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Portsmouth's Dylan Young hacks the ball and stick out of the hands of Tiverton's Mac Leys at midfield during Friday's game. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Good start for Portsmouth boys’ lacrosse team

Good start for Portsmouth boys’ lacrosse team

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School varsity boys’ lacrosse team won its first two games of the season when it defeated the Tiverton/Rogers high schools’ co-op squad on Friday, 6-4, and then Narragansett on Tuesday, 9-4. Friday’s matchup was a non-league game. Portsmouth is in Division II South, while Tiverton/Rogers is a Division III team. The

And they're off — runners bolt from the starting line of the Nayatt 1-mile race Saturday.

Hundreds run in annual Nayatt 5K events

A crowd of runners and onlookers stopped by Nayatt Elementary School in Barrington on Saturday for the Nayatt 5K 1-mile race, 5K, and 50-yard dashes. Following are the top 100 finishers from the 1-mile race and 5K: Nayatt 1-mile results 1. Lachlan Bishop 11 6:13 2. Dylan Buchanan 11 7:07 3. Violet Gagliano 9 7:10

Barrington High School's Helen Prates and Derek Carlson are pictured with RI Governor Gina Raimondo after they received Hobey Baker Character Awards.

Barrington players win Hobey Baker awards

Barrington High School’s Helen Prates and Derek Carlson were recognized with 2015 Hobey Baker Character Awards recently. Helen is a four-year player for the BHS girls’ ice hockey team and was a starter in net for the Eagles this year. “Helen is a very good goaltender, but more importantly, she represents exactly what Hobey Baker

Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. — East Providence High lacrosse players practice for the upcoming season in between snow piles on the school grounds.

East Providence spring sports teams contend with snow-covered fields

EAST PROVIDENCE — After East Providence and much of Rhode Island faced one of the harshest winters on record, it now poses a challenge for the spring high school sports seeking to begin on time. While most East Providence High School spring teams have been practicing since March 16, almost all with the exception of

George Finn has won the NIAAA State Award.

Barrington High School’s AD earns state award

George Finn, the director of athletics and student activities at Barrington High School, has been named the winner of this year’s NIAAA (National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association) State Award for Rhode Island — the honor is bestowed on the athletic director who has distinguished himself on a national level. He will receive his award at

Bob Gourley (second from left) stands with BHS weight throwers Bobby Colantonio, Adam Kelly and Mike Alvernaz (from left to right).

Barrington volunteer is track coach of the year

Bob Gourley was recognized by his peers as the 2015 Rhode Island Coach-of-the-Year at the recent Rhode Island Track Coaches’ Association Boys’ Indoor Track banquet. The recognition was based not only on the performance of three of his stand-out student-athletes — Adam Kelly, Bobby Colantonio and Mike Alvernaz finished first, second, and fourth in Rhode

Barrington sophomore Michael Grieve advances the puck down the ice. 

Barrington hockey bounced by Burrillville in playoffs

The run is over. The Barrington High School boys’ hockey team’s run through the Division One playoffs came to an end on Saturday night, as the Eagles dropped their second straight game against Burrillville and were eliminated from postseason contention. Barrington, which opened the playoffs with a pair of wins against Prout, lost 6-1 in