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April 22nd, 2013
KINGSTONâ€”Amidst national speculation he would be leaving the program after just one season, URI menâ€™s basketball coach Dan Hurley put an end to all the rumors last Friday when he signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him in Kingston until 2020.
WARWICK â€” Coventry baseball coach Leo Bush knew there would be days like the one the Oakers experienced Tuesday afternoon at Mickey Stevens Field against Division I-South rival Toll Gate.
COVENTRY â€” The Coventry boys tennis team has won just one match in each of the last two seasons and the Oakers might not win many matches this season, but there is hope for the squad going forward.
COVENTRY â€” The Coventry softball team could easily be 4-0 and looking down at the rest of Division I.
Instead the Oakers find themselves in the middle of the pack following Tuesday morningâ€™s gut-wrenching, extra-innings defeat to visiting Cumberland.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€”The Chariho boys volleyball team has won just one of its four matches to begin the season but so far coach Doug Bliven is taking everything in stride.
As far as playoff seeding went in the Division I Tournament, no team pulled off a greater upset than the Chariho baseball team last season except maybe the Chargers themselves.
In the opening round of the D-I tourney the No. 14 Chargers upset No. 3 North Kingstown and â€“ following a 10-0 loss to Coventry â€“ eliminated the Skippers in the consolation final of their regional bracket with a second straight victory over NK.
WEST WARWICK â€” In a division where so many teams are so equally talented, small mistakes could be the difference between winning the Division II-South title or finishing fourth and earning a road date in the first round of the playoffs.
On paper, the North Kingstown baseball team has all the makings of a Final Four team in the Division I Tournament this spring.
Any good coach will tell you though whatâ€™s on paper doesnâ€™t always make its way onto the field and so far the Skippers are doing their best to work through some early hiccups.
If the North Kingstown and East Greenwich girls lacrosse teams are going to play every game like they did Friday when the two squads faced off then it should be a great season for area lax.
Though it was a tough 2012 season for the North Kingstown boys lacrosse team, one that saw the Skippers finish at the bottom of the Division I standings with a 2-8 record, the team is looking to start taking steps forward in 2013 as they prepare to open their division schedule on Friday against Moses Brown.