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First-year volleyball Saints having fun while learning game

May 1, 2012

PAWTUCKET — With the St. Raphael Academy boys' volleyball team trailing 17-10 in the third, and what proved to be the final, game Tuesday night, head coach April Oberhelman called a timeout to discuss strategy.
After she finished her soliloquy, junior Steve Carvalho and senior Connor Harrington began stomping to their own version of Queen's “We Will Rock You.”
Stomp, stomp, clap! Stomp, stomp, clap!
Team statistician Pauline Tougas, whose son, senior John Tougas, co-captains the squad with junior Brandon Dasilveira, turned around, laughing.

Red Sox Notes: D-Day looms for Boston, Cook; Ex-Oakland talks about Andrew Bailey; Ex-PawSox hitting coach fitting in with A's

May 1, 2012

BOSTON – For Aaron Cook and the Red Sox, D-Day – as in Decision Day – is at hand.
With Tuesday marking May 1, the day in which Cook’s minor-league opt-out clause officially takes effect, Boston must decide whether to promote the veteran pitcher and place him on the active roster or risk losing him to free agency. Reached Monday night, Joe Bick, the agent for Cook, spelled out a step-by-step process that included all involved parties.

Ex-PawSox Reddick finds opportunity with A's

April 30, 2012

BOSTON – The sight of Josh Reddick sporting a green and gold Oakland A’s uniform inside Fenway Park Monday night only further augments the idea that not every drafted-and-developed Red Sox type has a seat waiting for him at the parent club’s table.

Davies softball team tops Keough, improves to 9-0

April 30, 2012

LINCOLN -- Davies Tech head coach Scott Cooper and assistant Joe Handy have spent a lot of time working on their squad’s base-running skills over the past month or so, and it showed – and then some – on Monday afternoon.
The Patriots turned singles into doubles or more, robbed four bases and registered three runs on wild pitches to snag a 10-0 “mercy rule” victory over Bishop Keough at the Davies’ diamond.

McGair: Time to put the brakes on college hoop players transferring

April 29, 2012

The checklist of what to keep tabs on during college basketball’s offseason used to be simple and straightforward. You would look at the pool of underclassmen declaring to take their game to the next level by applying for the NBA Draft, which in turn sparks debate as to whether the decision made is foolhardy or correct.

Larson’s hit enables Tigers to remain perfect

April 29, 2012

WEST WARWICK — Tolman High passed its latest test with flying colors.
After West Warwick had rallied for three runs in the last of the sixth inning to knot Saturday’s Division II crossover contest at 5-all, Tolman responded by pushing across the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh in an eventual 6-5 Tiger victory. Tolman improves to 8-0 in II-Central while W.W. falls to 4-2 in II-Central.

Lincoln blasts E.P., improves to 7-0 in softball

April 27, 2012

EAST PROVIDENCE -- Immediately after the loss, and the post-game handshakes, head coach Rob Traverse followed his East Providence High squadron out to right field and spent at least 10 minutes talking with them.
Once finished, he not only described how he felt about his Townies’ suffering a 10-0 Division I crossover defeat to still-unbeaten Lincoln High at Pierce Field on blustery Friday afternoon, but also gave his take on Lindsay Mayer, the Lions’ premier junior righthander.

SRA staying positive despite latest loss

April 26, 2012

PAWTUCKET — St. Raphael Academy had just committed seven sloppy errors en route to a 6-2 loss to North Kingstown High at Vets Park on drizzly Thursday, but veteran mentor Tom Sorrentine remained remarkably upbeat afterward.
“Defensively, we just didn't make the plays, but – honestly – I think we're getting better as a team,” he confessed. “Yeah, we made a lot of errors, but we're improving. I think we're getting better as we move along in the season.

Lions fall to Titans in eight innings

April 26, 2012

LINCOLN — Euphoria quickly gave way to frustration Thursday afternoon at rainy Chet Nichols Field.
Lincoln, which rallied for three runs in the home portion of the seventh inning to tie the game at 3-3 against visiting Toll Gate, watched as the Titans pushed across an unearned run in the top of the eighth to secure a 4-3 verdict.

May 1 is fast approaching for PawSox's Cook

April 25, 2012

PAWTUCKET – If recent history is any sort of indication regarding the Red Sox’s handling of minor league players with opt-out clauses written into their contracts, then expect pitcher Aaron Cook to head up to Boston next week.

 

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