Author Archives: Rich Dionne

Mt. Hope 220 pound sophomore Tylor Fenwick celebrates after pinning Chariho’s Salvatore Desantis in the second period and winning the state championship in the finals round. Photos by Rich Dionne

Three bring medals to Mt. Hope at State wrestling championship

Three bring medals to Mt. Hope at State wrestling championship

By Eric Dickervitz Members of the Mt. Hope wrestling team retained the Huskies’ championship caliber at the State Championships on Saturday, Feb. 28, collecting two gold and one silver medals in the team’s third place finish. Throughout the season, Collin Cardoso, Christian Torres and Tylor Fenwick remained undefeated in Division I. For Cardoso and

Seniors Grecia Restituyo  (left) and Sarah Middleton and their teammates embrace after the win. Photos by Rich Dionne

Photos: Barrington girls are division champs

The Barrington High School girls’ basketball team won the Division One championship on Saturday night, defeating Bay View, 48-37, at Rhode Island College. The Barrington girls’ built an early lead on Saturday, as senior guard Sarah Middleton scored 10 of her team’s first 14 points. Middleton finished the game with 15 points. Sophomore Grace Coutu

Huskies gymnast Kelsey Gonzalez hits the vault during the state gymnastics meet. 
Photos by Rich Dionne

Mt. Hope takes second in State Gymnastics meet

By Eric Dickevitz The Mt Hope High School gymnastics team finished second behind Exeter West Greenwich in Division II at the Rhode Island Interscholastic State Gymnastics Team Meet on Sunday, Feb. 22. at Rhode Island College.  Mt. Hope scored, 126.45, as a team, while the knights scored, 129.325. The Huskies, 7-3, followed up the Knights, 10-0, during the regular season

Huskies 120 pound wrestler, Collin Cardoso works on Barrington's Sina Anvar during their match at Mt. Hope High School on Thursday night. Photos by Rich Dionne

Mt. Hope wrestlers slam Barrington, 51-22

by Eric Dickervitz The Mt. Hope High School wrestling team clinched Division I-B on Thursday, Feb. 12, handily defeating Barrington High School, 51-22. The Eagles never stood a chance against the top-rated Huskies, taking only four of the 12 matches, and getting pinned in five others. Collin Cardoso and Tylor Fenwick remained undefeated, each

Mt. Hope gymnast Victoria Gendreau performs the floor exercise during the team's meet in Middletown on Saturday. She scored an 8.8 on the floor and 35.25 all around. Photos by Rich Dionne

Mt. Hope gymnasts place second at Middletown meet

Mt. Hope High School gymnastics team placed second at a meet on Saturday at the YMCA in Middletown. The Huskies scored 124.55 points, behind Exeter-West Greenwich (129.8), and in front of Middletown (118.3) and Portsmouth (117.85). The Huskies also placed second at a meet in Exeter West Greenwich on Sunday. The Huskies scored 125.90 points

Tigers forward Katie Philips shoots over Huskies guard Sarah Barboza on a second half fast break during their game at Mt. Hope on Friday night. 
Photos by Rich Dionne

Tigers take down Huskies in girls’ hoops

by Eric Dickervitz The Tiverton High School girls’ basketball team overcame a 27-20 halftime deficit against Mt. Hope on Friday, Jan. 30, rallying in the second half to a 53-45 victory. The foul prone Huskies gave the Tigers 36 free throw attempts on which the Tiverton girls capitalized by adding a game-changing 23 points

Rick Souza (left) and Jim Tavares attack a mound of snow.

Photos: Juno blasts through Sakonnet area

By Tom Killin Dalglish SAKONNET AREA — Juno blasted through these towns late Monday through Tuesday leaving plow crews drained after near 35-hour shifts and occasional white-knuckle rides down roads in whiteout conditions. The payoff of all that work — schools were due to reopen Thursday after a two-day closure, roads were mostly in

A snowy owl stops to have a look around at the top of the Audubon building at Sachuest Point in Middletown. Photos by Rich Dionne

Snowy owls are back at Sachuest Point

MIDDLETOWN—A pair of snowy owls basked in the sun while hikers and photographers gazed and snapped photos at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday afternoon. One of the raptors sat on top of a wooden overlook close to the parking lot and was guarded by Audubon staff.  Another soaked in the sun on top of a

Concert band trumpeters Stephen Johnston (mid-left) and Andrew Bowser enjoy the snow during Sleigh Ride. Photos by Rich Dionne

Photos: Rip-roaring good time at BHS Winter Concert

The Barrington High School concert and jazz bands wowed family members and friends with terrific performances during their 2014 Winter Concert at John R. Gray Auditorium on Dec. 9. In front of a jam-packed audience, the concert band played, Blue Ridge Saga, Trail of Tears, Rhosymedre, Mount Everest and Sleigh Ride. The Jazz band played, I Got Plenty