Archive - 2013
NARRAGANSETTâ€”As the night crept forward and lights buzzed, the sounds of tennis rackets rhythmically persisted Tuesday evening at Sprague Park.
In a match that started some two hours earlier â€™Gansettâ€™s Brooke McGreen and Ashley Kennedy pushed on, deadlocked in a battle with Westerlyâ€™s Margo Douglas and Katie Kuzmic with the overall match on the line.
Fatigue â€“ both mental and physical â€“ had clearly set in for both sides as follow throughs lacked the vigor they once had.
As much as every coach wants to win every match most will admit that as long as they see improvement theyâ€™ll leave a game satisfied.
For the Exeter-West Greenwich girls tennis team, Tuesdayâ€™s match at Scituate was a concrete example that the Knights are better than they were at the start of September.
After opening the season by getting swept at home by the Spartans EWG gave Scituate all it could handle Tuesday before falling 5-2.
COVENTRY â€” In just two days the Coventry girls soccer team went from a team that could barely muster a shot against Portsmouth to beating one of the contenders for the Division I title.
Just two days after being comprehensively beaten by Portsmouth in a game where the score line didnâ€™t indicate the Patriotsâ€™ true domination, the Oakers recorded what could be considered their biggest victory since moving up to Division I in 2008.
PROVIDENCEâ€”It wasnâ€™t 62 points, but the Exeter-West Greenwich football team very well could have scored that many if it had so desired.
The Scarlet Knights â€“ who played up at Division I Cranston East and Division III East Greenwich in their two preseason contests â€“ rolled over the Providence Country Day/Wheeler/Juanita Sanchez Co-op 35-14 in their league opener Saturday afternoon at Conley Stadium.
WEST WARWICK â€” Through the first two games of the young football season it appears North Kingstown is finally buying what coach Joe Gilmartin has been selling them since the start of last season, while West Warwick still hasnâ€™t heeded the words of coach Shane Lagor.
The Wizards, who came into the season with Super Bowl dreams dancing in their heads, couldnâ€™t score a touchdown in either of its overtime opportunities, while North Kingstown finally made the most of its chances in the second overtime.
WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”The goal of any team in any sport is to get off to a strong start but given the way things went last time out for the Chariho girls soccer team, Mondayâ€™s first 10 minutes were particularly important.
Heading into Saturday afternoonâ€™s non-league contest with Division II Westerly the Chargers were flying high, sitting at a perfect 4-0-0 atop the Division III-A standings.
Then â€“ like the high pitched buzz of an alarm clock â€“ Chariho got a wakeup call courtesy of a 4-0 Bulldog victory.
WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”Upon first glance, the Coventry football teamâ€™s offensive and defensive line doesnâ€™t have the type of size that strikes fear into the opposition.
What the Oakers lack in stature they more than made up for in ferocity Friday night as the Coventry line â€“ led by senior captains Steven Felkel, Chris Hebert and Tyler Willet â€“ led the way to a 28-0 rout of the Chargers.
WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”It was a slow start for the Chariho field hockey team Monday afternoon but once the goals started coming they came in bunches against Cranston East.
â€śEspecially my forwards, they always seem to have a bit of a slow start but then once they get in that groove [theyâ€™re good],â€ť Chariho coach Johannah LaFountain said.
â€śThat right there shows our youth. Once they get in that groove and especially when Ari [Alfiero] starts getting a lot of condfidence with the ball she really sets the tone for the rest of the forwards.â€ť
WAKEFIELD â€“ It played out like any good rivalry game should, where the only thing disappointing part about last Thursdayâ€™s North versus South Kingstown boys soccer matchup at Curtis Corner Middle School was the fact it is the only time it will happen in regular season.
After a defensive battle through the first half and deep into the second, the offenses for both sides came alive in the closing minutes, with North Kingstown going home with the 2-1 win.
TIVERTONâ€”The worst thing you can give a lesser opponent is hope.
The goal for the Narragansett football team entering Saturday nightâ€™s game at a young, rebuilding Tiverton squad was to make sure it took control early on and the Mariners did just that thanks to some early fireworks from juniors Austin Butler and Deontae Stanley.
Butler returned the opening kickoff down to the Tiverton 20-yard line and Stanley punched the ball into the end zone one play later as the Mariners cruised to a 41-8 victory in their season opener.