Archive - Oct 29, 2010 - Sports Article
PAWTUCKET â€“ North Smithfield completed its rise from a two-win team in 2009 to the Division III state champion on Friday with a 4-3 comeback victory over Rogers.
No. 4 singles player Megan Mandeville scored the decisive team point, rallying to defeat Sydney Harris in three sets, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Mandeville trailed 3-0 in the third set before winning the final six games.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ In a grinding, back-and-forth game that produced little offense, North Smithfield came up with just the kind of big plays it needed to make its Division IV Homecoming contest with visiting North Providence a successful one.
And after Friday nightâ€™s 14-6 victory over the Cougars, the Northmen are now just a single win away from securing their first playoff berth in the schoolâ€™s history.
Thereâ€™s no quarterfinals. Thereâ€™s no semifinals.
The postseason for the cross-country season begins today when runners statewide congregate at Ponaganset High School for their respective class meets. The following Sunday, Nov. 7, qualifying teams and individuals are back at the Chieftainsâ€™ â€śCovered Bridge Trailâ€ť for the state championships.
All the league meets. All the invitationals â€” in-state and beyond â€” are all geared for these final two meets.