July 18, 2018

Sports Update


Riverside Little League Wins 9-10 and 11-12 Division Championships!
Riverside Little League is finishing up its season on a high note as two all-star teams won their respective Division championships propelling them to the State tournament. In the Major Division (11-12) Riverside went undefeated to take the Division title but eventually lost out in the state championship run to South Kingstown. Cranston Western and SK handed Riverside losses in the double elimination tournament.

The Riverside 9-10 All-Stars also won the Division Two championship by defeating fellow East Providence team, Rumford Little league in a close 9-7 game at the end of July. As of this writing they are still in the running for the state tourney.

District 2 is the largest of the state’s 4 little league districts. District 2 is the largest district in RI. The Leagues are in every town between Newport and Pawtucket. Each league is administered by local volunteers.

The four District winners are: District 1, Cranston Western; District 2 Riverside (East Providence); District 3 South Kingstown and District 4 Cumberland American.

It has been awhile since local teams qualified for the boys major division state title. Riverside was District 2 champion in 1964. Rumford LL won Division 2 titles in 1989, 1994 and 1998.

EPHS Athletes are preparing for the fall athletic season.
Some are participating in various summer camps and the new high school fitness center is in full swing. Many athletes are working out 3 days a week.

Friends of Townie Athletics Organization
The Friends of Townie annual golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Metacomet Country Club. “This past year, we were able to provide over $45,000 worth of equipment, uniforms, tournament fees and a scoreboard for the EPHS Soccer/Lacrosse field due to the support and participation of you, our golfers,” said volunteers with the booster group.

Please email towniefriends@gmail.com, or message our FTAO Facebook page for a golfer signup sheet and/or a tee sponsor sheet. Please note that the price for registrations sent in after August 1st are $160. Donations are welcomed for those who cannot participate but would like to support Townie athletics.

The Annual Townie Baseball Summer Camp is underway during the first week of August. The camp is held at Pierce Stadium and visitors are invited to stop by and watch the action.

ATC Training Facility Serves Local Athletes
“Train like a champion. Compete like a warrior. Low rates. No other youth travel organization works as hard as ATC Wolves. Our athletes are trained using discipline targeting not only baseball mechanics skills, but also functional strength. Become a complete player,” offers the ATC trainers. Registration includes ATC membership. Individual personal training available. Professional training. Full AAU schedule. Full tournament schedule. Quality uniform package.

Tryouts for ATC Wolves Baseball: August 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 2017. 9U&10U: 10am-11am; 11U & 12U: 11am-12:30pm; 13U-15U: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm; 16U-18U: 2:00 pm– 4:00 pm.

Location: Ray Pepin Field, Bishop Hendricken HS, 2615 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI 02889.
For more information: Call: Corey Allard: (401) 338-6381; Bob Rodericks (401) 575-3208 or Trevor Poissant (401) 602-3016.


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