Thursday, April 11, 2013
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, April 11.
Avenger Home Action: The Boys Tennis team, fresh off a big victory over reigning champs South Kingstown, takes on Wheeler at 3:30 p.m. Networking event for military job-seekers: This free job networking event is sponsored by the RI Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve to provide military members and potential employers an informal opportunity in which to meet. From 6 to 9 p.m. at New England Institute of Technology, Hall of Fame Room N103; One New England Tech Boulevard, off Division Road. On Friday ... First Baptist’s Annual Rummage Sale: The Annual Rummage Sale is here – you know it, you love it! Furniture, jewelry, toys, clothing (mens, womens, children), electronics, kitchenwares, crafty things, linens, books (LOTS of books!), so …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The East Greenwich High School junior is the best girls tennis player in the state, and the first from EG to hold the title.
For the third time in three years, EG's Aleksandra Drljaca faced Smithfield's Jenna LaBarre in a championship match. This time she came out the victor, in a come-from-behind 2-1 win Saturday at Slater Park, the Providence Journal reported. Drljaca lost the first set to LaBarre, a senior, 4-6. She came back to win the match winning the second set 6-2 and the third set 6-1. "We have played a lot and it's always three sets," said Drljaca to the Journal's John Gillooly. "I just needed to play smart tennis." For the full story, click here.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Avengers, who just bumped back up to D-I this year, have a 10-1 record and are ranked #2 in D-1.
The EG Girls Tennis team continued its near-romp through Division I at home Tuesday, with a 7-0 win over Lincoln School. Their record in this is a remarkable 10-1, losing only to powerhouse La Salle. It's especially notable because they just moved up from Division II this season. "We've secured the number 2 seed in all of Division I," said coach Marc Brocato. "They've practiced very hard to get to where they are. Division I tennis is brutal in Rhode Island." The Avengers didn't make it look to hard Tuesday, with straight-set wins all down the line and only seven games lost in the whole match. It helps to have the number 1 ranked player in the state, junior Alesandra Drljaca. "She's undefeated," Brocato said. "She comes out to play hard …
Friday, January 13, 2012
The national tennis organization gave the town a $8,500 grant, which went toward the total cost of $43,000 for nine tennis courts.
The East Greenwich Parks & Recreation Department recently learned the town had received an $8,500 facility grant from USTA (United States Tennis Association) for the renovations to the Frenchtown Courts and the Municipal Courts (behind the high school). The entire renovation project cost $43,000 and entailed crack filling, resurfacing, color coding and striping nine courts. The grant comes at a time when the town is trying to conserve funds while still maintaining its facilities. "Every little bit helps," explained Parks & Recreation Director Catherine Bradley for why she sought out the grant last spring. USTA’s goal is to provide safe, appealing and functional tennis courts. Through promoting access to public facilities, USTA is able to …
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Oct. 15
First Baptist Rummage Sale: The First Baptist Church of EG is holding a Fall Rummage Sale. There will be lots of clothing, housewares, toys, books, electronics, jewelry and more. From 4 to 8 p.m. Fall festivals: We have our choice of fall-focused events today, with a fall festival at Saint Elizabeth Home on Post Road, from 10 to 3. Activities include a moonwalk, handmade crafts, treasures and trifles, raffles and face painting, all for a small fee. Lunch and home-baked refreshments will be for sale. All proceeds from this event will benefit resident programs at Saint Elizabeth Home. There’s also a Colonial Harvest Festival at Smith’s Castle down Post Road in North Kingstown, from noon to 4. Tennis State Tournament: The girls who qualified …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Sept. 6.
School Committee meeting: On tonight's agenda are the appointments of a number of teachers and coaches and second readings of the volunteer coach policy and the revised technology director job description. The meeting is at Cole Middle School at 7 p.m. EGHS Girls Tennis: With rain predicted all day, the girls match against Westerly today at home at 3:30 p.m. looks unlikely. Check with the R.I. Interscholastic League for more information. Meadowbrook Welcome Back Picnic postponed: The picnic has been postponed due to the rain. Trash Collection delayed one day: Because of the Labor Day holiday, if your trash is usually picked up on Tuesday, it will be picked up on Wednesday this week, and so on through the week. The town’s Dept. of Public …
Sunday, May 29, 2011
The undefeated team will meet Cranston West in the final on Monday.
The boys tennis team continued its romp through Division 2 with a 4-1 win over Portsmouth Saturday at Wheeler Farm. It will play Cranston West in the final Monday. Quick EG wins by first doubles team Aidan McNamara and Jason Brown first, 6-0, 6-3, then Chris Shea at fourth singles, 6-1, 6-0, put the pressure on Portsmouth, but wins by Chris Mainiero at third singles and Andrew Perkins and Nikhil Mahadevan at third doubles sealed the deal for the Avengers. In the playoffs, play is suspended after a school gets four wins. “This is the toughest match Portmouth’s given us all year,” said Brown afterwards. EG beat Portsmouth twice during the regular season. Despite that, EG was nervous starting out, according to Coach David Kelaghan. “They were…
Sunday, May 22, 2011
The freshman battled to a win his first match Saturday but lost to Barrington's Eric Pierce. EGHS doubles teams had tougher time.
Five Avengers made it to the round of 16 in the boys state tennis tournament Saturday at Slater Park in Pawtucket. Singles player Shiv Patel provided an exciting victory over Evan Chomka of Hendricken, 6-3, 6-6 (7-3). Patel went on to lose against Eric Pierce of Barrington 6-1, 6-1 in the next round. Doubles team Jason Brown and Aidan McNamara lost to Derrick Yang and Cliff Chen of South Kingstown 4-6, 6-0, 3-6; David Bui and Roman Drozdowski lost to John Volpe and Reilly Swengel of Barrington 2-6, 2-6. Patel played first, winning the first set pretty easily. In the second set, up 5-3, Patel had seven match points. The match went to a tie break and there Patel powered through, earning six points in a row for the win. "I was getting nervous…
Monday, April 25, 2011
Although the EGHS Avengers had the week off for April break, the spring teams were still busy playing in games and practicing last week
Thanks to April vacation the Avenger student athletes did not have to worry about school work last week but still were focused on their spring sports. Every spring sport program was busy over break. The varsity baseball team spent the majority of the vacation practicing hard but also played in three league matchups against Narragansett, North Kingstown and Middletown. They started off strong on Monday against Narragansett with a 15-3 win over the Mariners. The next day the Avengers battled divisional rival, the NK Skippers, but lost that one on a heartbreaking walk-off grand slam by Jared Habershaw. On Thursday, EG bounced back at home against Middletown winning 14-7 thanks to a nine-run fifth inning. Chris Pogue earned the win on the …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The EGHS team faced its toughest competition yet, but got the win.
The EGHS boys tennis team remains undefeated after Wednesday's defeat of Providence Country Day at home, 5-2. Number one seed freshman Shiv Patel lost for the first time all season, 6-2, 6-2, against PCD senior Same McKay Corkum. Second singles player Chris Maineiro also lost, to Joey DiOrio 6-2, 6-2. But East Greenwich won the rest of the matches, showing the depth of its talent this year. At number three singles, Avenger Carson Oberg easily defeated fellow East Greenwicher A.J. Leonard 6-0, 6-1. Chris Shea defeated PCD's Aaron Granoff 6-2, 6-1. Doubles came up all winners for the Avengers on Wednesday, starting with one doubles Aidan McNamara and Jason Brown, who bested Greg Harlan and Colin Cummings 6-0, 6-2. Dylon Leydon and Roman …