July 7, 2022

Sports Roundup


Townies Girls Soccer Rolls on Townie Night - Townie Pride Parade of Schools
In a night of visible Townie Pride and community togetherness, one East Providence High School soccer player was riding an emotional rollercoaster.  The Townies Junior forward, Jordyn Brogan scored the game’s first goal and would score another in route to a 4-0 win over Ponagansett High on October 22nd.  As Brogan scored the game’s first – and essentially the winning goal – she held her face in her hands and was hugged by teammates.  Four days earlier her Dad, John B. Brogan, known as JB, died unexpectedly after a brief illness.  JB Brogan was 44.  Before the game public address announcer and EPHS Athletic Director Gregg Amore asked for a moment of silence from the large Townie night crowd on Townie Pride parade night.  JB Brogan was known throughout athletic circles as he coached many soccer teams including AYSO, and EPYSA. 

After Brogan’s two goals Tessa Laroche and Olivia Williams also scored for EPHS.   Olivia Williams had 2 assists and Lily Budnick and McKayla Lopes each had an assist.  Netminder Kaylee Davenport turned back 4 shots on goal.  The Townies are riding high with a 10-2 record to date.

The Townie Pride parade first began in 1984 at the behest of then Superintendent of Schools Myron J. Francis.  Francis and two of his assistants, Dr. F. Paul Colella and Dr. Isadore Ramos coordinated a weekend of Townie activities commemorating the EPHS centennial mark.  In 1984 the Townie parade of schools marched through city streets ending up at the high school.  Recent years has seen the parade continue to include all schools but marching around Pierce Stadium, led by the EPHS marching band.  In prior years the parade preceded a Townie football game.  

Football was at Cranston Stadium on the Saturday and the girls’ soccer game was the venue for Friday’s parade.  As it turned out, the soccer game was no doubt a melancholy moment for the Broden family and an uplifting wind for Jordyn in what is a difficult time in her life.  Townie Pride was on full display at Pierce Stadium Friday, October 23, 2021.

In other girls’ soccer action, EP defeated North Smithfield 3-2.  Ava Soares had 2 goals, Olivia Williams 1 goal and 2 assists.  Goalie Kaylee Davenport was impressive again with 7 saves.  EP also beat North Providence 2-1.   EP goals by Olivia Williams & Jordyn Brogan.  Kayla Lopes had an assist and Kaylee Davenport made 8 saves on goal.  The Townies also beat back Middletown 3-0 with Olivia Williams’ 2 goals and 1 assist.   Jordyn Brogan chipped in 1 goal while adding 2 assists.  Kaylee Davenport had 5 saves.

EPHS Football Gains Playoff Berth, Wins over Bolt & Falcons
The Townie football team won their first game of the season defeating winless Cranston East 30-22 at Cranston.  The Townies QB Max Whiting ran the ball in for his team’s first score.  The Townies would score three more times to beat Cranston East.  East Providence then secured a playoff chance when they defeated Cranston West 24-6 on October 29th at home.  Max Whiting ran for two touchdowns on long runs of 28 and 36 yards.  Also scoring for the Townies in their brand-new stadium was Steve Clarke.  By winning against Cranston West, the Townies squeaked into the playoffs and at press time it is noted that their opponent will be either South Kingston, Central or Portsmouth.  The Reporter will provide updates on this game and others at www.ReporterToday.com.

Both EPHS girls and boys’ soccer teams will be playoff bound as the Fall sports season wraps up.  The standings as of this writing are:

EPHS Girls Soccer Standings:
Moses Brown School              11        1          2                     
East Providence                      10        2                     
Middletown High School       8          3
Toll Gate High School            7          1                     
West Warwick High School   4          4
Chariho High School              3          0          0                     
Lincoln High School               2          2          1
St. Raphael Academy             1          0          0                     
Johnston High School             1          1          0                                             
North Providence                    1                                             
North Smithfield                     0                                             
Burrillville High School          0          1                     
Ponaganset High School         0                     
Prout School                           0          1          0                     
Mount St. Charles                   0                     
Scituate High School              0          1

The Townie boys soccer squad is also playoff bound.   East Providence defeated East Greenwich High School 1-0 last month with a Jacob Barcellos goal with 12 mins left in the game.  Townie netminder Nick Bento had 6 saves for the EP win.

EPHS Girls Soccer Standings:
La Salle           2          0          1         
N Kingstown  8          0          1         
Tolman            3          1          2         
Barrington       5          3          0         
Central Falls    2          1          1         
Portsmouth      3          2          1         
Wheeler           4          3          0         
Hendricken     2          2          1         
Coventry         3          3          0         
E Providence   1          1          2         
Smithfield       1          1          0         
Classical          1          3          0         
Shea                0          3          0                     
Central            0          4          2         
Cumberland    0          2          0

EPHS Unified Volleyball
The EPHS Unified Athletes Volleyball team won its last regular season match to head into playoff action against Barrington in early November.  Game is scheduled for November 4th at East Providence.

New England Travel AAU Fall Ball Championship
The finals of the New England AAU 12U Fall ball league were held on the weekend of October 23rd at the Trombino Sports Complex in Westerly, RI.  The league consists of 24 teams from the region across 4 divisions.  Teams played during the Fall and ended with a championship bracket two-day tournament final.  Two undefeated teams throughout the season met for the championship on Sunday.  The East Providence based NE Jaguars finished the regular season at 10-0 and faced the also undefeated Westerly Shoreline Surfers in the championship game.  The EP Jaguars won all three games over the weekend to take the championship.  On Saturday, the Jaguars beat the RI Phillies Elite 11-5.  The Jaguars then played a doubleheader on Sunday, taking the semi-final game against the Leicester, MA WooSox 3-2 and then winning the championship in the final by defeating the Westerly, RI club 6-4.  The 24 teams come from cities & towns in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Jaguar Roster: Cam Beaudreau, Luke Wesner, Zach Sheinberg, Tommy Coutant, Jose Figueroa, Alex Enright, Jonathan “JJ” Renaud, Ashton Robert and Braden Castellone.  Coaches are Vin Enright, Lee Wesner and Michael Sabourin.

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