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January 30th

Tolman hoopsters drop heartbreaker at buzzer

January 30, 2013

CUMBERLAND — It certainly looked as if improved Tolman High, which rolled into Cumberland’s Wellness Center late Wednesday afternoon with five victories in its previous seven tilts, would make it six-of-eight.
The Tigers also seemed destined to eke out a two- or three-point triumph over the Clippers, but head coach Gary Reedy’s crew had other plans.

January 29th

Raiders rounding into playoff form

January 29, 2013

PAWTUCKET — For a ballclub hoping to be one of the deserving 16 teams in the state’s Open Tournament at the end of February, Shea’s been doing its part these days by turning in some excellent basketball.
On Tuesday night, the Raiders put together another splendid outing to sew up their fourth straight victory, this one coming at “The Cage” against neighboring Division II crossover foe Lincoln.
Junior guard Chris Mainville’s contest-high 21 points and nine assists and senior forward Alvin Semedo’s double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds led the way for the Raiders in their 63-48 triumph.

January 28th

Little Keough plays big in Div. III girls' basketball

January 28, 2013

EAST PROVIDENCE – There's a distinct reason why only a few folks in these parts are paying attention to the success of the Bishop Keough High girls' hoop team: They've been programmed not to care.
Even the school itself, located just up Smithfield Avenue from a cemetery, is miniscule in student population, often graduating between nine and 14 seniors every June. People realize the Keough administration and teaching staff is huge on religion and academics; they also realize they view athletics as extracurricular activities that merely bolster students' resumes for higher education.

Tolman juniors explore options to continue careers

January 28, 2013

PROVIDENCE — All Jared Pedro, Kristopher Wallace and Teddy Reall are asking for is a chance to tryout for a neighboring high school hockey program come next season, when the trio will be seniors.

January 27th

E.P. skates past Tolman, takes over second place

January 27, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The last time East Providence High faced Division III rival Tolman, way back on Dec. 21, head coach Kevin Croke's crew held a 3-1 cushion in the final three minutes of regulation.
The Townies, however, allowed two late goals, and had to settle for a 3-3 overtime stalemate with its foe.

January 26th

Allen Webster: From Dodger Blue to Red Sox Nation

January 26, 2013

PAWTUCKET -- Allen Webster remembers the first time he heard his name come up in last August’s blockbuster trade between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers that sent him to New England.
“I was in the clubhouse,” said Webster, who at the time, was playing for the Dodgers’ Double-A team in Chattanooga, Tenn. “I saw my name go across the bottom of the screen on ESPN. (The trade) wasn’t 100 percent, but that’s when I kind of knew.”

January 25th

Red Sox prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. eyes primetime

January 25, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Jackie Bradley Jr. is a 22-year-old center fielder so polished and poised that your first inclination is to check his driver’s license just to verify his age.
Currently touted as one of the top prospects in the Red Sox farm system, he said playing under the spotlight of the College World Series helped him prepare for the attention he’ll soon be receiving as a professional.

January 24th

Beyeler prepares for first season with Red Sox staff

January 24, 2013

PAWTUCKET — As Arnie Beyeler has learned this winter, coaching in the major leagues with a defined role is best not entered into lightly.

K-ROB gets involved in N.E. BMX documentary

January 24, 2013

EAST PROVIDENCE – BMX freestyle is now an amazing entity all its own, with multi-million dollar sponsors, worldwide events, an abundance of television exposure and – for the best – lucrative contracts with corporations trying to sell their products.
It didn't always used to be that way, especially here in New England.
The best way to describe it: Primitive.

January 23rd

East Providence nets 74-64 win over Central

January 23, 2013

EAST PROVIDENCE – After a game of twists and turns galore, head coach Alex Butler wouldn't say he was thrilled after his East Providence High squad had registered a 74-64 Division I-Central victory over gamey Central High on Wednesday night.
He also didn't downplay it.
“The key thing for us is we've been working so hard on our zone defense in practice, we wanted to see it work,” he noted as the triumph pushed the Townies back to .500 overall (7-7), and left them at 5-6 in league play. “We wanted to be in attack mode from the wing to the baseline to the block, and we did that well here.

January 22nd

Beauchemin rescues Lions in win over Hurricanes

January 22, 2013

WARWICK — Lincoln junior Casie Beauchemin must have ice water in her veins. With 2.3 seconds left on the clock, Beauchemin swished two free throws to give the Lions a remarkable 34-33 victory over Warwick Vets on Tuesday afternoon.
Down one point late, the Lions (4-2, Division II-North) were scrambling to make something happen when Beauchemin collided with the Hurricanes’ Casey Bennett. Faced with a 1-and-1, the heroine took her time and found nothing but net on her first attempt to tie the score.

