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September 9th

Clippers win field hockey opener with Purple

September 9, 2013

CUMBERLAND — With exactly 13:24 left in regulation, Cumberland High head coach Stefanie Capone-Bello called a timeout to express her dismay at her troops failing to heed her halftime advice.
“Girls, we just talked about this!” she stated to the huddle around her. “We need to improve, or we’re not getting anyway. You’re still swinging at the ball instead of passing it. Now let’s do a better job!”

September 8th

PawSox beat Wings, will play for Governors' Cup

September 8, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Even though he was the winning pitcher in the decisive game, Charlie Haeger wished to have the spotlight redirected elsewhere.

“The real hero you guys should be talking to is standing over there,” said Haeger while pointing in the direction of Chris Martin’s locker.

September 7th

D'Abate's endless devotion at the core of Mount volleyball's success

September 7, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Josh D'Abate's resume as the girls' head volleyball coach at Mount St. Charles is ridiculously impressive.

What's flabbergasting, downright astonishing, is how he became one in the first place.

He refuses to offer his age, but admits he's an “early 30-something” who graduated from Smithfield High School in the “mid-1990s.” He never took part in any JV or varsity sport while a Sentinel, and never picked up a volleyball, excepting perhaps in gym class, until long after his 17th birthday.

(Again, he didn't divulge when).

September 6th

Wright dazzles Wings in 5-1 win

September 6, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Steven Wright returned to McCoy Stadium on Thursday afternoon. His Pawtucket Red Sox teammates didn’t get back from Rochester until 5:30 on Friday morning.

The move to make sure that Pawtucket’s Game 3 starter was well rested paid off handsomely. Wright’s knuckleball baffled the Rochester hitters to the tune of 6.1 scoreless innings as the PawSox downed the Red Wings, 5-1, before 4,681 enthusiastic and supportive fans Friday night at McCoy Stadium.

September 5th

Area football followers get first glimpse at squads

September 5, 2013

LINCOLN – Fans flocked to Lincoln High's Ferguson Field on Thursday afternoon/evening to catch a glimpse of what their varsity grid teams may offer this season in the Rhode Island Interscholastic League's four divisions.

Perhaps the most tense tilt for the crowds attending this R.I. Injury Fund quadruple-header came in the form of Shea's 7-0 victory over Woonsocket, that a battle of usual Division II mainstays. The most entertaining contest, however, was the third, a free-for-all between D-I's East Providence and D-II's St. Raphael Academy.

September 4th

Moses Brown spoils MSC’s debut on new courts

September 4, 2013

WOONSOCKET — Moses Brown did everything it possibly could to steal the show from its host on Wednesday in the very first regular-season match at Mount St. Charles’ sparkling new courts across Logee Street.
The Quakers made history by netting the facility’s first singles victory. Minutes later, they also came away with the first doubles triumph.
And an hour and a half later, they wrapped up their eventful afternoon by busing back to Providence with a 6-1 verdict over the Mounties.

September 3rd

McGair: A little tweaking to International League's playoff format would go a long way

September 3, 2013

The Pawtucket Red Sox – correction, the 2013 Eastern Division champion Pawtucket Red Sox – will begin the Governors’ Cup playoffs Wednesday night on the road against wild-card entry Rochester.

Just let that marinate for a second.

The PawSox captured the division flag with the Red Wings ending up 3.5 games off the pace. To borrow from A Few Good Men, “These are the facts of the case. And they are undisputed.”

To that end, why pray tell is this best-of-five first-round series starting at Frontier Field as opposed to McCoy Stadium?
Good question, and below is the actual answer.

September 2nd

Red Sox coach waited for just the right moment before approaching PawSox OF Bradley

September 2, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Tommy Harper always seems to enjoy his visits to McCoy Stadium. Granted, his capacity as Red Sox minor-league consultant explains why he comes around, yet watch this proud 72-year-old during batting practice and it’s apparent that he still has an appetite for the game.

August 31st

Gator’s Pub continues to serve beach volleyball to Blackstone Valley

August 31, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD — When Dave Houle returned from a vacation to Florida's East Coast back in the fall of 1990, he greeted fellow Gator's Pub co-owner Tom McGee with what he deemed a “fantastic idea” to bolster interest in their new venture.
“He had watched some beach volleyball down there outside a restaurant, and he thought it'd be great to start one of our own,” McGee explained recently of his former partner's notion. “He just raved about it. What sold us was there was nothing like it in our area at the time. We were out here in the boonies, and we needed to put ourselves on the map.”

August 30th

Mount St. Charles girls break in school's new tennis courts with ceremony, Injury Fund matches

August 30, 2013

WOONSOCKET — Forget the 10-minute drive to the High Ridge courts in Lincoln. Mount St. Charles only had to walk across Logee Street and step onto its brand new six-court complex for its Injury Fund Tennis Challenge.
Joined by the teams from La Salle Academy, the Prout School, and the Wheeler School, as well as a large gathering of fans and alumni, the Mounties, head coach Marissa Pitrone-Marsh, and athletic director and former coach Richard Lawrence conducted a small ceremony opening the courts on a sun-drenched Friday afternoon.

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