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September 15th

PawSox fans invited to watch Triple-A National Championship at McCoy Stadium

September 15, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Fans are invited to McCoy Stadium on Tuesday night to take a photo with the Governors’ Cup and to watch the PawSox play for the 2012 Triple-A National Championship on the video board.
Gates at McCoy Stadium will open at 6 p.m. with first pitch slated for shortly after 7 o’clock. Admission to this event is free.
Winners of their first Governors’ Cup since 1984, the PawSox will now play the winner of the Pacific Coast League Playoffs, Reno or Omaha, for the Gildan Triple-A National Championship on Tuesday night in Durham, N.C.

September 14th

Clippers' 'D' comes up big in 28-0 shutout of Central

September 14, 2012

CUMBERLAND --- Give Cumberland’s ‘D’ an ‘A’ for its excellent performance against Central on Friday night.
The Clippers limited the speedy Knights to just 117 yards of offense and only two trips inside Cumberland’s 30 en route to a well-deserved shutout and a 28-0 victory in their Division II-B meeting at Tucker Field.
Offensively, senior quarterback Brendan Guerin also earned high grades spinning the laces, completing 11 of his 18 passes for 129 yards and three touchdowns, but the story of this night was the Clippers’ defense.

September 13th

PawSox bask in glow of Governors' Cup championship

September 14, 2012

PawSox players made sure to spray champagne on from left, manager Arnie Beyeler, Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett, Pawtucket team president Mike Tamburro and general manager Lou Schwechheimer after the Governors' Cup trophy was handed to them by International League president Randy Mobley (not pictured). The trophy presentation was the result of the PawSox' 4-1 triumph against the Charlotte Knights Thursday night. Photo by Louriann Mardo-Zayat.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: PawSox capture Governors' Cup

September 13, 2012

FORT MILL, S.C. – When you cut right to the heart of the matter, it’s pretty fitting that the Pawtucket Red Sox completed their ascension to the top of the International League mountain in the very same stadium that served as the launching point for a two-plus week stretch of unprecedented success.

At long last, league play has arrived for area high school football squads

September 13, 2012

Now the games count.
The preseason scrimmages, Injury Fund contests, and last weekend’s non-league openers are all history. Now the high school football games, pitting division opponents against each other, mean something in the standings.
And they get under way tonight, with eight league games scattered throughout the state, and one, a Division IV contest between North Smithfield and Hope, taking place tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in Providence.

September 12th

PawSox now one win away from Governors' Cup title

September 13, 2012

PAWTUCKET – PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler likes to point out that each playoff game has been the equivalent of a box of chocolates – you just never know who’s going to play the role of hero on a given night.
Wednesday saw Pawtucket’s battery of pitcher Zach Stewart and catcher Dan Butler step to the forefront and take their bows. Their induction into the club’s ever-expanding legion of primetime performers was officially cemented after PawSox silenced the Charlotte Knights, 2-0, in Game Two of the Governors’ Cup finals before an audience of 3,525.

Brentz's sliding plays key role in PawSox's wins

September 12, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Lately, much attention has been paid to the hitting exploits of Bryce Brentz – deservedly so, too.
The outfield prospect carried a .471 postseason average into Game Two of the Governors’ Cup Championship Series, a figure buoyed by a little bit of everything from two home runs to two doubles to five runs batted in.

Bedoya's big day helps Tolman girls beat SRA

September 12, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Longtime Tolman High head coach Bel Pereira didn't discover until he arrived at the McKinnon-Alves Complex on Tuesday afternoon that one of his best forwards, sophomore Suzette Hernandez, wouldn't be able to play because of a stomach virus.
In fact, her mom already had picked her up to transport her to the doctor's office.
“She's one of my top players, so I didn't know what to do,” Pereira said. “I decided to move Nicole Bedoya from defense to Suzette's position, but I also worried about holes in my defense.”

Lincoln boys' soccer team downs Moses Brown

September 12, 2012

LINCOLN — If there was one thing in particular Lincoln High head coach John D'Aloisio wanted to see from his troops on Tuesday night, it was to control the time of possession.
His Lions more than obliged.
D'Aloisio's crew combined outstanding defense with a pair of second-half goals to upend Moses Brown, 3-0, in a Division II contest before a smallish audience of about 50 at Chet Nichols Memorial Field.

September 11th

PawSox's Brentz produces hot bat in postseason

September 11, 2012

PAWTUCKET – The anatomy of a young hitter adjusting to a new minor league level has been on full display lately.
In the case of outfield prospect Bryce Brentz, the hot streak he carries into the Governors’ Cup finals represents a complete 180 from where he stood following a handful of Triple-A games.

