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Sixth-grader Mateo Joseph and fourth-graders Morgan Sullivan, Connor Andrews and Ignatio Burgos (from left) go through a number on their violins. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth students get schooled in strings

Portsmouth students get schooled in strings

PORTSMOUTH — Eleven-year-old Mateo Joseph’s been playing violin for only one year, but you’d never know that after hearing his gorgeous tone. “He’s got natural talent,” says Gael Berberick. Violin isn’t Mateo’s only instrument. The school band member also plays piano, saxophone, recorder and, he points outs, “I’m trying to kind of teach myself how to

Nicole Takacs won a Bronze Medal in the ISI Artistic Freestyle 4 for her age category.

Portsmouth sisters shine in ice skating competition

PORTSMOUTH — Two local sisters represented Rhode Island as they competed in the 2015 Bay State Winter Games held in Williamstown, Mass. Feb. 20-22. The annual event invites skaters from all six New England states to compete in United States Figure Skating (USFS) and Ice Skating Institute (ISI) events which are qualifiers for the bi-annual State

Portsmouth assistant coach Kayla Dallaire (left) looks on as Jennah Bolton performs on the bars. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth gymnasts take 3rd in state meet

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School gymnastics team took third place in Division II during the state championship meet held Sunday at Rhode Island College. The Patriots scored 115.6 points, behind Exeter-West Greenwich and Mt. Hope. PHS sophomore Mackenzie Brow led the Patriots in every event and finished with an overall score of 31.75. She also

Vincent Downs-Honey came in fourth in the 100-yard backstroke. Photo by Alex Watrous.

Portsmouth fares well in state swim meet

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School fared better than any other Division II boys’ team in the state swimming championships Saturday at Brown University. The Patriots scored 144 points came in sixth place overall as a team in the competition, which was won by Hendricken. Portsmouth’s Ben Steen came in second place in the 50-yard freestyle.

Portsmouth High’s Greta Scott sticks the landing during the long jump finals. She took second place in the 300-meter run. Photo by Tim Marshall.

Portsmouth girl takes 2nd in 300 at states

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School senior Greta Scott took second place in the 300-meter run in the 2015 State Indoor Track & Field Championships Saturday at the Providence Career and Technical Academy. Scott’s time was 42.03, about a second behind first-place winner Quashira McIntosh of Hope. La Salle’s boys’ and girls’ teams both won the state

Junior Haley Alves struggles for rebounding position following a free throw. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth girls advance in D-I playoffs

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity basketball team kept its Division-I playoff hopes alive with a convincing 54-44 victory over Westerly at home Saturday afternoon. Westerly was 2-16 coming into the D-I preliminary round matchup against the 7-11 Patriots. Portsmouth led by only 2 points at halftime, 23-21, but outscored the Bulldogs in 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

Laurie Davidson Spaner, a daughter of the late Dr. Robert A. Davidson, performs at the “Broadway From Then ’Til Now” concert on Feb. 1 Photo by Jim McGaw.

Letter: ‘Broadway From Then ’Til Now’ a big success!

To the editor: The fifth concert in memory of Dr. Robert A. Davidson, a Portsmouth resident and dentist in Tiverton, was held on a cold night in February and was a wonderful night of entertainment. Produced and directed by Craig Spaner, Dr. Davidson’s son-in-law and Laurie Davidson Spaner, his daughter, the show was a wonderful