WOONSOCKET â Late last week, St. Raphael Academy head coach Tom âSaarâ Sorrentine explained to his senior ace, Nick Cesino, that he would draw the start when the Saints took on host Mount St. Charles on Wednesday morning.
He also told the righthander that the Mounties' infield contained a rather tall mound, and suggested he get to know it better over the weekend.
Cesino followed his mentor's order and threw some pitches from the foreign rubber on Sunday, and it became rather obvious as the innings passed he had become rather familiar with it.
PROVIDENCE â Tolman High head coach Theo Murray wasnât thrilled with the result, but just had to praise his troops for their ability and want to battle back.
Trailing 6-0, the Tigers tallied two runs each in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to knot it, but the Knights scored an unearned run in the back half of the eighth to clinch a wild 7-6 triumph at Joe Williams Field early Tuesday afternoon.
Dave Constantino has been competing in marathons for a decade, and when it came down to recalling the hottest ones he has run, the Cumberland resident didnât hesitate to bring up the 26.2-mile adventure he encountered on Monday at the Boston Marathon.
âThat was probably the hottest marathon I have ever done out of the 10 years I have been competing,â Constantino said on Tuesday morning while he was ârecuperatingâ at Scarborough Beach. âThat was unbelievable. It was a tough one. It was a tough one for everybody.â
BOSTON â Hilary Dionne, a former cross-country and track & field standout from Cumberland High School, finished 15th among women at the Boston Marathon Monday, crossing the finish line in 2:51.56. Her time was third-best among American winners. Dionne, who now works in Boston, graduated from Cumberland in 2003.
The 26-year-old Dionne averaged six minutes, 19 seconds during the first 6.2 miles of the race before shaving off five seconds over the next three-plus miles of the grueling 26.2-mile test of endurance and stamina. She ended up placing 256th overall and 11th in her age group (18-39).
PAWTUCKET â Minutes after Cumberland Highâs respectable but not outstanding 5-3 triumph over St. Raphael Academy on Monday afternoon, Clippersâ skipper Paul Murphy reacted to the pure facts â that the last four hitters in his lineup had assembled a collective 4-for-11 outing, good for a .364 average, four RBI and a run scored.
Seeking clarification as to which New York Yankeesâ minor-league port of call Tim Norton would dock at this season, we revved up the search feature on MiLB.comâs home page, fingers crossed that a simple mouse click would yield the desired answer.
Instead, we were left with more questions with a side order of curiosity.
LINCOLN â This was an unlucky Friday the 13th in more ways than one.
Only one of the half dozen local fighters on Classic Entertainment & Sportsâ âNever Surrenderâ card at the Twin River Event Center -- Keith Jeffrey from Tri-Force MMA in Pawtucket -- was able to produce a victory in a show that saw seven of the nightâs 10 fights won by Massachusetts fighters.
Maria Chevalier loves to run. Sheâs been doing it for nearly two-thirds of her life, starting with her years as a cross country and track standout in the early â90s at Clear Creek High School in Idaho Springs, Col., and sheâs taken part in everything from a simple 5K to a grueling 50-mile trail run.
But when it comes to the one race she enjoys running the most, the nine-year Cumberland resident wonât hesitate to give you an answer.
LINCOLN â When fans last saw Todd Chattelle at the Twin River Event Center, it was last Nov. 18 and the Pawtucket native was being triumphantly carried from the octagon to the locker rooms on the shoulders of a few of his friends.
Chattelle has just recorded the biggest triumph of his 5Âœ-year career with his first-ever submission on an unexpected guillotine chokeout of Brett Oteri of Dedham, Mass. 3:18 into their fight for the inaugural CES Mixed Martial Arts middleweight championship.