Archive - Sports Article
April 25th, 2011
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.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Connor Morse threw six innings of four-hit, shutout baseball and his offense manufactured enough runs behind him as the South Kingstown baseball team beat Chariho 6-0 Tuesday afternoon.
While the score got a little lopsided late, it was a pitchers dual most of the afternoon as Morse and Chariho's John DeCataldo went through the order.
But while Morse did a good job of pitching to contact and keeping the pesky Chargers off the basepaths, DeCataldo struggled to find the strike zone late and gave up four runs before tiring in the sixth, where South tacked on two more.
WARWICK - The Chariho girls lacrosse team keeps playing better, but can't find a way to put one in the win column.
Missing a few key starters, the Chargers played well against Warwick Veterans Monday but a late comeback was stalled in an 8-6 loss.
Krysti McFadden and Hannah Baker scored two goals apiece for Chariho and Jessie Barber and Carissa DeSantis added one apiece.
For the full story, pick up the April 21 edition of The Chariho Times. For a full photo gallery, log on to http://www.ricentral.com/content/chariho-warwick-veterans-girls-lacrosse
BARRINGTON - The South Kingstown boys tennis team is still the 12-time defending state champs, but for the first time since 2007, the Rebels will have to try to win the title with a loss to their name.
South only picked up wins at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles in a 5-2 loss to Barrington, the Rebels first loss since 2007, the same year where Barrington went undefeated in the regular season, only to lose to SK in the finals.
WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Both the Chariho baseball and boys tennis team went winless last week.
Monday, both teams picked up their first win.
The baseball team got a great pitching performance from Cory Eaton while the bats did plenty of damage in an 11-6 win over Tiverton and while that game was going on, the tennis team took care of business against a struggling Pilgrim team, winning 7-0.
For a full story on both games, pick up the 4/14 edition of The Chariho Times.