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Little Keough plays big in Div. III girls' basketball

January 28, 2013

EAST PROVIDENCE – There's a distinct reason why only a few folks in these parts are paying attention to the success of the Bishop Keough High girls' hoop team: They've been programmed not to care.
Even the school itself, located just up Smithfield Avenue from a cemetery, is miniscule in student population, often graduating between nine and 14 seniors every June. People realize the Keough administration and teaching staff is huge on religion and academics; they also realize they view athletics as extracurricular activities that merely bolster students' resumes for higher education.

Tolman juniors explore options to continue careers

January 28, 2013

PROVIDENCE — All Jared Pedro, Kristopher Wallace and Teddy Reall are asking for is a chance to tryout for a neighboring high school hockey program come next season, when the trio will be seniors.

E.P. skates past Tolman, takes over second place

January 27, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The last time East Providence High faced Division III rival Tolman, way back on Dec. 21, head coach Kevin Croke's crew held a 3-1 cushion in the final three minutes of regulation.
The Townies, however, allowed two late goals, and had to settle for a 3-3 overtime stalemate with its foe.

Allen Webster: From Dodger Blue to Red Sox Nation

January 26, 2013

PAWTUCKET -- Allen Webster remembers the first time he heard his name come up in last August’s blockbuster trade between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers that sent him to New England.
“I was in the clubhouse,” said Webster, who at the time, was playing for the Dodgers’ Double-A team in Chattanooga, Tenn. “I saw my name go across the bottom of the screen on ESPN. (The trade) wasn’t 100 percent, but that’s when I kind of knew.”

Red Sox prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. eyes primetime

January 25, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Jackie Bradley Jr. is a 22-year-old center fielder so polished and poised that your first inclination is to check his driver’s license just to verify his age.
Currently touted as one of the top prospects in the Red Sox farm system, he said playing under the spotlight of the College World Series helped him prepare for the attention he’ll soon be receiving as a professional.

Beyeler prepares for first season with Red Sox staff

January 24, 2013

PAWTUCKET — As Arnie Beyeler has learned this winter, coaching in the major leagues with a defined role is best not entered into lightly.

K-ROB gets involved in N.E. BMX documentary

January 24, 2013

EAST PROVIDENCE – BMX freestyle is now an amazing entity all its own, with multi-million dollar sponsors, worldwide events, an abundance of television exposure and – for the best – lucrative contracts with corporations trying to sell their products.
It didn't always used to be that way, especially here in New England.
The best way to describe it: Primitive.

East Providence nets 74-64 win over Central

January 23, 2013

EAST PROVIDENCE – After a game of twists and turns galore, head coach Alex Butler wouldn't say he was thrilled after his East Providence High squad had registered a 74-64 Division I-Central victory over gamey Central High on Wednesday night.
He also didn't downplay it.
“The key thing for us is we've been working so hard on our zone defense in practice, we wanted to see it work,” he noted as the triumph pushed the Townies back to .500 overall (7-7), and left them at 5-6 in league play. “We wanted to be in attack mode from the wing to the baseline to the block, and we did that well here.

Beauchemin rescues Lions in win over Hurricanes

January 22, 2013

WARWICK — Lincoln junior Casie Beauchemin must have ice water in her veins. With 2.3 seconds left on the clock, Beauchemin swished two free throws to give the Lions a remarkable 34-33 victory over Warwick Vets on Tuesday afternoon.
Down one point late, the Lions (4-2, Division II-North) were scrambling to make something happen when Beauchemin collided with the Hurricanes’ Casey Bennett. Faced with a 1-and-1, the heroine took her time and found nothing but net on her first attempt to tie the score.

Keough overcomes cold spell to defeat Hope

January 22, 2013

PROVIDENCE — In most of the games it’s played this season, Bishop Keough High starts slowly, suffers from early foul issues, but then surges over the final 10-12 minutes to claim a win.
When facing Hope High in a Division III tilt on Tuesday afternoon, the opposite occurred.
The Koalas went exactly nine minutes and 13 seconds of the second half without scoring a single point, though they had built enough of a cushion to eventually snatch a 33-26 victory over the Blue Wave at its own gymnasium.

 

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