August 8th, 2013
GROTON, CONNâThe Ocean State Wavesâ players proved this season that those who make the biggest difference are the ones on the field.
Ignoring the uncertainty that emerged with the unexpected termination of manager Phil Davidson 30 games into the season would be like ignoring the elephant in the room.
Rian McCarthy â who managed the team for the remainder of the season â and his staff did an admirable job afterwards but to suddenly lose the leader of a team midway through your first season of existence could understandably be unnerving for 19 to 22-year old adults.
RUMFORDâSome days you just donât have it and unfortunately for South Kingstown senior Mia Bartolotta Wednesday was one of those days.
âI know I could have played a lot better today and it just wasnât my day,â she said. â[Ashley Roggero] had phenomenal day and Iâm really proud of her.â
After taking the top seed heading into the match play portion of the inaugural Girls Junior Amateur Championship Monday at Agawam Hunt, Bartolotta was decidedly upset by Roggero 8 and 7.
BRISTOL â The ride finally came to an end for the Wickford 11-Year Old All-Stars at Veterans Park in Bristol last Thursday evening.
While Cumberland American may have hoisted the state championship banner at the end of the night, one thing was clear; no matter what, baseball was still in the future for the Wickford 11-Year Old All-Stars.
âFirst thing Nick Sacchetti said [after the game] was âWiffleball tomorrow?ââ said Wickford manager Joe Walsh. âThatâs all we care about. As long as weâre doing something baseball oriented, weâre having fun.â
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.