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January 26th, 2013
PAWTUCKET -- Allen Webster remembers the first time he heard his name come up in last Augustâ€™s blockbuster trade between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers that sent him to New England.
â€śI was in the clubhouse,â€ť said Webster, who at the time, was playing for the Dodgersâ€™ Double-A team in Chattanooga, Tenn. â€śI saw my name go across the bottom of the screen on ESPN. (The trade) wasnâ€™t 100 percent, but thatâ€™s when I kind of knew.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” Jackie Bradley Jr. is a 22-year-old center fielder so polished and poised that your first inclination is to check his driverâ€™s license just to verify his age.
PAWTUCKET â€” As Arnie Beyeler has learned this winter, coaching in the major leagues with a defined role is best not entered into lightly.
WARWICK â€” Lincoln junior Casie Beauchemin must have ice water in her veins. With 2.3 seconds left on the clock, Beauchemin swished two free throws to give the Lions a remarkable 34-33 victory over Warwick Vets on Tuesday afternoon.
Down one point late, the Lions (4-2, Division II-North) were scrambling to make something happen when Beauchemin collided with the Hurricanesâ€™ Casey Bennett. Faced with a 1-and-1, the heroine took her time and found nothing but net on her first attempt to tie the score.
WARWICK â€” On a day that saw this country honor the memory and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and watch as President Obama mapped out his second-term desires, it seemed appropriate to talk leadership.
Specifically, leadership and the set of guidelines college basketball teams employ when selecting captains, along with what this honor means to those bestowed with said responsibility.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Looking rather glum, Steve Daigle stood outside Burrillville Highâ€™s locker room at Levy Rink on Monday afternoon and sighed at what had just transpired.
â€śIt was a disaster,â€ť he said after his Broncos had suffered a humiliating 6-0 Division I loss to powerhouse Hendricken. â€śThe kids just didnâ€™t come ready to play for some unknown reason. They just didnâ€™t have it. They didnâ€™t come out of the gate with any kind of energy, which is something you definitely need against the privates.
PAWTUCKET â€” Should we stay or should we go? That was the question facing Lincoln head coach Jim Riel during the offseason when the RIIL was getting ready to realign its teams for the 2012-13 campaign.
Stay in the Division I-Eccleston and the Lions would have been competitive night in and night out against the other five public schools in the division. Drop down to Division II and also face a drop in competition, but the Lions would have been one of the clear favorites in the running for a lower state championship.
A little of this, a little of that â€¦
Wake me when itâ€™s Tuesday â€“ the day Terry Franconaâ€™s juicy and highly anticipated book is scheduled to hit the shelves.
Not a moment too soon.
Look, I understand the importance of publicizing and spreading the word to the masses that thereâ€™s something on the immediate horizon that you may want to check out. The particular PR campaign for Franconaâ€™s 368-page opus has me a tad confused, however.
WOONSOCKET --- Vincent Pearl's goal 4:26 into the third period snapped a 2-2 tie and helped Mount St. Charles net arguably its biggest win of the young season on Friday night, a 4-2 triumph over Division I-Cimini rival La Salle Academy at Adelard Arena.
The victory was the fourth in a row for the Mounties, who are 5-1 in the league and face Coventry in a crossover game tonight at 8 p.m. at the West Warwick Civic Center.
Dave Goucher has been calling hockey games on the radio for much of his adult life â€“ 20 years to be exact. Naturally, the Pawtucket native and graduate of Tolman High monitored the NHLâ€™s labor saga, but as he expressed when contacted earlier this week, he reached a point where countless impasses between the owners and players became too much to digest.