Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The win caps a perfect season and follows a national championship last May.
Unified sports are relatively new on the scene, but the EGHS Unified Volleyball team has already got two feathers in its cap, with a national championship last spring and now a state championship. The Avengers defeated Chariho 25-19, 25-12, in the state final on Nov. 3 at Portsmouth High School, capping a perfect season. The team, undefeated during the regular season with a record of 7-0, had to get past the formidable Bishop Hendricken in the semi-final round. They continued their winning streak in straight sets against Hendricken, 31-29 and 25-22. By beating Chariho, they finished the season with a 9-0 record. "The team did very well this year because of the style of play that we go by. That style is playing unified. That's when …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Oct. 17.
EGHS PTG meeting: Come to the monthly PTG meeting and stay for the bulb planting (see below). At 9:30 a.m. at the high school. Daffodils for Avenger Drive: EGHS Student Council is presenting the Bulb Project to EGHS members as well as members of the community. Through this project we'll be planting 3,000 daffodil bulbs along the 1/2 mile length of Avenger Drive during the hour of advisory at the high school, from 10:15 to 11:20 a.m. All members of EGHS are encouraged to help with our goal of beautifying Avenger, as well as boosting school spirit and community outreach. Also, all members of the community are invited to help us plant, first checking in with the front office. For additional questions, contact Nick Rath, eghsstudentcouncil@…
Monday, September 17, 2012
After the game, team members from the 2012-12 squad that captured a national championship last May were honored.
The stands were full, the teams were spirited and everyone ended the game with a smile on their face – Unified Volleyball played its first home game of the season Wednesday, beating Cranston West 3-0. The win came with strong serving by several on the squad, including Mike Carne, Jon-Erik Hurtubise, Matthew J. DeLuca, and Tessa Egan; strong hitting by Carne and Hurtubise; good defense by Patrick Quinn and Liam Shaughnessy, and great support from partner athletes. Cranston West got better as the match went on, but EGHS wasn't to be denied. After the match, the 2012 national champion team were honored and the newest Avenger banner was presented. Check out the two videos attached, right. One has clips from the game, the other has clips from …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Sept. 12.
Primary results: The big two races in East Greenwich were the Republican primary for the state House Dist. 30 seat long held by Bob Watson, and the Democratic primary for School Committee. In the GOP primary, Anthony Giarrusso won – click here for the story. In the School Committee primary, Carolyn Mark, Deidre Gifford, and Eugene Quinn took the top three spots – click here to read that story. In the state Democratic Senate Dist. 35 race, Lou Raptakis beat David Gorman, 1,168 votes to 761 votes. Raptakis will now face Republican incumbent Glen Shibley in the general election. To see all the results, check out this page on the R.I. Board of Election’s website. Unified Volleyball Home Game: This is the first Unified Volleyball game of the …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, July 31.
EGHS Unified Volleyball Team Meets Gov. Chafee: The East Greenwich Unified Volleyball Team pulled off a national championship in May, a remarkable achievement for the two-year-old program. After recognitions by the School Committee, Town Council, and General Assembly, the team gets its moment with the state’s chief, Gov. Lincoln Chafee. The meeting takes place at 3 p.m. today in the executive suite at the State House. Best EG athletes of all time: GoLocalProv has weighed in with their opinion of the best EG athlete of all time – Wilma Briggs. Read about their runners up and weigh in on your own picks by checking out our story here. Facebook likes, anyone? Yes, I’ve been bugging you all about this lately, but it turns out my colleague …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Runner up in two state championships, the team comes through at Nationals in Salt Lake City.
Sometimes the sweetest victories are those that are least expected. When the EGHS Unified Volleyball team set off for Salt Lake City to participate in the first ever Project Unify National Volleyball Championships, they didn’t have a state championship in their back pocket to power them through. In fact, they’d come in second in the state final for each of the past two seasons. They did, however, have enthusiasm and desire. That and a lot of practice time earned them the first ever National Championship in Unified Volleyball May 27. Unified sports pair athletes with special needs with typically developing “partners” who do not play the sport on another school team. East Greenwich High School has participated in unified sports for three …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Playing in the first Unified Volleyball National Championship ever, the Avengers clinch the title with a 2-1 win over North Carolina.
It's official: the East Greenwich High School Unified Volleyball team has captured the National championship, beating North Carolina 2-1 Saturday. They beat Arizona and Virginia to play in the finals at the United States Volleyball Association's Nationals in Salt Lake City, Utah. We will have more information when they return. To see them practicing just last week, click here. Congratulations Avengers!
Friday, May 25, 2012
EG Patch caught up with the team during a practice earlier this week.
The East Greenwich High School Unified Volleyball team flew to Salt Lake City, Utah, on Friday to participate in the USA Volleyball championships. For any team, especially one in only its second year of existence, this is a big deal. For a team made up of half teens with special needs and half "partners," it's a trip of a lifetime. They've been practicing for two months – their regular season ended in November – and now they are off. Coach Patty Carrosoto said they are indebted to Special Olympics Rhode Island, East Greenwich Rotary, and last weekend's "Belly to Belly" charity run. "The main objective is to have fun and enjoy ourselves and meet teams for other states," she said. Go Avengers! Check back with EG Patch next week to hear all …
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, …
Monday, October 24, 2011
The program - now in its second year - combines students with disabilities and those without.
The EGHS Unified Volleyball team lives by its name. In fact, they've made it their motto: "We are unified!" It's not just a slogan for these athletes. They are teammates in every sense of the word. The Unified team program at EGHS started in spring 2009 with basketball. That season went so well that last year volleyball was added. The teams are comprised of students with disabilities - known as "athletes" - and those without disabilties - known as "partners." Teams must have an equal number of athletes and partners on the court. Games are refereed just like regular volleyball games. Certain accommodations are made; in volleyball, for instance, some of the athletes are allowed to stand on the court itself to serve the ball. When teams to …