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Burrillville girls win Div. III showdown with SRA, 4-0

October 20, 2011

PAWTUCKET – As St. Raphael Academy discovered on Thursday night, there’s a reason why Burrillville has surrendered a division-low seven goals this season.
Defense is the name of the Broncos’ game, which was made plenty clear as the Saints were grounded, 4-0, at the McKinnon-Alves Complex. The shutout is No. 11 for Burrillville, which hasn’t allowed a goal in seven straight games dating back to Sept. 23.

Gerry Philbin resting after big night with Jets

October 19, 2011

Pawtucket native Gerry Philbin developed a case of laryngitis earlier this week during the hectic two days that preceded his induction into the New York Jets’ Ring of Honor on Monday night.

Tolman, EP face tough foes this weekend

October 19, 2011

At the end of November, these could be potential semifinal-round playoff contests, but this weekend, they are merely two regular-season games that highlight the Blackstone Valley’s high school schedule.
In what may arguably be the game of the weekend in the entire state, East Providence heads to Warwick on Friday for a 7 p.m. showdown of 3-1 squads with defending Division I champ Bishop Hendricken at the Hawks’ Hayden Field. Both teams are in a three-way tie for second place with Cranston West (3-1) and right behind La Salle (4-0).

Lincoln sticks it to Cumberland

October 18, 2011

LINCOLN – The playoffs for Division I begin Oct. 29-31 and Cumberland and Lincoln are right on the cusp to be among the eight teams that earn a berth into a quarterfinal game.
The neighboring rivals battled together on Tuesday afternoon in a key Div. I-B matchup and it was the host Lions that kept up their last-season momentum en route to a 3-0 decision over the Clippers.

Rod Correia proves there is life after baseball

October 18, 2011

What direction does an athlete head in upon retiring? What’s next once the cheers stop?
Figuring out the next chapter isn’t always easy. Professional athletes often devote much of their adult life to on-field athletic development – sometimes at the expense of developing proper off-field skills and healthy coping mechanisms that can help with retirement.
That’s why it’s important to remember the following: life does not cease just because the games do. The ability to contribute to society still exists, even if it’s no longer through sports.

Saints' Kytresa Ivey-Jones nears milestone

October 17, 2011

PROVIDENCE --- St. Raphael Academy’s home field at the McKinnon-Alves Complex promises to be buzzing with fans lined up and down its sidelines tonight when the Saints host Rogers High in a 5:30 p.m. contest and senior standout Kytresa Ivey-Jones takes aim at a coveted milestone only a select few high school players ever reach.

Well-played game results in tie for Shea, C.F.

October 16, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Former Central Falls coach Bobby Marchand used to describe soccer – when played correctly -- as “the beautiful game.”
That description came to mind on Saturday when Marchand’s old team, now coached by long-time Marchand assistant Carl Africo, played to a 1-1 stalemate with Shea High in a battle of Division I state title contenders. Both Shea and Central Falls play a similar game that emphasizes passing and playmaking at its core.

Tigers bring out their worst in loss to Thunderbolts

October 16, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Of the handful of non-league games this weekend that pitted Division I teams against Division II teams, this should have been the Division II’s best chance to grab a victory -- undefeated II-B leader Tolman vs. winless Cranston East at Pariseau Field.
The Tigers, who entered Saturday night’s game with a 10-game losing streak against Division I opponents, had a golden opportunity to halt that drought and dust off a reeling opponent that was banged up with injuries, but couldn’t take advantage of it.

Under Cooley, Friars hit the ground running

October 14, 2011

PROVIDENCE — To get a better feel of the Providence College players he was inheriting, Ed Cooley made it a point to watch every Friar game from last season “four or five times.”
What were the impressions Cooley gathered as he studied individual tendencies and Providence’s style of play under ex-head coach Keno Davis? Let’s just say the new PC coach realized he has his work cut out for him.

Jets to honor Gerry Philbin at Monday night game

October 13, 2011

Pawtucket native Gerry Philbin sat down to watch his old New York Jets team play football last month when the phone rang at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla.
“It was the owner of the Jets, Woody Johnson, calling to tell me I was going to be inducted into the Jets’ Ring of Honor,” Philbin said on Thursday afternoon. “The ceremony will be held at halftime of Monday night’s game against the Dolphins.”
“I was quite surprised to hear from the owner of the Jets,” Philbin added. “He was such a gentleman to make the call personally. I told him it was a great honor.”

 

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