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Youth cheerleading | THREE CHEERS! Darlington Braves’ cheerleading outfit wins national title

December 24, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Parents, family members and friends hailed the conquering heroines in style at the Darlington Braves' bingo hall last Thursday night.

As the announcer introduced each member of the Braves' 15-and-under competitive cheerleading squad, those in the crowd hooted and hollered loudly, and for good reason: The previous Saturday afternoon at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Fla., head coach Nicole Dupont's contingent landed itself the grand championship at the American Youth Cheer National Championships.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Pro Bowl roster announced

December 24, 2014

Cumberland wrestling | Gordon closing in on 500th victory as head coach

December 23, 2014

CUMBERLAND — In his 48th year of involvement with the Cumberland High wrestling squad, 47 of them as the head coach, Steve Gordon has seen his fair share of ebbs and flows -- that is, outstanding seniors moving on to college, as a result having to rely on newcomers to fill those empty slots.

In others, the loss was minimal, and that plentiful experience led his crew to four state titles and other solid team placements.

Major League Baseball | Switching gears: Woonsocket's Baldelli moves from Rays' front office to first-base coach

December 22, 2014

Rocco Baldelli wasn’t seeking a switch in assignments with the Tampa Bay Rays. In his own words, the Woonsocket native and Bishop Hendricken alumnus “was very much into the work he was doing” as a key and trusted figurehead in the front office.

PawSox | Officials: City Hall keeping eye on the ball with potential Sox sale

December 21, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Officially, city leaders are on standby in regards to the potential sale of the Pawtucket Red Sox to the Boston Red Sox.

Tolman Boys' Basketball | Otis & Co. hope to bring Tigers to new heights this season

December 21, 2014


PAWTUCKET – These are good times for the Tolman High basketball program. The Tigers went 13-5 last season and qualified for the state open tournament. They return most of the key players from that squad and have enhanced this year’s team with a couple of useful new parts.

Coach Mike Kayata’s team is 3-0 so far, winning by an average of 18 points per game. The Tigers were tested on Friday night by a solid North Smithfield team that they eventually wore down on their way to a 91-66 victory.

Davies Girls' Basketball | Kelly, Pats earn gratifying 44-32 win over Northmen

December 19, 2014


LINCOLN  –  Friday night marked the homecoming of Davies Tech senior tri-captain/forward Waleska Kelly, and she sure made the most of it.

Kelly, who had suffered a stroke while playing in a summer high school basketball league in July of 2013, had been granted a waiver by Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials to play a fifth year, and admitted being excited about returning to compete.

St. Raphael Boys' Basketball | Coventry uses late run to leave young Saints behind, 61-40

December 18, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Joseph Sekator is a coach’s dream, an early Christmas present for the Coventry High basketball program.
 

Canavan finds midseason form early as Clippers roll to opening victory

December 16, 2014

CUMBERLAND — Junior tri-captain Kayleigh Canavan expected to swim rather well in Cumberland High’s Division I season opener against Smithfield on Tuesday afternoon, but what she accomplished, frankly, threw her for a loop.

Canavan not only manufactured two of her best times ever while capturing the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke, but she also mustered a superb 50 breaststroke leg in the 200 medley relay to pace her Clippers to an easier-than-expected 55-38 triumph over the Sentinels at the Aquatic Center.

Boys' basketball: Lincoln’s big finish overcomes NS

December 15, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD — After playing horribly at the tail end of the initial half and the first part of the second, Lincoln High manufactured an 19-3 flurry over the final 7:29 to edge North Smithfield, 49-45, in a R.I. Injury Fund opener on Monday night.

Thanks to senior tri-captain Devon Deragon’s pretty fast-break lay-in at that juncture of the game, the Northmen seemed destined to reign with a 42-30 cushion. But the Lions took advantage of several miscues by the hosts to move to 1-0.