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Hailey Gablinske (right) with her mom, Leanne, who passed away in December. This photo appears on Hailey’s Facebook page.

Portsmouth student’s event memorializes best friend: Mom

Portsmouth student’s event memorializes best friend: Mom

PORTSMOUTH — When Zumba classes started up at the Common Fence Point Improvement Association Hall about two years ago, it was only fitting that Hailey Gablinske and her mom, Leanne, would enroll in the dance fitness classes together. That’s just what they did. “We did a lot together. We were really active in the neighborhood with

Lance Mitchell of Team Brazil spikes the ball en route to his team’s thrilling victory over Team Mexico. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

At Portsmouth High: ‘Eu sou Brasileiro!’ (gallery)

PORTSMOUTH — It was a back-and-forth thriller, but Team Brazil finally downed Team Mexico, 26-24, in the finals of the 22nd annual International Volleyball Tournament at Portsmouth High School Friday. Students picked their own teams and the countries they represented for the two-day intramural tournament, which is sponsored by the PHS foreign language department. After beating Team

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 — 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

Some parents who are opposed to the PARCC test say these “badges” can be handed out to teachers if their children are too shy to verbally refuse the test.

Portsmouth expects some students to refuse PARCC

PORTSMOUTH — Although the school district has no formal provision for parents to have their children opt out of the PARCC assessments beginning next week, Assistant Superintendent Thomas W. Kenworthy Friday said he expects a “handful” of pupils will refuse to take the test. On Monday, March 16, the district will begin the first round of

Patriots cheerleader Janelle Dublin (left) hugs teammate Eve Lowriemore as Athletic Director Steve Trezvant (background) looks on. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth cheerleaders win big in R.I. championship

PORTSMOUTH — Smiling, energetic, athletic and near perfect in synchronization, the Portsmouth High School competitive cheerleading squad took first place in the large division at the Rhode Island State Championship meet on Sunday. After watching the team of 15 girls run through their routine for the judges, head coach Deb Valente called the performance “really

Ellen Trost, here getting her head shaved last year for a St. Baldrick's fund-raiser, is hosting a similar event as part of her senior project Saturday.

Getting clipped for a cause in Portsmouth Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — The more hair you see on the floor of the old gym at Portsmouth High School Saturday, the brighter the future may be for those diagnosed with childhood cancer. Ellen Trost, a student at Portsmouth High School, is hosting the school’s first “St. Baldrick’s” fund-raiser Saturday during which volunteers will sacrifice nearly all of