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December 4th

PawSox | McGair: Continuity and convenience are keys to potential PawSox purchase

December 4, 2014

PAWTUCKET – This past September, the Houston Astros found themselves scrambling to find a new home for their Triple-A franchise.

December 2nd

Red Sox baseball | Boston's next left fielder can be as good as he wants to be

December 2, 2014

When the Boston Red Sox signed free agent shortstop Hanley Ramirez and then implied in various forums that the career-long infielder would likely be taking over left field duties, it revealed something about the team’s philosophy on flycatchers – that outfielders are made and not born.

December 1st

VIDEO: Tom Brady really wishes they won this one

December 1, 2014

November 30th

High school football | Clippers already looking ahead toward 2015 season

November 30, 2014

CUMBERLAND – The game had been over for nearly 15 minutes, maybe a bit longer, but the Cumberland High gridders remained on the Tucker Field turf posing for pictures for any amateur photographer who asked.

Some danced around with teammates, others issued hugs to parents while a few gathered around the one holding the annual Thanksgiving Day trophy to study the history behind it.

November 28th

Thanksgiving Football | Warriors win thriller over Lions, 28-21

November 28, 2014


LINCOLN – The final game for Ferguson Field’s grass surface proved to be an entertaining affair.
 
A one-yard run by Central Falls quarterback Malik Velazquez provided the deciding points in the Warriors’ come-from-behind 28-21 triumph against Thanksgiving rival Lincoln Friday night. C.F. now leads the holiday series, 3-2. 
 

Thanksgiving Football | St. Raphael closes season with one final dominant performance in 34-0 win

November 28, 2014


PAWTUCKET – In an anti-climactic conclusion to a season of great expectations, St. Raphael Academy blanked Super Bowl-bound Moses Brown 34-0 on Friday morning at Pariseau Field.
 

Thanksgiving Football | Shea and Tolman leave it all on the field in epic duel, Raiders take 49-40 win

November 28, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Shea High and Tolman played a Thanksgiving football game for the ages on Friday evening at Max Read Field. 
 
In a game that meant nothing but pride for both sides, Tolman jumped out to a 19-0 lead in the first quarter and led 33-21 at halftime before the Raiders rallied in the second half to take home a scintillating 49-40 victory over their crosstown rivals.
 

PawSox | Boston Red Sox owners reportedly in talks to purchase PawSox

November 28, 2014

PAWTUCKET – It could be the end of an era for one of the local sports scene’s most beloved franchises, although nothing is official yet.

McGair: Despite playoff ban, Tolman football team leaves a legacy for others to follow

November 28, 2014

 

PAWTUCKET – The sight of a quarterback taking a knee comes at the end of the game when the outcome is no longer in doubt – in football parlance it’s commonly referred to as the genuflect offense.

When Tolman High was dealt a one-year playoff ban by the Interscholastic League Principals’ Committee on Athletics for a brief on-field skirmish in 2013, the 2014 team could have easily found itself taking a season-long kneel down.

November 25th

Thanksgiving Football | Teams without Bowl slots look for defining moment in rivalry matchups

November 25, 2014


CENTRAL FALLS  –  During preseason workouts in August, some high school football coaches already know that their teams – based on numbers, talent, seasons played together, knowledge of their systems, etc. – will earn a playoff berth.
 
In fact, there are a few who figure their clubs, barring massive injuries, will claim a spot in their divisional Super Bowl.
 

November 24th

High school hockey | Lincoln solves 'Riel' coaching issue with familiar face

November 24, 2014

LINCOLN – Newborn Colin Joseph Riel doesn't know it yet, but he will down the road: The same month he came into this world, his grandfather – Lt. Col. Denis Riel of the R.I. National Guard – replaced his dad as the Lincoln High boys' ice hockey head coach.

It's a long story, but the eldest Riel decided to keep the role in the family a few weeks ago, and his sons, Jim and Garrett – not to mention the entire LHS community – couldn't be happier. The Lions will maintain familiarity with their mentors.

