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Crusaders uncharacteristic against Chariho

May 7, 2014

WAKEFIELD — No amount of crowd enthusiasm could keep Prout from unraveling like a spool of thread on Saturday. The Crusaders baseball team was pinned by Chariho early on and they were not able to come back from a crucial first inning deficit.

“Everything went wrong for us,” Crusaders’ coach Mike LaBarbera said after the loss. “We didn’t do a thing right today. I can’t say we weren’t ready to play, I feel like every time a team takes to the field they’re ready, but we just didn’t do anything right.”

Early lead not enough

May 7, 2014

WEST WARWICK — It started out as a basketball game but ended as a baseball game thanks to West Warwick reliever Matt Grenier.

Visiting Narragansett notched eight runs in the first three innings against starter Tommy Doran and reliever Matt Hopper before Grenier entered the game in the fourth inning and proceeded to allow just one unearned run on just two hits in four innings.

The Wizards, who had 10-runned their last two opponents at McCarthy Field, matched the Mariners run for run early in the game and just kept scoring. Junior shortstop Ray Zincone had three hits and two runs scored, while junior Kody Greenhalgh had two hits, an inside-the-park home run and three runs scored in a 13-9 Division II-South win.

South volleyball able to eke out a win at home

May 7, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — It’s true that a win is a win, but when that win could just as easily have been a loss, it’s enough to make a varsity team and its coach rather unsettled.

In what should have been a routine win over Cranston East last Friday, the Rebels controlled the first two games and then slid steadily backwards in games three and four.

Rain puts a damper on this week’s sporting events

May 1, 2014

As monsoon-like weather passed through the region this week, a number of sporting events for local schools and organizations were canceled. The skies will clear this weekend, and the shows will go on. Here is an overview of dates and times for the next game which you may want to catch:

Friday, May 2
Girls Lacrosse - East Providence at Narragansett, 3:45 p.m.

Baseball - Narragansett at Chariho, 4 p.m.

Softball - Prout at Ponaganset at 4 p.m.

EWG girls sweep, boys struggle at Tuesday’s meet

May 1, 2014

WEST KINGSTON — The Exeter/West Greenwich girls managed to sweep the meet at home on Tuesday afternoon, despite some unpleasant running conditions.

“It was pretty cold, so times were not incredibly fast and a lot of kids were disappointed with that aspect of it,” coach Thomas Mastroianni said during a phone interview on Wednesday morning. “But, we did win over both teams. It was very close, but we came out on top so that was good.”

The Knights beat Chariho, 76-73 and defeated East Greenwich in a 69-66 final.

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.

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