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Chariho roundup: Chargers make it two straight

WOOD RIVER JCT. — After Burrillville won at No. 1 singles, the Chariho High boys’ tennis team dominated the rest of the Division II-Suburban A match to post a 5-2 victory Thursday afternoon and rise to 2-0 on the young season.

Jason Darminin won at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-1, and Nick Wollenberg prevailed at No. 3 singles, 6-1 and 6-0.

Joe Westerberg sailed to a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 4 singles before the Chargers’ No. 1 doubles team of Nick Lecours and Chandler Scott won at No. 1 doubles, 6-0 and 6-1 to clinch the victory.

Riley Masse and Chris Alexander won at No. 2 doubles, 6-0 and 6-1.

Chariho forfeited at No. 3 doubles by default.

Chariho’s No. 1 singles player, senior Will Masse lost to Michael D’Antuono, 7-5, 6-0.

Burrillville (1-1, 1-1 Suburban A) was 3-9 last season. More than half of its 16-person roster is female.

Burrillville does not have a girls’ tennis in the fall, which is why it is allowed to have girls on the boys’ team.

“They had a lot of girls playing, but nevertheless I was pleased that we channeled into our strengths and looked so dominant at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 singles,” Chariho coach Ryan Rafanelli said.

The Chargers play again Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at The Prout School.


Narragansett ....................6

Chariho ............................3

NARRAGANSETT — Narragansett starter Cullen McGill carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning as the Mariners topped the Chargers in a Division II-South game Thursday.

Kyle Kirby broke up the no-hitter with a triple to center field to lead off the sixth. He scored on an Alex Tefft groundout.

Chariho did not threaten any further in the inning.

“He (McGill) was pounding the strike zone, but we just didn’t hit,” Chariho coach Andy Devereaux said.

Chariho managed two more runs in the top of the seventh. Chris Edgerley and Darin Thibeault opened the inning with walks. McGill was pulled from the game at this point.

Edgerley and Thibeault advanced to second and third on a wild pitch. Edgerley later scored on another wild pitch and Thibeault came home on a Jake Blacklock single.

Chariho (1-1, 1-1 Division II-South) finished with just two hits.

Narragasett (1-1, 1-1 Division II-South) scored four runs in the first inning and another in the third to take a 5-0 lead.

Blacklock, who pitched the first four innings, took the loss. He allowed five earned runs.

Chariho takes on South Kingstown at Sprague Park in Narragansett on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.


Chariho ............................3

Exeter-West Greenwich ..0

WOOD RIVER JCT. — Zack Wilcox and Alex Fowler contributed four kills and three aces each as the Chargers earned the Division I-South win Thursday night.

Chariho won by set scores of 25-6, 25-10 and 25-14.

“EWG is in their second year of Division I and it is good to see them have a bigger program,” Chariho coach Doug Bliven said. “We played our starters in the first game and the last two games we were able to play some of the guys that don’t play every match.”

Ben NeJame finished with 12 digs for the Chargers and Stephen Philipp added 14 assists. Fowler also contributed eight digs.

EWG is 0-2 overall and in Division I-South.

Chariho (2-1, 1-1 Division I-South) travels to Coventry Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. contest.


Kickoff tourney

RICHMOND — Chariho golfers took the top two spots and the team finished third in the Southern Division Kickoff, an Injury Fund match held at Richmond Country Club on Thursday. The scoring differs and results do not count in team standings or individual averages.

Players from the seven Southern Division teams played either the front nine (par 36) or back nine (par 35). Scores under or over par for the top four players on a team were tallied to determine overall team scores and finishes.

Corey Zegarzewski was the medalist by shooting 39 on the front nine for a score of plus-3. Teammate Nick Chartier was second at plus-4, shooting a 39 on the back nine. The other Chariho scorers were Sam Martel (plus-13, front nine) and Tyler D’Alfonzo (plus-14, back nine).

Chariho’s team score of plus-34 earned a third-place team finish. South Kingstown won at plus-26. Westerly was second (plus-32), Prout and North Kingstown tied for fourth (plus-35). Narragansett was sixth (plus-39) and Exeter-West Greenwich was seventh (plus-54).

Chariho opens the official season playing South and North Kingstown at SK’s Laurel Lane course on Monday, April 14.

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