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Oakers top Di's top team, St. Ray's

February 1, 2011

ERIC YOUNG
eyoung@ricentral.com

COVENTRY – The Coventry Oakers made a statement to the rest of Division I last night.
With the Division I leading St. Raphael Academy Saints strolling into town, the Oakers demonstrated that they will have to be mentioned as a contender for the state crown with a convincing 92-72 victory over the Saints, the first in the school’s history and improved their record to 9-4 in league play.

Oaker skaters back in first-place tie

January 31, 2011

BRANDEN MELLO
bmello@ricentral.com
WEST WARWICK — Goals have been hard to come by for the Coventry High hockey team over the last two weekends.
After scoring at least four goals during their eight-game winning streak, the Oakers haven’t lit the lamp more than three times in their last three games, and that includes Saturday night’s game against the only team in Division II with just one win, North Smithfield.

Wrestling season reaching crescendo

January 26, 2011

WARWICK — The wrestling state championships begin in less than a month at the Providence Career and Technical Academy and plenty of wrestlers, through their performances at in-state and out-of-state tournaments, have started to make their case as title favorite.
And with only a few big tournaments left this season (Capital City Classic in Concord, N.H. and the Methuen (Mass.) Invitational) Rhode Island wrestlers have represented themselves well on the New England stage.

Game postponements

January 25, 2011

Apparently today's light dusting was too much, so a few games from around the area were postponed.
Here are today's postponements:
Boys basketball
North Kingstown at Portsmouth - TBD
West Warwick at Rogers - Wednesday, January 26, 7:30 p.m.
Girls swim
North Kingstown vs. Bay View at East Providence - TBD
Wrestling
North Kingstown at Cumberland - TBD

SRIN sports reporters honored by NENPA

January 24, 2011

SRIN likes to think it has the best sports writers around - and now it has some proof.
Former SRIN sports reporter Paul J. Spetrini - currently editor of the Standard-Times - and sports reporter Eric Rueb were both honored by the New England Newspaper and Press Association for work they did in 2010.
Spetrini placed top three in the "Weekly Class 1 Sports Column" category for a column he wrote on the Exeter-West Greenwich girls softball team and their quest for a title after the tragic death of coach Mike Messier in late February.
The award is the first of any for Spetrini.

URI Notebook: Murray a game-changer

January 22, 2011

KINGSTON – The last play will be the easiest to remember, especially because of the way it turned out.
Everyone in the Ryan Center knew Marquis Jones was getting the ball and that explains why La Salle did everything it could to prevent him from taking it to the basket, instead forcing the senior to take a 3-pointer deep off the left wing.
It was the play that decided Saturday’s game, but it wasn’t the reason URI lost to La Salle, 76-75, Saturday afternoon.

Rams lose heartbreaker to La Salle

January 22, 2011

KINGSTON – The last play will be the easiest to remember, especially because of the way it turned out.
Everyone in the Ryan Center knew Marquis Jones was getting the ball and that explains why La Salle did everything it could to prevent him from taking it to the basket, instead forcing the senior to take a 3-pointer deep off the left wing.
It was the play that decided Saturday’s game, but it wasn’t the reason URI lost to La Salle, 76-75, Saturday afternoon.

Notes from halftime - La Salle 32, URI 28

January 22, 2011

Some stats from halftime:
-URI shoots an impressive 8 for 30, making a stout 3 of 16 from the 3-point line. What's impressive is that they kept trying to shoot from deep when it obviously wasn't working.
-La Salle's Aaric Murray picked up two quick fouls and only played nine minutes. He scored eight points. Had he not picked up the second foul, URI would be in some serious trouble.
-URI forced 12 turnovers, which would be great if it didn't commit nine.
-The Rams have assisted on 75 percent of their field goals, which would be an awesome stat if they had made more than eight buckets.

Today's schedule - Wednesday, January 26

January 19, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26
Boys basketball
Burrillville at Prout, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
Coventry at Westerly, 7 p.m.
South Kingstown at Lincoln School, 5 p.m.
Prout at Tiverton, 7 p.m.
Boys indoor track
Chariho, Coventry, North Kingstown, Prout, South Kingstown at Providence Athletic Facility, 5:30 p.m.
Wrestling
Coventry at East Providence, 7 p.m.
Hope at Narragansett, 7 p.m.
North Providence at South Kingstown, 5 p.m.
East Greenwich at West Warwick, 7 p.m.

Today's Schedule - Tuesday, January 25

January 19, 2011

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25
Boys basketball
North Providence at Chariho, 7 p.m.
Coventry at Hope, 7 p.m.
Narragansett at Pilgrim, 7 p.m.
North Kingstown at Portsmouth, 7 p.m.
West Warwick at Rogers, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
West Warwick at East Greenwich, 7 p.m.
Narragansett at Toll Gate, 7 p.m.
Cranston West at South Kingstown, 7 p.m.
Competitive Cheerleading
East Greenwich, North Kingstown at Mount St. Charles, 7 p.m.
Exeter-West Greenwich at La Salle, 7:30 p.m.
Gymnastics
Exeter-West Greenwich, West Warwick at North Smithfield, 6 p.m.
Boys swim

 

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