March 22nd, 2013
Brandon Eckles was more than grateful to be selected as one of the 48 best players in the state and compete in the Rhode Island Coaches Association All-Star games last Wednesday at Rhode Island College.
At the same time though the whole thing felt just a little bit off and itâ€™s easy to see why.
This past winter East Greenwich saw a significant amount of turnover amongst its head coaches.
Matt Records â€“ who prior to the move was the head coach of the girls basketball team â€“ took over the boys basketball team for Craig MacKenzie and Recordsâ€™ former assistant coach â€“ Tori Ahrens â€“ took his place.
Calling 2012 a good year for East Greenwich High School athletics would be an understatement.
It was a great year and now the school has the hardware to prove it.
Top-seeded Lincoln slipped past the No. 2 Prout 3-2 Thursday night at Brown Universities George V. Meehan Auditorium.
With a late flurry the Crusaders (15-5-0, 14-4-0 Division II Central) closed a 3-1 deficit, coming up just short against the Lions (19-0-1, 17-0-1 Division II North) as time ran out in game one of the Division II Boyâ€™s Ice Hockey Championship.
Throughout their coaching careers Tom Penders and Al Skinner have each heard the trumpets flourish and the wolves at the gates.
Each knows all too well what it feels like to be heralded as a programâ€™s savior and to have fans calling for their jobs.
EXETERâ€”Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed paid a visit to the Exeter Job Corps Center this past Friday, speaking with students and other administrators about the work placement programâ€™s importance in the local community and also the potential cuts which the federal government is predicting due to fiscal mismanagement.
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Sabrina Nuttall had one of her best swims of the high school season at the Rhode Island Girls Swimming Championships a little over one month ago and since then the freshman from South Kingstown hasnâ€™t slowed down.