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Barrington dominates Portsmouth in boys’ hoops

By   /  February 21, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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

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 […]

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Tierney scores 29 as Portsmouth cagers defeat Chariho

By   /  February 18, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

The Patriots' senior guard Brennan Tierney scored a career-high 29 points against Chariho.

PORTSMOUTH — Patriots varsity boys’ basketball coach Joe Occhi has been singing the praises of senior guard Brennan Tierney all season. On Tuesday afternoon against Chariho High School, Tierney had his best game yet, scoring a career-high 29 points in the 65-56 win. He sank two 3-pointers and was a perfect five-for-five from the foul line. […]

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NECAP: Some PHS seniors still in limbo

By   /  February 11, 2014  /  Schools  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — About 20 high school seniors still don’t know whether they’ll be getting a diploma in June, following the latest results from the NECAP standardized testing. Forty-seven PHS seniors who scored low on the math portion of the test in their junior year re-took the test in October. Of those, 18 still failed to score […]

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Portsmouth boys show grit in double-OT loss

By   /  February 3, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Ryan McVicker defends against a North Providence player. The Patriots' Chris Carpenzano is in the background.

PORTSMOUTH — You’ve never seen a happier coach after a loss. Joe Occhi was all smiles after his Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity basketball team fell to North Providence, 81-79, in a wild double-overtime thriller Friday night at home. While most coaches may have considered the loss heartbreaking, Mr. Occhi was elated by his team’s never-give-up […]

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Portsmouth boys hoopsters knock off Central Falls

By   /  January 26, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Senior guard Brennan Tierney applies pressure to a Central Falls player. Tierney ended up with 14 points, five steals and four assists.

PORTSMOUTH — After being forced away from the court for a week, the Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity basketball team shook off the rust and posted its most impressive win of the season Friday night. The Patriots knocked off previously undefeated Central Falls at home, 70-63, in a hard-fought game which Portsmouth took over shortly before […]

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Shorthanded Portsmouth team falls in track meet

By   /  January 21, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Portsmouth’s Alex Eyster (right) hands the baton off to teammate John Futoma in the 4x400-meter relay. The Patriots placed second in the event.

PORTSMOUTH — Coming to Providence Career and Technical Academy without some of its best runners, the Portsmouth High School boys’ indoor track team lost to both Coventry and Rogers in the Southern Division dual meet Monday morning. “We were without our best 55 runner, Jalen Perry, our best 1,500 and 300 runner, Sean Blythe, and our […]

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Portsmouth High girls grab 51-33 hoops win

By   /  January 13, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Patriots’ forwards Hanna Taylor (left) and co-captain Katie Wordell fight Exeter/West Greenwich players for the ball Friday night.

PORTSMOUTH — While he was happy with the final score Friday night, Portsmouth High School varsity girls’ basketball coach Richard Glover said there was plenty of room for his team to improve. The Patriots beat Exeter/West Greenwich at home Friday, 51-33. “I’m happy with the win, but a little disappointed in our mental focus and execution,” […]

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Students experiment at Portsmouth High science fair

By   /  January 8, 2014  /  Schools  /  No Comments

Science fair judge Bob Bonin of Amgen interviews sophomore Gabby Armin during the Portsmouth High School science fair Tuesday.

PORTSMOUTH — That old story about Coca Cola rotting your teeth? It’s really lemons that you should be wary of, according to Portsmouth High School sophomore Gabby Armin. For her science fair project presented at the school Tuesday, Gabby focused on “The Fight Between Acid and Teeth.” Contrary to what many people may believe, she learned […]

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Portsmouth girls’ track team goes 1-1 at dual meet

By   /  January 7, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Madeline Hobbs (far left) and Jessica Kaufman of PHS run in one of the 55-meter hurdles heats.

PORTSMOUTH — It was win one, lose one for the Portsmouth High School girls’ indoor track team Saturday. The Patriots competed in a dual meet Saturday at Providence Career and Technical Academy in Providence, where they beat Westerly, 67-38, but lost to La Salle, 27.5-80.5. There were several standout showings by the lady Patriots Saturday, according […]

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Portsmouth holiday whale’s name? ‘Snickers’

By   /  December 18, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

This holiday whale decoration on Quaker Hill along East Main Road, put up by the Craft family, was used in a fund-raising effort by PHS senior Erica Chase.

PORTSMOUTH — You’ve seen it countless times as you’ve driven past it on the Quaker Hill portion of East Main Road. Now the glowing holiday whale that gushes candy canes from its blowhole has a name: “Snickers.” A recent “name-the-whale” contest was initiated by Portsmouth High School student Erica Chase as part of her senior […]

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