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November 17th, 2014
PROVIDENCE – The landscape in Rhode Island interscholastic baseball is going to look vastly different over the next two years.
At Monday’s meeting of the R.I. Principals’ Committee on Athletics, the board voted 15-1 in favor of implementing a two-year baseball realignment proposal that would feature 22 teams in Division I and the restoration of a third division for the first time since 2006. Division III would be comprised of 11 teams with local representation including Shea, Central Falls, Burillville and Davies Tech.
BURRILLVILLE – Given a solid week of practice, Lincoln High coach Dave Waycott and his staff believed their club would be ready and raring to go when the team bus rolled up to Alumni Field on Saturday morning.
PROVIDENCE – For long stretches of Saturday night’s contest against Albany, the Providence College Friars certainly didn’t look ready for a busy stretch of five games in nine days to open the season.
STORRS, Conn. – Ryan Boatright single-handedly made sure that Connecticut was not going to lose on the same night that the defending national champion Huskies received their rings.
PROVIDENCE – The belief in college basketball that the modern game favors a guard-oriented team rang true during last year’s NCAA Tournament, which supported the theory that “you have to have good guard play to win in March” as Connecticut rode the hot hands of backcourt mates Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatwright all the way to a net-cutting ceremony.
Three and a half weeks ago, Dave Belisle received a phone call from Sports Illustrated college basketball writer Seth Davis. On Thursday, the reason for the exchange became clear.
LINCOLN -- Adriana Toro, who will attend Coastal Carolina on a softball scholarship, Mason Palmieri, who will attend Bryant University on a baseball scholarship, and Stacey Mayer, who will attend St. Joseph's University on a softball scholarship, from left, take part in a signing ceremony at Lincoln High School library on Thursday afternoon.
WOONSOCKET – On Saturday, Nov. 22, David Belisle, from the Mount Saint Charles Academy Class of 1977 and coach of Mount’s boys’ varsity hockey team, will be honored in St. Louis, Missouri at the Peabody Opera House as a recipient of the Musial Award. He is one of nine people being honored with this award in addition to Joe Torre, former manager of the New York Yankees and Baseball Hall of Famer, who is receiving the Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award for Sportsmanship.