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Michael Chavis PawSox

Inside the Mind of Michael Chavis on His Way to Boston

One day, you're in Pawtucket and hitting tape measure home runs. Next thing you know, you're being tapped on the shoulder. The major leagues are beckoning. Welcome to Michael Chavis' world, one that stared the power-hitting prospect right in the face. In a 48-hour span last week, Chavis went from "property of the Pawtucket Red...
Trevor Kelley PawSox

PawSox Pitcher Trevor Kelley’s Journey From “The Berm” to The Mound

Trevor Kelley's youthful baseball memories are Rhode Island memories, through and through. Kelley was born in Barrington, played Little League along with countless backyard baseball and street hockey games with his neighborhood contemporaries, and made his way to McCoy Stadium too many times to count. “Barrington is small enough where everyone knows each other," said Kelley....
Billy McMillon

New Manager Billy McMillon Ready To “Push the Envelope” with the PawSox

The PawSox take on Syracuse Friday, April 12 at 6pm on YurView, Cox channels 4 and 1004 in Rhode Island. There is so much turnover in a Triple-A clubhouse that often the team's personality and public persona follows the lead of the manager. Enter Billy McMillon, the new keeper of the managerial flame for the Pawtucket...
Isaiah Hazard fundraiser

Benefit for Isaiah Hazard Scores

The call for support went out and the community responded in droves. On a recent snowy Thursday night at Finn's Harborside in East Greenwich, friends and family banded together to show support for a special young boy. They all came for a fundraiser to benefit Isaiah Hazard, the five-year-old East Greenwich native who was on...
Rhode Island Super Bowl preview

Rhode Island Super Bowl Preview

For eight R.I. high school football teams, there's still one more game left to play. This weekend marks the culmination of a journey that began under hot summer skies and concludes with Thanksgiving quickly approaching. Win or lose, it's about savoring the Super Bowl experience that will unfold over consecutive days on the artificial turf...
Central Falls High School Football

Central Falls High Football Proves Home Is Where the Heart Is

It was August of 2017 and preseason camp was about to start when the Central Falls High football team was whistled for a false start penalty that was no mere 10-yard infraction. Head coach Jeff Lapierre was relayed some tough news – his Central Falls High varsity and JV programs would be unable to conduct...
Cranston West football Steve Alves

For the Alves Clan, Cranston West Football is a Family Affair

Most teenage girls have a Christmas wish list that likely includes the latest fashions or electronics. The Christmas of 2017, Madison Alves received a present from her uncle Jimmy that foreshadowed her entrance Cranston West High School as a ninth grader the following fall. Uncle Jim gave his niece a football kicking stand. If you know anything...
North Kingstown at Bishop Hendricken

North Kingstown at Bishop Hendricken: Tonight’s Game Preview

In North Kingstown, you have last year's Division II Super Bowl winner: hungry to prove itself in Division I. In Bishop Hendricken, you have a team that's held a monopoly on the D-I landscape for quite some time, winning seven of the past eight state titles. The lone exception came last year when the Hawks'...
North Kingstown

North Kingstown Says “Bring It On” to Division 1 Opponents

Bring it on. That's the overwhelming sentiment within the North Kingstown camp after realignment metrics used by the Rhode Island Interscholastic League deemed the Skippers a Division I participant for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. The bump up to the state's top tier for high school football also tapped the brakes on North Kingstown's bid to...
PawSox 2018 season Rusney Castillo

PawSox Reflect on the 2018 Season

There's a time-tested saying in the McCoy Stadium press box – the actual games might seem long, but the season always tends to fly by. They'll be some nights at the local Triple-A ballpark where the game passes the three-hour mark even when it's not a slugfest. Before you know it, Labor Day is upon...