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Dion deadly as Clippers win rematch of Div. II semi-final over Broncos, 3-1

September 20, 2013

CUMBERLAND – Approximately 10 months ago, on a cold night at East Greenwich High’s Carcieri Field, Cumberland High played its collective heart out before suffering a 2-1 triple-overtime semifinal loss to eventual Division II state champion Burrillville.

The two Division II-North rivals went at it again in a tilt at Tucker Field on sun-splashed Friday afternoon, and Clippers’ head coach Stefanie Capone-Bello decided beforehand to remind her upperclassmen of that defeat.

McGair: Arrival of league play means high school football season is truly under way

September 19, 2013

Tolman High head coach Dave Caito calls it the start of a new season. In many ways, this weekend’s Rhode Island high school football schedule is just that for the local teams.

The time has come to put what has amounted to nearly five weeks of preseason camp in the rearview mirror. The 2013 campaign begins in earnest Friday night with the opening of league play, a time where teams battle it out for division championships and jockey for position in league standings, all fighting toward a common goal: to make it to that next – and final – “new” – season, a.k.a. the playoffs.

Ivey-Jones' late goal gives SRA a 2-2 tie with Tigers

September 18, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Tolman High head coach Bel Pereira had hoped his squad would sew up what would've been a stellar 2-1 triumph over Division III-A rival St. Raphael Academy on Wednesday evening, but that wish fell by the wayside with one simple boot.

With 10 minutes left in regulation, and after a Tiger defender had been whistled for an infraction just outside her own zone's penalty box, officials awarded talented senior co-captain Kyanna Ivey-Jones an indirect kick from about 22 yards out.

Cumberland girls duel Barrington to scoreless tie

September 17, 2013

CUMBERLAND — The same ol’ affliction keeps raring it’s ugly head for Cumberland High.
That’s why head coach Anthony Silva promised moments after a 0-0 Division I stalemate with Barrington on the Tucker Field Annex turf on Tuesday afternoon that his primary focus at today’s practice session would be creating more offense.
“I thought we played well overall,” he sighed following the bittersweet tie, one that left the Clippers at 1-2-1 overall and in league action. “We’ve been lacking offense, and – sometimes – that’s just the way the game of soccer goes.

Red Sox honor Cumberland soldier

September 17, 2013

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox’ “Hats off to Heroes Program” honored Technical Sergeant Joshua Lemois during Sunday night’s contest at Fenway Park against the New York Yankees. The ceremony took place at the end of the fourth inning.

TSgt Lemois is a member of the United States Air Force where he has served for the last 13 years. A Cumberland native, TSgt Lemois served in Saudi Arabia and volunteered for deployment in Afghanistan during his second tour of duty.

Defending champion Cumberland ‘has a lot of work to do’ after season-opening loss to Cranston West

September 15, 2013

SMITHFIELD — The score could've been so much worse at halftime, and Cumberland High head coach Chris Skurka knew it.
That's why, after the horn signifying intermission had sounded, Skurka clapped his hands (although not with pleasure but more for self-healing), spoke with a few assistants and shuffled his squad back to its team room underneath Bryant University's Bulldog Stadium.

PawSox' Wilson biding time before rejoining parent club

September 14, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Not very long ago, before the Boston Red Sox bullpen became seemingly overrun with young, hard-throwing arms, there was Alex Wilson.

Wilson’s current status is Triple-A reliever, while former PawSox like Brandon Workman, Drake Britton and Rubby De La Rosa are getting the call late in games for Boston. But back in July, it was Wilson who held down a major-league spot. What ensued was a thumb injury for Wilson that temporarily pushed the 26-year-old to the back burner and presented a chance for others to come forward.

PawSox' offense once again MIA as Bulls clinch Governors' Cup

September 14, 2013

PAWTUCKET – After suffering a disgruntling 2-0, 14-inning loss to Durham in Game No. 3 of this Governors’ Cup best-of-five championship final – the two runs both unearned due to a three-base error, throwing miscue and two grounders – the Pawtucket Red Sox hoped to put the ugly, immediate past behind them and look ahead.

They wanted desperately to post a Game 4 win on Saturday night and force a deciding contest today, the lone desire the chance to claim the franchise’s second straight Cup title and fourth in club history.

Dynamic Duarte powers Shea past Lincoln, 28-8

September 13, 2013

PAWTUCKET -- Shea committed 16 penalties for 126 yards, turned the ball over three times, and did a few other things that drew the ire of head coach Dino Campopiano in its regular-season opener against Lincoln on Friday night.

But all that didn’t prevent the Raiders from walking out of Max Read Field with a three-touchdown victory, as special teams and defense played a large role in their 28-8 triumph over their longtime foes.

High school football season begins this weekend

September 12, 2013

Sports writers
Woonsocket High head coach Carnell Henderson believes it, and so does Shea mentor Dino Campopiano.
Both understand that those teams that make up the state’s Division I is still superior in talent, but that the league in which they compete is the toughest from top to bottom.
Really, who can argue? This season, the Villa Novans will face in their II-A bracket the likes of Coventry, Chariho, Johnston and Mount Hope, while Campopiano’s Raiders will have the task of battling defending league champion Cumberland, St. Raphael, North Kingstown, Central and Rogers in II-B.


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