Archive - Nov 30, 2011 - Sports Article
For years, former St. Raphael Academy all-stater Chris Iannetta has heard his name dropped as an oft-rumored trade chip. On Wednesday night, the real thing went down.
The Colorado Rockies, the only organization Iannetta has ever known, traded the 28-year-old catcher to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for pitcher starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood.
âWeâre very happy for him. This will be a great opportunity,â said Alan Nero, Iannettaâs agent. âUsually when you get traded, someone wants you pretty bad.
GOING SOUTH -- The Central Falls Panthersâ 15-and-under cheerleading squad is heading to Orlando, Fla. for the national championship competition that will be held from Dec. 7-15. The squad just completed a championship season that saw them win the 2011 Blackstone Valley Cheer Championship for its age group, followed by the 2011 American Youth Football New England Regional championship. Team members include, front row, left to right: Amber Shaw and Yesenia Morales. Kneeling, left to right: Isabel Hernandez, Alyssa Agosto, Janderie Santiago, Cassandra Greco, Tyreaha Tavares.
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In 2007, Keith Glass identified all the obstacles and problem areas that the NBA faced in a book entitled âTaking Shots: Tall Tales, Bizarre Battles, and the Incredible Truth About the NBA.â
Shortly after his team absorbed a heartbreaking 25-17 loss to Central Falls in the Division IV semifinals, a contest that included a potential game-tying scoring drive in the final minute, North Smithfield coach Wes Pennington offered his explanation about what transpired in the Tuesday night affair at the Northmen's Athletic Complex.
âIt's just like one of those things where we explained to the guys the emotion of this game, a playoff game,â he said. âIf you don't come out and play with the type of emotions that you need to play with, if you fall behind, it's harder to come back.â