Friday, June 22, 2012
The championship game last weekend was a triumphant finish after a great season.
Friday, June 22, 2012
The scoring happened early and late in the game ... with lots of defense in the middle. In the end, the EGHS Girls Fastpitch Softball team beat West Warwick, 2-1, but the game provided just enough of a late-game rally by the Wizards to give Avenger fans a few gray hairs. EG scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning, on hits by Mollie Anderson, Lauren Duvall, and Karen Lockhart. The score stayed that way until two outs into the top of the sixth inning, when EG made a couple unforced errors and West Warwick was able to score a single run. EG managed to get the third out and win the state championship for the second year running. Captain Mollie Anderson was named Most Valuable Player. The team:
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, June 17.
Adopt a Pet Open House: Animals are available for viewing and adoption today with the assistance of a dedicated East Greenwich Animal Protection League member. The open house takes place at Greenwich Bay Animal Hospital from 10:30 to 1 p.m. Individual appointments are also available. Quonset Air Show: It looks like another great day for the air show. If you want to know just how to “do” the air show, you’re in luck. Samantha Turner from NK Patch has everything you need to know. Ear plugs optional. Softball State Champs Again! The EGHS Girls Fastbpitch Softball team defended their state title Saturday with a hard fought win over a tough West Warwick team. Final score was 2-1, East Greenwich. Congratulations Avengers! EG Farmers Market …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
After wins against Mt. Hope and Pilgrim this week, they are 10-1-0 in league play.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
The Girls Fastpitch Softball team beat both Mt. Hope (8-0) and Pilgrim (2-1) at home this past week, giving them a 10-1-0 in league play. Tuesday was Senior Day and the team's five seniors were celebrated in style. The seniors are co-captains Mollie Anderson( pitcher/short), Karen Lockhart (left field/centerfield) and Alexandra Place (right field), and Kaylee Sullivan (second base/first base) and Caitlin O'Connell (third base). Anderson has signed to play softball next year with Bryant University.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The contractor will fix a sewer pipe “belly” on the first floor over April break, while drainage problems and an infield replacement will keep the softball field from being used this year.
Starting last summer, toilets in the first floor bathrooms nearest to the main entrance at Cole Middle School have experienced backups, requiring the sewer pipe be cleared. According to building officials, work to repair that problem will take place over April break. Issues with the softball field behind the new building are not so quickly resolved, they said. That field will not be ready for play until spring 2013. According to the EG School Department’s facilities director Bob Wilmarth, the cost of repairing the sewer pipe will be borne by the contractor, Gilbane. “It looks like during the installation, one of the plumbing pipes on the first floor may have been pushed out of position,” he said earlier this week. “Even if it moves a tiny…
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Feb. 18.
Fire District meeting: The Chief presents his ideas about where the District's stations ought to be located to provide EG citizens with the best fire and EMT coverage. At New England Tech at 10 a.m. Sharing Locker: The Westminster Unitarian Church offers a non-food pantry to assist people in meeting their basic needs for living, to increase their quality of life, and to fill the gap for those who are struggling. Provisions offered include: all-purpose cleaners, dish detergent, hand soap, laundry detergent, SOS pads, deodorant, body lotion, razors, facial tissue, paper towels, toilet paper, and dry pet food for dogs and cats. At Westminster Unitarian Church from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EGLL Baseball & Softball registration: There will be a walk-…
Monday, February 13, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Feb. 13
‘Costa Rica Night’: Cole teacher Katie Hook traveled to Costa Rica with the Toyota International Teacher Program. Upon her return students have been learning about the conservation issues and environmental policies of Costa Rica. Costa Rica Night will highlight the natural beauty of Costa Rica in a slide show, the eighth grade students' projects on the agricultural products of Costa Rica will be displayed, and the seventh grade will be serving a typical Costa Rican meal they have prepared. Tickets are $7 per person, children under 5 are free. 6:30 p.m. at Cole Middle School. Town Council meeting: On tonight’s agenda — the regular meeting begins at 7:30 — the council will review of draft of the school fields memo of understanding, and a …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
EG Patch recounts the best sports stories of the year.
Looking back over the past year, there were several championship seasons in 2011 and several near misses too. Last spring yielded three state champion teams at East Greenwich High School. Then, this fall, EGHS saw state championships slip from their grasp three different times. For all the field teams, Carcieri Field is really home now, a year and a half after its delayed opening. Over the summer, town Public Works employees built the snack bar for the field, fulfulling a long-held dream for members of both the Booster Club and the Fields Committee. One sports story that didn’t make our top five this year but deserves a mention is the addition of lights at Cragan Field last May. Through its citrus drive, the EG Rotary Club continues to …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Mollie Anderson led the EGHS Girls Softball team to its first state championship last spring.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Sometimes a story arrives in your email inbox completely unbidden and even unwelcome.
So it was on June 13, when I got an email from a woman who had seen a story on East Greenwich Patch about the EGHS girls softball team. Looking at the pictures that accompanied the article, she saw one with Ed DePastina in a coach’s shirt. DePastina is a former teacher at the high school as well as the former softball and boys basketball coach. How can he be coaching again, she asked. According to her, DePastina was prohibited from coaching several years ago. This was news to me, and a terrible irony since the softball team was about to play in the state championship and their spirit and grit had, I’ll admit, captured my heart. If I wrote about DePastina, that story threatened to overshadow the girls’ accomplishments. But how could I …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
School officials confirm that Edward DePastina had permission to help coach the EGHS state champion girls fastpitch softball team.
Edward DePastina volunteered as part of the coaching staff that guided the EGHS girls softball team to its first state championship earlier this week, six years after he was also “restricted” from extra-curricular activities at the school, he acknowledged Thursday. DePastina, who retired from EGHS last year after 31 years at the school, taught computer there. He coached boys basketball and girls softball until 2005. “It’s really quite simple. For a period of time after I left [coaching] there was a restriction. That hasn’t existed for years,” DePastina said in a phone interview. “I could never step on the field if it were not with the permission of the administration.” It’s unclear how that change came about, as well as what prompted the …