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August 22nd, 2013

Mariners excited for new season to get underway

August 22, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – For adults, the approach of Labor Day usually comes with the anticipation of a three-day weekend and possibly one last vacation before the weather turns.
For local youths, it signifies something worse; the end of summer vacation.
For the 53 students hoping to suit up for Narragansett High School this fall, the silver lining is that at least the end of summer means football is back.

August 15th

Barters enjoying journey together

August 15, 2013

COVENTRY — Mark Barter has been coaching his 13-year-old son, Joey Barter, for over six years, but the highest point of their baseball relationship and one of the lowest points of their time together in baseball took place in the span of 48 hours.
The Coventry Babe Ruth 13-year-old all-stars had just dropped a 13-7 decision to Plymouth, Mass. in the New England winners’ bracket final in Manchester, N.H. Mark Barter had to drive back to Coventry to work the next day, while Joey was staying in the team hotel.

NE champs begin pool play Saturday

August 15, 2013

COVENTRY — The Coventry Babe Ruth 13-year-old all-star team is about to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime road trip full of fun and sightseeing, but the main point of the trip to Williston, N.D. isn’t lost on the players and the coach.
“This is vey exciting. We wanted to do it last year, but now we get to go to North Dakota,” centerfielder Nick D’Ambra said. “We’re nervous and excited. We know all the teams are going to be good, but we also know that we’re good.”

Locals performed well at New Englands for Bluefish

August 15, 2013

Local swimmers Michaela Degnan and Hannah Pariseault each competed earlier this month for the Bluefish Swim Club at the New England Swimming 13-19 Age Group Championships held at Harvard University’s Blodgett Pool in Cambridge, Mass.
Degnan, 14, of Narragansett finished in 10th place overall for the 13 to 14-year-old girls division with 83 total points.
She recorded three victories at the August 1-4 competition, including the girls 100 meter butterfly (1:04.71), 200 fly (2:25.07) and 100 backstroke (1:06.83).

Players take advantage of good conditions on day one

August 15, 2013

CRANSTON—For many of the Southern Rhode Island locals competing in the 82nd Rhode Island Open this week at Alpine Country Club in Cranston, Tuesday’s opening round was unforgiving. And it had nothing to do with the weather.
“It was perfect,” said John Rainone, who plays out of North Kingstown Golf Club. “It wasn’t like it was raining heavy or anything. It was the perfect conditions to play in as you can see from some of the scores.
“You couldn’t ask for an easier day weather-wise to play golf, so no excuses there.”

URI’s Fiorenzano barely makes cut

August 15, 2013

CRANSTON – When the rain came through on Tuesday morning, it made the course soft. Ideal conditions to shoot the number of low scores that adorned the top of the leader board through the opening round of the 82nd Rhode Island Open Championship at Alpine Country Club.
The Sun came out on Wednesday, though, and with it came the wind, which made for a much different story.

Costaregni happy to be playing golf

August 15, 2013

CRANSTON—It was a tough spring for 2013 Prout graduate Matt Costaregni.
An injury during the winter set him back for the start of the season and just as he had returned to the top of his game another one dashed his hopes of an individual state golf title.
“Collar bone, I broke it skiing,” Costaregni said of the injury that plagued him to start the spring. “Then like a week before states I broke my ankle playing basketball and missed two months from that so I’ve really only been back for a month or so.

Player, coach go head-to-head for one final time

August 15, 2013

CRANSTON—After playing in a number of tournaments together this summer Charlie Blanchard and McKinley Slade were once again on the course at the same time Tuesday and Wednesday for the 82nd Rhode Island Open Championships.
Rest assured though, it won’t be the last time the two see each other.
In just a few short weeks Slade – a 2013 graduate of South Kingstown High – will be off to Bryant University to continue his academic and golf career, the latter under Blanchard’s tutelage.

Former NK players lend a hand

August 15, 2013

RUMFORD—Senioritis isn’t an actual medical condition but anyone who has walked the halls of a high school during the spring can tell you that it does in fact exist.
Most seniors spend their last few months of high school counting down the days until graduation and once they’re out, they’re gone.
After four years of linoleum floors, detention slips and research papers the last thing any soon-to-be college freshman wants to do is anything associated with high school.

URI offense searching for right tempo

August 15, 2013

KINGSTON — The beginning of Saturday’s scrimmage exhibited the chicken-or-the-egg conundrum the up-tempo Rhode Island offense faces this season.
The Rams want to run their zone-read attack at a fast pace, but they can’t play fast if they aren’t make plays. However, the Rams make plays when they are moving quickly and keeping the defense off-balance.


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