Archive - Sports Article
August 28th, 2014
NARRAGANSETTâ€”It was a tremendous summer for the North Kingstown Gold eighth-grade basketball team as they entered the Narragansett Basketball Youth League as the premier first seed before going on to defeat local rivals North Kingstown Blue in the semi-finals and South Kingstown for the championship title.
In this opening game of last Thursdayâ€™s playoff matchups, NK Gold knocked off NK Blue by a margin of 20 points and the number two seedâ€”South Kingstownâ€”slipped by Chariho Green with an outstanding comeback in the middle of the second half to win, 42-37.
KINGSTONâ€”URI Womenâ€™s Soccer opened their 2014 season this week starting on Friday against in-state rival Providence College before hosting their home-opener on Sunday against Fairfield.
The two games were nearly the perfect start that URI Womenâ€™s Head Coach Mike Needham was looking for, as they left Providence in a 1-1 two-overtime draw and then snuck out a thrilling 1-0 shutout to lift the young Rams to 1-0-1 in the early season.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”The Chariho Green eighth-graders werenâ€™t victorious during Thursday nightâ€™s playoff game of the Narragansett Summer Basketball League, but they did accomplish something that very few Chariho middle school basketball teams haveâ€”an invite to the summer league postseason.
The single-elimination tournament included four teams moving on to play in the playoff rounds: South Kingstown, Chariho Green, and two North Kingstown teams. Green entered as the third best team playing and they would be matched up against a tough gritty South Kingstown team that had one loss on their resume.
NEWPORTâ€”Things started to heat up in the New England Collegiate Baseball League earlier this week as the Newport Gulls claimed second place in the Southern Division, meaning the third place Ocean State Waves would have to travel to Newport to begin the opening divisional-round of the playoffs.
For a league that is commonly recognized to many people as the second-best summer collegiate league in the nation, it sure looked that way this past week during the first round playoffs with the new-look Rhode Island NECBL playoff rivalry stirring up.
EAST PROVIDENCEâ€”Competitive high school golfers participated in the 93rd annual Rhode Island Junior Amateur Golf Tournament at Metacomet Country Club in East Providence on Tuesday, with a chance to boost their confidence and try to advance to the next round of play.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN- Itâ€™s almost football season, and every Ram fan in the entire state is looking forward to when the University of Rhode Island first takes the field in the season opener against Marshall on Sept. 6. However, until the game, the team must put in the hard work in the summer to improve as a team and begin a new season of URI football.
This past Sunday, on URIâ€™s practice field, the Rams kicked off a new era in the first training camp under new head coach Jim Fleming.
NARRAGANSETT - On Tuesday night, East Greenwich and Chariho met in the Narragansett Youth Summer Basketball League in the 7th and 8th grade division in a critical late-season game. With the playoffs approaching, it was a game to help either team gain some momentum heading into the post season.
East Greenwich defeated Chariho White, 43-16, cruising to the easy victory at Christofaro Park.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - In sports, sometimes, itâ€™s not all about wins and losses, or who made the game-winning plays. Itâ€™s the sacrifices and the commitments people make off the field and to other organizations that really make sports something special.
NEWPORTâ€” The playoff race heated up last Friday night in the Pell Bridge series season finale between the Ocean State Waves and the Newport Gulls in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, with the Waves coming away on top, 11-4, ending the Gullsâ€™ six-game winning streak in the process.
CUMBERLAND-Going into the weekend championship series against Barrington in the Jr. League All-Star State Championship Tournament, Chariho had an undefeated record of 6-0 through the district and state tournaments. With just one more victory, Chariho would win the entire state championship, and would mark one of the most incredible playoff runs in the junior league.
However, there was just one team standing in their way of this incredible accomplishment, and it was Barringtonâ€™s junior league team.