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February 27th, 2014
NORTH KINGSTOWNâ€”Senior night.
For nearly every high school athlete, itâ€™s the one event that always leaves a lasting impression.
It was certainly a special night Tuesday for the eight seniors on the North Kingstown boys basketball team â€“ Jake Mansfield, Spencer Bode, Grant Gillis, Chris Lenox, Evan Gaudreau, Isaiah Butler, Kellen Coleman and Zac Brady. But for Brady in particular, it was a momentous occasion.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâ€”South Kingstown seniors Mary Eden and Mary Matthews combined to take 10 foul shots in the final minute of regulation and overtime in Wednesday nightâ€™s girls basketball game at North Kingstown.
And their coach didnâ€™t see a single one of them.
â€śIt was just too stressful,â€ť first-year SK coach Amanda Varone said. â€śI couldnâ€™t watch. Iâ€™m also very superstitious, so when I didnâ€™t watch, we made them.â€ť
Nick Ross didnâ€™t compete with the La Salle University menâ€™s track team last year but his early performance during this indoor season shows that he didnâ€™t get rusty.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Itâ€™s official; North Kingstownâ€™s boys indoor track team is definitely a contender for the state championship.
With the times they put up during Saturdayâ€™s Southern Division Championship at the Providence Career and Technical Academy, thereâ€™s certainly reason to put them in the running for state champs.
The Skippers blew the division away with a final tally of 163 points, coming in first over Charihoâ€™s 99 and Rogers with 42.
Not only did North take the division, the Skippers took first in nine out of the 14 events that were scored and earned points in every one.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The East Greenwich boys indoor track team held its own at the Suburban Division Championships Saturday at the Providence Career and Technical Academy.
Coming in second place with 75.5 points, 20 points ahead of West Warwick, the Avengers scored where they would have expected given their daunting Hendricken competitors. The Hawks won by a landslide with 223.5 points.
PROVIDENCE â€“ On paper, it looks like the Southern Division Boys Indoor Track Championships was a slaughter delivered by North Kingstown.
Sometimes looks can be deceiving though, as Chariho put up a mighty fight and more than earned their second place rank. The Chargers may not have clinched first at the Providence Career and Technical Academy on Saturday morning, but they put impressive distance between themselves and the rest of the field.
Chariho tailed Northâ€™s 163-point win with 99 points of their own, while Rogers finsihed in a distant third place with 42 points.
December 2nd, 2013
Due to the football schedule our weekly high school picks for Tuesday night's Division I, III and IV semifinals will not appear in print as the games will be played before our papers go to print, yet the matchups were not available last week as our papers were published prior to the Thanksgiving contests. As a result, our picks for the semifinal rounds will be published online and our Superbowl selections will appear in print this week.
(4) Cranston East at (1) Barrington
(3) Portsmouth at (2) Hendricken
(4) Narragansett at (1) Mount Pleasant
Ocean State Waves general manager Matt Finlayson is going back to his roots for his new manager.
A baseball player in his own right at Salve Regina University, Finlayson has tabbed Seahawks skipper Eric Cirella to take over head coaching duties of the Waves.
Finlayson played for Cirellaâ€™s father, Steve, at Salve and also coached with Eric under Jim Foster at the University of Rhode Island.
WAKEFIELD â€“ As 2013 draws to an end for the South Kingstown football team, the casual observers will never get the full story for the Rebelâ€™s season just by looking at the raw numbers.
On the surface, the Rebels are 2-6 in Division I (3-6 overall) and on the wrong end of the standings. A handful of plays, however, can swing the fate of a football team. To come so close, yet end on the wrong side has been Southâ€™s plight this fall and Friday nightâ€™s 40-19 loss to Cranston East was no different than many of the others the Rebels have suffered through this season.
Joe Trainerâ€™s five-year run as the head football coach at the University of Rhode Island came to an end Monday morning when the 43-year-old was released from his contract with one year remaining.
Trainer, who led the Rams to a 3-9 season after they didnâ€™t win a game in 2012, saw his URI career come to an end following a 41-0 defeat to Maine. The Rams were outscored 191-27 in the last four games of the season.
For more information, pick up the most recent edition of The Narragansett Times