High school football | Will Thanksgiving games go off as scheduled?

November 24, 2014

PAWTUCKET – For Shea High grid coach Dino Campopiano and his area brethren, it was business as usual Monday afternoon and evening.

He and his team conducted a practice under the dark, cloudy skies at the Max Read Field athletic complex in preparation of hosting archrival Tolman in a Division II crossover showdown at 7 p.m., Wednesday, despite the fact several meteorologists have forecast miserably wet and/or snowy weather through the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 23rd

Shea High Football | For these Raiders, football is a family affair

November 23, 2014

PAWTUCKET –  As impressionable six- to nine-year-olds, brothers Chris and Yanique Duarte, along with cousin Anthony Almeida, raced down to Max Read Field on game day to watch their family members represent the Shea High School football team.
 
The trio remembers cousin Jermaine Cabagno quarterbacking the Raiders to the 2006 R.I. Division II Super Bowl crown with a 46-8 victory over Chariho at Bryant University.

November 21st

High school football | Raiders blast Oakers to gain berth in Division II Super Bowl

November 21, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Shea High relied on three explosive touchdown plays and a withering defense to breeze into the Division II Super Bowl on Friday night.

The Raiders shrugged off a second-quarter challenge from Coventry en route to a 41-14 triumph. Momodou Mbye and Leandro DeBrito made the big plays for Shea. Mbye scored on runs of 60 and 92 yards while DeBrito ran a short kickoff back 57 yards for a score and also booted two field goals.

Girls basketball | Waleska Kelly will return to the court for Davies Tech

November 21, 2014

LINCOLN – Davies Tech girls' hoop head coach Joe Handy never expected to get the news so quickly, but it was well worth the wait.

“Waleska's back, and I'm so happy for her!” he laughed seconds after walking through the front doors to a favorite coffee shop on Wednesday night.

November 20th

High school football | Raiders hope to maintain stingy ways in Div. II semifinals

November 20, 2014

PAWTUCKET — In these sudden-death Division II playoffs, Shea High has written a life insurance policy funded by its defensive unit, an aggressive group of athletes who follow their assignments on each play and eschew individualistic efforts.


The Raiders were the only team in last weekend’s quarterfinals who held their opponent under 20 points. Unbeaten North Kingstown yielded 49 points in a loss to Coventry. Unbeaten St. Raphael gave up 33 to Johnston in its stunning upset.

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November 20, 2014

November 19th

College basketball | Friars' Dunn working his way back into form

November 19, 2014

PROVIDENCE — Kris Dunn believes he has unburdened himself from the fear of injury in a basketball setting. That’s no small admittance when you consider how much time the Providence College sophomore has missed in each of the last two seasons.

“I don’t think about my shoulder or anything. I don’t have jitters,” Dunn said. “I’m just excited to play once again because it’s been a while. I want to play well for everybody. I’ve just got to let everything come.”

November 18th

Girls' hockey | Game on for Lincoln/Cumberland girls' co-op hockey

November 18, 2014

There will be a Lincoln/Cumberland girls’ hockey team taking the ice for the 2014-15 season.

The news became official Tuesday night during separate special meetings of the Cumberland and Lincoln school committees. Cumberland voted to pay Lincoln the money that it owed from the last two seasons and to move forward with the same cooperative agreement in place for the upcoming campaign.

November 17th

High school sports | Changes coming to R.I. interscholastic baseball scene

November 18, 2014

•PROVIDENCE – The landscape in Rhode Island interscholastic baseball is going to look vastly different over the next two years.

At Monday’s meeting of the R.I. Principals’ Committee on Athletics, the board voted 15-1 in favor of implementing a two-year baseball realignment proposal that would feature 22 teams in Division I and the restoration of a third division for the first time since 2006. Division III would be comprised of 11 teams with local representation including Shea, Central Falls, Burillville and Davies Tech.