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April 17th, 2014
EAST GREENWICH â The East Greenwich baseball team has spent the first couple of weeks of the spring campaign trying to establish an identity, much in part of several new faces on the team and trying to fill the voids left by a standout senior class from a year ago.
But if what has transpired on the diamond thus far is any indication, the Avengers are quickly understanding the concept of winning at the highest level possible in the state.
WEST WARWICK â The Prout softball team showed they were contenders to make the Division II playoffs Monday afternoon, while West Warwick simply showed it was a contender.
The Crusaders started the season slowly, but in Mondayâs game sophomore starting pitcher McKenzie Reilly allowed two earned runs and nine hits in six innings of work. As well as the Crusaders played, it simply wasnât enough to overcome the veteran Wizards.
While it will take another perfect season and a Division III championship to match the success of their 2013 season, the Narragansett High School Fastpitch team is off to a promising start.
Now 3-0 on the young season, the Mariners fought for a tough 9-7 win at home on Friday against Juanita Sanchez and followed that up with a convincing 6-1 road victory over Mt. Pleasant on Monday.
Led by NHS starting pitcher Jordan Cameron, the team is looking solid so far. Going into Tuesdayâs scheduled home matchup against Rogers (score unavailable at press time), Cameron is 3-0 on the season with 26 strikeouts.
NARRAGANSETT â A disturbing defensive trend developed early in Friday afternoonâs Division II-South baseball game for both Narragansett and the visiting West Warwick.
In the first inning of the contest Mariner ace Kullen McGill walked three of the first four batters and allowed runs to Ray Zincone and Matt Grenier. In the bottom of the first inning the Wizards committed an infield error which didnât cost them a run.
WEST KINGSTON â It wasnât the sunny spring day that everyone was hoping for, but the rain held off long enough for the South Kingstown golf team to compete in its first RIIL match of the season. The Rebels team of six went up against southern division opponents from North Kingstown and Chariho High School on Monday afternoon at Laurel Lane Golf Course. The teams endured very windy conditions for their first match, which brought an extra element of difficulty to the course. Returning after a successful 2013 season (7-6-1) that qualified the team for the state tournament, South is preparing for a competitive season with hopes of chasing the southern division title.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâSenior night.
For nearly every high school athlete, itâs the one event that always leaves a lasting impression.
It was certainly a special night Tuesday for the eight seniors on the North Kingstown boys basketball team â Jake Mansfield, Spencer Bode, Grant Gillis, Chris Lenox, Evan Gaudreau, Isaiah Butler, Kellen Coleman and Zac Brady. But for Brady in particular, it was a momentous occasion.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâSouth Kingstown seniors Mary Eden and Mary Matthews combined to take 10 foul shots in the final minute of regulation and overtime in Wednesday nightâs girls basketball game at North Kingstown.
And their coach didnât see a single one of them.
âIt was just too stressful,â first-year SK coach Amanda Varone said. âI couldnât watch. Iâm also very superstitious, so when I didnât watch, we made them.â
Nick Ross didnât compete with the La Salle University menâs track team last year but his early performance during this indoor season shows that he didnât get rusty.
PROVIDENCE â Itâs official; North Kingstownâs boys indoor track team is definitely a contender for the state championship.
With the times they put up during Saturdayâs Southern Division Championship at the Providence Career and Technical Academy, thereâs certainly reason to put them in the running for state champs.
The Skippers blew the division away with a final tally of 163 points, coming in first over Charihoâs 99 and Rogers with 42.
Not only did North take the division, the Skippers took first in nine out of the 14 events that were scored and earned points in every one.
PROVIDENCE â The East Greenwich boys indoor track team held its own at the Suburban Division Championships Saturday at the Providence Career and Technical Academy.
Coming in second place with 75.5 points, 20 points ahead of West Warwick, the Avengers scored where they would have expected given their daunting Hendricken competitors. The Hawks won by a landslide with 223.5 points.