Archive - Dec 2010
PAWTUCKET â€“ It will be two former division rivals squaring off for Lynch Memorial Tournament supremacy come Saturday night.
Woonsocket fought back from a 48-42 deficit with less than three minutes remaining to post a 53-48 triumph over defending champion Central Falls Thursday night in opening round action at the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club. Woonsocket will now take on St. Raphael, which ran past Providence Country Day, 71-45.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The rematch proved to be no match.
The last time Woonsocket High faced Bay View Academy was in the Division I semifinals this past winter where the Villa Novans posted a 10-point victory en route to winning a state championship.
Eight months after the contest the two squads were back on the floor for a league opener at Savaria Gymnasium on Thursday night.
The final result wasnâ€™t even close.
Bay Viewâ€™s depth, grilling defense and overall intensity was just too much for the Villa Novans to handle as the Bengals earned their revenge in dominating fashion with a 49-24 victory.
LINCOLN â€” This time of year always concerns Dave Sale, not only Lincoln's Recycling Coordinator/Facilities Manager but also the one in charge of the town's special projects.
One such project is the Lincoln Holiday Basket Program, and a sub-section of that is â€śThe Giving Tree.â€ť That's where residents are asked to stop by Town Hall, pluck a tag with the gender and age of a needy child in town from a bulletin-type board, purchase an appropriate Christmas/holiday gift for him or her, then place it under the lavishly-decorated pine in the main foyer.
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If you want to scare the daylights out of a Yankees fan, mention that A.J. Burnett might have a few problems dealing with Bostonâ€™s revised 2011 batting order. Now that the Red Sox have added lefty hitters Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford to their lineup, sidearming right-handers like Burnett will be in big trouble against the Sox, who already have J.D. Drew and David Ortiz around as legitimate lefty power hitters.
Cavallo, Florence A. (Chasse) 88, of Cumberland, died Saturday, December 04, 2010 at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Rocky J. Cavallo. They were happily married for 63 years. She was a resident of Cumberland for the past 58 years. Florence was the only child of Albert and Leonie (Gladue) Chasse. She was born, raised, and educated in Woonsocket and attended Hill College. For the past 40 years, she was a homemaker. She was previously employed at US Rubber, in the garment industry, and finally in the office of Ann&Hope factory outlet.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Until about the midway point of Wednesday nightâ€™s Division I opener against host Cumberland, nothing seemed to fall for Diandra DaRosa.
But once the St. Raphael Academy sophomore got her shooting touch, there was no stopping her.
The talented point guard, who starred for Tolman last year, tossed in a game-high 29 points, including 22 in the second half as the Saints earned their first league win in nearly two years with a 61-51 victory over the Clippers at the Wellness Center.
NEWTON, Mass. â€“ For Providence College, it was a game that shouldnâ€™t have come down to a close, but no cigar half-court heave by Vincent Council as the final horn sounded.
Closing hard and fast on Boston College in the final five minutes does not make up for 35 minutes of play in which PC struggled to generate any sort of traction on either end of the floor. The Eagles, who led 52-36 early in the second half and by a 72-60 count with 7:30 to play, tried to give the Friars an early Christmas present but were able to escape with an 88-86 win at Conte Forum Wednesday night.
PROVIDENCE â€” As she mingled for the first time with her fellow freshman legislators, Pawtucket Senator-elect Donna Nesslebush had the sense that she was starting upon something significant.
WOONSOCKET â€“ After losing several valuable starters from last yearâ€™s state championship squad, Woonsocket High coach George Coderre considers this season a rebuilding year for his Division I squad and heâ€™s not quite sure how his Villa Novans will respond against the upper-echelon of teams.
In terms of league-openers, Coderre couldnâ€™t have asked for a better way to determine the makeup of his players when they take to the courts tonight. Facing the Villa Novans at Savaria Gymasium will be perennial power Bay View Academy.
Armand J. Landini, 93, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 6, 2010 at Oakland Grove Health Center. He was the beloved husband of the late Sylvia (Troiani) Landini. Born in Woonsocket on October 16, 1917, he was the son of the late Jovanni and Carmela (Pierpaoli) Landini.
He was the loving father of Marie A. Paulhus of Yarmouth, MA and Nancy L. Landini and her husband, Gil Leclerc of Woonsocket; and his cherished three grandchildren and great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by his brothers Leno, Edelio, and Antonio Landini, and his son-in-law Lawrence R. Paulhus.