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May 8th, 2014

Skippers score first Schomp title

May 8, 2014

WEST GREENWICH — North Kingstown track coach Charlie Breagy loves the word “history” when it comes to his record breaking outdoor team, and after this weekend, he gets to say it a lot. The Skipper boys snatched the Schomp Invitational team title over rivals La Salle and Hendriken on Saturday at Exeter/West Greenwich High School, making it the first time in North history that a boys’ team has won this event.

“Track is booming at NK,” Breagy said during a phone interview on Monday. “These are our highest rankings ever; it’s a great confidence booster for the team.”

Ross takes home silver in 1,500 at A-10 meet

May 8, 2014

La Salle junior Nick Ross of East Greenwich (East Greenwich High) finished second in the 1,500 meter run at last weekend’s Atlantic-10 Outdoor Track Championships in Amherst, Mass. His time was 3:52.89. He also the third leg on the 4x800 relay which finished first in a time of 7:36.99. It was the fifth straight time that the 4x800 came away a winner in the A-10 meet.

Ross and his teammates return to action at the Swarthmore Last Chance meet Monday in Swarthmore, Pa.

EG spikers model of perfection

May 8, 2014

EAST GREENWICH -- There's another undefeated team ruling the court at East Greenwich High School.

But this time, it isn't involving basketball.

The boys volleyball team (Division II-South) is sitting atop the division at 12-0 and doesn't plan to stop there.

"[Our success] is based on experience," said EG coach Theresa Garno. "I have a lot of kids with experience, four seniors who have all played varsity, my setter [junior Stanley Chan] is returning, my libero [senior Paul Anderson] is returning. I have two really solid middles, [senior captain John Condon and senior Sam McLimans], which is great because we are able to predicate our offense on our middle which is what we do."

Local coach sets winning example

May 8, 2014

PAWTUCKET — If student track athletes in the Chariho district need some inspiration, they need look no further than the assistant coach of the girls’ varsity team. Katie Moulton, of Providence, made perfect use of a beautiful Sunday morning this past weekend by winning as the first female finisher in the half marathon of the 2014 Navigant Credit Union Running Festival. Moulton, 31, not only placed first for the women, but fifth overall out of 529 participants in the half marathon. With an average mile pace of 6:21, Moulton competed the race in 1:21:20, roughly nine minutes after her husband, Patrick, who came in first for the men and in the event overall. Patrick Moulton’s final time was 1:12:21 with an average mile pace of 5:31.

Double loss against Coventry and ’Gansett

May 8, 2014

NARRAGANSETT — It wasn’t Chariho’s day at the Point Judith Country Club golf course on Tuesday. The Chargers went into the rescheduled double dual with Coventry and Narragansett with some black clouds looming overhead, both literal and figurative. Not only was there a little rain to accompany some rather strong winds, but the Chariho golf team was forced to play despite the absence of a key member, their number two player.

Senior Sam Martel, ranked second for the Chargers, sustained a knee injury worthy of a hospital visit earlier that afternoon and was unable to play as they had planned. In for Martel with little warning was freshman Jake Berube who played sixth for the team on Tuesday.

One run loss to Wizards

May 8, 2014

WEST WARWICK — For the last three seasons West Warwick softball coach Brian Palazzo was told Cara Genest was going to come out and play for the team, but every time tryouts started Palazzo was disappointed to find out the multi-sport athlete wasn’t there.

So, when Palazzo heard Genest, who ran track last season after playing AAU basketball as a freshman and sophomore, was going to play in her senior season, he was skeptical.

Area musicians to jam against hunger

May 8, 2014

Local musicians and performers will be rocking out this weekend for a worthy cause.

East Greenwich native Gary Hopp is bringing his many friends who are fluent in six-string guitars, drums, mandolins and other instruments to Finn’s Harbourside, located at 35 Water St., East Greenwich, this Saturday evening for a night music, art, dancing and fun starting at 8:30 p.m.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Departments share budget ideas with Town Council this week De

May 8, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — With the May 15 deadline looming, members of the East Greenwich Town Council and Town department officials have convened inside the cafeteria at Swift Community Center over the last seven days to share their respective numbers pertaining to the 2015 fiscal budget.

Several departments and government boards, including the East Greenwich School Committee, the East Greenwich Fire Department, the East Greenwich Police Department, the Department of Public Works, all have discussed their needs in the hopes of getting their share of the pie that is the proposed budget of $59.8 million.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

New boating business in EG hopes to sail high seas

May 8, 2014

EAST GREENWICH — A few local residents hope to bring their love for the water into the business world in order to keep the economy in the Ocean State afloat.

Andy Deutsch, Peter Meyer and Jarrod Scanlon came up with an idea close to five years of creating unique boats where residents want to enjoy making their ways around the area bays and coves without having to break the bank.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Ireland: ‘If I can do it, you can do it and so much more’

May 8, 2014

PROVIDENCE — Standing tall in front of 1,175 graduates and their friends and family inside the cavernous exhibit hall at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Kathy Ireland looked on in awe of all of them Sunday morning admiring more than just their achievements they earned inside the many classrooms at the New England Institute of Technology.

The former supermodel and CEO of her own design and marketing firm, kathy ireland Worldwide, showed her immense respect and excitement for the majority of the graduates who have either attended school while working other jobs, raising a family or being the first in their families to earn a college degree – or doing all three at once – and have persevered through some hardships to realize their goals.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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