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February 10th, 2015

High School Sports | Interscholastic league schedules are swirling as snow keeps falling

February 11, 2015


In response to the seemingly never-ending heavy amounts of snowfall, Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials huddled up with high school basketball coaches last week and opted to extend the regular season by two days. 
 
Good thinking, as Monday’s snowstorm brought with it a slew of postponed games and more headaches as far as rescheduling.
 

Central Falls athletics | NORTHERN EXPOSURE: Montgomery signs deal with CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers

February 10, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS – At long last, Kashif Montgomery’s chance to play professional football has arrived.
 

February 7th

Pawtucket Red Sox | PawSox seeding McCoy with a new crop of arms

February 8, 2015


PAWTUCKET – In an ideal world, the Triple-A starting rotation is a cross between veterans and youngsters whose ceiling has yet to be officially defined.
 

February 6th

PawSox | Pawtucket Red Sox host annual 'Hot Stove Party' today at McCoy

February 7, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Pictured from left, pitcher Keith Couch, manager Kevin Boles, director of player development Ben Crockett, assistant director of player development Brian Abraham, hitting coach Rich Gedman and pitcher Robby Scott, pose for a photo with the Governors’ Cup on Friday at the media portion of the PawSox' annual Hot Stove event.

The team brought the cup home to McCoy last year as champions of the International League, for the second time in three years.

February 5th

Tolman Girls' Basketball | Tigers let lead slip away in 40-38 loss to Mounties

February 6, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles mentor Ray Leveille couldn’t have more blunt after his club stole a thrilling yet nail-biting, come-from-behind 40-38 triumph over Tolman High on Thursday night.

“We didn’t deserve to win that game,” he explained after his Mounties improved to 14-3 overall and 11-2 in Division III-North. “We missed too many free throws, we had too many turnovers; Tolman is a difficult matchup for us because of its size. It has a daunting front line, and that forces you to take outside jumpers.

Pawtucket Red Sox | Gedman’s passion, experience should pave the way for smooth transition as hitting coach

February 6, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Talk to Rich Gedman and it’s clear that the PawSox have a new, passionate hitting coach who is invested in the game.

Bromley: Super Bowl champion Patriots turn philosophy into action

February 5, 2015

Tom Brady is the best ever. Bill Belichick is the best ever. Super Bowl XLIX was the best (and most-watched) ever. New England sports fans are the most blessed in the nation. Let’s get those declarations out of the way.

Legacies aside, though, the Patriots’ history-making championship season was also a triumph for some the oldest of old-school virtues.

Patience. Preparedness. Professionalism.

February 4th

Tolman Boys' Basketball | Tigers use total team effort to notch win as Steve Otis hits milestone

February 5, 2015


PAWTUCKET – With all eyes in the gym focused on Tolman’s Steve Otis, the Tigers used their secret weapon – team balance – to good measure in a 70-58 triumph over Rogers High on Wednesday night.
 

February 3rd

McGair: Patriots got last word with critics, once and for all

February 4, 2015


The next time a professional athlete emphatically states that he/she turns down the volume whenever the media dials up the criticism, do yourself a favor and cue up Julian Edelman’s post-Super Bowl XLIX press conference.
 
Edelman seized the moment and reminded the world that ESPN football analyst Trent Dilfer had written off New England following its Week 4 blowout loss at Kansas City. 
 

February 2nd

Championship Sunday: Retrace New England's Thrilling Victory

February 2, 2015

Pro Football Recap
Championship Sunday
2/1 University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
New England 28
Seattle 24

January 30th

Football | Super Bowl stirs up excitement, nostalgia for Shea, Burrillville High football coaches

January 31, 2015


BURRILLVILLE  –  Super Bowl Sunday is the pinnacle of the sporting world, and attaining a berth in the NFL’s premier event is the stuff of dreams for every coaching staff and team when they begin each year, and the prize which they pursue through innumerable ups and downs.
 

