Monday, May 20, 2013
First-time racer Robby Dufault of Newport won the 2013 Stock Division title. Newport resident Will Farley placed 3rd in his first race in the Superstock Division.
Nearly 30 racers competed in the 17th Annual Ocean State Soap Box Derby Saturday for the chance to represent Rhode Island in the Derby Nationals in Akron, Ohio. First-time racer Robby Dufault of Newport won the 2013 Stock Division title. Robby is a 1st grade student at Cranston-Calvert and raced in a car sponsored by Farley Law/Cafe Zelda. Middletown sisters Mercedes and Ashley Ney placed second and third, while their Middletown cousin Mackenzie Reynolds placed fourth. All three girls were sponsored by the Viking Riders and Johnny's Getty. Ashley and Mackenzie are 3rd grade students at Forest Ave School. Mercedes is a 5th grade student at Gaudet School. The 2013 Super Stock division title was won by 2011 Stock Champion Madison Rathbun. …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Join us on May 19th at the Second Beach Parking Lot for our fifth annual ride.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Striped bass, Tautog (Blackfish), Squid, Bluefish and even Weakfish (squeteague) are all making an appearance in our local waters.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Newport woman, who lost part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings, through out the first pitch.
Yesterday was Rhode Island Day at Fenway Park and a special Rhode Islander threw out the first pitch. On her way from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital to her Newport home, Heather Abbott stopped by Fenway Park and walked out to the pitcher's mound. The last time she was at Fenway Park had been Monday, April 15, Patriot's Day. After she left the stadium, Abbott and friends went to the see the finish of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street. She was caught in the second bombing and lost part of her left leg as a result of her injuries. According to the Providence Journal, Abbott got out of her wheelchair and walked out to the mound at Fenway Park to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Saturday. "She braced herself on her right foot …
Locals were the top prize winners, David Palkovic of Middletown finishing first with a time of 17:20, and Lee Fontaine of Newport, the first female finisher, crossing the line at 19:22.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The route for this year will both begin and end at Potter Cove
After a 37-year tradition was nearly derailed by federal sequestration, Save The Bay has finalized its plans for this year’s annual Swim, one of the longest running and most beautiful open water charitable swims in the country. For decades, The swim began at Naval Station Newport, where 500 swimmers and 250 kayakers plunged and paddled westward across the East Passage of Narragansett Bay to Jamestown. Rather than starting the 1.7 mile swim at the island home of the Naval War College and ending at Potter Cove in Jamestown, the route for this year will both begin and end at Potter Cove. The event, scheduled for Saturday, July 20, celebrates decades of achievement in cleaning up the Bay. Proceeds from The Swim provide critical financial …
Team Headstrong was formed to continue the legacy of Newport resident Joe Caruso and the inspiration he provided
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The Slim 5K, organized by Slim Possible Newport, raised $2,000 for American Cancer Society Relay for Life Saturday morning.
The sun and mild temperatures brought out a a total of 111 runners and walkers Saturday for Slim Possible's 5k to fight cancer. When Melissa Bodenbender's father was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and was given a month to live, Slim Possible Newport and Bodenbender partnered up to organize the event. "After all expenses we are happy to report that we will be writing a check to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life for $2109," said Slim Possible's Patrick Snow. Lee Fontaine of Newport came in first overall, with a finish time of 19:23. Jay Grover-Silvestri of Newport was the overall male winner, with a finish time of 20:34. For the full results, click here.
Wake Forest outfielder Evan Stephens and left-handed pitcher Mark McCoy take their talents to Cardines Field
Wake Forest University junior outfielder Evan Stephens and freshman left-handed pitcher Mark McCoy will both play key roles for the defending NECBL champion Newport Gulls summer. Stephens, a junior outfielder, is batting a team-leading .378 (65-for-172) in 49 games (43 starts) with five doubles, two triples, 22 RBI and 14 stolen bases this spring. Stephens .500 on-base percentage not only leads the Demon Deacons, but ranks in the top-10 among all NCAA Division I batters this spring. As a sophomore, Stephens batted .289 (46-for-159) in 56 games (48 starts) with four doubles, a pair of home runs, 17 RBI and 13 stolen bases. Stephens appeared in 17 games (one start) as a freshman. In high school, Stephens earned three varsity letters at …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Middletown girls track beat Rogers 112-25