November 11th, 2010
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€”Republican Governor Donald Carcieri grinned like an overfed cat as Vice President of Administration Robert Weygand told an audience at a topping out ceremony that URIâ€™s Pharmaceutical Building was â€śon time and on budget.â€ť Rhode Island recently approved (by 62 percent) a ballot measure for $65 million in state bonds on for the new 148,000 square foot building.
We at The Chariho Times wanted to use this space to take a break from our local news coverage to send out a sincere thank you to all of the veterans who have fought for our nation's freedom and those active servicemen and servicewomen currently protecting us all.
Normal news coverage will continue tomorrow.
By ERIC RUEB
WEST GREENWICH â€“ Even as the No. 1 seed in the Division III girls soccer playoffs, Exeter-West Greenwich coach Kevin Fraser was worried.
Thanks to Mondayâ€™s storm that postponed the first round to Tuesday, Knights hadnâ€™t played in 10 days and even in those final two games â€“ a tie with Pilgrim on Oct. 28 and a win over Westerly on Oct. 29 â€“ the team didnâ€™t have its best showing.
After being pushed back a day thanks to rainouts earlier in the week, four local girls soccer teams will play with a berth to the finals on the line today.
In Division I, South Kingstown plays East Greenwich at East Greenwich High School at 6 p.m. EGHS was chosen as the site for the semifinals before the season started.
In Division II, Exeter-West Greenwich plays Ponaganset at Cranston Stadium at 6 p.m.
In Division III, Narragansett plays Burrillville at 4 p.m. at Gaudet Middle School in Middletown.
Four area teams played in playoff games Wednesday, and things didn't go great for three of them.
In boys soccer, South Kingstown did all it could to try and stop undefeated Barrington, but the Rebels fell in a tough game, 2-1. In the nightcap, North Kingstown played No. 2-seed Shea and lost, 3-0.
In girls volleyball, two local teams met in the Division II semifinal.
While neither team played especially well, Exeter-West Greenwich's powerful serving and play at the net allowed the Knights to top West Warwick, 27-25, 23-25, 25-17, 25-14, advancing to their first title game since 1999.
By PAUL J. SPETRINI
KINGSTONâ€”The Coventry girls volleyball team was forced to sit and wait in the stands at URIâ€™s Keaney Gymnasium for well over an hour Tuesday night as Prout and Mount St. Charles battled back and forth in an epic, five-game showdown that the Crusaders ultimately won 21-25, 25-15, 20-25, 25-11, 19-17 to earn a spot in the Division I Finals.
Itâ€™s safe to say the Oakers didnâ€™t mind, however, as what happened when they finally hit the floor was a moment eight years in the making.
WAKEFIELD â€“ Two California men are being held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions following their arrests for cocaine possession by state police.
Local Veterans, South Kingstown and Narragansett Police and Fire Departments as well as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and various other civic organizations will be marching in this year's Veteran's Day Parade.
Three games highlight Wednesday's playoff games.
The South Kingstown and North Kingstown boys soccer teams both play for a chance to reach the state final tonight.
The Rebels will play No. 1-seeded Barrington at Cranston Stadium at 6 p.m. while the Skippers play Shea immediately after.
In girls volleyball, West Warwick plays Exeter-West Greenwich. The Wizards are trying to reach their first final since 2008, while the Knights are looking for their first finals appearance since winning the Division II title in 1999.
Tuesday was packed with playoff action for a slew of local teams.
In volleyball, the Prout and Coventry girls volleyball teams advanced to Saturday's Division I final. The Crusaders earned a chance to defend their state title after a dramatic 21-25, 25-15, 20-25, 25-11, 19-17 win over Mount St. Charles. Coventry didn't need as much time, ending North Kingstown's season with a 25-23, 25-18, 25-15 win.
Prout and Coventry meet in the Division I finals Saturday at 1 p.m. at URI's Keaney Gymnasium.