Saturday, March 9, 2013
Saxophonist Andrew Miner received two individual awards.
Saturday, March 9
From a teacher at East Greenwich High School: I had the opportunity to go with the Jazz Band to the 45th Annual Berklee College of Music High School Jazz Festival. East Greenwich was recognized on several fronts. Andrew Miner received two awards for his playing on the tenor saxophone – Judges Choice Award as outstanding member of the EGHS Jazz Band as well as a Superior Musician Award. The Jazz Band earned honorable mention in its category for ensemble play, 4th place out of 16 schools in their division. They also received an award for 35 years of participation. Mr. Carniaux and Mr. Mattera [Mr. Carniaux's predecessor] deserve a great deal of thanks for their time and commitment to music program in our community. While this would be …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Middletown takes advantage of two turnovers by East Greenwich in the second half to take the Division III Super Bowl 33-21.
EAST GREENWICH – Middletown capitalized on a pair of East Greenwich turnovers early in the second half to score 14 points and salt away a Division III Super Bowl victory, 33-21. The Islanders had a 19-7 lead with 1:28 left in the first half, but EG’s Andrew Miner ran a picture perfect two-minute, no huddle offense to score in about 60 seconds. The Avengers went into the break trailing 19-14 as a result. However, Middletown held the Avengers to a three-and-out on their initial possession of the second half. East Greenwich limited Middletown to six plays on their drive, but Alex Cleary couldn’t handle a punt, and the Islanders took over on EG’s 33-yard line. Shemar Vincent recovered for Middletown. It took Middletown seven plays, but …
Monday, November 12, 2012
EG Football team wins against Burrillville, 48 to 0.
The Avengers hit on all cylinders Friday night in their game against the Broncos. Although Burrillville seemed to come out with some steam at the start of the game, they were no match against Av’s superior defense and EG just kept scoring, ending the game with a 48-0 blowout. A few minutes before the end of the first quarter, EG’s Alex Cleary started off the scoring, with a running touchdown, followed by his successful extra point kick. The Av’s offense was explosive in the second quarter, with a running touchdown by Carney Crawford, followed by a short passing touchdown by Jeremy Streich. EG’s Alex Cleary intercepted a pass by Bronco quarterback Isaiah DeSilva, running in the ball for a 41-yard touchdown. EG wrapped up the half with a 60…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Avengers come on strong against Ponaganset Chiefs with a 34-13 win
Supported by a large contingent of hometown fans, the EGHS varsity football team advanced its season record to 2-0 after Friday night’s win against the Ponaganset Chiefs. EG’s offense came on strong in the first half with two touchdowns by Carney Crawford and additional touchdowns by Pete Hunzicker and Kyle Palmer. Alex Cleary made three out of four conversion kicks, resulting in a score at the half of 34 EG, 0 Ponaganset. The second half proved somewhat more fruitful for the Chiefs with touchdowns by Scott Peterson and Matt Humphrey. The Avengers answered with an additional touchdown from Alex Cleary. East Greenwich came out on top with a final score of 34-13. “Everything went well tonight," said Quarterback Andrew Miner, recapping the …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Varsity team comes on strong with a win over the E/WG Scarlet Knights.
The Avengers varsity football team traveled to Exeter/West Greenwich on Saturday for non-league play against the Scarlet Knights, walking away with a 31-8 win. Coming on strong, EG’s quarterback Andrew Miner took the ball across the goal-line for the first points of the game. The Knights answered back in the second quarter with a touchdown by Gary Benedetti followed by a two-point conversion. EG made two more touchdowns, one by Pete Hunzicker and another by Andrew Miner with just a minute left in the half. The Avengers left the field at halftime with an 18 to 8 lead over the Knights. The Avengers continued strong play in the second half with additional touchdowns by Fabian Nacimento and Dan Josloff. EG’s defense continued to hold back the…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The essay written by the soon-to-be EGHS junior (and EG Patch blogger) is about his faith in teachers.
Al Ross tipped me off to it – Andrew Miner read his essay on the "This I Believe" segment on RI National Public Radio Tuesday. It's been a big summer for Andrew. Even now, he's in the Arctic (!) with Students on Ice. Now, the experience of breaking his leg during last fall's Homecoming game has provided material for an essay good enough to chosen to be read on the air. Not too shabby, Andrew! Click here for a link to Andrew reading his essay. To read Andrew's first blog post – A Tough Break – written just two days after he broke his leg, click here. To read one he wrote in May for the seniors as they graduated – My Hometown – click here.