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Gary DiSarcina to become PawSox' manager

December 11, 2012

PAWTUCKET – The next manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox is a familiar face to New England baseball fans.
A baseball source confirmed Tuesday that former big-league infielder Gary DiSarcina will be formally introduced as the PawSox’ skipper at a press conference scheduled for Friday at McCoy Stadium. The 45-year-old DiSarcina replaces Arnie Beyeler, who was named Boston’s first-base coach last month.

For Lavarnway, 'staying mentally strong is huge'

December 9, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Professional catchers are part of a select fraternity and understand the physical grind which stems from crouching for nine innings a night multiplied by six or seventh months. Compound that with the never-ending pursuit of processing and distributing data regarding his team’s pitching staff, it’s easy to see that these men play the sport’s most demanding position.

Correa helps Saints win Dennis Lynch Tournament

December 9, 2012

PAWTUCKET — One doesn’t have very far to look while tracking the barometer of pending success for this year’s St. Raphael Academy hoop squad.
Charles Correa is going to get his points by the bushel, the SRA senior demonstrating just that Saturday night in the finals of the 27th annual Dennis M Lynch Jr. Memorial Basketball Tournament.

Friars pull away from Rams, 72-57

December 7, 2012

PROVIDENCE - The game changed on an alley-oop.
Rhode Island freshman Jordan Hare rose above the Providence College defense to emphatically finish a perfectly executed play with 15 minutes, 22 seconds left in the second half to cut the Friars' lead to five.
As it turned out, the alley-oop was the best thing that happen to PC because Friar coach Ed Cooley opted to eschew his zone defense against the athletic Rams and play man-to-man. Over the next 8 minutes, 21 seconds the Rams didn't make a basket, went 0-for-8 from the field and committed six turnovers in a 72-57 defeat.

Friars' Cotton plays helping hand

December 7, 2012

PROVIDENCE – In the end, Bryce Cotton suited up for the Providence Friars. The real surprise came in the role he played Thursday night against intrastate rival Rhode Island.

URI's Hurley opens up about Friars' Johnson

December 7, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Dan Hurley spent time under the same roof as one of his former high school players Thursday night. In his private moments, the URI head coach was probably thrilled that Sidiki Johnson was sitting on Providence’s bench wearing a sharp black suit rather than basketball attire.

Dan Hurley to get up close with PC-URI rivalry

December 5, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Whenever a new face enters into the Providence College vs. URI discussion, it seems appropriate to inquire as to whether said participant understands the hubbub surrounding this annual intrastate hoops encounter.

Boys' basketball preview: SRA's Correa has a target on his back heading into senior year

December 5, 2012

On the hardwood, Charles Correa is a two-time, first-team All-State selection.
Should the St. Raphael Academy senior repeat the honor this season, he would become just the second three-time recipient in program history (1990s standout Robert Griffin owns the distinction as the Saint to earn three consecutive “top five players in the state” laurels).

Girls' basketball preview: Plenty of local flavor in Division II

December 5, 2012

To undertake a rebuilding job, one must have a firm understanding that change does not take place over night. The challenge of planting the seeds of encouragement and belief that things will get better with time is the main subplot at Woonsocket High, where a new head coach inherits practically a new team.

Boys' hockey preview: Keep an eye on Tolman, Cumberland, Lincoln

December 4, 2012

The Rhode Island interscholastic hockey season is right around the corner, and Blackstone Valley coaches are excited about moving from pre-season training to playing actual games.
As always, Mount St. Charles, La Salle and Hendricken are early favorites to fight for the Division I/Cimini title, while defending D-I/Eccleston champion Burrillville is hell-bent on defending its crown.

 

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