Keough overcomes cold spell to defeat Hope

January 22, 2013

PROVIDENCE — In most of the games it’s played this season, Bishop Keough High starts slowly, suffers from early foul issues, but then surges over the final 10-12 minutes to claim a win.
When facing Hope High in a Division III tilt on Tuesday afternoon, the opposite occurred.
The Koalas went exactly nine minutes and 13 seconds of the second half without scoring a single point, though they had built enough of a cushion to eventually snatch a 33-26 victory over the Blue Wave at its own gymnasium.

January 21st

Being a college basketball captain means a ton of responsibilities

January 21, 2013

WARWICK — On a day that saw this country honor the memory and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and watch as President Obama mapped out his second-term desires, it seemed appropriate to talk leadership.
Specifically, leadership and the set of guidelines college basketball teams employ when selecting captains, along with what this honor means to those bestowed with said responsibility.

Lincoln Lions taking a bite out of Division II hockey field

January 21, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Should we stay or should we go? That was the question facing Lincoln head coach Jim Riel during the offseason when the RIIL was getting ready to realign its teams for the 2012-13 campaign.
Stay in the Division I-Eccleston and the Lions would have been competitive night in and night out against the other five public schools in the division. Drop down to Division II and also face a drop in competition, but the Lions would have been one of the clear favorites in the running for a lower state championship.

January 19th

McGair: Regarding Francona’s book, let’s not spoil everything

January 19, 2013

A little of this, a little of that …

Wake me when it’s Tuesday – the day Terry Francona’s juicy and highly anticipated book is scheduled to hit the shelves.
Not a moment too soon.
Look, I understand the importance of publicizing and spreading the word to the masses that there’s something on the immediate horizon that you may want to check out. The particular PR campaign for Francona’s 368-page opus has me a tad confused, however.

January 18th

Pawtucket's Goucher marks 20th season calling hockey games

January 18, 2013

Dave Goucher has been calling hockey games on the radio for much of his adult life – 20 years to be exact. Naturally, the Pawtucket native and graduate of Tolman High monitored the NHL’s labor saga, but as he expressed when contacted earlier this week, he reached a point where countless impasses between the owners and players became too much to digest.

Saints' 'D' highlights easy victory over Mount

January 18, 2013

WOONSOCKET --- Defense has been the name of the game for St. Raphael this year, and on Thursday night, it was the Saints’ tenacious ‘D’ that helped fetch them their sixth Division II victory against no defeats.
Junior forwards Rybecca Gonzalez and Kelsy Lynch shared contest-high scoring honors with 18 points each and had stellar games defensively to help the Saints create the bulk of Mount St. Charles’ 32 turnovers and pave the way to a 77-36 crossover rout on the Mounties’ court.

January 17th

Red Sox manager to pay a visit to Daniel Bard

January 18, 2013

PROVIDENCE – When it comes to flying the friendly skies, Red Sox manager John Farrell has mapped out a travel schedule that will certainly make the time pass by a little quicker – not mention rack up frequent flyer miles.
Following his appearance at Thursday’s Red Sox-themed “Town Hall Meeting” at La Salle Academy, Farrell will hop on a plane Friday morning and head to Dallas for some face-to-face time with pitcher John Lackey. Farrell then plans to shoot over to Fort Myers on Saturday to see pitchers Felix Doubront and Franklin Morales, both of who have already reported to JetBlue Park.

Cumberland's Crawley named R.I. Gatorade Boys' Cross Country Runner of the Year

January 17, 2013

CHICAGO --- Cumberland High cross country star Trevor Crawley added another accolade to his accomplishments on Thursday with his selection as the 2012-13 Gatorade Rhode Island Boys’ Cross Country Runner of the Year.
The award not only recognizes outstanding athletic excellent, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the race course.

Goldsmith to join Seattle Mariners' radio broadcast team after just one year with PawSox

January 17, 2013

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox are pleased to report that their radio broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith has earned a job in the Major Leagues. The Seattle Mariners announced today that Goldsmith, the lead radio voice for the PawSox in 2012, has been hired to join their radio team for the 2013 season. Aaron will work with veteran Mariners voice Rick Rizzs to broadcast all Seattle games during the upcoming season.

 

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