Archive - 2013
NARRAGANSETT â€” Champlinâ€™s Marina on Block Island lost its second round with the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), when the council upheld its 2011 decision Monday to deny Champlinâ€™s application for docking expansion.
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NARRAGANSETT- The Narragansett Zoning Board recently granted permission to the owner of an Ocean Road home, built in error on the neighboring property, to move the home to its proper location.
Following a public hearing in May and decision approving the move in June, the zoning board sent notification dated Aug. 14 to Robert Lamoureux, the owner of 1440 Ocean Road, indicating that he would be permitted to move the home pending Coastal Resources Management Council approval.
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Itâ€™s relatively easy to measure the progress the Coventry hockey team made the during the Rhode Island Summer Hockey League season.
In their first game of the season the Oakers were beaten 5-1 by Bishop Hendricken. The two teams met again in the semifinals Sunday night in Smithfield and the young Oakers gave a better account of themselves.
COVENTRY â€” Every offensive play the Coventry football worked on during the preseason last year went for naught when, after the Oakers were humbled in a non-league game by North Kingstown, Coventry coach Gerry Zannella eschewed the passing game in favor of the single wing out of self perseveration.
That shouldn't be the case this year as the Oakers enter the new season with a new quarterback and a new mindset. Junior Joe Foley, who quarterbacked the Oakers' JV team last year, will be the signal caller this season.
The Coventry Babe Ruth 13-year-old all-stars had already qualified for the single-elimination portion of the World Series, but the 13 kids didnâ€™t know that.
Coventry coach Mark Barter elected not to tell his team prior to Wednesdayâ€™s final pool play game against Tualatin Hills, Oregon that the team had already qualified because he wanted the team to shoot for the American Divisionâ€™s No. 2 seed, which would put Coventry on the other side of the bracket from El Segundo, Calif.
KINGSTONâ€”University of Rhode Island junior Cassie Catlow, of North Kingstown, has racked up a number of honors in her years skating for the Rams but recently she picked up by far her most prestigous.
For her play and demeanor on the ice Catlow has been named the 2013 American Collegiate Hockey Association Zoe Harris Player of the Year, an award which annually reccognizes the top player among the associationsâ€™ 48 club hockey teams.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”First impressions are everything, especially for a new coach.
When Abby Hummel took the job coaching the Narragansett girls volleyball team last spring she knew sheâ€™d need to implement her expectations from day one when the fall season rolled around.
â€śMy style is coming back from my high school style. I had really, really great coaches there that brought the basics back, the long hours and the hard work back and being accountable for everything you do,â€ť says Hummel, a graduate of Toll Gate High School.
A coaching change is never easy.
Replacing a highly successful coach who has established a long tradition of winning and shaped a program into one of the stateâ€™s elite is even more difficult.
That was the challenge for the Prout Schoolâ€™s athletic department this summer after it was determined longtime volleyball coach Dan Greene would not be with the program this fall.
EAST GREENWICHâ€”Youâ€™re not likely going to find too many football players that are more polished in Division III than East Greenwich seniors Carney Crawford and Andrew Miner.
Crawford was one of the best running backs around last season and rushed for nearly 2,000 yards in helping the Avengers reach the D-III Super B0owl.
Equally important along the way was Miner, a quarterback who can make all the throws and adeptly pick apart a defense.
And to think, it almost did not happen.
It was by chance that Janet Freniereâ€™s track career started. Sure, her husband Al had been a long time track and field coach and was an avid runner, competing in a number of meets annually, but Janet was not one for athletics. She had not even given them much time or thought since her formative years, even if she was the fastest girl in her class.