July 25th, 2013
WICKFORD â A baseball force is brewing in Wickford and it comes in the form of the townâs 11-Year Old All-Star Little League team.
The team dominated once again last Friday night as they defeated Warwick Continental 10-0 in five innings in the championship game of the District 3 Tournament at Wilson Park.
âTough to put into words, really. Awful proud of these guys,â said Wickford manager Joe Walsh. âJust a lot of work and they all just came together.
ââŠDistrict Championship? 10-0? Iâll take that every day of the week.â
NARRAGANSETTâIn each of the past few seasons the North Kingstown boys basketball team has lost strong players to graduation but had enough veterans return to stay amongst the stateâs elite programs.
This summer, however, has marked the beginning of a drastic change for long-time coach Aaron Thomas and his Skippers.
North graduated the top seven players from its rotation this spring and have had to rely on lesser-used reserves from last season in Grant Gillis, Jake Mansfield, Matt Madoian and Chris Lenox.
Despite his teamâs 2-5 record Chariho coach Corey Downey feels his squad is right where it needs to be in the Narragansett Summer Boys Basketball League to see success this winter.
âThis summer hasnât really been about wins, itâs been about figuring out what our strengths and weaknesses are offensively and defensively,â Downey said. âWeâre just continuing to play hard and play good defense whatever it is at that time whether it is man or zone.
WEST WARWICK â The West Warwick Post Two American Legion baseball team desperately needed to win Tuesdayâs regular-season finale against Gordon Greene to avoid playing in the single-elimination round of the upcoming Legion playoffs.
Of course, they didnât expect to win the game in the manner they did.
WEST WARWICK â It is one of the oldest clichĂ©s in the game of baseball; âItâs not a sprint, itâs a marathon.â
It is also a clichĂ© that may end up defining the summer of 2013 for the South Kingstown Post 39 baseball team.
After struggling early in the season â opening up with a 3-9 record â Post 39 turned it on over the final eight days of the regular season to roll into the playoffs as one of the hottest teams in the league.
SK went 6-3 in that span, which culminated with their 6-5 win over West Warwick Post Two on Monday night at McCarthy Field.
Narragansettâs Fred Bartlett proved beyond a doubt that is he one of the greatest athletes to come out of South County this past weekend.
He accomplished a rare feat in the highly competitive world of triathlons, winning the menâs overall title in back to back contests that featured world-class athletes.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâWhen the streak of state championships finally ended for the South Kingstown boys tennis team this spring initially there was shock.
Of course, how could there not be?
The Rebels entered the 2013 season having won 14 Division I Championships in a row only to see their run end with a late May loss to LaSalle in the semifinals.
Saturday â nearly two months after the end of the streak â former SK players from nearly the past two decades gathered at the tennis courts at Broad Middle School for the inaugural Alumni Doubles Tournament.