April 12th, 2013
Much like the Mount St. Charles hockey teams of the 1980s and â€™90s, South Kingstown boys tennis has become synonymous with winning in the state of Rhode Island.
With 14-straight state titles, the longest such streak by any public school in the state in any sport, this millennium has belonged to Rebel tennis.
COVENTRY â€” Defending state volleyball champion South Kingstown and the team the Rebels beat in last yearâ€™s Division I semifinals, Coventry, both graduated a number of talented players and All-Staters.
WARWICK â€” The rest of Division I might not know much about Coventry seniors Aaron Guenet and Justin Jadach, but as the Pilgrim baseball team found out in Mondayâ€™s season opener, the Oaker duo is a pretty formidable mound combination.
COVENTRY â€” The inexperienced Coventry baseball team canâ€™t afford to give away runs this season, but thatâ€™s exactly what happened in the teamâ€™s Division I-South home opener against Barrington Wednesday afternoon.
WESTERLYâ€”Once upon a time the Chariho girls lacrosse team looked like the boys team.
A collection of athletes who grew up playing the more conventional sports â€“ soccer, basketball or softball â€“ that were looking to translate their success in one sport to another.
WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”For the fledgling Chariho boys lacrosse team the measuring stick for the rest of the season has been established.
Monday the Chargers played their first regular season game in program history, a 10-2 loss to Westerly.
Donâ€™t expect anything to surprise the Chariho softball team this spring.
Between seniors Sydney Scott, Becca Oâ€™Donnell, Skye Hart and Vicky Ferraro the group has seen just about everything over the past few seasons.
WEST GREENWICHâ€”Dark clouds and cold temperatures swept across the back fields at Exeter-West Greenwich High School Monday afternoon, making the sunny skies and 60-degree weather seem like a distant memory.
â€śHere comes the rain,â€ť remarked EWG senior Jess Patalano as she warmed up to throw the javelin.
Defending champs donâ€™t sneak up on anybody.
This fact is hardly lost on senior Nick Tierney and North Kingstown boys outdoor track teammates as the Skippers attempt to win their second outdoor track title in a row.
â€śI can only hope we can come with what we had last year,â€ť Tierney says. â€śWe lost a few guys in some key areas but as you know we have some new faces and weâ€™re really looking for them to step up.
EAST GREENWICH â€“ After a stellar 20-1 record in 2012 that culminated with a Division II championship victory over West Warwick, the East Greenwich softball team lost three team captains and three of the teamâ€™s more productive starters.