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April 17th, 2014
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.
PROVIDENCE â On paper, it looks like the Southern Division Boys Indoor Track Championships was a slaughter delivered by North Kingstown.
Sometimes looks can be deceiving though, as Chariho put up a mighty fight and more than earned their second place rank. The Chargers may not have clinched first at the Providence Career and Technical Academy on Saturday morning, but they put impressive distance between themselves and the rest of the field.
Chariho tailed Northâs 163-point win with 99 points of their own, while Rogers finsihed in a distant third place with 42 points.
December 2nd, 2013
Due to the football schedule our weekly high school picks for Tuesday night's Division I, III and IV semifinals will not appear in print as the games will be played before our papers go to print, yet the matchups were not available last week as our papers were published prior to the Thanksgiving contests. As a result, our picks for the semifinal rounds will be published online and our Superbowl selections will appear in print this week.
(4) Cranston East at (1) Barrington
(3) Portsmouth at (2) Hendricken
(4) Narragansett at (1) Mount Pleasant
Ocean State Waves general manager Matt Finlayson is going back to his roots for his new manager.
A baseball player in his own right at Salve Regina University, Finlayson has tabbed Seahawks skipper Eric Cirella to take over head coaching duties of the Waves.
Finlayson played for Cirellaâs father, Steve, at Salve and also coached with Eric under Jim Foster at the University of Rhode Island.