June 18, 2024

Spring Sports has Sprung!

Sports Upate & Schedules


EPHS Baseball
The defending Rhode Island Division II state champion Townie baseball team enters the season with high expectations and a couple of new coaches.  Martin Middle School head coach Ben Emond and his assistant coach and former Townie two time all stater Seth Daly have joined Coach Frank DeVall who was appointed Head Coach at Mt Hope High School.  Replacing Coach Emond at Martin is former EPHS JV head coach Chris Kennedy who has been a part of both EP varsity championships along with a JV state title in 2016.  Replacing Coach Kennedy as JV head coach will be Nick Karalekas who will also remain as a varsity assistant.  Also joining the JV staff are no strangers to the Townies baseball program, former all-staters Kyle Marquis and Adam Duarte. TJ Lynch and Ed Renaud will remain as varsity assistants while Bob Rodericks enters his 13th season as the varsity head coach.  Rodericks has guided his team to two state championships and has been a recipient of the RI Baseball Coach of the Year (across all divisions).      

East Providence has a good chance at another playoff run returning 6 position players (Kyler Lorenz, Oliver Andrews, Gavin Palombo, Brian Rutkowski, Steven Estrella, Nolan Lorenz) and two starting pitchers (Tim Robitaille and Dylan Annicelli) along with talented junior transfer Tyler Dicecco who will contribute as a pitcher and an infielder. Seniors Tyler Quadros and Maliquis Fernandez will also look to help out in the lineup any way possible.  Other players in the program to keep an eye on are Sophomores Ben Hallene and Jayden Healey as well as Freshmen Aiden Martins and Max Carreiro.  “I feel good about our chances as we have a nice returning squad from last year’s championship team,” said Rodericks.  “We did lose a couple of starters to graduation and the league will be competitive, but we will work hard as always and look for another playoff appearance,” he said.  The team has been scrimmaging and practicing in cold, rainy weather, but is ready to go.

Baseball Roster
Max Correiro 9th, Kyler Lorenz 12th, Gavin Palombo 10th, Colin Roche 11th, Brian Rutkowski 11th, Tyler Quadros 12th, Timothy Robitaille 11th, Jayden Healey 10th, Kyle DesRosiers 10th, Aidan Martins 9th, Benjamin Hallene 9th, Oliver Andrews 11th, Tyler Dicecco 11th, Nolan Lorenz 10th, Dylan Annicelli 11th and Malaquias Fernandez 11th.

April Schedule:
4/02/24    5:00 PM Burrillville @ EPHS
4/05/24    4:00 PM @ Chariho
4/08/24    6:00 PM Johnston @ EPHS                     
4/10/24    4:00 PM @ North Providence  
4/13/24  12:00 PM Mt. Hope @ EPHS
4/15/24  12:00 PM Barrington @ EPHS
4/19/24    1:00 PM Narragansett @ EPHS
4/23/24    4:00 PM @ Prout School
4/26/24    4:00 PM E Greenwich @ EPHS
4/30/24    4:00 PM @ Middletown (Gaudet)

EPHS Tennis
The Townie tennis team hopes for a repeat performance which saw them reach the division state championship the past two years.  Ep played well and was the runner-up for the title last year.  Coach Slade Sharma likes the team’s chances.  “Our team will carry 31 players this season with 17 seniors making up more than half of that number. Only 3 players in our lineup are not seniors (Abigail, John, and Steel). I believe we are an experienced group with a lot of talent that is only one season removed from winning the D3 championship in 2022. Our lineup still consists of many of those players who were on that team combined with talented players that started last year in Abigail and John. The focus is making a deep playoff push in the D2 playoffs this season. We have dealt with injuries that will keep out two singles players from last year's lineup (Brayden Rouette and Miguel Flores) for a majority of the season if not all of it. However, we are optimistic that our team's work ethic, talent and focus will continue to push us forward and have us in conversation for the last match of the year on June 1st (D2 championship).”

Townie Tennis Lineup
1st singles: James McShane
2nd singles: Abigail Ellison
3rd singles: John Vaughan
4th singles: Jaydon Amaral
1st doubles: Jordan O'Hara and Nathan Thurber
2nd doubles: Justin Petion and Joseph Kramer
3rd doubles: Jaydon Massa and Steel Martin

Tennis Schedule
4/01/24  4:0PM @ Cranston West
4/03/24  4:30 PM Cumberland @ EPHS
4/05/24  4:00 PM West Warwick @ EPHS
4/09/24  4:00 PM Middletown/Rogers @ Gaudet
4/11/24  3:30 PM @ North Kingstown
4/16/24  4:30 PM Chariho @ EPHS
4/23/24  5:00 PM Westerly @ EPHS
4/25/24  4:00 PM @ Prout School
4/30/24  4:30 PM Narragansett @ EPHS
5/02/24  4:00 PM @ East Greenwich
5/07/24  3:30 PM PCD @ EPHS       
5/09/24  4:00 PM @ Classical High
5/14/24  5:00 PM Tiverton @ EPHS

