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Tolman's Pedro, Reall, Wallace savor senior seasons as members of co-op hockey team with Scituate

December 26, 2013

Let’s cut to the chase: Spartan blue and white looks awfully strange on Jared Pedro, Teddy Reall, and Kris Wallace.
And it should, because after all, the three Tolman High senior forwards were mainstays on their school’s hockey team for the past three seasons, helping the Tigers total 31 regular-season wins during that time and reach the Division III finals last March.
But when eight of the 13 members from that team graduated, and for the third straight year, no underclassmen came out for the team, the program quietly folded.

Sister act: Davies' Kelly continues road back from stroke, thanks to help from twin sibling

December 24, 2013

Waleska Kelly is feeling rather guilty these days.

Her identical twin sister, Francheska, keeps trying to tell her not to say such things, that everything she does stems from her love for Waleska and their tight-knit family residing at Pawtucket's Prospect Heights. That still doesn't make her self-imposed culpability wane.

Clippers even hoop record, keep Toll Gate winless

December 23, 2013

CUMBERLAND — It wasn’t even close to being an attractive contest, not with a combined 28 turnovers and 27 personal fouls.
Still, head coach Gary Reedy refused to complain after his Cumberland High boys registered what he called a satisfying 53-40 non-league triumph over Toll Gate at The Wellness Center on Monday night.

Friars plan to take advantage of semester break from classes; PC freshmen suspended for season

December 23, 2013

PROVIDENCE – During the winter semester break, the assumption is that LaDontae Henton and the rest of the Providence College basketball players are going to have a lot of downtime. After all, exams are done and classes don’t resume on the Smith Hill campus until Jan. 21.

Yet as Ed Cooley gladly points out, the Friars will not be on autopilot.

A welcomed addition: Joppie, Brentz give stamp of approval to new PawSox manager Boles

December 20, 2013

To enlighten the masses regarding the kind of manager and person the Pawtucket Red Sox are getting in Kevin Boles, we engaged in a background check that conjured all sorts of positive vibrations.

In essence, this is a “getting-to-know-you-better” exercise, an opportunity to view through the lens of those who know and understand Boles best and have more insight into his roots than any introductory press conference ever could.

PawSox extend coaching staff, bring Crabbe aboard

December 20, 2013

PAWTUCKET — At a time when a host of Boston’s top prospects are stationed in Double-A and Triple-A, the organization arrived at the decision to provide the PawSox coaching staff with an additional voice.

To be clear, Kevin Boles is Pawtucket’s new manager while fellow Triple-A newcomer Bruce Crabbe is classified as coach, not bench coach. The pair will be joined in the trenches by pitching coach Rich Sauveur and hitting coach Dave Joppie, two holdovers from Gary DiSarcina’s staff who will be returning to McCoy Stadium in 2014.

Tolman wrestlers floor Central Falls, Hope

December 20, 2013

Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET – Despite competing without several of its better wrestlers, Tolman High showed it could be a contender in Division II this season with an impressive 45-33 victory over a solid Hope team on Thursday evening.
Tolman and Hope both picked up easy wins over shorthanded Central Falls, which fielded only four wrestlers during a 75-6 loss to Tolman and three in an 84-0 burial by Hope.

Lincoln squads sweep Mount in Div. II swim opener

December 18, 2013

WOONSOCKET — The numbers game was truly unkind to the Lincoln boys’ swim team in its one-win campaign from a winter ago, and that was clearly evident in the final weeks of the season, when the Lions were forced to go into meets with just six swimmers at their disposal.
But this season, the numbers are high for the Lions, and so are their expectations at returning to their winning ways.

PC hoopsters hold on for 76-74 victory over Yale

December 17, 2013

PROVIDENCE — You know that the Providence Friars are involved in a tight, white-knuckle affair when Ed Cooley emphatically removes his sport jacket and flings it in the general direction of the bench.

When it was all over and PC had secured a hard-fought 76-74 win over upset-minded Yale on Tuesday night before 3,281 patrons, Cooley immediately honed in on his team’s porous defense, one that came oh-so-close to allowing the Bulldogs to waltz out of the Dunkin’ Donuts Center with an eyebrow-raising victory.

Even without Dunn, Friars confident that they'll remain on point

December 16, 2013

PROVIDENCE – Now that the sobering news regarding Kris Dunn’s unavailability for the season’s duration has sunk in, the question becomes just how exactly Providence College plans to cope for the long haul.

If there’s a way to somehow cushion the loss of the only tried-and-true point guard at Ed Cooley’s disposal, it’s that the Friars have been down this road before. Spread over four games, Dunn logged 106 painful minutes. PC registered 405 minutes in the 10 games leading up to the exam break, the bulk of those minutes featuring Bryce Cotton as the on-floor maestro.

 

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