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LONG COURTSHIP: Time, language, distance couldn't separate Paula Cadavid from her sport

October 14, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Six years, and just shy of three thousand miles separated Paula Cadavid from her sport.

To be reunited, it took a passion that wouldn’t fade and the devotion of a handful of sympathetic coaches. Her story is a reminder that sometimes, the well-worn phrase “love of the game” actually means what it says.

Tolman High Football | Tigers take down defending D-II champs West Warwick, 15-13

October 12, 2014


WEST WARWICK — Tolman ended West Warwick’s 13-month unbeaten at Maznicki Field thanks to two long runs, some solid defense and an unplanned two-point conversion.
 
The Tigers and Wizards were knotted at 13 following a seven-yard touchdown run from junior Jacob Vargulish with 5 minutes, 47 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The Tigers lined up for the extra point, but the snap was poor and Vargulish had to improvise.

St. Raphael Football | Saints stay unbeaten with 35-7 thrashing of Mt. Hope

October 11, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Unbeaten St. Raphael Academy turned a solid Mount Hope team every which way but loose during a 35-7 romp over the Huskies on Friday night at Pariseau Field.

Shea High Football | Central Falls High Football | North Smithfield High Football

October 11, 2014


Raiders start strong before holding on to top Vikings

PAWTUCKET -- Shea jumped out to a 10-0 lead after one quarter before holding on to defeat Division II-A rival Rogers, 23-21, Friday night at Max Read Field.

Anthony Almeida scored on a 12-yard run midway through the fourth quarter to provide the Raiders with the deciding. Yanique Duarte caught a 45-yard touchdown for Shea and also ran for a 3-yard score. Shea, which led 17-14 at halftime, improves to 2-1 in league play.

Shea High Soccer | Tolman High soccer | Raiders topple Tigers despite injury scare

October 8, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Virtually every athletics confrontation between archrivals Tolman and Shea is gritty, even chippy. And while “American rules” football may be where the rivalry burns hottest, the other foot ball isn’t far behind.

Kipper in line to be next PawSox pitching coach?

October 5, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Now that Rich Sauveur will absolutely not be back with the PawSox in 2015, the search is on for the team’s next pitching coach.

The Red Sox haven’t had to worry about that position since the 2007 offseason (to jog your memory, think back to the heyday of Abe Alvarez) – Sauveur has overseen the pitching staff that long. While the logs to stoke the hot-stove season haven’t even been chopped yet, the early rumblings are that Sauveur’s replacement could come from within the organization.

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

October 3, 2014


Lincoln stamps out Hope, 20-0

LINCOLN – Granted, it wasn't the cleanest game in interscholastic history, but Lincoln coach Dave Waycott and Co. could walk to the locker room up the hill with a bit of enthusiasm – Lincoln's defense came up with a monumental collective effort while sophomore signal caller Matt Oakley pitched a pair of TD tosses in a 20-0 rout.
 

STAMPEDE: Burrillville bashes Central Falls, 41-14

October 3, 2014


CENTRAL FALLS – Burrillville is making an early-season statement in Division IV. The message is loud and clear: Look out for the Broncos!
 

Red Sox minor-league coach Andy Fox recalls Derek Jeter's rise to stardom

September 28, 2014

Long before the multiple championships, the myriad of individual achievements and a celebrity crossover status that he so desperately tried to conceal, Derek Jeter kept “a razor-thin focus on things” according to Andy Fox, presently the Red Sox minor-league fielding coordinator and a former teammate of Jeter.

“For someone who was 18 at the time, he continually went about his business and it was impressive to see at that age,” Fox said.  “Who knows how it was going to end up, but he had the determination to get better.”

Calabro clobbers Townies in 28-0 Cumberland win, Oakley leaves Pilgrim in the dust in 31-0 Lions rout

September 26, 2014


CUMBERLAND  –  Senior signal caller Tyler Calabro accounted for 22 points by his lonesome as the Clippers steamrolled East Providence, 28-0, before a large, thrilled gathering at Tucker Field.