Monday, March 5, 2012
Johnston is next scheduled to play in the Division II semifinals against Classical High School tomorrow night at Rhode Island College.
The Johnston High School Lady Panthers varsity basketball squad continued their postseason run on Saturday at St. Mary Academy — Bay View, upsetting Division II South top seed Rogers High School, 46-43, and fouling out both of the Vikings’ point guards en route to the victory. After a brutal first half, Rogers led 22-12. Johnston’s Karina Mattera was the only Lady Panther seemingly ready to play, as she had 10 of Johnston’s 12 points. However, Johnston slowly chipped at the lead in the first eight minutes of the second half. Rogers led 26-16 with 13:19 left, but Johnston scored nine points in four minutes to pull within one. Mattera then tied the game with 8:35, sinking a long 3-point shot. Isabella DiRaimo put the Panthers up two with a …
Sunday, March 6, 2011
The Johnston High School girls' varsity basketball squad outlasts a tough West Warwick team, 53-46.
The Lady Panthers varsity basketball team advanced to the Final Four in the Division-II girls' basketball tournament on March 6 with a 53-46 victory over West Warwick. Johnston awaits the winner of the Cranston High School East-Prout match-up, which was in progress when this article was published. Held at Rhode Island College, the game featured tough defense and a back-and-forth battle, with each team putting together rallies before the Lady Panthers took the lead for good late in the game. Johnston senior Samantha Maner converted a three-point play to make the score 11-8 with 9:52 left in the first half. The Lady Wizards answered with a rally of their own, eventually taking a 19-14 lead with just under six minutes left. After Maner tied …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
The girls' varsity basketball team begins its drive for a sixth division title under Coach Dan Mazzulla tonight, among the upcoming games.
Tonight's girls' varsity basketball game between the Johnston High School Lady Panthers and the visiting Narragansett Mariners is the start of another packed schedule for local winter sports teams, all of whom earned playoff berths. The boys' varsity basketball squad will be in action Saturday night in the state tournament, and the hockey team is awaiting word on its next matchup in the Division III championship series. (On Feb. 26, all three teams were in action. The girls capped off their regular season with a win against Moses Brown; the boys' basketball squad fell to The Prout School in the Division III quarterfinals; and the hockey team skated to a tie against Tolman.) After posting a 14-4 Division II North record (16-6 overall), the …
Saturday, February 12, 2011
After 22 years as coach, Dan Mazulla announced that he will be stepping down after the season.
On an evening where the Johnston High School girls basketball team defeated the Central Falls Lady Warriors by a score of 50-33, the biggest news occurred during halftime: After 22 years on the job, Johnston Coach Dan Mazulla will be retiring at the end of the season. While the team was away during halftime, the gym was decorated with blue balloons, streamers, signs, and a rocking chair. When the coach came back, he was greeted by family, friends, and past and current players. Current Panther Alaina DeNoncour presented him with a plaque. During the festivities, "Country Roads" by John Denver was played at the request of Mazzulla's son, who is currently in West Virginia, and he spoke to his father by phone as the call was broadcast over …
Friday, February 11, 2011
The longtime girls' basketball coach at Johnston High School is stepping down at the end of this season.
Dan Mazzulla, longtime coach of the Johnston High School girls' basketball team, has announced that he will step down from the post at the end of this school year. JohnstonPatch caught up with Co-Athletic Director Gary Mazzie, Assistant Coach Chris Corsinetti, and the team's seniors for their thoughts on the man and his influence on them, the team and Johnston High School.
"Art Smart" at the library, J-DAPA performs at the high school, girls' basketball, and a slate of bands in bars. Plus, today in history: Hey, hey, Willie Mays — skill pays.
Art Smart: Mohr Library hosts "Art Smart with Ms. Melyssa" for kids in grades 3 to 6 starting at 4 p.m. Today's theme is the art of Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar). J-DAPA: No, it's not the name of a new flu strain; it's the abbreviation for the Johnston Drama and Performing Arts troupe, who are scheduled to perform "A Night of Sin: Frank Sinatra and Friends" at Johnston High School tonight and next Thursday and Friday. Lady Panthers Take The Floor: The Johnston High School girls' basketball team hosts Central Falls at home tonight at 7. Last time the two squads met was in CF, where Alaina DeNoncour scored her 1,000th career point in a bruising loss. On Stage: A triple-headed monster of rock includes Brother to Brother at 39 West…
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Here are our photos from the week; add yours!
A spelling bee, tough schedules for boys' and girls' basketball, and fire at a local car dealership — this is our gallery of photos and videos from the past week. Did you get photos or videos of something interesting that happened? Let us know! We're looking for your best shots or clips. Just set up a profile on JohnstonPatch and add your photos and videos.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
It's the second straight 65-point game for the Lady Panther squad.
The Johnston High School girls' basketball team continued their winning ways Friday night with a 65-46 win over Hope High School at home. The win, their second straight with 65 points, improved their record to 6-2 aginst Division II North opponents and 8-4 overall. Before the contest, Johnston's Alaina DeNoncour was given the game ball from last week's match-up in Central Falls, where she scored the 1,000th point of her career. The game started out close, with Johnston and Hope (4-3 in Division II North, 5-3 overall) trading baskets, including 5 quick points from Johnston's Victoria Santangelo. That ended with about 10 minutes left in the first half, when Johnston went on a 6-0 run and didn't look back. With 8:09 left in the first half, …