January 4th, 2013
KINGSTON â€“ How it looked didnâ€™t matter to Dan Hurley. He didnâ€™t care about the 25.8 percent shooting in the first half, the halftime score that only would be a shootout if it was played next door at Meade Stadium, or having his No. 2 scorer put up a goose egg for the first time in two years.
The aesthetics of the University of Rhode Island menâ€™s basketball teamâ€™s play this season isnâ€™t a priority.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4
Brown at URI, 7 p.m.
Chariho at Central Falls, 7 p.m.
Hope at Coventry, 7 p.m.
East Greenwich at Davies, 6:15 p.m.
Cranston East at South Kingstown, 7 p.m.
Prout at North Providence, 7 p.m.
Tiverton at West Warwick, 7 p.m.
Chariho at Exeter-West Greenwich, 7 p.m.
Prout at Narragansett, 7 p.m.
North Kingstown at Lincoln School, 5 p.m.
South Kingstown at Westerly, 7 p.m.
West Warwick at Toll Gate, 7 p.m.
East Greenwich vs. Toll Gate at Thayer Ice Arena, 8:30 p.m.
BLOCK ISLAND â€“ Passenger ticket prices on the Block Island Ferry could increase beginning this Memorial Day.
Interstate Navigation, the company that operates the Block Island Ferry recently filed a request with state regulators to raise passenger ticket prices by about 8 percent in the coming year on traditional â€śslowâ€ť ferries to account for rising fuel costs and upgrades to its fleet.
The New London, Conn.-based company would also eliminate a same-day travel discount and a discount for Block Island residents, but it plans to offer significantly lower rates to transport vehicles.
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ South County Hospital recently received a hospital safety score rating of â€śA,â€ť one of only two hospitals to earn the highest ranking in Rhode Island.
The Leapfrog Group, an independent, non-profit healthcare transparency advocacy group, assessed the hospitalâ€™s performance based on national performance measures.
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
By THE STANDARD STAFF
PROVIDENCE â€“ Four North Kingstown boys track team members put themselves in the school record books last Saturday.
Competing in the Fourth Annual Rhode Island Classic at the Providence Career and Technical Academy, the Skippersâ€™ 4x800 relay team of juniors Zach Emrich, Dallin Smith and sophomore Ian Connors finished in 8 minutes, 13.49 seconds, beating the team from Massepequa (Mass.) by nearly 10 seconds.
Stewart ran the first leg, followed by Smith and Connors with Emrich anchoring the team.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3
URI at Northeastern, 7 p.m.
Barrington at Exeter-West Greenwich, 7 p.m.
Narragansett at Lincoln, 7 p.m.
Classical at North Kingstown, 7 p.m.
Toll Gate vs. South Kingstown at Tootell Aquatics Centre, 3:30 p.m.
Woonsocket at Coventry, 7 p.m.
Ponaganset at Narragansett, 7 p.m.
Johnston, Middletown at South Kingstown, 5 p.m.
West Warwick at Smithfield, 7 p.m.
WEST WARWICK â€“ Narragansett boys hockey coach Chris Lussier had seven simple words for his team moments before the start of Wednesdayâ€™s game against undefeated West Warwick/Exeter-West Greenwich.
â€śMake them beat you,â€ť he said, â€śfive on five.â€ť
The message went unheard.
West Warwick/Exeter-West Greenwich converted three power plays in the first two periods into three quick goals while the Mariners converted only one all game â€“ and it came when things were well in hand - in the Knight-Wizardsâ€™ 4-1 win Wednesday at Magiera Memorial Ice Rink Wednesday night.