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Woonsocket girls edge Saints, 56-53

January 15, 2011

PAWTUCKET – George Coderre is well aware of all the gimmicks and schemes opposing teams have deployed this season in pursuit of slowing down Diandra DaRosa, St. Raphael’s top ballhawk.

Hendricken dunks Cumberland swimmers

January 15, 2011

CUMBERLAND --– For the past four decades, the face of Cumberland High swimming has been Bruce Calvert. During his long tenure as the Clippers’ head coach, he produced an abundance of all-state athletes and a combined 13 state crowns (boy and girls).
Calvert no longer patrols the CHS pool, retiring from his longtime post in November only a few months after doing the same as the school’s aquatic director.

PawSox unveil new manager Arnie Beyeler

January 15, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Arnie Beyeler was sitting at the head of a table in a conference room at snow-covered McCoy Stadium on Friday afternoon, performing his first official act as manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox.

In Div. II basketball, parity is prevalent

January 14, 2011

By early next week, basketball teams statewide will have reached the midway point of their league seasons.
For some boys' squads, the writing’s on the wall that their seasons will come to a close some time in mid-February. But for several others, including a plethora of area teams, the postseason is clearly within reach with still plenty of basketball to be played in the final month of league competition.

Strong start is important to Iannetta

January 12, 2011

Some baseball notes geared to make you forget those snow removal blues …

There’s no question Chris Iannetta is bent on staying sharp during the offseason. The St. Raphael Academy alum is renown around the R.I. Baseball Institute for having a set routine and hating to deviate from it. In fact, it wouldn’t come as a shock to learn Iannetta possesses a key to the indoor batting cage, located in Warwick.

Cumberland wrestlers picking up the pace

January 11, 2011

CUMBERLAND – Wrestling season inside the state of Rhode Island doesn’t really get serious until the middle of January. A few of the top teams use the first six weeks of the season to test themselves outside the state in weekend tournaments against elite competition from around New England.
That’s the route Cumberland High coach Steve Gordon has chosen over the years. This season, his defending state champions have won tournaments in Connecticut and Massachusetts before finishing third last Saturday in the prestigious Redskin Invitational up in Sanford, Maine.

Manfredo, now 30, fights Friday in Florida

January 11, 2011

PAWTUCKET --- While folks across the Northeast were bracing themselves for today’s heavy snowstorm, Peter Manfredo Jr. pulled off the great escape on Tuesday by jumping on an early flight that took him to sunny Key West, Fla.
But instead of heading to Florida to work on his tan and enjoy a pleasurable vacation, Manfredo chose business over pleasure and flew down for his next fight, Friday night’s 10-round middleweight bout against Daniel Edouard of West Palm Beach, Fla. at Mallory Square overlooking Key West Harbor.

Graca carries Tolman cagers to victory

January 11, 2011

BARRINGTON –Jeremy Graca was Mr. Clutch for Tolman High on Monday night
The talented senior scored seven of his 16 points in the final minute as the Tigers defeated Barrington, 56-48, in a Division II crossover contest at the Eagles’ gymnasium.

Saints coast past Classical, 69-42

January 11, 2011

PAWTUCKET --– This may be hard to fathom, but the regular season in boys’ basketball ends exactly one month from today.
For teams like St. Raphael Academy, it’s simply a matter of full speed ahead. Veteran head coach Tom “Saar” Sorrentine has concerns that are generally viewed as normal for this time of year. Yet with the finish line in sight and playoffs – both divisional and the experimental Sweet 16 – knocking on the doorstep, the onus is on clubs to get everything in order before the truly important games arrive.

Chili Davis new PawSox batting coach

January 11, 2011

Certainly the ability to switch-hit in baseball can come in handy, paving the way for a batter to place himself in an advantageous situation against any pitcher they step in the box to face.

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