Thursday, February 21, 2013
With the basketball seasons winding down, several local teams are jockeying for position.
As usual, playoff seeding for the Division II girls’ basketball could come down to a grudge match between Narragansett and East Greenwich. The game starts at 7 p.m. at East Greenwich High School. The Mariners are 13-2 in Division II play, and the Avengers, at 12-3, need a win to force a tiebreaker for the regular season division crown. According to The Providence Journal, on Tuesday the Mariners beat West Warwick 51-37. However, the Avengers beat Prout (9-6 Division II) the same night on layup by Keri Pallister for a 46-45 win. Narragansett won the Division II title in 2011-12, although with a much different roster. Mercedes Harris, a dominant center and the daughter of a University of Rhode Island men’s basketball assistant coach, led the…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Thanks to a win on Tuesday over Barrington, the Mariners are now in the boys’ basketball tournament semifinals.
A 45-38 win against the No. 3E seed Barrington on Tuesday has propelled the Pier School Mariners to the middle school boys’ basketball state tournament semifinals for the second time in three years. The Mariners are scheduled to play No. 1E Portsmouth at Portsmouth Middle School on Friday. However, thanks to the impending blizzard, there is a high probability this game will be shifted to Monday, Feb. 11 or later. The state title game is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Bay View Academy. Portsmouth will be a formidable foe for the Mariners – In addition to having home court advantage, the Patriots also beat No. 2S Curtis Corner Middle School 72-50 in the tournament quarterfinals. Curtis Corner was the only team in the Southern …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Both the Pier School and Curtis Corner Middle School have games today in the boys’ basketball state tournament.
The Narragansett Pier School looks to defend its home court today, while Curtis Corner Middle School will have to win on the road, in their respective middle school boys’ basketball tournament playoff games. The Mariners are the No. 1 seed from the Southern Division, and received a preliminary round bye as a result. Although both the Mariners and Curtis Corner finished 11-1, with the lone loss coming against each other, the Pier School led the Southern Division in points scored and points against. After the preliminary round bye, the Pier School beat No. 4E Kickemuit (Bristol-Warren) 69-29 in the opening round. Today, the Mariners host No. 3E Barrington at , as the Eagles upset No. 2N North Cumberland 65-45 to earn the game. As the No. 2S …
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Pier School will honor its track and cross country teams at halftime of the boys’ basketball game Wednesday.
Monday, January 21
Release courtesy of the Rinaldis and the Pier School listserv. A banner-raising has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 23 during halftime of the boys’ basketball game. The game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and the banners will be raised at about 4 p.m. We hope to see student athletes, family and friends to recognize the boys’ state championship for track and field and a Southern Division championship for cross country. ***** By the way, that Pier School boys’ basketball team is currently undefeated, with a 15-0 overall record and a 8-0 mark in Southern Division play. They will be hosting Chariho (3-7, 3-7 Southern Division).
Sunday, February 26, 2012
The varsity football and basketball player will be speaking at 10:15 a.m. at New Life Assembly.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Narragansett High School senior Mark Griffith will be giving a speech on “coaching for victory and sharing wisdom” today as part of his senior project. The speech is at 10:15 a.m. at 251 Post Road, which is the New Life Assembly Church according to a listing on South Kingstown Patch. The church is on the corner of Post and Tuckertown roads. Families are welcome to attend. Griffith spent the past year as a starter on the playoff-qualifying Narragansett High School football and boys’ basketball teams. Want to be e-mailed when we have new senior project information? Click the “keep me posted” button below! Want to share information about your own senior project with the Narragansett community? Shoot an e-mail to Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Join me at Cool Beans at noon, or check out these other wonderful events this weekend.
Here are the Five Things for Friday, February 24, 2012, and the two weekend days: Cawfee chat. I’ll be hosting a low-key event today, and by “hosting” I mean “sitting around at a local coffee place.” I’ll be at Cool Beans at noon, and sticking around until 1 p.m. at the least. Feel free to swing by and discuss the important (or not so important) news of the day. (Next week will be Coffee Connection, and if you have any other suggestions for me, feel free to send them to Stephen.email@example.com.) Take me down to the Paradise City Park where the grass is green and the girls are pretty. Tonight is the opening night for the Contemporary Theater Company’s Paradise Park at the Towers. The performance starts at 7 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m., …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
If you don’t believe in the Force, well, don’t be such a muggle.
Here are the Five Things for Thursday, February 23, 2012: “There is a great disturbance in the Force… It’s as if a million voices cried out, because vacation is more than half over.” Maury Loontjens Memorial Library continues its week of fun for the kids during February vacation today. From 11 a.m. to noon, cartoonist Corinne Adams will show your kids how to draw their favorite characters from Star Wars and Harry Potter. A show and tell, and a prize drawing, will also be held. Pre-registering is advised, so call the library at 789-9507. “There is no civility, only politics.” – Chancellor Palpatine. At town hall tonight, the Land Conservancy Trust meets at 5:30 p.m. The Zoning Board of Review meets at 7 p.m. Mr. Palpatine will not be at …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Seedings for the state playoffs will be announced live at 9 p.m.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
At 9 p.m. tonight, Cox Sports will air the Varsity Life Selection Show for the Rhode Island Interscholastic League’s 2012 basketball playoffs on Channel 3. Girls and boys teams from the state who have already qualified for the postseason will find out who they’re playing, as seedings are announced live during the show. For the second straight year, boys’ teams from all divisions will compete against each other in the playoffs to determine a champion. The show will include bracket analysis from NBC 10’s Frank Carpano and John Gilooly of The Providence Journal. Mike Lunney and Tom Mezzanotte will represent the RIIL and discuss the tournament formula. The selection show will also include interviews with several coaches of playoff-bound teams…
Thankfully, I’m talking about three different events. Hopefully, the three won’t mix – you wouldn’t want to cross the streams.
Here are the Five Things for Wednesday, February 22, 2012: CRICKEY! While there probably won’t be any crocs, there will be other reptiles at Maury Loontjens Memorial Library today, as it hosts the Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure. The fun runs from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and all ages are welcome. If you’d prefer something a bit more mild for your entertainment, there is also the Evening Book Club, which is discussing The Merchant of Venice at 6:30 p.m. It’s by some Shake Spear guy. “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.” – Groucho Marx. I think Groucho is being a bit harsh, but if you’d like to observe local government in action, you have two opportunities …
Friday, February 17, 2012
It seems like ancient history, when Ice Cube was making rap instead of crap family movies. Hopefully though, today will be a good day for you.
Here are the Five Things for Friday, February 17, 2012, along with some weekend events: A second chance at a polar plunge (and a buffet-style dinner from George’s). The second annual Plunge for Preemies is taking place 3 p.m. Saturday at George’s of Galilee. If you raise at least $50 and pre-register, you get a t-shirt and a free dinner ticket. You can find our event page here, which has links to the pre-registration form and other information. Plunge registration is at 2 p.m., followed by the plunge and a post-plunge party at 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit Project Sweet Peas. The party is all ages, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., with tickets $16 in advance or $20 at the door. Children 4 to 10 pay just $10, and kids under 3 are free. Mmm, stone soup! …