Archive - 2013
EAST GREENWICH â€“ Despite leading them in the standings, before even taking the field last Friday night, East Greenwich High School football coach John George knew his team was going to have their hands full with a potent Moses Brown Quakers attack considered by some the best in the division.
As the Avengers quickly found out when they took the to Carcieri Field, however, it was not the Quakers skill, but their sized that proved Eastâ€™s ultimate downfall as they were pushed around in a 34-0 beating, their first loss of the season.
PAWTUCKETâ€”Sundayâ€™s RIIL State Singles Championship between Peri Sheinin and Aleksandra Drljaca was about as entertaining of a girls tennis match as youâ€™ll see.
Each game highly contested and each point earned.
â€śWeâ€™re really great players,â€ť Drljaca said. â€śWe both have a lot of tournament experience. A high level of intensity was really seen and it was a great match.â€ť
For as entertaining as the level of play was though there was also an unmistakable sense of awkwardness both on the court and in the crowd.
PAWTUCKETâ€”In a tournament setting there can only be one winner.
Well, in this case two, but semantics aside only one team could come out of the RIIL State Doubles Tournament as champions Sunday.
Unfortunately for East Greenwich â€“ who had all three teams on the same side of bracket â€“ the winners werenâ€™t wearing Avengers red as North Kingstownâ€™s Lucia Bolibruch and Grace Callahan claimed the title with their 6-4, 6-2 victory over La Salleâ€™s Lindsay Brazenor and Kat Braganca.
PAWTUCKETâ€”Where do we go from here?
Itâ€™s the big question facing the East Greenwich tennis team as it plays out the remainder of its season with aspirations of a Division I Championship a definite reality.
Two teammates â€“ senior Aleksandra Drljaca and freshman Peri Sheinin â€“ battled for the first time Sunday and thereâ€™s no denying at times it got a little nasty.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Over the course of a season, a team can become like family.
Sometimes nuclear, sometimes extended, but when a group of individuals come together for an extended period of time, giving everything they have for each other, working towards a common goal, it is easy for lasting bonds to be forged.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€”Wins have been hard to come by this year for the Chariho girls volleyball team.
With just three on the season, the Chargers found themselves on the opposite end of the Division I-South standings as they traveled to face third place South Kingstown Tuesday night.
It was an upset in the making that fell just three points short as South Kingstown escaped with the 25-17, 25-18, 19-25, 22-25, 15-12 win.
WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”Quarterback Jesse Sedoma ran in three touchdowns and threw for another, helping Warwick Veterans overcome deficits and penalties to topple Chariho 26-14 in a hard-fought, back-and-forth Division II-A contest Friday night.
The Chargers came into the matchup 1-3 overall but had lost three straight division games.
After beating D-III Narragansett to start the season, they lost 32-0 to Coventry on Sept. 20, 32-6 to Westerly the next week and 24-8 to Mount Hope on Oct. 4.
WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”If Chariho field hockey coach Johannah LaFountain had one game sheâ€™d want back from the start of her teamâ€™s season it was a 1-1 draw in the teamâ€™s opener at Warwick Veterans.
Tuesday the Chargers edged out a 1-0 victory over the Hurricanes and while it didnâ€™t retroactively add those two points lost earlier this fall, it was nonetheless a critical win in the teamâ€™s push for a playoff spot.
WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”The last undefeated team in Division III has finally fallen.
The Chariho girls soccer team opened league play with 10 straight victories but Friday the Chargers suffered their first setback, a 1-0 loss at Moses Brown.
â€śI think it was kind of eye opening for them,â€ť Chariho coach Brittney Godbout said by phone Tuesday night. â€śThere were tears a bit of a shock but they came out this week and they realized that they can lose.â€ť
NARRAGANSETT â€” When youâ€™re a squad competing for a playoff spot like the Narragansett girls soccer team, losing a game down the stretch of the regular season stings.
Losing your best offensive player and one the stateâ€™s best goal scorers, however, can be catastrophic.
The Mariners (4-4-1 Division II) dropped a 5-2 decision to Warwick Vets (8-2-0 D-II) Friday but more painful than the defeat was the loss of junior striker Chelsea Sahagain, who left the game just before halftime after colliding with a Vets player and did not return.