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September 19th, 2013
WOOD RIVER JCT.âFor the first time this preseason the Narragansett football team had its full stable of talented running backs available.
Senior Reed Nelson and junior Deontae Stanley each sat out against South Kingstown in Injury Fund the previous week but Friday night against Chariho each played fairly well.
That was about where the positives ended for the Mariners though as too many penalties â most of which personal fouls â cost them in a 20-14 Charger victory.
WOOD RIVER JCT.âTalent at the top is important but in cross country depth is king.
Chariho didnât have a boy or girl finish first in the season opening races with Narragansett and Exeter-West Greenwich Monday afternoon yet each team won their dual meet by a comfortable margin.
âA lot of people have stepped up and a lot of people have done their work over the summer,â Chariho girls coach Diane Leith-Doucett said. âWeâve got some good new freshmen in that mix and then people came back. Weâre just deeper this year.â
WEST WARWICK â It was hard to figure out which team was trying to snap a 12-game losing streak and which team came into the season with Super Bowl aspirations Saturday at Maznicki Field.
The South Kingstown football team, which went winless in the merciless meat grinder that is Division I last year, scored the first 28 points of its non-league contest against a very talented West Warwick squad, which reached the Division II semifinals last year.
COVENTRY â With every Abby Lyons kill and every Ally Thomas dig it looked like the Prout volleyball team was going to take the opening game from Coventry Monday night.
The Crusaders, just like North Kingstown the week before, had a late lead on the defending state champions and a chance to dent Coventryâs aura of invincibility.
But, just like the Skippers, the Crusaders simply couldnât weather the Oakersâ onslaught. Coventry scored the final four points of the opening game and then won 50 of the matchâs final 75 points to earn a 25-23, 25-16, 25-9 Division I-South victory.
WARWICK â It was a tough start to the week for the Narragansett boys soccer team as it dropped their second straight game when they travelled north to face Toll Gate Monday afternoon at Goff Field.
Early mistakes proved costly for the Mariners, putting them in a hole from which they could not recover as Toll Gate went on to a 3-1 victory.
ALBANY, N.Y. â If Rhode Island was going to snap its 15-game losing streak Saturday night against Albany, the Rams were going to have to take some chances. Chances like the one coach Joe Trainer took in overtime.
With the Rams clinging to a six-point lead in the extra session following a Justin Semmes touchdown and a missed extra point, Albany faced a third-and-8 at the URI 23. Instead of sitting back and allowing Albany quarterback Will Flacchi to survey the field, the Rams blitzed their linebackers and whipped Doug Johnson.
WAKEFIELDâA number of girls volleyball teams have found out so far this season that if you take a night off in Division I-South youâre not going to win.
Last Thursday the Crusadersâ didnât have their âAâ game against North Kingstown and the result was a 25-15, 25-17, 25-12 loss to the Skippers.
âThis is a very competitive division. If you take a day off you are going to lose,â Prout coach Katie Walsh said. ââŠ[Against North Kingstown] it was just one of those days where we couldnât get anything started and by the time we did it was the end of the match.â