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Commentary | McGair: PawSox manager Kevin Boles has strong case to be Boston's next 1B coach

October 6, 2015

A little of this, a little of that …

Of all the members of the Red Sox baseball staff in place when Dave Dombrowski became president of baseball operations, PawSox manager Kevin Boles was probably the only person who could safely say he had a foot in the door with the new guy in town.

Lincoln High Girls' Tennis | Lions hitting their stride in time for Division II playoffs

October 6, 2015

LINCOLN – Back in mid-August, Lincoln High Athletic Director Brian Fineberg already had a JV boys' soccer coach inked for the position, that in the form of Tim Potter, who had spent the previous four years with the same team.

When he discovered the girls' varsity tennis job had opened, he immediately told Fineberg he'd prefer to become that squad's new mentor.

Pawtucket Red Sox | Plenty of PawSox alumni in this year's Major League Baseball playoffs

October 6, 2015

The quest for October glory began Tuesday night when the big-budget Yankees host the “nobody expected us to be here” Astros in the American League wild-card game. It was the first game of a postseason that includes 10 teams hailing from the east to the west and everywhere in between.

Cumberland Cross Country | Clippers hold their own at Maine Festival of Champions

October 4, 2015

BELFAST, Me. – Cumberland’s cross-country teams spent Saturday competing at the Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions. The Clipper boys placed second with 162 points while the girls came in third with 141 points. The La Salle girls iced the team title at Troy Howard Middle School with 30 points.

The Clippers’ top female finisher was senior Amy Laverty in 19:04, good for ninth place. Ben Drezek was the Clippers’ top man, coming in third at 16:12.


Boston Red Sox | BoSox parting ways with former PawSox manager Beyeler

October 4, 2015

Arnie Beyeler was well aware of the risks when the Red Sox signed Hanley Ramirez and proclaimed that he would be taking over the left-field duties.

A former PawSox manager who guided the ball club to the 2012 Governors’ Cup, Beyeler spent the last three seasons Boston’s first-base coach. He was also responsible for coaching outfield play, meaning he had a personal and professional stake in transforming Ramirez into an adequate defender. 

Women's College Soccer | Cumberland's Ribeiro enjoying strong bounce-back season at UConn

October 2, 2015

Stephanie Ribeiro’s return to the UConn women’s soccer team couldn’t have been scripted any better.

Exactly one year ago, Ribeiro dealt with the likelihood that her junior season was over before it actually started. The Cumberland native pulled her hip flexor during the spring of her sophomore year. The frustrating part was that every time Ribeiro believed that she was in the clear, a setback would occur.

NBA Basketball | Roncarati on the Rise: Cumberland native now Atlanta's director of rehabilitation

October 1, 2015

Cumberland native Mike Roncarati was in Las Vegas fulfilling his duties with Golden State’s NBA Summer League entry when he found himself standing at the crossroads of his professional career.

The opportunity to climb the Warriors’ organizational ladder was on the table, as the Bishop Feehan graduate had the opportunity to succeed good friend Keke Lyles as the team’s director of athletic performance. The past two seasons had seen Roncarati serve as the strength and conditioning coach for the defending NBA champs.

Providence College Basketball | RIGHT ON POINT: Friars land 2016 PG Maliek White

September 28, 2015

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Friars are looking for a few good point guards to fill Kris Dunn’s talented shoes for the 2016-17 season and beyond.

True, PC already has one Big East-tested point man in Kyron Cartwright along with transfer Isaiah Jackson, who reportedly ran the point at times during his high school days, in the fold. There’s now a third name to add to the list after Virginia native Maliek White supplied the Friars with a verbal commitment late Sunday night.

Central Falls Boys' Soccer | Slow start costs Warriors in 2-1 setback at Portsmouth

September 27, 2015

PORTSMOUTH — Rarely does the size of a soccer field have as big an impact on a soccer game as the size of Portsmouth’s new FIeldTurf facility had on Saturday’s Division I boys’ soccer contest between the Patriots and visiting Central Falls.

Shea Football | Raiders march on to another victory

September 27, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Each game in a football season is a stepping stone. Teams that don’t improve from week to week fall by the wayside.

And so it was no surprise that after Shea High remained unbeaten with a 21-7 victory over Mount Hope on Friday night, head coach Dino Campopiano said, “We have to get better to beat Rogers next week.”


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