Archive - Mar 4, 2014
Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET â Moses Brown came looking to spoil St. Raphael Academyâs bid for a perfect 16-0 regular season on Tuesday night at Alumni Hall.
The Saints had defeated the Quakers by 21 points in mid-January. That was a rare off night for the visitors, who carried an 11-3 record in Division II action into this playoff tuneup for both sides.
The next wave of games as part of Rhode Islandâs version of âMarch Madnessâ are set for Wednesday night with boysâ basketball quarterfinal-round contests in all three divisions taking place at neutral sites around the state.
Two area squads are heading to the same venue as Division II participants Tolman and Central Falls will bus to Coventry High School. The third-seeded Tigers will take the floor first for a 5:30 p.m. matchup against fellow II-Central member and sixth-seeded Exeter/West Greenwich. At roughly 7:30, the seventh-seeded Warriors face No. 2 Barrington.
LINCOLN â After the warm-up session, and minutes before a huge Division III-North clash against league-leading North Smithfield High, Davies Tech head coach Joe Handy led his troops outside a door to Gaskin Alumni Hall on Tuesday evening.
There, he looked rather animated, trying to explain to his Patriots how critical it would be to play with fire in their hearts. After all, a postseason berth was at stake.
CENTRAL FALLS â Napoleon Andrade, a local man already doing 10 years in federal prison on weapons, money-laundering and theft charges, was sentenced to an additional 31 months Tuesday for his role in a home invasion targeting an associate of the Gambino crime family in Connecticut.
During a sentencing hearing in Providence, U.S. District Judge John McConnell ordered Andrade to serve 63 months in all. But McConnell structured the penalty so that 32 months overlap Andradeâs current term and the balance kicks in when itâs completed, U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha said.
Joan M. Dolloff
PAWTUCKET - Joan M. Dolloff, 73, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Kindred Oak Hill Transition Care & Rehabilitation, Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard W. Dolloff. Joan was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Albert and Angelina (Kennedy) Falocco and was a lifelong resident of the Blackstone Valley. She was a sales associate at Apex Department Store and Macy's until retiring several years ago. She was a dedicated volunteer at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island for many years.
PAWTUCKET - Maria Patricio, 93, of Taft St., died peacefully Monday night, March 3, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. Born May 10, 1920 in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Jose and Maria (Jesus) Patricio.
Maria was the sister of Mary Deus Patricio of Pawtucket and of the late Ernest Patricio, Joaquim Patricio, and Celeste Patricio. She also leaves a nephew Ernest Patricio Jr. and his wife Sandra; a niece Gail Moore and her husband Clay; her great-niece Sherrie Patricio Souza and 2 great-nephews, Russell and Blake Moore.
PROVIDENCE â Call it the definition of a Friar full circle.
The Providence College menâs basketball contest that took place March 2, 2004 isnât referenced in the sections of the media guide devoted to noteworthy dates and games in program history, and with good reason: On that night, nothing went right. Pittsburgh waltzed into the Dunkinâ Donuts Center and laid a major hurt on the Ryan Gomes-led and Tim Welsh-coached Friars, rolling to a stunningly easy 88-61 victory.
âI remember,â said PC Athletic Director Bob Driscoll when reached Monday.
LINCOLN --- The official announcement came during the second week of January, but Dick Ryan didnât realize that he received one of high schoolâs most prestigious coaching honors until late last week during his first visit of the year to Lincoln High.
âWe had our spring coaches meeting,â recalled the Lionsâ softball coach. âI stopped into (athletic director Brian Finebergâs) office and he told me, âHey, congratulations.â I said, âFor what?â and he said, âYou didnât get this?â and he showed me a copy of a letter that was in my mailbox at the school.â
PAWTUCKET â Thanks in part to some incident-mapping software and new ideas that help police assess where to best employ resources, the city has seen a more than 10 percent reduction in crime from last year.
Statistics compiled by the Pawtucket Police Department and reviewed by the R.I. State Police for inclusion in the national FBI crime database show an overall drop in crime in the city of about 10.3 percent for 2013, including significant declines in several major categories.