WOONSOCKET â€“ When local ballplayers try out the next two weekends for the Woonsocket-based Navigant Fairmont Post 85 American Legion Baseball team, theyâ€™ll become participants in one of the oldest traditions in youth sports.
The national institution of American Legion Baseball will celebrate its 90th anniversary this season, making it one of the most venerable organizations in amateur sports in the U.S.
CRANSTON – Despite a dominant showing from Smithfield, several area athletes successfully turned in noteworthy performances at the Girls’ Northern Division Championships, held Wednesday at Cranston West High.
Smithfield ran away with the team title as the Sentinels’ 197 points was 52 more than runner-up Cumberland. Woonsocket came in fourth place (44) followed by Mount St. Charles (26), Lincoln (23.5) and Burrillville (13).
SMITHFIELD – The CVS Caremark Charity Classic is a “combo of world-class golf and supporting area charities.”
Those words came from Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark Corp, during a press event on Tuesday to announce the 10 players who have committed to this year’s event.
BURRILLVILLE – Peter Berthelette spoke at length late last week about the importance of his Burrillville High contingent being mentally focused for three crucial, upcoming Division III contests.
That slate included home-and-home affairs with Hope on Tuesday and Thursday, both sandwiched around a game with Davies Tech on Wednesday.
PAWTUCKET – Long before his rise to All-Star status and subsequent fall that resulted in him getting sent to the minors, Allen Craig was a part-time player for the St. Louis Cardinals.
As a 26-year-old with St. Louis in 2011, Craig logged 219 plate appearances in 75 games. He certainly made the most of his limited exposure, producing a triple-slash line of .315/.362/.555 along with 11 home runs and 40 RBI.
WOONSOCKET – The new head coach of the Villa Novans football team has made it quite clear that he’s not going to be just about X’s and O’s, or Johns and Joes.
Rest assured that there’s plenty of pigskin knowledge tucked inside the mind of Glenn Castiglia, Woonsocket’s choice to succeed Woonsocket interim coach Brian Bouley, who was handed the keys to the program last summer after Carnell Henderson became principal of the Cass Ave. campus.
Congratulations and best wishes to Pawtucket’s Jean-Daniel Roussel, who is in Green Bay this weekend on a tryout deal with the NFL’s Packers. A product of St. Raphael and Sacred Heart University, Roussel was one of a reported 26 players that the Green Bay front office invited on a tryout condition.
At Lincoln High School, officials want to continue playing Rhode Island interscholastic girls’ hockey despite recently learning that their co-op partner Cumberland will drop the sport.
If the Lions are to keep playing, they’ll need a new partner, as they lack the numbers to field a team on their own.
One potential candidate is Mount St. Charles Academy, a program that bears a proud history in the sport but has seen declining participants in recent years.
WOONSOCKET – Cruising to wins by nine points or better in their last four games, the Clippers achieved another easy triumph on Thursday, this time 16-7, at Mount St. Charles.
In a Division II-North clash at Wheeler way back on April 24, Cumberland High allowed 10 goals in the first half and eventually suffered a 17-15 defeat. Head coach Scott Carpenter called that the turning point of his team’s Division II-North campaign.