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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. 

Woonsocket High Football | New head coach Castiglia aims to re-instill tradition for Villa Novans

May 10, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The new head coach of the Villa Novans football team has made it quite clear that he’s not going to be just about X’s and O’s, or Johns and Joes.

Rest assured that there’s plenty of pigskin knowledge tucked inside the mind of Glenn Castiglia, Woonsocket’s choice to succeed Woonsocket interim coach Brian Bouley, who was handed the keys to the program last summer after Carnell Henderson became principal of the Cass Ave. campus.

Commentary | McGair: Roussel to Green Bay for NFL tryout, area HS seniors announce college plans

May 9, 2015


Congratulations and best wishes to Pawtucket’s Jean-Daniel Roussel, who is in Green Bay this weekend on a tryout deal with the NFL’s Packers. A product of St. Raphael and Sacred Heart University, Roussel was one of a reported 26 players that the Green Bay front office invited on a tryout condition. 

Girls' Ice Hockey | MOUNT-N-LIONS? Lincoln, Mount St. Charles could form new girls' co-op team

May 9, 2015


At Lincoln High School, officials want to continue playing Rhode Island interscholastic girls’ hockey despite recently learning that their co-op partner Cumberland will drop the sport.

If the Lions are to keep playing, they’ll need a new partner, as they lack the numbers to field a team on their own.

One potential candidate is Mount St. Charles Academy, a program that bears a proud history in the sport but has seen declining participants in recent years.

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