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October 10th, 2013
Nick Ross is off to a good start running with the La Salle University menâ€™s cross country team.
Junior Ross, from East Greenwich (East Greenwich High), finished 16th out of 401 runners in the Gold Division race at last weekendâ€™s Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, PA. His 8k time was 24:25 and it helped the Explorers finish sixth out of 47 teams.
Prior to that, Ross finished 16th out of 122 runners in the Main Line Invitational in Haverford, PA with a 4 mile time of 19:49.35.
WEST WARWICK â€” The undefeated Narragansett volleyball team easily won the first two games of Wednesday nightâ€™s clash with West Warwick before the Wizards opened up a four-point lead midway through the third game.
It wouldâ€™ve been easy for the Mariners to chalk the game up as a loss and win the contest in the next game, but thatâ€™s not the mentality Narragansett first-year coach Abby Hummel has ingrained in the team.
WAKEFIELD â€” There wasnâ€™t much separating the undefeated West Warwick and Prout boys soccer teams entering Tuesdayâ€™s Division III showdown.
After 80 minutes, there still wasnâ€™t much separation.
The Crusaders, thanks to a third-minute goal from senior forward Kevin Brew opened the scoring, but the Wizards received goals on either side of halftime from junior forwards Cameron Price and Chris Peixoto to lift West Warwick to an impressive 2-1 road win.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”As the night crept forward and lights buzzed, the sounds of tennis rackets rhythmically persisted Tuesday evening at Sprague Park.
In a match that started some two hours earlier â€™Gansettâ€™s Brooke McGreen and Ashley Kennedy pushed on, deadlocked in a battle with Westerlyâ€™s Margo Douglas and Katie Kuzmic with the overall match on the line.
Fatigue â€“ both mental and physical â€“ had clearly set in for both sides as follow throughs lacked the vigor they once had.
As much as every coach wants to win every match most will admit that as long as they see improvement theyâ€™ll leave a game satisfied.
For the Exeter-West Greenwich girls tennis team, Tuesdayâ€™s match at Scituate was a concrete example that the Knights are better than they were at the start of September.
After opening the season by getting swept at home by the Spartans EWG gave Scituate all it could handle Tuesday before falling 5-2.
COVENTRY â€” In just two days the Coventry girls soccer team went from a team that could barely muster a shot against Portsmouth to beating one of the contenders for the Division I title.
Just two days after being comprehensively beaten by Portsmouth in a game where the score line didnâ€™t indicate the Patriotsâ€™ true domination, the Oakers recorded what could be considered their biggest victory since moving up to Division I in 2008.
PROVIDENCEâ€”It wasnâ€™t 62 points, but the Exeter-West Greenwich football team very well could have scored that many if it had so desired.
The Scarlet Knights â€“ who played up at Division I Cranston East and Division III East Greenwich in their two preseason contests â€“ rolled over the Providence Country Day/Wheeler/Juanita Sanchez Co-op 35-14 in their league opener Saturday afternoon at Conley Stadium.