Archive - Sports Article
July 23rd, 2014
SOUTH KINGSTOWN- On a beautiful summer day under the bright sun at Old Mountain Field, young girls hustled to field groundballs during the Ocean State Waves summer softball camp.
Last Monday, groups of youth softball players practiced and learned different techniques to improve their skills,which helped them strive to become the next better players in the area.
CUMBERLANDâ€”It was a long, frustrating road trip for South Kingstown Post 39â€™s Junior Legion team as they traveled north on Friday night to Cumberland to take on the Upper Deck/Spinners Post 86/14.
Previously, on Wednesday night, both squads were scheduled to go head-to-head, until the game was postponed due to rain and was rescheduled two nights later at Tucker Field.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”With International soccer and the World Cup coming to a close earlier in the month, soccer fans laced up their cleats to attend some summer camp soccer during Gareth Elliottâ€™s, â€śGoal 4 Rams Soccer Camp.â€ť
During the 45-minute lunch period, kids devoured food as fast as they possibly could, before putting a smile on their faces as they headed back out to the soccer field.
WARWICK- After losing to Warwick Continental just two weeks prior in the District 3 11-year-old All Star Tournament, South Kingstown American had one more chance for revenge in the final game of the tournament. South Kingstown needed to win two games to avenge for their loss and win the entire tournament.
On Sunday at Warwick Field, it was a different game, but the same result for South Kingstown, as they lost to Warwick Continental, 10-2, making Warwick the tournament champions.
CHARIHO- The Chariho 10 -year- old All-Star team enjoyed quite the run in the tournament during this All-Star season. However, unfortunately, the team saw their journey to an All-Star championship end on Saturday morning, when they lost to South Kingstown American in Chariho, 10-4. The loss ended a four game winning streak for the team out of the loserâ€™s bracket, and the team fell one game short of the final round of the District 3 tournament.
Despite the loss, assistant coach Andy Blanchard couldnâ€™t be more proud of his team, and the way they fought throughout the entire playoffs.
NEWPORTâ€”The sun shined down on the baseball diamond Friday night for some New England Collegiate Baseball, as the Ocean State Waves (14-11) wouldnâ€™t have to go that far, traveling east to Newport to take on Southern Division second place Newport Gulls (16-8), for the third showdown of the season in â€śThe Pell Bridge Rivalry.â€ť
Approximately, 2,800 fans crowded the seats to watch the mid-season match-up between the teams. The season series are split down the middle at a game apiece. Last game out, the Waves won a statement game on the road over division-leaderâ€”Plymouth Pilgrims.
WARWICK - The South Kingstown American 11 and under All-Star Team has enjoyed a nice start to the tournament. The team won their first three games against South Kingstown National, Narragansett, and Wickford, quickly becoming recognized as one of the strongest teams in the winners bracket.
However, the team had a big challenge on Sunday afternoon against Warwick Continental, thought to be one of the best teams in the tournament.
NARRAGANSETT - If the Narragansettâ€™s 9 and 10-year-old All-Star Softball team wanted to make a statement in their first game of the District 3 Tournament, it was definitely made on Monday night.
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.