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January 8th, 2015
PAWTUCKET – Joining manager Kevin Boles and coach Bruce Crabbe on the 2015 PawSox coaching staff will be a pair of newcomers, hitting coach Rich Gedman and pitching coach Bob Kipper, the team announced Thursday.
Both men take over roles previously held by Dave Joppie and Rich Sauveur, respectively. Joppie will take over hitting-coach duties in Double-A Portland while Sauveur chose to pursue opportunities elsewhere after seven seasons overseeing the Pawtucket pitching staff.
WOONSOCKET – T.J. Ciolfi’s Villa Novans are quickly earning the reputation as a pick-your-poison team for opponents.
Do you run multiple defenders at 6-foot-5 senior Gary Lyles, who possesses a special blend of athleticism that’s hard for frontcourts to contend with? Or do you elect to concentrate on Elijah Vazquez, a shifty guard who seemingly possesses unlimited range?
WOONSOCKET – During the Christmas break, Mount St. Charles dropped three straight non-league contests, and first-year head coach Henry Coleman knew why.
His team wasn’t crashing the boards or playing team defense like they should be, so spent extra practice time on those issues.
Coleman said he could see that work pay off during the Mounties’ impressive 49-36 non-league victory over Division II foe Lincoln on Wednesday night, to improve to 2-4 overall.
BURRILLVILLE – “When Seasons Collide” would be an appropriate title for how football season ran smack dab into basketball season at Burrillville High.
KINGSTON — Senior captain Jack Bauer claimed the 200-yard individual medley (2:06.37) and 100-yard butterfly (56.41) and also swam on a pair of triumphant relays to propel the Cumberland High boys’ finmen to a 54-40 Division I triumph over South Kingstown at URI’s Tootell Natatorium on Monday afternoon.
Teammate Jay Rossi also earned “double-victor” status after landing the 100 freestyle (50.65) and 100 breaststroke (1:06.09), while Killian Canavan took the 50 freestyle (24.57) and the 100 backstroke (1:02.18).
Carolina (8-8-1) 27 vs
Arizona (11-6) 16
Next Weekâ€™s Matchups:
Dallas @ Green Bay
What to watch for:
Dallas will travel to Green Bay to face Aaron Rodgers and their dynamic offense. Green Bay has not lost at Lambeau Field yet this year. Dallas matches up well with Green Bay because they have a strong running game that can keep the clock running and keep the ball out of Green Bayâ€™s hands. The weather might get the best out of Dallas as it is likely to be extremely cold. Green Bayâ€™s offense will be looking to feast on a weak Dallas secondary.
Pick: Green Bay 31-24
Carolina @ Seattle
What to watch for:
BURRILLVILLE – Burrillville High chief Bill Robinson couldn’t have been in a better mood on New Year’s Night, and it wasn’t a surprise as to why.
Not only did his Broncos’ icemen salvage fifth place in their own Burrillville Winter Classic with a superb 7-0 non-league triumph over Lincoln on Thursday, but the tournament itself was a resounding success.
CUMBERLAND -- Steve Gordon doesn’t like to talk about coaching milestones, such as the 500th career dual-meet victory that came to his Cumberland High wrestling program on Tuesday night.
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