November 6th, 2014
PROVIDENCEâ€” It was a dream come true for the Chariho unified volleyball team this past week during their Division III playoff run.
After finishing in second place for the last two unified volleyball seasons, Chariho didnâ€™t want to disappoint this time around.
In the opening playoff round, the Chargers defeated fifth-seeded Westerly to be able to move onto the semifinal match versus top-seeded North Kingstown. The defeat against the Bulldogs was the teamâ€™s second victory against the team during the 2014 campaign and that rallied the charge this past Thursday and Sunday.
EAST GREENWICHâ€” With the Chariho field hockey team finishing the regular season in first place of the Division II-South standings and Cumberland just coming up short of the first seed in Division II-North behind Classical, it was bound to be an extremely competitive semifinal playoff match between the two teams this past Thursday night at East Greenwich High School.
COVENTRY â€” As successful as the undefeated Coventry girls soccer team was this season, the reality was the Oakersâ€™ Division II quarterfinal opponent, No. 9 Chariho, came into Saturdayâ€™s match with more playoff pedigree.
While the Chargers reached the Division III semifinals in 2012 and also won a first-round playoff game this season, the Oakers hadnâ€™t won a playoff game since Donielle Mattoon scored the game-winning goal in the 2006 Division II final against Prout.
PONAGANSET- The Cross Country season came down to one final meet on Sunday afternoon at Ponaganset High School. The sleet and rain couldn't slow down these runners, as the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams gathered for one more race to see who would qualify for the New England Regional Race next weekend.
For the Girls, La Salle Academy repeated as State Champions, winning the meet by 56 points.
PROVIDENCEâ€” The Avengers football team is riding a four-game winning streak entering last Saturdayâ€™s contest with Hope at Hope High School. That streak continued in dominant fashion with a 34-0 rout of the Blue Wave.
It was a messy, muddy game in Providence on Saturday and that forced both teams to rely heavily on using a rushing attack to carry themselves to victory, yet the Avengers were the only team that successfully executed moving the ball down the field on offense.
EAST GREENWICH- The East Greenwich Avengers have been one of the best teams in volleyball all season long. The West Warwick Wizards were looking for the upset victory in Monday nightâ€™s quarterfinal game at East Greenwich High School.
For the Wizards, their season came to a close on Monday night, as the team was defeated in four sets by the Avengers, 3-1.
Despite a 1-1 lead going into the third set, the Avengers went on to win two straight sets to earn the 3-1 victory, advancing to the Semi-final round on Thursday night.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The North Kingstown boysâ€™ soccer team reeled off a couple of different looking victories in its first two games of the 2014 University Orthopedics Division I championship tournament, beating Barrington then Central High School by a combined five points with only two days in between.