PawSox take Game 1 of I.L. finals from Charlotte

September 11, 2012

PAWTUCKET – The scouting report provided by Pawtucket Red Sox catcher Dan Butler revealed just how on knuckleball pitcher Steven Wright was on Tuesday night.
“It was all over the place and just so unpredictable,” said Butler after Pawtucket took Game One of the Governors’ Cup finals against Charlotte by a 7-2 count. “I couldn’t catch it and they (meaning the Knight batters) couldn’t hit it. I don’t know if (Wright) knew where it was going, but it was a pretty special pitch tonight.”

September 10th

Pawtucket Red Sox pitchers find balance between Governors’ Cup finals, possible callup to Boston

September 10, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Focusing on depth, along with the current state of Boston’s maxed-out pitching staff, there are several intriguing options on the Pawtucket Red Sox that the parent club is undoubtedly keeping close tabs upon.
Some of these additional pieces are already included on the 40-man roster, like Zach Stewart and Pedro Beato. For those in the non-inclusive position, such as Alex Wilson and Nelson Figueroa, some manipulating of the roster would have to transpire before they could become eligible to pitch for Boston.

Tigers net win against crosstown rival Raiders

September 10, 2012

PAWTUCKET — At Tolman High's first team practice a few weeks ago, third-year head coach Carminda Rocha sat down her players and offered them a simple philosophy as to how they should attack each match.
That is, keep the ball in play, or continue to be cautious during rallies.
“I told them to try to extend the point; that, if they didn't make an error, eventually their opponent would,” Rocha said.
Her Tigers pretty much followed that advice at Slater Park's Mike Kenny Courts on Monday afternoon, cruising to a 6-1 Division III-East triumph over archrival Shea High.

Mounties prove too much for volleyball Townies

September 10, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Ever since Mount St. Charles made the move to Division I two seasons ago, the Mounties have hooked up with Division I-North foe East Providence to play in some competitive matches, with both sides bringing out their very best brand of volleyball.
On Monday night, the Mounties and Townies renewed acquaintances, but to the dismay of the fans that packed the Mounties’ gymnasium, they saw two teams trying to shake off their early season cobwebs and overcome more than their share of errors.

September 8th

WEB ONLY: PawSox advance to Governors' Cup finals

September 8, 2012

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – For the first time since 2003, the Pawtucket Red Sox will play for the right to be called Governors’ Cup champions. The PawSox clinched a spot in this week’s championship series after disposing of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 7-1, in Game Four of the best-of-five opening-round series on Saturday night at Frontier Field. Pawtucket wins the series, three games to one. The finals get underway Tuesday night with the first two games on tap at McCoy Stadium. The PawSox will play Charlotte after the Knights eliminated first-round foe Indianapolis in four games.

WEB ONLY: Townies roughed by up Novans

September 8, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Inside the Barry Field meeting/locker room hangs a sign reading simply, “Discipline: Do what has to be done; when it has to be done; as well as it can be done; do it that way all the time.”
Excepting a couple of fumbles (one lost) and five penalties for a minus-32 yards, Woonsocket High pretty much followed those instructions to a “T” in its Challenge Cup non-league tilt against East Providence High on what became a soggy Saturday afternoon.

September 7th

PawSox honor Labossiere for 40 years of service

September 7, 2012

PAWTUCKET — There was Paul Labossiere, as usual focused on the task at hand inside the McCoy Stadium ticket office. To this Central Falls native and current Lincoln resident, Labor Day Monday was typical – no deviation in the slightest from the previous 71 PawSox home dates in the 2012 season, or the 39 years of loyal service that preceded this one.

September 6th

PawSox nip SWB Yankees, take 2-0 series lead

September 6, 2012

PAWTUCKET – It’s closing time for your Pawtucket Red Sox – as in closing out the opposition and advancing to the Governor’s Cup finals.
First things first as the PawSox still need to notch one more win against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Such a scenario could come to fruition as early as Friday night at Rochester’s Frontier Field after Pawtucket grabbed Game Two of its opening-round series Thursday night by a 3-2 count at McCoy Stadium before 2,214 supportive and at times enthusiastic fans.

High school football season kicks off tonight

September 6, 2012

The temptation to overlook this week’s non-league gridiron slate is great, understanding that league play – set to commence a week from now – serves as judge, jury and executioner.
Over time, principles rooted in Darwinism help in separating the wheat from the chaff by performing the simple act of drawing a line right down the middle. Such a divide won’t begin on Friday night as teams partake in what could essentially be chalked up to the final installment after nearly four weeks of preseason camp.

Lincoln drops field hockey opener to Lincoln School

September 6, 2012

LINCOLN — With just five starters from the 2011 campaign returning, Lincoln High head coach Brenda Sylvester admitted “we have a brand new bunch.
“We were just looking for proper spacing, and we wanted to see how we’d play together for the first time around,” she stated. “We did well, but there are some things we need to work on.”

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