Archive - Apr 22, 2013 - Sports Article
PAWTUCKETâ€”It has been a strong start to date for the Exeter-West Greenwich High School boys tennis team.
Coming off a .500 season last year the Knights have rattled off three straight wins to start their season at 3-1, following a 6-1 win over Shea High School last Thursday.
COVENTRY â€” There arenâ€™t two boys volleyball teams in the state who know each other better than North Kingstown and Coventry thanks to off-season volleyball with the Rhode Island Blast along with assorted summer beach leagues around the state.
EXETER - It will be an uphill battle this season if the Exeter/West Greenwich boys volleyball team hopes to repeat their success from last spring, but that is not letting them have anything but positive aspirations for 2013.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€” Sometimes a fresh outlook on things is all it takes and that is just what the North Kingstown High School boys tennis team will have as it takes the court this season.
Matt Marion takes over as coach for the Skippers in his first endeavor into high school coaching as NK searches for its first winning season since the spring of 2008.
A long-standing coach on the individual and professional level, Marion looks to bring that same approach to the Skippers this season.
WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”Itâ€™s been 14 years since the Southern Division produced a state champion in golf but this spring the eight-team division is hoping to change that.
After North Kingstown won back-to-back titles in 1998 and â€™99 and Hendricken took the title the next two years Barrington has reclaimed its throne atop the stateâ€™s high school golf kingdom.
Samantha Smith will head into this weekendâ€™s NCAA Equestrian Championships with a couple of honors in her back pocket.
Smith, from Wakefield (South Kingstown High), is a key performer for the University of South Carolina womenâ€™s team. She was recently named Southeast Conference Freshman of the Year and was named to the All-SEC Equestrian Team. She was also voted as the conferenceâ€™s top rider in Equitation on the Flat by the four SEC head coaches.
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EAST GREENWICHâ€”There has been quite the tradition of girls lacrosse at East Greenwich High School of late.
After two straight trips to the Division I semifinals, the Avengers have become a force in the Rhode Island Interscholastic League.
Off to a perfect 4-0 start following Tuesday nightâ€™s 20-11 win over South Kingstown, it appears as though there was a seamless transition from last year.
EAST GREENWICHâ€”A number of times this season South Kingstown softball coach Joel Tuoni has mentioned his team has very little margin for error.
Against a team like two-time defending Division II champion East Greenwich that margin is significantly slimmer.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”Finding its way in Division II was never going to be easy for the Narragansett boys lacrosse team.
After making it to the Division III Championship last season the Mariners moved up to D-II South in a subdivision that features last yearâ€™s finals participants in East Greenwich and South Kingstown.