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Tiverton girls basketball team beat Mt. Hope 40-29 in a physical division II match up at Mt. Hope High School on Friday night. The game featured tough defensive play between the east bay rivals. Bodies crashed under the basket vying for rebounds and they hit the floor in the front court as both teams set traps and made steals. The win evened the Tigers record at 3-3 and dropped the Huskies record to 1-7.  more
The Barrington High School boys hockey team took advantage of the holiday weekend by traveling to Connecticut on Monday for a non-league game against the New Canaan Red Rams.   It was a … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity gymnastics team took first place in a meet against Barrington and Middletown on Sunday at Prestige Fitness & Gymnastics … more
The Westport girls basketball team fell 43-38 to Fairhaven in a non league home game on Wednesday night. The lost dropped the team’s overall record to 2-4. Junior guard and co-captain Leah … more
The indoor track teams competed in regular season meets this week. On Thursday, Jan. 6, the boys team defeated Mt. Pleasant (93-7), Wheeler (89-18) and Hope (98-0).  “Despite a day … more
George Finn has been dealing with a lot of curveballs recently — and it’s not even baseball season.  The director of athletics and student activities at Barrington High School has … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Trailing for most of three quarters, including a 10-point deficit at halftime, the East Providence High School boys’ basketball team rallied in the second half to defeat … more
The Barrington High School boys hockey team outscored Mt. Hope 12-0 in the annual Medeiros Memorial Cup game at Portsmouth Abbey on Wednesday night, Jan. 5. The game served as a big win for both … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Little is “normal” in these COVID-19 pandemic times, but things have returned kind of close for the East Providence High School wrestling team as the Townies began … more
The Mt. Hope/East Providence High School boys’ hockey co-operative, now in its second season, has some work to do in the new year if the local entry expects to make a Division III playoff appearance. more
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