February 6th, 2015
PAWTUCKET – Pictured from left, pitcher Keith Couch, manager Kevin Boles, director of player development Ben Crockett, assistant director of player development Brian Abraham, hitting coach Rich Gedman and pitcher Robby Scott, pose for a photo with the Governors’ Cup on Friday at the media portion of the PawSox' annual Hot Stove event.
The team brought the cup home to McCoy last year as champions of the International League, for the second time in three years.
WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles mentor Ray Leveille couldn’t have more blunt after his club stole a thrilling yet nail-biting, come-from-behind 40-38 triumph over Tolman High on Thursday night.
“We didn’t deserve to win that game,” he explained after his Mounties improved to 14-3 overall and 11-2 in Division III-North. “We missed too many free throws, we had too many turnovers; Tolman is a difficult matchup for us because of its size. It has a daunting front line, and that forces you to take outside jumpers.
PAWTUCKET â€“ State police have verbally informed city officials that the criminal investigation into a Pawtucket Police major has indicated that they found no criminal culpability, the city's Public Safety Director said Thursday.
While city officials are still waiting for state police to provide a written review of the investigation, â€śthey have verbally indicated to us that the criminal investigation they conducted â€¦ could find no criminal culpability,â€ť Public Safety Director Tony Pires told The Times on Thursday.
PAWTUCKET – Talk to Rich Gedman and it’s clear that the PawSox have a new, passionate hitting coach who is invested in the game.
Tom Brady is the best ever. Bill Belichick is the best ever. Super Bowl XLIX was the best (and most-watched) ever. New England sports fans are the most blessed in the nation. Let’s get those declarations out of the way.
Legacies aside, though, the Patriots’ history-making championship season was also a triumph for some the oldest of old-school virtues.
Patience. Preparedness. Professionalism.
PAWTUCKET – With all eyes in the gym focused on Tolman’s Steve Otis, the Tigers used their secret weapon – team balance – to good measure in a 70-58 triumph over Rogers High on Wednesday night.
PAWTUCKET â€“ An evening out at a local bar ended with cuts from flying glass for one patron according to police.
A bartender, who the victim claimed was the attacker in the incident at a local restaurant, was charged with felony assault after she allegedly struck the man in the face with a glass Monday night, police said.
Read the rest of the story in Thursday's newspaper.
The next time a professional athlete emphatically states that he/she turns down the volume whenever the media dials up the criticism, do yourself a favor and cue up Julian Edelman’s post-Super Bowl XLIX press conference.
Edelman seized the moment and reminded the world that ESPN football analyst Trent Dilfer had written off New England following its Week 4 blowout loss at Kansas City.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A city man was charged with possessing a loaded weapon in a vehicle after an officer discovered a .22-caliber rifle in his car on Monday.
Police said the rifle was found after the driverâ€™s car became stuck in a snowbank.
At 10 p.m. Monday, Pawtucket Police Officer Alexander Smith reported the vehicle wedged in the snow at Main and Harrison streets, police Maj. Arthur Martins said. Smith talked to the man â€“ Tyrone Perry, 24, of Alice Street â€“ and Perry told Smith that he had some friends coming to help him, Martins said.
PAWTUCKET - The stateâ€™s highest court has ordered a new trial for Victor Arciliares who was found guilty of first degree murder in the Pawtucket drive-by shooting death of Alfredo Barros in 2010.
In a decision issued last week, the Rhode Island Supreme Court threw out Arciliaresâ€™ 2013 murder conviction, finding Superior Court Judge Robert D. Krause erred when he curtailed the extent to which Arciliaresâ€™ attorney, Lara E. Montecalvo, was allowed to cross-examine a key police witness in the trial.
Pro Football Recap
2/1 University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
New England 28
BURRILLVILLE – Super Bowl Sunday is the pinnacle of the sporting world, and attaining a berth in the NFL’s premier event is the stuff of dreams for every coaching staff and team when they begin each year, and the prize which they pursue through innumerable ups and downs.
PAWTUCKET – Narragansett High has reached the point where it can expect every team’s best effort, and Shea certainly provided plenty of hard-fought ammunition Friday night as the Raiders sought to hand the Mariners their first Division II loss.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A Providence teen was found guilty in Providence Superior Court for the 2013 Christmas Eve murder of a 21-year-old man at the Galego Court housing complex, according to the Attorney Generalâ€™s Office confirmed on Friday.
The jury convicted Jose â€śGioâ€ť Lopez, 18, with a last known address on Joslin Street in Providence, of the Dec. 24, 2013 murder of Ryan Almeida.
The jury found Lopez guilty of murder, discharging a firearm while in the commission of a crime of violence, and conspiracy. Lopez was found not guilty of carrying a firearm without a license.
PAWTUCKET – Down 14 points at halftime on their home court Friday night, Tolman High staged an epic second-half comeback to shock Davies Tech on a last-minute shot by freshman guard Ally Larson, 50-49.
The Tigers had trailed 36-22 at intermission before rallying almost all the way back. But with about 10 seconds left the Patriots had the ball and a chance to seal the game, when Tolman point guard Destiny Moore came up with a steal, and hit Larson with an outlet pass to set up the game-winner.
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SPECIAL (NE vs SEA) - How long will it take Idina Menzel to sign the US National Anthem?
Over/Under 2 minutes 1 second
â€˘ OVER- She has done the National Anthem on multiple occasions. In her earlier appearance she was under more later over. Her fame is at an all-time high thanks to Frozen. She will really bring it in a drawn out way.
PAWTUCKET – To have a transfer as talented as Kasey Gagan fall right into a team’s lap … it’s as if the basketball gods were smiling down on St. Raphael head coach Fred Saunders.
PAWTUCKET â€“ City firefighters responded to back-to-back incidents Wednesday night, including a grease fire that erupted in the kitchen of a group home on Manchester Street for persons recovering from substance abuse disorders, and a furnace explosion an hour later at an assisted living facility on Central Avenue.
Fire Chief William Sisson said a resident at the Sanctuary Recovery Residence, 12 Manchester St., was cooking when a grease fire flared-up on the kitchen stove. The fire was contained to the kitchen and did not affect the rest of the dwelling, he said.
PAWTUCKET – With snow days and school cancellations behind us for the most part, interscholastic boys and girls basketball teams can resume their quest of padding the playoff résumé.
One area squad that is on firm footing heading into February is the Tolman boys’ hoopsters. Head coach Mike Kayata has enjoyed a fabulous campaign to date, winning eight of nine Division II contests. In the season-long PowerPoint standings that will determine the 16 berths in the Open State Tournament, the Tigers occupy the seventh position with 6.4 points.
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