Shea Boys' Basketball | Raiders hang tough before falling to unbeaten Narragansett

January 31, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Narragansett High has reached the point where it can expect every team’s best effort, and Shea certainly provided plenty of hard-fought ammunition Friday night as the Raiders sought to hand the Mariners their first Division II loss.
 

Tolman Girls' Basketball | Tigers shock Davies Tech after epic second-half comeback, 50-49

January 30, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Down 14 points at halftime on their home court Friday night, Tolman High staged an epic second-half comeback to shock Davies Tech on a last-minute shot by freshman guard Ally Larson, 50-49.
 
The Tigers had trailed 36-22 at intermission before rallying almost all the way back. But with about 10 seconds left the Patriots had the ball and a chance to seal the game, when Tolman point guard Destiny Moore came up with a steal, and hit Larson with an outlet pass to set up the game-winner.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Super Bowl Facts That Will Change The Way You Watch

January 30, 2015

Prop Bets Guide To the Big Game

January 30, 2015

For the biggest game in all of football, you can bet on just about anything. What we have done here is selected some of our favorite things to bet on and give bold predictions. If you want some free money, read on!
SPECIAL (NE vs SEA) - How long will it take Idina Menzel to sign the US National Anthem?
Over/Under 2 minutes 1 second
• OVER- She has done the National Anthem on multiple occasions. In her earlier appearance she was under more later over. Her fame is at an all-time high thanks to Frozen. She will really bring it in a drawn out way.

January 29th

St. Raphael Girls Basketball | New arrival Gagan helps Saints wallop Lions, 63-26

January 30, 2015


PAWTUCKET – To have a transfer as talented as Kasey Gagan fall right into a team’s lap … it’s as if the basketball gods were smiling down on St. Raphael head coach Fred Saunders.
 

January 28th

Tolman boys' basketball | Steve Otis on the verge of joining 1,000-point club

January 29, 2015

PAWTUCKET – With snow days and school cancellations behind us for the most part, interscholastic boys and girls basketball teams can resume their quest of padding the playoff résumé.

One area squad that is on firm footing heading into February is the Tolman boys’ hoopsters. Head coach Mike Kayata has enjoyed a fabulous campaign to date, winning eight of nine Division II contests. In the season-long PowerPoint standings that will determine the 16 berths in the Open State Tournament, the Tigers occupy the seventh position with 6.4 points. 

January 26th

Providence College basketball | AWAITING A SIGN FROM THE HEAVENS: Location, timing of PC-DePaul game depends on weather

January 26, 2015

PROVIDENCE – This much is known: Providence College will not be hosting DePaul in a key Big East Conference men’s basketball matchup Tuesday night.

Whether the rescheduled game takes place Thursday, which PC officials have announced as a tentative date ... your guess is as good as athletic director Bob Driscoll’s

“We have plans, but they could change depending on the weather conditions and their ability to get a charter flight,” said Driscoll. “The weather the way it is, it could be hard to get a plane.”

January 25th

Pawtucket Red Sox baseball | Governors' Cup champion PawSox stage reunion at Foxwoods

January 26, 2015

A PawSox reunion that also included an appearance by Paws the mascot helped highlight the first-ever Red Sox-sponsored ‘Baseball Winter Weekend’ that took place at Foxwoods Resort Casino. In the photo, members of the 2014 Pawtucket Red Sox that made the trek to Connecticut include, left to right, Garin Cecchini, Anthony Ranaudo, Brandon Workman, Rusney Castillo and Bryce Brentz

January 23rd

Tolman Boys' Basketball | Tigers rack up another win by outdueling Juanita Sanchez, 74-61

January 24, 2015


PAWTUCKET – It looked like a shootout at the O.K. Corral during the first half of Friday night’s Division II showdown between Tolman and Juanita Sanchez. The two top gunslingers in the division led the way. Miguel Prieto came in averaging 24 points per game for the Cavaliers while Tolman’s Steve Otis brought along his 21-point per game average.

Prieto nailed a long three-pointer early in the game and stared down Otis heading back up-court.