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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.

EG, Narragansett, WW playoff football postponed

November 27, 2012

The RIIL has postponed Tuesday's football semifinal games, pushing them to Wednesday night thanks to the snowy and wet weather.
In Division II, West Warwick was scheduled to travel north to play Cumberland at 6 p.m.; they will now play Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Cumberland Tucker Field.
East Greenwich, the No. 2 seed in Division III, had its home game with Moses Brown moved to Wednesday at 6 p.m. Narrgansett, the No. 4 seed, plays No. 1 seed Middletown Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Gaudet Middle School.

Narragansett boys soccer heading to D-II final

November 6, 2012

EAST GREENWICH - The last time the Narragansett boys soccer team made a championship match, most of its current players' parents were in high school.
Saturday the Mariners play in their first title game since 1987 trying to win their first title since 1986 thanks to a 2-0 win over Lincoln in the Division II semifinals at East Greenwich High School Tuesday night.
Narragansett will play Classical, which went 13-1-1 this season, is the No. 1 seed and beat Westerly in the other semifinal prior to the Mariners' match with Lincoln.

'Gansett, SK, Prout getting back on the field

November 1, 2012

It’s going to be a while before things are back to being normal in South County.
Today they get one small step closer.
There was still plenty of damage, not a lot of power and schools were still closed, but the area’s sports teams are returning to the field today after days of wondering when games would be played next.
Today three area teams play playoff games. In girls soccer, Narragansett plays at Westerly in the Division II preliminaries and Prout hosts Mount Hope in the D-I playoffs. The Narragansett girls volleyball team opens the Division II playoffs at Barrington.

Chariho taking sports schedule day by day

October 31, 2012

The games will go on at Chariho.
When is still the looming question,
Monday’s storm couldn’t have been timed worse as far as the Rhode Island Interscholastic League is concerned. The Division I volleyball regular season was supposed to conclude that night and the boys and girls soccer and field hockey playoffs were scheduled to start Tuesday.
With homes flooded, trees down, power out and schools closed, sports were put on hold with the hope they can return Thursday, especially at Chariho High School.

 

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