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Frank Rampone: At 82, he shot 73!

June 12, 2011

PAWTUCKET – “There are at least 10 great things about golf,” Frank Rampone was saying last Thursday while sitting in the shade next to the first tee at Pawtucket Country Club, “and your score is about 10th on the list. Playing and socializing with your friends is right there at the top. And then there is the beauty of the golf course, being able to take a walk outdoors on a beautiful day.”
Rampone, who is 82 years young, recently shot a round of 73 at Pawtucket. A modest man like so many members of his generation, Rampone is a little short on details.

PawSox batting coach Chili Davis talks hitting

June 12, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Concern over Lars Anderson’s sparse home run production isn’t solely limited to fans and beat writers. That’s why PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler purposely went out of his way to defuse any qualms/concerns regarding his first baseman by offering up this statement a few weeks back: “You talk to scouts and what they see in young players is as they get older and learn about their swing a little bit more, they are then able to start turning on balls. Usually there’s more power and production later on down the road.”

Millwood goes five innings in PawSox victory

June 12, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Kevin Millwood has now made three starts with the Pawtucket Red Sox. It’s still uncertain what the veteran pitcher can provide, if anything, to the big-league team.
Take Sunday’s outing against Charlotte, a mixed bag if there ever was one. Millwood was able to make the necessary adjustments to last five innings, retiring the final 12 batters he faced in Pawtucket’s 2-1 win. Getting on a roll was made possible after Millwood started to unleash more and more off-speed pitches, which in turn made his early-game struggles a distant memory.

Clippers finally get the better of Lions

June 9, 2011

PROVIDENCE --- It’s been said time and time again that it’s tough to beat a team three times in a season, and on Wednesday night, Lincoln High realized how difficult a task that is in its Division I losers’ bracket final with longtime nemesis Cumberland High.
After getting swept in their regular-season series with the Lions, the Clippers made sure their third time playing their rivals was indeed the charm.

Upstart Mounties edge Cumberland

June 6, 2011

PROVIDENCE --- Less than a month ago, reaching the winners’ bracket final of the Division I playoffs was the last thing on the minds of Mount St. Charles Academy and head coach Cliff Matthews.
Not only did the Mounties endure a tough stretch that saw them drop five out of seven contests and fall three games below .500, but also did they lose two of their top players, pitcher Olivia Hendricks and third baseman Nicole Silva, for an extended period of time to an injury and an illness.

McGair: Public schools gaining on Private School sports rivals

June 6, 2011

Let’s begin with the one thing public and private schools have in common. Both start with the letter “P.”
After that? Let’s just say the hot-button issue regarding the classification of high school athletics in this state wastes no time in drawing battle lines.

Cumberland's Dionne dazzles at Rhody 5K

June 6, 2011

LINCOLN – During her four years as a distance specialist for Cumberland High, Hilary Dionne made her mark. It's something that she carried over to Dartmouth College, where she excelled at the Division I level.
Three years later, not much has changed.
Back in the fall, the 25-year-old Dionne broke the three-hour barrier in her debut to the marathon distance. On Sunday morning at Twin River, she also demonstrated she still has some speed in her legs, too.

Central tops C.F. for Div. III softball championship

June 5, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Small ball was big trouble for Central Falls High.
Utilizing the bunt to perfection on Sunday afternoon, top-seed and unbeaten Central High captured the Division III state championship with a 13-3 six-inning, mercy-rule verdict over the second-seeded Warriors to complete a sweep of the best-of-3 series. Just a day earlier, the Knights withstood a late rally by C.F. to earn a 10-9 win in the opener at Rhode Island College.
The Warriors were looking for their first state title since copping a slow-pitch crown in 1997.

Local track standouts take titles at state meet

June 5, 2011

PROVIDENCE – Whenever Central Falls junior Steven Vazquez competes in the high jump, he stays mentally focused by just recalling in his mind what he’s done throughout the season.
“Regardless of what my other competitors do,” he said, “I just blank that away and just think about what I did in practice and what I learned so far and use it in play.”
Whenever Shea senior Freddy Gobewole toes the starting line of a sprint event, he incorporates a simple strategy, using a somewhat negative approach to ready himself for battle.

Lions meet their match in Div. II finals

June 4, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Lincoln High’s perfect season came to an end at the hands of … a perfect season.
In Saturday’s clash between two unbeaten teams trying to etch their names into the Rhode Island Interscholastic League history books, it was Tiverton that emerged with an unblemished record — and the Division II state championship.
A late second-half comeback fell short for the Lions, who watched the Tigers celebrate a 12-8 victory at Rhode Island College to cap a 17-0 campaign.

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