Archive - Jan 11, 2011 - Sports Article
CUMBERLAND â€“ Wrestling season inside the state of Rhode Island doesnâ€™t really get serious until the middle of January. A few of the top teams use the first six weeks of the season to test themselves outside the state in weekend tournaments against elite competition from around New England.
Thatâ€™s the route Cumberland High coach Steve Gordon has chosen over the years. This season, his defending state champions have won tournaments in Connecticut and Massachusetts before finishing third last Saturday in the prestigious Redskin Invitational up in Sanford, Maine.
PAWTUCKET --- While folks across the Northeast were bracing themselves for todayâ€™s heavy snowstorm, Peter Manfredo Jr. pulled off the great escape on Tuesday by jumping on an early flight that took him to sunny Key West, Fla.
But instead of heading to Florida to work on his tan and enjoy a pleasurable vacation, Manfredo chose business over pleasure and flew down for his next fight, Friday nightâ€™s 10-round middleweight bout against Daniel Edouard of West Palm Beach, Fla. at Mallory Square overlooking Key West Harbor.
BARRINGTON â€“Jeremy Graca was Mr. Clutch for Tolman High on Monday night
The talented senior scored seven of his 16 points in the final minute as the Tigers defeated Barrington, 56-48, in a Division II crossover contest at the Eaglesâ€™ gymnasium.
PAWTUCKET --â€“ This may be hard to fathom, but the regular season in boysâ€™ basketball ends exactly one month from today.
For teams like St. Raphael Academy, itâ€™s simply a matter of full speed ahead. Veteran head coach Tom â€śSaarâ€ť Sorrentine has concerns that are generally viewed as normal for this time of year. Yet with the finish line in sight and playoffs â€“ both divisional and the experimental Sweet 16 â€“ knocking on the doorstep, the onus is on clubs to get everything in order before the truly important games arrive.
Certainly the ability to switch-hit in baseball can come in handy, paving the way for a batter to place himself in an advantageous situation against any pitcher they step in the box to face.