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PawSox' season comes to an end

September 10, 2011

PAWTUCKET – That’s all she wrote for the 2011 edition of the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Pawtucket concluded its meek showing in the Governors’ Cup playoffs with a lackluster 3-1 loss to Lehigh Valley Saturday night at McCoy Stadium. The three-game sweep pushes the IronPigs into the finals where they will face defending champion Columbus.
Pawtucket led just once in the entire series –1-0 after the first inning of the second game – and wound up hitting 3-for-26 with runners in scoring position, including a hitless showing in six opportunities in Game 3. Collectively the PawSox hit .180.

Nassaney Memorial Race draws big field

September 10, 2011

SMITHFIELD – On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, millions of Americans across the country will be remembering today all those who perished in the terrorist attacks in 2001.

Clippers' Sutcliffe wins Injury Fund race

September 10, 2011

BURRILLVILLE – Chariho Regional senior Mike Marsella registered the fastest time of the day on Saturday at the annual Injury Fund Cross-Country Carnival, held at Burrillville Middle School.
Marsella covered the five-kilometer course in a time of 15 minutes, 25.96 seconds to win the Platt III race, one of four boys’ races.

E.P. gridders whip Woonsocket

September 9, 2011

EAST PROVIDENCE --- Jalin Braxton and East Providence High ran away with this season opener.
The Second-Team All-State fullback picked up 153 yards and a pair of long touchdowns on 11 first-half carries on Friday night to guide the Townies to a convincing 42-0 non-league victory over Woonsocket High at Pierce Field.
The Townies scored on each of their first four possessions of the contest and ended the opening half with 255 yards on the ground and a 28-0 command.

Kory Lawrence 'saves' Woonsocket win

September 9, 2011

WOONSOCKET – For the first three quarters of Friday’s game, Woonsocket High goalie Kory Lawrence didn’t have to contend with too many shots fired his way by opposing Mount Pleasant.
But when the Kilties picked up their intensity a few extra notches in the crucial stage of the tilt, and Lawrence was called to action, the Villa Novan senior delivered.

Woonsocket drops field hockey opener to Classical

September 8, 2011

WOONSOCKET – During the final few minutes of the first half, Woonsocket High goalie Melinda Rice had to contend with a vicious attack by Classical.
But each shot, nearly a half dozen in that short span, Rice thwarted away with her stick or on a diving save.
That was just a sampling of the stellar effort by the talented senior in Thursday’s Division II clash at Barry Field. She finished her day’s work with 16 saves, most coming at close range.

Officiating crew grows to five with back judge

September 8, 2011

If Bruce Guindon and his high school football officiating brethren had their druthers, the installment of a fifth member to the longstanding four-man, on-field crew would have transpired years ago.
What was once a plea is now part of the Interscholastic League’s pigskin fabric. Beginning this season an additional pair of eyes will be called upon to aid specifically in the judgment of pass plays and blocks downfield, two areas that in the past have been tough calls a for group colloquially called “zebras” to accurately decipher.

Non-league schedule kicks off local football season

September 8, 2011

The two-a-days are history. So are the scrimmages and Injury Fund games.
This weekend, the regular season for high school football gets under way with non-league games scattered throughout the state.
Eight of the Blackstone Valley’s 11 teams kick off tonight, and the big games of the bunch will feature two-time Division II champion Woonsocket taking on East Providence at Pierce Field and former Thanksgiving Day rivals Shea and Lincoln playing each other at Lincoln‘s Ferguson Field.

One step at a time for PawSox manager Beyeler

September 7, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Arnie Beyeler had everything figured out – or so he believed prior to discussing his baseball career ambitions with Brad Mills a few years back during spring training.
At the time Beyeler was managing in Double-A Portland while Mills served as Terry Francona’s bench coach in Boston. One day the pair engaged in some casual chatter when the minor-league skipper revealed what he considered the pinnacle: coaching third base for a major league club.

PawSox playoff opener pushed back to Thursday night

September 7, 2011

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A brief period of clearing skies provided some false hope that the PawSox may be able to play the opener of their Round One Governors’ Cup Series against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Unfortunately, the clearing skies disappeared and another heavy downpour forced the postponement of the game.
The series will now be pushed back by one day, with the opener being played Thursday night at 7:05 at Lehigh Valley. PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler will keep the same pitching rotation in effect, with Matt Fox (10-4, 3.96) going up against Dave Bush (1-2, 3.91) in the opener.

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