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    DeSantis improves to 29-2 with quick pin

    NORTH PROVIDENCE — Sal DeSantis scored a quick pin but that was one of few highlights for Chariho High’s wrestling team on Wednesday.

    The Chargers (11-7 overall, 5-7 Division I-South) dropped a 56-18 Division I-South match at North Providence (6-5, 6-5).

    The loss snapped the Chargers’ six-match winning streak.

    DeSantis had Chariho’s quickest pin of the night and the second fastest of the match. Chariho’s 220-pound junior pinned Evan Oliveira in 55 seconds improving to 29-2 overall with 21 pins. DeSantis is 14-1 in dual meets.

    Also pinning for the Chargers wereT.J. Lamphear and Connor Hillyer.

    Lamphear won the 120-pound match in 3:50 and Hillyer ended the 145-pounder with a pin at 1:30. Lamphear is now 26-8.

    North Providence won nine matches with five of the victories by pin fall.

    Chariho’s match with Woonsocket that was scheduled for today has been postponed and a makeup date has not been set.

    The Chargers will compete in the freshmen and junior varsity state meets at Coventry on Friday and Saturday.

    GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK

    Chargers 13th in JV states

    PROVIDENCE — Arin Demers and Natalie Keefe each placed third in an individual event for Chariho at Tuesday’s junior varsity state track meet at the Providence Career and Technical Academy.

    Demers finished in third in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 9.77. Keefe ran third in the 3,000, finishing with a time of 12:00.51.

    Haley Duscha also scored points for Chariho, finishing in a three-way tie for sixth place in the high jump. Duscha’s best jump was 4 feet, 4 inches.

    The Chargers totaled 12.33 points and finished in 13th place in the team standings. The team championship went to North Kingstown, which scored 64 points.



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