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.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
According to The South County Independent and readers, North Kingstown wins the annual Thanksgiving match-up thanks to a fourth quarter stand.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
According to several readers, the North Kingstown Skippers beat the South Kingstown Rebels, 20-16, at North Kingstown High School on Thanksgiving Day. The loss means that the Rebels will finish the 2012 season winless. South Kingstown won an Injury Fund exhibition against Chariho, but otherwise didn’t win a game this year. In contrast, the win snaps a long losing streak for North Kingstown, which last won on Sept. 22 against Pilgrim High School. It’s a minor upset, considering that South Kingstown is a Division I squad. Although the Rebels went winless this year, it’s still rare for Division I teams to lose to lower-division teams. According to The South County Independent’s Facebook page, the Skippers clinched the game in the fourth …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown and East Greenwich all play in a charity event at Curtis Corner Middle School tonight.
Friday, August 31, 2012
To the editor, On Friday, Aug. 31, the first annual varsity boys’ soccer Fall Kick-Off Classic will take place at Curtis Corner Middle School. This charity event will include a soccer double header starting at 5 p.m. with Narragansett vs. North Kingstown, and will conclude at 7 p.m. with South Kingstown vs. East Greenwich. This event will be an annual charity game that will kick off the varsity season for the four local teams. Each year the event location will rotate amongst the schools, as will the charity being donated to. This year the game will be in South Kingstown, with the American Cancer Society being the selected charity. All proceeds from game admission as well as from event t-shirt sales will go to a donation being made to the …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The Skippers defeated the Rebels 67-48 in boys’ basketball, starting the season 2-0.
NORTH KINGSTOWN – After trailing 15-14 midway through the first half of Tuesday’s boys’ basketball game against South Kingstown High, the Skippers outscored their rival 53-33 en route to a 67-48 win. “We looked pretty good early on,” said SK head coach Jim Champion. “Even when we were down by eight at the half, I still felt good about how we were playing.” Champion also felt good about the plodding pace of the game, considering the Rebels’ lack of depth. “NK is quicker than we are. They shoot better and they have more depth,” admitted the SK coach. “Because they are a deeper team, we got tired as the game wore on and they didn’t. Once you get tired, your thought process also diminishes.” Sensing that the Rebels had weary legs, NK head …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Coach Finelli and his players are working hard to restore the program’s reputation and winning ways.
Two years ago, the North Kingstown High School ice hockey team celebrated the greatest achievement in the program’s history – winning the Division I-A state championship. The title capped off a remarkable season in which the Skippers led the league with a 14-2-2 record. But as a result of losing most of its top players, many of which graduated, NK went from first to worst the following season. The Skippers scored a league-low 12 goals and allowed a league-high 108 goals, en route to a 2-16 record in Division I. This year, the hockey team has a new coach at the helm. Bob Finelli has accepted the daunting task of not only bringing the program back to respectability, but to prominence. “We’re starting from the ground up,” said Finelli. “This …
Monday, December 5, 2011
The team drops its league opener 8-0, but showed some flashes of competitive hockey.
BURRILLVILLE – The Narragansett, North Kingstown and South Kingstown Storm girls’ hockey team did about as well as they expected to do in their season opener, falling 8-0 to the more experienced Burrillville-Ponaganset co-op. Head coach Edward Curran said that currently, his team is only about six to 10 players deep – some have never even skated before. As a result, he has about a line and a half, and everyone plays for developmental reasons. Starting for the Storm on Friday night were: Also getting significant time off the bench were senior Andrea Cooper, sophomore Danielle Deangellis, and freshmen Brooke McGreen and Grace Cunnie. Cooper, McKnight and Smith serve as the team’s captains. The composition of the team is very young – Cooper …
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Cranston West pulled away from North Kingstown in the second period, scoring four goals.
The Cranston High School West boys hockey team unleashed a relentless, but balanced attack in its 5-1 win over North Kingstown Saturday evening at the University of Rhode Island’s Boss Ice Arena. Five different players put the puck in the net and six different players assisted on goals for the Falcons, in the season opener for both teams. West fired off 50 shots on goal, compared to the Skippers’ 19 attempts. “We had three balanced lines that all played very well,” said Falcons’ head coach Mike Boyajian. “We also did a nice job forechecking and backchecking.” The score might have been more lopsided, if not for the stellar play of Skippers’ goalie Meridith Rocha. Facing a barrage of shots all night, Rocha made some amazing saves. “You have …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Here are five things to know for Wednesday, Oct. 12.
1. Learn about the roots of your town tonight as Rhode Island Historical Society Librarians Lee Teverow and Katherine Chansky explore the unique historical resources referencing North Kingstown people, places, events, businesses and buildings. The introduction to the RIHS will describe a wide range of sources, including military records of the North Kingstown Rangers; architectural information about historic buildings such as Old Saint Paul’s Church, Cocumscussoc and the Gilbert Stuart Homestead, and North Kingstown Town Records. The discussion is free and open to the public at North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone St., tonight at 6:30. For more information, call 401-294-3306. 2. What will the future of North Kingstown look like? How can…
Thursday, September 29, 2011
LeValley records 23 kills in SK victory.
NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI — As the old sports cliché goes: records and standings are thrown out the window when it comes to rivalry games. South Kingstown, one of the powers of Rhode Island Interscholastic League's Division 1 volleyball this season, came into the game at 3-1. North Kingstown came in struggling at 2-3, losing two of their last three matches. The Rebels escaped the back and forth affair with a thrilling three sets to two victory. Set scores were 22-25, 25-21, 25-21, 23-25, 15-7. Outside hitter Alyssa LeValley led the Rebel attack with 23 kills, 11 of which came in the third set. It's become an expected performance from the senior all-stater, but South coach Jackie Fagan attributed the crucial third set victory to the unexpected…
Monday, September 26, 2011
Channel 10 featured NKHS in last week's "Friday Night Lights."
- On WJAR
Monday, September 26, 2011