March 2nd, 2014
Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET â This is what great sports rivalries are all about: Anything Lincoln can do, Cumberland wants to do it better. Even if the difference between these two outstanding hockey teams is nearly negligible, the Clippers want to outdo their neighborhood rivals on the ice.
WOONSOCKET â It was fitting that Carol Nasuti was the final speaker on an afternoon that saw many people flock to the high schoolâs Saravia Gymnasium to remember the life of her late husband, George T. Nasuti.
With her oldest son Chris standing by her side on a maroon-colored podium that was decorated with maroon and white balloons â on top of this neat arrangement were two balloons with the same quote on each: âForever in our heartsâ â Carol showed the audience the pages of notes she was prepared to read from. She then pointed out that there was a problem.
WARWICK --- This wasnât Game 3 of the best-of-three state championship series at Brown University, but Mount St. Charles and Bishop Hendricken did their best to help duplicate that atmosphere in their regular-season finale on Saturday night at Thayer Arena.
Playing in front of a packed house, the Mounties and Hawks hooked up in a fast-paced, tight-checking duel that contained just one penalty and very few shots and mistakes by either side.
BURRILLVILLE â The rematch featured little suspense.
In fact, you could say other than a brief flurry by North Smithfield late in the first half, Burrillville was the hoops outfit in complete control.
BURRILLVILLE â Despite Cumberland Highâs amazing run so far this season, North Smithfield refused to be intimidated in a huge Division II-North clash on Friday night.
Head coach Paul Nadeauâs Northmen skated with authority, played with heart and desire for a full 45 minutes and gave the unbeaten Clippers a scare.
In the end, however, junior winger and tri-captain Greg Wellington by his lonesome found the net more often than the hosts as Cumberland strolled out of Levy Arena with a 3-1 triumph.
Sports editor emeritus
CENTRAL FALLS â The last time Central Falls and Cumberland met on a basketball court, just nine days ago, the Clippers upset the Warriors on their home court on a late hoop by freshman Brandon Kolek.
When the two teams met again Friday night on the same court in a Division II playoff opener, the Warriors made sure there would be no late heroics by Cumberland. Central Falls held a 49-44 lead with nine minutes left before going on a 7-0 run that put the game away.
WOONSOCKET â The fourth time proved to be the charm for Detective Capt. Edward J. Lee Jr.
After coming close to landing a chief's job in three other Massachusetts towns in the past year or so, the Woonsocket police veteran hit paydirt in Hopkinton late Thursday, as the Board of Selectmen voted 5-0 to put Lee at the helm of its police force.
"It's exciting," Lee said Friday morning. "We've got to get ready for the Boston Marathon now."
Valerie K. Garlacy
WOONSOCKET- Valerie K. (Luszcz) Garlacy, 85, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, at Rhode Island Hospital with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of Theodore A. Garlacy.
Born July 31, 1928 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Sebastien and Waleria (Surowiec) Luszcz, she resided in Woonsocket all her life.
PROVIDENCE â Brice Kofane is a soft-spoken young man who last Sunday was given the chance to turn up the volume and ingratiate himself as a nice complimentary piece for Ed Cooleyâs Friars.
With reserve big man Carson Desrosiers under the weather and quarantined in the visiting locker room at Butlerâs Hinkle Fieldhouse, someone amongst Providenceâs razor-thin reserve corps was going to have to step into the breach. The catch was that this warm and able body couldnât go through the motions and act like a decoy. He had to register a pulse and produce.
The definition of an undercard is a boxing event before the main match.
In Rhode Island high school boysâ basketball, the three divisional tournaments that tip off Friday night are seen as warm-up acts to a bigger and better event â a 16-team open tournament. Before arriving at the process where the crowing of one champion takes place, however, the order of business is pitting familiar foes against each other.