Apart from the early arrival of April showers, spring may not be quite in the air yet on the South Shore, but the Duxbury High School sailing team will welcome the season regardless as they look to build off an impressive 2013.

Read more: Raise anchor: Sailing team kicks off spring season full of optimism

Duxbury High School baseball coach Gordon Cushing hasn’t had much of a chance to see his team in action during their preseason thanks to Mother Nature, but what he has seen has him optimistic that the Dragons are going to pick up right where they left off in 2013.

Read more: Power to the pitching

spoDUXgb1-The old sports cliché says that offense wins games but defense wins championships. The Duxbury girls basketball team brought their trademark defense that won them the South Sectional Championship with them to the TD Garden to play the North champion Arlington Catholic Cougars on March 11, but they couldn’t muster enough offense to keep their season alive.

The Dragons could never overcome a two-point first quarter and suffered their first and only defeat of the season, 40-27, to bow out of the Division II state championship tournament.

Read more: No Garden party for girls' basketball