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April 8th, 2015
WOONSOCKET – Unlike past years, Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials have chosen to dispose of the typical Division I-North and South leagues, instead dividing those upper-echelon squads into I-A and I-B categories.
New Woonsocket High skipper Paul Murphy wondered about why the switch occurred, but has chosen to take the hand he was dealt as he prepares his Villa Novans for the upcoming campaign.
PAWTUCKET – Tolman High head coach Theo Murray has mixed emotions about his baseball team being realigned this spring, courtesy of Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials.
Instead of competing in a much bigger Division II-North, like it had the previous two campaigns, the Tigers now must shift to II-Central and face clubs in which they have minimal familiarity.
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.
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