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April 17th, 2014
NARRAGANSETT â€“ Sometimes a little sunshine is all it takes to turn an afternoon around.
The Mariners tennis team hosted the team from Shea on Wednesday at Sprague Field. After a struggled 4-3 match win against North Smithfield on Monday, Narragansett was eager to take advantage of the improved weather and add to their win total.
In record time, the Mariners secured every one of seven matches against the Raiders, not to the surprise of coach, Russel Wyatt.
WARWICK â€” It was a 180-degree difference of performance put out by the Chariho boysâ€™ volleyball team on Tuesday night. Instead of a bested team struggling to find an offensive flow, the team was a collaborative unit, marked by strong blocks and fluid communication.
The Chargers traveled to Pilgrim High School to face a team with a record that wasnâ€™t far off their own in 2013. After Tuesdayâ€™s match, the Patriots sunk to 1-4 and the Chargers took their second win to put them at 2-3 in the first month of the spring season. Not that it was a crushing win all the way through, but the Chariho team made the third game of the match look easy. But, in the end it was a sweep by the Chargers in the 3-0 final, made up of game scores 25-15, 25-23, and 25-7.
The eleventh hour Skippers strike again. The North Kingstown fastpitch softball team claimed another comeback win last week, this time against the visiting team from LaSalle. The teams faced off in Ryan Park on Thursday of last week in what looked like a sure thing for the Rams, but the Skippers had a few tricks up their sleeves.
WAKEFIELDâ€“The fact that there was a significant home crowd at South Kingstown High School for Tuesday nightâ€™s matchup between SK and North Kingstown boys volleyball teams may have added to the feeling that the contest seemed closer then it actually turned out to be. The Skippers took the game with three identical 25-17 scores, pushing their record to 5-0, first in DI South, while the Rebels fell to 3-2.
EAST GREENWICH - Mother Nature wasnâ€™t really a big sports fan this past week.
A few scheduled matches slated to take place on Tuesday involving East Greenwich squads were washed out due to the rains that moved throughout the state.
The boys lacrosse team, which was fresh off of a home victory over Narragansett last week following the Avengersâ€™ first league loss in close to three years, had its non-league road match against neighboring North Kingstown postponed. It is unknown when the match will be rescheduled.
EAST GREENWICH â€” The Easter Bunny was hopping all along the bunny trail at Goddard Park this weekend, probably because he was being chased by over 300 of his friends.
The Third Annual East Greenwich Bunny Hop kicked off at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Hosted by the East Greenwich Track Club and directed by coach Peter Dion, the event was a morning filled with family fun and beautiful weather.
Junior Kate DeSilva of East Greenwich (Portsmouth Abbey) is a member of the crew on the Georgetown sailing teamâ€™s A boat. Sheâ€™s also a team captain and was a member of skipper Nevin Snowâ€™s co-ed boat which helped the Hoyas finished second in the recent Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association Championship in Washington, DC. Georgetown finished 17-4 behind St. Maryâ€™s, MD (18-13). She also skippers on the womenâ€™s team.
EAST GREENWICH â€” The East Greenwich baseball team has spent the first couple of weeks of the spring campaign trying to establish an identity, much in part of several new faces on the team and trying to fill the voids left by a standout senior class from a year ago.
But if what has transpired on the diamond thus far is any indication, the Avengers are quickly understanding the concept of winning at the highest level possible in the state.
WEST WARWICK â€” The Prout softball team showed they were contenders to make the Division II playoffs Monday afternoon, while West Warwick simply showed it was a contender.
The Crusaders started the season slowly, but in Mondayâ€™s game sophomore starting pitcher McKenzie Reilly allowed two earned runs and nine hits in six innings of work. As well as the Crusaders played, it simply wasnâ€™t enough to overcome the veteran Wizards.
While it will take another perfect season and a Division III championship to match the success of their 2013 season, the Narragansett High School Fastpitch team is off to a promising start.
Now 3-0 on the young season, the Mariners fought for a tough 9-7 win at home on Friday against Juanita Sanchez and followed that up with a convincing 6-1 road victory over Mt. Pleasant on Monday.
Led by NHS starting pitcher Jordan Cameron, the team is looking solid so far. Going into Tuesdayâ€™s scheduled home matchup against Rogers (score unavailable at press time), Cameron is 3-0 on the season with 26 strikeouts.