Archive - Sports Article
May 7th, 2014
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€” Itâ€™s true that a win is a win, but when that win could just as easily have been a loss, itâ€™s enough to make a varsity team and its coach rather unsettled.
In what should have been a routine win over Cranston East last Friday, the Rebels controlled the first two games and then slid steadily backwards in games three and four.
As monsoon-like weather passed through the region this week, a number of sporting events for local schools and organizations were canceled. The skies will clear this weekend, and the shows will go on. Here is an overview of dates and times for the next game which you may want to catch:
Friday, May 2
Girls Lacrosse - East Providence at Narragansett, 3:45 p.m.
Baseball - Narragansett at Chariho, 4 p.m.
Softball - Prout at Ponaganset at 4 p.m.
WEST KINGSTON â€” The Exeter/West Greenwich girls managed to sweep the meet at home on Tuesday afternoon, despite some unpleasant running conditions.
â€śIt was pretty cold, so times were not incredibly fast and a lot of kids were disappointed with that aspect of it,â€ť coach Thomas Mastroianni said during a phone interview on Wednesday morning. â€śBut, we did win over both teams. It was very close, but we came out on top so that was good.â€ť
The Knights beat Chariho, 76-73 and defeated East Greenwich in a 69-66 final.
WESTERLY â€” Whether youâ€™re one of the favorites to win the boys outdoor track and field state championship (North Kingstown) or youâ€™re one of many teams just trying to get an athlete on the podium (West Warwick), it wasnâ€™t fun to compete Tuesday afternoon.
The Wizards and Skippers trudged to the southwestern corner of the state to battle Westerly in conditions that were more suited to ice fishing. Battling temperatures in the mid-40â€™s and a steady head wind down the home stretch, all three teams attempted to earn qualifying teams for Saturdayâ€™s Rich Schomp Invitational at Exeter-West Greenwich.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The scores were a bit tighter, but the story of three straight match wins was the same with the North Kingstown boys volleyball team as they swept Cranston East 25-19, 25-23 and 25-20 Tuesday night at North Kingstown High School, remaining undefeated.
Cranston came into the game 4-3, third in Division I North. The Skippers have been dominating the field this season and the recent win brought their record to 8-0, first in DI South and best overall in boys volleyball. They have only allowed an astonishing single match victory to slip away all season (Coventry on 4/10) while theyâ€™ve won 24 matches against their teammates.
WEST GREENWICH - It wasnâ€™t a winning day for the Chariho girlsâ€™ outdoor track team, but it was a day of close points. The Chargers traveled to Exeter-West Greenwich High School to battle the Scarlet Knights and Avengers, and unfortunately walked away with losses to both teams.
East Greenwich beat Chariho 67-65 and EWG came out on top 76-73. Though Chariho falls to 2-5-0, the girls were very close to sweeping the meet.
It has been a long, cold winter, and it seems that everyone wants to get to the beaches as quickly as possible. Hopefully, this guide will assist you in your quest for the beach and car passes that you will need, to get you in the fun and sun. It is easy to get those passes if you have the right credentials with you when you go to pick them up. It is difficult and frustrating if you donâ€™t. If you are not positively sure on what paper work is needed for the beach you want access to, please read on. If you donâ€™t check it out, and go to get your pass and are turned away ... donâ€™t say we didnâ€™t warn you.
COVENTRY â€” It took three weeks, but the Coventry baseball team has figured out what is needed to win games at the Division I level.
The Oakers lost their first five Division I-South contests of the season, but they followed up an impressive victory over Portsmouth last Tuesday afternoon with an equally-impressive victory over visiting East Greenwich last Thursday.
Junior pitcher Max Marcotte allowed one earned run on seven hits in a complete-game effort, while senior shortstop Shaun Vigeant scored a pair of runs in a 5-3 victory over the Avengers.
EAST GREENWICH â€“ At halftime, on a frigid Tuesday night, the East Greenwich lacrosse team seemed to hit a cold streak. They couldnâ€™t find many chances to score, and the Avengers were staring at a one-goal deficit against the Middletown Islanders, who only had two wins coming into this game. The Avengers were in danger of being upset on their home field, a loss that would have devastated them for the rest of the season.
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 teamâ€™s 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.