Archive - Nov 4, 2010 - Sports Article
PAWTUCKET --- When Portsmouth High took a 1-0 lead just 54 seconds into Wednesday afternoonâs Division I quarterfinal-round contest with Shea High and held it into the final moments of the first half, the Raiders and their fans were quietly fearing the worst.
Thatâs because in last yearâs Division II quarterfinals, the Raiders suffered a stunning 2-1 loss to Lincoln High that saw the Lions draw first blood, and despite being dominated for most of the game, escape Pawtucket with the upset victory.
You never forget your first big league manager â no matter where the game of baseball takes you. Thatâs how Torey Lovullo is choosing to remember the wisdom and guidance former Detroit and Cincinnati manger Sparky Anderson imparted on his pro career. Anderson passed away on Thursday from complications of dementia in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He was 76.
âIâm saddened because he was an influential man in so many areas,â said Lovullo, Pawtucketâs manager, when reached early Thursday night.