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Tolman boys' basketball | Steve Otis on the verge of joining 1,000-point club

January 29, 2015

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. 

Providence College basketball | AWAITING A SIGN FROM THE HEAVENS: Location, timing of PC-DePaul game depends on weather

January 26, 2015

PROVIDENCE – This much is known: Providence College will not be hosting DePaul in a key Big East Conference men’s basketball matchup Tuesday night.

Whether the rescheduled game takes place Thursday, which PC officials have announced as a tentative date ... your guess is as good as athletic director Bob Driscoll’s

“We have plans, but they could change depending on the weather conditions and their ability to get a charter flight,” said Driscoll. “The weather the way it is, it could be hard to get a plane.”

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

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.

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.

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.

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.