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McGair: PawSox Hot Stove event set for Jan. 25

January 16, 2014

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com

PAWTUCKET – The 37th annual Pawtucket Red Sox Hot Stove League Party at McCoy Stadium is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25. The event will run from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

New PawSox manager Kevin Boles and new coach Bruce Crabbe will give fans a preview of what the 2014 club may look like. Several PawSox players and top Red Sox prospects will attend the party and will be available for photos and autographs.

The list of players expected to attend include pitcher Steven Wright and outfielders Bryce Brentz and Alex Hassan.

McGair: Woonsocket High School seeks springtime coaches

January 16, 2014

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket High School Athletic Department is currently accepting applications for the following springtime sports: varsity baseball head coach, boys outdoor track assistant coach, and girls outdoor track assistant coach.

For those interested, contact Athletic Director George Nasuti at (401) 767-4754 or gnasuti@woonsocketschools.com.

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Mount St. Charles suffers shootout loss in opening game of MSC Holiday Face-Off Tournament

December 26, 2013

WOONSOCKET — Mount St. Charles sustained an early ouster from capturing its own MSC Holiday Face-Off Tournament championship on Thursday night following a stunningly-exciting 3-2 double-shootout loss to St. Joseph Collegiate Institute of New York at Adelard Arena.
After a pair of seven-minute, 30-second overtime sessions, the foes faced off in a second shootout, and St. Joe’s mustered four goals to the Mounties’ two.
The visitors took advantage of goals by Harlan LoVullo, James Bassett, Nick Zenger and Justin Crawford, with the eventual clincher awarded to Zenger.

McGair: Video from PC's press conference following win over Yale

December 18, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com

PROVIDENCE - From the importance of Bryce Cotton to his team's porous defense to the status of suspended freshmen Rodney Bullock and Brandon Austin, Ed Cooley covered it all following Providence's 76-64 win over Yale on Tuesday night.

Click here to hear exactly what Cooley had to say: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRGM52nFwlE

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McGair: Friars' Dunn to have season-ending surgery

December 11, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com

Per Providence College:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College men's basketball Head Coach Ed Cooley announced today that sophomore Kris Dunn (New London, Conn.) will have surgery in the next several weeks to repair an injured shoulder and he will miss the remainder of the season. Dunn injured his shoulder during the team's exhibition game on November 2 versus Rhode Island College.

McGair: Getting you ready for the Division II Super Bowl between Cumberland and West Warwick

December 8, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com

Welcome to the final day of fall high school sports in Rhode Island, otherwise known as Super Bowl Sunday.

The big game of note in the area takes place at 3 p.m. with defending Division II champion Cumberland squaring off against West Warwick. The Clippers and Wizards each finished with 5-2 records in league play – a mark that was also equaled by three fellow division foes.

As a result of that unprecedented five-way tie for first place, one team was eliminated while West Warwick was awarded the No. 1 seed in Division II-B.

McGair: Breaking down the Division II Super Bowl, Part II

December 6, 2013

By BRENDAN MCGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com

As promised, myself and fellow sports writer Branden Mello, he of the Kent County Daily Times, have returned to talk more about Sunday's Division II Super Bowl between West Warwick and defending champion Cumberland.

Click and enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lktj_Z4Pgow

McGair: URI-PC pregame notes from the Ryan Center

December 5, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Welcome to the Ryan Center, where the Friars and Rams will renew their college hoops rivalry at 8 p.m. Game will be shown on CBS College Sports (click here for the story that ran in today’s paper regarding that: http://pawtuckettimes.com/content/national-spotlight-shines-tonights-pc-...

A few pregame notes to pass along:
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McGair: Breaking down the Division II Super Bowl, Part I

December 3, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com

Click on the link below to hear what myself and Branden Mello of the Kent County Daily Times have to say about the Division II Super Bowl featuring West Warwick and Cumberland. In this link, we talk about the Division II playoff format, which included contesting the semifinals before Thanksgiving.

Another link that focuses on the Wizards and the Clippers and what to expect come Sunday afternoon at Cranston Stadium will be posted later this week. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeM_AaXZFEM

McGair: PawSox release statement on Gary DiSarcina leaving to become Angels' third-base coach

November 5, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com

PAWTUCKET -- Once again, the winds of change have swept through the manager's office at McCoy Stadium.

Tuesday saw Gary DiSarcina leave to become the third-base coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, a franchise that the Massachusetts native is quite familiar with. He played 12 years for the Angels and served as a special assistant to the team's general manager during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

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