Archive - Dec 5, 2013
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â That wasnât a basketball game that took place at the Ryan Center Thursday. That was a rock fight.
Or considering the stare down at center court that Dan Hurley and Ed Cooley engaged in with 3:55 remaining â one that also contained a few verbal jabs for good measure â perhaps they should have put the basketballs away and slapped a pair of boxing gloves on the two head coaches.
Style points were definitely at a premium, but oh, what a conclusion the Friars and Rams staged.
What would it take for the stateâs four Division I menâs basketball programs to get together for an in-season, round-robin tournament?
Depends on which school representative you speak with.
âAnything we could do to grow interest, whether it be a doubleheader, a tournament or anything like that, we would be all for it,â stated Brown head coach Mike Martin.
PAWTUCKET â Validation in the form of a job well done was bestowed upon Gary DiSarcina Thursday, as the former Pawtucket Red Sox manager was named Baseball Americaâs 2013 Minor-League Manager of the Year.
In his first and only season at the helm, DiSarcina guided the International League North division title with an 80-63 record. The PawSox accomplished that while employing the services of 64 different players during the regular-season (30 position players and 34 pitchers).
PAWTUCKETâThe Police Departmentâs rookie officer was panting heavily and nervously shaking his leg as the mayor swore him in at City Hall in front of a crowd of city officials and the news media.
Yet, Col. James Mendonca assured everyone present that Officer Axel could maneuver through tight areas and run faster than anyone else on the force. âBeware the criminal who runs from him,â he warned.
PAWTUCKET- Marion Briere, 90, of Pawtucket, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013. She was the wife of the late Alfred E. Briere.
Born in Brownington, Vermont, she was the daughter of the late Preston and Angelina (Bousquet) Sheltra.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and she enjoyed crocheting, puzzles, and most of all spending time with her family.