Archive - 2010 - Sports Article
There will be a new state champ this season.
The Chariho boys soccer team, the 2009 title winner, was ousted from the playoffs Wednesday, losing to No. 1-seeded Barrington 5-2 Wednesday night.
Local teams are still involved in the fight for the state title, as No. 6-seeded North Kingstown upset No. 3 seed Hendricken in overtime, 1-0, on the back of 15 saves from keeper Ben Jones.
NK's rival South Kingstown also advanced, beating No. 5 seed La Salle 1-0. Zach Campo scored the lone goal for the No. 5 seed Rebels.
For more on SK's win, pick up the 11/5 edition of the Narragansett Times.
Not too much going on in local sports, but there are a few games on the schedule.
Here is Thursday's playoff schedule for teams in the SRIN coverage area.
Division II semifinals
South Kingstown vs. Tiverton at Cranston Stadium, 6 p.m.
Division III quarterfinals
Burrillville at West Warwick, 3 p.m.
North Kingstown at East Providence, 6:30 p.m.
Narragansett at Tolman, 5:30 p.m.
The South Kingstown girls field hockey beat Woonsocket 2-0 Tuesday and are scheduled to play this evening against Tiverton at Cranston Stadium at 6 p.m., but weather forecasts do not look good.
Check back to find out if the game will be played.
For more on the Rebels' win over the Novans, pick up the 11/5 edition of the Narragansett Times.
Hendricken maintains the top spot in the poll with last week's win over Portsmouth. Locally, Chariho remains put at No. 10 while Exeter-West Greenwich moves up to No. 13.
For the full poll, pick up this week's paper.
Team Points Last week
1. Hendricken (11) 220 1
2. Barrington 203 3
3. Portsmouth 199 2
t-4. East Providence 183 4
t-4. La Salle 183 5
6. Woonsocket 157 t-6
7. Tolman 156 t-6
8. Rogers 137 9
9. Cranston West 128 8
10. Chariho 126 10
11. Ex.-West Greenwich 90 13
12. Cranston East 70 15
13. St. Raphael 67 20
t-14. Johnston 65 11
t-14. Moses Brown 65 12
The Chariho boys soccer team needed penalty kicks to leave Cumberland with a win Monday night, advancing from the preliminary round and into the Division I playoffs, where the Chargers will play at Barrington Wednesday night.
For more on Monday's dramatic win over Cumberland, pick up the 11/4 edition of the Chariho Times and check back to www.ricentral.com for updates on Chariho's game Wednesday night.
The North Kingstown girls field hockey saw its solid season come to an end Monday with a 2-0 loss to Moses Brown in the Division I field hockey quarterfinals.
For more on the game, pick up the 11/4 edition of the Standard-Times.
In a battle of undefeateds, someone was leaving with a loss and without a state title and Saturday at Slater Park, that was the East Greenwich girls tennis team.
Smithfield won at Nos. 1, 2 and 4 singles and the Avengers won at No. 1 doubles, then had great comebacks at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles as well as No. 3 singles to force third sets.
But as the EG No. 3 doubles team won their match to make it 4-2 - and No. 3 Stephanie Huang was up 4-0 in the third - the No. 2 doubles team fell in a third set tiebreaker, giving Smithfield the title.
The Division II girls tennis final is set.
East Greenwich had no trouble mov
Aleksandra Drljaca won at No. 1 singles as did Stephanie Huang at No. 3 and Edie Golden at No. 4 singles. East Greenwich closed out the match with a win at No. 1 doubles.
The Avengers will meet Smithfield, which beat South Kingstown 4-0. The Rebels lost at No. 1 and 3 singles and Nos. 1 and 2 doubles, but had the match played out, it looked like it was heading to 4-3 because No. 2 Chloe Cullen and No. 4 Cassie Collinson had both picked up momentum with strong second sets.
The Narragansett football team has been up and down all season, but if the Mariners want their season to extend past Thanksgiving, they'll need to win Saturday when they travel to Burrillville at 10 a.m.
By JAMES BESSETTE
WAKEFIELD â€” South Kingstown No. 1 singles player Victoria Gu, along with her fellow senior co-captains from this season â€“ Chloe Cullen, Laura Giarrusso and Emmah Mitrano â€“ were just mere freshman back in 2007 when they first decided to swing tennis rackets with the Rebels, trying to wind their way through the tough road that is high-school tennis in Rhode Island.
Oddly enough, the South Kingstown girlsâ€™ tennis program, in general, was trying to do the exact same thing by trying to find its place at the Division I level.