April 25th, 2013
WEST WARWICK â€” The last time the West Warwick baseball team suffered back-to-back mercy-rule defeats the Wizards were playing alongside North Kingstown, South Kingstown and the rest of Division Iâ€™s best.
Chariho, which reached a Division I regional final last year but hasnâ€™t found much success in the stateâ€™s highest division over the last two decades, dropped down to Division II this season and reminded the Wizards what itâ€™s like to play a D-I team Thursday afternoon at McCarthy Field.
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.