5 THINGS: It's The Freakin' Weekend, About To Have Some Fun!

Plenty of sports, plus Detlef Schrempf, this weekend!

Here are the Five Things for Friday, January 20, 2012, and extending into Saturday and Sunday:

All the women, who independent, throw your hands up at me! Friday night is dominated by girls' sports, as the basketball and hockey teams are in action. The girls' basketball team (10-2, 8-0 Division II-South) looks to stay undefeated in Division II play against Mt. Hope (6-5, 5-3 Division II-South). Tip-off is at 7 p.m., with junior varsity at 5:15 p.m. The Narragansett, South Kingstown and North Kingstown girls' hockey co-op (2-6-1, 2-6 DeCosta Division) takes on the Cranston co-op (2-5-1, 2-5-1 DeCosta) at 8 p.m. The face-off is at the West Warwick Civic Center, making it a sort-of neutral ice game for the two teams.

Where my dogs at? Since Friday is the unofficial ladies' night for Narragansett sports, I guess it's only fitting that Saturday features just boys' sports. The boys' indoor track team (1-6, 1-6 Metropolitan) has a 10 a.m. meet against La Salle (4-2, 4-2 Metropolitan) and Moses Brown (1-5, 1-5 Metropolitan) at the Providence Career and Technical Academy. Individuals from the wrestling team are performing at the Hurricane Tournament at Warwick Veterans High School at 9:30 a.m. And finally, in an inexplicable home game for South Kingstown boys' ice hockey (3-4-2, 2-4-2 Division II-South), they take on the Mariners (1-11, 0-11 Division II-South) at 6 p.m. at St. George's.

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Help out Pat Doyle's senior project! Speaking of boys' sports at Narragansett High School... Senior Pat Doyle, a member of the basketball tournament, is hosting the school's second annual junior varsity basketball tournament. Last year's tournament was hosted by Bill Byrne, and was won by South Kingstown. This year's field is Narragansett, Prout, Middletown and North Kingstown. Games start at 1:30 p.m., in 60 minute intervals, until the finals at 4:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the school's athletic programs.

By the way, there is some sort of “foosball” programme on Sunday. In case you've been under a rock, Patriots vs. Ravens is at 3 p.m. Sunday. For the preview from ESPN, click here. Even if you're not into football, it's a good excuse to eat nachos and have queso or guacamole dip, which are both excellent.

Happy birthday to Detlef Schrempf! It's on January 21, which gives me an excuse to provide y'all with two vital Schrempf facts:

  • He is German, and thus paved the way for Dirk.
  • He had a great cameo on NBC's Parks and Recreation as, uh, himself.

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