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Riverside's Taylor Babcock winds up for a pitch.

Riverside girls softball beats Chariho, heads to semifinals

Riverside girls softball beats Chariho, heads to semifinals

  The Riverside girls softball team crushed undefeated Chariho, 10-1, in the quarterfinals game on Friday afternoon. The Vikings offense exploded for seven runs in the first inning. Raevyn Watson led off with a walk.  Caroline Feeley then executed a perfect bunt. Consecutive singles by Alyssa Guarino and Shelby Mello scored Watson and Feeley. Chariho’s ace pitcher then walked the


Photos: Barrington girls lacrosse win D-I championship

PROVIDENCE—Barrington’s Lady Eagles defeated Moses Brown, 14-11, to win the RIIL Division I Girls Lacrosse Championship at Brown University on Saturday evening. The Lady Eagles led from start to finish despite a scoring drought and a let down in the second half where the Quakers cut their lead to, 12-10, with 3:29 left to go in


Barrington Lacrosse beats Hawks, heads to championship

PROVIDENCE—The Barrington High School Lacrosse team throttled Bishop Hendricken, 12-6, in the Division I semifinal game at Brown University on Thursday night. The Eagles down 3-0 to Hendricken at halftime, scored four goals in five minutes to take a 4-3 lead. The Eagles kept up the attack scoring nine goals in the third period and three more


Carla Braga is crowned 2014 Miss Fourth of July

BRISTOL—Carla Braga was crowned 2014 Miss Fourth of July and Reyn Ferris was crowned 2014 Little Miss fourth of July during the Bristol Fourth of July Committee pageant on Saturday night.  Check the Bristol Phoenix for more in depth coverage of the event.

Students perform at a recent One Amazing Night at Barrington Middle School.

Photos: Musical talent showcased at One Amazing Night

Barrington Middle School pops and jazz bands entertained students, faculty, family and friends as they enjoyed burgers and barbecue while sitting at round tables set in front of the school during the school’s celebration called One Amazing Night on Thursday, May 15. The chorus also performed Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” and other selections

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Tiverton firefighters rush Tiverton High School senior Mackenzie Mello onto a stretcher during a mock crash caused by a texting driver in the high school parking lot on Thursday.

THS senior’s own crash led to texting crusade

By Bruce Burdett The crash outside Tiverton High School Thursday was horrific. Blood by the quart splashed over victims and vehicles, bones snapped and young people screamed in pain. There was no helping one girl — rescuers covered her body with a sheet. It was also fake, organized by senior Emily Machado to scare the


Photos: Riverside bests Martin is annual softball game

EAST PROVIDENCE—Riverside Middle School beat Martin Middle School, 8-4, at East Providence High School last week in their annual softball game as both teams sported their new uniforms supplied by Project 106. Taylor Babcock pitched for Riverside and Ashlyn Messier threw for Martin in the fast-pitch contest.  

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Former Barrington student shows his art

Photography student Tim Marshall of Barrington will feature his art work along with his peers in a photography exhibition called “Single Reflex” at Machines with Magnets in Providence on Saturday, May 10, from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. The exhibit features the art work of nine students from the Rhode Island College advanced photography program.

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Mt. Hope Unified team defeats Tiverton, preps for playoffs

The Mt. Hope unified basketball team finished its regular season on Monday, April 28 with a 54-41 win over Tiverton High School, giving the Huskies a 5-2 record for the season. Their last regular season basketball game pitted the Huskies against neighboring rivals, the Tiverton Tigers whose season ended with a record of 1-5. “It


Photos: Martin Middle School bests Riverside in baseball duel

Martin Middle School bests Riverside, 6-2, in a baseball duel between the two East Providence middle schools at Piece field on a chilly Tuesday afternoon. Both teams wore their new uniforms for the occasion. Martin in a cobalt-blue and Riverside brandishing Townie red. Rosters of both teams are below. Martin Middle School: Ryan Wood Robbie