Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Prout advances in the Division II playoffs over Middletown, and Narragansett will try to upset top-seeded West Warwick in the Division III playoffs.
Both the Narragansett Mariners and the Prout Crusaders have advanced in their respective playoff series, beating Ponganset and Middletown in the process. The Mariners, the No. 4 seed in the Division III boys’ hockey playoffs, swept No. 5 Ponagansett in their best-of-three series. On Friday, Narragansett opened the series with a 6-1 win, according to stats at Rhode Island High School Hockey. Goals by the Mariners – Robbie Pratt unassisted, Dylan Jardon from Pratt, Connor McKnight unassisted, McKnight from Jardon, Kurt Richardson unassisted, and McKnight from Pratt and Henry McGreen. In game two, Narragansett took a 1-0 first period lead, thanks to a goal from Brody Wise, with the assist by Richardson. In the second, Jardon had two goals, …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Two graduates are announced, along with two more honorees on Dean’s Lists.
Two students have been named to area Dean’s Lists, and two students have graduated from local colleges, according to press releases we’ve received. For our past individual Dean’s List articles, click here. For our master list from the Fall 2012 semester, click here. Want to be e-mailed when we post new Dean’s List honorees? Click the “keep me posted!” button below.
The Crusaders never panic and execute down the stretch in a 49-43 upset of No. 1 Rogers in the Division II playoffs.
PROVIDENCE – Balanced scoring and tough defense led to a 49-43 upset of No. 1 Rogers at the hands of No. 8 Prout in the Division II girls’ basketball playoff quarterfinals at Rhode Island College. The Crusaders trailed 7-1 and 16-7 in the first half, but rallied to trail only 23-18 at the half. Rogers got up by nine at various points in the second half, but couldn’t shake Prout or get up by double digits. Rogers led 32-24 early in the second half, and 34-26, but Prout refused to fade away. The Crusaders went on a 12-2 run, capped by senior Brittany Donovan banking in a 3-point shot, to take a 38-36 lead. When asked what he thought as Donovan launched the 3, Prout head coach Phil Quinn said, “No no no no no no!” After the game, Donovan …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
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Boys’ Hockey Division II – No. 2 Prout Plays Tonight No. 2 Prout travels to St. George’s in Middletown for game two in their series at 7 p.m. Results from Prout’s first game with No. 7 Middletown were unavailable. If needed, game three will be Monday at a location to be determined. The semifinals start Friday, with the winners playing No. 3 North Kingstown or No. 6 North Smithfield. Boys’ Hockey Division III – No. 4 Narragansett Holds Series Advantage According to reader Paul Sahagian, the Narragansett Mariners took game one of their three-game series with No. 5 Ponaganset, 6-1, on Friday night. Narragansett, seeded No. 4, can take the series with a win tonight at the Levy Rink at 8:30 p.m. If a game three is needed, it would be on Monday …
Friday, March 1, 2013
In the Rhode Island high school boys’ basketball state tournament, Prout stuns the favored Cumberland Clippers.
Thanks to 23 points from wing Eric Ramieka, and 14 points and 14 rebounds from center Justin Bristol, the Prout Crusaders upset Division II champion Cumberland 61-57 in the Sweet Sixteen of the boys’ basketball state tournament. The Providence Journal has a small write-up and a box score on its website. The South County Independent also provided updates via its Facebook page throughout the game. With the win, No. 13 Prout will face No. 5 North Smithfield at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Alumni Hall on the Providence College campus. It’ll be a Hoosiers-like story for either winner, with the “underdog” narrative in play for both the low-ranked Crusaders and the Division III Northmen. The winner between Prout and North Smithfield will play in the Final…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Crusaders advance to the quarterfinals, thanks to 16 from Maddie Hagerty and 14 from Olivia Hirst.
WAKEFIELD – Senior Maddie Hagerty and junior Olivia Hirst combined for 30 points Wednesday night as the No. 8 Prout Crusaders hit a slew of open shots in a 58-45 win against No. 9 West Warwick in a preliminary round game of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Division II girls’ basketball playoffs. Hagerty finished with 16 points, using a variety of head fakes, spins and drives to get free in the paint. The senior co-captain also had a block and a steal. Prout head coach Phil Quinn said Hagerty was a game-time decision following an injury suffered in the regular season finale. “I knew she would play, but I didn’t know how long she could play,” he said, likening her to an NBA player. As a result, he said they kept her out of most …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
South Kingstown pulls off a minor upset of Portsmouth, and the basketball playoffs start for Prout on Wednesday and Thursday.
Thanks to 17 points from Mary Eden, per The Providence Journal, the South Kingstown girls’ basketball team will play on in the Division I playoffs. Eden had three 3s, as No. 9 South Kingstown beat No. 8 Portsmouth 45-36. Maggie Buell had seven points, and Michaela Lawler and Stephanie Laraway each had six points. South Kingstown gets the privilege of playing No. 1 seed La Salle 6:30 p.m. Friday at Rhode Island College. (Note: This game time was shifted from an earlier article.) If the Rebels win in the quarterfinals, they play 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at Rhode Island College. The Rebels were Division II second place finishers in 2000-01, and 2001-02, and Class C champions in 1990-91. The Rebels had three winning seasons from 2007 to 2010, …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
After some initial jitters, the Mariners press their way past the Huskies in D-II playoff action, 55-44.
NARRAGANSETT – Overcoming a slow start in their playoff opener, the No. 2 seeded Narragansett High School girls’ basketball team used a commanding performance from senior point guard Maggie Salomone to eliminate No. 15 Mt. Hope 55-44. Salomone shook off some haphazard play of her own in the game’s initial eight minutes as well. On a drive to the hoop with 8:31 left in the first half, she was knocked to the ground while going up for a shot. However, there wasn’t a foul call, and in frustration, Salomone swore while on the ground. She was immediately given a technical foul. Whether that was the catalyst that woke the rest of the team up, or simply allowed Salomone to get out her frustrations, it seemed to work. Down 14-13 after the technical…
The Mariners host a Division II game, while Prout hosts Wednesday. The Rebels are at Portsmouth tonight.
The Rhode Island Interscholastic League has released brackets for the Division I, Division II and Division III girls’ basketball playoffs, and both Narragansett and South Kingstown are in action tonight. Division I South Kingstown (7-11 Division I) is seeded No. 9, and as a result, travels to No. 8 Portsmouth (8-10 Division I) for a preliminary round game at 7 p.m. The two teams have vastly different styles. While the Rebels prefer to go inside as often as possible, the Patriots regularly take 20 shots a game from 3-point range. Despite the different styles though, both teams lacked the offensive consistency of the better Division I teams in the regular season. The winner of Tuesday’s game doesn’t have an easy road from there – They get a …
Hannah Collier and Matt Lombardi are the latest Dean’s List honorees.
Tuesday, February 26
Congrats are in order for the following fine students, who we’ve been notified have made the Dean’s List! For our past individual Dean’s List articles, click here. For our master list from the Fall 2012 semester, click here. Want to be e-mailed when we post new Dean’s List honorees? Click the “keep me posted!” button below. And hey, do you have pictures of the proud honorees? Feel free to upload them to this template! Extra points for baby photos, or anything else embarrassing, of course. Without further adieu, the honorees, sorted by name (first name then last name).