Around the horn
• Second-seeded North Kingstown High School girls’ lacrosse team won the RIIL Division I Championship with a 10-4 win over Barrington on June 4 at Rhode Island College. The Skippers beat South Kingstown in the first round, 16-9, and then edged La Salle in the semifinals, 13-11, to earn the trip to the championship game.
• No. 5 North Kingstown High School boys’ volleyball team lost to No. 4 La Salle, 3-1, in the first round of the RIIL Division I Playoffs.
• North Kingstown High School golfer Owen Heath shot a 77-76 – 153 at the RIIL Golf Championships held at Cranston Country Club on May 31 and June 1. Heath finished fourth overall in the state. Finishing fifth in the state was teammate Ryan Southworth, who shot a 76-78 –154. Ryan’s brother, Adam, shot back-to-back 81s for a 162 total. As a team, North Kingstown finished in a tie for second place (314-314 – 628), four shots behind the state champions, Cumberland.
• The North Kingstown High School baseball team is tied with Cranston West in a best-of-three series, 1-1, in the RIIL Division I Finals. The deciding game was held last night at McCoy Stadium.
• The North Kingstown High School softball team was eliminated from the RIIL Division 1 Playoffs by Lincoln on Tuesday night, 4-0. The seventh-seeded Skippers opened with an upset over Chariho, 5-3, on June 3. They were then bumped into the loser’s bracket after a 3-2 loss to Cranston West on June 5.
• The North Kingstown High School junior varsity tennis team beat South Kingstown, 3-1, in the state championship.
• Ali’s Run of the Newport Babe Ruth League improved to 8-1 on the season following back-to-back wins over O’Brien’s last week. On June 1, the combined efforts of Logan Crawford and Graham Jamison on the mound led Ali’s to a decisive 10-1 win. Robbie Haberland led the offense by getting on base three times with two hits. On June 5, Jamison pitched four strong innings and Drew MacIntyre contributed two hits as Ali’s Run outlasted O’Brien’s 14-8. Shane Foley and Pete Millen contributed in the win. Ali’s last regular season game is Sunday, June 12, at noon at Cardines Field in Newport.
• On June 2, Rocky Hill School (East Greenwich) held its annual Upper School Athletic Awards Ceremony. Courtney Harrington was named the Most Improved Player for the coed tennis team.
• Katie Marquis, a senior centerfi elder on the North Kingstown High School softball team, was given the Bruce Brown Unsung Hero Award at the Senior Athlete Sports Banquet on June 5. She was also awarded a $500 scholarship from the North Kingstown Booster Club. Last week, Katie was awarded the Principal’s Sportsmanship Award.
• University of Rhode Island redshirt junior Jeff Cammans was named to the 2011 New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-New England Second Team, in voting conducted among the association’s Division I head coaches. Cammans missed the majority of last season with an injury, but ended the 2011 campaign with a .349 average, a team-best 68 hits and 21 multiple-hit games. He also finished second in runs scored (47) and was third in stolen bases (22). He was also named to the 2011 Atlantic 10 Baseball All- Championship Team. He went 2-for-4 in URI’s 7-4 victory over sixth-seeded La Salle and combined to bat .400 throughout the tournament, with a pair of sacrifi ce hits and two runs scored.
• Former world No. 2 Tommy Haas has been awarded a wild card to compete in the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, to be hosted at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport from July 4-10. This will the first appearance in Newport for Haas, who began making a comeback to the ATP World Tour in late April after a 14-month hiatus due to surgery.
“We look forward to welcoming Tommy to Newport. He’s been one of the most exciting, consistent players on Tour for many years, and we know our fans will enjoy seeing him compete with the other top players in our field, such as Sam Querrey and Ivo Karlovic,” said Mark L. Stenning, tournament cirector for the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
“It’s been a great feeling to get myself back into competition over recent weeks, and I am very excited for the opportunity to compete in Newport,” said Haas.
• Team tryouts for the U-13 girls’ South County Youth Soccer Club will be held on Tuesday, June 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tuckertown Park in Wakefield. To be eligible, girls must have born between Aug. 1, 1998, and July 31, 1999. Interesting players should bring a soccer ball to the tryout.