Archive - Sep 14, 2013
CRANSTON â The Injury Fund is supposed to be a building block for football teams.
The two-quarter exhibition should give coaches a better idea of whoâs been practicing well for the first three weeks of training camp and who needs a little more work on their conditioning or technique with the regular season about to commence
To that end, Cranston West, Cranston East, West, Warwick and Coventry all found out a little more about themselves Saturday at Cranston Stadium. The only team to walk away from the Injury Fund not exactly sure what they have is Exeter-West Greenwich.
EAST GREENWICHâCould the East Greenwich field hockey team hang with defending Division I Champion Moses Brown?
That was the question the Avengers sought to answer Tuesday night as they hosted the Quakers and that answer as the Avs walked off Nick Carcieri Field was a resounding yes.
âTheyâre the state champs so thatâs how you measure yourself,â EG coach Deb McMullen said. âIt was good to see that we were right there and have a chance to go far.â
NORTH KINGSTOWN â A win is a win. They all count the same in the end of the day, so doing what must be done to get the win is important.
The wins have been there early in the season for the East Greenwich girls tennis team, who have opened their 2013 season with three straight following Mondayâs 5-2 victory at North Kingstown.
When you are a team with expectations as lofty as the Avengers, however, sometimes the end result can be overshadowed in the wake of how the match was won.
COVENTRY â When discussing why his team struggled to reach the Division II playoffs last season, Coventry second-year boys soccer coach Jamie Cotnoir bemoaned the amount of one-goal defeats his team suffered.
Through the first two games of the new season it appears the Oakersâ luck in close games has improved.
BURRILLVILLE â In recent years, the East Greenwich High School boys cross country team has established themselves as one of the premier programs in a state that is becoming more well known for producing quality distance runners. It is a level of success that culminated last fall with their second straight Class C title, third in the past five years, and a finish as the top public school in Rhode Island.
Nick Dubee is ready to have another standout season with the 1-1-2 Navy menâs soccer team. The senior from Carolina (Chariho) entered this season having played in 52 games with 37 starts for the Midshipmen. A defender, heâs started all four games this season. The team has given up five goals in four games.
âNickâs biggest asset is the fact that he is extremely athletic,â coach Dave Brandt said. âHe is one of the fastest and most powerful kids in the Patriot League.â
BURRILLVILLE â It is the inescapable fate of any good high school team.
There is inevitable roster turnover that comes at the end of each season with the loss of the graduating class. The boys and girls cross country teams at Chariho, however, did not lose just key pieces after last fall.
With the graduation of two of the best runners the school has ever seen in Jake Kilcoyne and Bryce Kelley â not to mention standouts on the girls side in Liz Hansen and Abby Dandurand â the Chargers come into 2013 with some major shoes to fill.