Archive - Oct 2010 - Sports Article
By PAUL J. SPETRINI
WOOD RIVER JCT. â As Tiverton girls soccer coach Chris Messenger walked off the field at Chariho High School Monday night, he turned to Chargersâ coach Najih Lazar and congratulated him on a great game, saying Chariho gave his Tiger girls âall they could handleâ and Lazar couldnât have been more pleased.
Because sometimes, when youâre in the midst of an injury-plagued, rebuilding year, all you can ask for is to be competitive and to not quit.
And the Chargers passed both of those tests with flying colors Monday.
PAWTUCKET â Jen Miller knew what to expect.
The East Greenwich girls tennis No. 2 singles player was facing the No. 4 seed from Division I, and the Avenger senior had lost to Proutâs Kate Gilligan in the past. Miller just wanted to go out, have fun, play well and let the result take care of itself.
On another court, teammate Aleksandra Drljaca didnât have much an idea of what to expect.
The Avsâ No. 1 singles player was making her Girls Tennis Singles Championship Tournament debut and knew she was going to face some tough opponents.
You like old-time smashmouth football?
Then here's the perfect game for you.
Chariho travels to Coventry to take on the Oakers in a Division II matchup between two teams fighting for a playoff spot - and the right to say they're one of the division's best.
The Chariho Times and Kent County Times will be on the sidelines for the game, with full story hitting the KCT on Saturday and the Chariho Times on Nov. 4.
The Exeter-West Greenwich boys soccer team has been one of the top teams in Division III this season, but West Warwick hasn't been bad either.
Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., the Wizards head to EWG to take on the Knights. Exeter needs a win to prove it can win a D-III title while the Wizards need to win to prove they can compete for one.
For the story, pick up the 10/28 edition of the Kent County Times or the 10/29 edition of the Coventry Courier.
The two best field hockey teams in Division I-B - and maybe in the state - meet up Tuesday for a rivalry game.
North comes into Tuesday night's game needing to gain a mental edge on rival East Greenwich while the Avengers want to show they're the best team in the state - and right now, it's tough to argue with them.
The game begins at Tuesday at 7 p.m. at East Greenwich High School.
For a full report and photos from the game, pick up the 10/28 edition of the East Greenwich Pendulum or North Kingstown Standard-Times.
The field hockey season is quickly coming to an end and Chariho is doing everything it can to keep its postseason hopes alive.
The Chargers will need a win Monday when it travels to play Cranston East to clinch a spot in the postseason; if not, it will need to win Wednesday against Woonsocket.
To find out how the Chargers fared, pick up the 10/28 edition of the Chariho Times.
After cruising through the opening four rounds of the Girls Tennis Singles Championship Tournament (for full story, see the 10/21 edition of the Standard-Times), North Kingstown's Hannah Zangari will play for the title Sunday at noon at Slater Park in Pawtucket against defending champion Rebecca Curran of Bay View.
For a full report on the match, pick up the 10/28 edition of the Standard-Times.
The Narragansett football team is trying to get into the Division III playoffs and will need a win over No. 20 Lincoln Saturday to help their cause.
For full coverage from the game, check out the 10/27 edition of the Narragansett Times.