March 4th, 2012
PROVIDENCE ‚ÄĒ George Coderre knows the drill. As the head coach at Woonsocket High, Coderre studies the game from his sideline perch while his mind races with various adjustment schemes. Obviously the idea is to outsmart the opposition, which Coderre‚Äôs club was able to do for most of Sunday‚Äôs playoff exercise against Westerly High.
Jan M. McIntyre-Ba joined the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, a Masonic youth service organization, when she was 12 years old.
Her mother, Frances, had also been a Rainbow Girl, and her grandfather was a Mason, so Freemasonry, the oldest fraternal organization in the world, was something she was intimately familiar with even at a young age.
After being promoted to Woonsocket police sergeant, Matthew Richardson has his new badge pinned on him by his girlfriend, Holly Landry, during a swearing-in ceremony at police headquarters Friday. Richardson, who joined the department in 2004, holds multiple commendations for his police work.
WOONSOCKET ‚Äď City officials will be releasing the findings of an ongoing mid-year audit of school department spending when the City Council meets for a work session Monday evening.
Council President John F. Ward invited members of the School Committee to the session while speaking at the School Committee's meeting at the Hamlet Middle School this past Wednesday.
WARWICK --- Brandon Borges saved the season for Mount St. Charles.
The sophomore right wing produced the biggest goal of his young high school career on Saturday night in the second overtime of Game 2 of MSC‚Äôs best-of-three State Championship semifinal-round series against La Salle.
Borges scored off a pass from junior Brian Belisle 39 seconds into the second 7¬Ĺ-minute session to lead the Mounties to a heart-pounding 4-3 triumph over the Rams before a packed house at Thayer Arena.
PROVIDENCE ‚ÄĒ The slow start hurt, but the late penalties proved to be the undoing of the Burrillville/Ponaganset co-op team on Saturday afternoon in the opening game of their best-of-three Division I championship series with the Barrington co-op squad.
Emily Carlson‚Äôs second goal of the game, on a 5-on-3 power play with 2:22 left in the game, ruined a dominant third-period showing by the Broncos and lifted the Eagles to a 3-2 triumph at Providence College‚Äôs Schneider Arena.
PROVIDENCE ‚ÄĒ For the fourth time this season, Mount St. Charles had a hard-fought battle on its hands with longtime rival La Salle, but unlike their first three meetings, the Mounties weren‚Äôt fortunate enough to skate out of it with a ‚ÄėW‚Äô.
And unfortunately for the Mounties, this was no ordinary loss. This was one of their most lopsided defeats in the program‚Äôs history, and it took place on a stage they couldn‚Äôt afford to lose on ‚Äď the opening game of the best-of-three State Championship series.
WOONSOCKET -- A red-hot goalie and a forward who gave the team fits during the regular season teamed up to hand Mount St. Charles a tough loss in Game 1 of the State Championship best-of-three semifinal-round series.
Tyler Walsh turned away 45 shots and Bryan Lemos supplied the scoring to lead La Salle to a 2-1 victory and put the Rams one win away from a trip to the state finals before a packed house at Adelard Arena.
The third-seeded Rams (12-6-1) will look to end the Mounties‚Äô bid for a fifth straight state championship tonight when the series resumes tonight at 7 p.m. at Thayer Arena.
WARWICK ‚ÄĒ Burrillville did everything in its power to beat heavily favored Bishop Hendricken on Friday night in the opening game of their best-of-three State Championship semifinal-round series at Thayer Arena.
The fourth-seeded Broncos turned in one of their best efforts of the season, an effort that saw them play a penalty-free game with the regular-season champs and match their physical play and defensive prowess, but in the end, the hosts took advantage of a couple of breaks to come out on top, 4-2.
PROVIDENCE ‚ÄĒ In the person of Carl LaBranche, the R.I. Interscholastic League and Providence College benefited from having an ace in the hole.
The underlying reason why PC‚Äôs venerable Alumni Hall gym is the site for Sunday‚Äôs ‚ÄúElite Eight‚ÄĚ round of the open state tournament is due to the communication and negotiating skills tapped by LaBranche in harmonizing this project. With this Pawtucket native (Tolman High School Class of 1970) serving as the point man, LaBranche‚Äôs vision of opening Alumni Hall‚Äôs doors to the state‚Äôs high school basketball sector became a reality.