Sunday, March 10, 2013
The Purple come back from a seven-point halftime deficit to claim a boys’ basketball state title, 57-52, against North Kingstown.
KINGSTON – The top-seeded Classical Purple survived a fight to the finish with North Kingstown, 57-52 Sunday night at the Ryan Center, thanks to a missed 3 by the Skippers and clutch free throw shooting by Ismael Batista and Kealen Ives. Up 54-52 with 16.3 seconds left, Ives went to the line with a chance to ice the game. While he managed to swish the first shot, the second rattled out. North Kingstown grabbed the board, pushed the ball upcourt and got it to senior Owen Heath for a long 3 from the elbow. While he had a man on him, Heath elevated and got free for the shot, which just hit off the rim. Classical controlled the rebound, and North Kingstown was forced to foul Batista with 6.7 left. The senior sank both free throws, giving …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
According to The South County Independent and readers, North Kingstown wins the annual Thanksgiving match-up thanks to a fourth quarter stand.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
According to several readers, the North Kingstown Skippers beat the South Kingstown Rebels, 20-16, at North Kingstown High School on Thanksgiving Day. The loss means that the Rebels will finish the 2012 season winless. South Kingstown won an Injury Fund exhibition against Chariho, but otherwise didn’t win a game this year. In contrast, the win snaps a long losing streak for North Kingstown, which last won on Sept. 22 against Pilgrim High School. It’s a minor upset, considering that South Kingstown is a Division I squad. Although the Rebels went winless this year, it’s still rare for Division I teams to lose to lower-division teams. According to The South County Independent’s Facebook page, the Skippers clinched the game in the fourth …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Rebels will be favored for the first time in a while in a football game, and the Mariners have a possible playoff preview with East Greenwich.
Thanksgiving means many things to many different people, and for a large portion of the community, it’ll be a day dominated by football. The Narragansett Mariners will host the East Greenwich Avengers, while the South Kingstown Rebels travel to North Kingstown to face the Skippers. It’s the traditional rivalry game for both teams. Here are our capsule previews for both. All statistics from Rhode Island High School Sports and the RIIL. NARRAGANSETT VS. EAST GREENWICH The Mariners (5-4, 4-3 Division III) host the Avengers (8-1, 6-1 Division III) at 10 a.m. at Narragansett High School. Although both teams are playoff bound, the Thanksgiving showdown won’t factor into this at all. The seedings for the Division III playoffs are already set, …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown and East Greenwich all play in a charity event at Curtis Corner Middle School tonight.
Friday, August 31, 2012
To the editor, On Friday, Aug. 31, the first annual varsity boys’ soccer Fall Kick-Off Classic will take place at Curtis Corner Middle School. This charity event will include a soccer double header starting at 5 p.m. with Narragansett vs. North Kingstown, and will conclude at 7 p.m. with South Kingstown vs. East Greenwich. This event will be an annual charity game that will kick off the varsity season for the four local teams. Each year the event location will rotate amongst the schools, as will the charity being donated to. This year the game will be in South Kingstown, with the American Cancer Society being the selected charity. All proceeds from game admission as well as from event t-shirt sales will go to a donation being made to the …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Olympic medalist and North Kingstown native Elizabeth Beisel returned home Wednesday to a crowd of several hundred.
Nothing quite beats a State Police escort from the airport to a homecoming rally held in your honor. Olympic swimmer and two-time medalist Elizabeth Beisel received just that when she returned home to Rhode Island following her medal-winning performances in the 2012 London Olympics. Hundreds upon hundreds of fans from around the state flooded the athletic complex at North Kingstown High School for the homecoming event, sponsored by WJAR-TV Channel 10. Beisel arrived around 7:40 p.m. by State Police escort from T.F. Green State Airport after flying into Washington, D.C. from London. Overwhelmed by the outpouring of applause and "Beisel" chants, the 19-year-old North Kingstown native covered her face several times as she crossed the …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Fans from all over the state are expected to attend Wednesday night's homecoming for Rhode Island Olympian Elizabeth Beisel.
Rhode Island is welcoming home its Olympic swimmer Elizabeth Beisel Wednesday evening at a special homecoming event at North Kingstown High School. In anticipation of a large crowd, event organizers plan to open three satellite parking sites nearby at Wilson Park (201 W. Main Street, North Kingstown), Wickford Middle School (250 Tower Hill Rd., North Kingstown) and Wickford Elementary School (99 Philips St., North Kingstown). The sites will open at 6 p.m. and buses will shuttle event goers to the high school's athletic complex (where the event is to be held) every 10 minutes. Parking is also available at the high school (150 Fairway Drive) and the adjacent school administrative offices (100 Fairway Drive). Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts along …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Elizabeth Beisel nabbed a bronze medal in Friday's 200-meter backstroke.
Elizabeth Beisel is coming back to the United States with two very esteemed pieces of jewelry. The 19-year-old North Kingstown native won her second medal of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Friday afternoon, finishing third in the 200-meter backstroke. U.S. Swimming teammate Missy Franklin, who was favored to win the event, took home the gold and set a new world record. Anastasia Zueva of Russia finished in second. Beisel pulled into third in the last 50 meters of the race. The bronze medal is Beisel's second of these Olympics. On the first day of the Games, Beisel scored the silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley.
Friday, July 27, 2012
The NKHS Swim Team is hosting an Olympic viewing party to watch Elizabeth Beisel compete on Saturday, and there is also a party at Twin Willows.
Saunderstown’s Elizabeth Beisel will be taking her shot at a gold medal on Saturday in her second trip to the Olympics. Though the 19-year-old will be competing across the pond in London, her hometown and Twin Willows in Narragansett are putting on Olympic viewing parties to watch her compete on the world stage. The North Kingstown Swim Team is hosting the event on Saturday, July 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the cafeteria Beisel’s alma mater – North Kingstown High School. Beisel, a 2010 graduate of NKHS, is scheduled to swim in the 400-meter individual medley – an event in which she is favored to take home the gold – at around 2:20 p.m. (The start time can change by 30 minutes either way, so plan accordingly.) The idea was the brainchild …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
In the opening match of their respective seasons, both the Prout and North Kingstown girls volleyball varsity teams brought their game.
WAKEFIELD – The Prout Crusaders girls’ volleyball team won their season-opener Wednesday night, beating the North Kingstown Skippers in three straight games, 25-12, 25-19 and 25-23. “I expect to be in the hunt to win another championship” Crusaders head coach Kevin Greene said. “This team has strength all around.” Heading into her third year as the Skippers head coach, Vicky Tefft is happy with what she has seen of her team so far. “We're young and have a lot of new players to varsity,” she said. “They all have a lot of enthusiasm, like each other and love the game. That isn't something I can teach.” In the first set, Prout Junior Tori Jedson served for the first four points before North Kingstown's Moira Crocker broke serve with a kill. …