EPHS Girls Outdoor Track
The Townie girls outdoor track team looks to do well during the season. The 4x100m relay team consisting of Nazarae Phillip, Kandace Daniel, Kendra Daniel, and Aliyah Evora finished indoor earning all-state honors and looking at a top 3 finish by States.  All four should also be a factor in the 100m and 200m sprints. “Keira Mullen and Trinity Johnson Carter should place high at states in the 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles. Our 4x800m relay team should finish in the top 8 at states also,” said coach Mike Almeida. The team consists of Kathryn Patalano, Adrianna Perry, Alicia Pinto and Sadie Gagnon. In the jumps Audrey Lepine, Johnson Carter and Phillip will all be factors by states. “Looking ahead, I am confident that we should win every meet and be very competitive among the best teams in the state,” said Almeida.

Track April Schedule
4/02/24 4:30 PMMultiple Schools @ EPHS
4/06/24 8:30 AM RITCA Multiple @ Mt. Pleasant  
4/09/24 4:30 PM Multiple Schools @ EPHS
4/11/24 4:00 PM Injury Fund Multiple @ Hendricken         
4/23/24 TBD Multiple Schools @ EPHS
4/27/24 10:00 AM Invitational Multiple @ Conley
4/29/24 4:15 PM Multiple @ Barrington High

EPHS Boys Volleyball
The volleyball team was impressive last season and made a good run in the playoffs reaching the quarterfinals.  “The 2024 Boys Volleyball team looks to improve on our quarter final loss last season. The players has been working hard in the off season and looks to carry that work into the season. The team is coming together and very fun to be around,” said head coach Dan Cabral. “ Seniors DJ Lepine, Pedro Mederios, Trent DeCosta, Trey Decosta, Josh Jean Louis, Andrew Espada, Jason Leite, Loden Broe and Nick Capobianco are leading the team each day in practice. Competition is high in practice, and the energy is good,” he added.  The varsity roster is rounded out by Jordan Rodriguez, Brandon Mimande, Naya Phillip, Franklin Carela Lopez, Logan Calouro, Antonio Varela and Ethan Pereira. The team won the first match of the season in a Non-League matchup with the Shea/Tolman Co-Op. Game scores were 25-20, 23-25, 25-18, 26-28 and 16-14. The team was lead by Naya Phillip with 7 kills and 3 blocks and DJ Lepine with 10 Kills 10 Digs.

Volleyball April schedule
4/02/24  6:30 PM  @ Westerly
4/04/24  7:00 PM Woonsocket @ EPHS
4/08/24  6:30 PM @ Barrington                   
4/10/24  6:30 PM Central @ EPHS
4/12/24  6:30 PM Cranston West @ EPHS
4/18/24  6:00 PM @ Lincoln
4/22/24  6:30 PM Lincoln @ EPHS
4/24/24  6:30 PM @ Pilgrim High School
4/25/24  6:30 PM W Warwick @ EPHS
4/30/24  6:30 PM Westerly @ EPHS

EPHS Boys Basketball
The Townies boys basketball team lost out in the state open tournament but not after gaining some success during a season in which they had many questions to answer.  The team lost all 5 of its starters from last year’s squad due to graduation and transfer to other schools.  However, they had a pretty good run through the playoffs, first winning their last regular season games against teams like North Kingstown, Narragansett and La Salle.  In the first playoff game they rocked Central High School with a decisive 82-41 win at EPHS.  The Townies looked impressive but then lost to Hendricken in the quarterfinal game.  EP had its moments but fell short against the hawks. “We lost many seniors to graduation and two players who went to prep schools.  Considering that we were in most games this year,” said head coach Joe Andrade.  “We know where we have to improve and I’m hoping to see even better results next season.”     

Bay View Spring Sports
Golf, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track and Softball

Bay View/PCD Co-op Softball Schedule
4/03/24  4:00 PM St. Raphael @ Bay View
4/05/24  4:00 PM @ Cumberland High  
4/09/24  4:30 PM Cranston West @ Brayton Avenue
Softball Complex     
4/15/24  11:00 AM North Kingstown @ Bay View
4/18/24  11:00 AM East Greenwich @ Bay View
4/19/24  11:00 AM Coventry High @ Bay View
4/22/24  4:00 PM Moses Brown @ Bay View
4/24/24  4:30 PM @ Pilgrim High School
4/26/24  4:30 PM La Salle @ Bay View
4/30/24  4:30 PM Prout School TBD

Bay View Outdoor Track & Field Schedule
4/02/24  4:30 PM Multiple Schools @ EPHS
4/06/24  8:30 AM RITCA Meet @ Mt. Pleasant       
4/08/24  4:15 PM Multiple @ Barrington
4/12/24  4:00 PM Multiple @ Conley Stadium        
4/23/24  4:30 PM Multiple @ Tiverton
4/27/24 10:00 AM Invitational @ Conley Stadium  
4/30/24  4:00 PM Multiple @ Mt. Hope High


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