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September 12th

High school football season begins this weekend

September 12, 2013

Sports writers
Woonsocket High head coach Carnell Henderson believes it, and so does Shea mentor Dino Campopiano.
Both understand that those teams that make up the state’s Division I is still superior in talent, but that the league in which they compete is the toughest from top to bottom.
Really, who can argue? This season, the Villa Novans will face in their II-A bracket the likes of Coventry, Chariho, Johnston and Mount Hope, while Campopiano’s Raiders will have the task of battling defending league champion Cumberland, St. Raphael, North Kingstown, Central and Rogers in II-B.

In R.I., hardship cases, landing waivers can be tough

September 12, 2013

WOONSOCKET — “I’m doing this for the betterment of these two kids,” declares George Nasuti.

It is the intent of the longtime Woonsocket High athletic director to exhaust all options in the hopes of obtaining a hardship waiver for two currently enrolled student-athletes. Due to their circumstances, these Villa Novans – for identity purposes, they are referred to as a boys’ soccer player and a baseball player – do not meet the Rhode Island Interscholastic League’s basic eligibility principles.

September 11th

Durham's 2-1 win evens I.L. title series with PawSox

September 11, 2013

DURHAM, N.C. — The Durham Bulls capitalized on two mistakes by the Pawtucket Red Sox to post a 2-1 win over them in Game 2 of the Governors’ Cup championship series at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
That win knots the best-of-five series at a game apiece as it shifts back to McCoy Stadium on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. Game 4 is Saturday at 6:05 p.m., and if a Game 5 is needed, it will be held on Sunday at 1:05 p.m.

September 10th

Tolman comes back to spike North Smithfield, 3-1

September 10, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Tolman High had just dropped the first game of an important, early-season, Division II-North clash against North Smithfield when head coach Roger Tow huddled his girls for a talk.
It consisted of several statements, the lowlights being the Tigers’ committing too many unforced errors, missing serves, not playing their positions and a failure to communicate.
“They listened; they’re a very coachable group,” Tow said.

Lincoln booters grab 1-0 victory from Moses Brown

September 10, 2013

Contributing writer
PROVIDENCE — The margin for error in Divi-sion II looks pretty slim so far this season.
Lincoln High, which lost in the D-II playoff semifinals last year, edged Moses Brown by a 1-0 margin on Tuesday afternoon in a contest that featured a total of two shots on goal, one for each side.

September 9th

PawSox aren’t immune to callups, even with Governors’ Cup at stake

September 9, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Just because the Pawtucket Red Sox are three wins away from clinching yet another Governors’ Cup championship, it doesn’t mean the roster is untouchable.

Even amidst playoff competition, the Triple-A outfit remains at the beck and call of the parent club. The regular-season practice of providing reinforcements on a need basis does not get a reprieve just because of what teams like the PawSox have lined up over the next several days.

Clippers win field hockey opener with Purple

September 9, 2013

CUMBERLAND — With exactly 13:24 left in regulation, Cumberland High head coach Stefanie Capone-Bello called a timeout to express her dismay at her troops failing to heed her halftime advice.
“Girls, we just talked about this!” she stated to the huddle around her. “We need to improve, or we’re not getting anyway. You’re still swinging at the ball instead of passing it. Now let’s do a better job!”

September 8th

PawSox beat Wings, will play for Governors' Cup

September 8, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Even though he was the winning pitcher in the decisive game, Charlie Haeger wished to have the spotlight redirected elsewhere.

“The real hero you guys should be talking to is standing over there,” said Haeger while pointing in the direction of Chris Martin’s locker.

September 6th

PawSox arms are in good hands with Vazquez

September 6, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Hear Matt Barnes talk about recently-arrived catcher Christian Vazquez and it’s clear that whoever takes the mound on a given day is in good hands.

Wright dazzles Wings in 5-1 win

September 6, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Steven Wright returned to McCoy Stadium on Thursday afternoon. His Pawtucket Red Sox teammates didn’t get back from Rochester until 5:30 on Friday morning.

The move to make sure that Pawtucket’s Game 3 starter was well rested paid off handsomely. Wright’s knuckleball baffled the Rochester hitters to the tune of 6.1 scoreless innings as the PawSox downed the Red Wings, 5-1, before 4,681 enthusiastic and supportive fans Friday night at McCoy Stadium.

September 5th

Area football followers get first glimpse at squads

September 6, 2013

LINCOLN – Fans flocked to Lincoln High's Ferguson Field on Thursday afternoon/evening to catch a glimpse of what their varsity grid teams may offer this season in the Rhode Island Interscholastic League's four divisions.

Perhaps the most tense tilt for the crowds attending this R.I. Injury Fund quadruple-header came in the form of Shea's 7-0 victory over Woonsocket, that a battle of usual Division II mainstays. The most entertaining contest, however, was the third, a free-for-all between D-I's East Providence and D-II's St. Raphael Academy.

September 4th

Shea kicks off season with 2-1 win over Masters

September 4, 2013

PAWTUCKET — After her squad had sealed a satisfying 2-1 victory over Masters Regional Academy of Smithfield, Shea High head coach Danielle Bishop spent perhaps 10 minutes with her girls addressing their collective strengths and weaknesses.
Conditioning certainly wasn't an issue in the Raiders' Division 3-B opener at Max Read Field on Wednesday afternoon. Now she's hoping the collective mind-set for a long season will follow suit.

September 3rd

McGair: A little tweaking to International League's playoff format would go a long way

September 3, 2013

The Pawtucket Red Sox – correction, the 2013 Eastern Division champion Pawtucket Red Sox – will begin the Governors’ Cup playoffs Wednesday night on the road against wild-card entry Rochester.

Just let that marinate for a second.

The PawSox captured the division flag with the Red Wings ending up 3.5 games off the pace. To borrow from A Few Good Men, “These are the facts of the case. And they are undisputed.”

To that end, why pray tell is this best-of-five first-round series starting at Frontier Field as opposed to McCoy Stadium?

Good question, and below is the actual answer.

September 2nd

PYSA introduces program for disabled children

September 2, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Back in February, Pawtucket Youth Soccer Association President Fatima Daly attended, as always, a Soccer Rhode Island meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick.

This one in particular sparked her interest more than any other. The reason: One of the subjects was educating developmentally or physically disabled children about the game so many others had been enjoying.

Red Sox coach waited for just the right moment before approaching PawSox OF Bradley

September 2, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Tommy Harper always seems to enjoy his visits to McCoy Stadium. Granted, his capacity as Red Sox minor-league consultant explains why he comes around, yet watch this proud 72-year-old during batting practice and it’s apparent that he still has an appetite for the game.

September 1st

Ethiopian runners rule second annual PawSox 5K

September 1, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Megan Jaswell was a little disappointed she was unable to defend her women’s title at Saturday’s PawSox 5K, but that didn’t wipe the winning smile off her face after completing the second annual race at McCoy Stadium.
“Every race is completely different, and you can never expect to do as well as you did in the last one,” said Jaswell. “But this is a fun race, and it’s nice to come out and support something good like this.”

 

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