Archive - Oct 21, 2010
By BRANDEN MELLO
CRANSTON â€” It was only a matter of time before the Narragansett girls soccer team finished one of its numerous goal-scoring chances Tuesday afternoon.
Time and Cranston East goalie Jesse Handler, however, won out.
After giving away a soft goal early in the first half, the Mariners tied the Thunderbolts on a beautiful goal by Jacyln Iannucci, The final 57 minutes of the top-of-the-table III-Central clash were spent in Cranston Eastâ€™s end of the field, but the Mariners simply couldnâ€™t solve Handler in a 1-1 draw.
By ERIC RUEB
WOOD RIVER JCT. â€“ With the season winding down, the team healthy and the play starting to get back to championship form, Prout girls volleyball coach Dan Greene was hoping the Crusaders could carry their play over from the previous week into Tuesdayâ€™s match at Chariho.
But while the sweep of the Chargers might have looked easy, it wasnâ€™t a step in the direction the coach was looking for.
By ERIC RUEB
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ For the final 35 minutes, the South Kingstown boys soccer team outplayed and outhustled Chariho and while the Rebels didnâ€™t come up with a goal, it was the type of performance SK needs to have as it prepares for the postseason.
But the two-minute span that preceded the final 35 minutes is exactly the type of soccer the Rebels didnâ€™t want to see.
Special to the Standard
JAMESTOWN â€“ In March Cheryl Fernstrom was selected from among 39 applicants to become this islandâ€™s town clerk, an honor that comes as no surprise to anyone who had dealings with Cheryl during her long tenure as Exeterâ€™s town clerk.
In a time when age discrimination is all too common, her appointment was an endorsement of experience over youth. The town was willing to pay more for the best.
For more on this story, please pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times Newspaper.
By ERIC RUEB
PAWTUCKET â€“ In her first try at the Girls Tennis Singles Championship Tournament, North Kingstownâ€™s Hannah reached the quarterfinals and in her second try last season, she reached the semifinals.
The pattern of growth continued last weekend.
Zangariâ€™s play Saturday and Sunday showed why sheâ€™s the undisputed No. 2 player in the state and next Sunday, sheâ€™s going to give it all she has to unseat defending champion Rebecca Curran of Bay View in the finals of the singles tournament at Slater Park at noon.
By ERIC RUEB
WEST GREENWICH â€“ Exeter-West Greenwich girls soccer coach Kevin Fraser was not a happy camper.
For starters, Mount St. Charles had some transportation issues and didnâ€™t arrive at EWG until 4:30, 30 minutes after the game was scheduled to start and his Knights had been waiting at the field for well over an hour.
And just before the game was about to start, there seemed to be more concern on the EWG side about what to do in the pre-game huddle than focus on the game at hand, which didnâ€™t make Fraser super pleased.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Since the demolishing of the old Jamestown-Verrazzano Bridge in 2006, a 1,600 foot portion has remained intact on the North Kingstown side. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will soon begin to demolish that remaining piece.
RIDOT awarded a $961,000 contract to Reagan Construction Corporation of Middletown to remove the â€śtrestleâ€ť portion of the old bridge. The section is the only piece of structure still standing from the 70 year-old bridge. The new bridge, located to the left of the old section, was opened in 1992.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Over a year after allegedly murdering her eight year-old daughter, Camden, on Aug. 11, 2009, a Washington County Grand Jury handed up an indictment on Oct. 8, to North Kingstown resident Kimberly Fry, 37, on one count of second-degree murder. Fry was not present in court. She was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, but at the request of the defense, the arraignment has been rescheduled for Oct. 26 in Washing County Superior Court.
By PAUL J. SPETRINI
WOOD RIVER JCT. â€” As Tiverton girls soccer coach Chris Messenger walked off the field at Chariho High School Monday night, he turned to Chargersâ€™ coach Najih Lazar and congratulated him on a great game, saying Chariho gave his Tiger girls â€śall they could handleâ€ť and Lazar couldnâ€™t have been more pleased.
Because sometimes, when youâ€™re in the midst of an injury-plagued, rebuilding year, all you can ask for is to be competitive and to not quit.
And the Chargers passed both of those tests with flying colors Monday.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Jen Miller knew what to expect.
The East Greenwich girls tennis No. 2 singles player was facing the No. 4 seed from Division I, and the Avenger senior had lost to Proutâ€™s Kate Gilligan in the past. Miller just wanted to go out, have fun, play well and let the result take care of itself.
On another court, teammate Aleksandra Drljaca didnâ€™t have much an idea of what to expect.
The Avsâ€™ No. 1 singles player was making her Girls Tennis Singles Championship Tournament debut and knew she was going to face some tough opponents.