October 27th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€“ When the 17-year-old girl told her mother â€“ letâ€™s call the mom Theresa â€“ that she wanted to join a church in Uxbridge, Mass., she thought it might signal a positive turn in the life of the emotionally troubled teen.
It was the beginning of a nightmare.
WOONSOCKET â€” The vision, the quickness, the bursts of acceleration â€¦ Woonsocket senior Jalen Evans was the complete package.
More important than any of the other listed attributes, Evans was the picture of perfect health. The fact he was running just as hard in the fourth quarter as he was during the opening stanza proved that he was over the knee ailment that sidelined him last week. Evans just kept on wielding the hammer, running in and around Charihoâ€™s defense in what amounted to a 34-13 runaway performance for Woonsocket on Saturday afternoon at Barry Field.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ As he stood before a jubilant group of Burrillville players, head coach Gennaro Ferraro raised his right index finger and emphatically pointed in the direction of the Alumni Field scoreboard.
All eyes remained dead set on Ferraro as he rattled off the words the Broncos have longed to hear: â€śItâ€™s a win.â€ť
CUMBERLAND --- For the past four years, Cumberland and Shea have thrown their records out the window and hooked up in some thrilling battles that were decided by a handful of points.
For three-plus quarters of their Division II-B game on Friday night, the undefeated Clippers and the struggling Raiders were locked in another close contest, but the Clippers, thanks to a pair of touchdowns in the final 8:46 of play, were able to create some distance between themselves and their visitors and come away with a 28-9 victory.
CUMBERLAND â€” Over the past 44 years, Jessyca Katz Perlman has made an impact on countless lives in both her personal and professional life.
Friends say everyone who meets Jess is impressed by her smile, her warmth, and her positive attitude, all of which have become even more remarkable given her diagnosis of Stage 4 brain cancer in July 2011.
BLACKSTONE- Ruth G. (Miller) Barnatt, 92, formerly of Blackstone, MA, died peacefully October 20, 2012 surrounded by her family in Yarmouthport, MA after a brief illness.
Ruth was born in Blackstone, MA in March 1920 to Edwin A. Miller and Antoinette (Emidy) Miller. She was married to William J. Barnatt of Millville, who preceded her in death in1975.
William C. Thoman
GLOCESTER- William C. Thoman, 89, of Chopmist Hill Road, Chepachet, died Friday. He was the husband of the late Mildred V. (Salisbury) Thoman. He was the founder and the president of Thoman and Austin Heating and Air Conditioning.
Born in Foster, son of the late Albert and Eugenie (Tardiff) Thoman, he had lived in Foster before moving to Chepachet.
He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He was a member of Union Church in Chepachet, the Friendship Lodge #7 and the Chepachet Grange.
Anne Guay DeVuyst
MEMPHIS, TN- Anne Guay DeVuyst, 60, wife of Ron DeVuyst died October 15, 2012.
Survived by relatives in the Woonsocket, RI area.
In the throes of a tough and challenging season, there lies comfort in knowing youâ€™re not the only one in said predicament.
For Burrillville and Lincoln, Saturdayâ€™s Division III encounter at the Broncosâ€™ Alumni Field has â€śsomethingâ€™s got to giveâ€ť written all over it. The setting is this: you have two squads that have combined to drop all nine of its league chances, meaning the opportunity for a team to finally break the ice and walk off the field with a win tucked in its back pocket has never been more within reach (overall the Lions are 0-6 while the Broncos are 1-5).
WOONSOCKET â€” Mount St. Charles had plans of issuing Lincoln High a mild upset loss on its â€śSenior Day,â€ť one in which underclassmen traditionally honor their 12th graders for four years of devotion to the program.
Unfortunately for the Mount, a Lionsâ€™ sophomore ruined the party.
Erin Gannon notched a pair of goals in the span of four minutes not long after the opening touch, and the last proved to be crucial as Lincoln manufactured a 3-1 Division II victory on the lower-campus turf on Thursday afternoon.