Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Learn all you need to know about the Barrington Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading organization on Thursday evening, April 25.
Barrington Pop Warner holds an "open house" Thursday from 7 to 9 pm in the Barrington Senior Center in the lower level of the library. You can meet the coaches, directors, and parents of current players; learn how to register your child, check out the gear and “get the story on Pop Warner football and cheer in Barrington,” said Chip Miller, president of the youth sports organization. The open house can be especially valuable for parents and players who have not played in the past and are looking for information, said Miller. But anyone is welcome to attend. “If your kids have friends who are thinking about playing or cheering,” said Miller, "let them know about the open house." Pizza and other snacks will be served. Contact Miller at …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Reports and pictures from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The East Bay Rowing Club in Barrington is holding a 'Trivia Night' to raise money to buy a new 'coxswain's box' for its competitive teams.
Are you a trivia buff? Then head on over to the Democratic Club at 186 Roffee St. in Barrington tonight at 6:30. It’s "Trivia Night" for the East Bay Rowing Club. You can test your trivia knowledge and help the club purchase a coxswain’s box for the new season. What? You don’t know what a coxswain’s box is. According to Wikipedia, a coxswain’s box, also known as a “cox box," is an electronic device used in competitive rowing that combines a digital stroke rate monitor and elapsed time readout with a voice amplifier.” A coxswain is the person who sits in the stern of a four-person or eight-person boat, steers it, manages the race and the performance of the crew. The “cox box” is also linked to loudspeakers so everyone can hear the …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Barrington Patch this season.
Spring sports at Barrington High School are beginning with many teams looking to build on their success from last year. Around Barrington, youth sports are also underway, and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights from this spring with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to show their team spirit on Barrington Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, recreation teams, etc. – is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with …
The Senate bill would allow Rhode Island school districts to have gender-exclusive events as long as similar events are offered to the opposite gender.
A Senate Committee has approved a bill that will allow school districts to have father-daughter dances and other gender-exclusive events as long as a comparable event for the opposite gender is offered. The bill now heads to the Senate floor. The bill, 2013-S 0012, was submitted by Cranston Sen. Hannah Gallo with several co-sponsors, including East Providence Sen. Daniel Da Ponte. It would alter state gender-discrimination laws, which Cranston school lawyers have said traditional father-daughter dances violate. A complaint from the mother of a Cranston girl triggered the review. It prompted Cranston Superintendent Judith Lundsten to cancel the district's dance. “I understand that the superintendent was acting out of an abundance of …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The Barrington Youth Basketball League racks up three championships this season.
The Barrington Youth Basketball League won three championships this past season -- not two -- as previously reported. The fourth-grade team also won the Metro West D3 South regular season championship, according to Todd Rywolt, a coach and official with the BYBL. The fifth-grade and eighth-grade teams also won titles in the travel league. The fourth-grade boys team started off the season by winning its first eleven games, enabling the squad to capture the Metro West South Division 3 regular season championship, said Rywolt. The team finished 11-1, which was the second best record of all of the 28 teams that competed at the Division 3 level. Team members included Matt Daft, Jason Anderson, Brigham Dunphy, Michael Raffa, Asher Kranowitz, …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Bobby Hurley served as the associate head coach for his brother Danny at URI, and will now take over at Buffalo University.
Wednesday, March 27
Bobby Hurley, one of the most iconic figures in college basketball history, has been named the 12th men's basketball head coach at the University at Buffalo. He joins UB from the University of Rhode Island where he has been serving as associate head coach. UB Director of Athletics Danny White made the announcement on Tuesday at a 5:00 pm press conference at Alumni Arena. "After reviewing a large and highly qualified national pool and following my conversations with some of the most respected figures in college athletics, Coach Hurley was clearly the choice to lead the next era of UB basketball," White said. "As we continue to foster our role as the flagship athletic department for the state of New York, the appointment of Coach Hurley …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The 7th annual Nayatt 5K Run/Walk is the major fundraiser for the Nayatt School PTO each year; it has become a sure sign that spring is here.
The seventh annual Nayatt 5K Run/Walk takes over Barrington's Nayatt neighborhood tomorrow morning. The event is the annual PTO fundraiser for Nayatt Elementary School. Co-chair Jennifer Scalia describes it as "way more than just a race. It's a series of races, a raffle, a neighborhood event." The main event, though, is the 5K Run/Walk, which starts at 10 am and takes place on a USATF sanctioned course. Top runners from throughout the area almost always compete. “The course is beautiful," said Scalia, who is co-chairing the event with Ed Roskiewicz. "It winds through the neighborhoods of Nayatt School and along the banks of the Barrington River.” Kids races will precede the 5K with music provided by the Bayside YMCA during registration, …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Barrington Youth Basketball League took two championships in the Metro West travel league.
The Barrington Youth Basketball League (BYBL) has two championship teams. Barrington's 5th-grade boys Division 2 team had an outstanding season, winning the regular season division championship with a 10-2 record, according to Todd Rywolt, the team's coach. The Barrington 8th grade boys Division 3 team "had a fantastic run in the league's post-season tournament, defeating Easton, Dedham and Mansfield in route to the tournament championship," said Rywolt. This past season was the Barrington Youth Basketball League's second year participating in the highly competitive Metro West travel basketball league. Nine Barrington teams participated in the Metro West league this winter, seven boys teams and two girls teams, he said. "BYBL sends a big …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The Eagles beat Burrillville, 2-0, Sunday afternoon in the deciding best-of-three series to take Division I title.
Barrington High School’s boys’ ice hockey team joined the girls in winning a championship on Sunday afternoon, March 17. The boys beat Burrillville, 2-0, to claim the Division I state title, according to the Providence Journal. Senior goalie and captain Andrew Galbraith was named the MVP of the tournament with his second shutout of the best-of-three Interscholastic League series. Galbraith made 52 saves on Sunday afternoon, a day after he gave up seven goals in a game-two loss. He shut out Burrillville in game one as well, 1-0. The boys’ squad capped a run of four wins out of five playoff games in claiming the Division I title after the team only won three games all season.