach Ben Bradley, Dylan Boisclair, Rob Reedy and Greg Joubert anything new. Yet in order to reach the championship destination that Cumberland High’s basketball camp dropped anchor upon last weekend, the first group of Clipper triplets had to do some gardening.

Shea, Cumberland, North Smithfield all in same region for R.I. state hoops tourney

February 26, 2013

After the four, four-team regions that comprise the R.I. boys’ basketball open tournament were revealed, clever minds declared Region IV “The Blackstone Valley Invitational.”
The folks at The Prout School may feel slighted with such a bold declaration, but look at the rest of the region’s participants. Here you have two of the three division champions in Cumberland and North Smithfield along with Shea.
In other words, the moniker fits.

Cumberland defeats Shea for Div. II hoop crown

February 24, 2013

PROVIDENCE — Winning has become contagious for Cumberland High’s athletic department, spreading from one season to the next.
With the fall producing a Super Bowl champion along with the state’s top male cross-country runner (Trevor Crawley), the pressure fell squarely on the Clippers’ winter sports’ entries to keep the good times flowing. Crawley kept up his end of the bargain when the swift 12th grader captured the 3,000-meter run at the R.I. Indoor Track & Field Championships two weekends ago.

Lincoln's Zicuis, D'Aloisio win state wrestling titles

February 24, 2013

PROVIDENCE – Immediately after Lincoln High senior quad-captain Nik Zicuis had posted a 10-5 triumph over La Salle Academy senior John Georges in the 220-pound weight class, he hustled to the opposing coaches' corner and accepted congratulatory handshakes.
He then sprinted to the opposite side and leaped into head coach Mike Tuorto's arms; while hugging him and grinning at able assistant Anthony Turchetta, Zicuis threw his fist into the air, index finger pointing skyward.

Friars visit Rutgers in rare 9 p.m. basketball game

February 22, 2013

PROVIDENCE — While this may appear to fall under the category of “much ado about nothing,” the idea of late night college basketball excursions and the effect they have on the participants seems a subject worthy of exploration.

Ponaganset skates past Tolman

February 22, 2013

BURRILLVILLE — With the Division III playoffs a weekend away and teams across the division trying to play their best hockey down the stretch, Tolman could ill afford to put forth the performance it did against Ponaganset on Thursday afternoon.
The Tigers struggled with penalties throughout the first period and took just 17 shots on the Chieftains en route to a 3-1 loss at Levy Arena that finalized the league’s postseason picture.

Lady Lions fight the good fight, but Panthers prevail

February 22, 2013

JOHNSTON — Its star player might have been lost to a head injury in the early stages of the game, but that didn’t prevent Lincoln from giving one of the Division II’s best teams a hard-fought battle to the end on Thursday night.
Host Johnston celebrated its Senior Night with a victory over the Lions in the Division II-North regular-season finale for both playoff teams, but the Lions turned in strong games defensively and on the glass and gave the Panthers a run for their money before winding up with a 36-34 loss.

Wrestling Clippers out to defend state title

February 22, 2013

CUMBERLAND – As far as Cumberland High head coach Steve Gordon is concerned, the beauty of the Rhode Island Interscholastic Wrestling Championships is that anything can happen at any given moment; that you can toss all conventional wisdom aside due to the glory at stake.

PawSox name Jeff Levering new radio broadcaster

February 21, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Conducting a job interview via Skype didn’t impede Jeff Levering in the slightest.
Staring into a screen that contained the faces of Pawtucket Red Sox President Mike Tamburro, General Manager Lou Schwechheimer and Vice President of Public Relations Bill Wanless, Levering regaled the panel with tales of a teenage Dustin Pedroia. Picture two 16-year-olds playing on the same summertime baseball team and the lifelong memories that were forged.

Shea rallies past N.P., heads to Div. II semis at Bryant

February 21, 2013

WAKEFIELD — They're called “bunnies” for a reason.
Shea High had a lot of elementary looks at the bucket in the initial half of this R.I. Division II Tournament quarterfinal tilt against North Providence on Wednesday night, but not many tickled the twine.
And, while the Raiders' frustration was obvious, head coach Matt Pita gave them a more-than-positive outlook after heading into their locker room behind, 28-24, at the break.


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