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NK Boys Track gets results despite tough weather conditions

May 1, 2014

WESTERLY — Whether you’re one of the favorites to win the boys outdoor track and field state championship (North Kingstown) or you’re one of many teams just trying to get an athlete on the podium (West Warwick), it wasn’t fun to compete Tuesday afternoon.

The Wizards and Skippers trudged to the southwestern corner of the state to battle Westerly in conditions that were more suited to ice fishing. Battling temperatures in the mid-40’s and a steady head wind down the home stretch, all three teams attempted to earn qualifying teams for Saturday’s Rich Schomp Invitational at Exeter-West Greenwich.

Rebels stay undefeated after downing Cranston East

May 1, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The scores were a bit tighter, but the story of three straight match wins was the same with the North Kingstown boys volleyball team as they swept Cranston East 25-19, 25-23 and 25-20 Tuesday night at North Kingstown High School, remaining undefeated.

Cranston came into the game 4-3, third in Division I North. The Skippers have been dominating the field this season and the recent win brought their record to 8-0, first in DI South and best overall in boys volleyball. They have only allowed an astonishing single match victory to slip away all season (Coventry on 4/10) while they’ve won 24 matches against their teammates.

Chariho weeks away from Southern Division meet

April 30, 2014

WEST GREENWICH - It wasn’t a winning day for the Chariho girls’ outdoor track team, but it was a day of close points. The Chargers traveled to Exeter-West Greenwich High School to battle the Scarlet Knights and Avengers, and unfortunately walked away with losses to both teams.

East Greenwich beat Chariho 67-65 and EWG came out on top 76-73. Though Chariho falls to 2-5-0, the girls were very close to sweeping the meet.

S. County beaches: The 2014 idiot’s guide

April 30, 2014

It has been a long, cold winter, and it seems that everyone wants to get to the beaches as quickly as possible. Hopefully, this guide will assist you in your quest for the beach and car passes that you will need, to get you in the fun and sun. It is easy to get those passes if you have the right credentials with you when you go to pick them up. It is difficult and frustrating if you don’t. If you are not positively sure on what paper work is needed for the beach you want access to, please read on. If you don’t check it out, and go to get your pass and are turned away ... don’t say we didn’t warn you.

EG’s bats silenced by Coventry’s Marcotte

April 30, 2014

COVENTRY — It took three weeks, but the Coventry baseball team has figured out what is needed to win games at the Division I level.

The Oakers lost their first five Division I-South contests of the season, but they followed up an impressive victory over Portsmouth last Tuesday afternoon with an equally-impressive victory over visiting East Greenwich last Thursday.

Junior pitcher Max Marcotte allowed one earned run on seven hits in a complete-game effort, while senior shortstop Shaun Vigeant scored a pair of runs in a 5-3 victory over the Avengers.

Avengers rally to maroon Islanders

April 30, 2014

EAST GREENWICH – At halftime, on a frigid Tuesday night, the East Greenwich lacrosse team seemed to hit a cold streak. They couldn’t find many chances to score, and the Avengers were staring at a one-goal deficit against the Middletown Islanders, who only had two wins coming into this game. The Avengers were in danger of being upset on their home field, a loss that would have devastated them for the rest of the season.

EG boys earn split on the track

April 30, 2014

WEST GREENWICH — A split day is better than two losses, as the East Greenwich boys outdoor track team came to find out on Tuesday. The boys team traveled to Exeter/West Greenwich High School to face off against the Knights and the team from Chariho, hoping to improve their southern division ranking only weeks away from the division meet. After Tuesday, the Avengers are now at 2-4-0, not an ideal position, but given the team’s strengths and weaknesses, this is right where they could expect to be.

East Greenwich fell to Chariho 114-36 on Tuesday, but came out on top of Exeter/West Greenwich, 79-31.

South handles tough rebuilding season

April 30, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — It wasn’t an easy afternoon for the South Kingstown High School softball team. The girls hosted the afternoon matchup with Cranston East that consisted of 14 runs, five innings and one thick skin on the Rebel team. South was unable to reach home plate even a single time against the Thunderbolts and struggled to defend against the onslaught of offensive power the visiting team brought to Broad Rock Playfields.

Strong day for SK track

April 30, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN –South Kingstown left Monday’s four-team, co-ed Southern division outdoor track and field meet with the best overall performance against the spread of divisional foes. SK defeated Coventry 94-50, Prout 113-33 and Narragansett 101-43. Coventry managed two victories: 66-60 over Narragansett and 89-37 over Prout. Narragansett defeated Prout 69-59. Scoring in a multi-team meet can seem slightly confusing with teams competing against each other in multiple, cross-fire matchups while individuals compete against the clock and measuring stick. Monday’s competition was given a depth of scoring of three meaning that in each event first place earned five points, second earned three points, and third, one point.

Mariners able to defend against Westerly rivals

April 30, 2014

NARRAGANSETT — Everybody’s knuckles were white by the end of Friday night’s baseball battle at Sprague Field, and it wasn’t just because of the cold weather. The Division II - South matchup between Narragansett and Westerly was long anticipated after their last exciting encounter at McCoy Stadium in 2013. The Mariners knocked Westerly out of the state semifinals and there’s no question that the Bulldogs were looking to take back a little of their pride on Friday night. It didn’t happen.

“I credit Kullen McGill,” coach Keith Vellone said postgame. “He pitched us out of some jams in the early innings, he bared down defensively. We didn’t play our best defense tonight and we needed to in order to beat this team, so he really picked us up.”

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