September 28th, 2013
WOOD RIVER JCT.âThe goal of any team in any sport is to get off to a strong start but given the way things went last time out for the Chariho girls soccer team, Mondayâs first 10 minutes were particularly important.
Heading into Saturday afternoonâs non-league contest with Division II Westerly the Chargers were flying high, sitting at a perfect 4-0-0 atop the Division III-A standings.
Then â like the high pitched buzz of an alarm clock â Chariho got a wakeup call courtesy of a 4-0 Bulldog victory.
WOOD RIVER JCT.âUpon first glance, the Coventry football teamâs offensive and defensive line doesnât have the type of size that strikes fear into the opposition.
What the Oakers lack in stature they more than made up for in ferocity Friday night as the Coventry line â led by senior captains Steven Felkel, Chris Hebert and Tyler Willet â led the way to a 28-0 rout of the Chargers.
WOOD RIVER JCT.âIt was a slow start for the Chariho field hockey team Monday afternoon but once the goals started coming they came in bunches against Cranston East.
âEspecially my forwards, they always seem to have a bit of a slow start but then once they get in that groove [theyâre good],â Chariho coach Johannah LaFountain said.
âThat right there shows our youth. Once they get in that groove and especially when Ari [Alfiero] starts getting a lot of condfidence with the ball she really sets the tone for the rest of the forwards.â
WAKEFIELD â It played out like any good rivalry game should, where the only thing disappointing part about last Thursdayâs North versus South Kingstown boys soccer matchup at Curtis Corner Middle School was the fact it is the only time it will happen in regular season.
After a defensive battle through the first half and deep into the second, the offenses for both sides came alive in the closing minutes, with North Kingstown going home with the 2-1 win.
TIVERTONâThe worst thing you can give a lesser opponent is hope.
The goal for the Narragansett football team entering Saturday nightâs game at a young, rebuilding Tiverton squad was to make sure it took control early on and the Mariners did just that thanks to some early fireworks from juniors Austin Butler and Deontae Stanley.
Butler returned the opening kickoff down to the Tiverton 20-yard line and Stanley punched the ball into the end zone one play later as the Mariners cruised to a 41-8 victory in their season opener.
EAST GREENWICH â It was a tough draw for a team still trying to find its rhythm as the Prout girls tennis team travelled north to face East Greenwich last Thursday. The seasonâs struggles continued for the banged up and undermanned Crusaders squad as they took the courts against the top-ranked Avengers and were swept, 7-0.
âWeâre missing four players,â said Prout coach Steven Matzner. âI told them on the bus just to compete as hard as they could knowing thatâs the best team in the state.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â League play in Division I began Friday night for the South Kingstown football team â 0-8 in 2012 â and the Rebels jumped right into the thick of the division, kicking off 2013 at home against three-time defending D-I champion Bishop Hendricken.
Though the Rebels ended a brutal 12-game losing streak by beating Division II contender West Warwick 35-27 in a non-league matchup last weekend, Hendricken took Friday nightâs contest 36-14, continuing SKâs losing streak within the division.