Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
Itâs been a great learning experience for cross country runner Luke Embry.
Embry, from North Kingstown (The Prout School) is just a freshman at Roger Williams but heâs already running against the big boys. In last weekendâs Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh, he and his teammates competing against mainly Division I and II runners.
âWe were in the Gold Race, the most competitive race of the day, and Luke equaled his personal best (27:57) for eight kilometers,â coach Sean Livingston said. âHe handled himself very well in that atmosphere.â
WARWICK â Both East Greenwich cross country squads capped impressive seasons with dominant wins in the final dual meet of 2014 but the girls got the slight edge on the season, with the win they cemented the Suburban Division title and polished their 8-0 record.
NORTH KINGSTOWN- The North Kingstown Skippers have been one of the most exciting teams early this season. This past Friday night, the team looked to continue its impressive start with another victory against Mt. Pleasant at North Kingstown High School.
The Skipper's offense could not be slowed down on Friday night, as the team cruised to a 35-12 victory against Mt. Pleasant.
EXETER-WEST GREENWICHâ The Scarlet Knights girls soccer team is in a three-team race for the top spot in the Division I-South standings with only three weeks left on the fall schedule. This past Thursday evening Division I-East opponentâBarringtonâcame to town as both the teams were separated in record by only one game.
During the first half, each team managed to keep it a clean slate with a 0-0 game, but Exeter-West Greenwich showed they were the team to watch out for. The Scarlet Knights fired nine shots on goal to Barringtonâs two.
NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Running Association came up with a great race venue, and intend to implement it on Sunday, Nov. 2. It is the First Annual Gansett Half-Marathon , and will take runners through a scenic 13.1-mile course that covers much of the southern part of Narragansett.
According to race officials, this event will start and end near the Narragansett Town Beach. It will include a flat and fast course that covers the Towers, Kinney Avenue, Clark Road, Scarborough Beach, and the Point Judith Lighthouse. Race time is 11 a.m.
NARRAGANSETT- The Coventry Oakers and the Prout School Crusaders have both had their struggles this season. Each team looked to get a big victory on Monday night and pull above .500 for the season.
Ultimately, Coventry had too much offense for the Crusaders on Monday night, winning the game, 3-1, at the Prout School.
The big road victory for the Oakers gives Coventry a 6-5-2 record on the season, while the Crusaders fall to 2-3-5.
MIDDLETOWN- The Narragansett Mariners have been one of the biggest surprises in high school football this season. With an undefeated 3-0 record heading into Friday night's contest against the Middletown Islanders, the Mariners were looking to have a big game under the lights to show they are a legitimate contender in their division.
Despite the success, Narragansett didn't have enough offense to keep up with the Islanders on Friday night, as the Mariners were defeated by Middletown, 48-22.