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May 12th, 2011
Ever since she first picked up a golf club at the age of three, Prout sophomore Nicole Scola has spent her life developing routines that turned her from a beginner to the stateâ€™s best female golfer.
COVENTRY â€” The harsh reality for the Coventry baseball team is this: It doesnâ€™t matter what the playoff-chasing Oakers do against I-South leaders North Kingstown and East Greenwich.
What matters for the Oakers is winning games against Tiverton, Chariho and Portsmouth to earn a spot in the playoffs.
WEST WARWICK â€” The West Warwick baseball team felt like it was in Division I again Friday afternoon.
After spending four years in Division I â€“ most of them miserable â€“ the Wizards went down to Division II hoping to find a more level playing field. That has been the case for most of the season but Friday the Wizards ran into Prout starting pitcher Spencer Stall and rest of the defending II-South champion Crusaders.
WESTERLY - It was the first match of the season, but it may end up being the biggest.
The Southern Division's top three teams met up Tuesday at foggy Weekapaug Golf Club and it was Prout, the home team, coming away with the sweep, beating North Kingstown 164-165 and Chariho, 164-167, while the Skippers earned a split with the two-shot win over the Chargers.
Prout was led by Nicole Scola, the defending girls champion, who shot a 47; No. 4 Matt Costaregni carded a 41 and Nos. 2 and 3 Greg Zervos and Matt Gerlach both came in at 43.
As an eighth grader, everyone told Al Georgio he was too small to play running back in high school
In high school, people said he didnâ€™t have the size to stand up to the rigors of varsity play.
During his record-breaking senior season, few thought he would be big enough to play at the college level.
And each time, Georgio proved his doubters wrong.
NARRAGANSETT - With the gloves not working and the bats failing to do anything, things did not go well for the Narragansett softball team in a 5-1 loss to Middletown Monday afternoon.
Pitcher Hannah Lindsley threw another solid game, but her defense didn't give her much help as errors allowed most of the Islanders' runs to score.
NARRAGANSETT - The Narragansett girls lacrosse team got off to a hot start and never let up in a 12-4 win over Warwick Veterans Monday afternoon.
The Mariners scored nine times in the first half, four of those coming from junior Sam Sabetti.
With the game in control, Narragansett did a good job of playing smart with the ball in the second half and its defense kept Warwick Vets' offense quiet.
For a full story, read the April 27 edition of the Narragansett Times. For a full photo gallery, log on to http://www.ricentral.com/content/warwick-veterans-narragansett-girls-lac...
WEST WARWICK â€” Val Kiers pitched brilliantly Monday afternoon, but the Wizardsâ€™ Division II crossover contest wonâ€™t be remembered for what the junior did in the circle, it will; be remembered for what sophomore Mikaela Grosso did with her arm and bat.
After the Wizards threw away a three-run lead in the sixth inning, Grosso made a perfect relay throw with two outs in the seventh inning to throw out Victoria Spooner at home plate to keep the game tied at 3.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The South Kingstown girls had no problem finding goals Tuesday against East Greenwich.
The Avengers weren't exactly struggling either.
With two of the top offenses in the state going at one another with impressive scoring attack after impressive scoring attack, East Greenwich went on a 6-1 spurt midway through the second half to break a tied game and held on at the end to beat SK 17-15.
Kiley Powers led the Avs with seven goals and Meg Greineder had four with Marielle Kraft chipping in with three. Anna Basile, Betsy Thompson and Julia Waicberg added one apiece.
WARWICK â€” Tuesday morningâ€™s contest with rebuilding Warwick Vets was the perfect preparation for a Coventry softball team heading into its biggest contest of the young season.
With undefeated Chariho awaiting them Saturday morning, the Oakers produced their finest hitting and fielding display of the season. Senior first baseman Charlotte Bracken had three hits, drove in two runs and scored two runs, while sophomore Tatiana Webb hit an inside-the-park home run to lead the Oakers to a 10-2 victory.