PROVIDENCE – Nick Koprusak, senior quad-captain of the Burrillville/North Smithfield Co-op squad, had just played his heart out at Brown University’s Stevenson Field early Sunday afternoon, but he really couldn’t come to grips with the way his team’s season had ended.
He had expected more, especially after playing such a key role in his Broncos’ capture of the Division I/Eccleston League state championship in ice hockey almost two months to the day before.
PROVIDENCE – Cumberland High senior goalkeeper Mike Stock believed he and his teammates could pull off an upset of top-ranked Prout School in the R.I. Division II Lacrosse Tournament championship final at Brown University’s Stevenson Field on Sunday afternoon.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Police on Saturday positively identified the body that was unearthed from 505 Douglas Pike as 60-year-old Domingo Ortiz, a Worcester man who was last seen on May 5 visiting that location.
Police unearthed human remains Friday after returning to 505 Douglas Pike for the third time in less than two weeks. Ortizâ€™s body was found in a shallow grave beneath a recently built exterior deck on the neglected house, located just south of the Western Hotel in the townâ€™s Nasonville section. The grave had been sealed with a layer of concrete.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Police unearthed human remains believed to be those of a missing Worcester man after returning to 505 Douglas Pike for the third time in less than two weeks in attempts to locate him.
The suspected body of Domingo Ortiz, 60, was found in a shallow grave beneath a recently built exterior deck on the neglected house, located just south of the Western Hotel in the townâ€™s Nasonville section. The grave had been sealed with a layer of concrete.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The U.S. Defense Department has awarded The Brickle Group a $29.3 million contract to produce berets for American military personnel, the largest contract the homegrown textile manufacturer has won in years.
Max Brickle, president of the company, says the contract means it will need to double the workforce of the beret division, which currently accounts for about 15 percent of Brickleâ€™s total workforce of 130.
â€śWeâ€™re very excited,â€ť Brickle said. â€śItâ€™s good for the company and all our employees.â€ť
CUMBERLAND – The board inside the Cumberland boys’ lacrosse locker room tells the story of what is needed to become Division II champions.
WOONSOCKET – What Mount St. Charles sophomore Jarod Tessier pulled off on Thursday night left schoolmates screaming their approval, fans astonished and Pilgrim High head coach Mike McGiveron scratching his head.
During the third game of the R.I. Division I Tournament quarterfinal match, with the Mounties already having claimed a 2-0 lead in sets (though they didn’t come easy), Tessier used his Saturn V rocket serve to score 13 straight points and help the hosts roll to a 3-0 triumph.
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Mount St. Charles opened fast with five runs in the first three frames and later downed Division II-North host North Smithfield, 9-2, in both teams’ regular-season finale on Thursday.
Four juniors – including Eric Abruzzi, John Montani, Alex Lataille and Colin Cannata – posted two hits apiece for the Mounties, while senior Mike Dixon had a triple, single and a run scored.
WOONSOCKET â€“ In a day of fast-moving developments, the manhunt for a career criminal who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death the night before ended in Boston Wednesday with the arrest of 31-year-old Alvin Huggins, police said.
Huggins allegedly stabbed 28-year-old Yanira M. Flores in their apartment at 122 Willow St. Tuesday night. He allegedly fled the scene and police had been searching for him since, calling him â€śarmed and dangerous.â€ť