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May 3rd, 2012

Error-prone MSC softball team falls to N.K., 7-5

May 3, 2012

WOONSOCKET --- Mount St. Charles got a ‘D’ for its defense on Thursday afternoon.
The Mounties committed a half dozen errors in its Division I crossover showdown with North Kingstown, and while those miscues led to only two unearned runs, that turned out to be the difference in the visiting Skippers’ 7-5 victory that gave the Division I-South leaders their sixth straight win.
This game was a neat back-and-forth affair until the Skippers (8-1) rallied for three runs in the top of the fifth inning to claim their two-run lead.

May 2nd

WEB ONLY: Agent talks about Aaron Cook getting his shot with Boston and Youkilis landing on the disabled list

May 2, 2012

Call it a case of all’s well that ends well as Aaron Cook is officially a member of the Boston Red Sox.
Reached Wednesday night, Joe Bick, Cook’s agent, says he went ahead and filed the necessary “opt-out notification” paperwork shortly after the clock struck midnight and the calendar read May 2, one day following the May 1 opt-out clause that the veteran pitcher had written into the minor-league deal he signed back in January.

Rainville, Lawrence lead Novans past Northmen

May 2, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Skipper John Marsella refused to let junior Brandon Rainville step into the batter’s box after he suffered an injury to his right pinkie finger earlier in the season.
The hiatus: Two weeks, and Rainville was just itching to get back into the lineup.
“He took some swings (Tuesday) and he looked OK; he said he felt OK, so we let him hit (Wednesday),” Marsella stated. “Still, we batted him ninth (in the order) because we didn’t want him to have too many at-bats.”

May 1st

N.E. title bout with local flavor comes to Twin River

May 1, 2012

PROVIDENCE — It seems like almost yesterday, but it was on Oct. 14, 2006 when Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. presented a marquee intracity duel between Providence super middleweights and bitter rivals Peter Manfredo Jr. and Joe “The K.O. Kid” Spina that generated a ton of buzz across the state and packed the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

April 30th

Red Sox Notes: D-Day looms for Boston, Cook; Ex-Oakland teammate talks about Andrew Bailey; Former PawSox hitting coach Davis fitting in with A's

May 1, 2012

BOSTON – For Aaron Cook and the Red Sox, D-Day – as in Decision Day – is at hand.
With Tuesday marking May 1, the day in which Cook’s minor-league opt-out clause officially takes effect, Boston must decide whether to promote the veteran pitcher and place him on the active roster or risk losing him to free agency. Reached Monday night, Joe Bick, the agent for Cook, spelled out a step-by-step process that included all involved parties.

Ex-PawSox Reddick finds opportunity with A's

April 30, 2012

BOSTON – The sight of Josh Reddick sporting a green and gold Oakland A’s uniform inside Fenway Park Monday night only further augments the idea that not every drafted-and-developed Red Sox type has a seat waiting for him at the parent club’s table.

April 29th

McGair: Time to put the brakes on college hoop players transferring

April 29, 2012

The checklist of what to keep tabs on during college basketball’s offseason used to be simple and straightforward. You would look at the pool of underclassmen declaring to take their game to the next level by applying for the NBA Draft, which in turn sparks debate as to whether the decision made is foolhardy or correct.

April 28th

MSC's Bill Belisle to receive honor from R.I. Reds Heritage Society

April 28, 2012

PROVIDENCE — America’s most successful and respected high school hockey coach will be presented with the R. I. Reds Heritage Society’s R. I. Native-born Hockey Achievement Award. Normand “Bill” Belisle, the longtime schoolboy head coach at Mount St. Charles, will receive the honor at the organization’s 12th annual reunion at Goddard State Park in Warwick on Sunday, August 5.

April 27th

Novans win third softball game in last four days

April 27, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Woonsocket found the perfect way to top Thursday afternoon’s big victory over the Prout School -- by coming back the very next day to soundly beat a Division II-North rival on the road.
The Villa Novans broke open a tight game by rallying for four runs in the top of the fifth inning and rode the splendid five-hit pitching of freshman ace Amanda Nunez the rest of the way to a windswept 9-2 victory over Burrillville.

April 26th

Middletown fights back, but N.S. holds on for 8-5 win

April 26, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD — This one was almost too close for comfort.
Owners of a 7-1 lead just two innings into its Division II crossover contest with Middletown on Thursday afternoon, North Smithfield appeared to be well on its way to an easy win, and possibly one of the mercy-rule variety.

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