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Lincoln Boys' Basketball | Lions step up on senior night, top Shea 54-40

February 17, 2015


LINCOLN – With Jermaine Perez, Nick Juckett, Connor Sheehan and Tommy Beauchemin all scheduled to return next season for Lincoln High, the future looks very promising for head coach Kent Crooks.
 

Girls' Swimming | Pawtucket's Magill registers two first-place finishes at Division I Championships

February 16, 2015

If anyone could claim pleasure with his or her collective performance, it came from Bay View sophomore and Pawtucket resident Kate Magill, who cruised to a pair of victories in the 200 and 500 freestyles in the girls' segment of the Division I Championships Monday at Roger Williams University.

Magill snared the shorter distance in 1:56.57, then added another D-I title to her resume in the 500 freestyle, one in which she clocked a solid 5:02.00.

Cumberland's Nancy Belisle dies after cancer battle, wife of Mount/CALL coach Dave Belisle

February 14, 2015


CUMBERLAND – Nancy Belisle passed away Friday evening, The Times has learned. Nancy was the wife of Mount St. Charles and Cumberland Little League Coach David Belisle, and the mother of their four boys.

Belisle was 50, and had battled cancer since 2013.

Nancy was seen supporting her husband and the Cumberland Little League team throughout their World Series run last summer despite her illness, and Dave Belisle cited her as his inspiration in life.

Tolman Boys' Basketball | Seniors lead Tigers past Lions, 58-45

February 13, 2015


PAWTUCKET – This was the calm before the next snowstorm.

Tolman High cruised past Lincoln 58-45 on Friday night in its final home game of the regular season. The Tigers got 20 points from Steve Otis and 15 more from fellow senior Luis Pagan to lead the way on Senior Night.

“Both of those guys gave up their starting spots so that two other seniors could start tonight,” Tolman coach Mike Kayata pointed out. Reserve guard Edgar Torres and sixth man Derek Ashley were able to start because of this gesture from the team’s two top scorers.

Bromley: 'Everyone does it' not an excuse for Little League cheating scandal

February 13, 2015


“Everyone cheats, so why pick on this team?”
 
This was the question, more or less, from the lineup of apologists who rose out of their rhetorical dugouts this week to defend the Jackie Robinson West team, after Little League Baseball announced the reigning U.S. champions were being stripped of that and every other honorific bestowed upon them during the 2014 season.
 

Pawtucket athletics | Shea High grad Shane DaRosa enjoying strong season with ABA's Sky Chiefs

February 12, 2015

PROVIDENCE – It will be a homecoming for Kyle Ivey-Jones on Friday night as the former Woonsocket High boys’ basketball coach brings his Providence Sky Chiefs to Saravia Gymnasium for key ABA matchup against the Baltimore Hawks. Game time is 7 o’clock.

Ivey-Jones coached the Villa Novans for eight seasons before moving to take a coaching position with the Sky Chiefs last fall. His best season on the bench was the 2007-08 campaign when Woonsocket advanced to the Division I title game before falling to Bishop Hendricken in overtime.

Shea Boys' Soccer | Raiders' standout Leandro Alves earns R.I. Gatorade Player of the Year honor

February 12, 2015

PAWTUCKET — Shea High senior forward Leandro Alves enjoyed an interscholastic boys’ season like very few have seen around these parts.

That’s why to no one’s surprise, Alves was tabbed the Gatorade Rhode Island boys soccer player of the year. The announcement was made Thursday.

Providence College basketball | McGair: Health should always come first for Ed Cooley

February 12, 2015

PROVIDENCE – The most valuable lesson in the aftermath of Ed Cooley’s health scare is that sometimes less is more.

All too often, we take our health for granted and then something unforeseen happens that challenges it. In the blink of an eye, we go from feeling bulletproof and invulnerable to a fragile place that also doubles as a wakeup call. We all want to live a quality life. It’s just ironic that our health seems to take on a greater sense of urgency only after we brush up against a scary situation.

Little League Baseball | Belisle: ‘Disappointing' that Chicago team punished for cheating

February 11, 2015


CUMBERLAND – It’s not that Dave Belisle has any regrets over Cumberland American Little League losing to a team that on Wednesday was stripped of the national title.
 

High School Sports | Interscholastic league schedules are swirling as snow keeps falling

February 10, 2015


In response to the seemingly never-ending heavy amounts of snowfall, Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials huddled up with high school basketball coaches last week and opted to extend the regular season by two days. 
 
Good thinking, as Monday’s snowstorm brought with it a slew of postponed games and more headaches as far as rescheduling.