CUMBERLAND – Victor Oliveira believed he would remain the boys varsity head soccer coach at Davies Tech for the foreseeable future.
PAWTUCKET – The parent club of the Norfolk Tides is scheduled to play a three-game series at Fenway Park on the final weekend of the 2019 season.
PAWTUCKET – Bobby Dalbec was back playing third base, his more familiar position, for the PawSox on Thursday.
PAWTUCKET – The staggering home run totals have been the talk of the 2019 Triple-A season, yet that’s not what was on Ryan Braiser’s mind prior to the PawSox facing Norfolk on Wednesday night.
PAWTUCKET – The hallmark of C.J. Chatham’s minor-league career with the Red Sox has been consistency. Give him a bat and the odds are pretty good he’ll hit .300 or at least around there.
CUMBERLAND — Sitting on a bench with the Tucker Field basketball courts in his direct line of sight, Tyler Kolek looks over a notebook that includes a list.
WORCESTER – Apparently, once the boys from Upper Deck Post 14/86 met up at Chet Nichols Memorial Field on Tuesday afternoon before trekking to the College of the Holy Cross for the American Legion Northeast Regional Tournament, skipper Matt Allard fashioned a brief statement to his team.
PROVIDENCE – Fresh off helping a group of the Big East’s best come together as Team USA and come away with a bronze medal at the Lima, Peru-based Pan-Am Games, Providence native and PC sophomore guard David Duke held court with the media inside the Ruane Friar Development Center on Wednesday…
LINCOLN – Henry Cabral stood in a corner of Gaskin Alumni Hall on the campus of the William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School last Tuesday night and spoke with two youngsters with vastly different builds, but who share the same goal.
LINCOLN – The parties and celebrations are over. Now is the time to turn the page and refocus on the task at hand.
PAWTUCKET — Rafael Devers didn’t hang around McCoy Stadium for very long. For that matter, neither did Michael Chavis.
WEST WARWICK – The R.I. American Legion Senior Division dynasty is still very much intact.
WEST WARWICK – After coasting for much of its American Legion losers’ bracket contest against Navigant Post 85 on Tuesday afternoon, Collette/Riverside Post 10 seemed in mighty dire straits.
PAWTUCKET — From the majors down to the minors, the Red Sox have declared July as Starter-to-Reliever Month.
PROVIDENCE – With 13 points and five rebounds in 18 minutes, Nate Watson sent a loud-and-clear message inside Alumni Hall on Wednesday night.
NORTH SMITHFIELD — On a late winter day, Candy Reilly drove home from her job as Spanish teacher/department chair at Davies Tech, but on this occasion did so a bit more anxiously.
PROVIDENCE – In the aftermath of Player X committing to a school, often you’ll hear a list of reasons why that proved to be the case – ranging from feeling comfortable with the head coach and his staff, the practice facility, to the chance to compete in a prestigious and respected conference.
Unpacking a dozen thoughts & observations to coincide with the 12-game homestand the PawSox recently completed …
St. Raphael sophomore Darius Kipyego went to the U20 Pan-American Games in San Jose, Costa Rica with a pair of goals:
PAWTUCKET – PawSox manager Billy McMillon is the proud owner of a Hall of Fame-worthy batting average against one of the newest members of Cooperstown’s exclusive baseball club.
PAWTUCKET — It’s late July and the hopes and dreams of a Red Sox World Series repeat has come down the health and ability of a first-time closer who opted to follow the same lead as Josh Beckett and David Price.
LINCOLN – For as long as he’s been serious about throwing the tools of the trade, when it’s just him standing inside the track circle, Garrett Doyle’s goal has been to lock down a Team USA roster spot.
PAWTUCKET — Trevor Kelley knows what it feels like to reach the majors.
LINCOLN – Virtually everywhere he goes, at least in his beloved sport of baseball, Steve Reynolds Sr. mows a path of – and to – success.
A little of this, a little of that …
PAWTUCKET – It’s just another day in Darius Kipyego’s world, but it now seems like he’s on top of it.
PAWTUCKET — Josh Smith was just settling back into life with the PawSox when the righthanded pitcher dealt with an off-field scare.
