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August 8th, 2013
EAST PROVIDENCEâFollowing this springâs RIIL Girls Golf Championship South Kingstownâs Mia Bartolotta was devastated.
Then a junior, Bartolotta was tied for the lead at the turn at Point Judith Country Club before a tough back nine forced her to settle for sixth.
âJust thinking about it I want to cry because I know I had a chance but then I just lost it,â Bartolotta said of states. âIt was definitely like a head game for me out there.â
EAST PROVIDENCEâAll Corey Zegarzewski could do is wait.
Hours earlier the soon-to-be junior at Chariho High School had turned in his scorecard at the opening round of the 92nd Junior Amateur Championship at Agawam Hunt and he knew his seven-over par 77 put him squarely on the bubble.
âItâs definitely nerve wracking,â he said of waiting to see if heâd make the cut Monday. âI really want to make the championship flight.â
Last summer he had come close to making the top division but fell just shy.
NARRAGANSETT â As many coaches will say, the games were admittedly more about player and team development for coach Corey Downey and the Chariho boys basketball team in the early portion of its Narragansett Summer League schedule.
There comes a time, however, when even summer league games mean just a little bit more and it is time to focus on winning.
MATUNUCKâItâs a sad but true commentary on most memorial races.
âWith most races for people who have passed away what happens is people stop showing up,â veteran race runner Matt Pelletier said.
âPeople have families and you canât make it anymore, your kids have soccer practice and it kind of just trickles away as the field goes from 800 to 500, then the last year you have 100 and it just kind of fades away.â
Rest assured though, the Run4Kerri does not appear to be going anywhere.
GROTON, CONN.âThroughout the New England Collegiate Baseball League season the Ocean State Waves more or less handled the Mystic Schooners.
The Waves took four of six regular season match ups and did so in convincing fashion, outscoring the Schooners 42-15 in the process.
The playoffs are a whole different animal though and as Mondayâs contest proved, the Schooners were a much improved team compared to the one the Waves saw earlier this summer.
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NARRAGANSETT â Even in the dead of summer, when the wins are not necessarily as important, a bitter rivalry will always show through. That was the case on Monday evening when the South and North Kingstown High School boys basketball teams met in the summer league semi-finals at Christofaro Park. The two young teams battled with neither team relenting over the gameâs 40 minutes, but in the end it was North Kingstown running away with a 51-38 victory to advance to the finals.
NARRAGANSETTâBrian Lamendola is what summer league basketball is all about.
After graduating a starting center, point guard and 1,000-point scorer Prout coach Jed OâMalley knew heâd have some holes to fill on this yearâs roster.
That being said, he also knew he had significant pieces returning in Chris DiClemente, Alex DeLuca and Drew Mace â as well as a freshman who already has three Division I scholarship offers before ever playing a high school game in Tomas Murphy.
Four players do not make a team, however, and that is where Lamendola fits in.
NARRAGANSETTâRun! Run! Run!
It was a simple message West Warwick coach Richard Grenier had for his players Wednesday as the Wizards ran, ran, ran past Narragansett for a 57-30 victory in the opening round of the Narragansett Summer League playoffs.
âOur game at West Warwick for as long Iâve been there is to just push the tempo and run as fast we can up the floor,â Grenier said. âWeâve done a very good job of that. Weâve been very consistent with our fast break and weâve been very unselfish the entire summer.â
NARRAGANSETT â Sometimes a team wins in such a dominating fashion that it is hard to put into words. Wednesday night may just have been one of those games for the South Kingstown boys basketball team as it put a 53-37 hurting on Narragansett in the opening round of summer league playoffs at Christofaro Park.
âThey got after it on defense. They followed the game plan and were right on defensively,â said Jeff Wosencroft, assistant coach with the Rebelsâ varsity team during the winter, currently helping with the summer program. âGuys looked like they were having fun out there.