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January 25th, 2015

Pawtucket Red Sox baseball | Governors' Cup champion PawSox stage reunion at Foxwoods

January 26, 2015

A PawSox reunion that also included an appearance by Paws the mascot helped highlight the first-ever Red Sox-sponsored ‘Baseball Winter Weekend’ that took place at Foxwoods Resort Casino. In the photo, members of the 2014 Pawtucket Red Sox that made the trek to Connecticut include, left to right, Garin Cecchini, Anthony Ranaudo, Brandon Workman, Rusney Castillo and Bryce Brentz

January 23rd

A new life for an old diner?

January 24, 2015

PAWTUCKET – The long, dark journey of the legendary Silver Top Diner appears to be coming to an end, and maybe – just maybe – there may be some light at the far side of the tunnel.

Recently freed from a legal limbo in which it had been mired nearly seven years, the 1930s dining car is heading for the auction block. Though it’s in poor condition, despite efforts to protect it from the elements, City Planner Barney S. Heath is optimistic that some nostalgic, diner-loving savior might be interested in reviving the landmark as a going business.

Tolman Boys' Basketball | Tigers rack up another win by outdueling Juanita Sanchez, 74-61

January 24, 2015


PAWTUCKET – It looked like a shootout at the O.K. Corral during the first half of Friday night’s Division II showdown between Tolman and Juanita Sanchez. The two top gunslingers in the division led the way. Miguel Prieto came in averaging 24 points per game for the Cavaliers while Tolman’s Steve Otis brought along his 21-point per game average.

Prieto nailed a long three-pointer early in the game and stared down Otis heading back up-court.

PawSox | Swihart primed to be first everyday catcher for Sox since Shoppach

January 23, 2015


BOSTON – In essence, the Red Sox made two moves when they traded former PawSox catcher Dan Butler to Washington earlier this month. While one of them did not appear under the transitions listing, an unofficial memo was sent out regarding how the organization plans to proceed with Pawtucket’s catching situation in 2015.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars

January 23, 2015

January 22nd

PawSox | Radio broadcaster Levering gets call to big league role with Brewers

January 23, 2015


PAWTUCKET – The pipeline between the PawSox radio broadcasters and Major League Baseball has pumped out another talented personality. On Thursday, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that Jeff Levering, Pawtucket’s No. 1 broadcaster for the past two seasons, has been hired as the play-by-play broadcaster for select road games on the Brewers Radio Network. 
 

St. Raphael Boys' Basketball | Saints step up pressure to stop Wizards, 70-47

January 23, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Sometimes, basketball can be a pretty simple game.

St. Raphael Academy put on a clinic for five minutes in the first half of Thursday night’s 70-47 victory over West Warwick, going off on a 24-0 run that featured superb passing and brilliant shooting. The Saints ran their offense and found the open man time after time while breaking this game open midway through the first half.

Pawtucket, CF get first glimpse of planned commuter rail station

January 23, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Paul and Susan Graseck of Pawtucket got a first look at the proposed plans for a commuter rail station in the city between Goff Avenue and Barton Street Thursday night at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center at 175 Main St., and liked what they saw.

“We would very much like a commuter rail station to be approved for Pawtucket,” Paul Graseck said while explaining the new transportation opportunity would be accessible from their home.

“It would really make a difference for Pawtucket and Central Falls and help revitalize the area,” Susan Graseck added.

January 21st

Tolman boys' basketball| Ashley to the rescue as Tolman turns away Tiverton

January 22, 2015

PAWTUCKET  –  Tolman High took advantage of a 16-4 flurry at the start of the final stanza and sailed to a 73-61 Division II victory over Tiverton at the James W. Donaldson Gymnasium on Wednesday night.

Head coach Mike Kayata learned senior swing Prince Johnson would be unable to play as he suffered from the flu, but classmate Derek Ashley mustered a premier performance in his absence. At the small forward spot, Ashley delivered a game-high 22 points with three treys, but that wasn’t the half of it.

Providence College basketball | PLENTY IN RESERVE: Friars’ Harris has taken to coming off the bench

January 22, 2015

PROVIDENCE – The warranty on Tyler Harris’ coming-off-the-bench experiment has officially expired.

