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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.

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.

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.

Providence College basketball | POINT MAN: Guard guru Jeff Battle joins Friars coaching staff

May 17, 2015


PROVIDENCE – In basketball, as in life, timing is everything. That’s why PC Friar fans should take note of the addition of Jeff Battle to Ed Cooley’s staff – it comes at an intriguing juncture for the program.

It’s hard to avoid associating Kris Dunn’s return to PC for his redshirt junior season and Battle’s arrival as an assistant. Dunn has NBA point-guard pedigree, and who better to educate the talented youngster than a coach who knows a thing or two about working with top-tier college point men.

American Legion Baseball | New leaders of Woonsocket’s Fairmount Post 85 hope to maintain winning tradition

May 15, 2015

WOONSOCKET – When local ballplayers try out the next two weekends for the Woonsocket-based Navigant Fairmont Post 85 American Legion Baseball team, they’ll become participants in one of the oldest traditions in youth sports.

The national institution of American Legion Baseball will celebrate its 90th anniversary this season, making it one of the most venerable organizations in amateur sports in the U.S.

High school baseball | FLY LIKE AN EAGLE: Cumberland's Dante Baldelli opts to take talents to Boston College

May 15, 2015

 

NORTH PROVIDENCE – There’s no room for confusion or interpretation when you’re that sure about something. Make no mistake … Dante Baldelli’s mind is already made up regarding his college-baseball destination.

Northern Division Track & Field | Clippers Scullin, Soullier and Barger; Woonsocket’s Harlan shine at Northern Division Championships

May 13, 2015


CRANSTON – Despite a dominant showing from Smithfield, several area athletes successfully turned in noteworthy performances at the Girls’ Northern Division Championships, held Wednesday at Cranston West High. 
 
Smithfield ran away with the team title as the Sentinels’ 197 points was 52 more than runner-up Cumberland. Woonsocket came in fourth place (44) followed by Mount St. Charles (26), Lincoln (23.5) and Burrillville (13).

Pro Golf | Good golf, generosity make CVS Charity Classic an ace

May 12, 2015


SMITHFIELD – The CVS Caremark Charity Classic is a “combo of world-class golf and supporting area charities.”

Those words came from Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark Corp, during a press event on Tuesday to announce the 10 players who have committed to this year’s event. 

Burrillville baseball | Surging Burrillville gets above .500 with rout of Hope High, 11-1

May 12, 2015


BURRILLVILLE – Peter Berthelette spoke at length late last week about the importance of his Burrillville High contingent being mentally focused for three crucial, upcoming Division III contests.

That slate included home-and-home affairs with Hope on Tuesday and Thursday, both sandwiched around a game with Davies Tech on Wednesday.

Pawtucket Red Sox | Former all-star Allen Craig hopes to jumpstart career after demotion to PawSox

May 12, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Long before his rise to All-Star status and subsequent fall that resulted in him getting sent to the minors, Allen Craig was a part-time player for the St. Louis Cardinals.

As a 26-year-old with St. Louis in 2011, Craig logged 219 plate appearances in 75 games. He certainly made the most of his limited exposure, producing a triple-slash line of .315/.362/.555 along with 11 home runs and 40 RBI. 

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