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May 24th, 2011

For openers, a win Wednesday would go a long way for local ballclubs

May 24, 2011

The high school baseball outfits hailing from Lincoln, Tolman and Woonsocket find themselves in an enviable position – at home, serving as the higher seed in the opening round of the double elimination, regional playoffs, which cuts four ways with four teams comprising each group.
The real key as baseball’s second season gets under way is not specifically tied to home-field advantage. In the case of a double-elimination format, it’s about starting out on the right foot. Win on Wednesday and wait until Friday before resuming the March to McCoy Stadium. That’s called the easy road.

May 23rd

Lincoln girls lacrosse team caps unbeaten season

May 23, 2011

Contributing writer
LINCOLN – Jillian DeSimone stood anxiously on the rain-soaked Ferguson Field sidelines, her team’s perfect season hanging in the balance.
If ever there was a time for Lincoln High to prove it was more than a one-player show, this was it.
Playing without DeSimone for most of the second half after the state’s leading goal scorer picked up her yellow card of the game, the Lions rode Ashley Moreau’s five goals and Nina Fournier’s goalkeeping to a 12-9 victory over Cumberland High School on Monday.

Once-woeful Red Sox seem to be situated nicely

May 23, 2011

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It didn’t take long for the Boston Red Sox to climb out of that impossible hole all the doomsayers had put them in after they started the season with two wins in their first 12 games. After Sunday night’s win over the Cubs, Boston’s record stood at 25-21 and the Sox were just one-half game out of first place in the American League East.

May 22nd

Lincoln '9' clinches division crown

May 22, 2011

LINCOLN – Just ask anyone associated with the Lincoln High program and they will universally declare the following: Joe Yankee is the quintessential X-factor.
On a team loaded with players ranging from good to very good, Yankee might just be the one Lion whose impact cannot be understated. The junior continued to strengthen said argument Sunday afternoon against a strong Moses Brown offense, striking out seven Quakers in the Lions’ 14-4 mercy-rule thrashing at Chet Nichols Field.

Mount '9' waits to learn playoff fate

May 22, 2011

WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles will now sit back and see if a 7-11 record will be good enough to gain admittance to the 16-team Division I tournament. The Mounties stated their case one final time Sunday with a 2-1 win against Cumberland High. Garrett Hayward was the difference maker, blasting an inside-the-park two-run home run in the last of the sixth inning off of Cumberland ace Justin Patrick.

May 21st

Katie Libby outruns field at Cherry Tree half-marathon

May 21, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Katie Libby considers herself more a soccer player than a runner. After all, that was her primary sport during her teenage years at Cumberland High and as a collegiate athlete at Nyack College in New York City.
But whenever the 30-year-old Cumberland native steps on the starting line of a race, as she did on Saturday at the Cherry Tree Running Festival’s half-marathon event, there’s no denying that she is a runner.
“I just get competitive when I am out there,” Libby said. “I see people in front of me and I just want to pick them off.”

May 20th

Millwood signing is indictment of PawSox’s pitching

May 20, 2011

It wouldn’t be a Boston baseball season without Theo Epstein and the Red Sox resuscitating some aging baseball player. Kevin Millwood becomes Epstein’s reclamation project, a former all-star starting pitcher who has posted an ERA of over five in three of his last four seasons.

May 19th

Baseball teams in squeeze mode as playoffs loom

May 19, 2011

The recent string of rainy weather, resulting in a myriad of postponements, will not impede the high school baseball playoffs from starting on time.
The Interscholastic League sent out a reminder to coaches on Thursday – the fourth consecutive day that wetness impacted the high school scene – that Monday is still the last day of the regular season. The brackets in Division I and II will be distributed to the schools on Tuesday with Wednesday serving as the official opening of the postseason.

Mondy leaving Providence

May 19, 2011

PROVIDENCE — The first offseason departure has arrived for Providence College as the school announced Thursday that sophomore guard Duke Mondy has been released from his commitment.
Mondy departs after a 2010-11 campaign that saw the Michigan native sit out the final four games of the season. At the time the only thing PC officials said about Mondy’s situation was that it was a "coach's decision." Mondy did appear at Ed Cooley’s introductary press conference in March, telling Blackstone Valley Sports when asked to clarify his situation that, “I’m good, just can’t wait to play.”

May 18th

MSC knock Lincoln from unbeaten ranks

May 18, 2011

WOONSOCKET — This has been a nightmarish year for Mount St. Charles Academy, a team most folks predicted would again compete for the Division I-North title and embark on a long run in the state tournament.
There have been the injuries. Two of the Mounties’ top players -- ace pitcher Olivia Hendricks (foot injury) and third baseman Nicole Silva (illness) -- out indefinitely. The four losses they suffered in the last inning. The five straight games they stranded 10 or more runners on base.

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