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A legend takes his leave

October 30, 2013

WEST GREENWICH—It all started with a phone call 24 years ago.
“I’ll never forget that phone call I got in 1989,” Steve McGrane says. “It changed my life.”
McGrane was just 26-years old when he took that call – a job proposition to coach the Exeter-West Greenwich junior high girls basketball team – from superintendent Jim Erinakes and the fledgling Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District.
“EWG didn’t even have a high school yet,” McGrane says. “I said, ‘junior high girls basketball? I’ll give it a shot,’ and I fell in love with it.”

Skippers didn’t go quietly

October 30, 2013

PAWTUCKET – For the North Kingstown girls tennis team, 2013 had been called a ‘dream season’ by some. Somewhat unexpectedly, the Skippers ran to a 9-3 regular season, finishing third in Division I-Met A behind East Greenwich and LaSalle.
The Skipper awoke from their dream, however, when their season came to an end last Thursday in the RIIL Division I semifinals with a 4-1 loss to LaSalle at Slater Park.
“Terrific team, LaSalle,” said North coach Tim O’Neill. “More power to them. A lot of depth a lot of talent.

Sanchez saved some of her best tennis for last

October 29, 2013

PAWTUCKET—When people remember the Narragansett girls tennis team winning the 2013 Division II Championship they’ll remember Eily Sullivan erasing a 4-1, third-set deficit to clinch the title five games later against Toll Gate.
They’ll remember Brooke McGreen and Ashley Kennedy surviving a slew of match points to close out their match 11-9 in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 2 doubles or Olivia Scalora dominating her match at No. 1 singles after falling to the same opponent in three sets just nine days earlier.

Girls split points with Avs

October 25, 2013

COVENTRY — The Coventry and East Greenwich girls soccer teams walked off the field Thursday afternoon with a share of the points, but the reaction to the preceding 80 minutes couldn’t have been more different.

Coventry eliminated in semifinals vs. MH

October 25, 2013

BARRINGTON — Over the last two years the Coventry tennis team has won 26 regular-season matches, two playoff matches and a Division III-West title.

Oakers earn road tie, still in search of Division II playoff bye

October 25, 2013

WESTERLY — If the Coventry boys soccer team is going to earn a bye into the Division II quarterfinals, the Oakers are going to have to work for it.
Coventry entered last week’s road game against Providence Country Day in prime position to earn a bye with three road games left to finish the season.

Oakers dominate

October 25, 2013

COVENTRY—For the first 20 seconds it appeared as if the Pilgrim football team would have a shot of hanging with Coventry Friday night.
Just 47 seconds later, the Oakers put the lowly Patriots in their place as Michael Nolan’s 44-yard touchdown run opened the flood gates on a 40-6 Coventry victory.

Midfield has been Chariho’s strength

October 25, 2013

WOOD RIVER JCT.—At the beginning of the season Chariho field hockey coach Johannah LaFountain feared her team may be in store for a building year.
“Everybody thought – including myself – we were going to be in for a building year,” LaFountain said. “I’m just so, so proud of them.”

Chargers rebounded from draw with NP

October 25, 2013

WEST WARWICK—To put it simply, the more physical team won the de-facto Division III-A girls soccer title game Friday afternoon.

Reloading year for field hockey

October 25, 2013

WOOD RIVER JCT.—At the beginning of the season Chariho field hockey coach Johannah LaFountain feared her team may be in store for a building year.
“Everybody thought – including myself – we were going to be in for a building year,” LaFountain said. “I’m just so, so proud of them.”

 

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