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  1. New England Roundup: Rhode Island

    Mike Scandura

    Cranston East last won a Division I Super Bowl in 1987 - which, of course, was well before the players on the current team were born. But the Thunderbolt have an opportunity to prove they're a legitimate contender this season when they play at def...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  2. New England Roundup: Rhode Island

    Mike Scandura

    Buried amidst the rubble in Central Falls, which long ago filed for bankruptcy and has been under the direction of a state-appointed receiver, has been the fate of the coaches of the city's lone high school. To be precise, they've given new meanin...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  3. New England Roundup: Rhode Island

    Mike Scandura

    And you thought the Rhode Island Interscholastic League "tweaked" boys' basketball last season, when it decided to hold a 16-team tournament that would determine one - repeat, one - state champion? The RIIL has "tweaked boys' basketball in so many...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  4. New England Roundup: Rhode Island

    Mike Scandura

    And you wonder why coaches become prematurely gray and develop ulcers? Just ask Hendricken coach Keith Croft and Chariho coach Mike Kelly. Each coach reached for something to soothe their stomachs after his team won its respective Super Bowl. ...

    Blog | December 16, 2011
  5. New England Roundup: Rhode Island

    Mike Scandura

    Is there any sports fan who hasn't heard that cliche' "picking up the slack?" That's exactly what Division I leader La Salle Academy did on October 28 when the Rams overcame the loss of quarterback Anthony Francis, who was sidelined with an ankle ...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  6. New England Roundup: Rhode Island

    Mike Scandura

    Call it the calm before the proverbial storm as far as Rhode Island Division I football teams were concerned. First-place La Salle (4-0, 5-1) absorbed its first loss of the season as the Rams bowed, 27-16 to Bridgewater-Raynham in a non-league gam...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  7. New England Roundup: Rhode Island

    Mike Scandura

    Invariably, post-season play is carved in cement before the football teams from Shea High and Central Falls High commence their respective seasons. But that hasn't been the case for the last three seasons. From 1998-2007, Shea qualified for the pl...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  8. New England Roundup: Rhode Island

    Mike Scandura

    The argument has raged in Rhode Island seemingly since the first puck was dropped at center ice when the first Interscholastic League hockey game was played. How can a competitive balance be struck between the private schools and the public school...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  9. New England Roundup: Rhode Island

    Mike Scandura

    St. Raphael Academy bused to Johnston High on Nov. 12 for a football game and a basketball game broke out. How else to explain the fact SRA out-gunned the Panthers, 56-50 -- in overtime, no less? First, as a means of explanation. Due to the ...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  10. New England Roundup: Rhode Island

    Mike Scandura

    At the risk of stating the obvious, one game doesn't make a season regardless of sport. But that being said, there was more than "casual" interest in the Division I football opener on Sept. 17 for perennial powers Hendricken and La Salle Academy. ...

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  11. New England Roundup: Rhode Island

    Mike Scandura

    Ten. That's the number of Division I boys' soccer state championships captured by Barrington High since the sport was added to the Rhode Island Interscholastic League in 1966. That's four more titles than the next closest school, La Salle Acade...

    Blog | September 08, 2010