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Photos by Rich Dionne
The Portsmouth Little League 12 year-old All Stars wave to the crowd during the opening ceremony in Bristol on Saturday.

Portsmouth 12s knocked from state championship

Portsmouth 12s knocked from state championship

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Little League 12-year-old All Star team’s state championship run came to a crashing halt in Bristol Sunday afternoon, as Coventry American smacked one ball after another out of the park in cruising to a 12-0 victory. Since home team Coventry was ahead by at least 10 runs after three and a

The Portsmouth 10-year-old All Stars celebrate their district title win Saturday night. They’ll play in the state championship in Woonsocket. Photo by Tim Marshall.

Portsmouth Little League hits title trifecta

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Little League scored a hat trick in its district title games over the past few days. All three All-Star teams — the 10-year-olds, 11-year-olds and 12-year-olds — won their respective district titles and advanced to the upcoming state championship round this weekend. According to Little League officials and parents, it’s the first time in memory

Volunteer Michael Raymos (left) makes a new friend near the dunk tank at Glen Park Sunday. Photo by Jim McGaw

Players meet the challenge at Portsmouth Jamboree

PORTSMOUTH — Ann-Marie Dincher fought back tears as she tried to explain what the Challenger League has meant to her 7-year-old son, Luke, and her family. “We started this program when he turned 5,” said Ms. Dincher, the coach of the GSV Challenger team from Jersey Shore, Penn., which traveled to the annual Challenger Jamboree

Tim McGuire prepares to slide into third during the Portsmouth 9-10 Little League All Star team’s win over New Hampshire in the New England Regional Tournament in Cranston last August.

Changes coming for Portsmouth Little League

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Little League is instituting changes this spring in hopes of re-energizing a league that’s lost players some over the years. Todd Lacy, the league’s new president, says the ultimate goal is simple: getting more kids involved in baseball. “Little League in general has lost players due to other club sports — lacrosse and what

Members of the Portsmouth 9-10 Little League All Star team, which represented Rhode Island in the New England Regional Tournament in Cranston last week, tip their hats to their parents after beating New Hampshire Thursday. The team didn't win the tournament, but ended it on a high note with a thrilling come-from-behind victory.

Portsmouth does R.I. proud in regional tourney

PORTSMOUTH —  Going into last Thursday’s game against New Hampshire, Bob Yates knew his team probably wasn’t going to advance any further in the New England Little League regional tournament for 9- to 10-year-olds. Portsmouth and New Hampshire each entered the game at the Sen. John Chafee Athletic Complex in Cranston with a 2-1 record.

Monday's starting pitcher Will Pierce throws to first. Portsmouth lost to Vermont, 13-9.

Portsmouth splits two in New England regionals

PORTSMOUTH —  When the Portsmouth 9-10 Little League All Star team beat Cranston West to win the state championship July 28, team manager Bob Yates thought his season was over. Little did he know that the win qualified his team for the New England regional tournament, which began Saturday. “I didn’t think I’d be coaching

Dan McCarty, working on an art project at the middle school recently, puts classmates at ease by talking openly to them about his disease. "I just enjoy doing a lot of things that other kids like to do. I love talking, I like to learn," he says. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Despite disease, Portsmouth boy is unbreakable

PORTSMOUTH — Dan McCarty has fractured more than 350 bones in his 10 years. But his zest for life — and empathy for others — will never be shattered. A parable in 12 parts. 1. When people first meet 10-year-old Dan McCarty, they’re often startled by his appearance. Some look away, but others — usually younger kids — will go

Nicky Spaner, Kayla Parsons and Katie Spaner (from left) throw out the first pitch Saturday. Catching were Adam and Justin Parsons. All are grandchildren of the late Dr. Robert Davidson, a longtime softball coach. The field was dedicated to Dr. Davidson after his death in 2005.

Slimmed-down Portsmouth Little League kicks off season

PORTSMOUTH — Their numbers may be down, but their collective voices are louder than ever. Continuing a time-honored tradition on Opening Day Saturday, the Portsmouth Little League team that screamed the loudest earned free hot dogs at the concession stand. The players were obviously frankfurter fans, as their high-pitched wailing prompted some teammates and parents