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August 29th

It's Showtime for 'The Souljah' … Pawtucket's Thomas Falowo fights Saturday on national TV

August 29, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Ten years have gone by since Thomas “The Souljah” Falowo first laced up a pair of boxing gloves, and this weekend in Las Vegas the Pawtucket-based pro will bring to bear every bit of that experience as he steps onto the biggest stage of his career.

Falowo, 12-2-0 (8 KO) in his fourth year as a professional, will make his television debut on Saturday night, taking on highly-touted Romanian-born prospect Ronald “The Thrill” Gavril at the Palms Resort Casino.

August 27th

Clipper athletics to stay the course with Tashjian at helm

August 27, 2014

CUMBERLAND – Following the blueprint that has churned out plenty of athletic success in recent years at Cumberland High School is the mission that new Cumberland High athletic director Chris Tashjian sees for himself during the 2014-15 interscholastic season.

August 25th

POWER GLOVES: Marrero, Bradley still bring it with the leather despite struggles at the plate

August 25, 2014

PAWTUCKET -- PawSox shortstop Deven Marrero swears by a motto that proves quite handy whenever he’s scuffling at the plate: “If I’m not getting hits, they’re definitely not getting any hits,” Marrero said recently while seated at his McCoy Stadium locker.

August 24th

Loaning of football equipment no longer permitted; Interscholastic League profited slightly from postseason tournaments

August 24, 2014

PROVIDENCE – What started out as a conversation between Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials has resulted in the striking of a rule that pertains to the loaning of football equipment during the summertime.

Tom Mezzanotte, RIIL executive director, brought what he felt was a serious matter to the attention of the R.I. Principals’ Committee on Athletics during last week’s meeting. Upon holding discussions with the medical community and the RIIL’s attorney, Mezzanotte recommended to the PCOA that the practice of high schools lending equipment cease immediately.

August 23rd

After national meet success, Novan throwing athletes look forward to following in Fugere’s footsteps

August 23, 2014

WOONSOCKET– The past few years have seen Connor Fugere bring acclaim and notoriety to the throwing section of Woonsocket High’s track & field program. A recent graduate who is poised to take his talents to Northeastern University this fall, Fugere has been a source of inspiration for his Villa Novan track peers.

 

August 22nd

McGair: Bradley demotion a case of bad timing

August 22, 2014


PAWTUCKET – On the surface, Jackie Bradley Jr. is handling his reassignment to the PawSox just fine.
 
“When you don’t perform to the best of your capabilities, it’s not a surprise,” the centerfielder acknowledged while recently standing in front of his locker inside the PawSox clubhouse. 
 

Cumberland LL team returns to heroes’ welcome

August 22, 2014


August 21st

Greet Cumberland American Little Leaguers at 5 p.m. Friday at Diamond Hill Park

August 21, 2014


CUMBERLAND – Dave Belisle promised his Cumberland American ballplayers that they would be regaled upon returning to town, and local officials are taking necessary measures to ensure the darlings of the Little League World Series receive a proper homecoming.
 

Craig seeking fresh start, Owens searches for groove

August 21, 2014


PAWTUCKET – By no means did Red Sox newcomer Allen Craig set out to make himself a trade commodity when he signed his current contract with the St. Louis Cardinals in March 2013, one that bought out three arbitration years and his first year of free agency.
 

August 20th

Homecoming: Greet New England Little League champs at 5 p.m. Friday at Diamond Hill Park

August 20, 2014


CUMBERLAND – Dave Belisle promised his Cumberland American ballplayers that they would be regaled upon returning to town, and local officials are taking necessary measures to ensure the darlings of the Little League World Series receive a proper homecoming.
 
PAWTUCKET – Ten years have gone by since Thomas “The Souljah” Falowo first...
CUMBERLAND – Following the blueprint that has churned out plenty of athletic success in recent...
PAWTUCKET -- PawSox shortstop Deven Marrero swears by a motto that proves quite handy whenever he’s...
WOONSOCKET – After hearing that The River United Methodist Church couldn’t afford to keep its lights on and appliances...
WOONSOCKET – The line of people, some disheveled and weary-looking, formed behind a red pickup truck that backed into a...
WOONSOCKET – After a rocky political fight that goes back months, a new era of full-day kindergarten got off to a...