Archive - Sports Article
July 2nd, 2014
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Norm Windus, coordinator of sailing programs at the University of Rhode Island for more than 40 years, has chosen to retire from his position and to leave it in the capable hands of Chris Liberti, a seven-year student of Windus.
While Windusâ€™ last day was Friday, he took the time to speak with The Narragansett Times from his office on Monday. He began by reflecting on the changes made to the recreational and instructional sailing programs in his tenure as the coordinator.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - With two teams in the winnerâ€™s bracket in District 3 All-Star tournament ages 11-12, South Kingstown National and Coventry were set to have a close, highly contested game.
NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Junior All-Star team has already accomplished so much in the early games of the District 3 All-Star Tournament. With some of the best baseball players in Narragansett on the team, the players wanted to get off to a quick start in the tournament against some of the other teams in the district.
After picking the worst draw in the draft, the team won its second consecutive game on Sunday, defeating East Greenwich, 6-5, in a game that went down to the wire. The team beat Westerly on Saturday by a score of 10-6.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Ask any South Kingstown baseball player under the age of 13 to name their favorite baseball player, and youâ€™ll likely get answers such as â€śDavid Ortiz,â€ť â€śDustin Pedroia,â€ť and, should they venture outside the hallowed city limits of Boston and the friendly confines of Fenway, â€śDerek Jeter.â€ť Each of those names, however, will not be the answer given by South Kingstown Little Leagueâ€™s only girl player in the Majors division. Her answer would seem out of time.
Ask Ella Denny Prescott what her first love is, and sheâ€™ll point to her family. Ask her again, only this time ask her to specify a sport, and sheâ€™ll say she has a tough time deciding between basketball and baseball. Little wonder. She excels at both. Having just wrapped up the traveling basketball season, her full attention has now turned to baseball. And with good results.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - All game long, the Ocean State Waves struggled to get going offensively on Wednesday night. However, with their backs against the wall and the game on the line, the Waves waited until the final at-bats to make an incredible comeback for their fans, showing they should never be counted out until the final swing.
PROVIDENCE â€” In a court of law, judges and juries often refer to prior decisions made in order to determine the best course of action in new cases. That precedent may be the only scale-tipping factor between a decision being in somebodyâ€™s favor or against it. The same system applies to sports. A procedure and rule must be established in the event that a situation becomes muddled by unforeseen circumstances or human error. But, when does that system give way to simple right and wrong?
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ This seasonâ€™s first win continues to elude SKâ€™s fastpitch softball team but itâ€™s certainly not without effort on the part of the Rebels, who lost deceivingly 10-6 against Exeter-West Greenwich in an exciting game at Broad Rock Playfields.
The Scarlet Knights came into Monday nightâ€™s contest with a 5-4 record in Division II-South while SK came in 0-10 but a common viewer could have mistaken the game as a clash between top-tier contenders.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ What started as a pitching duel through the first two innings became scoring frenzy between the East Greenwich and South Kingstown baseball teams on Tuesday.
After losing this past Saturday, the Rebels looked to get back on track at their home field against East Greenwich. However, the Avengers were simply too much for the Rebels, as they defeated South Kingstown (6-6), 8-4. The Avengers got the bats going later in the game, by scoring three runs in the final inning. Right fielder Steven Shipley had two hits, including an RBI triple in the third inning to give the Avengers their first score of the game. Outfielder Peter Goretoy also had two hits for the East Greenwich. Senior pitcher Andrew Miner put on quite the show on the mound, striking out six batters in five innings.
NARRAGANSETT - Narragansettâ€™s golf team had more than one encounter with Chariho this week, but the results were very different. The teams faced off on both Monday and Tuesday and though Narragansett came out on top both times, one call was far closer than the other.
It was a humbling experience for the Mariners; Coventry played very well under the same conditions, namely top Oaker, Jake Anderson who was two sub par after the first two holes with two birdies in a row. Andersonâ€™s approach to the first pin brought him within three feet of the flag for a putt that he looked like he could have made in his sleep. Anderson finished with a match high score of 39.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ For the second time in 2014, the North Kingstown Skippers girls lacrosse team defeated SK in a Division I-South matchup between the neighboring towns. Skipper co-captain and senior midfielder Finley Kincaid played a monster game offensively, helping her team to the 14-5 victory at Curtis Corner Middle School with eight total goals and one assist. Sophomore Sophie Zaroogian was a comparable offensive force for the Rebels picking up four of her teamâ€™s five goals.