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Gordon Greene forfeits playoffs

July 31, 2013

The Gordon Greene Post 27 American Legion baseball team has seen their share of success of late, with multiple trips to the Final Four in recent years. There was different “four” of note this summer, however. That being the total number of wins the team amassed over the course of a disappointing 2013 season, which came to an end last week.
After a 4-18 regular season, Greene qualified for the playoffs as the 14 seed. Set to play East Bay-Riverside Post 10 in a play-in game last Thursday, Greene forfeited the contest, ending their season.

Kershaw ready for some football

July 31, 2013

JOHNSTON—As one door closes, another opens for Narragansett’s Jimmy Kershaw.
The now former Mariner saw his baseball career come to a close Monday at Johnston War Memorial Park but he’ll have little time to think about the end of what had been a great run on the diamond.
Saturday Kershaw will head to training camp as he begins a new chapter in his life as a member of the University of Rhode Island football team.

South Kingstown Post 39 fought to the end

July 31, 2013

JOHNSTON—No one ever wants to lose.
If you have to though, you’d like to think it would be the way South Kingstown Post 39 fell in Monday’s best-of-three series finale with Hurd Auto Mall-Post 88 in the second round of the American Legion Baseball playoffs at Johnston War Memorial Park.
Post 39 erased a three-run deficit in the top of the ninth but ultimately could not complete the improbable comeback as SK lost 6-5 on a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Blessing of the Fleet Local Results

July 31, 2013

Results organized by paper:

CHARIHO TIMES

LOCAL FINISHERS
Place, name, town, time

Alexander takes home top place in first Blessing

July 31, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – With the rains that plagued the start of the walkers race an hour before having subsided, the perfect backdrop had been set for the 42nd running of the Narragansett Lions Club’s Blessing of the Fleet Road Race Friday evening.
The race lived up to the perfect conditions left by the earlier weather as Sam Alexander of Waterford, Conn. commanded the race nearly the entire way, edging out Bishop Hendricken graduate Brian Doyle for the win, completing the 10-mile course in a time of 51:12.

Blessing of the Fleet road race slated for Friday

July 25, 2013

It began as a simple road race 41 years ago.
Since then the Narragansett Lions Club’s annual Blessing of the Fleet Road Race has become not just one of the most recognized races in New England, but also one of the signature events in the state of Rhode Island. On Friday, it is a legacy that will be furthered when the Blessing’s 42nd running takes place.

ON THE EDGE: Surf kicks up for Second Beach contest

July 25, 2013

Sometimes things just fall into place.
This is the best way to describe what happened for the Eastern Surfing Association New England Summer Surfing Championships that ran this past Saturday at Second Beach in Middletown.
For the entire previous week, the surf was hopelessly flat and the surf zone at Second Beach was riddled with an odd form of sea life that resembled small, biting insects.
On the morning of the contest, the winds went strong onshore, kicking up a solid head high swell and blowing away all of the unwanted sea pests from the line-up.

Crusaders held on for win over EG

July 25, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Summer League is always a little different.
Different players. Different atmosphere. A chance to try different things.
It should not be surprising then that something considered an advantage in a normal game might turn out to be a disadvantage, as was the case Tuesday night in East Greenwich’s matchup versus Prout.
More bodies means fresher legs, which generally produces better results in sports, especially later in games.

Will to win leads SK past Coventry

July 25, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN – When it comes to summer league, it is not always the final score that matters. Coaches will say that the summer is more about their players developing their skills and learning to play better as a team.
Yet, even if getting the win is not the priority, the will to win usually seems to kick in, as was the case Tuesday night when South Kingstown put the hammer down on Coventry for a 31-22 win.

Waves leave Schooners shipwrecked

July 25, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Old Mountain field has seen its share of firework displays over the years but after the first inning of Wednesday’s Ocean State Waves game the fans on hand seemed to be in store for quite a show.
Ocean State and the visiting Mystic Schooners combined for five runs and five extra base hits in the opening frame alone.
The wind ultimately let out of the Schooners sails though, and the Waves kept rolling as Ocean State went on for a 9-4 victory Wednesday.

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