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’Gansett going forward without Gee at the helm

July 18, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – Changes are on the horizon for the Narragansett High School boys basketball program.
Come next winter, not only will the Mariners be adjusting to a new lineup after losing key contributors from last year’s playoff squad, but they will be doing so while adjusting to a new head coach as David Gee has left the program after six seasons.
It is an adjustment process, however, that is already well underway as Narragansett is now five games into their summer season, once again playing in the high school summer league at Christofaro Park.

NK playing host to summer league

July 18, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN—It’s the league that almost wasn’t.
For the better part of the last decade, every summer the Community College of Rhode Island has hosted a league for Rhode Island girls high school basketball programs to help them stay in shape and keep their skills honed during the offseason.
It was a tradition that was set to continue in 2013, but once former head coach Kate Lynch left the CCRI program in early June, with no one to run the league, the school pulled the plug just two weeks before play was set to begin.

‘Wave’ of change for Ocean State

July 18, 2013

WAKEFIELD—If there’s one thing that should not be lost amidst the unexpected termination of manager Phil Davidson it’s this; the Ocean State Waves are playing good baseball.
The Waves may be just four games into the Rian McCarthy era – one officially as of Tuesday’s 6-5 victory over the Sanford Mainers at Old Mountain Field – but the change has had little effect on the field as Ocean State won its third straight.

Ocean State Waves fire manager Davidson

July 18, 2013

WAKEFIELD–Only 30 games into the franchise’s first season the Ocean State Waves have fired manager Phil Davidson.
“The Ocean State Waves (OSW) announced today that on July 13, 2013, Jeff Sweenor, owner of OSW, terminated the employment of Phil Davidson as OSW’s head coach and manager,” the team said in a press release Tuesday. “Mr. Davidson’s duties are now being handled by OSW’s assistant coach, Rian McCarthy.”

WEB EXCLUSIVE: End of the road for Wickford 12's

July 11, 2013

Last summer the Wickford 11-Year Old All-Stars were involved in two of the most exciting games in the District 3 Tournament regardless of age level – albeit both in losing efforts.
After running the table in the winners bracket they faced off against Chariho only one win away from winning the district.
At the time Wickford coach Ryan Gwaltney called the first game of the district finals “a rollercoaster” and it might have been an understatement in retrospect.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Early deficit ends SK National's tournament

July 3, 2013

It became their M.O. for the tournament. For their third straight game, the South Kingstown National 11/12-Year Old All-Stars came out and spotted their opponent a big lead in the early innings. Unfortunately, the SK bats went cold after they fell behind early on Tuesday night and they dropped a 9-2 decision to Warwick West Side.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: SK American 12's keep title hopes alive

July 3, 2013

After a tough loss to East Greenwich in the second round of the 11/12-Year Old All-Star District 3 tournament last Sunday, the SK American baseball team came out swinging on Tuesday night, putting a 16-4, four inning hurt on Westerly to keep their title hopes alive.
“We took it right to them,” said Americans manager Ken Munroe. “All the kids hit.
“…They were in the zone for hitting yesterday.”

'LV's' big day powers Coventry National past NK

July 3, 2013

COVENTRY—After watching three strikes go by in his first at-bat 11-year Loren Vaughn wasn’t about to make the same mistake twice at Paine Field Tuesday.
“It’s just that the first time up I was nervous,” the Coventry American center fielder said.
After that it was pretty clear nerves were no longer a factor.
Vaughn hit three home runs in his final three at-bats – including two in the third inning and a grand slam in the fourth – and recorded nine RBI as Coventry National walloped North Kingstown 22-0 in the consolation bracket of the 12-Year Old All-Stars District 3 Tournament.

Murphy selected in second round of NBA Draft

July 3, 2013

When training camps open in the fall, South Kingstown native Erik Murphy will be looking to pull off a feat very few Rhode Islanders have; become just the seventh player from the Union’s smallest state – and first from South County – to play in the NBA.
Murphy – along with Providence native Ricky Ledo, the 40th overall pick – will be looking to join the likes of Marvin Barnes, Ernie Calverly, Ernie DiGregorio, Tom Garrick, Joe Hassett and Owen Wells after being selected by the Chicago Bulls in the second round, 49th overall, in last Thursday’s NBA Draft.

SK American 10's unbeaten, National and ’Gansett still alive

July 3, 2013

Thanks to an eight-run third inning the South Kingstown American 9/10-Year Old All-Stars are in the District 3 Winners Bracket finals.
SK American scored a 16-3 victory in four innings over South Kingstown National Sunday at Tuckertown Park and will now host Warwick Continental Saturday at 10 a.m. with a berth to the district championship on the line.
“When you stay in the winners bracket you get more rest for your pitchers,” American coach Dave Palazzetti said. “It is helpful to get out of the blocks quickly.”

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