July 20th, 2015
As far as college baseball offseason leagues go, there’s no bigger or brighter stage than the by-invitation-only, wooden-bat Cape Cod League.
For Nick Zammarelli, a Lincoln native and 2013 graduate of Lincoln High School, it’s a great opportunity for him to showcase his skills in advance of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Long a fixture on the Blackstone River, taking tours of curious patrons through Uxbridge to Pawtucket â€” and seemingly all points in between â€” the Blackstone Valley Explorer riverboat will ride again in Woonsocket starting next month.
Built in 1993, the Explorer became the first riverboat on the Blackstone River in 175 years. In its 22 years operating on the river, the Explorer has served as a valuable educational resource for school groups and area residents, as patrons learn about the areaâ€™s history and ecology while viewing the natural beauty of the region.
BURRILLVILLE – The Lincoln Little League All-Stars topped Smithfield on Sunday night, 8-4, to capture the Rhode Island District IV Championship.
They were powered by a trio of home runs in the fourth inning by Julian Horan, Danny Fish and Sam Ferranti which accounted for seven of their runs.
Lincoln begins action in the state tournament by facing District 2 winner, Portsmouth, on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Warwick Continental’s Little League complex.
Full story Tuesday in the print edition of The Call.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Ever since George Lucasâ€™s legendary movie â€śStar Warsâ€ť came out in 1977, people around the globe have wondered what it would be like to see a battle between the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance in person.
Youngsters got the chance to unleash their inner Obi-Wan Kenobi or Darth Vader at the Harris Public Library Friday afternoon, when they stepped foot inside Ed Fuquaâ€™s Jedi Academy.
WOONSOCKET – Perhaps the most amazing – and disappointing – statistic for the Woonsocket All-Stars in this R.I. Little League District IV Major Division Tournament losers’ bracket final late Friday night came in the “LOB” category.
Through the first four innings alone, the locals stranded seven, with five in scoring position and two at third base.
One of the struggles that cross-country and track & field teams often encounter during their seasons is coming up with ways to raise funds to pay for expenses that are generally not covered through the school’s sport budget; those much-needed expenses that are often used for such things as uniforms and/or equipment as well as travel and entry fees for important, out-of-state meets.
CUMBERLAND– An early-afternoon crash, that involved two trucks on Interstate 295 south Friday afternoon, claimed the life of a Woonsocket man.
Michael F. Morin Jr., 56, of Woonsocket, was pronounced dead at the scene after the truck in which he was driving rolled over. Robert A. Choiniere, 36, of Lincoln, the driver of the other vehicle, was uninjured.
WOONSOCKET – Lincoln High varsity hoop head coach Kent Crooks was disappointed when the annual North Providence Summer Boys’ Basketball League folded in late spring.
“This is my 13th year at Lincoln, and we played in the old Pawtucket/Central Falls league years ago, then in North Providence, which had one for over 40 years before it shut down,” he stated. “I was worried, ‘Where will the kids get a chance to hone their skills?’ but when this came about, I was thrilled.”
LINCOLN – Charlie Hien couldn’t help but find humor in the irony.
After mustering three straight victories in R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) District IV Tournament action, his Lincoln All-Stars now will face Smithfield for the right to call themselves the district champion.
The crazy part: It will occur at approximately 7 p.m., Sunday – at Rymanski Field in Burrillville.
WOONSOCKET â€” The City Council will hear a presentation on the planned acquisition of the Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center (WACTC) with the help of a $3 million state grant when the panel meets in special session on Monday.
The proposed transaction would see the city acquire ownership of the state-owned and city-operated center while also receiving the grant funding to complete needed building improvement and program upgrades.
The city would, in turn, take on responsibility for the structure built off Aylsworth Avenue in the late 1970s and any future updates it might require.