April 4th, 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.