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  1. East Greenwich (R.I.) lax reloads and rebuilds

    Mike Scandura

    How do you spell "four-peat?" That's what the East Greenwich boys' lacrosse team is seeking this season, a fourth consecutive Division II state championship (along with a fourth consecutive Division II-South title). Prior to games of April 8, t...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  2. North Kingstown (R.I.) girls' hoop sees mission through

    Mike Scandura

    During the first week in December, coach Bob Simeone took his North Kingstown girls' basketball team to Connecticut for a scrimmage against Fitch High. "We stayed in a hotel, spent time in a conference room and put up goals," said Simeone. "We wan...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  3. North Providence (R.I.) hoop makes improbable run

    Mike Scandura

    Nobody could blame North Providence High basketball coach Paul Rizzo if he shed tears of sadness last June when 10 of the 14 boys on his 2012-13 team that finished 15-3 and lost to Shea in the Division II quarterfinals graduated. Now flash forward...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  4. East Greenwich (R.I.) basketball eyes perfect ending

    Mike Scandura

    Fact: With one regular-season game remaining (Thursday night at Ponaganset), the East Greenwich boys' basketball team already has clinched the Division III West championship plus the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Division III Tournament. Fact: The Av...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  5. La Salle (R.I.) seeking D1 state title

    Mike Scandura

    After his team began the season with a 14-game winning streak, La Salle Academy boys' basketball coach Eric Simonelli wasn't inclined to excoriate the Rams after they were edged, 69-61, by Smithfield on Feb. 6 in a Division I-North game. "The real...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  6. La Salle (R.I.) hoop dethrones Classical

    Mike Scandura

    Ordinarily, when a school holds a pep rally, regardless of sport, it's before a playoff game. That wasn't the case on Tuesday night when La Salle Academy held a pep rally prior to its Division I crossover game with defending boys' state basketball...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  7. Notebook: R.I. athletes get their hall call

    Mike Scandura

    Add the names of Eddie Markowski, Maddy Berkson, Shane Lagor and Sean Reddy to the long list of high school athletes and coaches that have been honored by Words Unlimited, Rhode Island's organization of sportswriters, sportscasters and sports publici...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  8. Recap: No. 2 BC High 2, Hendricken (R.I.) 2

    Mike Scandura

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - BC High coach John Flaherty was content to exit Brown University's Meehan Auditorium with a point on Saturday afternoon and not wonder about what might have been. As a means of explanation: The No. 2 Eagles and perennial Rhode I...

    Blog | January 12, 2014
  9. Hendricken emerges from pack at MSC Face-Off

    Mike Scandura

    Without question Mount St. Charles, La Salle Academy and Hendricken have fielded the state's dominant boys' hockey teams for decades. But for the most part, the only time each is under the same roof at the same time is when they play in the annual Mo...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  10. R.I. football playoff matchups coming into focus

    Mike Scandura

    Because of the vagaries of the Interscholastic League, Division II teams got a head start on their Division I, III and IV counterparts when they played their quarterfinal games last weekend. The end result sets up the following semifinal games: ...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  11. A loss in victory for Barrington (R.I.) football

    Mike Scandura

    According to Wikipedia, the following is a definition of a Pyrrhic victory: "A victory with such a devastating cost that it is tantamount to defeat. Someone who wins a Pyrrhic victory has been victorious in some way. However, the heavy toll negates a...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  12. Woonsocket (R.I.) football refocuses after upset

    Mike Scandura

    Call it a blip on the proverbial radar screen. Call it an aberration. Call it a fluke. Call it any of the above. But after defeating four Division II-A opponents (five overall including a non-league victory) first-place Woonsocket found out -- ...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  13. Hendricken again setting pace in R.I.

    Mike Scandura

    That Hendricken High again is among the top football teams in the state, while playing in the top division (Division I), isn't a major surprise. The Hawks have a long history of reloading instead of rebuilding - which is exemplified by the fact th...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  14. Rob Quaine, Pilgrim on the rise in Rhody

    Mike Scandura

    By no stretch of the imagination is Pilgrim High considered a contender for a Division II playoff berth. But after enduring a drought of near-epic proportions, the Patriots already have shown that they have improved over the teams the school fielded ...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  15. Rhode Island football preview

    Mike Scandura

    Invariably any pre-season football preview at least starts - but doesn't necessarily end - with perennial Division I power Hendricken. Coach Keith Croft's Hawks are coming off their third consecutive Division I Super Bowl championship (and ninth i...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  16. New England Roundup: Rhode Island

    Mike Scandura

    There's no truth to the rumor that the Rhode Island Interscholastic League is going to stop holding the Division I State Baseball Tournament and automatically give the championship trophy to Hendricken. In retrospect, that thought isn't fa...

    Blog | July 07, 2013