PROVIDENCE â€” Itâ€™s very good to be Marshon Brooks these days.
To the Providence College senior, the basket must seem as large and as inviting as Narragansett Bay on a summerâ€™s day. The prodigious scoring outputs are quickly becoming a regular feature, as Saturday saw Brooks once again torch the strings with great frequency.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Roland Adams lost his home Friday afternoon but knows he could have lost much more had it not been for a wired fire alarm system in a five-family apartment building at 97 Rebekah Street.
â€śEveryone got out so it could have been a lot worse,â€ť Adams said while watching city firefighters working inside the fire-damaged building after they knocked down flames erupting from a back second-floor apartment.
SMITHFIELD â€” North Smithfield coach Paul Nadeau knows the wins are not going to come easy.
After enduring some success in Division III the last few years, including capturing a state crown in 2005-06, the Northmen made the jump to Div. II this year. Nadeau is realistic at what he expects from his squad in the faster and more-talented division.
Hialeah, FL - Joseph "Al" DesRochers 84, of Hialeah, FL died November 20, 2010 in Melborne, FL. He was the husband of the late Midge (Bromley) DesRochers. Mr. DesRochers was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Albert and Alice (Weber) DesRochers. He retired as a Lieutenant from the Hialeah fire department where he worked for over twenty years. He was a WWII and Korean War Air Force Veteran and a member of the American Legion in FL. Al was an avid hunter and loved to sail.
PAWTUCKET â€“ It will be two former division rivals squaring off for Lynch Memorial Tournament supremacy come Saturday night.
Woonsocket fought back from a 48-42 deficit with less than three minutes remaining to post a 53-48 triumph over defending champion Central Falls Thursday night in opening round action at the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club. Woonsocket will now take on St. Raphael, which ran past Providence Country Day, 71-45.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The rematch proved to be no match.
The last time Woonsocket High faced Bay View Academy was in the Division I semifinals this past winter where the Villa Novans posted a 10-point victory en route to winning a state championship.
Eight months after the contest the two squads were back on the floor for a league opener at Savaria Gymnasium on Thursday night.
The final result wasnâ€™t even close.
Bay Viewâ€™s depth, grilling defense and overall intensity was just too much for the Villa Novans to handle as the Bengals earned their revenge in dominating fashion with a 49-24 victory.
LINCOLN â€” This time of year always concerns Dave Sale, not only Lincoln's Recycling Coordinator/Facilities Manager but also the one in charge of the town's special projects.
One such project is the Lincoln Holiday Basket Program, and a sub-section of that is â€śThe Giving Tree.â€ť That's where residents are asked to stop by Town Hall, pluck a tag with the gender and age of a needy child in town from a bulletin-type board, purchase an appropriate Christmas/holiday gift for him or her, then place it under the lavishly-decorated pine in the main foyer.
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If you want to scare the daylights out of a Yankees fan, mention that A.J. Burnett might have a few problems dealing with Bostonâ€™s revised 2011 batting order. Now that the Red Sox have added lefty hitters Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford to their lineup, sidearming right-handers like Burnett will be in big trouble against the Sox, who already have J.D. Drew and David Ortiz around as legitimate lefty power hitters.
Cavallo, Florence A. (Chasse) 88, of Cumberland, died Saturday, December 04, 2010 at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Rocky J. Cavallo. They were happily married for 63 years. She was a resident of Cumberland for the past 58 years. Florence was the only child of Albert and Leonie (Gladue) Chasse. She was born, raised, and educated in Woonsocket and attended Hill College. For the past 40 years, she was a homemaker. She was previously employed at US Rubber, in the garment industry, and finally in the office of Ann&Hope factory outlet.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Until about the midway point of Wednesday nightâ€™s Division I opener against host Cumberland, nothing seemed to fall for Diandra DaRosa.
But once the St. Raphael Academy sophomore got her shooting touch, there was no stopping her.
The talented point guard, who starred for Tolman last year, tossed in a game-high 29 points, including 22 in the second half as the Saints earned their first league win in nearly two years with a 61-51 victory over the Clippers at the Wellness Center.