Sunday, December 2, 2012
Middletown takes advantage of two turnovers by East Greenwich in the second half to take the Division III Super Bowl 33-21.
EAST GREENWICH – Middletown capitalized on a pair of East Greenwich turnovers early in the second half to score 14 points and salt away a Division III Super Bowl victory, 33-21. The Islanders had a 19-7 lead with 1:28 left in the first half, but EG’s Andrew Miner ran a picture perfect two-minute, no huddle offense to score in about 60 seconds. The Avengers went into the break trailing 19-14 as a result. However, Middletown held the Avengers to a three-and-out on their initial possession of the second half. East Greenwich limited Middletown to six plays on their drive, but Alex Cleary couldn’t handle a punt, and the Islanders took over on EG’s 33-yard line. Shemar Vincent recovered for Middletown. It took Middletown seven plays, but …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Middletown is bound for the Division III Super Bowl after a commanding 35-14 win against Narragansett in the semifinals.
MIDDLETOWN – On their opening possession, the Middletown Islanders looked like they had stalled out against the Narragansett Mariners. The Islanders faced a 4th-and-18 from 35 yards out, and Narragansett had seemingly righted the ship after giving up long gains on the ground to Connor Russ and Randolph Butler. However, on the play, Middletown quarterback Justin Sellar rolled out on a waggle and found Russ in the middle of the field, after Russ was left wide open. It gave the Islanders a 7-0 lead, one they wouldn’t lose, and it was the first of five unanswered touchdowns for Middletown. Narragansett would only score two touchdowns after Middletown pulled its defensive starters, for a 35-14 final. Middletown will play No. 2 seed East …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Tuesday’s game between Middletown and Narragansett will take place 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Because of inclement weather, all Rhode Island high school football games have been postponed from Tuesday night to Wednesday. Locally, this means that No. 4 Narragansett travels to Gaudet Middle School in Middletown to play the No. 1 Islanders in the semifinals of the Division III playoffs on Wednesday. The game still starts at 7 p.m. Since I’m typing this right now from a coffee shop in Cranston, I can attest that there is white, slick stuff dropping from the sky and on to the ground, and then, sticking on said ground. If you’re not getting it in South County yet, well, wait a couple minutes. For our preview article of the game, click here.
Narragansett will look for revenge and an upset victory at Middletown tonight.
For the second year in a row, the Middletown Islanders and the Narragansett Mariners will compete for a berth in the Division III Super Bowl game, although this year, the roles are reversed for the two teams. The Islanders host Narragansett at 7 p.m. at the stadium at Gaudet Middle School. In 2011, the Mariners were the No. 2 seed and favorites against No. 3 seeded Middletown. However, a slew of personal fouls on Narragansett and six fumbles, three lost, led to 38-22 win for Middletown. For our coverage and video from that game, click here. The Islanders then lost in the Super Bowl to Rogers. Middletown beat Moses Brown 21-0 in the 2010 Division III Super Bowl. This year, the teams met up once in the regular season. On Oct. 26, Middletown …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
What music was controversial when you went to high school? What do you think it is about music that often divides generations?
It was a real life story of Footloose on Saturday night, when the Middletown High School administration stopped a homecoming dance early after students protested a policy that prohibits sexually explicit dancing, often referred to as grinding. Students claimed the DJ would not allow requests, and only played alternative music; a genre that most students said they did not like or know how to dance to. After failed attempts to request their favorite music, such as Nicki Minaj, the majority of the student body sat on the floor and chanted in protest. Some students even reported a near riot broke out. The school administration denied that a riot took place. The administration stopped the dance an hour and a half early and sent the …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Join us Friday night and all of Saturday, as we blog from the Ryan Center for the state basketball championships.
KINGSTON – Can’t make it to South County for the basketball semifinal and championship games Friday night and all-day Saturday? Fear not! Patch has you covered. We will be live blogging from both games Friday night, and all four championships on Saturday. Are you going to the game, and want to follow and comment via your mobile phone? iPhone users can download it here, and Android users can go here. Until the games start, feel free to queue up any questions in the chat applet – We should be blogging about 30 minutes before the tip. Not sure who’s playing? Check out our mini-previews below. Boys’ State Basketball Championship The semifinals of the boys’ state tournament start 6 p.m. Friday, as La Salle (21-4, 15-3 Division I) takes on Hope…
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The strike in the 56th minute is all Narragansett needs to maroon the Islanders.
PROVIDENCE – A quick flick on a breakaway by sophomore forward Carla Porras was all the Narragansett Mariners needed to beat the Middletown Islanders 1-0 in a physical Division III girls' soccer championship. Several Narragansett players touched the ball before hitting it up to Porras, who stayed onsides and had an open breakaway to the net. The sophomore flicked the ball over the dive of Middletown goalkeeper Taylor O'Malley at 56:18 for the only goal of the game. (See video.) After back-and-forth first half, the Mariners dominated possession in Islanders territory for the first 20 minutes of the second. Porras' goal came after several other tries by herself, sophomores Maggie Solomone and Chandler Lemay, and junior Jaclyn Iannucci went …