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High school sports | National Letter of Intent day at hand for local athletes

November 11, 2014

Another national letter-of-intent signing day is upon us and several Blackstone Valley high schools have student-athletes set to perform their best signatures. For this noteworthy group, everything at last becomes official after months, if not more than a year, of honoring their verbal commitment.

High school football | Shea, St. Raphael open Division II football playoffs Friday night at home

November 10, 2014


In a perfect world, Pawtucket would be the epicenter of interscholastic Division II football this week with Shea, Tolman and St. Raphael all gearing up for the postseason. Alas, the reality is that just two of the three schools are in the equation.

The Division II brackets were finalized and released Sunday with Shea and St. Raphael learning their respective quarterfinal-round opponents. High school football enthusiasts in the city have been presented with a conundrum as the Raiders and Saints each have home games Friday night at 7 p.m.

Shea High boys soccer | Raiders beat La Salle, 2-1 in D-I semifinal, head to state championship game

November 8, 2014

CUMBERLAND – It’s hard to believe Saturday night’s Division I playoff match between unbeaten Shea High and La Salle Academy was just a semifinal round contest. All of the trappings suggested this contest meant everything to all involved. The stands and running track at Tucker Field were filled with more than 300 rabid fans who gave off as much energy as the players and coaches roaming the ersatz turf.

FIVE GUY: Dorbor scores 5 TDs to lead Saints over Novans, 42-0

November 7, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The well-oiled football machine that is St. Raphael Academy finished off an unbeaten Division II-A schedule with a 42-0 victory over Woonsocket on Friday night at Pariseau Field.

Friday Night Football Roundup: Lincoln clinches playoff berth; Shea, Tolman romp to wins

November 7, 2014

Lincoln High scored all the points it would need on Friday night after Alex Leclerc hooked up with Jermain Perez on a 46-yard, first-quarter touchdown aerial.

Cumberland field hockey | Clippers stopped one win short of crown by Classical

November 5, 2014

BRISTOL  --  Immediately after the final whistle had sounded, Cumberland High’s players jogged back to embrace their goalkeeper, junior Michaela Simanski. 

Central Falls Soccer | Warriors can’t catch break, fall to La Salle in quarterfinal, 2-0

November 3, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – Defending state champion La Salle Academy is never an easy out in the playoffs, not even if it goes on the road for a Division I quarterfinal match against a quality team like Central Falls.<

High school football | Playoff picture starting to come into focus

November 3, 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.

Shea Football | Raiders romp in the rain, beat Woonsocket 20-6 to clinch playoff spot

November 1, 2014

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.

St. Raphael Academy Football | Saints clinch II-B division crown with Thursday win over Warwick Vets

October 30, 2014

WARWICK – St. Raphael wrapped up an outright Division II-B title on Thursday night, doing so in convincing fashion.

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