September 19th, 2013
EAST GREENWICH â There may not have been many given the number of returning players off of a successful 2012 squad, but any doubts the East Greenwich High School girls volleyball team should be considered amongst the best in Division II have already been squashed, just two weeks into the season.
WEST GREENWICHâPlaying through adversity has become a common practice for the East Greenwich girls soccer team.
Before she had even stepped on the practice field last season the Avengers lost star defender Marissa Light to a knee injury, yet the team had enough talent that after some position shuffling made their way into the playoffs.
Now a senior captain, Light is back on the field for the Avengers this fall and couldnât be more excited to return.
WOOD RIVER JCT. â Though the season may be but two weeks old, any who thought that last yearâs 7-5-2 season for the Chariho girls soccer team was a mere aberration from a decade of sub-.500 play can just about put those doubts to rest. Tuesdayâs 2-1 home win over Moses Brown makes it four wins in four games in 2013 for the Chargers.
âThis is a first for Chariho in I donât know how many years. Itâs nice. The girls are ecstatic,â said Chargers coach Brittney Godbout. ââŠWe have a very young spirited team and when they want it, they go get it. Itâs nice to see.â
WOOD RIVER JCT.âLast 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)
âWe let two points slip towards the end because we had a lot of opportunities,â Chariho coach Tyler Hartshorn said. âThe fitness factor kind of came in for us and we just didnât put them away.â
Rather than a criticism though, it is more a testament to where the Chargers have come in a year as last seasonâs game against the Blue Wave is a perfect example.
WOOD RIVER JCT.âFor 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.âTalent at the top is important but in cross country depth is king.
Chariho didnât 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.
âA lot of people have stepped up and a lot of people have done their work over the summer,â Chariho girls coach Diane Leith-Doucett said. âWeâve got some good new freshmen in that mix and then people came back. Weâre just deeper this year.â
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.
âWill the real Robert Basler Rock please stand up?â 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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