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  1. Recap: New Bedford 78, Hendricken (R.I.) 68 (OT)

    Mike Scandura

    WARWICK, R.I. -- New Bedford's Whalers had every opportunity to pack their bags and jump on the bus for the ride back home early Sunday evening. After building a 13-point lead against perennial Rhode Island Division I state champion Hendri...

    Blog | January 25, 2015
  2. La Salle (R.I.) hoops looking to 'Open' things up

    Mike Scandura

    La Salle Academy boys' basketball coach Eric Simonelli has a rather simplistic formula for his team that arguably could be found in a textbook labeled "Basketball 101." "It's a very simple formula in my eyes," said Simonelli. "New faces, new team,...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  3. Ciolfi takes on new challenge at Woonsocket (R.I.)

    Mike Scandura

    What T.J. Ciolfi may accomplish would be the basketball equivalent of a hat trick in hockey. During the 2008-09 season, his only one as the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team's head coach, he guided the Wildcats to a rare winning r...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  4. Scituate (R.I.) takes long road to summit

    Mike Scandura

    History. Scituate High made history on Nov. 21, when it defeated Smithfield, 21-14, in the Division IV semifinals - the first football playoff victory in school history. Now the Spartans have a chance to do something that until this season wasn...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  5. La Salle (R.I.) football still hungry for postseason

    Mike Scandura

    When La Salle Academy beat defending four-time Division I state champion Hendricken, 15-9, on Nov. 7 the Rams: * Handed the Hawks their first loss of the season. * Clinched the regular-season championship with an 8-0 record. * Locked up the ...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  6. North Kingstown (R.I.) charting a new course

    Mike Scandura

    Perfection. That's something North Kingstown High has a chance to achieve for the first time since the school began playing football in 1946. Or to put it another way, the Skippers never have finished a season undefeated - let alone win a Super Bo...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  7. Burrillville (R.I.) returning to its previous form

    Mike Scandura

    During the early years of the current century, Burrillville High dominated Division III football in the Rhode Island Interscholastic League. The Broncos annexed Super Bowl championships in 2000, 2003 and 2005. Moreover, during those three seasons Bur...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  8. Hendricken (R.I.) football wears a target

    Mike Scandura

    Ever since Rhode Island high schools began playing football in 1932, no school ever had won four consecutive Division I (i.e. initially the top division was Class A) state championships without having to share the title. When the Rhode Island Inte...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  9. Bouley wearing bigger shoes at Woonsocket (R.I.)

    Mike Scandura

    At the risk of using a football metaphor, what Brian Bouley experienced in mid-August was the equivalent of a blind-side hit. Bouley, an assistant principal at Woonsocket High, also had been an assistant football coach since 2001 and became the de...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  10. Lima takes the reins at Cumberland (R.I.)

    Mike Scandura

    During Chris Skurka's last three years as Cumberland High's head football coach, the Clippers were a combined 17-4 in Division II regular-season games; they captured the 2012 Division II Super Bowl I(49-0 over Woonsocket); and lost the 2013 Division ...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  11. A whirlwind summer for Mt. St. Charles' Belisle

    Mike Scandura

    To the average Rhode Island sports fan, the name Dave Belisle conjures up images of the Mount St. Charles boys' hockey team. Since Dave's father, Bill, became the head coach, the Mounties have won 32 Division I state championships, including a nat...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  12. Rhode Island: Monteiro takes reins at EP

    Mike Scandura

    Even though the East Providence High football team didn't begin preseason practice until August 14, new head coach Jay Monteiro already had a motto to present to his players: CAD. That's an acronym which stands for "Character, Academics and Discip...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  13. East Providence (R.I.) takes first baseball title

    Mike Scandura

    In the illustrious history of East Providence High sports, the Townies had won a total of 14 state championships prior to this academic year. State championship banners in sports like football, hockey and volleyball adorned the walls in the school's ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  14. North Kingstown (R.I.) softball returns to top of hill

    Mike Scandura

    North Kingstown High softball coach Adam Laliberte had a recent discussion with the school's athletic director Howie Hague when Hague posed the following question: "How difficult is it for a team to play North Kingstown knowing it's only going to sco...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  15. Lincoln School, Wheeler take rivalry to next level

    Mike Scandura

    One of the oldest cliches in baseball is "three strikes and you're out." The Lincoln School girls' lacrosse team already had its "three strikes" in games against Wheeler School. Twice the Warriors beat the Lynx for the championship when both schoo...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  16. Barrington (R.I.) lax eyeing title No. 11

    Mike Scandura

    Roll these numbers around in your mind: Since the Rhode Island Interscholastic League added girls' lacrosse in 2001, Barrington High has captured 10 of 13 Division I state championships - including the 2013 crown under then-first-year head coach Kath...

    Blog | May 22, 2014