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Carlton, N.S. top Tedeschi, Burrillville, 1-0

April 6, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD — A couple of bunts and a couple of stolen bases decided the Division II-North’s best pitchers’ duel of the young season on Friday.
Jessica Tremblay’s safety squeeze bunt in the bottom of the third inning drove in Jamie LaFazia with the run that allowed North Smithfield sophomore Karissa Carlton to outduel Burrillville junior Cassidy Tedeschi and the host Northmen to squeak out a 1-0 victory that took 85 minutes to complete.

Middlebrooks, Iglesias spark left side of PawSox infield

April 5, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Aaron Cook joined forces with the Red Sox over the winter after spending every single one of his 10 major-league seasons with the Colorado Rockies. Situated in Pawtucket as the 2012 season gets underway, the 33-year-old comes to McCoy Stadium with the reputation as someone who focuses primarily on pitching to contact and letting the defense take care of the rest.

Mount St. Charles downs Lincoln in lacrosse

April 5, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Before Mount St. Charles Academy faced Lincoln High in a Division II-North battle on Thursday afternoon, head coach Doug Allen asked his squad to be aggressive from the start, especially offensively, to set the tone.
It was something the Mounties had failed to do in a 9-7 loss to Providence Country Day only 48 hours earlier.
“We fell behind, 3-0, right away, and we had to work hard to battle back,” Allen stated. “We have a fast-break, running kind of team, and when we get a lead and we unleash the horses, we’re all set. If we don’t, then we’re usually in for a tough game.”

PawSox kick off 2012 season tonight vs. Buffalo

April 4, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Speaking with a straight face, Jose Iglesias called his spring training experience under the direction of new Boston manager Bobby Valentine “awesome.” Expounding further, the shortstop prospect provided evidence designed to illustrate the change in culture surrounding the way the Red Sox conduct business between the white lines.

Confident Jose Iglesias ready for season

April 3, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Arnie Beyeler has been one of the few baseball constants in Jose Iglesias’ life since the Cuban defector joined the Red Sox organization three years ago, so when the second-year Pawtucket Red Sox manager expresses strong desire regarding what he thinks is in store for Iglesias in 2012, it’s best to take notice.

McGair: H.S. coach expresses optimism regarding PC prospect Ricky Ledo; Friars in good shape in pursuit of JUCO big man Sanchez

April 2, 2012

With the All-American Championship behind him and an appearance in the Jordan Brand Classic on tap for April 14, Ricky Ledo’s days of competing against fellow high schoolers are dwindling to a precious few.
Naturally, the hot button topic surrounding Ledo is whether the acclaimed prospect and Providence native will face eligibility issues in his quest to suit up for Providence College next season. Such concerns largely stem from the number of high schools (a total of four) he’s enrolled at since the fall of 2007, when Ledo attended Bishop Hendricken.

Mounties edge Lions in season opener, 4-3

April 2, 2012

LINCOLN -- It looks like the five scrimmages Mount St. Charles head coach Tom Seaver scheduled during the pre-season has paid dividends.
Then again, one in particular, he stated, was directly responsible for the Mounties’ ability to post a 4-3 Division I-North victory over Lincoln High in both teams’ season opener at Chet Nichols Memorial Field on Monday afternoon.

Volleyball Mounties to feature new look in '12

April 1, 2012

You often hear the expression “what a difference a year makes,” particularly when referencing the turnover rate in high school sports. In the case of the respective boys’ volleyball outfits at Tolman and Mount St. Charles, if the shoe fits, wear it.

Novans should be a factor in Division II-North

April 1, 2012

To say the past two weeks have been hectic for area baseball teams would be like saying there’s no such thing as rush hour traffic in this state. Ever try to squeeze in tryouts followed by roster decisions followed by several scrimmages into a tightly confined window of time? That’s a lot to digest!
Ready or not, like or not, the regular season beckons. Are some skippers wishing they had more time to iron out items of importance like rounding out the pitching staff or settling on a lineup? No doubt, but as those same coaches are already well aware, it’s go time.

Shamrock Swim Club growing by leaps and bounds

March 31, 2012

CUMBERLAND — Chris Payson had just given some of his older, faster swimmers a grueling set of four 800-yard individual medleys – for those who may not understand, each consisted of 200 yards of butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.
He told them he'd give them a break on the time allotted for each 800: 15 minutes.
Naturally, there were a few audible groans, but these members of the Shamrock Swim Club nevertheless set out on their first.

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