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High School Baseball | Mounties race past Northmen, Clippers topple Central

May 28, 2015


NORTH SMITHFIELD  –  Mount St. Charles opened fast with five runs in the first three frames and later downed Division II-North host North Smithfield, 9-2, in both teams’ regular-season finale on Thursday.

Four juniors – including Eric Abruzzi, John Montani, Alex Lataille and Colin Cannata – posted two hits apiece for the Mounties, while senior Mike Dixon had a triple, single and a run scored.

Burrillville boys' lacrosse | Burrillville/North Smithfield beats Middletown in Div. III semi, 14-8

May 27, 2015


BURRILLVILLE  –  Once the final horn sounded Wednesday afternoon, members of the Burrillville/North Smithfield Co-op squad sprinted toward the cage manned by senior goalkeeper Mark Pasquariello, pounced on top of him and began chanting, “We’re going to the ‘ship! We’re going to the ‘ship!”

They referred to the fact that the Broncos qualified for the R.I. Division III Tournament championship game at Brown University’s Stevenson Field at 1 p.m., Sunday.

Softball | Clippers stun Tolman, take non-leaguer from Franklin; Davies wins on senior day

May 26, 2015


FRANKLIN – Cumberland High suffered no letdown after a key Division I-North triumph over rival Tolman on Monday night.

Twenty-four hours later, the Clippers reeled in non-league foe Franklin, 4-2, on Tuesday to assemble important, back-to-back wins.

Against Franklin, sophomore righty Sydney Provencal allowed just two hits and a walk while fanning four in a five-inning stint, while sophomores Sam Jalbert, Maddi Leite, Provencal and Emily Anderson all produced a hit and an RBI.

Lincoln Baseball | Palmieri throws one-hitter, Trevor Marques homers as Lions stop Novans, 7-0

May 26, 2015


WOONSOCKET  –  Over the past week, Lincoln High sustained two defeats in its last three contests after opening its Division I-A campaign at 12-1.

Those were rather tight affairs against La Salle and Hendricken, and some may have wondered, “Are the wheels coming off?”

Passages | As husband, father, and coach, George Patrick Duffy had a love affair with life

May 26, 2015


PAWTUCKET – George Patrick Duffy left this world on Saturday night, clutching a baseball in one hand while feeling the love of family caressing his faltering heart. 

Pawtucket Red Sox | PawSox honor late president Skeffington, unveil 'JJS' patch

May 25, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Playing their first home game since the passing of Jim Skeffington, the Pawtucket Red Sox held a brief but poignant tribute for their late team president prior to Monday’s game against Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre.

Road Racing | Villa Novan student-athletes shine at George Nasuti 5K

May 25, 2015


WOONSOCKET – The primary mission of the George Nasuti Novans Pride 5K is to raise money for the Woonsocket athletic department.

So it was extremely fitting to see a Villa Novan student-athlete cross the finish line first on Memorial Day Monday.

Mount St. Charles Tennis | Mounties finish with pride despite falling short in bid to three-peat

May 23, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Mount St. Charles may have failed in its attempt to capture a third consecutive R.I. Division II Team Tournament championship at Slater Park’s Mike Kenny Courts on Saturday afternoon, but it sure didn’t show in its players’ classy collective mind-sets afterward.

Pawtucket Red Sox | GLOVE ACTUALLY: Pitch-calling, defense must come first for Swihart

May 22, 2015

 

PAWTUCKET – More so than at any other position, for big league catchers, playing high-level defense isn’t a nicety, it’s a necessity.

Cumberland Baseball | Clippers pull away from Townies, 7-0

May 22, 2015

CUMBERLAND – For five-plus innings, this Division I-B affair between Cumberland and East Providence highs was defined as a premier pitchers’ duel.

It sure didn’t end that way.

Guarding a skimpy 1-0 advantage entering the back half of the sixth, the Clippers exploded for six runs on six straight hits – four for extra bases – to coast to a 7-0 blowout triumph over the Townies before perhaps 70 fans at Tucker Field on Friday afternoon.

With it, CHS improved to 10-6 overall and, more importantly, 10-5 in I-B to solidify its second-place position behind division-leading North Kingstown.

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