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Hometown thinking of Westmoreland

Portsmouth, R.I., pulling for Red Sox prospect

Updated: March 15, 2010, 8:22 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

KINGSTON, R.I. -- The Portsmouth High School boys' basketball team was only eight seconds away from becoming the Division 2 Rhode Island state champions when head coach and school athletic director Michael Lunney became very emotional during a timeout.

His players knew their pending victory was only half the reason their coach's eyes filled with tears.

Throughout the state tourney, Lunney was carrying a devastating secret and he did not want to tell his players the shocking news of ...

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