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SRA's basketball playoff fate hanging by a thread after loss to Hendricken at the buzzer

February 4, 2013

PAWTUCKET – St. Raphael was confronted with a harsh reality following Saturday’s 55-52 buzzer-beating loss to Bishop Hendricken.
Not only do the Saints have to win out, but they also find themselves in the uncomfortable position of having to rely on other teams in hopes of cracking the Division I tournament. Bids are extended to the top 10 finishers. At the moment, SRA’s 5-10 mark is good for 11th best, meaning hope was not completely lost when Hendricken’s Kazre Cummings came down and nailed a 3-pointer on the left wing as time expired.

Tolman hoopsters drop heartbreaker at buzzer

January 31, 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.

Raiders rounding into playoff form

January 30, 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.

Little Keough plays big in Div. III girls' basketball

January 29, 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 29, 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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

 

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