Archive - Apr 4, 2013
NARRAGANSETT â€“ With the newly realigned Rhode Island Interscholastic League divisions, the 2013 boys lacrosse season kicked off with 2012 Division II runner-up South Kingstown taking on last seasonâ€™s Division III runner-up Narragansett. The neighbors are now division foes in what should hopefully be a competitive D-II rivalry for a few years to come.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”Last season the Narragansett softball team went winless in Division II and more often than not couldnâ€™t hang with their competition.
Now in Division III, the Mariners might be on the polar opposite end of the spectrum.
COVENTRY â€” If youâ€™re planning on going to a Coventry baseball game this season you might want to bring a roster because nearly every starter from last seasonâ€™s team has graduated.
For the first time in two decades the Oakers reached the Division I semifinals where they lost a pair of one-run games to eventual state champion Hendricken, but All-State pitchers Matt Laferriere and Cote Nichols along with talented players Alex Zannella, Blake Rapecis, Troy Fredette and Brandon Sullivan have moved on.
COVENTRY â€” The Coventry softball team committed two errors and made a couple of other defensive lapses in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday which allowed visiting North Kingstown to pull away for a 7-3 nine-inning victory.
COVENTRY â€” Rachel Ball had two hits in the first three innings of Coventryâ€™s season opener against Toll Gate Monday, but those hits were scrubbed away when the game was abandoned in the top of the fourth inning because of heavy rain and wind.
A first-team, All-Southeastern Conference performer in his senior season, South Kingstownâ€™s Erik Murphy has had a tremendous career playing for the University of Florida menâ€™s basketball team.
KINGSTONâ€”The University of Rhode Island baseball team kicked off their A10 schedule over the weekend, with a rough series against defending conference champions Dayton at Bill Beck Memorial Field.
WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”Over the past few years the Chariho boys outdoor track team has been both the hunter and the hunted.
Last season the Chargers were without their top runner, Mike Marsella, and fell just three points short of a second consecutive outdoor title.
After a four-year hiatus from the postseason the Chariho boys tennis team made its return to the playoffs last season after finishing the regular season 8-8 in the Division II.
The Chargers were swept by Classical in the first round but with that experience and a veteran roster in tow Chariho is hoping to take the next step this season.