Sports Roundup 2015

High school coaches and athletic directors have submitted the following sports updates.

  • Many accolades for Providence Public Schools at the State Track Championship on Saturday, June 6.
  • The Hope High School girls team came in second overall and Classical had several individual winners. The Knights boys track team finished fourth overall in team points and won four events; Donatien Djero was state champion in the 100-meter dash;  Austin Wolo was state champion in the 400-meter dash;  Djero and Dametrius O’Conner both made the finals in the 200-meter dash.
  • Running for the Central Knights, Adrian Matos finished eighth in the hammer throw; Almamy Kamara finished 10th in the 300-meter hurdles; and the 4×100 relay team of O’Conner, Wolo, Djero and Lemar McFadden were crowned Rhode Island State Champions.  The same quartet also teamed up to win the 4×400 meter relay. The track team competed the next weekend at the New England Championships in Saco, Maine.
  • Classical has its first All-State golfer in freshman Patrick Lynch as he finished second in the Open State 36-hole tournament on May 27. Patrick shot a 76 on his first round and a 73 on his second round.
  • The Classical girls lacrosse team made history as they won the first Division II championship and battled through the playoffs with two wins to make the championship round.
  • All-State baseball star Jeremy Pena has been drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 39th round. Pena, a native of the Dominican Republic who plays shortstop for Classical High School, would be the first Providence Schools baseball player to be drafted by a major league team. He is currently expected to attend the University of Maine this fall on a baseball scholarship and must decide by July 15 whether to sign a contract with the Braves.
  • Providence students had a strong showing at the New Balance Nationals outdoor track and field championship in Greensboro, North Carolina. Classical’s Joe Palazzo finished fifth in the hammer throw while Alva Hicks won a gold in the discus and finished 12th in the hammer throw. Quashira McIntosh, who attends E-Cubed but runs for Hope, earned All-American honors in the 200-meter race, finishing sixth and joined teammates Whitney Jackson, Isis Hack and Chevell Burgess in finishing fifth in the 4×100 meter relay.