Archive - Sports Article
April 8th, 2015
BURRILLVILLE – In his third full season at the helm, Burrillville High mentor Peter Berthelette claims he has mixed emotions as to his Broncos dropping from Division II-North to Division III this spring.
They will do along with area foes Davies Tech, Central Falls and Shea.
PAWTUCKET – You want promising talent? Look no further than the Pawtucket Red Sox clubhouse.
The PawSox 2015 Opening Night roster is highlighted by the top five prospects in the Red Sox organization (as ranked by Baseball America) along with eight of the top 10 prospects in Boston’s farm system. All elite eight played for the PawSox last season, appearing either during the regular-season, the post-season, or both.
PAWTUCKET – No pressure or anything, but Jemile Weeks could end up this year’s version of Brock Holt, Boston’s closest thing to a Swiss Army knife.
PAWTUCKET – The perfect eighth inning that Brandon Workman pitched in the clinching game of the 2013 World Series foreshadowed what’s in store for him this coming season.
PROVIDENCE – The last – indeed, the only – time that a Cumberland High boys
four-mile relay won a Knights of Columbus Division I race was back in 1979.
The then-Clipper foursome went 18:56.1 for the win.
On Saturday, 36 years later, Cumberland took the Division I title back to the Diamond Hill Road campus. The Clipper “long rangers’’ - Sean Laverty, Abdullah Kaba, Jim Haupt and Dave Agudelo – clocked a school-record 18 minutes, 54.1 seconds over a team from Hendricken (19:07.3.).
A former player of the Bayside F.C. Bolts is heading off to play women’s college soccer at the University of Rhode Island. Time will tell if three current program members end up following the scholarship path that North Smithfield High senior Michaela Brodeur successfully navigated, though it would appear that Chrissy Bacon, Vanessa Venkataraman and Emma Tziachris are trending in that direction.
WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles senior Matt Saviano took particular aim at bettering his game during this awful winter.
That’s why he would trek with dad and some friends four days a week to the Adirondack Club’s indoor facility, despite the ridiculous snow totals and frigid temperatures.
The roads to Franklin may have not been clear, but Saviano’s mind-set was – and then some.
PROVIDENCE – In the month of Jim Skeffington’s tenure as principal owner/ president of the Pawtucket Red Sox, the city-based attorney has been conducting “due diligence” regarding the ownership group’s proposal for a new stadium.
Along with identifying the downtown Providence land “that would accommodate the type of ballpark we want to build,” Skeffington said that he has been visiting other newly-built minor-league ballparks along the Atlantic coast, with more trips on the horizon.
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WOONSOCKET â€“ Who runs the city?
That seemed to be the question â€“ still unanswered â€“ as members of the City Council met...