The Newport Girls’ Interscholastic Polo Team competed at the national championship held recently in Storrs, CT.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
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.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Rams’ first half efficiency gets wore down by a more talented UMass squad, as URI loses 75-66 in its season finale.
KINGSTON – For seemingly the 100th time this year, the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team saw a close game slip away in the second half, as the Rams couldn’t keep pace with a more talented opponent. For Senior Day on Saturday afternoon, the cast of characters changed, as the University of Massachusetts Minutemen played the role of past squads like La Salle, St. Bonaventure and VCU. However, the ending was the same, as the Rams lost 75-66. As usual, the Rams were within striking distance at the half, trailing by just a single point with about four seconds left. In a play that epitomized URI’s season, UMass point guard Chaz Williams got the ball in the backcourt, shook off light contact from 60 feet away, and then launched a …
The Rams look to end the season on a positive note with a win against the University of Massachusetts.
The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team looks to recover from a brutal loss to St. Joseph’s with a season-ending win against the University of Massachusetts today. Tip-off at the Ryan Center is at 2 p.m., and as usual, we will be providing a live chat for the game. The Rams (8-20, 3-12 Atlantic 10) last played on Wednesday, when they were crushed 81-44 at St. Joseph’s (17-11, 8-7 Atlantic 10). The lone bright spot was that the game was only 40 minutes long. URI looks to bounce back in their season and home finale, against UMass (18-10, 8-7 Atlantic 10). The Rams have already been eliminated from postseason play, as their record doesn’t qualify them for Atlantic 10, NIT or NCAA tournament play. There are two special things …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A well-known Portsmouth resident and athlete announced his retirement from baseball Wednesday.
Boston Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland, 22, announced his retirement from baseball on Wednesday, reports The Providence Journal. In an e-mail sent to media outlets, Westmoreland called his announcement a "difficult decision." "Although it is a very difficult decision for me, it has become clear that the neurological damage caused by the most recent cavernous malformation and surgery leaves me with physical challenges that make it impossible to play the game at such a high level," wrote the Portsmouth native. Selected by the Boston Red Sox in the sixth round of the 2008 first-year player draft out of Portsmouth High School, Westmoreland missed his second straight season in 2011 due to brain surgery. He underwent another surgery this …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Newport Girls' interscholastic team is heading to nationals for the second year in a row! The team's national ranking has earned a trip to the US National Championship as a Wild Card to face Maui, Culver, Maryland and UConn next month in Storrs, CT.
What would you name this new polo pony? The name could win you a prize!
Newport Polo's new baby gelding needs a name! And, Newport polo is looking to fans to help! The Newport International Polo Series is holding a Facebook contest to name its 3-year old, bay thoroughbred. The winning name will be announced Friday, March 15, for a prize of a weekend getaway for two to Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Lodge for two nights, and includes two-day adult lift tickets, valid this season or next season. To enter the contest, please follow this link to the Newport Polo Facebook fan page for the entry form. So far, some of the suggested names include: Claudia E. Campanella: Leroy Brown. (baddest horse in the whole damn town). Debbie Thompson: Rocket Michelle Jarzombek Drum: Sugar Plum What would you name the pony? Tell us …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Auditions will be held in Gillette Stadium's Dana Farber Field House. Registration begins at 10 a.m.
The New England Patriots' cheerleaders will hold an open audition for the 2013 squad on Saturday, March 2. Women who are at least 18-years-old, and have a high school diploma or GED are invited to audition. The auditions will take place in Gillette Stadium’s Dana Farber Field House. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Candidates will perform two designated routines and a freestyle combination. They will be judged on dance ability, showmanship, overall appearance and level of physical fitness. Judges will narrow the field to up to 65 participants to be invited back for final auditions on Saturday, March 16. For more information on the audition process can, click here. The 2013 Patriots Cheerleading Squad will be comprised of approximately 24…
Sunday, February 24, 2013
With a win against La Salle today, URI can hurt the Explorers’ conference tournament seeding and postseason chances.
The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team will look for its ninth win of the season, and fourth conference win, as it hosts the La Salle Explorers at 2 p.m. at the Ryan Center. The usual script for the two teams has flipped a bit this year, as the Rams are rebuilding while La Salle (18-7, 8-4 Atlantic 10) is in contention for postseason play. The Rams (8-17, 3-9 Atlantic 10) are hoping to play spoiler as a result. To win, URI will have to shake off one of its worst shooting performances ever. The Rams lost 55-42 to Xavier on Wednesday night, shooting 24.1 percent from the field in the process. Shooting below 30 percent will almost surely result in another loss. Following today’s game, URI has just three games left, with the …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Polo matches will be played Saturday and Sunday at noon at Easton's Beach in Newport.
Back by popular demand, beach polo returns to the Newport Winter Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23 and 24, at noon at Easton's Beach for an exciting exhibition match of equine polo each day, weather permitting. The event is free and open to the public. For directions, click here. Call the 24-hour information line at 401-846-0200 for status updates and weather changes, including cancellations. Beach polo, organized by Newport Polo Inc., will feature two teams competing each day in a match composed of four periods of play, seven minutes per period. In between periods, the players change to fresh horses. In total, each match will have duration of about one hour during low tide. Spectators are encouraged to witness the fast-paced …