CUMBERLAND â€” Now that he's decided where he will attend college, Cumberland High senior pitcher Justin Patrick â€“ a 6-5, 205-pound righty â€“ just wants to focus on the next task at hand: Helping the Clippers to an outstanding Division I-North campaign and securing a playoff berth later this spring.
â€śI personally think we can get to states this year,â€ť Patrick stated Thursday afternoon as he relaxed inside the school's Wellness Center. â€śThe last couple of years, we played OK as a team, but I don't feel we reached our potential.
WARWICK â€” Central Falls Receiver Robert Flanders extolled the virtues of municipal bankruptcy Saturday, telling the RI Statewide Coalition that it â€śis not a horrible thing; it is a thing we ought to be doing.â€ť
LINCOLN â€” John Wilson was just a teenager when he encountered what was the greatest challenge of his life. With World War II in full swing, Wilson left his Woodland Street home in Saylesville in 1944 to join the U.S. Navy and soon found himself serving aboard the Fletcher-class Destroyer Isherwood as it entered battle in the Philippines.
He would see action in the battles of Leyte Gulf and Lingayen Gulf and hone his skill as an anti-aircraft gunner before his ship joined the fleet supporting the invasion of Okinawa on April 1, 1945.