Archive - Jul 18, 2013
CHARIHO â€” The journey ended far earlier than anyone associated with the Chariho Major Division all-star team wouldâ€™ve hoped.
Chariho, which came out of the losersâ€™ bracket last year to claim the District 3 title on its way to the 11-year-old state title, entered the Major Division tournament as the favorite, but the kids from Dow Field were knocked into the losersâ€™ bracket by eventual District 3 champion Coventry American.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ It was a tale of two teams for the South Kingstown National 11-Year Old All-Stars last week. After dropping their first game of the District 3 tournament in a runaway against Warwick Continental on Tuesday, the team came back on Thursday and did the same to their opponent, taking down East Greenwich by a score of 11-2 at Tuckertown Park.
EXETERâ€”After a dramatic, extra innings victory over a scrappy Chariho squad the Exeter-West Greenwich Junior Little League All-Stars are joining the senior team in the state tournament.
Tyler Lynchâ€™s run in the top of the eighth inning proved to be the difference as EWG escaped with a 4-3 victory in the District 3 Championship Monday at Wawaloam Field.
â€śThat was a terrific game,â€ť EWG coach Jack Kaveny said. â€śIf youâ€™re going to have a championship game, thatâ€™s the kind of game you want where itâ€™s in doubt and close the whole way.â€ť
After a lopsided game between the East Greenwich and Exeter-West Greenwich Senior Little League All-Stars last Thursday the two teams returned to action Friday for what turned into a back-and-forth championship battle.
The two teams alternated leads at Wawaloam Field all game but ultimately EWG emerged with a 12-8 victory and the District 3 Championship banner.
â€śIt was a very good game,â€ť East Greenwich coach Eric Barnes said by phone Wednesday. â€śA lot of offense.â€ť
COVENTRY â€” Strong pitching and solid defense were the two reasons the Wickford and Coventry American 10/11-year-old all-stars reached Sundayâ€™s District 3 winnersâ€™ bracket final.
Wickford, after an ugly first inning where two hits, a walk and an error allowed American to open the scoring, continued to pitch and defend well.
NARRAGANSETT â€“ 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 yearâ€™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.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâ€”Itâ€™s the league that almost wasnâ€™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.