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Mother Nature puts the puck on ice

December 29, 2012

The storm that is scheduled to hit Rhode Island at 7 p.m. caused the RIIL to postpone all of tonight's hockey games.
Both area girls teams - Narragansett/NK/SK and Cranston/EG - had games scheduled, as the boys teams from Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown and West Warwick/EWG.

Here are the rescheduled dates as posted by the RIIL
Boys hockey
Ponaganset vs. West Warwick at Mageria Ice Rink - Dec. 31, 12 p.m.
Tolman vs. Narragansett at Boss Arena - Dec. 31, 1 p.m.
Toll Gate vs. South Kingstown at Magiera Ice Rink, 1:30 p.m.
PCD co-op vs. North Kingstown at Boss Arena - TBD

Rameika nets 1,000th point

December 25, 2012

WAKEFIELD — Prout senior Eric Rameika entered Friday night’s game against Lincoln just nine points away from 1,000 for his career and afterward admitted he was a little nervous coming in.
“[I felt] a lot of pressure,” Rameika said. “Everyone I talked to in school was like ‘nine more, nine more’ and, I mean, I tried to not think about it but it’s almost impossible. I was eager to get it done and over with.”
The way the first four minutes of the game played out it did little to alleviate his worries either.

Coventry boys down defending champs

December 23, 2012

PROVIDENCE – If you’re nit-picking in a 19-point win, things are going well.
For the Coventry boys basketball team, they couldn’t be going any better.
The Oakers got off to a great start against Central, the depleted defending state champions, and while the second half wasn’t A-plus basketball, Coventry didn’t let the Knights complete a comeback that would have had coach Tom Campbell pulling the figurative hairs off his shiny scalp in a 77-58 win Friday night at the Providence Career and Technical Academy.

Wasn't pretty, but didn't have to be for URI

December 22, 2012

KINGSTON – You do not play good basketball in every game during a season. It’s a statistical improbability. The best teams in the country, even those in the past that have gone undefeated, don’t do it. The game is a grind, almost as if by design, and while no one is happy with poor play, you deal with it because you have no other choice.

Wizards' defensive magic works vs. EG

December 22, 2012

WEST WARWICK – The program’s reputation has been built on its offensive prowess.
Thursday night the West Warwick girls basketball team showed it can play a little on the other side of the court as well.
After falling down early, coach Mike Francois unleashed a press on East Greenwich that threw its offense out of sorts as the Wizards’ defense frustrated the Avengers all night, which saved the game because the offense struggled to make anything from anywhere in a 45-38 win in their Division II opener.

Rams believed what they saw on TV

December 16, 2012

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

KINGSTON – With Mike Powell on his right and Nikola Malesevic on his left, University of Rhode Island basketball coach Dan Hurley laughed when he talked about the film session the Rams had following their loss to Providence College on Dec. 6.
The players did too. It was an almost uncomfortable laughter; while the trio didn’t get into the specifics of what was said, it was easy to tell the message behind what was said.
And much like the Rams’ play that night, it wasn’t good.

Rams lose another close one

November 29, 2012

KINGSTON – Want and desire dripped from the words exiting Dan Hurley’s mouth as he spoke about his team’s loss Wednesday night. He has already expressed his feelings on moral victories. You’re not playing for them. You play, as former New York Jets head coach Herm Edwards famously said in a press conference one decade ago, to win the game.

Avengers on to D-III Super Bowl; Mariners fall to Middletown

November 29, 2012

The East Greenwich football team advanced to Sunday's Division III Super Bowl with a 25-13 win in the D-III semifinals over Moses Brown while Narragansett lost in the other D-III semi to Middletown, 35-14.
Andrew Miner threw three touchdown passes in the win, two in the second quarter that put the Avengers up 19-7 at the break. His third came in the fourth on a 12-completion to Alex Cleary, who had two touchdowns in the game.

Schedule is tough, but Rams look tougher

November 27, 2012

Four games into the season and the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team still doesn’t have a win.
If this happened last season, people would be jumping off the roofs of the dorms on the Kingston campus and demanding the head of their coach.
This is a new era. And when Dan Hurley is calm, everyone should be calm too, even if the season hasn’t gotten off to an ideal start with losses to a strong Norfolk State team, an ACC team in Virginia Tech, the No. 4 team in the country with Ohio State and Sunday’s lost to Hurley’s alma mater, Seton Hall.

Column: Hurley brings new attitude to URI

November 27, 2012

The Dan Hurley Era didn’t get off to the best start.
Prior to the Nov. 9 game against Norfolk State at the Ryan Center, the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team’s first-year head coach either didn’t know or couldn’t remember the passcode to open the door to the locker room. He stood at the door and looked for help before wandering up and down the halls before he finally found someone who could open the door moments before he gave his first official pregame speech.

 

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