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April 30th, 2014
WEST GREENWICH â A split day is better than two losses, as the East Greenwich boys outdoor track team came to find out on Tuesday. The boys team traveled to Exeter/West Greenwich High School to face off against the Knights and the team from Chariho, hoping to improve their southern division ranking only weeks away from the division meet. After Tuesday, the Avengers are now at 2-4-0, not an ideal position, but given the teamâs strengths and weaknesses, this is right where they could expect to be.
East Greenwich fell to Chariho 114-36 on Tuesday, but came out on top of Exeter/West Greenwich, 79-31.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â It wasnât an easy afternoon for the South Kingstown High School softball team. The girls hosted the afternoon matchup with Cranston East that consisted of 14 runs, five innings and one thick skin on the Rebel team. South was unable to reach home plate even a single time against the Thunderbolts and struggled to defend against the onslaught of offensive power the visiting team brought to Broad Rock Playfields.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN âSouth Kingstown left Mondayâs four-team, co-ed Southern division outdoor track and field meet with the best overall performance against the spread of divisional foes. SK defeated Coventry 94-50, Prout 113-33 and Narragansett 101-43. Coventry managed two victories: 66-60 over Narragansett and 89-37 over Prout. Narragansett defeated Prout 69-59. Scoring in a multi-team meet can seem slightly confusing with teams competing against each other in multiple, cross-fire matchups while individuals compete against the clock and measuring stick. Mondayâs competition was given a depth of scoring of three meaning that in each event first place earned five points, second earned three points, and third, one point.
NARRAGANSETT â Everybodyâs knuckles were white by the end of Friday nightâs baseball battle at Sprague Field, and it wasnât just because of the cold weather. The Division II - South matchup between Narragansett and Westerly was long anticipated after their last exciting encounter at McCoy Stadium in 2013. The Mariners knocked Westerly out of the state semifinals and thereâs no question that the Bulldogs were looking to take back a little of their pride on Friday night. It didnât happen.
âI credit Kullen McGill,â coach Keith Vellone said postgame. âHe pitched us out of some jams in the early innings, he bared down defensively. We didnât play our best defense tonight and we needed to in order to beat this team, so he really picked us up.â
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â The true strength of a community is shown through its ability to pull through the toughest of times. For the people of South Kingstown, these dark hours were found in the struggle of a local teen and baseball player.
Eight months ago, South Kingstown High School junior Doug Barlow was diagnosed with Hodgkinâs lymphoma, and it appeared his days as a normal student athlete were over. Rather than let this young man battle alone, the people of his school, church, town and teams pulled together to give him the greatest gift they could, support.
The goal for the East Greenwich boys tennis team last year was to get acclimated at the highest level in the state, all the while maintain the dominant play on the courts that has made the Avengers one of the strongest teams in Division II for the last several years.
Now, EG has an even loftier goal in their sophomore season in Division I.
Make it back to Slater Park.
LINCOLN â The match between East Greenwich and Lincoln this past Thursday featured two tennis teams on completely different paths. The East Greenwich Avengers have cruised to a 4-1 record to begin their season, and find themselves on top of Division I-Meta A. The Lincoln Lions, however, were winless entering Thursdayâs match, and were slowly sinking to the bottom of the same division.
When the two teams met, they both continued on their respective paths, as East Greenwich easily cruised to a 7-0 victory over Lincoln. The Avengers (5-1) dominated the Lions (0-6) all afternoon in both singles and doubles play. Not only did Lincoln not win a single set, but they were only victorious in two games, both of them coming in doubles play. Clearly, East Greenwich showed why they are the âteam to beatâ in the division.