PAWTUCKET – Pictured from left, pitcher Keith Couch, manager Kevin Boles, director of player development Ben Crockett, assistant director of player development Brian Abraham, hitting coach Rich Gedman and pitcher Robby Scott, pose for a photo with the Governors’ Cup on Friday at the media portion of the PawSox' annual Hot Stove event.
The team brought the cup home to McCoy last year as champions of the International League, for the second time in three years.
WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles mentor Ray Leveille couldn’t have more blunt after his club stole a thrilling yet nail-biting, come-from-behind 40-38 triumph over Tolman High on Thursday night.
“We didn’t deserve to win that game,” he explained after his Mounties improved to 14-3 overall and 11-2 in Division III-North. “We missed too many free throws, we had too many turnovers; Tolman is a difficult matchup for us because of its size. It has a daunting front line, and that forces you to take outside jumpers.
Tom Brady is the best ever. Bill Belichick is the best ever. Super Bowl XLIX was the best (and most-watched) ever. New England sports fans are the most blessed in the nation. Let’s get those declarations out of the way.
Legacies aside, though, the Patriots’ history-making championship season was also a triumph for some the oldest of old-school virtues.
The next time a professional athlete emphatically states that he/she turns down the volume whenever the media dials up the criticism, do yourself a favor and cue up Julian Edelman’s post-Super Bowl XLIX press conference.
Edelman seized the moment and reminded the world that ESPN football analyst Trent Dilfer had written off New England following its Week 4 blowout loss at Kansas City.
BURRILLVILLE – Super Bowl Sunday is the pinnacle of the sporting world, and attaining a berth in the NFL’s premier event is the stuff of dreams for every coaching staff and team when they begin each year, and the prize which they pursue through innumerable ups and downs.
PAWTUCKET – Narragansett High has reached the point where it can expect every team’s best effort, and Shea certainly provided plenty of hard-fought ammunition Friday night as the Raiders sought to hand the Mariners their first Division II loss.
PAWTUCKET – Down 14 points at halftime on their home court Friday night, Tolman High staged an epic second-half comeback to shock Davies Tech on a last-minute shot by freshman guard Ally Larson, 50-49.
The Tigers had trailed 36-22 at intermission before rallying almost all the way back. But with about 10 seconds left the Patriots had the ball and a chance to seal the game, when Tolman point guard Destiny Moore came up with a steal, and hit Larson with an outlet pass to set up the game-winner.