Author Archives: Rich Dionne


Lady Eagles cruise into semifinals, topple SK, 42-36

Lady Eagles cruise into semifinals, topple SK, 42-36

PROVIDENCE—The Barrington High School girls’ basketball team toppled over South Kingstown, 42-36, in a Division I quarterfinal game at Rhode Island College on Friday night. The more physical and energetic Lady Eagles led from start to finish, holding an 11-point advantage at halftime. Barrington led by double digits through most of the second half. South

Photo by Rich Dionne
Senior guard Matt Scott scored 19 points against West Warwick.

Mt. Hope beats West Warwick, heads to quarterfinals

WARWICK—The Mt. Hope High School Basketball team came from behind to beat West Warwick, 74-62, in the first round of the sixteen team State Tournament at CCRI on Wednesday night. Huskies junior forward Alexander Francis lead all scoring with 24 points. Senior guard Matt Scott netted 19 points and senior guard Kyle Valenzuela added 11.


Photos: Barrington defeats Juanita Sanchez, advances to quarterfinals

PROVIDENCE—The Barrington High School Basketball team defeated Division III champion, Juanita Sanchez Charter School, 77-61, at Rhode Island College in the first round of the sixteen team State Basketball Tournament on Wednesday night. The Eagles move on to play Coventry in the quarterfinals on Sunday at Brown University. Barrington used their size on offense and


Wildcats’ dream season ends in D-3 final 45-34

 By Steve Vierra The Westport boys basketball team’s remarkable season came to an end Saturday afternoon at the hands of Cardinal Spellman in the Division 3 championship of the South Sectional Basketball Tournament. The second seeded Brockton team defeated the fourth seeded Wildcats 45-34 in the UMass Boston gym before a full house of fans

Photos by Rich Dionne
Sophomore Victoria Gendreau performs her floor routine for judges during a recent competition.

Mt. Hope gymnasts to compete in individual state meet

Two Mt. Hope High School gymnasts, sophomores Victoria Gendreau and Jordan Masaitis qualified for the individual state gymnastics championships at RIC on Feb. 15. Gendreau qualified on all four events, bars, beam, floor and vault. Masaitis qualified on the vault. “Victoria Gendreau has worked hard this season and has come a long way. I am

Alexandria Pierre-Etienne leads the group in a Haitian dance at Common Fence Music Saturday.

Drumming out ‘Songs of Freedom’ in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — On Saturday Common Fence Music presented “Songs of Freedom,” a free interactive workshop for kids and their families with Zili Misik, an all-female band. Participants sang, clapped, drummed and danced to Haitian rhythms and songs, including Ibo, the dance of freedom. The program was funded in part by the New England States Touring program


Broadway comes to Portsmouth

The Dr. Robert A. Davidson Charitable Fund presented “Broadway From Then ‘Til Now 4,” a concert of Broadway show tunes, old and new, Saturday night at Portsmouth High School. All proceeds from the show benefit Portsmouth schools, Looking Upwards and other local causes. The charitable fund was formed in memory of Dr. Robert A. Davidson, a Portsmouth


Sun, low tide bring quahoggers to mill gut

BRISTOL—Quahoggers crawled like spider crabs over the marsh and through the ebbing streams of water in the mill gut at Colt State Park on Friday afternoon.  The combination of an extremely low tide and the warm winter sun brought over two dozen fishermen with rakes and floating baskets looking to reap the benefits of a


Photos: East Bay braves cold to sled and shovel

Despite a whipping-frigid wind and a temperature that refused to break 18 degrees, sledders braved area sledding spots, Silver Spring Golf Course, Potato Hill and Hathaway School to enjoy the fresh snow. Others broke out their snow blowers, plows and shovels to clear their driveways. One new homeowner in Little Compton looked outside at his new