Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
NEWPORTâ€”Things started to heat up in the New England Collegiate Baseball League earlier this week as the Newport Gulls claimed second place in the Southern Division, meaning the third place Ocean State Waves would have to travel to Newport to begin the opening divisional-round of the playoffs.
For a league that is commonly recognized to many people as the second-best summer collegiate league in the nation, it sure looked that way this past week during the first round playoffs with the new-look Rhode Island NECBL playoff rivalry stirring up.
EAST PROVIDENCEâ€”Competitive high school golfers participated in the 93rd annual Rhode Island Junior Amateur Golf Tournament at Metacomet Country Club in East Providence on Tuesday, with a chance to boost their confidence and try to advance to the next round of play.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN- Itâ€™s almost football season, and every Ram fan in the entire state is looking forward to when the University of Rhode Island first takes the field in the season opener against Marshall on Sept. 6. However, until the game, the team must put in the hard work in the summer to improve as a team and begin a new season of URI football.
This past Sunday, on URIâ€™s practice field, the Rams kicked off a new era in the first training camp under new head coach Jim Fleming.
NARRAGANSETT - On Tuesday night, East Greenwich and Chariho met in the Narragansett Youth Summer Basketball League in the 7th and 8th grade division in a critical late-season game. With the playoffs approaching, it was a game to help either team gain some momentum heading into the post season.
East Greenwich defeated Chariho White, 43-16, cruising to the easy victory at Christofaro Park.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - In sports, sometimes, itâ€™s not all about wins and losses, or who made the game-winning plays. Itâ€™s the sacrifices and the commitments people make off the field and to other organizations that really make sports something special.
NEWPORTâ€” The playoff race heated up last Friday night in the Pell Bridge series season finale between the Ocean State Waves and the Newport Gulls in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, with the Waves coming away on top, 11-4, ending the Gullsâ€™ six-game winning streak in the process.
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 Barringtonâ€™s junior league team.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - In the 7th and 8th grade division of the Narragansett Youth Basketballâ€™s Summer League, Chariho Green has enjoyed quite the start to the season. In the teamâ€™s 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.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”On 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.