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Lapierre begins new chapter as Central Falls' head football coach

August 29, 2013

CENTRAL FALLS — Jeff Lapierre spent 11 years working with Central Falls High grid head coach Mo Jackson, and enjoyed virtually every minute.
The only ones he didn't? Watching the kids fail to execute in games after excelling at the same plays in practice.
He learned a great deal from Jackson, who retired from his longtime position in grand style with two impressive victories at the end of the 2012 season. Now, Lapierre owns that title outright, but admits teaching this new crop of players will be a shared workload.

PawSox reduce magic number to clinch division to three

August 28, 2013

PAWTUCKET – With all roads leading to the PawSox qualifying for the Governors’ Cup playoffs for a third straight season, it raises the question of what kind of squad manager Gary DiSarcina will have at his disposal when the second season arrives.

To that end, DiSarcina admitted Wednesday that he’s had brief conversations with Red Sox Director of Player Development Ben Crockett about how many players Pawtucket stands to lose on Sept. 1, which is the first day Major League teams are allowed to expand their rosters.

Barnes becomes latest top pitching prospect to join PawSox

August 28, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The highly touted right-handed pitcher that breezed through the lower levels of the minor leagues ended up learning an important lesson this season – there’s not always going to be smooth sailing.

Unearned runs help RailRiders edge PawSox, 2-1

August 27, 2013

PAWTUCKET — After the Pawtucket Red Sox had eked out a pair of stunning – and thrilling – come-from-behind, one-run victories the previous two nights, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre returned the favor on Tuesday evening.
The RailRiders notched two unearned runs, one each in the sixth and seventh frames, to thump the PawSox, 2-1, before a sparse crowd of 4,430 fans at McCoy Stadium.
Manager Dave Miley’s crew rode a superb mound outing from starter Graham Stoneburner, not to mention fellow righty Dellin Betances, to end Pawtucket’s win streak at three.

PawSox's Webster thriving thanks to new mound demeanor

August 27, 2013

PAWTUCKET — From Gary DiSarcina’s perch in the PawSox dugout, the manager is able to hone in and get a proper read on the placid look on Allen Webster’s face, one that until recently had singularly defined the right-hander’s facial expression on the mound.

“He’s got a demeanor that’s really laid back, which is useful at times,” noted DiSarcina.

PawSox walk off with 2-1 victory over RailRiders

August 26, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Follow the trail of pixie dust and it will lead you directly to the home clubhouse at McCoy Stadium.
The good times continued at the ballpark Monday night as the PawSox staged a 2-1 walk-off win over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Pawtucket trailed 1-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth before receiving a game-tying sacrifice fly from catcher Ryan Lavarnway and a game-ending RBI single by Mark Hamilton that came on a 3-2 pitch.

PawSox's DiSarcina: Jeter's 'a classy individual'

August 26, 2013

PAWTUCKET — For PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina, seeing Derek Jeter propel himself through the rehab process this past weekend helped conjure up one pleasant memory after another.

“I hadn’t seen him in a while, but the first thing I thought of when I saw him was ‘Man, he’s a classy individual,’” DiSarcina expressed. “In my mind, he and Cal Ripken Jr. were the torchbearers. Cal handed it over to him, and not because Derek won, but it’s the way he won.

McGair: Bogaerts could be this year's version of Orioles' Machado

August 26, 2013

On the surface, Xander Bogaerts is this year’s answer to Baltimore’s Manny Machado. Both are talented 20-year-olds with left-side-of-the-infield pedigree who have skyrocketed up the organizational ladder, each making their respective debut on an American League East squad during the height of a playoff race.

WEB ONLY: Magill, Anspach capture individual titles at seventh annual "Yo" Raymond 5K in Cumberland

August 24, 2013

CUMBERLAND — The last time Chris Magill ran in the “Yo” Raymond Memorial 5K, he was on the losing end of the closest finish in the race’s seven-year history.
In the 2011 event, Louis Raffetto of South Boston, Mass. edged the Cumberland native by a mere second, storming past Magill with less than a tenth of a mile to go to claim the thriller in a 16:39 time.

Former Patriots running back Collins speaks to Central Falls student-athletes

August 21, 2013

Tony Collins, a former running back with the New England Patriots, talks to the student-athletes at Central Falls High School about his life in the NFL, dealing with substance abuse and its life-changing repercussions, along with what it truly takes to be successful during a visit to the school’s auditorium on Wednesday.


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