Archive - Jul 2013 - Sports Article
CHARIHO â The journey ended far earlier than anyone associated with the Chariho Major Division all-star team wouldâve 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.
EXETERâAfter 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 Lynchâs 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.
âThat was a terrific game,â EWG coach Jack Kaveny said. âIf youâre going to have a championship game, thatâs the kind of game you want where itâs in doubt and close the whole way.â
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.
âIt was a very good game,â East Greenwich coach Eric Barnes said by phone Wednesday. âA lot of offense.â
COVENTRY â Strong pitching and solid defense were the two reasons the Wickford and Coventry American 10/11-year-old all-stars reached Sundayâs 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 yearâs 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 KINGSTOWNâItâs the league that almost wasnât.
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.
WAKEFIELDâIf thereâs one thing that should not be lost amidst the unexpected termination of manager Phil Davidson itâs this; the Ocean State Waves are playing good baseball.
The Waves may be just four games into the Rian McCarthy era â one officially as of Tuesdayâs 6-5 victory over the Sanford Mainers at Old Mountain Field â but the change has had little effect on the field as Ocean State won its third straight.
WAKEFIELDâOnly 30 games into the franchiseâs first season the Ocean State Waves have fired manager Phil Davidson.
âThe Ocean State Waves (OSW) announced today that on July 13, 2013, Jeff Sweenor, owner of OSW, terminated the employment of Phil Davidson as OSWâs head coach and manager,â the team said in a press release Tuesday. âMr. Davidsonâs duties are now being handled by OSWâs assistant coach, Rian McCarthy.â
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 â 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 âa rollercoasterâ and it might have been an understatement in retrospect.