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May 8th, 2014
WAKEFIELD â€“ The series of events that unfolded during the Prout-hosted Exeter-West Greenwich baseball game on Wednesday were nothing short of bizarre. Between the cold front that rolled in just in time for the opening pitch to the several interruptions and abrupt ending to the matchup, the Crusaders and Knights had their hands full at The Prout School that afternoon.
Prout had a one run lead in the fourth, but the 2-1 score would not stand for long. What was a fast game quickly turned into a drawn out second half.
WEST GREENWICH â€” It would appear that talent on the outdoor track is contagious at North Kingstown High School. After becoming the division champions during this most recent indoor season, the Skipper girls are back and better than ever. Quite literally; North Kingstown track is collectively ranked its highest rank ever, with both the boys and girls teams currently sitting as the favorite for top three at the state meet.
â€śWe are doing extremely well,â€ť said Skippersâ€™ coach Jenn Chabot during a phone interview on Monday. â€śWe are undefeated so far, despite the horrible weather conditions at Westerly last week.â€ť The North girls competed in the Schomp Invitational on Saturday and this time, the weather was on their side.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The North Kingstown fastpitch softball team remains undefeated, topping Chariho 6-1 at Ryan Park for their sixth win of the season. The bottom of the second inning proved to be the difference in the game as seven Skippers went to the plate and knocked in four runs breaking up what had been a 1-1 tie. The Chargers came into the game with a 5-3 record in Division I having won their last three games defeating Woonsocket, Warwick and Toll Gate, they competed well but the Skippers aggressive base-running and dual pitchers proved too much at home.
Rachel Kantor started as pitcher for NK, picking up three strikeouts in three innings and allowing Charihoâ€™s solo run. Kiara Oliver followed in relief, striking out five Charger batters. The pitching combination has been a strong point for the Skippers all season.
WAKEFIELDâ€“The Exeter/West Greenwich fastpitch softball team took all it could handle from a South Kingstown team still searching for its first win of the season on Monday while hanging on for a 10-6 victory in an exciting game at Broad Rock Playfields.
The Scarlet Knights came into Monday nightâ€™s contest with a 5-4 record in Division II-South while SK came in 0-10 but a common viewer could have mistaken the game as a clash between top-tier contenders.
Freshman Alexandrea Goodness pitched a complete game for SK, picking up a couple Ks and maneuvering herself out of precarious situations against the middle of EWGâ€™s powerful lineup. Sophomore Danielle David opposed her for EWG, collecting four strikeouts and allowing four runs before being replaced by fellow sophomore Bridges in the fourth.
WEST GREENWICH â€” North Kingstown track coach Charlie Breagy loves the word â€śhistoryâ€ť when it comes to his record breaking outdoor team, and after this weekend, he gets to say it a lot. The Skipper boys snatched the Schomp Invitational team title over rivals La Salle and Hendriken on Saturday at Exeter/West Greenwich High School, making it the first time in North history that a boysâ€™ team has won this event.
â€śTrack is booming at NK,â€ť Breagy said during a phone interview on Monday. â€śThese are our highest rankings ever; itâ€™s a great confidence booster for the team.â€ť
La Salle junior Nick Ross of East Greenwich (East Greenwich High) finished second in the 1,500 meter run at last weekendâ€™s Atlantic-10 Outdoor Track Championships in Amherst, Mass. His time was 3:52.89. He also the third leg on the 4x800 relay which finished first in a time of 7:36.99. It was the fifth straight time that the 4x800 came away a winner in the A-10 meet.
Ross and his teammates return to action at the Swarthmore Last Chance meet Monday in Swarthmore, Pa.
EAST GREENWICH -- There's another undefeated team ruling the court at East Greenwich High School.
But this time, it isn't involving basketball.
The boys volleyball team (Division II-South) is sitting atop the division at 12-0 and doesn't plan to stop there.
"[Our success] is based on experience," said EG coach Theresa Garno. "I have a lot of kids with experience, four seniors who have all played varsity, my setter [junior Stanley Chan] is returning, my libero [senior Paul Anderson] is returning. I have two really solid middles, [senior captain John Condon and senior Sam McLimans], which is great because we are able to predicate our offense on our middle which is what we do."
PAWTUCKET â€” If student track athletes in the Chariho district need some inspiration, they need look no further than the assistant coach of the girlsâ€™ varsity team. Katie Moulton, of Providence, made perfect use of a beautiful Sunday morning this past weekend by winning as the first female finisher in the half marathon of the 2014 Navigant Credit Union Running Festival. Moulton, 31, not only placed first for the women, but fifth overall out of 529 participants in the half marathon. With an average mile pace of 6:21, Moulton competed the race in 1:21:20, roughly nine minutes after her husband, Patrick, who came in first for the men and in the event overall. Patrick Moultonâ€™s final time was 1:12:21 with an average mile pace of 5:31.
NARRAGANSETT â€” It wasnâ€™t Charihoâ€™s day at the Point Judith Country Club golf course on Tuesday. The Chargers went into the rescheduled double dual with Coventry and Narragansett with some black clouds looming overhead, both literal and figurative. Not only was there a little rain to accompany some rather strong winds, but the Chariho golf team was forced to play despite the absence of a key member, their number two player.
Senior Sam Martel, ranked second for the Chargers, sustained a knee injury worthy of a hospital visit earlier that afternoon and was unable to play as they had planned. In for Martel with little warning was freshman Jake Berube who played sixth for the team on Tuesday.
WEST WARWICK â€” For the last three seasons West Warwick softball coach Brian Palazzo was told Cara Genest was going to come out and play for the team, but every time tryouts started Palazzo was disappointed to find out the multi-sport athlete wasnâ€™t there.
So, when Palazzo heard Genest, who ran track last season after playing AAU basketball as a freshman and sophomore, was going to play in her senior season, he was skeptical.