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Rams lose another close one

November 29, 2012

KINGSTON – Want and desire dripped from the words exiting Dan Hurley’s mouth as he spoke about his team’s loss Wednesday night. He has already expressed his feelings on moral victories. You’re not playing for them. You play, as former New York Jets head coach Herm Edwards famously said in a press conference one decade ago, to win the game.

Avengers on to D-III Super Bowl; Mariners fall to Middletown

November 29, 2012

The East Greenwich football team advanced to Sunday's Division III Super Bowl with a 25-13 win in the D-III semifinals over Moses Brown while Narragansett lost in the other D-III semi to Middletown, 35-14.
Andrew Miner threw three touchdown passes in the win, two in the second quarter that put the Avengers up 19-7 at the break. His third came in the fourth on a 12-completion to Alex Cleary, who had two touchdowns in the game.

Schedule is tough, but Rams look tougher

November 27, 2012

Four games into the season and the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team still doesn’t have a win.
If this happened last season, people would be jumping off the roofs of the dorms on the Kingston campus and demanding the head of their coach.
This is a new era. And when Dan Hurley is calm, everyone should be calm too, even if the season hasn’t gotten off to an ideal start with losses to a strong Norfolk State team, an ACC team in Virginia Tech, the No. 4 team in the country with Ohio State and Sunday’s lost to Hurley’s alma mater, Seton Hall.

Column: Hurley brings new attitude to URI

November 27, 2012

The Dan Hurley Era didn’t get off to the best start.
Prior to the Nov. 9 game against Norfolk State at the Ryan Center, the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team’s first-year head coach either didn’t know or couldn’t remember the passcode to open the door to the locker room. He stood at the door and looked for help before wandering up and down the halls before he finally found someone who could open the door moments before he gave his first official pregame speech.

EG, Narragansett, WW playoff football postponed

November 27, 2012

The RIIL has postponed Tuesday's football semifinal games, pushing them to Wednesday night thanks to the snowy and wet weather.
In Division II, West Warwick was scheduled to travel north to play Cumberland at 6 p.m.; they will now play Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Cumberland Tucker Field.
East Greenwich, the No. 2 seed in Division III, had its home game with Moses Brown moved to Wednesday at 6 p.m. Narrgansett, the No. 4 seed, plays No. 1 seed Middletown Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Gaudet Middle School.

Narragansett boys soccer heading to D-II final

November 6, 2012

EAST GREENWICH - The last time the Narragansett boys soccer team made a championship match, most of its current players' parents were in high school.
Saturday the Mariners play in their first title game since 1987 trying to win their first title since 1986 thanks to a 2-0 win over Lincoln in the Division II semifinals at East Greenwich High School Tuesday night.
Narragansett will play Classical, which went 13-1-1 this season, is the No. 1 seed and beat Westerly in the other semifinal prior to the Mariners' match with Lincoln.

'Gansett, SK, Prout getting back on the field

November 1, 2012

It’s going to be a while before things are back to being normal in South County.
Today they get one small step closer.
There was still plenty of damage, not a lot of power and schools were still closed, but the area’s sports teams are returning to the field today after days of wondering when games would be played next.
Today three area teams play playoff games. In girls soccer, Narragansett plays at Westerly in the Division II preliminaries and Prout hosts Mount Hope in the D-I playoffs. The Narragansett girls volleyball team opens the Division II playoffs at Barrington.

Chariho taking sports schedule day by day

October 31, 2012

The games will go on at Chariho.
When is still the looming question,
Monday’s storm couldn’t have been timed worse as far as the Rhode Island Interscholastic League is concerned. The Division I volleyball regular season was supposed to conclude that night and the boys and girls soccer and field hockey playoffs were scheduled to start Tuesday.
With homes flooded, trees down, power out and schools closed, sports were put on hold with the hope they can return Thursday, especially at Chariho High School.

Sandy makes mess of sports schedules

October 30, 2012

The playoff season was supposed to kick off today, but the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy has made a mess of the schedule.
The Division I girls volleyball season still hasn't finished and the Division II playoffs were pushed back one day.
The boys and girls soccer playoffs have been moved back, as have the field hockey postseason.

Here is what's going the rest of the week as far as the regular season:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31
Girls volleyball
Chariho at Coventry, 6:30 p.m.
North Kingstown at Toll Gate, 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Regular season

Armed with new attitude, Drljaca wins tennis crown

October 25, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Saturday’s RIIL Girls Tennis Singles Championship was won before East Greenwich’s Aleksandra Drljaca stepped on the court.
In the past, a match like this would have been the only thing on the mind of the EG junior. She would have thought about every point and practiced as much as possible in the days leading to the match.

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