Archive - 2013
WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”Last season the Chariho boys soccer team left plenty of points in the standings on the field and Monday the Chargers (1-1-2 Division I) left two after settling for a 2-2 tie with Hope (2-0-1 D-I)
â€śWe let two points slip towards the end because we had a lot of opportunities,â€ť Chariho coach Tyler Hartshorn said. â€śThe fitness factor kind of came in for us and we just didnâ€™t put them away.â€ť
Rather than a criticism though, it is more a testament to where the Chargers have come in a year as last seasonâ€™s game against the Blue Wave is a perfect example.
WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”For the first time this preseason the Narragansett football team had its full stable of talented running backs available.
Senior Reed Nelson and junior Deontae Stanley each sat out against South Kingstown in Injury Fund the previous week but Friday night against Chariho each played fairly well.
That was about where the positives ended for the Mariners though as too many penalties â€“ most of which personal fouls â€“ cost them in a 20-14 Charger victory.
WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”Talent at the top is important but in cross country depth is king.
Chariho didnâ€™t have a boy or girl finish first in the season opening races with Narragansett and Exeter-West Greenwich Monday afternoon yet each team won their dual meet by a comfortable margin.
â€śA lot of people have stepped up and a lot of people have done their work over the summer,â€ť Chariho girls coach Diane Leith-Doucett said. â€śWeâ€™ve got some good new freshmen in that mix and then people came back. Weâ€™re just deeper this year.â€ť
RICHMOND â€” In a surprise reveal Tuesday night, the town council announced it had hired a new town administrator â€“ someone energetic, well-qualified, and media-savvy.
â€śWill the real Robert Basler Rock please stand up?â€ť joked Town Council President B. Joseph Reddish as he introduced the newly hired town administrator to the audience. All heads turned as a young man who had been sitting quietly in the back of the town council chambers stood to accept applause and congratulatory handshakes.
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WEST WARWICK â€” It was hard to figure out which team was trying to snap a 12-game losing streak and which team came into the season with Super Bowl aspirations Saturday at Maznicki Field.
The South Kingstown football team, which went winless in the merciless meat grinder that is Division I last year, scored the first 28 points of its non-league contest against a very talented West Warwick squad, which reached the Division II semifinals last year.
COVENTRY â€” With every Abby Lyons kill and every Ally Thomas dig it looked like the Prout volleyball team was going to take the opening game from Coventry Monday night.
The Crusaders, just like North Kingstown the week before, had a late lead on the defending state champions and a chance to dent Coventryâ€™s aura of invincibility.
But, just like the Skippers, the Crusaders simply couldnâ€™t weather the Oakersâ€™ onslaught. Coventry scored the final four points of the opening game and then won 50 of the matchâ€™s final 75 points to earn a 25-23, 25-16, 25-9 Division I-South victory.
RICHMOND â€“ A Wakefield woman was killed early Friday morning when her vehicle struck a utility pole on Kingstown Road.
Sierra S. Stanton, 24, of Wakefield died from injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident, which occurred at 1:30 a.m. Friday morning, Richmond Police said.
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