Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Led by team co-captain Ben Fazio, the team scored 106, a whopping 30 points better than second-place finisher South Burlington (Vt.) High, at the Woods Trail Run Invitational Saturday.
The EGHS Boys Cross Country team won the Wood’s Trail Run in Thetford, Vt., on Saturday, in a team tour de force, with co-captain Ben Fazio placing sixth overall and the rest of the seven member team placing in the top third. Woods Trail could be the toughest cross-country course in the Northeast, said EGHS coach Peter Dion. But the EG Boys X-Country – the dream team – had won it in 2007 and after a practice run on the course Friday evening, team members decided they could finish in the top three. “We went into this race hoping to do pretty well as a team. First is very high goal to set but we definitely thought top three was attainable,” said junior Garrett Scanlon, who placed 18th overall. “We talked and realized we could place in the …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Three EGHS athletes earn All State first team honors.
A number of EGHS athletes were honored at the end of the fall season with awards from coaches and from the Providence Journal. For the second year in a row, Aleksandra Drljaca made the All State first team for tennis. The sophomore led the Avengers to their second-place finish in Division II. Junior Keri Pallister was named to the All State first team for field hockey. The Avengers field hockey team lost to Barrington in double overtime in the state finals. “It was really nice,” said Pallister. “I wasn’t expecting all those awards at the end of the season.” Pallister also was named first team All Division, as well as earning an award from the East Greenwich Pendulum. The third first team All State award winner was Megan Greineder, a senior…
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The property - just beyond the baseball fields - was originally part of the Fields Project. A road, nature trails planned.
The Fields Project at East Greenwich High School is at long last completed, according to school officials. But on Monday night the Town Council took up one aspect of that project - development of the McHale property - that was left behind with the decision to build a turf field and other unexpected expenses. Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Bradley asked the Council to approve applying for a grant from the state Department of Environmental Management that could provide up to $200,000 toward a road and nature trails on the property. McHale lies between the high school and Frenchtown Road and was once seen as a possible school site. But the land is accessible only from the same two-lane road - Avenger Drive - that serves the high school. …
Friday, November 11, 2011
EG’s Boys Team will be running in the New England Championships on Saturday, along with Girls Team freshman Margaret McCaffery.
East Greenwich High School sports has had a banner fall with several teams making it into the post season. But soccer, field hockey and tennis aren’t the only teams that have delivered strong results. The Boys Cross Country team came in first in the Class C meet two weeks ago (against like-sized schools); came in fifth in the State Championships (against all R.I. schools) and on Saturday will compete in the New England Championships, one of only six schools in the state to do so. All this for a program that dates back a mere seven years. Cross Country only gained school-sport status in 2005, according to longtime coach Peter Dion. Since then, the Boys Team team has won its Class meet five out of seven years, and made it to New England’s …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Some teams are finished; others are just heating up.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
From the smoldering heat of the late days of August to the brisk afternoons of November, the East Greenwich High School fall sports teams have had a very successful season once again. As most Avenger fall sports teams head into the playoffs, others have already said goodbye to great seasons. After a loss to Woonsocket in the Division 1 state championship last week, the Avenger’s Special Olympics Unified Volleyball team said goodbye to another flourishing season. Along with the Unified team, the girl’s volleyball season unfortunately ended on Wednesday. They lost in their playoff game against LaSalle. The Girls Tennis team made it to the state finals for the second year in a row, losing to Smithfield in a tight contest. In Cross Country, …
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Avenger sports teams were in post-season competitions across the state on Saturday, but only the girls cross-country team managed to win.
Four Avenger teams were competing in playoff games this weekend, with two competing for state titles. But only one – the girls cross country team, competing for the Class C title – emerged victorious on Saturday. While the girls tennis team and a the boys unified volleyball team both lost a chance to win a state championship, the girls cross country team won the Class C title at Ponagansett Saturday morning. The boys cross country team finished third in the meet; both teams will head to the State finals next weekend. "I feel that the girls ran very well today and fought hard to achieve their goals of winning class. They worked hard and deserve the success that they are getting," said girls Coach Dustin Coleman. Boys Coach Peter Dion …