Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A Narragansett High School senior hopes to raise money and awareness in the fight to find a cure for Rett Syndrome.
Narragansett High School Senior Andrew Morvan, along with 161 Boxing owner Ryan Carlson, hosted the Fight for Grace in the high school gymnasium this past weekend. Morvan developed the event as part of his senior project. The Fight for Grace was organized in honor of Grace Reddington, a Narragansett Elementary School student suffering from Rett Syndrome, a neurodevelopmenal disorder affecting almost exclusively girls. With Carlson's direction, Morvan planned an extreme workout circuit focusing on balance and core strength. He also created informational pamphlets detailing Rett Syndrome as part of his project. Participants paid $20 to work out, with all proceeds going to the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. The IRSF mission is to …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Mel waxes on semi-poetically about a staple of Narragansett life throughout her early to late teens.
May was always my favorite month of the year when I was in middle and high school. Actually, it still is, now that I think about it. What wasn't there to love about the month of May? The weather is warming up, baseball season is in full swing, and it was the final stretch of school. It's that weird stretch of time where there was still school, but it seemed as if everybody seemed more distracted about the summer. Plus, all the really cool field trips always happened during this month. From the fourth grade up until my junior year, there was one thing that always excited me – the annual carnival that always took place the week before Mother's Day, leading up to the day in question. I love carnivals. I enjoy them in all their hokey and …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Mel shares her thoughts and recollections from the past week.
I've always been a big believer in the goodness of humanity, but man was that belief put to the test in this past week, only to be ultimately rewarded. What happened this past week was a testament to not only that belief, but also the belief that goodness will always overcome evil if the hear, the courage, and the spirit is there. Evil prevails when good does nothing, after all. I don't think doing some whole super eloquent writing of this would work for me. If you want to see some great writing of this, then you should check out some other writings including this piece from Charlie Pierce in Esquire and this piece from one of my favorite sportswriters Chad Finn. And there's several others that capture things far better than I could even…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Mel’s first car and its misadventures are legendary. Long may she run.
Today, my brother and sister both stopped by at different times of the day to show off their new cars. Instead of being bitter and cranky about this, since I don't really have a ton of money to my name and I have already decided that I need a new phone before I need a new car, I began to reminisce about my first ever car and the misadventures that I had gone with it from the end of my junior year all the way to my first year of college. It wasn't that much of a car. No super special new shiny car. I got it about two and a half months after I got my license. It belonged to somebody that my parents knew of and they were looking to sell it. Since I was basically using my mom's car most of the time, they asked me if I wanted it. The decision …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Narragansett High School senior takes home the honors for the 2012-13 academic year.
Wednesday, April 3
In a star-studded ceremony on Friday, March 8, Narragansett High School senior Dillon Sheridan took home the prestigious honor of Mr. Narragansett. By doing so, Sheridan followed in the footsteps of luminaries like Francis Castrovillari, Mike Herchen, Jack Durkin and Brian McGreen. The honor is indeed only given away once a year, as the event serves as a fundraiser for the senior class. Sheridan, besides being a swell guy, is also a Division III football standout. In his junior and senior years, he was named to First Team All-Division for his work on Narragansett’s offensive line. Sheridan beat out Jack Salomone and several other well-dressed guys for the honors. Thanks to Dillon and Lauren Wade for providing information and photos for …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Members of the Beach Blanket Bidding committee are still collecting sponsors for this year’s event.
Saturday, March 16
To the editor, In our small community, if you own or work for a small business, your neighbors are your customers, friends and co-workers. And they’re all looking for ways to stand out and promote their products and services locally. We’d like you to tell them about Beach Blanket Bidding, this unique fundraiser that benefits every child in the school system and connects the 1,500 families across our community. The BBB Committee works hard to promote the event, and sponsors it via various marketing tools, including the event website, printed materials and social platforms. By sponsoring, donating and even volunteering, local companies are promoted and their support is recognized by the families who then diligently support them. Spread the …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Narragansett High School senior Zack McKanna is hosting a preseason baseball clinic with his teammates on April 15.
Wednesday, March 13
For his senior project, Narragansett High School student Zack McKanna will be hosting a baseball clinic on Monday, April 15 at the high school. The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For $20, players receive instruction, lunch, drinks, a t-shirt, and the baseballs and bats are provided. The clinic is recommended for players from ages 8 to 13. Please bring your glove, sneakers / cleats, and your own bat (if you have one). Proceeds benefit the Narragansett High School baseball program. The clinic will happen rain or shine, with the batting cages and pitching mounds being moved into the gym in the event of bad weather. To sign-up, call or e-mail McKanna – (401) 218-7878 or email@example.com.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Following a familiar script, Narragansett takes control in the second half against Prout with scorching offense, 56-43.
KINGSTON – Using drives from guard Maggie Salomone to setup center Hannah Maymon, and transition layups from Chelsea Sahagian, the Narragansett Mariners distanced themselves from Prout in the second half en route to a 56-43 Division II girls’ basketball title win against Prout at the Ryan Center on Sunday afternoon. Narragansett stretched a 28-20 halftime lead with a 21-8 run over the first eight minutes of the second half and never looked back. Over the final 7:13, the Mariners killed the clock and controlled the game via Salomone’s dribbling. Prout didn’t have much of an answer for the speedy senior point guard. While she struggled a bit with her outside shot, not managing to hit a 3, she still finished with a game-high 16 points, and a …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Follow along with our live blog all of Sunday for play-by-play and results from the girls’ D-I, II and III title games, and the boys’ state championship.
Looking for live coverage of the Rhode Island High School basketball title games on Sunday? Patch has you covered! Narragansett Local Editor Stephen Greenwell will be on press row, providing play-by-play and live chat. Simply use the Cover It Live applet provided in this story, or download the free app from their website or the iTunes / iPhone store. The lineup of games is as follows: All games will be played at the Ryan Center on the Kingston campus of the University of Rhode Island.
The Mariners look for a second straight Division II girls’ basketball title, while Prout will try for two in three years. Also, several area private school students can win girls’ basketball titles today with Prout and La Salle.
Something will give in the Division II girls’ basketball final today, as the high-powered Narragansett Mariners’ offense clashes with the tough man-to-man defense of the Prout Crusaders. Tip-off is at 1:30 p.m. at the Ryan Center, on the University of Rhode Island’s Kingston campus. We will be hosting a live chat for the game. No. 2 Narragansett (18-4, 14-2 Division II-South) has had a relatively easy path to the finals, at least compared to the other top seeds in the tournament that were felled in the quarter and semifinals by Prout. The Mariners opened with a 55-44 preliminary round win against No. 15 Mt. Hope, followed by a 54-48 win against No. 7 East Greenwich that featured a 25-0 run. Narragansett overcame a sluggish first half to …