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October 30th

Focused Avs breeze to finals

October 30, 2013

PAWTUCKET – After an 11-1 season in 2012, the East Greenwich High School girls tennis team was on track to reach the finals in their first year in Division I. Despite their superiority on paper, however, the Avengers were caught sleeping in the semis and upset by a Mount St. Charles team they had beaten earlier in the season.

Shen seals victory as Avenger tennis dethrones LaSalle

October 30, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Mission complete.
It was a moment months, if not years, in the making. Slowly, methodically, the East Greenwich High School girls tennis team churned their way through their 2013 schedule, laying waste to all who stood in their path. Along the way, the Avengers did what they could to stay focused and grounded, despite their success, all the while building to this one, final crescendo.

Inspired Chargers battled NK to tie

October 30, 2013

WOOD RIVER JCT. – There’s a strange and intangible collective that often reveals itself in instances like senior night.
Though Chariho and North Kingstown tied 1-1, it was clear to both coaches who had played the better soccer game and an unfamiliar observer may have been hard-pressed to distinguish between the team coming in 9-2 in D-I and the team coming in 2-7-2.

Knights could have bye in first round of D-I playoffs

October 30, 2013

WEST GREENWICH—Exeter-West Greenwich girls soccer coach Kevin Fraser has seen 19 senior days come and go during his tenure coaching the Knights, each one special in their own way.
Few – if any – have had the track record of this season’s senior class though, a group that has gone from winning three Division II Championships in a row to this season thriving amongst the state’s best in Division I.

North put EG away early Friday night

October 30, 2013

EAST GREENWICH – Non-league game or not, there was still much to be gained by both squads as the East Greenwich and North Kingstown football teams met at EG’s Carcieri Field Friday night. The Avengers had been routed on their home turf just one week prior – a 34-0 loss to Moses Brown – while the Skippers themselves were regaining their game.
Two weeks ago North suffered its first defeat of the season – a lopsided 34-8 loss to Rogers – but last week got back on track by handing Cumberland its first defeat 36-14.

A legend takes his leave

October 30, 2013

WEST GREENWICH—It all started with a phone call 24 years ago.
“I’ll never forget that phone call I got in 1989,” Steve McGrane says. “It changed my life.”
McGrane was just 26-years old when he took that call – a job proposition to coach the Exeter-West Greenwich junior high girls basketball team – from superintendent Jim Erinakes and the fledgling Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District.
“EWG didn’t even have a high school yet,” McGrane says. “I said, ‘junior high girls basketball? I’ll give it a shot,’ and I fell in love with it.”

Skippers didn’t go quietly

October 30, 2013

PAWTUCKET – For the North Kingstown girls tennis team, 2013 had been called a ‘dream season’ by some. Somewhat unexpectedly, the Skippers ran to a 9-3 regular season, finishing third in Division I-Met A behind East Greenwich and LaSalle.
The Skipper awoke from their dream, however, when their season came to an end last Thursday in the RIIL Division I semifinals with a 4-1 loss to LaSalle at Slater Park.
“Terrific team, LaSalle,” said North coach Tim O’Neill. “More power to them. A lot of depth a lot of talent.


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