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Hayden Therault of the Portsmouth High School unified basketball team tries to break free of a Rogers defender. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth students’ senior projects boost unified sports

Portsmouth students’ senior projects boost unified sports

PORTSMOUTH — Dennis DeJesus, director of Special Olympics Rhode Island, liked what he saw inside the gym at Portsmouth High School. All around him, athletes with various disabilities and their helpers/coaches were enjoying the thrill of athletic competition on three different basketball courts. The injury fund unified basketball tournament held Wednesday, featuring six teams from around the

Patriots' senior guard Evan Moore works around Middletown defenders. Photo by Tim Marshall.

Portsmouth falls to Islanders in D-II playoff hoops

PORTSMOUTH — It was a reversal of fortune for the Portsmouth High School varsity boys’ basketball team Saturday night against its island rivals. Earlier this month, the Patriots upset Middletown High School in a tight contest at home, 56-53. But in another close one in the Division II preliminary round on the road Saturday, Portsmouth came out

Freshman guard Chris Herren drives the lane for a layup against Snowden Sunday. He finished with 26 points. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Young Portsmouth hoopsters improving every game

PORTSMOUTH — Freshman Chris Herren — son of the former Boston Celtic, author and inspirational speaker whose name he shares — made his presence known during an invitational holiday basketball tournament at Portsmouth High School Sunday night. Playing against the Snowden International School Cougars from Boston, the 6-foot-tall guard led the Patriots with 26 points — including two,

Portsmouth's Brennan Tierney tries to slip past the Eagles' Cameron Reilly as he drives to the hoop.

Barrington dominates Portsmouth in boys’ hoops

PORTSMOUTH — Barrington High School’s Corey Daugherty shot a game-high 31 points as the Eagles beat the Portsmouth Patriots boys’ varsity basketball team tonight in convincing fashion, 67-43. Portsmouth held tough early on but the Eagles started putting some distance between them and the Patriots shortly before the end of the first half and never looked

Henry Bolton, who played two years of basketball for Portsmouth High School, has verbally committed to Utah State University next year.

Former Portsmouth hoopster to play for Division 1 college

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School basketball coach Joe Occhi said basketball wunderkind Henry Bolton arrived as a freshman out of nowhere several years ago. “Henry was a complete surprise. I think he literally got here from Japan the day of the tryouts,” said Mr. Occhi, noting that Henry’s mother, Zeporah Dasher, is in the U.S.