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Soccer Warriors edge Tigers, 2-1

October 23, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Given the way the Division I contest between Central Falls and Tolman highs took shape – that is, with officials whistling players from both sides for a total of four yellow cards and one red – it's amazing how Warriors' mentor Carl Africo and Tigers' head coach Jack Couto praised to the hilt how well their opponents played.

Mount spikers take showdown with East Providence

October 23, 2012

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence had the spirit and emotion of Senior Night, an adrenaline rush from an energetic section of students rooting them on in the bleachers, and a six-game win streak on its side in Tuesday’s showdown at home with Mount St. Charles.
But the Mounties were able to overcome all that and grab one of their biggest victories of the season -- a win that snapped a tie for first place in the Division I-North standings with the Townies and gave them sole possession of the top spot.

Narragansett boys' soccer team edges Lincoln, 1-0

October 22, 2012

LINCOLN – Despite having a significant edge in the categories of shots on goal and corner kicks, Lincoln High suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss to Narragansett in a pivotal Division II clash at Chet Nichols Memorial Field on Monday afternoon.
The two squads had entered the contest tied for second in the division with 20 points, and the Lions managed to produce seven more shots and a stunning 10 more corners than the Mariners. Still, senior Evan Carvalho's tally just 5:59 into the final stanza sealed Lincoln's fate.

First-year SRA girls volleyball team finds its rhythm

October 22, 2012

PAWTUCKET – When St. Raphael Academy athletic director Fred Saunders approached Linley Pullem one afternoon in May and asked her if she'd be interested in taking over the reins of an inaugural girls' volleyball program, she responded – without hesitation – “Absolutely!”
Saunders had heard that Pullem, who at the time was completing her initial year as a history teacher, had some experience playing the game on a rather high level, as she had excelled at John Jay High-Cross River in Westchester County, N.Y.'s Katona-Lewisboro School District.

Falowo impresses in fifth-round TKO at Twin River

October 22, 2012

LINCOLN – Pawtucket’s Thomas “The Souljah” Falowo and Woonsocket’s Joe Gardner did their respective hometowns proud on Thursday night and were among the big winners on Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports’ “Closing Statement” show at the Twin River Event Center.
Falowo picked up his second knockout victory in three months with a fifth-round TKO of Michael Walchuk of Ontario, Canada, a bout that saw the Manfredo’s Gym middleweight dominate his opponent from start to finish and deliver one of the best efforts of his young two-year career.

Tolman overwhelms East Providence

October 21, 2012

PAWTUCKET – It's rare that Tolman High head coach Dave Caito seeks to heap laurels on his squad, and his rationale is understandable: No one makes the proper move or read on every play, and he wants them to learn from their mistakes and correct them – but fast.
Twice in the opening quarter of a Division I tilt against dilapidated East Providence on Saturday night, the Townies delivered gifts to the Tigers' doorstep, fumbling twice in the span of their initial three snaps, with both occurring deep in their own territory.

Second-half surge carries St. Raphael past Shea

October 21, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Shea High head coach Dino Campopiano had insisted earlier in the week that – when his kids took Pariseau Field on Saturday afternoon – they'd have to worry about Division II-B foe St. Raphael Academy having a distinct advantage.
The reason: The Saints didn't play last weekend due to a bye, so had an extra seven-plus days to prepare for what Campopiano's crew would throw at them.

McGair: Shea High athletic director has all the bases covered

October 18, 2012

PAWTUCKET — In Ray McGee, we have a lifelong and proud city native whose residence is located off Newport Avenue – more specifically, a mere stone’s throw away from McConnon Field in Slater Park.
“I’m still a city kid,” McGee proudly stated with a smile earlier this week.

Shea, SRA to meet in important gridiron clash

October 18, 2012

PAWTUCKET — When Shea High and St. Raphael Academy line up for the opening kickoff in a key Division II-B clash at Pariseau Field on Saturday afternoon, it won't be just for bragging rights in this mill city.
It most probably will give the victor the upper hand in earning a post-season bid.
So say the Raiders' Dino Campopiano and the Saints' Mike Sassi, who not only have spent years at the helm of their respective squads but also share nearly two decades of friendship and plenty of gridiron stories.

RIIL, media seek to get on same page

October 17, 2012

PROVIDENCE – As one longtime newspaper scribe pointed out, “this is something that’s been a long time coming.”
In an effort to better coordinate with members of the working press – be their classification entail print, photo, television or the Internet – the Rhode Island Interscholastic League held a “Media Day” forum Wednesday afternoon at its headquarters, located on the Rhode Island College campus.

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