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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.”

Difficult start for locals at Jr. Am

August 8, 2013

EAST PROVIDENCE—Following this spring’s RIIL Girls Golf Championship South Kingstown’s Mia Bartolotta was devastated.
Then a junior, Bartolotta was tied for the lead at the turn at Point Judith Country Club before a tough back nine forced her to settle for sixth.
“Just thinking about it I want to cry because I know I had a chance but then I just lost it,” Bartolotta said of states. “It was definitely like a head game for me out there.”

Zegarzewski makes championship flight

August 8, 2013

EAST PROVIDENCE—All Corey Zegarzewski could do is wait.
Hours earlier the soon-to-be junior at Chariho High School had turned in his scorecard at the opening round of the 92nd Junior Amateur Championship at Agawam Hunt and he knew his seven-over par 77 put him squarely on the bubble.
“It’s definitely nerve wracking,” he said of waiting to see if he’d make the cut Monday. “I really want to make the championship flight.”
Last summer he had come close to making the top division but fell just shy.

Chariho fell in first round of playoffs

August 8, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – As many coaches will say, the games were admittedly more about player and team development for coach Corey Downey and the Chariho boys basketball team in the early portion of its Narragansett Summer League schedule.
There comes a time, however, when even summer league games mean just a little bit more and it is time to focus on winning.

Road race continues to build

August 8, 2013

MATUNUCK—It’s a sad but true commentary on most memorial races.
“With most races for people who have passed away what happens is people stop showing up,” veteran race runner Matt Pelletier said.
“People have families and you can’t make it anymore, your kids have soccer practice and it kind of just trickles away as the field goes from 800 to 500, then the last year you have 100 and it just kind of fades away.”
Rest assured though, the Run4Kerri does not appear to be going anywhere.

Schooners navigate through Waves

August 8, 2013

GROTON, CONN.—Throughout the New England Collegiate Baseball League season the Ocean State Waves more or less handled the Mystic Schooners.
The Waves took four of six regular season match ups and did so in convincing fashion, outscoring the Schooners 42-15 in the process.
The playoffs are a whole different animal though and as Monday’s contest proved, the Schooners were a much improved team compared to the one the Waves saw earlier this summer.

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