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WOOD RIVER JCT. — Prior to the 1993 high school wrestling season, Chariho High coach Scott Merritt and his counterpart at Westerly High, Vince Cardoza, came up with an idea to add a little spice to the rivalry between their two schools.

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Although the restrictions on who can attend youth sports and high school athletic events have been eased, it will still require some planning to make that a reality, according to the athletic directors at Westerly High and Chariho High.

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TIVERTON — One game after earning kudos for a morale victory, rallying from a 29-point deficit to give Classical a scare last week, the Chariho football team experienced the real thing Saturday.

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COVENTRY — Stanley Dunbar did not leave the talent cupboard bare when he left Coventry after two years to take the Westerly High football head coaching job in November.

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Rylee Leonard has had a couple of red-shirt seasons due to injuries, but the grad student is the go-to player on the New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team when she is on the field.

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The any given day mantra continues to apply to CAA football this season, and the University of Rhode Island is thoroughly enjoying life on the right side of it. 

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Every Colonial Athletic Association team except the University of Rhode Island opened the spring football season this past weekend. The Rams were on a week one bye, adding further mystery to an already wide set of unknowns. 

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Exeter native hitting well in junior season at UNCW

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WOOD RIVER JCT. — Spencer Shiels finished with a triple-double and played a key role late in the game as the Chariho High girls basketball team defeated Shea, 47-44, in a dramatic Division II matchup Monday.

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There are brackets that came with dates of when the corresponding playoff round would take place. It’s a good sign and means the R.I. Interscholastic League is forecasting a busy November that will include the crowning of champions. 

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Surfing competitions have been held at the Narragansett Town Beach since the early 1960’s, in all types of conditions. But never before this past Saturday, have surfers paddled out in waves that big. Hurricane Epsilon, which had been hovering about in the Atlantic Ocean all week, finally mov…

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KINGSTON – Before Stavros Zarokostas was drafted in the third round of the MLS SuperDraft on Monday, the last URI soccer player to be selected was Geoff Cameron in 2008. He has gone on to play in the Premier League and for the US National Team, among countless other accomplishments. As URI’s…

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CRANSTON — If Chariho High hoped to bring home its first Division II girls soccer championship in almost two decades on Saturday, it could not afford any flaws in its game.

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Sophomore Aodhan Meyer finished second for the Merchant Marine Academy men’s cross country team at the Skyline Championship last Saturday in Milton, N.Y. And, he finished that high despite the fact that he held back early to help his teammates.

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KINGSTON - Malik Gavek is not a name you’ll find circled on anyone’s scouting report. The redshirt sophomore walk-on entered URI’s game against Merrimack on Saturday with 16 tackles to his name this season. The Cranston East grad might have earned the attention of opposing offenses with his …

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KINGSTON – The more things change, the more they stay the same. The University of Rhode Island basketball team was supposed to feature a new-look bench this season, but a pair of ineligible newcomers has left the Rams looking a lot like last year’s squad.

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SCITUATE – The long trip to Ponaganset High School was worth it for the Chariho cross country teams last weekend. Competing in Class B, the Chargers took third in the boys varsity race and fourth in the girls.

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The various Little League District All-Star Tournaments will begin in earnest this weekend. See below for this weekends schedule and be sure to check out all of the RI Central papers next week for full coverage of the games.