Since the probability of the Providence College redshirt junior serving as a reserve for a ninth straight game against Xavier Thursday night is high, the time has officially come to dub Harris as the team’s super sub. When Ed Cooley made the decision to remove Harris from the starting five a month ago – Dec. 20 vs. UMass to be exact – the coach explained the move as a prime chance to bolster the Friars’ firepower off the bench.

The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year

January 21, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year
The most common New Year Resolution is to lose weight and get fit. Fitness and nutrition expert John Basedow offers his best diet tips and tricks, including 'smart shopping,' controlling portion size, selecting natural foods, home cooking and packing 'take home plates' when eating out, so you to make this year your best ever.

January 20th

Tolman Girls' Basketball | Konte’s triple-double powers Tigers past Bishop Keough, 54-45

January 21, 2015


PAWTUCKET  –  Tigers junior center Fenda Konte was force to be reckoned with on Tuesday, notching a triple-double with 16 points, 23 rebounds and 11 blocks, as Tolman held on to beat crosstown foe Bishop Keough, 54-45.
 
Tolman had held a 17-point lead (35-18) over the Koalas with 11:42 left in the final period, and a 16-point advantage (39-23) with less than eight minutes left in the game.
 

Pro football Recap of the week that was

January 20, 2015

Sunday 1/18/15
Seattle (14-4) 28 vs
Green Bay (13-5) 22

January 19th

Pawtucket fights to keep PawSox

January 20, 2015

PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket Red Sox have been an institution at the venerable McCoy Stadium for more than 40 years, playing host to countless future All-Stars, walk-off home runs, no-hitters, perfect games, championships, and the longest game in professional baseball history.

However, with recent reports of the team’s potential sale to the Boston Red Sox ownership group, rumors are beginning to swirl that have people questioning the team’s future in the city.

C.F. mayor asks for campaign funds

January 19, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS —Mayor James A. Diossa has put his campaign hat back on and is looking to raise money on behalf of the two City Council candidates he is expected to officially endorse this week.
Diossa sent out an email Thursday to supporters, local businesses and organizations on a campaign email list looking for financial assistance to promulgate the non-partisan primary to be held on Feb. 5, which will be followed by a special election featuring the top two vote-getters on Feb. 19.

January 18th

Meet your state senators

January 19, 2015

PROVIDENCE – As the new General Assembly session got under way recently with the traditional swearing in and first-day sessions in both the House and the Senate on Jan. 7, several new legislators joined their veteran counterparts to consider state business in the months ahead.

The following is a listing of area state senators and portions of their biographies listed with the legislative pages at http://www.rilin.state.ri.us.

McGair named 2014 R.I. Sportswriter of the Year

January 18, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Brendan W. McGair, a veteran sportswriter and columnist who covers the Pawtucket Red Sox, college and high school sports for the Call/Times, has been named Rhode Island Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). This is his third NSSA honor in the past five years.

January 16th

Patriots pride you can feel...and taste

January 17, 2015

Scott Anderson has taken the concept of wearing your favorite team colors to a whole new level.

Forget the jerseys and hats. Anderson, 38, of Woonsocket, is showing off his team spirit by getting the Patriots logo shaved into the back of his head. And as Sunday’s AFC Championship between the Patriots and Colts approaches in Foxboro, Anderson says he’s getting lots of smiles and thumbs-ups as Patriots fever grips the Blackstone Valley.

“It’s my team and I have to support my time,” says the lifelong Pats fan.

St. Raphael – Cumberland Basketball | St. Raphael tops Cumberland for 24th straight league win

January 17, 2015

CUMBERLAND – It was business as usual for St. Raphael Friday night as the Saints improved to 8-0 in Division II-North following a 68-55 win over Cumberland at the Wellness Center.

St. Raphael Basketball | Jones, McParlin power Saints past Cranston East, 62-60

January 17, 2015


PAWTUCKET – The St. Raphael Academy basketball team appeared lost in December and now the Saints seem to have found a way to compete in January.
 
SRA got 21 points and 21 rebounds from talented sophomore Trevante Jones and a game-saving block from senior Kyle McParlin in the closing seconds on Friday night to edge Cranston East, 62-60.