April 12th, 2013
WESTERLYâ€”Once upon a time the Chariho girls lacrosse team looked like the boys team.
A collection of athletes who grew up playing the more conventional sports â€“ soccer, basketball or softball â€“ that were looking to translate their success in one sport to another.
WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”For the fledgling Chariho boys lacrosse team the measuring stick for the rest of the season has been established.
Monday the Chargers played their first regular season game in program history, a 10-2 loss to Westerly.
Donâ€™t expect anything to surprise the Chariho softball team this spring.
Between seniors Sydney Scott, Becca Oâ€™Donnell, Skye Hart and Vicky Ferraro the group has seen just about everything over the past few seasons.
WEST GREENWICHâ€”Dark clouds and cold temperatures swept across the back fields at Exeter-West Greenwich High School Monday afternoon, making the sunny skies and 60-degree weather seem like a distant memory.
â€śHere comes the rain,â€ť remarked EWG senior Jess Patalano as she warmed up to throw the javelin.
Defending champs donâ€™t sneak up on anybody.
This fact is hardly lost on senior Nick Tierney and North Kingstown boys outdoor track teammates as the Skippers attempt to win their second outdoor track title in a row.
â€śI can only hope we can come with what we had last year,â€ť Tierney says. â€śWe lost a few guys in some key areas but as you know we have some new faces and weâ€™re really looking for them to step up.
EAST GREENWICH â€“ After a stellar 20-1 record in 2012 that culminated with a Division II championship victory over West Warwick, the East Greenwich softball team lost three team captains and three of the teamâ€™s more productive starters.
Slowed by illness and injury, East Greenwich senior Ben Fazio had a tough end to his cross country season with a 20th place performance after finishing in 18th the year before.
â€śI had my first ever injury at the beginning of cross country and then I had mono throughout the whole season,â€ť Fazio says. â€śCross Countryâ€™s my favorite season and not having a good season definitely gave me some motivation to do better in indoor.â€ť