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February 17th, 2015

Little League Baseball | Ensuring fair play takes work, cooperation

February 17, 2015


CUMBERLAND – The President of the Cumberland Youth Baseball/Softball League painted a picture that in the aftermath of Jackie Robinson West’s fall from grace reiterates the importance of participants having everything from proof of residency to meeting the appropriate age requirements check out accordingly.

February 16th

Cumberland Swimming | Clippers' Bauer tunes up for state meet with strong showing at Division I Championships

February 16, 2015

BRISTOL – Cumberland High senior standout Jack Bauer came ever-so-close to capturing a pair of individual events at the R.I. Division I Boys' Swimming Championships on Monday afternoon, but had to settle for one.

He was neither thrilled with nor upset about his outings at the Roger Williams University natatorium, but did admit he was looking forward to the winter season finale – that is, the state championships.

Mount St. Charles-Burrillville Boys' Basketball | Broncos turn the tables on Mounties

February 16, 2015

WOONSOCKET — After playing superbly in a 40-33 triumph at Burrillville on Friday night, Mount St. Charles just couldn't find the right answers as the Broncos rolled to a 56-39 Division III-North victory on Monday night.

Had the Mounties recorded the “back-to-back,” they would've climbed into a second-place tie behind league-leading Scituate, but instead fell to 8-8 in league action. Burrillville improved to 10-6.

Lincoln-Cumberland Girls' Basketball | Chatowsky's big night helps Lions shock Clippers

February 16, 2015

CUMBERLAND  –  Cumberland High head coach Deb Engels had hoped her squad would turn around their collective fate – that is, three straight defeats – when it hosted rival Lincoln on Monday night.

The Lions had other ideas. Meg Chatowsky finished with a game-high 23 points to help the visitors claim a 47-45 Division II-North triumph at The Wellness Center.

The Lions jumped out to a 28-19 advantage at the break and withstood a furious second-half comeback to record their third win this season.

National park plans remain in infancy

February 16, 2015

After years of talk, planning and incremental phases of development, the historic Blackstone Valley appears headed toward national fame as a National Park, telling the story of the American Industrial Revolution and the immigration that helped fuel it.

But while President Barack Obama signed federal legislation creating the national heritage park, exactly what that higher designation will bring to the National Heritage Corridor, created by Congress in 1986, is still percolating and not ready to be poured into a final form.

College Basketball Round Up

February 16, 2015

Saturday February 14, 2015

(#1) Kentucky (25-0) 77
South Carolina (12-12) 43

Kentucky came out and took care of business against one of the SEC cellar dwellers. The Wildcats opened up a 25 point lead before the half was over and then put in in cruise control for the second half. Willie Cauley-Stein led the balanced scoring effort by Kentucky with 14 points.

(#2) Virginia (23-1) 61
Wake Forest (12-14) 60

February 15th

This winter’s truly for the birds

February 15, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Deep snow and high winds made the Blizzard of 1978 an area benchmark for bad winter weather, but some may soon view the recent weather track of multiple storms as an even more difficult challenge in the long run.

Both Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and Cumberland Mayor William Murray on Sunday pointed to the ever-growing piles of snow across the area as an increasing burden on municipal services, local businesses and their residents.

February 14th

GIRL OF SUMMER: Nancy Belisle passes away, courage and devotion was an inspiration

February 14, 2015

 

Nancy Belisle touched a lot of lives – rivaling as many sporting events she attended throughout the years.

Married to a husband who spent his winters coaching hockey and his springs and summers on the baseball circuit, and a mother to four boys who were also heavily involved in youth and interscholastic sports, Nancy Belisle exemplified devotion. If there was a game involving a family member, the odds were pretty good that she would be in the stands and cheering them on to victory.

Battling the winter blues

February 14, 2015

Here’s the deal: You’ve just shoveled your 40th inch of snow in three weeks and the weatherman says there’s more on the way. It’s crossed your mind that a blowtorch would come in handy to melt those ice dams in the gutter backing up meltwater through the ceiling. You’d like to pinch yourself because you’re half-convinced you’ll wake up from this wintry nightmare but your hands are so numb from the cold you can’t feel anything.
So if you’re not feeling quite yourself lately, don’t fret. You may have a case of the Sub-Zero Blues.

Cumberland's Nancy Belisle dies after cancer battle, wife of Mount/CALL coach Dave Belisle

February 14, 2015


CUMBERLAND – Nancy Belisle passed away Friday evening, The Call has learned. Nancy was the wife of Mount St. Charles and Cumberland Little League Coach David Belisle, and the mother of their four boys.

Belisle was 50, and had battled cancer since 2013.

Nancy was seen supporting her husband and the Cumberland Little League team throughout their World Series run last summer despite her illness, and Dave Belisle cited her as his inspiration in life.