Boys indoor track
Portsmouth beats Rogers
Ben Chase, Jarlyn Soler and MT Morrissey each won two individual events, helping Portsmouth post a 59-49 win over Rogers in a Southern Division meet Monday at the Providence Career & Technical Academy.
It was the first loss of the dual-meet season for the Vikings. Portsmouth and Rogers each defeated Narragansett on Monday, with the Patriots scoring a 92-14 victory and the Vikings registering an 89-18 win. The results left Portsmouth with a 5-1 record and Rogers with a 6-1 mark. North Kingstown is alone in first place in the division at 7-0.
Chase won the 1,500 meters with a time of 4 minutes, 18.34 seconds and took the 1,000 (2:51.47), an event in which Rogers' Lucas Barnes was second (2:53.64). Soler won the 55 hurdles (8.39) and the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 8 inches.
Morrissey took the 300 and the 55 dash as a pair of Vikings finished second and third in each event. In the 300, Morrissey posted a time of 39.16 seconds, with Eldwin Peru (39.33) and Angelo Cuevas (39.46) hot on his heels. Morrissey won the dash (7.06) ahead of Utibeabasi Akpan (7.08) and Fran Eliasson (7.09).
Portsmouth’s Kaden Kluth won the 3,000 (9:32.14), and teammate Joe Hook (9:57.08) took second. The Patriots' Carsen Prater won the 600 (1:30.91) and Kluth (1:31.95) finished second. Portsmouth also went one-two in the long jump with Brady Cranson (18-11) and Colby Fahrney (18-7¼).
Rogers' Logan Ratcliff won the shot put with a 43-8 toss, beating out teammates Sam Bond (42-5) and Ben Adams (35-5) who took second and third. Bond won the weight throw (58-0) ahead of Portsmouth’s Hunter Hamilton (45-½), who finished second.
The Vikings won both relays in front of second-place Portsmouth. Dylan Walker, Nick Lockhart, Peru and Cuevas teamed for a win in the 4x200 relay (1:39.60), while Tom McGraw, Dryden Eliason, Morrissey and Soler (1:40.97) comprised the Portsmouth team.
Will Farley, Peru, Cuevas and Walker were victorious for the Vikings in the 4x400 (3:47.55), with Portsmouth’s Soler, Prater, McGraw and Kluth a close second (3:47.61).
Rogers 48, Bay View 41
Rogers clamped down on defense over the final 16 minutes, erased an eight-point halftime deficit and picked up its first Division I win of the season via a 48-41 triumph over Bay View on Monday in Newport.
“The girls played a great second half. They held Bay View to just 11 second-half points,” Rogers coach Frank Brow said.
Maeve Crowley scored 10 of her game-high 16 points in the second half for the Vikings. Danaysha Cherry scored 14 points, Sydney Newsome had 10 points and Lilly Bestoso added eight for the Vikings (1-4).
Middletown 53, Shea 34
Ashley Ney drained five 3-pointers en route to a 20-point, 10-rebound game as host Middletown downed Shea 53-34 on Monday in a Division II contest.
Ney’s offensive output helped the Islanders record their highest point total of the season. The win raised their division mark to 2-3 while dropping Shea to 3-2. Mia DeSantis and Grace Haskell each had two 3-pointers and combined for 18 points.
Rylee Donovan also had one of the Islanders' 10 3-pointers and scored seven points. Marin Holden had five points and 11 rebounds, and Bella Wiggins scored three points and grabbed a game-best 14 rebounds.
Johnston 59, Portsmouth 46
Portsmouth’s Emily Colicci remained hot from behind the arc as she knocked down seven 3-pointers and scored a game-high 25 points, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Patriots from bowing to host Johnston 59-46 on Monday.
Johnston led 25-22 at halftime and pulled away for the victory in the second half. The Panthers' Division I-A record climbed to 3-1 while Portsmouth’s mark slipped to 2-3. Courtney Swider scored nine points, and Gabby Schenck had eight points as they combined with Colicci to score all but four of the Patriots total points.
Juanita Sanchez 61, Tiverton 55
Tiverton was up a point at halftime but host Juanita Sanchez rallied in the second half for a 61-55 win in a Division II contest in Providence on Monday.
Juanita Sanchez had 16 more free-throw tries than Tiverton and outscored the Tigers 12-5 at the charity stripe. Mariah Ramos dropped in a team-best 25 points, Hailey Ronan scored eight points and Marisa Cayer and Jaimi Vaillancourt each had six for the Tigers (2-2).
St. George’s 5, Buckingham, Browne & Nichols 2
Newport’s Zac Borden and Middletown’s Shane Mulhern were two of five players who scored a goal as St. George’s downed Buckingham, Browne & Nichols 5-2 on Monday in Middletown.
Rocco Pace, Colin Patterson and Matt Kursonis also tallied as the Dragons upped their record to 9-6. Newport’s John Baldwin, Jamestown’s Zach Bell, Ben Buckley, Mike Dimascolo and Colin Patterson each had an assist for St. George’s.
Lincoln School 53, Middletown 41
Middletown stayed close with its second- and third-place finishes but Lincoln School won eight of the 11 events to move past the Islanders 53-41 at Fox Point Boys & Girls Club on Monday.
Ava Hellendrung got Middletown’s first win in the fourth event of the meet as she took the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 27.99 seconds. The Islanders' Julia Drake, Kyla Bethell, Katherine Cawley and Hellendrung combined to win the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1 minute, 58.84 seconds.
Ginnie Hamilton, Lexi Hartley, Drake and Bethell teamed to win the 400 freestyle relay (5:06.09) in the final event of the meet. The outcome left both teams with a 2-1 Rossi Division record.