Author Archives: Steve Rogers

Westport’s Steve Hartnett (left) and West Bridgewater’s Derek O’Brien chase a bouncing ball.

Second-half surge leads West Bridgewater past Westport

Second-half surge leads West Bridgewater past Westport

No. 1 seed in Division 4 South Sectional playoffs eliminates Wildcats By Steve Rogers WEST BRIDGEWATER —Top-seeded West Bridgewater High School broke open a close game with two goals in less than a minute to start the second half en route to a 5-0 win over Westport in a boys’ soccer Division 4 South Sectional


Confident East Providence opens boys’ outdoor track season with a sweep

NEWPORT — The East Providence High School boys’ track team, despite arriving late for its April 1 meet in Newport and not being able to participate in the 3,000, and despite vying in windy and rainy conditions, still managed to sweep to victories over Portsmouth and host Rogers. The Townies edged Portsmouth 78-76 and downed

Mt. Hope playoff comeback bid falls just short

There is one basketball adage that rings true, agonizingly true for the Mt. Hope High boys’ basketball squad Wednesday night. The team that lives by the 3 dies by the 3. The Huskies have embraced the long ball all season, bombing their merry way to 11 Division-Three wins, 14 overall victories and to their first

Jen Alves tips the ball over the net.

Westport spikers have their way with Avon

By Steve Rogers WESTPORT — If only the outcomes of the prior Westport High girls’ team’s volleyball games were like the 3-0 win over Avon High Friday night, the Wildcats would be playoff bound. But not all the other matches ended similarly leaving the Wildcats one tantalizing win short of qualifying for the state tournament.

Mt. Hope's Duane Adkins controls the ball while Narragansett's Alec Cotroneo closes in.

Mt. Hope boys’ soccer team edged by division leaders

  NARRAGANSETT — Two high school boys’ soccer teams heading in opposite directions in the Division-Two standings met last Wednesday,, Oct. 17 in Narragansett with the Mariners sneaking out a 2-0 victory over Mt. Hope. Narragansett elevated its record to 8-1-4 while the Huskies slid to 2-10-1. Surprisingly, Mt. Hope has a legitimate shot at


Portsmouth gridders take down Tiverton

PORTSMOUTH — The local high school football season officially began Thursday night when Portsmouth defeated Tiverton 22-0 in the annual Injury Fund half-game at Portsmouth High School. The Division-One Patriots scored touchdowns on their first two offensive possessions and again on their fourth and final possession. The Division-Three Tigers started slow before settling in and