Friday, May 3, 2013
The NKHS Sailing Team has qualified for its first national competition next week.
The North Kingstown High School sailing team scored a big victory this past weekend as they qualified for the the national championship after tying for first at the O'Day Championship in Greenwich, CT. The top three teams (NKHS, Cape Cod Academy and Hotchkiss School) from the regional competition will now go on to compete in the Interscholastic Sailing Association High School Doublehanded Championship in Chicago during the weekend of May 11. Leading the team to nationals is a quartet of Jamestown girls – A Fleet skipper Rachel Bryer and crew Fiona Christie and B Fleet skipper Amina Brown and crew Emma Vogel. It's the first time North Kingstown has ever qualified for the nationals, said Coach Andrew Sayre. Though the Skippers will be …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Purple come back from a seven-point halftime deficit to claim a boys’ basketball state title, 57-52, against North Kingstown.
KINGSTON – The top-seeded Classical Purple survived a fight to the finish with North Kingstown, 57-52 Sunday night at the Ryan Center, thanks to a missed 3 by the Skippers and clutch free throw shooting by Ismael Batista and Kealen Ives. Up 54-52 with 16.3 seconds left, Ives went to the line with a chance to ice the game. While he managed to swish the first shot, the second rattled out. North Kingstown grabbed the board, pushed the ball upcourt and got it to senior Owen Heath for a long 3 from the elbow. While he had a man on him, Heath elevated and got free for the shot, which just hit off the rim. Classical controlled the rebound, and North Kingstown was forced to foul Batista with 6.7 left. The senior sank both free throws, giving …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The North Kingstown High School girls gymnastics team won the state championship, defeating La Salle Academy.
The North Kingstown High School girls gymnastics team has won the Division I state title, unseating La Salle Academy's decade-long hold on the title. The Skippers were led by sophomore Allison DiBiase (36.175) and senior Brianna Calise (35.225) led the team, finishing second and fourth respectively in the all-around component. In total, NKHS scored 138.85 while La Salle scored 137.5 for second place and Barrington (the regular season champion) with 136.375 for third. This is the first gymnastics state title loss for La Salle in 11 years. The last time to win a state championship was NKHS in the 2001-2002 season.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Six student athletes from NK will be playing the game at the collegiate level.
Six North Kingstown High School seniors won't be hanging up their gear after graduation. Last Wednesday, the group was part of a mock signing at the high school where they signed their letters of intent to play for Division I and Division II schools – joined by teachers, coaches, family and classmates.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
RIHS Football Media Poll – North Kingstown is looking better this year in D-II play.
Thanks to an impressive win over No. 3 Portsmouth, top-ranked La Salle has solidified its grip on the No. 1 spot in the latest Rhode Island High School Football Media Poll. La Salle gained six points and three more first place votes from last week, increasing its lead on No. 2 Hendrickren from two points to nine. The Hawks won their game, shutting out South Kingstown. The rest of the poll stayed relatively stable, except for two teams. Cumberland moved up four spots, from No. 16 to No. 12. The Clippers are 1-1, with a competitive 12-6 loss to Division I Cranston West and a shutout of Division II Central, 28-0. Woonsocket plummeted in the rankings, from No. 10 to No. 19. They were thrashed by No. 7 Johnston, 43-6, on Friday night. The …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Joe Gilmartin – a former NKHS student, football player and assistant coach – is returning to the field as head coach and looks to turn the program around.
There’s a different voice barking out orders on the football fields of North Kingstown High School this season. He may be the new head coach this year, but Joe Gilmartin is no stranger to NKHS’ football program. A 1982 graduate of NKHS (who also played on the school's football team), Gilmartin served as an assistant coach in the 1983 and 1984 under Joe Mancini, then again from 1985 to 1992 under Keith Kenyon. He returned to assist Kenyon in 1995 and 1996 after a stint as the head coach of the Bishop Feehan High School’s football team in Attleboro. Now a teacher at the high school, Gilmartin has had a first row view of the school’s football program decline in the past few years. When former coach John Horsman was let go after his third …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Division II NKHS Skippers are starting the season off with a new head coach.
The start of another high school football season brings the start of another tradition – The Rhode Island High School Football Media Poll. The poll is compiled thanks to the hard work of Eric Rueb, a sports editor with Southern Rhode Island Newspapers. Patch’s ballot is cast by Stephen Greenwell, the local editor of the South Kingstown and Narragansett site. Without further adieu, here is the preseason media ballot, followed by the Patch ballot. MEDIA BALLOT Also receiving votes: Mount Hope (27), Shea (20), Moses Brown (20), Classical (10), Exeter-West Greenwich (10), Narragansett (7), North Smithfield (7), East Greenwich (5), Lincoln (4), Mount Pleasant (3), Ponaganset (2), Warwick Veterans (1), Smithfield (1). The Rhode Island Sports …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
NKHS squeaked out a win over Charih and Westerly.