Archive - Jul 2014 - Sports Article
CUMBERLAND-Going into the weekend championship series against Barrington in the Jr. League All-Star State Championship Tournament, Chariho had an undefeated record of 6-0 through the district and state tournaments. With just one more victory, Chariho would win the entire state championship, and would mark one of the most incredible playoff runs in the junior league.
However, there was just one team standing in their way of this incredible accomplishment, and it was Barringtonâs junior league team.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - In the 7th and 8th grade division of the Narragansett Youth Basketballâs Summer League, Chariho Green has enjoyed quite the start to the season. In the teamâs first seven games, they had gone 6-1 and were looking to have a big game against East Greenwich Tuesday night at Christafaro Park in South Kingstown.
Chariho Green came out and made a statement against East Greenwich, winning big, 54-28.
NARRAGANSETTâOn Friday, a combined group of just under 4,000 walkers, runners, and wheelchair participants were brought together for a special Rhode Island tradition of the Blessing of The Fleet Road Race, which began at the Narragansett Pier School and finished at Veteransâ Memorial Park by Narragansett Town beach.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN- On a beautiful summer day under the bright sun at Old Mountain Field, young girls hustled to field groundballs during the Ocean State Waves summer softball camp.
Last Monday, groups of youth softball players practiced and learned different techniques to improve their skills,which helped them strive to become the next better players in the area.
CUMBERLANDâIt was a long, frustrating road trip for South Kingstown Post 39âs Junior Legion team as they traveled north on Friday night to Cumberland to take on the Upper Deck/Spinners Post 86/14.
Previously, on Wednesday night, both squads were scheduled to go head-to-head, until the game was postponed due to rain and was rescheduled two nights later at Tucker Field.
NARRAGANSETTâWith International soccer and the World Cup coming to a close earlier in the month, soccer fans laced up their cleats to attend some summer camp soccer during Gareth Elliottâs, âGoal 4 Rams Soccer Camp.â
During the 45-minute lunch period, kids devoured food as fast as they possibly could, before putting a smile on their faces as they headed back out to the soccer field.
WARWICK- After losing to Warwick Continental just two weeks prior in the District 3 11-year-old All Star Tournament, South Kingstown American had one more chance for revenge in the final game of the tournament. South Kingstown needed to win two games to avenge for their loss and win the entire tournament.
On Sunday at Warwick Field, it was a different game, but the same result for South Kingstown, as they lost to Warwick Continental, 10-2, making Warwick the tournament champions.
CHARIHO- The Chariho 10 -year- old All-Star team enjoyed quite the run in the tournament during this All-Star season. However, unfortunately, the team saw their journey to an All-Star championship end on Saturday morning, when they lost to South Kingstown American in Chariho, 10-4. The loss ended a four game winning streak for the team out of the loserâs bracket, and the team fell one game short of the final round of the District 3 tournament.
Despite the loss, assistant coach Andy Blanchard couldnât be more proud of his team, and the way they fought throughout the entire playoffs.
NEWPORTâThe sun shined down on the baseball diamond Friday night for some New England Collegiate Baseball, as the Ocean State Waves (14-11) wouldnât have to go that far, traveling east to Newport to take on Southern Division second place Newport Gulls (16-8), for the third showdown of the season in âThe Pell Bridge Rivalry.â
Approximately, 2,800 fans crowded the seats to watch the mid-season match-up between the teams. The season series are split down the middle at a game apiece. Last game out, the Waves won a statement game on the road over division-leaderâPlymouth Pilgrims.
WARWICK - The South Kingstown American 11 and under All-Star Team has enjoyed a nice start to the tournament. The team won their first three games against South Kingstown National, Narragansett, and Wickford, quickly becoming recognized as one of the strongest teams in the winners bracket.
However, the team had a big challenge on Sunday afternoon against Warwick Continental, thought to be one of the best teams in the tournament.