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Husband and wife track duo go global

August 22, 2013

And to think, it almost did not happen.
It was by chance that Janet Freniere’s track career started. Sure, her husband Al had been a long time track and field coach and was an avid runner, competing in a number of meets annually, but Janet was not one for athletics. She had not even given them much time or thought since her formative years, even if she was the fastest girl in her class.

Chariho ready for some football

August 22, 2013

WOOD RIVER JCT. – For some, the arrival of August comes with the dread of summer coming to an end.
For the hopefuls of the 2013 Chariho High School football team, however, August comes with the excitement of putting on the pads and getting back out on the field.
“If you’re a football coach and for these kids as football player, this is what you wait for,” Chariho coach Mike Kelly said after the team’s practice Tuesday morning. “At some point in the summer, in June and July, they enjoy themselves, but when August comes, they all start to know, ‘Let’s get ready to go.’

Local players leading URI football team this season

August 22, 2013

KINGSTON—For University of Rhode Island senior quarterback Bob Bentsen this is his last chance to make a positive impact before he exits the program.
It’s the type of pressure any starting quarterback coming off a winless season would feel but for Bentsen – who grew up in Warwick – it means a little bit more being a local guy.
“We want to play well for the state,” Bentsen says. “We’ve had a couple bad seasons and just to go out as winners and lay down the foundation [for the future] would be something special.”

At EWG, upperclassmen are helping new players

August 22, 2013

WEST GREENWICH—Monday was a good day for the Exeter-West Greenwich football team as it marked the first practice of the season for the Knights.
“It felt really good to be out there,” EWG coach Jim Alves says. “The kids have worked hard in the offseason. Many of the kids that are coming back are seniors that are good leaders that have been with the program for the past three years.”

Skippers start practice

August 22, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—For the first time in a long time the North Kingstown football team’s season ended on a high note with a win over rival South Kingstown on Thanksgiving Day.
While it counted for just one win in the standings, the true value of that victory was apparent Monday when the Skippers held their first practice of the fall.
“It’s a huge confidence booster,” senior Nick Chevalier said of last year’s win over SK. “It’s made everyone work that much harder to get to that level of play every game.”

North Kingstown returned to play in summer league

August 22, 2013

WEST WARWICK – When the dead of summer sets in, the idea of ice hockey has a tendency to be far from the mind.
For the members of the North Kingstown High hockey team, however, it is was out of the heat and back to the cool of the rink as they once again took part in the Rhode Island Summer Hockey League.
It was a season that came to a close last Thursday, as the Skippers were defeated 7-4 by East Greenwich High at Margiera Rink in West Warwick.

URI football team proves they’re winners before season even begins

August 22, 2013

KINGSTON—The University of Rhode Island football team didn’t win a game last season and there’s no guarantee they’ll win one this time around.
Regardless of how many victories the Rams finish with on the field, the boys in Keaney Blue have already clinched a winning season.

Evan Huddon has undergone nearly twice as many surgeries as he is years old.
When the 13-year-old boy from Warwick was born he was diagnosed with Spina Bifida – when the spinal cord does not full develop – and has subsequently been bound to a wheelchair.

Rebels getting down to business

August 22, 2013

WAKEFIELD – The time has come for Rhode Island high school football teams to begin their annual journey towards a Super Bowl championship as Monday marked day one of fall interscholastic sports practices.
At South Kingstown High School, the Rebels did not let the chaos and excitement of being back distract from getting right to work as they took to the field for the first time with just three weeks until their season opening injury fund contest.

Mariners excited for new season to get underway

August 22, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – For adults, the approach of Labor Day usually comes with the anticipation of a three-day weekend and possibly one last vacation before the weather turns.
For local youths, it signifies something worse; the end of summer vacation.
For the 53 students hoping to suit up for Narragansett High School this fall, the silver lining is that at least the end of summer means football is back.

Barters enjoying journey together

August 15, 2013

COVENTRY — Mark Barter has been coaching his 13-year-old son, Joey Barter, for over six years, but the highest point of their baseball relationship and one of the lowest points of their time together in baseball took place in the span of 48 hours.
The Coventry Babe Ruth 13-year-old all-stars had just dropped a 13-7 decision to Plymouth, Mass. in the New England winners’ bracket final in Manchester, N.H. Mark Barter had to drive back to Coventry to work the next day, while Joey was staying in the team hotel.

 

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