Rhode Island high school sports blog
Portsmouth, Cranston West and Barrington, were fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. Central, at No. 7, was the top non-Division I team.
Rogers football player Cody Platt is this week's Providence Journal GameTime Athlete of the Week
Mt. Pleasant was leading 20-12 after the Kilties Jayquan Monteiro had scored a touchdown on the final play of the first half. The game will be resumed, at the point of suspension, Monday at 5 p.m. at Conley Stadium.
During halftime of Friday night's football game against Rogers at Gaudet Field, Middletown honored this year's class of inductees into the high school's Athletic Hall of Fame. They included Jim Williams, Bob Silvia, David Parker, Cynthia Buratti Wynegar and Michelle McWeeney-Chessin.
Williams, who served as a teacher, coach, athletic director and director of health and physical education. Three times named the R.I. Basketball Coach of the Year, his boys' teams won nine division and three state championships. Prior to teaching and coaching, Bob Silvia earned All-State honors in baseball, All-Division honors in both baseball and football, and was the 1966 football MVP.
Voted Middletown's Most Outstanding Student Athlete in 1972, David Parker was an All-State and All-New England track athlete, as well as an All-State football player.
Earning numerous All-State honors in cross country and track, as well as All-America honors in the long jump and 100- and 300-meter hurdles, Cynthia Buratt Wynegar set four R.I. and nine school track and field records in the mid-1980s.
Also a member of the R.I. Aquatic Hall of Fame, Michelle McWeeney-Chessin earned multiple All-State honors in the100-yard breaststroke and was the 1989 R.I. Swimmer of the Year.
Top photo shows the field at Gaudet Middle School in Middletown about 30 minute before kickoff in the Rogers-Middletown game. Photo below is what it looked like about 5 minutes before kickoff.
The Rogers-Middletown football game has been delayed for 30 minutes due to lightning.
Cody Platt scored on a 16-yard run on Rogers' first possession of the game as the Vikings lead Middletown, 7-0, with 8:41 left in the game here at Gaudet Middle School in Middletown.
Tonight's Rogers at Middletown football game is one of four that didn't get postponed. Follow all the action here.
Reschedule dates are in parentheses, where known.
Lincoln High junior Lindsay Mayer has given a verbal commitment to attend the University of Virginia, where she will play for the Cavaliers' softball team.
A two-time All-Stater for Lincoln, Mayer - who also competes for the R.I. Thunder Gold U-18 travel team - has split her time between pitcher and shortstop and last season posted a 6-1 record on the mound with a 1.32 ERA, two saves and 58 strikeouts. She was also one of the I-North champions' leading hitters with a .413 batting average, .730 slugging percentage, 25 runs scored and 24 RBI.
"She is very excited to continue her education at one of the best academic schools in the country," said Mayer's father Mark.
Last season, Virginia posted an overall record of 24-31, 5-14 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Championship, where the Cavaliers fell to eventual champion Florida State, 12-5.
The La Salle girls' cross country team, led by two-time defending state champion Molly Keating, will be among the 25 Rhode Island squads competing at the 29th annual Brown University Northeast Invitational, Saturday at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick.
The Rams will be racing in the Championship Division race, set for 2:20 p.m., along with North Kingstown and the Skippers' speedy Aisha McAdams, South Kingstown and the Rebels' Paige Ethier and Westerly, which is led by Jackie Burr.
Classical, East Greenwich, Moses Brown, Narragansett, Chariho, North Smithfield and Prout will be competing in various other girls' races.
Meanwhile, Chariho senior Mike Marsella and his fellow Chargers will be racing in the boys' Championship Race, the final event of the day at 2:45 p.m. The field for that race will also include Barrington, East Greenwich, La Salle and North Kingstown.
Classical, Cumberland, Moses Brown, Narragansett, North Smithfield, Prout, South Kingstown and St. Raphael will be competing in other boys' races.
The invitational begins at 9:20 a.m. with the Freshman division races. The remainder of the race schedule is as follows: