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Rhody football going all in

August 15, 2013

KINGSTON — Rhode Island football coach Joe Trainer isn’t a poker player, but when he was trying to come up with a theme for the 2013 campaign following an embarrassing, winless 2012 season, he was immediately drawn to poker.
“Every year we try to come up with a mantra,” Trainer said after Saturday’s first scrimmage of training camp. “It’s human nature when you’re not having success – trying to make it a monetary analysis – you cash out. In society you don’t double down when you’re not having success.

ON THE EDGE: English finishes in first

August 15, 2013

Conditions could not have been better for the Narrow River ESA SUP Race Series No. 2, held this past Sunday at Narrow River.
Racers from as far away as Utah competed, as well as some very fast Bay Staters, who travelled to challenge the local competitors.
Race Director Jason Considine of Narrow River Kayak plotted out an entirely new course for this 4.5-mile race, which directed competitors north up the river, into a small inlet, and then back out again.

Coach Tuoni leaving SK

August 15, 2013

For the past 26 years Joel Tuoni has spent his time coaching girls basketball and softball at various high schools throughout the state.
He has been in charge of both programs at South Kingstown High School – his alma mater as a graduate of the class of 1982 – for the last decade but as Tuoni said by phone Tuesday morning, “life’s about changes.”
Tuoni will not be returning to coach the Rebels this season as he is planning to move to Florida to finish up his bachelor’s degree.

Offense proved to be difference for Coventry 13s

August 8, 2013

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Coventry Babe Ruth 13-year-old all-stars won the state title with its deep pitching staff.
Coventry won the New England title with its potent lineup.
After scoring only 33 runs in their four games at McCarthy Field to win the state title, Coventry scored 36 runs in its two games Thursday night to defeat Plymouth, Mass. and claim the state title. Couple that performance with Coventry’s 14 runs in an elimination game against Westfield, Mass. the day before and it becomes clear whey Coventry is headed to Williston, N.D. for the Babe Ruth World Series.

Coventry 13s claims New England title

August 8, 2013

MANCHESTER, N.H. — It took a year long than they’d hope it would take, but the all-stars from Coventry can finally call themselves New England champions.
After falling short of their goal of going to Williamsport, Penn. for last year’s Little League World Series, Coventry’s top baseball players grew a year old and a year wiser and added a little more talent and won another state title.
Coventry’s New England title dream was derailed by Plymouth, Mass. in the winners’ bracket final, but the Babe Ruth 13-year-old all-stars came back with a vengeance Thursday night at Gill Stadium.

ON THE EDGE: Ozone Classic runs smoothly

August 8, 2013

It is not possible to imagine a surfing contest running off as perfectly as the 2013 Ozone Classic.
There was great organization, cloudless sunny skies, warm air and water temperatures, and excellent surf.

Guard Games under new magagement

August 8, 2013

GALILEE – It has become a mainstay at southern Rhode Island beaches for more than 30 years.
Every year in early August, teams of lifeguards from beaches such as Narragansett, Scarborough, Westerly and East Matunuck come together for the annual Rhode Island Lifeguard Tournament, a weeklong competition in a series of events that test and showcase the lifeguarding skills.

Players made first season a successful one

August 8, 2013

GROTON, CONN—The Ocean State Waves’ players proved this season that those who make the biggest difference are the ones on the field.
Ignoring the uncertainty that emerged with the unexpected termination of manager Phil Davidson 30 games into the season would be like ignoring the elephant in the room.
Rian McCarthy – who managed the team for the remainder of the season – and his staff did an admirable job afterwards but to suddenly lose the leader of a team midway through your first season of existence could understandably be unnerving for 19 to 22-year old adults.

Tough finish for SK’s Bartolotta

August 8, 2013

RUMFORD—Some days you just don’t have it and unfortunately for South Kingstown senior Mia Bartolotta Wednesday was one of those days.
“I know I could have played a lot better today and it just wasn’t my day,” she said. “[Ashley Roggero] had phenomenal day and I’m really proud of her.”
After taking the top seed heading into the match play portion of the inaugural Girls Junior Amateur Championship Monday at Agawam Hunt, Bartolotta was decidedly upset by Roggero 8 and 7.

Wickford falls in state finals

August 8, 2013

BRISTOL – The ride finally came to an end for the Wickford 11-Year Old All-Stars at Veterans Park in Bristol last Thursday evening.
While Cumberland American may have hoisted the state championship banner at the end of the night, one thing was clear; no matter what, baseball was still in the future for the Wickford 11-Year Old All-Stars.
“First thing Nick Sacchetti said [after the game] was ‘Wiffleball tomorrow?’” said Wickford manager Joe Walsh. “That’s all we care about. As long as we’re doing something baseball oriented, we’re having fun.”

 

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