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February 14th, 2015

Cumberland's Nancy Belisle dies after cancer battle, wife of Mount/CALL coach Dave Belisle

February 14, 2015


CUMBERLAND – Nancy Belisle passed away Friday evening, The Call has learned. Nancy was the wife of Mount St. Charles and Cumberland Little League Coach David Belisle, and the mother of their four boys.

Belisle was 50, and had battled cancer since 2013.

Nancy was seen supporting her husband and the Cumberland Little League team throughout their World Series run last summer despite her illness, and Dave Belisle cited her as his inspiration in life.

February 13th

Mount St. Charles Boys Basketball | Lataille's 22 and 13 leads Mounties past Burrillville

February 13, 2015


BURRILLVILLE – It’s been in the planning stages for at the very least three or four days – that is, a pivotal Division III-North clash between Burrillville High and Mount St. Charles.
 
For the Broncos’ fans, it was the chance to give tribute to their soon-to-be graduates on Senior Night, and they did so adorned with most of the approximate 200 on hand in white.
 

Bromley: 'Everyone does it' not an excuse for Little League cheating scandal

February 13, 2015


“Everyone cheats, so why pick on this team?”
 
This was the question, more or less, from the lineup of apologists who rose out of their rhetorical dugouts this week to defend the Jackie Robinson West team, after Little League Baseball announced the reigning U.S. champions were being stripped of that and every other honorific bestowed upon them during the 2014 season.
 

February 12th

Sky Chiefs basketball | Former Woonsocket boys' basketball coach returns to old stomping grounds Friday night

February 12, 2015

PROVIDENCE – It will be a homecoming for Kyle Ivey-Jones on Friday night as the former Woonsocket High boys’ basketball coach brings his Providence Sky Chiefs to Saravia Gymnasium for key ABA matchup against the Baltimore Hawks. Game time is 7 o’clock.

Ivey-Jones coached the Villa Novans for eight seasons before moving to take a coaching position with the Sky Chiefs last fall. His best season on the bench was the 2007-08 campaign when Woonsocket advanced to the Division I title game before falling to Bishop Hendricken in overtime.

Providence College basketball | McGair: Health should always come first for Ed Cooley

February 12, 2015

PROVIDENCE – The most valuable lesson in the aftermath of Ed Cooley’s health scare is that sometimes less is more.

All too often, we take our health for granted and then something unforeseen happens that challenges it. In the blink of an eye, we go from feeling bulletproof and invulnerable to a fragile place that also doubles as a wakeup call. We all want to live a quality life. It’s just ironic that our health seems to take on a greater sense of urgency only after we brush up against a scary situation.

February 11th

Little League Baseball | Belisle: ‘Disappointing' that Chicago team punished for cheating

February 11, 2015


CUMBERLAND – It’s not that Dave Belisle has any regrets over Cumberland American Little League losing to a team that on Wednesday was stripped of the national title.
 

February 10th

High School Sports | Interscholastic league schedules are swirling as snow keeps falling

February 10, 2015


In response to the seemingly never-ending heavy amounts of snowfall, Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials huddled up with high school basketball coaches last week and opted to extend the regular season by two days. 
 
Good thinking, as Monday’s snowstorm brought with it a slew of postponed games and more headaches as far as rescheduling.
 

College Basketball Weekend Round Up

February 10, 2015

Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78

The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.

(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62
Oklahoma State (16-7) 67

February 7th

Pawtucket Red Sox | PawSox seeding McCoy with a new crop of arms

February 7, 2015


PAWTUCKET – In an ideal world, the Triple-A starting rotation is a cross between veterans and youngsters whose ceiling has yet to be officially defined.
 

February 6th

PawSox | Pawtucket Red Sox host annual 'Hot Stove Party' today at McCoy

February 6, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Pictured from left, pitcher Keith Couch, manager Kevin Boles, director of player development Ben Crockett, assistant director of player development Brian Abraham, hitting coach Rich Gedman and pitcher Robby Scott, pose for a photo with the Governors’ Cup on Friday at the media portion of the PawSox' annual Hot Stove event.

The team brought the cup home to McCoy last year as champions of the International League, for the second time in three years.

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