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September 12th

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.”

September 5th

PawSox grab series opener from SWB Yankees, 7-4

September 5, 2012

PAWTUCKET – One down, five to go.
Seeking to claim the franchise’s first Governor’s Cup championship in 28 years, the Pawtucket Red Sox grabbed Game One of the best-of-five opening-round series against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 7-4. The PawSox fell behind 4-0 after 2½ innings before compiling seven unanswered runs to end the contest, which was witnessed by 1,518.

Lucchino visits McCoy; Atchison eyes return

September 5, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Larry Lucchino admitted Wednesday that he tries to clear his schedule and make a once-per-season pilgrimage to McCoy Stadium. In that regard, the Red Sox’s president and CEO should thank the PawSox for advancing to the Governor’s Cup playoffs.
Providing a textbook case of better late than never, Lucchino took in Wednesday’s playoff opener from Pawtucket president Mike Tamburro’s box.
Arriving roughly 3 1/2 hours prior to the scheduled 7:05 first pitch, Lucchino spent quite a bit of time in the home team’s clubhouse and in the company of PawSox skipper Arnie Beyeler.

September 4th

PawSox host SWB Yanks in tonight's playoff opener

September 4, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Only a few players remained in the Pawtucket Red Sox clubhouse following a short practice at McCoy Stadium at mid-morning Tuesday, and one happened to be catcher Mike Rivera, who sat alone at his locker playing a video game.
While most teammates already had exited to enjoy an afternoon off prior to the wild card-winning PawSox’ best-of-five playoff series against the International League’s North Division champion Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, Rivera admitted he’s excited to pursue the Governors’ Cup title.

WOON (1240 AM) lines up 14-game high school football schedule, weekly program

September 4, 2012

WOONSOCKET — There’s a drumbeat sounding on the local airwaves with a specific demographic in mind – the high school football enthusiast.
With two graduates from Woonsocket High School’s Class of 1985 serving as the driving force, radio station WOON (1240 AM) is staking a claim to become the destination for all gridiron-related matters. Starting with this Friday’s non-league game between Shea and Lincoln, WOON has lined up a 14-game slate – an increase from nine a season ago – featuring the voice talents of Lou Mandeville, now in his 15th season calling the action.

September 3rd

Stewart gets nod to start PawSox's playoff opener

September 3, 2012

PAWTUCKET — There was a degree of unrest surrounding Zach Stewart upon rejoining the Pawtucket Red Sox late last week, the kind stemming from when he would be taking the mound again and for which ball club.

'Opportunity' was key word for this year's PawSox

September 3, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Summarizing the 2012 Pawtucket Red Sox, just one word springs to mind.
Opportunity.
Yes, this season’s club will be remembered for earning a second straight postseason berth, a first for this proud franchise since 1996-97. Yet the route that manager Arnie Beyeler along with his coaches and merry band of interchangeable parts followed in order to play baseball beyond Labor Day is, putting it mildly, unique.

September 2nd

Inaugural PawSox 5K Race/Walk draws large crowd, rave reviews

September 2, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Augusto Rojas and the Pawtucket Red Sox got everything they could ask for and more from their inaugural PawSox 5K Race/Walk at McCoy Stadium.
A sunny morning. A strong turnout. Plenty of positive feedback.
And a fantastic finish for first place.
In a thrilling conclusion that had the fans scattered along the stadium’s lower box seats cheering wildly, Geoff Nelson survived a frantic sprint with Nathan Petesch around the warning track by nipping him at the finish line near the PawSox’s dugout by less than a second.

August 31st

PawSox's Fields impresses with increased velocity

August 31, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Believe it or not, pitchers do gain velocity as the season deepens. In the case of Josh Fields, the spike in the right-hander’s radar gun readings have proven most dramatic – not to mention raise eyebrows.
These days a fixture in Pawtucket’s bullpen, Fields generally sits at 93-95 miles per hour with his fastball occasionally touching 96 mph.

 

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