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July 29th, 2011

Web Only: Collette falls to Gershkoff/Auburn Post 20

July 30, 2011

WEST WARWICK – Like many American Legion coaches, Collette Vacations boss Ray Ventura was probably hoping that Jeff Diehl was going turn pro after getting drafted by the New York Mets in June.
You could see why Friday night as Diehl single-handily almost won the game for Gershkoff/Auburn Post 20, the catcher belting two home runs in a 6-4 win over Collette in the winners’ bracket final of the American Legion Senior Division playoffs.

Nasuti hopeful Woonsocket sports will remain intact

July 29, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Woonsocket High School athletic director George Nasuti is guardedly optimistic that his interscholastic sports program will continue to enjoy the success, and occasional state championships, that the Villa Novans have accrued in recent years.

Post 14 still alive

July 29, 2011

WEST WARWICK – Instead of dwelling on Thursday’s loss to Collette Vacations Post 79, the boys from Cumberland Post 14 answered the challenge of keeping its season alive.
Top-seeded Post 14 lives to fight another day thanks to eight standout innings from knuckleball artist Zach Perry and key hits from Tyler Santaniello and Nick Zammarelli. Almost forgotten in the aftermath of Friday’s 5-2 win against defending champion New England Frozen Lemonade/Shields Post 43 was the spectacular – some may argue season-saving – catch Matt Sorkin made in center field to end the top of the first inning.

July 28th

McGair: Putting the trade deadline in perspective

July 28, 2011

The fourth week in July means the following:
1). The bombardment of back-to-school commercials, serving as a cruel reality check and a reminder that summer reading will not be accomplished through osmosis or CliffsNotes.
2). There’s roughly a month remaining in the minor league season. Where does the time go?
3). Another fast-moving July 31 trading deadline is just days away from building toward a crescendo.

Collette Vacations bests top seed Post 14

July 28, 2011

EAST PROVIDENCE — It’s been quite some time since Collette Vacations Post 79 enjoyed a nine-game win streak or found itself two wins away from a state championship, but that’s the state of the Pawtucket ballclub heading into tonight’s 8 p.m. winners’ bracket final at McCarthy Stadium.
Eric Geisman gave a splendid performance on the mound and Post 79 did just enough offensively to help produce a 4-1 victory over Cumberland Post 14 on Thursday night in their semifinal-round game at Pierce Field.

Olympic dreams on hold for ex-MSC standout Lavallee

July 28, 2011

Roland Lavallee has never veered away from his dream of qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in January.
But for the last nine months, the former Mount St. Charles standout has certainly been tested with a series of personal and physical setbacks.

Irving D. Studley

July 28, 2011

Irving D. Studley

HOLLISTON, MA - Irving D. Studley, 90, of Dorset Road and formerly of Albion died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Framingham Union Hospital, Framingham, MA surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Eleanor M. (Peltier) Studley.
Born in Pittsfield, MA, a son of the late James and Charlotte (Rogers) Studley, he had lived in the Albion section of Lincoln before moving to South Yarmouth, MA for 20 years. He later lived in Twentynine Palms, CA before moving to Holliston 2 years ago.

Robert G. Cloutier

July 28, 2011

Robert G. Cloutier

WOONSOCKET- Robert G. Cloutier 49, of Woonsocket, died Monday at home.
Mr. Cloutier was born in Woonsocket, the son of Robert E. Cloutier and the late Jeanne (Mandeville) Cloutier.
He was an assembler of fiber optic wire for General Cable in Franklin, MA for five years, and was previously employed by the Okonite Co. in Cumberland for many years. He was an avid Yankees and Patriots fan and enjoyed spending time at the beach.

Raymond B. Begin

July 28, 2011

Raymond B. Begin

WOONSOCKET- Raymond B. Begin, 77, resident of Woonsocket, died July 27, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence.
Born Oct. 19, 1933 in Albion RI, a son of the late Rodolpha & Jeanne (Leroux) Begin.
Raymond worked for the Replacement Auto Parts, and the Zambarano Hospital. He was a peacetime Navy veteran. He enjoyed visiting the Library, an avid cat lover and enjoyed feeding ducks.

July 27th

Cumberland Post 14 downs Shoreline

July 27, 2011

WEST WARWICK — To say that Ryan O’Dell and his Cumberland Post 14 teammates are looking forward to the American Legion Senior Division playoffs would be a gross understatement.
Just a few months earlier, many of the same players on manager Jim Dawber’s crew figured prominently on the Lincoln High baseball squad that exited quickly from the Division I playoffs. It was the type of ending that was viewed in some corners as a complete shock, especially since Lincoln had captured the I-North division title and rattled off seven consecutive wins to begin the season.

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