Veteran Townie Coach Inducted into RI Track Hall of Fame
East Providence High School Boys Cross Country and Indoor and Outdoor Head Track Coach Bob Lyons was recently inducted into the Rhode Island Track Coaches Association (RITCA) Hall of Fame in a September 23, 2021 ceremony. Lyons, a veteran track coach has coached several championship winning teams. Due to COVID-19 the RITCA Hall of Fame ceremony was postponed multiple times, but finally held last month.
“I’m very honored to be a member of the Rhode Island Track Coaches Hall of Fame. Thanks to all the individuals who attended on my behalf and everyone that was unable to attend but reached out,” said Lyons. “It was a fantastic night and It was great to share the evening with my family, friends, former athletes, former assistant coaches, colleagues in the coaching community, and my former high school coach. A special thank you to Eldon Santiago who is in essence my son, for giving an incredible speech introducing me that choked me up. It is a remarkable feeling knowing you have made a difference and impacted so many while doing something you love. I’m humbled and also grateful I get to keep coaching and trying each day to make a positive influence in the lives of my student-athletes at my Alma Mata,” continued Lyons.
EPHS Girls Soccer First to Play & Score in New HS Stadium
The EPHS girls soccer team christened the new high school stadium with a shutout win last month in a 3-0 win over West Warwick. The stadium’s first ever point was scored by Jordyn Brogan who scored 2 goals. Also scoring was Olivia Williams with an assist by Lily Budnick, and Briana Lopes. Kaylee Davenport had 2 saves and Kloey Iacavone 1 save.
Next, EP beat Bay View 7-1. Goals by Jordyn Brogan (4). Olivia Williams (2). Tessa Laroche (1). Assists were Briana Lopes, Tessa Laroche, Jordyn Brogan and Olivia Williams. Kaylee Davenport had 6 saves in net.
In a loss to Chariho, 3-1, Jordyn Brogan scored assisted by Olivia Williams. Kaylee Davenport had 10 saves.
Next up the team defeated Classical 6-3. Goals by Olivia Williams, Jordyn Brogan, Lily Budnick, and Ava Soares. Assists were registered by by Olivia Williams, Jordyn Brogan, Briana Lopes, Lily Budnick and Tessa Laroche. Kaylee Davenport had 7 saves.
In a busy month, the Townie girls also had a win over Cranston East 5-0. 3 Goals by Jordyn Brogan, Olivia Williams scored twice. Assists by Jordyn Brogan, Olivia Williams, Ava Soares and Tessa Laroche. Kaylee Davenport had 2 saves and Kloey Iacavone 1.
EPHS Girls Volleyball is 1-5 as of print time. Football is 0-2. Boys soccer is improving every day with 1win, 1 loss and 4 ties as of end of September. Girls tennis is 2-2.
As Fall sports gets into gear, The Reporter will update results online at ReporterToday.com.
EP Area Jaguars take AAU Fall Ball Title
In youth sports, the Jaguars 12U AAU baseball squad continued their winning ways late last month as they captured the AAU Fall Ball 12U Championship. The game played in Rehoboth, Massachusetts saw the team play 5 games in two days, with 4 wins for the Title. Three wins by mercy rule. “The boys were kicking on all cylinders,” said Manager Vin Enright. “I really can’t single out too many individuals as we had a well-balance effort. Homeruns, great pitching and defense and aggressive baserunning. The team worked hard and deserved the championship,” added Enright.
EPHS Boys Soccer Defeats Hendricken 1-0
As The Reporter was going to press for October, it is noted that the EPHS boys soccer defeated Hendricken in a 1-0 shutout at the new EP high campus stadium under the lights on September 29th. Details on this game and others will be posted at ReporterToday.com.
Sports photos by Paul Tumidajski.