SMITHFIELD — Early in the morning or late at night, Bryant basketball head coach Jared Grasso hears the unmistakable sound of the ball bouncing against the Chace Athletic Center hardwood.
PROVIDENCE – Standing on the basketball courts at Corliss Park one day last week, David Duke hooped it up for some Q&A that delved into new PC Friar teammates and what it personally means to give back to the youth in his hometown.
There was Mike Webb, practicing with the Wareham Gatemen, a team affiliated with the invitation-only, wooden-bat Cape Cod League.
PAWTUCKET — Baseball’s first half, meet the second half – better known in Triple-A as the sprint to the finish line.
PAWTUCKET – Ethan Torres had more than a feeling
PAWTUCKET – Family vacation to El Paso, Texas? Sign the Runzlers up!
PAWTUCKET – If you take John Henry’s comments to heart – the ones the Red Sox owner made earlier this week to WEEI.com concerning the desire to not blow out the budget – it sure sounds like Boston is planning to stay pat at the July 31 trade deadline, which is now t-minus four weeks and counting.
PAWTUCKET – First, there was the knee injury that was the result of a slide into second base in Chicago. Then came the right shoulder impingement that halted his rehab assignment.
PAWTUCKET – Initially, it didn’t appear that the stars would align for St. Raphael Academy to procure the services of a former PC Friar star as the Saints’ next boys basketball head coach.
PAWTUCKET – It’s hard to keep a relief pitcher stationed at Triple-A when his body of work is impressive.
WOONSOCKET — Pete Ruzzo wasn’t going to allow one coach’s decision ruin a dream he’s harbored since he started playing Little League baseball at Pacheco Park.
PAWTUCKET – For the first time in two-plus decades, Howard-Rogers Post 25 will present to the state an American Legion Senior Division team, and no one is more excited about that than Post Commander and team skipper Jim LaRose.
PAWTUCKET – If Collette Vacations Post 10 ever desired to have a catchy slogan accompany this summer’s R.I. American Legion season, hands down the perfect one is “everything old is new again.”
The latest Ocean State Sidelines podcast featuring sports writers Will Geoghegan and Brendan McGair puts a bow on the R.I. high school sports season with looks at the championships won by South Kingstown softball and Mount St. Charles baseball. Plus, a look at St. Raphael's Darius Kipyego he…
PAWTUCKET – The International League won’t release the 2019 Midseason All-Star selections until Thursday afternoon.
They’re rejoicing from Storrs to Hartford. Cancel those far-flung trips to Houston and SMU.
BARRINGTON — With a microphone in his hand and standing mere feet away from the three-person winning team that was eager to once again touch a familiar trophy, CVS Charity Classic co-host Brad Faxon suggested a name change to the golf tournament that’s rooted in charity.
PAWTUCKET – It would appear the Red Sox have another matter to address with their top pitching prospect.
Even though he was in seventh place after the opening 400 meters of Sunday’s 800-meter run in the USATF U20 Championships, St. Raphael sophomore Darius Kipyego was exactly where he wanted to be.
PAWTUCKET – Reading from a script that was carefully prepared by PawSox president/pregame maestro Dr. Charles Steinberg, team broadcaster Josh Maurer took great delight in informing the McCoy Stadium audience of where Roger Clemens made his Triple-A pit stop.
PAWTUCKET – Of course, teammates of Roger Clemens are going to proclaim until they’re blue in the face that the pitcher nicknamed “The Rocket” belongs in baseball’s big boy Hall of Fame.
EAST PROVIDENCE – Given the way he’s tamed Wannamoisett Country Club during the first two days of this 58th Northeast Amateur Invitational Tournament, Garrett May has earned himself a few extra hours off between rounds two and three.
\EAST PROVIDENCE – Not even a fickle putter could quell Tony Romo’s spirit at his first-ever Northeast Amateur Invitational Golf Tournament on Wednesday.
EAST PROVIDENCE — Usually, the big names at the Northeast Amateur don’t rise to the surface until AFTER they have tamed Wannamoisett’s tricked-out putting surfaces and one challenging par-four after another.