Sunday, November 11, 2012
South Kingstown upsets La Salle in the Division I girls’ soccer playoffs and will play for a state title on Monday.
Thanks to penalty kicks, the South Kingstown High School girls’ soccer team will play for a state championship noon Monday at Rhode Island College against Smithfield. After falling behind 1-0, the Rebels tied the game up by the half. The score remained at 1-1 through the second half and two 10-minute overtime periods. According to The Providence Journal, the Rebels broke the tie by winning a best-of-five shootout 3-2. Scoring for South Kingstown were Emily McClarnon, Brooke Livingston and Samantha Ledonne. SRIN Sports was also at the game, and has a gallery of more than 70 photos on their Facebook page. To view them, click here. With the win, the Rebels ended the four-year reign of La Salle, according to The Journal and Rhode Island High …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Narragansett plays for a division title today, and the Rebels are a game away from a state title.
The Narragansett boys’ soccer team goes for the second Division II title in school history at 2 p.m. at Rhode Island College today against the Classical Purple. The Mariners (12-2-5, 10-1-4 Division II), seeded No. 2, got to the title game with a 2-0 victory Tuesday over No. 3 Lincoln in the semifinals. Narragansett had a bye in the initial round of the playoffs, and beat No. 7 Mount St. Charles 2-1 in the quarterfinals. Classical (17-1-1, 13-1-1 Division II) is the bracket’s top seed, and the top team in Division II. The Purple beat No. 8 Smithfield, the defending Division II champs, 1-0 in the quarterfinals, and No. 4 Westerly 3-0 in the semifinals. Narragansett lost 4-0 at Classical on Oct. 9. It was the lone meeting between the two …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Basically, a short piece on why the sports content has been dwindling lately.
So, here is the thing with sports on Patch – They don’t work really well. Well, okay, that’s the short answer. The longer answer is that the effort to properly cover a sports beat, like a traditional weekly or daily newspaper, doesn’t seem to have as much payoff online as it does offline. Dating back to November 2010, when Narragansett Patch started with myself as the editor, I’ve tried a variety of sports coverage. That first year, I tried to get to a bit of everything, and the following year, I stuck mostly to the successful and popular sports. Both approaches didn’t have much of an effect on article popularity though. Basically, two things move the needle when it comes to sports: 1) Live or nearly live coverage of playoff or …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Support the NHS hockey squad with their annual fundraiser, the golf tournament.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Dear friends of Mariner Hockey, Thanks to your generosity, the Narragansett High School hockey team has completed another very successful hockey season. We thank you for your support over the past year and ask that you join us again this year by supporting the program at Narragansett High School. The team gets support from the school system, but also relies on private funding. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to play in our eighth annual golf tournament and support the Mariner Hockey Team. The tournament will be held on Monday, July 30 at the Laurel Lane Country Club in West Kingston. The day will begin at 7:30 a.m. with registration and coffee, followed by an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Upon completion of 18 holes of …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Sorry for that unscheduled Five Things absence, but with the restart of the spring sports season, we’re back as well.
Here are the (more than) Five Things for Wednesday, April 4, 2012: “Tell your boss what you really think about him and the truth shall set you free.” – Patrick Murray. There will be a career fair at the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you’re going, dress professionally and bring copies of your resume. The fair is free to attend. Hey, speaking of fairs! There will be a health and wellness fair in the Memorial Union at URI today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be blood pressure and glucose screenings, plus more. The event is free. Hey, not a fair, but be fair. South Kingstown superintendent Kristen Stringfellow will be visiting West Kingston Elementary school at 3 p.m. to gets parent input …
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 …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Jim Sauro repeats as a middle school champion, and Chris Storti wins his first state title.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The Narragansett Pier School can add two more wrestling champions to its honor roll, as eighth graders James Sauro and Chris Storti won their weight divisions Saturday at the middle school state tournament. According to information provided by head coach and Pier School athletic director Mike Millen, Sauro improved his overall record to 29-0 and picked up his second state championship, this time at 140 pounds. Last year, Sauro won a title wrestling at 119 pounds. Storti improved his record to 34-1, winning the state title at 185 pounds. His lone loss in his middle school career came at last year’s state final. Sixth grader Cole McGill also had a strong showing at the tournament. In his first year as a middle school wrestler, he earned …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Narragansett is never seriously challenged, leading from end-to-end of a 9-2 semifinals victory against the Cranston East Thunderbolts.
MIDDLETOWN – On Sept. 20, Narragansett girls’ soccer clung to a precarious second half lead to beat Cranston East 2-1, in the fourth Division III game for the Mariners and the fifth for the Thunderbolts. Suffice to say, Friday night’s Division III semifinals at Gaudet Middle School played out a bit differently. Narragansett scored twice in the first eight minutes, four times in the first 19 minutes, and led 8-1 at the half. Playing reserves and junior varsity players for much of the final 40, the Mariners won 9-2. Mariners’ head coach Kathryn Mahoney said she didn’t have many comments for her team at the half. “I truly think that first half was the best half of soccer I’ve seen since I’ve been coaching, so I couldn’t be happier,” she said…
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The Mariners upset the Islanders' chance for a division title with a 1-1 tie on Friday afternoon.
Capitalizing on a Middletown error and some unfortunate luck in the final two minutes, the Narragansett Mariners earned a 1-1 tie on Friday afternoon and spoiled the Islanders' chances for a share of the division title. Coming into the game, Middletown (11-4-1 Division II-South) needed a win to force a three-way tie for the division lead, which seemed likely against a Narragansett (5-8-3 Division II-South) squad already eliminated from playoff contention. The previous match between the two on Sept. 30 resulted in a 2-0 Islanders win. However, the Mariners knotted the game at 1-1 in the 50th minute. Junior Andrew Morvan put pressure on the goalkeeper with a run, which caused him to fumble the ball. When the ball hit the ground, Morvan …