Archive - Jul 2013 - Sports Article
JOHNSTONâ€”No one ever wants to lose.
If you have to though, youâ€™d like to think it would be the way South Kingstown Post 39 fell in Mondayâ€™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.
Results organized by paper:
Place, name, town, time
NARRAGANSETT â€“ 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 Clubâ€™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.
It began as a simple road race 41 years ago.
Since then the Narragansett Lions Clubâ€™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 Blessingâ€™s 42nd running takes place.
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.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ 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 Greenwichâ€™s matchup versus Prout.
More bodies means fresher legs, which generally produces better results in sports, especially later in games.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ 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.