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Lima becomes next head football coach at Cumberland

April 14, 2014

CUMBERLAND – The keys to the Clippers’ football program have been handed to a 27-year-old first-time varsity head coach.

The lack of experience when it comes to leading young men, or his age, should not yield shrugs of disbelief. There’s plenty of pigskin knowledge tucked inside the mind of Josh Lima, the choice to replace departed Cumberland mentor Chris Skurka, who in January accepted a coaching position that specifically entails overseeing the linebackers and special teams at Dean College.

Tolman follows upset of Lincoln with 10-0 win over Woonsocket

April 11, 2014

PAWTUCKET -- A bright new era has begun for Tolman High’s fast-pitch softball program. The Tigers, who finished 3-13 in Division I last year, have advanced to contender status this season, thanks to an infusion of freshman players who honed their skills in the Darlington Girls League and on travel teams.

SRA drops baseball duel with Woonsocket, 9-1

April 10, 2014

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PAWTUCKET — Woonsocket play a crisp baseball game befitting the cool April afternoon on Thursday, rolling to a convincing 9-1 victory over St. Raphael Academy at Veterans Park field.
The Villa Novans got six strong innings of three-hit pitching from Miguel Raymond and backed their junior right-hander with a 12-hit offensive splurge that featured two perfect hit-and-run plays.

Tolman ends Lincoln's 44-game winning streak in girls' softball

April 9, 2014

LINCOLN – It’s over.

Lincoln High’s incredible and season-spanning winning streak can officially mentioned in past terms after Tolman staged a 6-2 victory over the two-time defending state champs Thursday afternoon at Saylesville’s Sullivan Field. It officially goes into the record books as a 44-game winning streak for the Lions.

Friars get their point guard in California's Cartwright

April 9, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Scratch off the biggest need on Ed Cooley’s off-season “to-do” list.

Shoring up the point-guard spot for next season as well as future ones has been a top priority for Cooley and the Providence Friars since the moment the 2013-14 campaign came to an end. With the verbal commitment expressed by Compton (Calif.) High School senior Kyron Cartwright, PC now has a second floor general to pair with Kris Dunn, who has missed significant time in each of his first two collegiate seasons.

Webster pitches gem in PawSox's 7-1 win over Chiefs

April 8, 2014

PAWTUCKET — It’s always nice to put on a good show when the brass is in town.

With Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington and Director of Player Development Ben Crockett checking out the action, the Pawtucket Red Sox thumped Syracuse, 7-1, Tuesday night before 2,675 fans. Allen Webster rebounded from a sub-par first start to his season with six shutout innings while Justin Henry and Ryan Lavarnway stoked the offense with back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning.

PawSox's Brentz makes strides defensively in outfield

April 8, 2014

PAWTUCKET — For a different change of pace, Bryce Brentz is garnering more headlines for his nifty glovework than his ability to deposit souvenirs over the fence.

Long known as a power hitter with a strong arm, the PawSox outfielder is doing his best to bring attention to his defense. With two down in the fifth inning of Monday’s game against Syracuse, Brentz robbed Eury Perez of surefire extra bases as he went full extension on a sinking liner in the left-center field gap.

Quick return to PawSox leaves Holt disappointed

April 7, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Brock Holt thought he had it all mapped out. With Will Middlebrooks on Boston’s 15-day disabled list, the versatile infielder anticipated that his role as the designated “fill-in guy” would encompass the next few weeks or so.

Kelly sisters receive RIIL's Most Courageous Award

April 6, 2014

PAWTUCKET – No high schooler wears the badge of courage better than the Kelly twins, former Davies Tech student-athlete Waleska and Tolman High’s Francheska.

It was back in July that Waleska, the elder by a few minutes, suffered a stroke following a summer league basketball game. Through several confusing, worrisome months for the sisters, their family members, friends, teammates and mentors, Waleska now is back on track and enjoying things most of her peers take for granted.

Nelson fires one-hitter in Clippers' win over Titans

April 4, 2014

CUMBERLAND — Juliet Nelson supplied some heat on a chilly 41-degree afternoon.
The Cumberland ace pitcher also brought her ‘A’ game to her team’s home opener on Friday against visiting Toll Gate, as she struck out nine batters and allowed just two batted balls to reach the outfield grass in a masterful one-hit gem and a 2-0 victory that took just 80 minutes to complete.

 

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