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The story of East Providence High School senior basketball standout Levi Jacobs is certainly one of pain, definitely one of perseverance and, for good measure, one of pride..."Townie Pride." The … more
After winning only two meets last season, the Mt. Hope gymnastics team had reason to celebrate this year,  and to look forward to the future. The team placed third in Division II during the gymnastics state championships at Rhode Island College on Saturday. more
The East Providence High School girls' swim squad took home the first title of any kind in recent program history after the Townies won the Division IV Championship Meet Friday night, Feb. 16, at … more
For just the second time in history and the first time in 32 years, public institutions swept the respective boys' and girls' indoor track and field titles after Barrington and West Warwick High … more
The Westport basketball team celebrated senior night then fell to Blue Hills 57-38 on their final game of the season on Friday night. Seniors Fotis Machairas, Chris Duarte, Anthony Raposa, Nick … more
Helena Hyde finished second in the high jump and helped the Barrington High School girls indoor track team earn a seventh-place finish at the state track championship meet on Saturday, Feb. 17. … more
PORTSMOUTH — Sean Gray’s only a sophomore, but he’s already proven himself to be one of the best runners in Portsmouth High School’s history. On Saturday during the … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High gymnasts are division champions for the first time in 18 years. The Patriots captured the Division II title at the RIIL Gymnastics Team and Individual … more
The Barrington High School gymnastics team scored 137.45 points and finished third in the state championship meet on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Rhode Island College.   The Warwick Co-op team won … more
PROVIDENCE — The Warwick High School co-operative and Portsmouth gymnastics squads were the winners of the Division I and II titles Saturday afternoon, Feb. 17, at the 2024 Rhode Island … more
The Barrington High School boys indoor track team highlighted a memorable season by winning the state championship on Saturday, Feb. 17.   It was the first-ever state title for a BHS boys … more
PORTSMOUTH — In front of a packed house Wednesday afternoon, the Portsmouth Middle School girls’ basketball team defeated Thompson Middle School, 38-31, to claim the title of … more
The Barrington Youth Basketball Association recently crowned its recreational league champions.   Tenacious D, coached by Todd St. Onge and Anna Slaybaugh, won the championship in the Girls … more
The East Providence High School basketball teams finished their respective Division I schedules in recent days, the playoff-bound boys' squad earned a crucial upset road win over rival LaSalle … more
The championship season for the East Providence High School indoor track and field athletes along with their peers concludes for the most part this weekend with the 2024 Rhode Island Interscholastic … more
It is a special team. That is how Coach Stephen Lenz describes this year’s Barrington High School girls basketball team, which currently stands in first place in Division I.   Lenz, … more
East Providence High School hockey players scored goals, but their sides each lost late-season games last weekend. The East Bay Eagles girls' hockey co-op dropped a 9-3 decision to Mount St. … more
The East Providence High School swimming teams concluded their 2023-24 regular seasons in recent days, the girls finished with an unblemished 6-0 record and with the program's first dual meet title … more
The Barrington High School boys basketball team extended its home winning streak to 19 games after defeating Mount Pleasant 68-35 on Friday night, Feb. 9. The Eagles improved to 19-1 overall and … more
Barrington fell to 6-4-1 in Division I standings after losing to Burrillville 4-2 on Friday night. The loss dropped the Eagles into sixth place in the division.   Barrington held a 2-1 lead … more
Sometimes season’s go south before they even get started. It can happen in the blink of an eye. This season the Huskies saw it coming. It’s been the same for the Mt. Hope/East Providence … more
Korynne Holden scored her 1000th point as the Westport girls’ basketball team trampled Avon 58-22 in a league home game on Friday night. Holden, the Wildcats’ senior point guard, … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High boys’ varsity hockey team defeated South Kingstown on Saturday for its third straight win. The 5-1 victory over the Rebels at Portsmouth Abbey … more
The East Providence High School boys' basketball team locked up a seeding in the top half of the upcoming Division I league playoffs and moved a couple of points closer to securing a return trip to … more
The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 were unveiled last weekend between periods of the Providence Bruins-Hershey Bears “Hall of … more
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