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May 23rd, 2015

Mount St. Charles Tennis | Mounties finish with pride despite falling short in bid to three-peat

May 23, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Mount St. Charles may have failed in its attempt to capture a third consecutive R.I. Division II Team Tournament championship at Slater Park’s Mike Kenny Courts on Saturday afternoon, but it sure didn’t show in its players’ classy collective mind-sets afterward.

May 22nd

Pawtucket Red Sox | GLOVE ACTUALLY: Pitch-calling, defense must come first for Swihart

May 22, 2015

 

PAWTUCKET – More so than at any other position, for big league catchers, playing high-level defense isn’t a nicety, it’s a necessity.

Cumberland Baseball | Clippers pull away from Townies, 7-0

May 22, 2015

CUMBERLAND – For five-plus innings, this Division I-B affair between Cumberland and East Providence highs was defined as a premier pitchers’ duel.

It sure didn’t end that way.

Guarding a skimpy 1-0 advantage entering the back half of the sixth, the Clippers exploded for six runs on six straight hits – four for extra bases – to coast to a 7-0 blowout triumph over the Townies before perhaps 70 fans at Tucker Field on Friday afternoon.

With it, CHS improved to 10-6 overall and, more importantly, 10-5 in I-B to solidify its second-place position behind division-leading North Kingstown.

May 21st

Mount St. Charles Tennis | Mounties edge Classical, head to Div. II finals

May 21, 2015


LINCOLN – Mount St. Charles officially earned the right to once again defend its team title after holding on for a 4-3 win over Classical on Thursday at Lincoln High School. The Mounties, who have captured the past two Division II titles and are the No. 2 season this year, will face undefeated and top see Wheeler Saturday at Slater Park.

Lincoln Softball | Wilson double helps Tolman top Lincoln, 6-5, in clash of Div. I rivals

May 21, 2015


PAWTUCKET – In a back-and-forth affair, Tolman outlasted Lincoln, 6-5, on Thursday at Slater Park’s Al Bailey Field.

The Tigers, who are in the midst of stretch of four games in four days, broke a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the sixth behind a two-out double by senior Leiandra Wilson. The Lions, who held leads of 2-0 and 4-1, didn’t threaten in the seventh.

May 20th

Mount Boys' Tennis | Mounties down Cranston West in Division II quarterfinals

May 20, 2015


WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles advanced to the semifinal round of the Division II playoffs with a solid 4-2 win over Cranston West on their home courts on Wednesday.

Number-two seeded Mount will face off against number-three seed Classical at the Lincoln High School courts on Thursday in the semifinal matchup.

The Mounties once again relied on Mike Doody at No. 1 singles to set the tone. Doody dispatched his foe Jake Meyerson, 6-0, 6-4.

North Smithfield Softball | ALPHABET SUPE: Pasquariello, Venkataraman star in 7-1 win

May 20, 2015


NORTH SMITHFIELD  –  North Smithfield High hadn’t played up to expectations for the better part of this Division II-North campaign, so veteran head coach Paul Mercier held a 30-minute team meeting after Tuesday afternoon’s practice.

He felt his Northmen were better than their 6-6 league record, and weren’t getting along as well as they could be.

May 19th

Mount St. Charles Boys' Volleyball | CHOPPED DOWN: Oakers sweep Mounties in Division I showdown

May 19, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Initially, Mount St. Charles chief Josh D’Abate didn’t think a change in venue would mean anything to his Mounties.

After all, they were the Division I-North leaders, and were preparing to take on powerhouse Coventry, currently in a battle with South Kingstown for I-South supremacy, in a crossover tilt on Tuesday night.

May 18th

Commentary | McGair: A fan first, late PawSox president Skeffington was a true lover of the sport

May 18, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Jim Skeffington may be remembered by some as the businessman who wanted to move the PawSox out of McCoy Stadium. That’s unfortunate because most of all, he was a fan with a lifelong passion for sports and the benefits they can bring a community.

Skeffington died suddenly Sunday night after a three-month stint as team president of the PawSox. His fandom was a side that not everyone got to see, as his brief tenure was marked by a busy process of transition and planning for the future.

May 17th

Mount St. Charles Baseball | Mounties, Wizards take field in fight against ALS

May 17, 2015


WEST WARWICK –  Mount St. Charles head coach Tom Seaver readily admitted his mind at times drifted to more important issues while facing West Warwick High in a non-league affair at McCarthy Field on Saturday night.

For the third consecutive year, Seaver and Wizards’ coach Rich Grenier had assembled the contest to raise money and awareness in the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS.

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