Archive - Nov 2012
At first blush, the task of Cumberland and Woonsocket laying the groundwork for the seasonâs biggest game doesnât seem entirely daunting â especially since weâre referencing two squads that staged a gridiron tussle merely eight days ago.
With only three days between the semifinals and Sundayâs Division II Super Bowl, the art of familiarity helps to take a little strain off of the preparation process. Time has become a valuable commodity, and if youâre going to step into the ring of fire, what better opponent to have than someone where introductions are not required?
PROVIDENCE â To Ryan Kalish, the time and sweat heâs putting in this offseason has a rewarding vibe surrounding it â the kind that provides the 24-year-old Red Sox outfielder with the sort of reassurance that heâll be ready to answer the bell come spring training.
Theresa E. Bernier
BLACKSTONE, MA - Theresa E. (Marchand) Bernier, 71, of Blackstone, MA passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge, MA with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul B. Bernier, Sr.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on April 5, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Florence (St. Jean) Marchand.
Madeleine C. Allard
WOONSOCKET - Madeleine C. (Lalancette) Allard, 87, of Pond St., died November 26, 2012 in Landmark Medical
Born in Nasonville, she was the daughter of the late Aime and Alice (Belisle) Lalancette, Sr.
Gloria L. Boucher
WOONSOCKET - Gloria L. Boucher, 65, of Fourth Ave., Woonsocket, died Tuesday evening at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Alfred A. and Marie Antoinette (Desilets) Simard. She was a lifelong resident of the city.
Gloria was employed by CVS in Woonsocket for over 20 years before retiring in 2012. She previously worked for Wee Wash It and was also in the painting trade. Gloria enjoyed outdoor activities particularly fishing and camping.
Gloria will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.
Richard W. Brennan
WOONSOCKET - Richard W. Brennan, 66, of Main St., died November 28, 2012 in Pine Grove Health Center, Pascoag. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late William C. and Beatrice (Chabot) Brennan.
Richard was very active in the Woonsocket Softball League and was an avid bowler, having been a member of several bowling leagues.
He is survived by his aunt, Jeanette Whiting of Woonsocket and several cousins.
WOONSOCKET --- For the third time in the last four years, Woonsocket is heading to the Division II Super Bowl. And the Villa Novans earned that right to advance thanks to two of the things that helped them win the championship in 2009 and â10 â a strong ground game and a stellar defensive effort.
Senior Jalen Evans and junior Will Andino teamed up to rush for 246 yards and three touchdowns, and the Novansâ âDâ limited the Knights to 167 total yards to help produce a 27-0 semifinal-round triumph on Wednesday night under the brightness of portable lights at Barry Field.
CUMBERLAND â Mercy!
It was yet another Big Blue blowout in a season that has pointed in one direction â the Division II Super Bowl. An appearance in the title game is officially in Cumberland Highâs line of sight after Wednesday nightâs 48-14 romp against West Warwick High in semifinal-round action at frigid Tucker Field.
PROVIDENCE â In his final post-game speech of the season near Conley Stadium's midfield stripe, North Smithfield High head coach Wes Pennington conveyed the following to his kids:
âKeep your heads up when you leave. You guys played your hearts out. Sure, it's a tough loss, but you have nothing to be ashamed of. We're proud of you.â
Neither he nor his staff could have said much else after the Northmen suffered a bitter 31-0 defeat to top-seeded Mount Pleasant High in a R.I. Division IV Tournament semifinal on frosty Wednesday night.
WOONSOCKET â The city is struggling financially, but that wonât stop Santaâs elves at the Police Department from doing their part to make the holidays happy and bright for local disadvantaged children.
The Woonsocket Police Toy Drive is back in operation for the 18th year and Det. Sgts. John Scully III and Kevin Greenough, drive coordinators for the department, reported Tuesday toy donations have already begun to arrive at the police station.